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  • LSP searching for car after gun battle with trooper

    June 30, 2015 5:27 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Louisiana State Police said a trooper is recovering after he was shot at during a traffic stop in Alexandria Tuesday, and asked people to be on the lookout for those responsible. LSP said the trooper made a traffic stop on Old River Road at LA Hwy 1... more »
  • Alexandria boy kicked out of school for long hair

    March 26, 2015 10:02 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Ashton Bodiford has missed more than two weeks of school because his hair is too long for a boy's. That's according to Rapides Parish School Board policy. The Town Talk reports his hair falls past the middle of his back. School board policy requires male students to keep... more »
  • Pineville social worker sentenced in health care scheme

    March 12, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a licensed clinical social worker has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme involving two companies that operated in the Alexandria area. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a news release that 50-year-old Carla... more »
  • Top dogs face off at Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search for Louisiana's top dog begins tomorrow in Alexandria when the Mardi Gras Cluster Dog Show gets underway at the Alexandria-Riverfront Center. It could be the first step for one canine to make it to Westminster: the Super Bowl of dog shows. That show takes... more »
  • 2 critically endangered tamarins die in Alexandria zoo

    January 13, 2015 3:12 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Officials in the central Louisiana city of Alexandria say two critically endangered monkeys called cotton-topped tamarins died because a caretaker left them out in the cold. Spokeswoman Cynthia Jardon says the caretaker resigned Monday. The worker had been suspended following discovery of last Wednesday's exposure. The city says... more »
  • Artist jailed on $1,000,000 bond following murder

    December 26, 2014 9:02 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- An artist is being held on a $1,000,000 bond in Rapides Parish after a holiday murder. Authorities arrested Tony Forrest, 64. He is charged with second degree murder in the death of his son-in-law, Tommy Thompson, 45. Detectives said Forrest and Thompson had an argument earlier this... more »
  • Alexandria lawmaker resigns from La. House

    December 11, 2014 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Alexandria state representative has stepped down from his elected position. Rep. Herbert Dixon, a Democrat, announced Thursday that he resigned a day earlier. In a statement, Dixon said the decision was "to better manage my health situation, spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities."... more »
  • LSU of Alexandria offers summer academy for high school students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2014 6:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - High school juniors and seniors have a chance to earn some college credit before then even graduate high school. LSU of Alexandria's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Heather Poole visited 2une in Thursday morning to talk about the program. The program will give students the full college... more »
  • Elmer woman, Arizona man booked in child porn case

    January 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - An Elmer woman and a former Arizona resident have pleaded not guilty to hundreds of charges in a Rapides Parish child-pornography case. According to reports, Dorothy Jean Vanasselberg and Kyle Smith Hauenstein entered the pleas Friday during an arraignment in 9th Judicial District Court. A pre-trial hearing was... more »
  • Eighth person arrested in fuel theft

    December 4, 2013 11:46 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Yet another person is being charged with stealing fuel from a worksite at England Airpark. Sheriff deputies in Rapides Parish say 18-year-old Matthew Thomas Curd is the eighth person arrested in the case. Curd turned himself in and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. The... more »
  • LSU-A continues search for new chancellor

    October 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - LSU - Alexandria continues its search for a new chancellor. The search committee will meet for the third time later this month, with a deadline for applications on October 21. A new chancellor is expected be named late this year to start work by June or... more »
  • Fourth of July drownings reported across La.

    July 5, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - At least two men drowned in Louisiana during the Fourth of July weekend - one in New Orleans and one in Alexandria. In New Orleans, a second man is in critical condition. Alexandria police say the body of 56-year-old Henry Bernard Wilson of Alexandria was found Wednesday... more »
  • Priest, on leave pending investigation, found dead

    June 10, 2013 1:37 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A body found last week at an Alexandria motel has been identified as a 48-year-old priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria. Alexandria police said there was no sign of foul play in the death of Jamie Medina-Cruz. The body was found at the Value Place Motel... more »
  • 2 in ice cream van booked with pot possession

    May 30, 2013 10:08 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Police in Alexandria say an ice cream van pulled over by officers earlier this week wasn't just carrying ice cream. The van was pulled over Tuesday around 7:34 p.m. after the driver failed to use a turn signal. Police noticed that the driver and a passenger appeared nervous.... more »
  • LSU-Alexandria OK'd to offer more sports

