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  • Beef cattle focus of program in Alexandria

    September 6, 2014 3:09 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A beef cattle and forage field day is planned Oct. 16 by state agriculture officials at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. at the state Emergency Evacuation Shelter south of the LSU-Alexandria campus along U.S. Highway 71. The... more »
  • Alexandria woman missing; car found burned

    June 1, 2014 1:25 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Alexandria Police Department needs your help finding a missing woman. They are looking for 27 year-old Sheterica Brewer. Brewer is described as 5 feet tall and weighing about 130 pounds. She has ‘JAMYA" tattoo on her left shoulder. She... more »
  • Cash-strapped YMCA closes in Alexandria

    April 6, 2014 1:06 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Turner Street YMCA has run out of cash and ceased operations. The Town Talk reports the facility has been a fixture in Alexandria since opening in 1967. Its board of directors announced the closing this past week. The City Park YMCA will remain open. Board... more »
  • Teen killed in crash west of Alexandria

    March 14, 2014 7:10 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Boyce teenager has been killed after a crash west of Alexandria. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Derek J. Stanley was pronounced dead following the crash that occurred about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 488. Louisiana State Police say Stanley was a passenger in a... more »
  • Alexandria taught to watch the skies

    January 20, 2014 7:02 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The National Weather Service is looking for reporters, and it's training community members through the SKYWARN program. Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist Roger Erickson presided at a recent seminar at LSU-Alexandria where he spoke about what to watch for when the sky darkens and the wind... more »
  • Free legal clinic in Alexandria

    October 23, 2013 9:18 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project Inc. will present a free legal clinic on Thursday in Alexandria. The Town Talk reports the clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Rapides Parish Main Library. Area volunteer attorneys will be available... more »
  • Is a Rapides Parish Cold Case Connected to Serial Killer?

    December 11, 2012 7:32 PM

    Authorities in Rapides Parish are searching for clues into who killed 25 year old Dorothy Rosier. About three weeks ago, hunters discovered human remains in LaSalle Parish. Using dental records, the LSU FACES Lab positively identified the remains as Rosier. Nearly three years ago, Dorothy Rosier disappeared without... more »
  • Improvements coming to Frank O. Hunter Park

    October 3, 2012 7:19 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to move forward on improvements to Frank O. Hunter Park. On Tuesday, the council introduced an ordinance that will allow Mayor Jacques M. Roy to accept a low bid for improvements to the park. Lose & Associates, a consultant hired... more »
  • Alexandria weighs swarm of West Nile virus cases

    October 1, 2012 7:30 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A regional state public health official tells the Alexandria City Council that mosquito season and new West Nile virus cases are beginning to wind down. The Town Talk reports that the council asked Dr. David Holcombe whether it should boost mosquito control in light of Louisiana's... more »
  • Fines for false alarms in Alexandria

    July 9, 2012 7:04 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria has started to enforce an ordinance that's been on the books for years pertaining to alarm systems. Police Chief Loren M. Lampert tells The Town Talk too many calls from homes and businesses turn out to be false alarms. Lampert says police respond to about... more »
  • Alexandria mayor wants to build utility pipeline

    June 27, 2012 7:15 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques M. Roy wants to build natural gas pipeline. Roy told the Alexandria City Council's Utility Committee Tuesday he wanted to talk about a new project -- building the city's own natural gas interconnect. The project would cost about $5.5 million. Roy says the... more »
  • Alexandria to hire 10 student summer workers

    June 18, 2012 9:27 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Ten high school and college students will work for the city of Alexandria this summer. The Town Talk reports that an ordinance passed last week will let it hire the student workers through the Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center. Assistant City Attorney Alaina Mire says... more »
  • Alexandria council works to fix audit findings

    May 30, 2012 6:35 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has cured one of the nine audit findings against the city during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The Town Talk reports ( ) the council adopting an ordinance Tuesday outlining a new budgetary policy for the city's Risk Management Fund. City officials were... more »
  • Alexandria woman charged with child desertion

