Category Archives: State News

Man with Multiple Warrants Arrested in Grant Parish for Meth, Other Drugs

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On August 17, 2014 the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Natchez, La. man for a number of drug charges after a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and other narcotics were found as well as him being wanted from 3 other agencies.
Kendrick Jones, 29 years old, of 167 Robinson Street, Natchez, La. was arrested for [...]

State Police Offer Crash Photographs on Their Website

State police are offering on-line sales of crash photographs. The pictures and crash reports are needed by accident investigators.

Go to LSP.org for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA 4H’ers Place 2nd in Cook-Off

4H’ers are used to entering cooking competitions. But the Great American Seafood Cook-Off is a grand stage for 4H’ers trying out their culinary skills.
LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there.

One rule of the competition was each dish had to have fewer than 750 calories in keeping with 4H healthy living initiatives.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

Investigative Efforts Result in Child Predator Arrest

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Vernon Parish – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit/Alexandria Field Office arrested Ernest Kickel Jr. (W/M 66 yrs) of Leesville, LA, on Monday, August 18, 2014 for attempted aggravated rape and for trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Earlier in the day, LSP’s Special Victims Unit (LSPSVU) received information from [...]

LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system
BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a [...]

Qualifying Tomorrow Thru Friday for Fall Elections

Politics in Louisiana are heating up this week.
Qualifying for the fall elections begins tomorrow and ends Friday. Statewide and most state district races will take qualifying papers and fees in Baton Rouge. Others will be qualifying in their home parishes.
In Rapides Parish, the City of Alexandria will have races for mayor, some city council seats, [...]

McAllister Holds Town Hall Meeting

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Incumbent 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister holds a town hall meeting this morning. Lately he’s been touting his support for a solution to the immigration crisis and assistance for vets.
Though he had initially announced he would not run for re-election because of a marital scandal, he later changed his mind. He now faces six other [...]

Jury Selection Begins Monday in Sanders Trial

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Jury selection is to begin Monday in Alexandria Federal Court for the capital murder trial of Thomas Steven Sanders.
Sanders is accused of killing 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found in Catahoula Parish in October 2010. Her mother’s body was found about a month later in Arizona.
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.
Sanders is accused [...]

77-Year-Old Man Goes Missing

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Area law enforcement agents are looking for a disabled man from Sugartown in Beauregard Parish.
77-year-old Kelly Reeves was last seen more than a week ago at his home.
He is visually impaired, has a speech impediment and may be confused about his whereabouts, because he also has dementia. He’s 5’4” and weighs around 140 pounds.
Call your [...]

Midsouth Bank CEO Speaks at Chamber Luncheon on Economy

The CEO of Midsouth Bank, Rusy Cloutier, updates us on how the economy is doing by speaking to members of the Chamber of Commerce at their monthly strategic luncheon.

The Lafayette CEO is the past chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Fannie Mae in Washington.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/14/14