Category Archives: State News

OMV Accepting Additional Payment Methods

The state Office of Motor Vehicles is now accepting more than one form of payment.
Customers can now pay fees with debit cards, credit cards and e-check. There are fees attached to using plastic and e-checks.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/4/14

Former Congressman Alexander Resigns as State Veterans Comm’r

Former 5th District US Congressman Rodney Alexander has resigned from his job as state veterans affairs commissioner to become a lobbyist.
Alexander resigned his post last year to take the job in Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration. Now, Alexander will go to work for a lobbying firm run by Jindal’s former chief of staff, Paul Drinkwater.
The governor [...]

LSUA Houses Large Hurricane Evacuation Shelter

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Hurricane season is here and there’s a new place to seek shelter from the storm. The large evacuation shelter is at LSU of Alexandria.
Today, various groups met with the state’s emergency team to find out how evacuations will take place, if needed. The participants are the point people for assistance to evacuated families. These include [...]

Plane Crashes into Monroe McDonald’s

(source: KNOE 8 News)

(source: KNOE 8 News)
A plane crash-lands today at a McDonald’s restaurant in Monroe, leaving the pilot hurt. The crash left the small plane upside down in the parking lot area.
The plane originated from Illinois.
(source: KNOE 8 News)
The pilot of the plane is Ray Martin. He’s a Monroe-based pilot who works for Brown’s Feed and Chemical.
Witnesses [...]

Red River Bank President Reappointed to LSU Board

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Local banker Blake Chatelain is re-appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to the LSU Board of Supervisors.
He’ll serve as the representative of the fifth congressional district.
He’s president of Red River Bank in Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/2/14

Local Veterans Weigh-In on VA Hospital Scandal

A mobile office to help disabled veterans is set up today at the parish veterans center.
We asked if they’re responding to hospital scandal now permeating in Washington.

This is a non-profit agency that has been traveling the state helping veterans with paperwork and information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/30/14

Heavy Flooding in Lafayette Causes Schools to Close

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Due to heavy rains yesterday and today some students in Lafayette Parish got a surprise. Lafayette Parish Schools released students early today due to flooding conditions.
Authorities in the parish reported several wrecks and with the potential for lighting strikes, heavy wind, and tornadoes the school day was cut short.
The National Weather Service issued a flash [...]

15-Year-Old Dies in Police Chase in Opelousas

A 15-year-old boy dies in a police chase in Opelousas.
Police there say Deontei Fuselier of Lafayette took off in a stolen jeep. Police chased and say he flipped the vehicle on Highway 357. He was killed. Three passengers were hurt, one critically injured.
State police are investigating.
KLAX ABC 31 News 5/27/14

Clyde Holloway Hospitalized from Stroke

Area Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is hospitalized with what’s described as a mild stroke.
An assistant says his tests are good, and his doctors expect a full recovery. They say he should be out of the hospital within a day.
The 70-year-old is a former congressman from Forest Hill. He recently ran for the 5th district [...]

Monroe Businessman Joins Race for 5th District Seat

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A Monroe businessman announces he’s running for the 5th Congressional District seat this fall.
48-year-old Harris Brown describes himself as a proven leader. He’s never held public office, but is serving on a number of boards and commissions.
He’s the son of State Senator Billy Brown, a well-known lawyer in Louisiana.
His full announcement may be found by [...]