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Bomb Threat Called in to 4 Local Schools

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Students at four Rapides Parish schools evacuated this morning because of bomb scares, though nothing was found.
The phone calls disrupted the morning at Pineville High, ASH, Brame Junior High and Bolton. Alexandria police say the phone call to Alexandria Senior High came in just before 10:40 this morning. About the same time, calls with similar [...]

Pineville Police Officer Kills Man With Sword

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A Pineville police officer kills a man they say threatened him with a large sword.
The man who died is 40-year-old Christopher Shane LeBlanc. He lived in the 500 block of Cummins Street, where the shooting happened.
Pineville police were called to the scene for a reported disturbance. Rapides detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting at the [...]

Jury Convicts Sanders of Capital Murder

An Alexandria federal court jury of six men and six women convicts Thomas Sanders of capital murder.
The prosecution is asking for the death penalty in the death of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts. The death penalty phase will begin a week from tomorrow.
The little girl’s body was found by hunters four years ago in Catahoula Parish.
Sanders confessed [...]

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin Reports to Prison

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reports to the Texarkana Federal Correction Institution with just 20 minutes to spare before the noon deadline today. He’ll serve 10-years for corruption. He walked into the minimum-security prison with his wife, daughter and sons at his side.
Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts related to bribes he [...]

Crew of USS Alexandria Receives Key to City

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The crew of a nuclear sub named for the city of Alexandria is in town through Thursday and ABC 31 News Reporter Bennett Roland Junior got to meet them and has this report to share.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/5/14

Services Saturday Morning for Sammy Dunbar

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Services are tomorrow morning at 11 at Saint James Episcopal Church for prominent Alexandria businessman Sammy Dunbar. He passed away a week ago after a lengthy illness; he was 82.
Dunbar was President of Clark-Dunbar, a home furnishings company in Alexandria, and was a well-known civic leader. He is survived by his children and their families. [...]

Qualification Lawsuit Against Landrieu Dismissed

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A lawsuit, challenging senator Landrieu’s qualification to run for re-election, is no more.
This morning, Judge Wilson Fields dismissed State Representative, Paul Hollis’ case against Landrieu that claimed she’s not a full-time resident of Louisiana.  He ruled the lawsuit, was premature, based on what’s stated in the U.S. Constitution, which says a candidate must be a [...]

Concerned Citizens Group Hosts 18 Candidates for Office

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18 candidates crowded into Kees Park last night as guests of the Pineville Concerned Citizens. The candidates included those for congress, DA, judgeships and city marshal.
The candidates were given time to make their pitches, answer questions from panelists and push their platforms with campaign literature.
This group also sponsored a forum last year when there was [...]

Detectives Say Pawn Shop Robbery was Inside Job

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An Alexandria pawnshop is held up this morning, and detectives say it was an inside job.
Rapides deputies say the South Circle Pawnshop was held up about 8:30 this morning, the robber taking several thousand dollars and injuring an employee on his way out.
A search began for a lone gunman, but the picture quickly changed for [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Pineville Judge Candidates

The Exchange Club continues with its forums today with candidates from Pineville for the city and ward court judge there.
Four are on the November 4th primary.

Also in the race is Gary Hays, who had a scheduling conflict. Next week the club will hear from three candidates for the “G” division judgeship on the 9th Judicial [...]