    April 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU-Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year. The additional sports will be financed through a student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. Students voted in mid-March to expand athletic programs and to increase student athletic fees. That vote... more »
  • Man wanted for murder cornered in Lafayette area

    January 11, 2013 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Local police and other law enforcement agencies believe they had a man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge, cornered in a field. Ruben Van Dyke is accused of killing Brannon Counts on Hollywood Street Thursday night. Authorities in the Lafayette area said Van Dyke crashed his car... more »
  • Suspect identified in deadly shooting, crash

    January 11, 2013 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified an Alexandria man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last night in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ruben Van Dyke, 30, was wanted for his involvement in the death of Brannon Counts, 32. McKneely said Counts was shot in the parking... more »
  • House arrest prisoner convicted of simple escape

    January 10, 2013 7:24 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - An Alexandria man who had been serving a sentence under a house arrest program has been convicted of simple escape. The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Kenneth Bell Sr. was serving the sentence for a prior conviction, but Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies found that he... more »
  • Teacher charged with having sex with student

    December 21, 2012 9:00 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts of carnal knowledge of a... more »
  • Judge overturns Alexandria fortunetelling ban

    July 13, 2012 9:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A federal judge has struck down an Alexandria ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activities in the city. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell's ruling Wednesday concurs with a magistrate's conclusion that the ordinance is unconstitutional. Rachel Adams, a fortune-teller who says she accepts donations but doesn't... more »
  • La. college sues over federal birth-control rule

    February 21, 2012 11:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- A Baptist college in Louisiana is suing the federal government to block enforcement of a requirement that religious schools and hospitals provide free birth control in insurance for employees. The federal lawsuit filed in Alexandria on behalf of Louisiana College in Pineville claims the school's religious freedoms are violated... more »
  • La. store to be featured on History Channel show

    December 20, 2011 8:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A pawn shop with more than 100,000 artifacts - making it one of the largest pawn shops in the South - is the subject of a new reality television show on the History Channel. The Town Talk reports that Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry in Alexandria... more »
  • Potential move for Pineville medical center

    December 9, 2011 5:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Board of Supervisors will consider Friday a proposal to close the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville. The measure, if approved, would relocate the facility to a renovated former military hospital at the England Airpark in nearby Alexandria. Governor Bobby Jindal says... more »
  • Former Louisiana mayor off to prison

    July 1, 2011 10:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Former Ball Mayor Roy Hebron was brought to the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola this week, where he began a four-year sentence on Monday. Hebron pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government after a federal investigation into the town of Ball activities following... more »
  • Alexandria police chief resigns after 10 months

    June 11, 2011 2:33 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La.- Alexandria's police chief has resigned less than 10 months after moving from Baton Rouge. Mayor Jacques Roy would not say why Roger Tully was resigning as police chief in Alexandria. Tully was a 29-year veteran with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He became Alexandria's chief last... more »
  • Alexandria High School students face drug charges

    February 25, 2011 12:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Six Alexandria Senior High School students have been arrested on drug possession charges after authorities found drugs on the school grounds. Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Maj. Jerome Hopewell tells The Town Talk that 18-year-old Anthony Lofton and two 17-year-olds were booked with possession of a controlled dangerous... more »
  • Report: more than 160,000 foreigners flee Egypt

    February 4, 2011 1:06 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's official Middle East News Agency says more than 160,000 foreigners have left the country since the start of mass protests demanding the president's ouster. Airport officials told MENA on Friday that figure only reflected departures through Cairo airport. It did not include the number of... more »
  • State Department says more than 2,400 Americans seek flights out

    January 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says more than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt. It says more than 220 have already left on the special flights and more are scheduled. The department said it expects to evacuate about 900 U.S. citizens... more »
  • Rapides board approves settlement in death

    January 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- Rapides Parish School Board members have unanimously authorized a $250,000 settlement for the family of a 14-year-old boy who drowned last year in the Alexandria Senior High swimming pool. The body of Cornelius Thomas was found at the bottom of the pool May 1 after a party for... more »
  • Body found in Red River at Alexandria

