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Alexandria woman arrested in trespassing, burglary case

PINEVILLE, La. (RPSO) - RPSO deputies responded to a report of a burglary on February 18 on Linda Drive in Pineville. The complainant advised that the residence was supposed to be vacant. As he arrived to start cleaning the residence out, he discovered a white female had been living inside the house


Trial date set for woman accused of fatal stabbing

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A trial has been set for August 26 for Angela Jones, the woman charged with the April fatal stabbing of a 57-year-old man on Main Street in Alexandria.


Pineville Mardi Gras parade moved to Monday due to weather

PINEVILLE, La. (City of Pineville) - Due to the impending weather, The City of Pineville is moving its 2019 Light The Night Mardi Gras Parade to Monday, February 25. The Parade will begin at 7 p.m. as originally planned.


Trial begins next week for suspects accused in shooting of doctor in Tennyson Oaks

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Roy Hayes, Jr., 21 of Pineville, and Johnny Smith, Jr., 22 of Alexandria, are set to head to trial next week in Rapides Parish for their involvement in the shooting of a doctor in the Tennyson Oaks neighborhood back in April 2018. The doctor recovered.


Louisiana cannabis crop on brink; dispute may end up in court

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/21/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, Louisiana's Department of Agriculture this week denied the LSU AgCenter's request to "immediately" begin full production of medical marijuana, saying the AgCenter's private partner GB Sciences remains in arrears prov


Rental car employee arrested for giving out vehicles, not collecting fees

ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - Jernique Marshav King, 31, of Boyce, was arrested after she allegedly gave out eight rental vehicles without collecting any of the rental fees. After an internal inventory, the rental company she worked for discovered a total of ten vehicles had been taken from their lot. Ei


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa


Upcoming Alexandria meeting to discuss issues such as teacher pay, school funding

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Several Louisiana Public Education associations will host a series of town hall meetings across the state, starting in Alexandria. The first meeting will be held at Alexandria Senior High School on Thursday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m. It will be moderated by Alexandria Mayor


Police: Louisiana man caught burglarizing homes in gorilla suit

SULPHUR - Police in Sulphur arrested a man for burglarizing people's homes while wearing a gorilla costume. Officers were dispatched to the area of East Lyons Street and Irwin Street Wednesday in reference to a suspicious person in a black costume walking the streets and going in and out of yards, K


Rapides School Board approves initial costs for Bolton Conservatory

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish School board approved start-up costs for the Bolton Conservatory for Visual and Performing Arts during a special meeting on Tuesday night.


Quinton Tellis faces grand jury for Louisiana murder

MONROE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing women in Louisiana and Mississippi is back in northeast Louisiana, where a prosecutor says a grand jury will consider charges in a Taiwanese woman's death.


Louisiana mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety’: cops

A Louisiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fistfight — though it’s unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the


Vehicle overturned in Pineville accident

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - The Pineville Police Department said an accident that resulted in a vehicle overturning Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. was due to another driver failing to yield.


ATV, log truck collide, killing 13-year-old Louisiana boy

JENA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old boy died when his ATV moved from the shoulder of a state highway into the path of an empty log truck. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says in a news release that the trucker was unable to avoid hitting the ATV driven by Wayden Savell of Jena.


A look at humidity and what's to come for your Louisiana summer

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Humid weather is nothing new in Louisiana, but it’s a reminder of what’s to come during the upcoming summer months. Louisiana is described as a humid and subtropical climate. The Gulf of Mexico is a big player in the overall climate throughout the year. The southerly winds t


2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison

Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.


Fired Alexandria officer re-sentenced, appeal pending

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Kenneth Seth Thomas, a former Alexandria Police Department officer who pleaded guilty last October to abuse of office and was initially sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections by one judge, has been re-sentenced by another judge.


After CEO charged with bank fraud doesn't show up, concerns raised he left the country

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Roger Boggs, the CEO of Revolution Aluminum (formerly American Specialty Alloys), who was supposed to bring a $1.5 billion aluminum plant to Pineville back in 2015, didn't show up to court on Wednesday in Rapides Parish for a felony pre-trial hearing.


APD: 1 brought to hospital after reported shooting on Willow Glen

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department has confirmed that one person was brought the hospital after a reported shooting on Willow Glen. Around 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday night, APD was advised of a shooting in the 2900 block of Willow Glen. The victim was brought to the hospital before


Victim advocacy training in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, La. (Children's Advocacy Network) - An investigation of child abuse and possible legal proceedings are stressful for child victims and their families. As the criminal justice system was designed for adults, it can be a confusing, frightening and frustrating experience for a child and the