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Pineville man fatally struck by vehicle in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A man from Pineville was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in Alexandria on Feb. 26. The Alexandria Police Department has revealed that Nathan Hale, 83, was walking in a parking lot in the 1400 block of MacArthur Drive when he was struck by a truck around 9:30 a.m.
Alexandria man arrested for a firearm violation
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - An Alexandria man has been arrested on weapons charges. According to the Alexandria Police Department, officers responded to a Bolton Avenue convenience store on February 25 around 9 p.m. in reference to a person with a gun. APD arrested Cedrick Hongo, 36, for one count of illegal carrying of a weapon, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of obstruction of justice.
APD Investigating Homicide
Alexandria, La - On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 2:55 AM the Alexandria Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Levin Street in reference to a deceased individual. Responding officers discovered 54–year–old Mickel Fells of Alexandria, LA, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. This is currently...
2 GAEDA members have been replaced, search continues for answers
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Alexandria City Council member Lizzie Felter called an emergency meeting, the first of several, to remove two Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority board commissioners, which included her appointee, Tracye Snow, as well as Candice Cheney. That meeting was scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, but for unknown...
RPSO Arrests Lafayette Man Following Brief Pursuit
Rapides Parish, La - On February 24, 2024 at approximately 8:45 AM, deputies conducting traffic enforcement on I-49 near mile marker 108, attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Lawrence Joseph Syon, 41 of Lafayette, refused to stop. The driver...
Trial for former Phoenix Magnet Elementary principal continued without date
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Former Phoenix Magnet Elementary Principal John Grimes was in court on Monday with Judge Patricia Koch presiding. The trial was originally scheduled for September 25, 2023, and was delayed until Monday, but instead, a motion hearing was held. Grimes faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles...
100% of LSUA School of Nursing recent graduates passed the NCLEX National Licensure Examination
ALEXANDRIA – The LSUA School of Nursing proudly announces a remarkable achievement as it kicks off the statistical year of 2024 with a flawless 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the Fall 2023 cohort. The LSUA School of Nursing has a distinguished track...
APD Investigating Domestic Violence Shooting
Alexandria, La - On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 8:30 PM the Alexandria Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to a female suffering from a gunshot wound as a result of domestic violence. The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Letrayvious Brown of Alexandria LA and APD has obtained a warrant for Brown for one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. The Alexandria Police Department made every effort to locate the suspect but thus far have been unsuccessful.
Groundbreakings held for projects at 5 District 62 schools in Alexandria
"We're gonna flip some dirt around here," said Rapides Parish Schools Superintendent Jeff Powell Thursday at Martin Park Elementary School at just one of five groundbreakings the district observed for projects from the $100 million District 62 bond. District 62 encompasses schools within the city limits of Alexandria. The schools...
Baton Rouge beverage company seeks Alexandria alcohol sales permit
Mockler Beverage Co.-West has applied for a permit to sell high and low-alcohol content products distributed by the company. Applicant representatives are listed as Timothy and Patrick Mockler. The distributor business will operate at 3630 Expansion St., according to the application. Mockler is headquartered in Baton Rouge, formed by Gary...
Do you know who built some of Alexandria's well-known historical buildings?
Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series. In honor of Black History Month, local historian and author Micheal Wynne spoke to the City of Alexandria Rotary Club about four Black local historical figures who were instrumental in building and shaping Alexandria and Pineville. The four he spoke about were August...
Jerome Stevenson's family press conference
The family of Jerome Stevenson has hired nationally recognized human rights and personal injury lawyer Ben Crump.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Alexandria, LA?
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around alexandria..
Audit finds Louisiana community college's statements were off by $600k
(The Center Square) — Central Louisiana Technical Community College bungled its financial statements last fiscal year by more than $600,000, repeating similar problems from the year prior, according to an audit. Louisiana Legislative Auditor Mike Waguespack issued a financial audit for the Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Alexandria last week that examined finances for compliance with accreditation requirements and state and federal laws and regulations for fiscal year 2023. ...
A Slice of Heaven: 4 Must-Try Pizzas in Pineville
In this article, we will be exploring four exceptional pizzerias located in Pineville. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Multiple conspiracy, theft charges draw $65,000 bail
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Ladaisha Freeman, 22, Alexandria — battery on infirm, contempt, $25,000 bail;. Michael Guillory, 41, Pineville — unlawful communication telephone/telecom language harassing, domestic abuse battery, probation violation, $5,500 bail;. Ronald Rhone, 56, Pineville — criminal conspiracy 5 counts, theft 6 counts, $65,500 bail;
Several multiple offenders charged with impaired driving
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Keonta Fisher, 38, Alexandria — OWI 1st, careless operation, driving under suspension/revocation, 2:56 am, $1,300 bail;. Jerry Hollingsworth, 30, Pineville — OWI 2nd, improper lane usage, 12:16 am, $1,600 bail;. Amy Lemoine, 43, Effie — OWI 4th, open container, reckless operation, fugitive, 10...
Alexandria Resident Arrested for Domestic Abuse on Webster Street
On February 21, 2024, the Alexandria Police Department responded to a domestic battery call on Webster Street. The victim sustained minor injuries. A suspect, Danny Prenell, Jr., 28, was identified.
Pineville homeschoolers discuss C.S. Lewis ‘demons’ at LCU
PINEVILLE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — 30 Pineville homeschoolers engage in collegiate conversation about life’s demons, dissecting a classic C.S. Lewis novel. Central Louisiana high school students participated in a monthly literary book club for high school homeschoolers attending Chapel. They were invited to take part in the ‘C.S. Lewis: Life and Ministry’ course, which is taught by Dr. Justin Langford and Dr. Tylitha Whatley.
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.