    December 20, 2010 7:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police say a man taking a morning walk spotted a body floating in the Red River. Officers say the body was found near downtown Alexandria Saturday. The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family. Police say the investigation into the death is... more »
  • Glenmora man in wheelchair killed in accident

    November 23, 2010 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police say a Glenmora man who was crossing a street in his wheelchair was struck by a car and killed. The Town Talk reports Anon Ross was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night. Police say the car's driver said she heard a loud noise and stopped... more »
  • 'Legally dead' man pleads not guilty to kidnapping

    November 19, 2010 1:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Mississippi man who was declared legally dead in 1994 pleaded not guilty Friday to a federal kidnapping charge in the abduction of a 12-year-old girl who was found dead in remote Louisiana woods. Thomas Steven Sanders, suspected of shooting Lexis Roberts of Las Vegas before dumping her... more »
  • Ex-Vidalia police chief pleads guilty

    November 18, 2010 5:50 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Vidalia police chief has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents. Prosecutors say Ronnie "Tapper" Hendricks made the statements during an investigation into the disposition of firearms at the Vidalia Police Department. According to testimony in Alexandria federal court on Thursday, Hendricks falsely denied... more »
  • Press conference scheduled for case of missing Las Vegas girl

    November 4, 2010 6:18 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - The Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Attorney's Office will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. today in Alexandria. They will discuss developments in the investigation surrounding the remains of 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts from Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberts was... more »
  • La. woman faces charge of cruelty to juvenile

    November 3, 2010 6:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Alexandria police have arrested Barbara Hayes for allegedly beating her 11-year-old son and another juvenile. Witnesses told police that Hayes began hitting her son Sunday night with her fists and a belt because he had been out too late. Police say Hayes got into an argument with a... more »
  • One murdered, another beaten near UL campus

    October 29, 2010 11:57 AM

    A young man is dead, and his roommate is critically wounded after a violent incident on Mckinley Street near the UL-Lafayette campus. Kenny Donnelly Jr., 20, was found dead, and his roommate Rufus Fells was critically beaten inside their house shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. Both are from Alexandria.... more »
  • Former state senator Ken Hollis dies

    September 10, 2010 12:46 PM

    Former state Sen. Ken Hollis, who worked to keep the Saints in New Orleans and to bring state-sponsored property insurance to Louisiana, is dead at the age of 68. His wife, Diane, says he died Friday morning of cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The... more »
  • Alexandria considers changes in trash pickup

    August 30, 2010 6:46 AM

    Alexandria officials are considering changes in trash pickup schedules as they search for ways to make pickup more efficient. Mayor Jacques Roy says sanitation department workers are currently "triaging" the trash pickup because of having fewer employees. Several city councilmen are voicing their concerns about trash sitting for weeks at... more »
  • Gunman holds up Alexandria bank

    August 25, 2010 6:02 AM

    Police are looking for the 300-pound gunman who robbed a Sabine State Bank and Trust branch in Alexandria. Based on witness accounts, police say the robber is a male who stands about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a tan baseball cap, white button-down shirt, dark shirt underneath and dark... more »
  • Slaying suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

    August 18, 2010 6:07 AM

    A 19-year-old man accused of killing an Alexandria resident last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter before his trial was scheduled to begin. Launey Johnson was facing a second-degree murder charge and two counts of attempted second-degree murder before prosecutors accepted a plea on the lesser charge. Johnson was sentenced... more »
  • Alzheimer's topic for forums around La.

    August 18, 2010 5:37 AM

    The Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention is bringing experts to Alexandria, Baton Rouge and Shreveport to answer questions from the public about Alzheimer's disease research. The free forums will feature 2½-hour evening sessions at which experts will give brief presentations, then spend most of the time answering questions. The... more »
  • Union Tank Car adding workers at Louisiana plant

    August 10, 2010 8:46 AM

    Union Tank Car Co. was planning to hire 80 to 100 new workers at its Alexandria plant- a move that will still have the manufacturer below peak employment. Company officials said the exact number of new workers will depend upon the state of the economy. They also said... more »
  • Couple face charges after bank robbery

    August 6, 2010 6:46 AM

    Police say a homeless man and his pregnant girlfriend are accused of leaving her 3-year-old special-needs child alone in an Alexandria motel room while they went to commit a bank heist. The Town Talk reports police booked 36-year-old Jason Jackson, from Jefferson Parish, with armed robbery and three counts of... more »
  • Murder charges filed in fatal home invasion

