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Job Fair Underway for New Food Businesses

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A job fair is underway through Friday in downtown Alexandria for three new food businesses that are to open this fall. They are opening up inside the old Weiss and Goldring’s building at the corner of Third and Desoto Streets.
One is a restaurant, another is a pastry shop and the third is a sandwich shop. [...]

Arrest Made in Attempted Copper Theft

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Alexandria police arrested Donald Clifton Sr. and charged him with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Just before 8pm last night, APD officers were dispatched to the Hunter Power Electrical Plant in reference to a burglary in progress. Someone called, reporting a man was on the property trying to steal copper [...]

Kennedy Calls for Legislative Oversight of Office of Group Benefits

The most vocal critics of the handling of the health benefits for state workers, including teachers, is State Treasurer John Kennedy. He’s now calling for legislative oversight of the Office of Group Benefits.

Kennedy has said the trust fund for the group benefits was raided by the governor to balance the budget.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

Alabama Fugitive Apprehended in Cenla

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A suspect police say wounded an officer and carjacked another person from Montgomery, Alabama was apprehended in Central Louisiana over the weekend.
ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior has the story.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/7/14

RPSO Searches for Runaway Juvenile

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The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Jacquline Michelle Clark.
Clark is a white female16 years of age.  She is 4’ 11” tall, 105 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.  Clark is from the Lecompte, LA area and may be in the Pineville or Alexandria area now.
Clark ran [...]

GPSO Search for Missing Person

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.
19-year-old Mary Kaitlyn Rose was last seen Wednesday night at her home. She’s 5’ 2” tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.   She has a tattoo of a butterfly on the inside of her right [...]

LaSalle Man Arrested a 2nd Time for Timber Thefts

A LaSalle Parish man is arrested a second time in area timber thefts. Forestry agents arrested 39-year-old James Ainsworth back in September, saying he paid much less than was promised to a couple for nine timber loads off their property.
That investigation brought to light another case where a Jena couple says he also ripped them [...]

Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaches

The deadline to register to vote in the November 4th primary and congressional election is next Monday. This deadline is for citizens who have never registered to vote and those who wish to make changes to their current registration.
Voter registration in Louisiana is strong at 85 percent.
Early voting is scheduled for October 21st through the [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Senate Candidate Panel

Candidates for the upcoming senatorial race spoke to members of the Alexandria Exchange Club yesterday.
We asked each candidate what they bring to the race.

Our own Bennett Roland Junior was one of the media panel members questioning the candidates.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/3/14

Colfax Man Dies After His Truck is Hit by Train

A Colfax man is dead after his truck was hit by a train. It happened around 3:30 Wednesday on Hodnett Road near Louisiana Highway 8.
State police say 66-year-old Drewey Holsomback failed to yield to the oncoming train. The crossing had no warning signals, but did have a crossing sign.
Holsomback wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was [...]