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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 »

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