    August 4, 2010 6:59 AM

    Two men accused of home invasion are also booked with second-degree murder because the home's resident shot and killed their alleged accomplice. Alexandria police tell The Town Talk that 19-year-old Marlon Chaney and 20-year-old Warren O'Connor face the charge because they were attempting armed robbery when 24-year-old Darwin Johnson was... more »
  • Police: 3 alleged home invaders shot, 1 killed

    August 3, 2010 7:59 AM

    Police say people defending their homes killed one person, wounded another in Alexandria, and injured a third in a nearby part of Rapides Parish. The Town Talk reports that both incidents occurred early Monday. Alexandria police say 24-year-old Darwin Johnson of Alexandria was killed when he and a second man... more »
  • LSUA fall semester tuition going up

    July 20, 2010 5:56 AM

    Louisiana State University at Alexandria is raising its tuition 10 percent beginning this fall. LSUA Chancellor Dave Manuel outlined the university's plans to handle a potential 23 percent -- or about $2.6 million -- slash to its 2011-12 budget. The potential budget cut reflects the dire projections of a $133... more »
  • LSUA plans to cut faculty, programs

    July 16, 2010 6:30 AM

    Thirty-two positions including faculty, and seven unfilled jobs will be eliminated at LSU-Alexandria because of an estimated $2.6 million shortfall in the 2010-11 budget year. Chancellor David Manuel says he submitted his plan to LSU system President John Lombardi this week. Manuel said the shortfall mainly is due to the... more »
  • Man arrested for running a hiring scam

    May 26, 2010 6:30 AM

    Alexandria police arrested a man they say was running a hiring scam when he was meeting with potential "employees" at a local motel. Police say about 20 men were there to meet with Dereius Davis, who said he could hire them for work at the Diamond B Construction company. When... more »
  • Park improvements plan in Alexandria

    May 26, 2010 6:05 AM

    One of the oldest and most-used parks in the city of Alexandria is getting a nearly $2 million face-lift. Frank O. Hunter Park is one of six in development that is part of a master plan improvement project. Plans call for the city to spend as much as $3.7... more »
  • Merryville woman found in creek

    May 21, 2010 10:44 AM

    Sheriff's deputies say a 21-year-old Merryville woman died while on an outing with friends at Anacoco Creek, north of Rosepine in Vernon Parish. The Alexandria Town Talk reports the Vernon Parish Sheriff's office received a report of a missing person around 9 p.m. Wednesday after Melissa Renee Knox's friends... more »
  • N.O. man gets 58 years in Alexandria carjacking

    May 13, 2010 7:22 AM

    A 29-year-old New Orleans man will spend the next 58 years in prison for aggravated battery, robbery, carjacking, purse snatching and other charges arising from an incident last June. Felton Hurst has a long criminal record. According to police, Hurst went to a bingo parlor, where he approached an Avoyelles... more »
  • FBI Agent impersonator pleads guilty

    May 11, 2010 8:44 PM

    A woman who posed as an FBI agent and recruited her neighbors to do jobs as her assistants pleaded guilty in Alexandria, Virginia. Brenna Reilly told neighbors she was the FBI's director of forensics and two neighbors agreed to work for her. They did small tasks, including writing condolence letters... more »
  • Police: 5-year-old had alcohol

    May 7, 2010 8:48 AM

    Alexandria police say a man has been arrested for allegedly giving his 5-year-old daughter alcohol. William Moore was booked with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. According to police, the girl's mother told her daughter that she could go to her father's home around noon on Sunday. The woman said that... more »
  • Dementia study seeking N. La. participants

    May 4, 2010 5:31 AM

    Researchers are looking for north Louisiana residents to participate in a long-term study of how dementia changes aging brains. People from Shreveport and Alexandria already are participating in the study, but must go to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge for yearly checkups. Researchers say having more participants... more »
  • 3 dead in Rapides Parish crash

    May 3, 2010 6:02 AM

    Two adults and a toddler are dead after a two vehicle accident south of Alexandria. It happened around 4 p.m. Sunday on La. Highway 3170 east of U.S. Highway 71. State police say a car driven by Cheryl C. Guidroz of Alexandria crossed the center line and collided with an... more »
  • 50 pounds of pot, $2,000 in cash found

