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First lawsuit filed in I-75 accident
Attorney for Warren family files in Palm Beach County, Fla. One family of a child killed in the Jan. 3 multi-vehicle accident near Gainesville, Fla., has filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County, Fla. It is the first of what is expected to be several lawsuits concerning the accident that killed seven pe
Jason Wright found guilty in 2017 barricade situation case
AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A verdict is in at the Marksville courthouse in a case that dates back to September 2017 where a man was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder following a standoff on Highway 454.
La. Guard training battalion welcomes new commander
PINEVILLE, La. (LANG) - The Louisiana National Guard’s Lt. Col. Katrina Lloyd, of Alexandria, relinquished command of 2nd Battalion, 199th Regiment to Lt. Col. Jacques Comeaux, of New Iberia, during an official ceremony at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Jan. 13.
It’s okay to ask ‘Why?’
When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday. Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.
On senate floor, Cassidy speaks in memory of 5 Marksville children killed in tragic car crash
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today spoke on the Senate floor in memory of the five children from Marksville, Louisiana, who were tragically killed in a car wreck last week in Florida.
Cleco gets final approval to acquire NRG power plants serving nine co-ops across Louisiana
Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC's $1 billion acquisition of NRG power plants and facilities that serve nine power cooperatives throughout Louisiana received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Suspect arrested after fighting with APD officer, holding gun to his head
ALEXANDRIA, La. (APD) - A suspect was arrested after fighting with an APD officer and threatening him with a gun. Around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, an APD officer encountered a male committing a traffic violation on a bicycle on Broadway Avenue.
Funeral arrangements for Cara Descant
AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - News Channel 5 has learned of the funeral arrangments for Cara Descant, one of the five children from Avoyelles Parish that died in the Gainesville crash.
Marksville teachers surprise students a day before school starts
MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - Marksville Elementary School and High School teachers loaded four buses Tuesday, on a mission to find their students. "Actually meet the kids on their turf, see where they live," said Marksville Elementary School Principal Nicole Gagnard.
Louisiana shrimp season to close for some state waters
BATON ROUGE, La. (LDWF) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that the 2018 fall shrimp season will officially close at sunset on Monday, January 21, 2019, in the following portions of state inside waters:
One of the main killers behind motor vehicle crashes
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Did you know that not wearing a seat belt is the number one reason why people are killed in vehicular crashes according to Louisiana State Police?. Here in Louisiana, wearing a seat belt in the front seat of a car usually isn't the problem. We tend to forget to buckle up in
Avoyelles Police Jury's patience wearing thin on library projects
Thevenote vows quick action on Effie, Mansura branches. Establishing a new library branch in Effie and a new home for the branch in Mansura has taken longer than had been expected, and the patience of some Avoyelles Police Jury members was wearing thin.
Marksville community holds candlelight vigil for crash victims and their families
MARKSVILLE, La. (KLFY) - A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Marksville to honor the 5 local children killed in a fiery wreck in Florida last week. Community members, along with various Priests and Pastors came together in prayer, for healing in their community.
News 10's Morning Rush Headlines for 1/8/2019
The Marksville community came together in prayer for a candlelight vigil Monday night, to honor the 5 local victims who died in a fiery crash in Florida last week. The community wants the families of the victims, to know they'll be there for them in their time of need.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST
ALEXANDRIA POLICE ARREST A MAN THEY SAY HELD HIS GUN TO AN OFFICER’S HEAD AND USED THE OFFICER’S TASER ON HIM AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP. VERNON HOLDEN JR. 51-YEAR-OLD VERNON HOLDEN JUNIOR OF ALEXANDRIA IS CHARGED WITH BATTERY OF A POLICE OFFICER, DISARMING AN OFFICER, ARMED ROBBERY, OBSTRUCTING A PASSAGE
Seven Victims Identified After Fatal Fiery Wreck on Florida Interstate
Authorities have released the names of the victims of a multi-vehicle collision on a Florida highway, with five children among the seven dead. Two truck drivers and five adolescents were involved in the tragic Jan. 3 accident while traveling to Disney World on a church-sponsored trip. The victims we
Please Pray for the Families of These Pentecostal Children Killed in Fiery Wreck
They were on their way to Disney World when the unthinkable happened. Five children and seven adults died in a fiery car crash that made international headlines: Cierra Bordelan, 9; Joel Cloud, 14; Brieana Descant, 10; Cara Descant, 13 and Jeremiah Warren, 14.
Ball residents concerned about damaged culverts
BALL, La. (KALB) - With all of the recent rain, residents on Chevalier Street in Ball are seeking help from the town to repair culverts that are causing flooding. Selma Sickel, Richard Schilk, and Dusty Chandler have been reaching out to the town of Ball for the past two years to get the caving culv
Police: Apartment manager in Louisiana keeps rent money; charged with theft
NATCHITOCHES, LA (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV) - Courtesy: John Walton (KTAL, KMSS, KSHV) Natchitoches Police say an apartment manager in Natchitoches is facing charges for keeping rent money for herself.
Suspect arrested in September, January arson investigation
ALEXANDRIA, La. (Alexandria Police Department) - A suspect and an accomplice were arrested after an investigation in arson cases from September and January. On September 9, the Alexandria Police Department responded to a report of a battery at a house on Madeline Street. A female victim, who was pre