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'They were somebody one time': God leads woman to clean up Black cemeteries in Pineville
When Juana Gagnard heard the Lord call on her to clean up the cemeteries on Hunter Street in Pineville, she answered His call. Since December 2023, she and Kelby Hernandez have devoted their time and resources to mowing and clearing out years’ worth of overgrown brush and fallen trees.
Louisiana State Police: Bunkie, Marksville residents killed in single-vehicle crash
Two Avoyelles Parish residents died Tuesday in a crash outside of Bunkie, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers were called to the crash site about 12:50 p.m. on Clyde Smith Road in Avoyelles Parish, reads a news release. A preliminary investigation found that Carrington Ramos, 34, of Bunkie, had been driving a 2008 Acura RDX southbound when he ran off the road into a ditch and then hit a tree.
Alexandria City Council moves forward with removing Trayce Snow from GAEDA Board
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria City Council has moved forward with the removal of Trayce Snow from the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority Board, or GAEDA. The emergency meeting that was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, was canceled and rescheduled to be held at Tuesday night’s regular council meeting....
APD seek public assistance in their investigation
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the white female in the attached photo. This is currently an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident or any other type of crime in the Alexandria area, please...
Round Six: Pineville man returns to jail
Jamarcus Blake, jailed Monday under $101,500 bail, is charged with 1st offense violating a protective order, the sixth time he has been accused of that since 2020. Blake, 31, of Pineville is also accused of domestic abuse battery 2nd degree, assault and false imprisonment. He was on probation for an...
Battery charges snare two locals
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Jamarcus Blake, 31, Pineville — domestic abuse battery 2nd degree, violation protective order first offense, assault, false imprisonment, $101,500 bail;. Arthur Fleming Jr., 31, Alexandria — aggravated battery, resisting, criminal trespass, contempt, $18,000 bail.
Inmate, 2 Avoyelles Parish deputies arrested in Jerome Stevenson homicide investigation
Three men have been charged in connection to the jail beating and death of an Avoyelles Parish inmate. The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrests in the Nov. 4 beating and death two days later of 26-year-old Jerome Stevenson on Saturday through a Facebook post. Stevenson's family held a...
Alexandria judge speaks about God, helping others at Black History Month event
Being in a position to help others through God's guidance was the message 9th Judicial District Court Judge David Williams left with his audience at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church’s third Black History Month program. “He represents Black excellence in our community in comparison to all the negativity you hear...
Developer Eyes Pineville Vacant Land for Senior Living Project
PINEVILLE, La. - The property bordered by Shell and Azalea Roads has remained a mostly vacant field for years, but Pineville born-and-raised George Bennett remembers it differently. “I can remember when that was a baseball field and it flooded quite regularly.”. Flooded or not, MGM Development group says it sees...
Local arcade takes its patrons ‘way back’
It’s funny how certain sounds and sights can instantly transport us to another time and place. Taking a trip down memory lane allows us to refocus and remember the carefree days of youth. For some, those memories may include family trips or holiday traditions. For members of Generation X,...
Three draw possession charges Monday
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Kristan Blackwood, 53, Ball — possession 2 counts, paraphernalia, contempt, $9,500 bail;. Javare Donaldson, 40, Alexandria — possession, criminal trespass, contempt, $15,500;. Anthony Lewis, 31, Alexandria — possession, illegal possession stolen things, $10,500 bail.
11 charges face Alexandria felon
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Devon Barron, 26, Dry Prong — aggravated assault, $500 bail;. Delwin Decena II, 22, Pineville — illegal possession stolen firearm, expired license plate/registration, $5,100 bail;. Jamieon Osteen, 29, Alexandria — possession/sale firearm with obliterated serial number resisting, criminal trespass, contempt, $30,500 bail;
Man facing another armed robbery charge in Alexandria incident now held on $2M+ bail
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of three people sought on warrants for armed robbery, and the information provides some clarity into the arrest of one suspect in a separate incident on Feb. 5. On that day, deputies were called around 6 p.m. to the 4900 block of...
New Social Security Scam Could Soon Hit Citizens in Louisiana, Texas
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Scam artists are always finding new ways to try and steal money from Americans, especially the most vulnerable ones. Scams involving stealing Social Security numbers are nothing new, but there are some warnings about a new kind of scam that could impact just about anyone.
Two Alexandria Residents Arrested in DeSoto Parish After Pursuit in Natchitoches Parish
DeSoto Parish, La - DeSoto Parish Sheriff Deputies, LSP Troop E & G, and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a vehicle and foot pursuit that entered DeSoto Parish in the late evening hours Wednesday and lasted through the early morning hours on Thursday, Feb. 15th. The pursuit, which...
Pineville police investigate stabbing incident on Donahue Ferry Road
A stabbing incident occurred at 1708 Donahue Ferry Road in Pineville on Feb. 15 around 5:30 pm, leaving one individual injured. The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was assaulted by a male perpetrator identified as Maurice White, 56 of Pineville. Maurice White is described as a black male,...
Alexandria Rotary Club Confirms 'Summer Sounds By Brophy' Concert Series for 2024
The Alexandria Rotary Club has confirmed the second year of the 'Summer Sounds by Brophy' concert series, after a successful first year. The outdoor concerts will take place at Lake Brophy County Park on selected Tuesdays, with one additional date this year, totaling four concerts. The series begins with the Fabulous Armadillos on July 16th, followed by Xpedition, The Perfect Storm, and ends with the Johnny Holm Band on August 6th. Each concert will start at 5:00pm and include an opening act.
Chamber of Commerce welcomes culinary hub to Cenla
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is welcoming a new business to Alexandria. A grand opening and ribbon cutting were held for Associated Food Equipment and Supplies at 130 Wheelock Street on Wednesday, Feb. 21. A 5,000-square-foot showroom was unveiled, and the entire space is...
LDWF stocks Florida Largemouth Bass in Spring Bayou
LDWF announced its biologists stocked 126 pre-spawn pure Florida Largemouth Bass from its Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery into the Spring Bayou complex on Feb. 7.
CenLa tax preparers extend services to Opelousas, prioritizing financial well-being
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) In an exclusive interview with WNTZ FOX48, Brashawnee Johnson and Katreta Williams, prominent tax preparers from Alexandria and founders of Money Train Unlimited Taxes, shed light on their recent expansion into Opelousas. The dynamic duo discussed their commitment to securing their clients’ financial stability, the impact of their services on the community, and the importance of fostering a safe work environment.