LSP: The arrest of an Alexandria man takes a large sum of drugs off the street
Posted on 1/29/2017 4:35:00 PM.
State Police say nearly two million dollars worth of drugs are off the streets of Central Louisiana as the result of the arrest of an Alexandria man. Trooper Scott Moreau says earlier this month detectives began investigating 37-year-old Derrick Felton for distribution of methamphetamine and he was taken into custody during a traffic stop.
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2nd Annual Alex Winter Fête underway
Posted on 12/2/2016 4:38:00 AM.

The 2nd annual Alex Winter Fête is underway in Alexandria. The three day festival drew almost 30,000 people in its inaugural year. Director of Community Services, Daniel Williams, says this year will be bigger and better than last year.

Daniel Williams, Alex Winter Fête, Alexandria

Could we see an east-west interstate through Central Louisiana?
Posted on 10/25/2016 11:52:00 AM.

There is serious conversation about an east-west interstate that would cross central Louisiana through Alexandria, connecting western Texas to Georgia. Malcom Morris of Leesville, who is with the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition, says the chance of a new interstate called I-14, is very likely. He says they’re working on getting a federal designation and Texas has already been issued one.

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Former Alexandria Mayor Ned Randolph passes away from Alzheimer's at 74
Posted on 10/4/2016 3:07:00 PM.

Ned Randolph, former Alexandria Mayor, has passed away from Alzheimer’s at the age of 74. Randolph was a five term mayor, serving the city from 1986 to 2006. Current Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says Randolph left his imprint everywhere in central Louisiana and treated everyone with decency.

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Historic O.K. Allen Bridge to be demolished Saturday
Posted on 9/25/2015 1:08:00 PM.

A significant piece of central Louisiana’s history will be removed with the demolition of the O.K. Allen Bridge on Saturday. The new Curtis-Coleman Memorial Bridge is currently being built right next to the old one and will be closed to traffic during the destruction. DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallett says….

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Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris re-elected after opponent drops out
Posted on 9/24/2015 10:44:00 AM.
Alexandria Representative Lance Harris has been re-elected to his state House seat after his lone opponent withdrew from next month's election.  The Secretary of State's Office reports that Vivian Brossett of Boyce dropped out of the race for the District 25 House seat.
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Red River predicted to crest in Alexandria this weekend
Posted on 6/12/2015 4:07:00 AM.
The Red River has crested in the Shreveport area and now it's moving toward Alexandria.  Jonathan Brazzell, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says residents can expect waters to continue to rise for the next few days.
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Red River continues to rise
Posted on 6/1/2015 10:42:00 AM.
The National Weather Service says floodwaters draining from Texas and Oklahoma continue to cause rising waters in the Red River in Louisiana.  Mario Valverde with NWS in Shreveport says the river is above 30 feet for the first time since 1990 in Shreveport.  
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Alexandria man arrested for allegedly throwing baby
Posted on 5/15/2015 11:56:00 AM.
Alexandria Police have arrested a man accused of throwing an eight-month-old baby against a wall.  Deputy Chief Cedric Green says they received a call from the baby's mother saying 20-year-old Devontee Smith kicked in the back door of her residence and threatened her and and the baby.  
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Rapides Parish Coliseum renovations begin today
Posted on 4/27/2015 3:35:00 AM.
The $22.9 million makeover of the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria begins today after numerous delays.  The project is finally getting underway after voters approved a bond issue to renovate the facility two-and-a-half years ago.  
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