    May 25, 2012 7:04 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Alexandria woman faces a charge of child desertion after officers arrived at a home and found two young children alone. The Town Talk reports police detectives had gone to a house Wednesday to find Dvisia Marshall on an unrelated matter. When they arrived, they found... more »
  • Alexandria council votes to increase utility rates

    April 4, 2012 9:55 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to increase utilities rates to help pay for future infrastructure improvements. The Town Talk reports those two items were among the big-ticket changes in the 2012-13 budget approved by the council Tuesday by a 6-1 vote. District 1 Councilman Ed... more »
  • Alexandria Man Killed in Traffic Crash

    March 3, 2012 7:39 PM

    An Alexandria man is dead following a traffic crash in Rapides Parish. State police say a pickup truck crossed the centerline of Louisiana Highway 3170 and struck a car about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Troopers say the driver of the truck was taken to Rapides Parish Medical Center with serious injuries.... more »
  • Alexandria officials focusing on initiatives

    February 23, 2012 10:34 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy and his staffers plan to meet over the next two days to discuss major initiatives for the next fiscal year, which begins in May. Roy said Wednesday that the purpose of the "retreat" is to roll out some ideas for the council... more »
  • Traffic Advisory: Alexandria

    February 23, 2012 8:49 AM

    The Traffic Department has posted an advisory between the times of Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 8:00a until Friday the 24th, at 3:30p. The Public Works Department advises traffic to aviod Texas & Elliott St. These streets will be closed for the Water Department to make repairs.
  • Alexandria Works to Remove Dilapidated Structures

    February 14, 2012 10:03 AM

    The city of Alexandria can't keep up with the demand for destroying dilapidated structures in the city. During the 20-month span from May 2010 to December 2011, City Attorney Chuck Johnson told the city council that 50 homes were destroyed, either by the city or the property owner, while another... more »
  • Alexandria City Council issues balanced budget

    January 25, 2012 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has balanced its budgets. On Tuesday, council took money left over from the previous fiscal year as well as increased sales tax revenues and putting them toward overtime for employees, contract labor and aging infrastructure. Thanks to an increase of nearly 4... more »
  • Police seek suspect in Alexandria slaying

    January 6, 2012 9:36 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old woman. Jacqueline Bazert was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her stepfather. Sgt. Bruce Fairbanks says the slaying is believed to have happened either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Details about Bazert's death have not... more »
  • JD will review Alexandria's council districts

    December 26, 2011 9:29 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The redistricting ordinance passed by the Alexandria City council will not be scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Town Talk ( ) reports the review is required as District 1 fell outside the federally mandated 5 percent deviation. That means District 1 has 5... more »
  • I-49 Work Set to Start on Monday

    October 16, 2011 11:57 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Work will begin Monday on concrete patching and related work along Interstate 49 in Rapides and Natchitoches parishes. The Town Talk reported ( ) the construction will be done between the intersections of Louisiana Highway 181 and Louisiana Highway 485 on both northbound and southbound lanes.... more »
  • Deal Hasn't Closed on Sale of Alexandria Arena

    October 15, 2011 10:18 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Nearly nine months after an agreement was reached to sell the closed Cowboy Town arena, the deal still has not been completed. Paul Maxwell, a local real estate broker handling the transaction, told The Town Talk ( the sale is still in process. Maxwell - to... more »
  • Fines set for smoking ban in Alexandria

    October 12, 2011 7:24 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria residents who plan to ignore the city's expanded smoking ordinance better be willing to be a little lighter in the wallet. The Town Talk reports anyone caught lighting up in a bar or within 25 feet of city property will be fined $100 for a... more »
  • Alexandria council considers smoking ban

    October 3, 2011 7:26 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council will take up for vote on Tuesday an ordinance that would eliminate all smoking in public workplaces in the city. The Town Talk reports the ordinance is being proposed by council President Roosevelt Johnson. Mayor Jacques Roy and members of his administration... more »
  • Man dies in Alexandria traffic accident

