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$10K reward offered for help solving Silver Dollar firearms burglary
A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection to a September burglary at Silver Dollar Pawn Shop in Alexandria in which guns were stolen, reads a release. The burglary was reported on Sept. 19. A release from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives states that suspects broke into t
Christmas Lights Display in Alexandria Salutes the New Orleans Saints
If you ever find yourself in Alexandria, Louisiana around the Christmas holidays, you absolutely must swing by the Monkhouse residence. Walter and Jackie Monkhouse have been transforming their backyard into a Christmas lights spectacular for several years now. They call it "Magic Christmas" and it d
Triple M Murder defendant pleads not guilty in rape case
An Alexandria man who served time as part of the Triple M Murder Team investigation now has pleaded not guilty in a rape case. Jerome Cortez Boyd, 30, was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of second-degree rape. He is accused of raping a minor who would have been as young as 12 during the time of the al
Grace's Slayter, Hornbeck's Jett named 2018 All-Cenla Cross Country MVPs
The conditions of the LHSAA State Cross Country Meet in November were less than ideal, but such is the life of a cross-country runner. Numerous Central Louisiana runners slogged through the cold, damp and windy weather along with the mud for a chance to help their teams win a state title or to win o
Peabody's Smith talks to Rotary Club of Alexandria
Just hours before a marquee game against one of the top teams in Louisiana, you can catch Peabody boys basketball coach Charles Smith doing one of the things he does best: working with young men and women whether as a coach or a mathematics teacher.
More charges could be filed against Pineville man found with minor
More charges could be filed against a 29-year-old Pineville man found in a motel with a 13-year-old girl who had been reported missing, according to police. The girl was reported missing on Dec. 4 by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, who sought help from the Alexandria Police
Pineville voters approve alcohol sales
Alcohol could be widely available in Pineville in the future, thanks to Saturday’s elections. Pineville voters approved all five propositions on the ballot relating to the city’s alcohol regulations – four of which expanded allowable alcohol sales.
Firehouse Subs coming to Alexandria
The first Central Louisiana location of Firehouse Subs will be on MacArthur Drive in Alexandria. The fast-growing chain, which features hefty sandwiches and a firehouse theme, will be located at Cottonwood Corner, the recently developed center on North MacArthur Drive, close to its intersection with
NLES archery team results please the coach
Three veterans and three newcomers to the North Lewis Elementary School’s archery team put a smile on the face of NLES p.e. teacher and coach Carla Darcey in the first competition of 2018-19.
Christmas events in Avoyelles December 9-16
Sacred Heart School in Moreauville will host a community Christmas caroling on Wednesday (Dec. 12). The hayride for the caroling will load at 5 p.m. and depart from the school at 5:30 p.m.
Alexandria man accused in rapes to undergo sanity examination
An Alexandria man accused of rape and sexual battery will be examined by a sanity commission after his attorney contended he doesn't understand the charges against him. Jalen Kentravious Carter, 19, was indicted by a Rapides Parish grand jury in September on two counts of first-degree rape, two coun
Edwards touts 'real momentum' in Louisiana economy
Gov. John Bel Edwards now knows who his main opponent to re-election next year likely will be and, if his visit to Alexandria Thursday is an indication, he'll be pitching a message of economic growth to voters.
Police: Ball woman flees crash, gets 3rd DWI arrest
A Ball woman had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit more than an hour after she allegedly fled the scene of a wreck, say police. The woman also was wanted on a bench warrant because she failed to appear at a probation revocation hearing almost a year ago, according to Rapide
NCHS sprints out to early start to defeat Tioga
TIOGA — Friday felt like a tone-setting game for Natchitoches Central and Tioga at the Buckets Invitational. With both teams looking to build their early-season resumes, it was the Chiefs that came out on top for a 50-39 win in The Reservation.
Louisiana Baptists Reach Church Planting Milestone
ALEXANDRIA, La. (Baptist Message) — Louisiana Baptists celebrated a milestone — planting a church in the 100th community since 2010. On Dec. 2, First Baptist Church in Mer Rouge was replanted as Bonita Road Baptist Church Mer Rouge, becoming the second campus of Bonita Road Baptist in Bastrop.
Forest Hill woman whose dog was shot arrested again
A Forest Hill woman who said Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies killed her dog earlier this year has been arrested again. Monica Renee Johnson, 35, had been charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance II on June 8. After her arrest, she denied having anything to do with dr
Franklin Parish in new football district
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association backed off an original ruling that would push Franklin Parish into a 10-team district, and split the district into two five-team districts.
Hall takes over as mayor of Alexandria
Unity was the theme as new Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall was sworn in at a packed Randolph Riverfront Center Monday. Hall won a three-candidate race last month to become the city's first African-American mayor. About 1,400 people filled the Riverfront Center to celebrate the milestone.
Pineville alcohol regulations, taxes on local ballot
Multiple propositions concerning Pineville's regulations on selling alcohol will be on the local ballot Saturday, along with five tax propositions. Currently, only restaurants are able to sell alcohol in Pineville, but that could change, depending on Saturday's election.
LC Men's basketball off to historic start
PINEVILLE (KALB) -- The Louisiana College Men's basketball program is off to it's best start to a season since 2000, rolling to a 5-1 record through their first six games. The biggest change from last season to this season?