    April 16, 2010 6:26 AM

    A search of an Alexandria home by Rapides Parish Sheriff's Narcotics agents turned up more than $52,300 in drugs and cash. Deputies say Felicia Pearson woman was arrested, but investigators still are looking for Timothy Patrick McNeal. Deputies searched the home after an investigation lasting more than a month into... more »
  • School officials probe bus incident

    April 16, 2010 5:49 AM

    Rapides Parish school officials are investigating a school bus incident in which three students were found walking on the shoulder of Interstate 49 after an apparent argument with their bus driver. The bus driver has been suspended since the incident. The three students had been on a school bus headed... more »
  • Man sentenced to 10 years in child-porn case

    April 14, 2010 6:08 AM

    A Winnfield man who pleaded guilty in January to possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. David Lamar Cannon was arrested by state police and Winn Parish sheriff's deputies in January 2009 for possession of child pornography. After his release from prison, Cannon will... more »
  • Man faces charges of attempted murder

    April 7, 2010 6:41 AM

    Alexandria police have arrested a 24-year-old man on two counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with a carjacking. Police tell The Alexandria Town Talk that Taureen Jackson is accused of stabbing two women and stealing their vehicle after meeting them at a bar Saturday night. According to police reports,... more »
  • Verizon Wireless upgrades Louisiana service

    March 30, 2010 7:17 AM

    Verizon Wireless said it spent $57 million in southern Louisiana last year to expand and enhance wireless services. Projects included new cell sites and network facilities and covered areas from Lake Charles to New Orleans and south of Alexandria. The company said it spent $88 million last year... more »
  • Universities could face mergers, downsizing

    March 23, 2010 4:07 PM

    Lawmakers may soon consider legislation forcing Southern University-New Orleans to merge with the University of New Orleans. The campuses are next to each other near Lake Ponchartrain. A budget report indicates SUNO's graduation rate is less than seven percent. Rep. Joe Harrison, (R) Houma, says a merger should be... more »
  • Rapides deputies investigate murder-suicide

    March 23, 2010 6:21 AM

    Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies say a man apparently killed a friend and shoved his body into a suitcase before killing himself. Deputies found the bodies of Johnny C. Clark and Thomas E. Evans outside a home north of Alexandria on Monday. Evans' body was in a suitcase. Clark reportedly moved... more »
  • Few details released about 2 bodies in Deville

    March 18, 2010 6:17 AM

    Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found at a home in rural Deville east of Alexandria. Sheriff's officials aren't releasing the identities of the couple, found shortly after noon Wednesday by family members. Authorities haven't released how the man and woman died.... more »
  • Man arrested after leaving twins home alone

    March 12, 2010 5:59 AM

    Alexandria Police have arrested a man who they say left his 3-year-old twins home alone while he went to a store. Lentrell Dewande Jordan was booked with two charges of child desertion. According to police, an employee of the property management company of the home went to the house for... more »
  • Man buys Saints flag displayed by Indiana governor

    March 5, 2010 10:58 AM

    A New Orleans Saints flag that Indiana's governor displayed outside his office from losing a Super Bowl bet is heading to Louisiana after it sold in an online auction for $6,852. The governor's office says Bryan Bossier, Sr. of Alexandria won the flag as bids in the final 30 seconds... more »
  • 2 plead guilty to child porn

    February 26, 2010 6:33 AM

    Two Alexandria men arrested in November 2008 as part of a state police child pornography sting have pleaded guilty to two counts each of pornography involving juveniles. Sixty-three-year-old Joseph Allen Coleman pleaded guilty Tuesday, and he was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary on each count with the... more »
  • Alexandria man charged with October slaying

    February 25, 2010 6:30 AM

    An Alexandria man has been arrested in the death of his roommate. Marvin Leon Butler was booked this week with second-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Richard Staten. Police say Butler allegedly struck Staten across the head with a clothes hanger and cut him on the hand with a... more »
  • Woman arrested in son's death

    February 24, 2010 11:59 AM

    A 22-year-old Alexandria woman is in jail, charged with the death of her six-week-old son. Jennifer Rose Dubroc was charged with second-degree murder after autopsy results released this week determined her baby's death a homicide. The infant died in April last year, after he was brought in to... more »
  • Rapides, Alexandria & Pineville to meet jointly

