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Alexandria PD Investigating Afternoon Shooting

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Alexandria police are investigating a homicide on Chester Street in Alexandria after a man dies from a gunshot wound.  The name of the victim is being withheld, until his next of kin is notified.
It happened about 12:45pm in the 100 block of Chester.

Police say the victim is young, and they do not yet appear to [...]

Pineville Police Searching for 2 Runaways

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Authorities are searching for two runaways from the Louisiana Youth Challenge Program in Pineville.
Lexie Brooks, 16
This is Lexie Brooks and she is from Jena.  She’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds.
Caitlan Dubois, for whom we don’t yet have a picture, is from Denham Springs, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and [...]

Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire This Morning

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A mobile home is destroyed by fire this morning, but fortunately no one was hurt.
The fire happened around 9 on Brown’s Bend Road, and the parish fire department responded.
Authorities say no one was living in the home so investigators are treating it as arson.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/31/14

Pineville Attorney Announces Candidacy for Judge

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A Pineville attorney is announcing her candidacy for city and ward judge elections this fall.  She’s Lauren Saucier, who’s seeking to fill a vacancy created by incumbent Phil Terrell, who is to announce this week he’s running for district attorney.
Saucier says her courtroom and life experiences prepare her for this job.  She is a graduate [...]

Open Letter to Louisiana Baptists from Concerned Trustees

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The pressure on embattled Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard is stepping up a notch.  10 members of the Board of Trustees have signed what they call an open letter to Baptists.
They stop short of calling for him to resign.  They’re asking members of the Louisiana Baptist convention churches to hold him accountable.  They list 14 [...]

Student Arrested for Carrying Handgun on Peabody Campus

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A 17-year-old is arrested for taking a handgun on the campus of Peabody high.  Andrew Smith was taken into custody yesterday afternoon.
Rapides deputies say students told a school resource officer the student had a gun.  When he was patted down, they reportedly found an unloaded 25-caliber semi-automatic weapon.
Smith was taken to the parish detention center.
KLAX [...]

State Police Arrest Alleged Child Predator

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State police say they’ve arrested a man they describe as a child predator.
He’s 39-year-old Scott Hebert of Winnfield.  He was arrested yesterday for indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Troopers with the special victims unit say he used social media to contact children in Arkansas ages 10 to 12 and sent them pornographic pictures of himself.
And, [...]

Kent House Hosts KLAX-TV Staff for Open-Hearth Cooking

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A group of volunteers at Kent House in Alexandria are practicing open-hearth cooking.
They cook in a 19th century kitchen, away from the big house, which was common practice in those days for safety reasons.  The seasonal recipes are also taken from the original owners of Kent House.
KLAX-TV General Manager, Ken Nolan, and other staff members [...]

Group of La. College Students, Alumni Attend Protest

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A small group of Louisiana College students and alumni respond to a protest early this morning.  The event was billed as a prayer for progress.
Anonymous flyers circulated the campus last Thursday, calling for the resignation of embattled President Joe Aguillard.
However, the administration reportedly responded by warning students who participated in a planned strike they would [...]

Man Shot to Death at Alexandria Hotel

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Alexandra Police are investigating a shooting death that happened very early this morning at a hotel on North MacArthur.  Police say they found a man dead from a gunshot wound before one this morning at the Select Inn on 2300 North MacArthur.
His identity is not being released until family members are notified.  The matter is [...]