    July 28, 2011 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police say a 72-year-old man died in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at the city's South Traffic Circle. The Town Talk reports Milton C. Daigre Sr. was pronounced dead on the scene. The accident remains under investigation, and officials have not release any further information.
  • Alexandria gives hotel firm start-up fee

    July 14, 2011 9:08 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria will pay Noble Hospitality Inc. a "start-up fee" of $15,000 as well as provide utility incentives to manage the downtown Alexander Fulton Hotel. In exchange, the city will receive a property improvement plan and 25 percent of the profits that Noble earns... more »
  • Alexandria considers smoking ban in bars

    July 14, 2011 9:06 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria is considering expanding its ban on smoking to include all businesses in the city, including bars. The Town Talk reports the ordinance, if passed by the Alexandria City Council, would go into effect on Aug. 27. A public meeting is set for... more »
  • Supt. of Alexandria Catholic schools retires

    June 27, 2011 7:43 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Mary Ann Huckabay will retire as superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Alexandria on July 22. Huckabay's resignation was announced by Bishop Ronald P. Herzog. According to The Town Talk, Herzog said a search committee for a new school superintendent will be established and... more »
  • Alexandria faces Illegal dumping problem

    June 17, 2011 10:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria is battling an ongoing illegal dumping issue. Instead of discarding their garbage and trash the proper way -- by placing it on the street in front of their homes and calling the city's Sanitation Department to come dispose of it -- some... more »
  • Alexandria faces Illegal dumping problem

    June 17, 2011 9:17 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria is battling an ongoing illegal dumping issue. Instead of discarding their garbage and trash the proper way -- by placing it on the street in front of their homes -- some people are placing that trash on abandoned properties. Mayor Jacques Roy... more »
  • Alexandria starts looking for police chief

    June 15, 2011 9:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - City of Alexandria officials hope to introduce the next chief of the Alexandria Police Department within the next 90 days. Mayor Jacques Roy has appointed Loren Lampert to serve a 90-day term as interim public safety commissioner following the resignation of Chief Ernest R. Tully last... more »
  • Assistant DA to oversee Alexandria Police Dept.

    June 14, 2011 9:39 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria Police Department has its fourth leader in the past 18 months. Mayor Jacques Roy appointed Loren Lampert as the interim public safety commissioner Monday following last week's resignation of Chief Ernest R. Tully, who led the Police Department for the previous 10 months. The... more »
  • Alexandria Housing Authority Audit Released

    April 28, 2011 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An independent audit has found that the Alexandria Housing Authority kept shaddy books, paid invoices in a haphazard way and wrongly distributed money among restricted funds en route to losing almost $2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Outside auditor Dan McCaskill, an accountant from Mandeville,... more »
  • Fee increases planned for Alexandria

    April 11, 2011 9:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria officials are digging deep to find ways of increasing revenue to deal with another projected shortfall due to decreasing sales taxes and increased unfunded state mandates. The Alexandria City Council is considering five ordinances that would increase fees for the city's zoo, transit service, residential... more »
  • City of Alexandria seeks title to Superfund site

    February 14, 2011 9:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria continues to seek ownership rights to the former Ruston Foundry site and surrounding property for redevelopment. City officials and residents who live near the site have been working for years to clean up and rehabilitate the site, which had been classified by... more »
  • Northern Sections of I-49 Closed

    February 4, 2011 2:03 AM

    The National Weather Service out of Lake Charles is reporting that several portions of I-49 in Rapides Parish is closed. 1-49 from exits 80 to 94 as well as elevated portions of I-49 through Alexandria have been closed. The Gillis Long Bridge has been closed as well, but the... more »
  • 4 Accused in Shooting of Alexandria Water Tower

    December 30, 2010 10:09 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say four men have been charged after a city water tower was shot and damaged. Authorities say the tank was hit six times by bullets fired from a high-power rifle on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1. Five of the bullets penetrated the... more »
  • House fire kills man, injures his mother

