An anti-terrorism exercise is underway today at Camp Beauregard. ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior says this is the kind of training that anticipates the unthinkable.
These exercises are now a routine part of multi-agency training, especially because this area is so close to Fort Polk.
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Qualifying for the fall elections is about to wrap up and for the next six weeks, the Exchange Club is hosting a series of forums featuring three judicial races, and the elections for District Attorney, the U.S. Senate, 5th Congressional District and Alexandria Mayor.
The chairman of the forums is an appeals court judge.
Today, this civic [...]
Strapping your child into their car seat seems like a simple task, but experts say parents do it wrong all the time. They say the result can be deadly.
Today, state police conducted a how-to workshop on caring for the littlest passengers.
Technicians say these seats offer the best chance for a child to survive a crash. [...]
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, La., along with a relative of an inmate, were charged with conspiring to introduce a cell phone into the prison, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.
Maggie Kay Comeaux, 28, of Ball, La., and Paris Smith, 21, of Detroit, Mich., were indicted for the [...]
Candidates for offices ranging from Justice of the Peace to U.S. Senator are signing up and paying their fees today. Local candidates are filling out paperwork today through Friday in the Clerks of Court offices throughout the state.
This was the scene at the Rapides Parish Courthouse this morning. There will be a steady stream of [...]
Today we’re getting a first-hand look at the training done by Fort Polk soldiers, especially the Unit Ministry Team. Army chaplains tend to soldiers and civilians alike after traumatic events. ABC 31’s Bennett Roland Junior reports from the simulated battlefield known as The Box.
That tour is by RSVP only and all children must be accompanied [...]
Mayor Jacques Roy’s attorneys are attempting to meet with Judge Dee Drell over an order to pay a bill owed to a lawyer. The City Council voted four to three last night to comply with the order.
The million dollar plus bill is owed for the city’s defense in the long-standing CLECO lawsuit.
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It’s a little like the book mobile, but it carries food. The Mobile Pantry Program will serve rural areas.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana showed off its nutrition on wheels. It will be used in the under-served areas of Central Louisiana to provide food and information for healthy eating.
The Mobile Pantry is provided by grants [...]
Jury selection is in its second day for 57-year-old Thomas Sanders. The procedure is slow, because the prosecution is asking for the death penalty if Sanders is convicted of killing 12-year-old Lexis Roberts.
Her body was found by hunters in Catahoula Parish 4 years ago. She had been shot and her throat had been slashed.
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It’s letter-signing day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
Community officials are urging everyone to sign letters of support to save Fort Polk. It’s in danger of losing an entire brigade of more than 65 hundred soldiers because of federal budget cuts. Officials say this would be an economic catastrophe.
They’re hoping to increase the number [...]