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Former Mayor Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife, Seletha Nagin, left, after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
The man who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina will now spend the next 10 years in a federal prison. A judge sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray [...]

Jena Woman Dies in Crash

A single vehicle crash in LaSalle Parish kills a woman from Jena. She’s 47-year-old Amy Webb.
Troopers say it happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 127 when she lost control of her SUV, hit a dirt embankment, and turned over several times.
She was not wearing a seat belt.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Monroe Mayor Announces Run for Congress

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo today appears in Alexandria to announce his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat.
So far, he’s the only democrat in a crowded field and this will be his second time to run for the seat.

Mayo has been mayor for the past 13 years.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14

Forum is Held to Discuss Huey Long Hospital

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Supporters of Huey Long Hospital meet to talk about their options. The historic hospital was shuttered a week ago.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been turning over the so-called charity hospitals to public private entities run locally by Cabrini and Rapides Regional Hospitals.
But, one of the attorneys fighting the closure says it’s not over yet.

A Baton [...]

Overturned Kayak in Red River Causes Scare

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Fire rescue officials gathered on the Red River this morning near the Purple Heart Bridge looking for a possible missing kayaker. It turned out there was no emergency.
It started when a passerby saw an overturned kayak in the Red River. That drew officials from Pineville, Alexandria and the Rapides Sheriff’s Office.
They eventually learned the kayaker [...]

Walmart Shopper Knocked Unconcious and Robbed

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Pineville Police say a shopper at Wal-Mart was struck from behind and knocked unconscious yesterday while loading her merchandise. Police are searching for a man driving a silver Chevrolet Equinox, shown in this video surveillance picture.
The victim could not identify her assailant, but was able to call for help after she came to. She’s now [...]

Road Closure: Jackson St Between 6th and Foisy

Emergency Turnlane Closure at Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) and Foisy Street (between 6th Street & Foisy Street)
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the City of Alexandria is initiating an EMREGENCY TURN LANE CLOSURE. The left turn lane on Jackson Street (LA 1208-3) turning left (west) onto Foisy Street between [...]

Pitkin Man Arrested for Murder

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Rapides deputies arrest a Pitkin man for murder early Saturday. Rodney Thompson is accused of the shooting death of 74-year-old Gennieve Ashworth of Freedom Road in Glenmora.
Rapides Deputies say Thompson reported the shooting to Oakdale Police, who turned it over to them.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are not releasing any motive for the shooting.
KLAX [...]

Half Million Bond Set for Grant Parish Man

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A bond of almost a half million dollars is set for a Grant Parish man accused of criminal sexual conduct with a child. 32-year-old Mitch Walker II of Dry Prong is charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior.
The complaint was lodged in March, and he was located over the weekend at a Grant [...]

Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

An Opelousas man is arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of a Lawtell woman. Troopers say 54-year-old Judy Stelly was a passenger in a truck driven by Nicholas LaFleur, who is suspected of impaired driving.
The wreck happened in Saint Landry Parish yesterday. Troopers say LeFleur lost control and hit a tree.
He is also charged [...]