Louisiana man arrested in 1989 deaths of 2 women
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An arrest may have cleared a missing persons' case that dates to 1989.
A tip to the case's original investigator — Rapides Parish Sheriff's Major Mark Baden — led to...
2 suspects in custody, 1 sought in cop trial witness slaying
DALLAS (AP) — Three Louisiana men are suspected in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer, authorities said Tuesday, cautioning that the...
The Latest: 2nd suspect arrested in slaying of trial witness
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of a man who testified at the murder trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger (all times local):
Louisiana man sentenced to 10 years in armored truck robbery
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing an armored truck at gunpoint outside of a Walmart.
Egypt court sentences plane hijacker to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land in Cyprus to life in prison.
Ex-loan officer pleads guilty to loan fraud
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to authorizing fraudulent loans, which cost her former employer almost $250,000.
Mother charged with trafficking child denied bond reduction
GLENMORA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mother accused of trafficking a child for sexual purposes has been denied a bond reduction.
The Alexandria Town Talk reports a trial date was set on Thursday...
Rising seas threaten Egypt’s fabled port city of Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, which has survived invasions, fires and earthquakes since it was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago, now faces a...
Louisiana man accused of stalking, trying to enter ex’s home
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and trying to break into her home.
News outlets report 32-year-old William Demond Slaughter has been arrested...
Woman accused of stealing bag with gun from off-duty deputy
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is accused of stealing a bag with a gun and other items from an off-duty deputy's personal vehicle.
Farmers move sugarcane a bit north; LSU tests cold tolerance
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — One of the world's northernmost sugarcane fields has been planted at a Louisiana State University research station in central Louisiana. The LSU AgCenter is looking into how...
Ex-Louisiana jailer gets prison in contraband delivery plot
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana corrections officer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for delivering contraband...
2 arrested in 38-year-old cold case in Louisiana
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Louisiana has announced two arrests in a decades old cold case.
News outlets report 64-year-old Leo Laird and 54-year-old Gary Haymon have been...
State seeks death for mom accused in baby’s burning death
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son.
Ex-Louisiana officer pleads not guilty in child porn case
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former correction officer in Louisiana has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges and sexual abuse of an animal.
Georgia man dies after car slams into Louisiana utility pole
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a Georgia man died when his car sped off of a two-lane highway, hit a utility pole and overturned while a trooper followed to try to make a...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leader of Louisiana's state House Republicans has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham for governor, as the three-term congressman continues to stack up endorsements in the...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter tried to kill herself and is now on life support.
Red River Bancshares: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) _ Red River Bancshares Inc. (RRBI) on Monday reported net income of $5.5 million in its second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Alexandria, Louisiana-based company...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Bond has been set at $500,000 for a 24-year-old Louisiana woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter.
KALB-TV reports Jasmine Anderson, of Alexandria, was...
GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting...
COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man being taken into custody on an outstanding warrant asked the arresting deputies to grab his cellphone, which authorities say was found nestled next to a bag of...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two voting rights groups are holding a four-day bus tour across Louisiana, seeking to register thousands of convicted felons whose voting rights were restored earlier this...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say three sheriff's deputies are accused of getting paid for time they didn't work during a campaign against drunk driving.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana prison warden and his ex-wife have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a corruption scheme.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A correctional officer in Louisiana has been arrested on 50 counts of possessing child porn and two counts of sexually abusing animals.
Artist’s vision inspires downtown Alexandria art scene
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The original Heart Wall in downtown Alexandria became one of the most popular pieces of art in the city.
And when artist Liz Cornett decided to paint it, she never...
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former vice chancellor at Louisiana State University is returning to the school's Alexandria campus for his second stint as interim chancellor there.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in...
Panel picks finalists for UW-Whitewater chancellor post
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of University of Wisconsin System regents has narrowed the search for UW-Whitewater's new chancellor to four candidates.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard has elevated an African American woman to the rank of colonel for the second time in its history.
Egypt court sentences Islamists to 5 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 36 people convicted of joining the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to five years in prison.
Libya speaker: No deals while armed groups ‘kidnap’ Tripoli
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Libya's Parliament speaker in the east said Wednesday no peace deal can be reached right now between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been...
Louisiana officer accused of knocking out handcuffed man
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A police officer in Louisiana is accused of putting a handcuffed man in a headlock and tossing him to the floor, where he appeared to be knocked unconscious.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Central Louisiana's largest city will buy two SUVs to handle fire department medical calls, trying to cut wear and tear on much more expensive fire trucks.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Alexandria.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 18 suspected militants to life in prison for allegedly forming a "terrorist cell" affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Former Louisiana prison warden pleads in corruption case
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former prison warden in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to two charges during his federal trial on corruption charges.
The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported that former...
Guilty plea ends ex-warden’s fraud trial
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana prison warden has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden Nathan Cain's plea on Wednesday ended a trial that...
2 dead in Louisiana house fire
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A 75-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman have died in a house fire in central Louisiana.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said in a news release that the...
Louisiana voters choose new lawmakers in special elections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters have chosen four new state lawmakers in weekend special elections.
Election results show Ruston businessman Chris Turner, a Republican, will take...
Woman accused of staying in vacant house, selling furniture
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is accused of living in a vacant house and selling its furniture and appliances.
The Rapides (ruh-PEEDZ) Parish Sheriff's Office says the homeowner...
Veteran Louisiana sheriff isn’t seeking re-election
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff serving his sixth term said he's decided to retire.
Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he will not run for re-election, opting to retire so he can spend time with his family, including his 12-year-old grandson who wants to be a police officer. When he leaves office midway through 2020, he will have served in law enforcement for 50 years.
Sheriff: Body of male boater, 26, found in Louisiana lake
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been recovered from a Louisiana lake.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's office tells news outlets that the body of 26-year-old Ryan Reed was pulled out of Catahoula Lake on Sunday. Sheriff William Earl Hilton says his office received a report about a possible drowning Saturday after a man had fallen from a boat.
Egypt sentences senior official to 12 years over corruption
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced the deputy governor of the country's second-largest city to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.
The Cairo criminal court also sentenced Souad el-Kholy, deputy governor of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, to a one-year suspended sentence for bribery, profiteering and squandering public funds on Wednesday. The court acquitted five local businessmen in the same case.
Records sealed in cases of women accused in baby’s death
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Court records have been sealed from the public in the cases of two women accused in the 2018 burning death of a 6-month-old boy.
Ex-addict, abuse victim finds hope at Louisiana facility
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Christmas tree is simple, clean, orderly— much the way Brittney Metrejean aspires to live her life these days.
It's full but not overcrowded. It's colorful but not clashing.
"It's the most beautiful thing," Brittney said.
The tree might seem unremarkable, distinguishable from millions of others people have in their homes during the holiday season only by the way they're decorated. But to Brittney, it represents so much more.
Cargo ship that blocked mouth of Mississippi is moved
PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened.
The news release Friday says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a draft of 30 feet or less. They said there were no reports of pollution or injuries.