    February 22, 2010 8:37 AM

    The Army Corps of Engineers' refusal to certify levees in Rapides Parish is bringing the governments of the parish and its two biggest cities together for a joint meeting. Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says he and Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields and Police Jury President Richard Billings have been working... more »
  • Rapides Parish levee repairs pegged at about $4.3M

    February 19, 2010 5:53 AM

    The price tag to fix the Red River levee problems in Rapides Parish is in the $4 million to $5 million range, and local officials are working toward making the needed improvements happen. Officials say not fixing the problems would have financial ramifications well beyond that amount, driving up insurance... more »
  • Alexandria considering online bill payment

    February 16, 2010 6:01 AM

    The city of Alexandria may add an online payment method for utility bills, as well as credit card and debit card payments at the city's downtown Customer Service Center. The idea was discussed with city council members after concerns regarding utility bill payments being sent to New Orleans for processing.... more »
  • Single-vehicle crash kills Elizabeth woman

    February 5, 2010 6:26 AM

    A single-vehicle accident on La. Highway 112 has claimed the life of a 28-year-old Elizabeth woman. State police identified the victim of Thursday's crash as Deborah C. Parker. Troopers say the accident happened when 29-year-old Jason B. Mancil's car ran off the road and hit a tree. Investigators say Mancil,... more »
  • Mortgage co. president sentenced for bank fraud

    February 4, 2010 3:11 PM

    A central Louisiana businessman has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding banks and private investors out of nearly $4 million. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter in Shreveport also on Thursday ordered 56-year-old William Everett Nichols, of Alexandria, to pay about $3.9 million in restitution. Nichols pleaded... more »
  • Two arrested in phone-card scam

    February 4, 2010 6:29 AM

    Alexandria Police have arrested two men who they say scammed a Texas man out of $19,000. Police say 26-year-old Abdel J. Yousef of Metairie and 31-year-old Saed Mousa Yousef of Bossier City have been charged with theft of more than $500. Police say the Katy, Texas, man arranged to meet... more »
  • Police: Drug suspect hid handgun under son

    February 4, 2010 6:00 AM

    Alexandria Police officers have arrested a man who they say not only had drugs packaged for sale in his vehicle with his 6-year-old son, but also hid a loaded gun underneath the boy. Police say 26-year-old Brandon Dale Allen faces numerous charges, including child endangerment, after a .45-caliber handgun was... more »
  • Teen faces pornography, sex charges

    February 3, 2010 6:04 AM

    An Alexandria teenager has been arrested and booked with pornography involving juveniles and carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Police say 17-year-old James Darrell Dearborne Jr. was arrested after the mother of a 14-year-old Alexandria girl reported that he'd had sex with her daughter. Officers say the girl claims she... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier faces more armed robbery charges

    February 3, 2010 5:12 AM

    The Fort Polk soldier arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies is facing two additional two charges, and a second man, believed to be the getaway driver, has been arrested as well. Alexandria police say 21-year-old Adam Charles Reece is facing seven counts of armed robbery and 26-year-old... more »
  • Woman's body found in trash bin

    February 2, 2010 5:52 AM

    Alexandria police have arrested a suspect after woman's body was found in a trash bin. Police say Chiquina Robinson's body was discovered around midnight Sunday in a trash bin outside a grocery store. Detectives say Robinson's live-in boyfriend, 25-year-old Marcus McCray, was arrested and booked with second-degree murder and obstruction... more »
  • $85 million Louisiana hospital expansion complete

    October 9, 2009 9:15 AM

    Administrators at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria are putting the finishing touches on an $85 million expansion, a project that began about 20 months ago. Workers mopped, cleaned windows and moved furniture into their new facilities. The hospital added 194,000 square feet, with the cornerstones being... more »
  • Alexandria seeks partner to operate 3 hotels

    October 5, 2009 8:01 AM

    The city of Alexandria is considering four proposals as it looks for a partner in a project to operate three downtown hotels, including the historic Hotel Bentley that has been closed since 2004. Mayor Jacques Roy said the deadline for reaching a three-property agreement with a management firm is... more »

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