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Mayor lifts water conservation order

Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy lifted the water conservation order as of 9 a.m. today.
The 42” transmission main from the Kisatchie Fields, which sustained a blowout on Saturday, June 28, was returned to service about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Water storage levels inside the City rose substantially last night.  At this time the Alexandria water system has [...]

LDOA’s First 5K Walk/Run for the Buddy Camp

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[ July 22, 2014; 8:00 am; ] Register for Louisiana D.A.R.E Officers Association’s (LDOA) first 5K in support of the Buddy Camp. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd at Buhlow Park in Pineville.

LDOA 5k form

State of Emergency Declared in Alexandria

Mayor Jacques Roy

The Alexandria mayor, Jacque Roy has declared a state of emergency because of a water well blowout near Woodworth. All are asked to conserve water, and the city will close all non-essential businesses that use a lot of water. Residents must shut off sprinkler systems.
Earlier today, Director of Utilities, Mike Marcotte, informed Mayor Jacques Roy of [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Brandon Allison

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

Watermelon Fest

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 [...]