    December 8, 2010 9:57 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a house fire near Alexandria killed a 58-year-old man and seriously injured his 93-year-old mother. Browning tells The Town Talk that Michael Normand and Ruth Normand were trapped in their blazing house Tuesday night. He said deputies got Ruth Normand... more »
  • Victims' hometown reacts to brutal murder

    October 29, 2010 7:39 PM

    A UL student is dead and his roomate in critical condition. Lafayette Police are still looking for a suspect after the two were brutally beaten with a metal object in their home on McKinley Street. 20-year-old Kenny Donnelly from Alexandria was killed. Police believe more than one suspect is responsible... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Relief Task Force Finishes Mission in Haiti

    September 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... more »
  • Horror-Thriller "Escapee" to Begin Shooting in Alexandria

    September 14, 2010 12:36 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Actress Faith Ford says she's dreamed of making a movie in her home town for a long time, and couldn't be more excited that it's about to begin. The horror-thriller "Escapee" is to begin a three-week shoot in Alexandria, where Ford was born; Pineville, where she... more »
  • Louisiana Crops Looking Better This Year

    September 7, 2010 8:51 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers are well ahead of where they were at this time last year, but Rapides Parish County Agent Matt Martin said it's too early to tell how farmers will fare when harvests are complete. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service... more »
  • Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

    August 25, 2010 10:57 AM

    Police are looking for the 300-pound gunman who robbed a Sabine State Bank and Trust branch in Alexandria. Based on witness accounts, police say the robber is a male who stands about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a tan baseball cap, white button-down shirt, dark shirt underneath and dark... more »
  • Gunman holds up Alexandria bank

    August 25, 2010 9:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Police are looking for the 300-pound gunman who robbed a Sabine State Bank and Trust branch in Alexandria. Based on witness accounts, police say the robber is a male who stands about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a tan baseball cap, white button-down shirt, dark... more »
  • Low Bid on New Twin Spans Between Alexandria and Pineville

    August 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The low bid for twin two-lane bridges between Alexandria and Pineville came in more than $34 million below budget. Jensen Construction Co. of Tulsa, Okla., was the apparent low bidder Wednesday, when the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development opened 16 bids to replace the 74-year-old... more »
  • Alexandria Officials Eye Graffiti Problem

    July 14, 2010 7:42 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The executive director of Cenla Pride hopes Alexandria officials will consider that organization when looking to solve graffiti problems in the city. Bettye Jones, who runs Cenla Pride, told the city council Tuesday that her organization has extensive experience running a graffiti-prevention program. The problem was... more »
  • N.O. Man Gets 58 Years in Alexandria Carjacking

    May 13, 2010 9:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced in Alexandria to a total of 58 years in prison for aggravated battery, robbery, carjacking, purse snatching and other charges arising from an incident last June. The Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria reports Thursday that Felton Hurst, who... more »
  • Alexandria Man Gets 15 Years for Three Fatalities

    May 11, 2010 9:57 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his vehicle. Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her two daughters, Brittany Isaac... more »
  • Third suspect arrested in Fireworks Stand attemped robbery

    December 31, 2009 2:33 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested the third suspect in an alleged attempted armed robbery on Christmas Day that cost one gunman his life and landed a second in the hospital with a gunshot wound. Maj. Jerome Hopewell told The Alexandria Daily Town Talk that... more »
  • Halloween meeting for 100 sex offenders

    October 31, 2009 4:26 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - About 100 sex offenders from a six-parish area in Central Louisiana had orders to attend a Halloween night meeting at the Louisiana Probation and Parole office in Alexandria. Officials say the meeting, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is partly to help the community feel... more »
  • Autopsy reveals Leblanc's death to be overdose

    October 26, 2009 2:48 PM

    On August 3rd, 2009, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle located on Hwy 743 in the Opelousas, LA area. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was identified by officers as one being connected to a reported missing person from Alexandria, LA. Upon investigating the... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »
  • Alexandria policing model changes

    October 8, 2009 12:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says changes will be made in the city's community policing model following three recent murders. Roy said Wednesday that he still needs to have some conversations with Police Chief Daren Coutee, but he said there soon will be some "revamping" of... more »

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