Popular Central Louisiana festival, Alex Winter Fete, kicks off tonight
Posted on 11/30/2017 1:45:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
The city of Alexandria's Christmas festival starts tonight as Alex Winter Fete begins with downtown being illuminated with Christmas lights. Community Services Director for the city of Alexandria, Robert Weeks, says the festival runs through Saturday night and visitors will enjoy live music, food, an Indie Village -- and everyone's favorite; ice-skating.
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Pineville police solve murder of female within 24 hours
Posted on 10/19/2017 10:06:00 AM.

Pineville Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of 42-year-old Latish White. A passerby found her body near the Pineville Expressway early Wednesday morning. Pineville Deputy Police Chief Darrell Basco says they learned 29-year-old Matthew Sonnier of Pineville was responsible for her death and arrested him in Alexandria.

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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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