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Alexandria Man Arrested on Theft Charges

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Alexandria Police arrested 31 year-old Brandon Allison of Alexandria.  He is charged with Possession of Stolen Things over $1500 and Theft under $500.
On June 23rd, Alexandria Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3300 Block of Olga Street in reference to a theft.  The complainant reported he had several lawn care items and tools [...]

Grant Parish Couple Attempt to Sell Drugs to Children

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Grant deputies arrest a couple in the Springhill Community for reportedly trying to sell drugs to children.

Deputies say Jeanie Evans of Pollock and Daniel Stellwageon of Ball led them on a high-speed chase at night and turned off their headlights.

Later, the van crashed, and though the woman reportedly said the man had drugs, none were [...]

Fire Destroys Uninhabited House in Alexandria

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An uninhabited house fire early this morning destroys a wooden, shot-gun structure at 1963 Overton in Alexandria.
The call went in to the Alexandria Fire Department shortly after 8:30 a.m., and was stopped in about 5 minutes.
Nobody was hurt, but the structure is a total loss, and firefighters say the living room was fully engulfed when [...]

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

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The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.

LA 112 Now Open to all Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 112 located approximately 2.9 miles north of the Intersection of LA 112 and LA 113 was OPENED to all traffic on June 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm following a four week closure which is two days ahead of the scheduled June 27th completion [...]

Court: State Senate Violated Meeting Laws in Huey Long Decision

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A lawsuit is in the works challenging the shuttering of Huey Long Hospital in Pineville.
Local attorney Chris Roy Senior says the ruling out of Baton Rouge is significant and not the hollow victory described by one area lawmaker. It basically says the state senate violated the open meetings law when it voted to shut down [...]

First Round of Competition Begins Tonight for Miss LA Contestants

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The first round of competition in the Miss Louisiana Pageant begins tonight.
It’s pageant week in Monroe, and the 32 young women vying for the crown of Miss Louisiana are keeping busy. It’s not quite summer camp, but some may feel that way as they manage their sleep, stay fit and learn the dance steps they’ll [...]

Kent House Hosts Jane in June Camp

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Young ladies who want to travel back in time are at the Jane in June Camp this week at Kent House. It’s a series of adventures based on the life and times of Jane Austin.
It’s a chance for these girls to be ladies, enjoying tea parties, art work and precisely how to set a perfect [...]

Local State Police Receive Traffic Training to Prevent Deaths

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Traffic training is underway this afternoon at Troop E, State Police. These students are from law enforcement, emergency medical transports and even towing companies.
It’s called Traffic Incident Management, which means finding the best way to respond to a highway emergency in a safe manner.
Troopers say each year police officers, fire and rescue workers and towing [...]

Appeals Court Declines Appeal of Sex Offender Police Officer

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An appeals court declines to rehear the case of a veteran police officer sentenced to 40 years for sex offenses. 67-year-old Walter Urena is serving time for improper sexual contact with a child.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14