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.
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...
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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.
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.
Louisiana man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal wreck
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a wreck that killed a woman in November.
The Alexandria Town Talk reported that 24-year-old Chandler Allen Lewis of Alexandria was charged Friday night by Louisiana State Police.
The wreck Nov. 26 in Alexandria killed 24-year-old Leminee Olivia Issac of Alexandria.
Former Louisiana police chief arrest on multiple charges
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The former police chief for a central Louisiana town has been arrested on multiple charges.
News outlets report 34-year-old Nate Ussery, who led the Ball Police Department, was arrested Thursday. According to his attorney, Adam Huddleston, Ussery turned himself into police after being indicted by a Rapides Parish grand jury. Authorities say he is currently free after posting $50,000 bond.
Woman in active labor crosses stage to graduate college
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A woman in active labor crossed the stage to graduate from college in Louisiana.
The Daily Advertiser reports 31-year-old Anshonarial Greenhouse was in active labor during Louisiana State University of Alexandria's fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13.
Woman, husband accused of trying to frame woman’s boyfriend
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman and her husband are accused of trying to frame her boyfriend by claiming he'd kidnapped her.
News outlets report that 29-year-old Rebecca Lea Champion of Jennings and 33-year-old Christopher John Champion were arrested on criminal mischief charges. Both are free on bond.
Louisiana woman killed when brothers fight over gun
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a woman was killed when two brothers fought over a gun and the weapon fired.
News outlets reported that Alexandria police were called Friday night about the shooting and found 32-year-old Jazzlyn Fields dead at the home from a single gunshot wound.
Detectives say two brothers got into an argument and one of them went to get a gun.
Officials: Woman dies trying to save grandchild from fire
CAMPTI, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says a 71-year-old woman died as she unsuccessfully tried to save her 6-year-old granddaughter from a house fire in Natchitoches Parish.
Family says Egypt arrested Brit for military chopper video
CAIRO (AP) — The family of a 19-year-old British tourist says Egyptian authorities have arrested the young man over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background.
Speaking from the UK on Friday, humanitarian relief worker Shareen Nawaz told The Associated Press that her cousin, Libyan-British Muhammed Fathi AbulKasem, was arrested shortly after he arrived in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Nov. 21.
Former Louisiana officer sentenced for abuse of office
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for abuse of office, after his attempt to withdraw a guilty plea was rejected.
News outlets reported former Alexandria officer Kenneth Seth Thomas was sentenced Monday for an October guilty plea. The 43-year-old Thomas had been accused of selling drugs and having sex while on duty.
Police: Man killed in same home woman beaten with ax handle
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a suspect who kidnapped and killed a man from the same Louisiana home where he beat a woman with an ax handle hours earlier.
Alexandria police said 32-year-old Terry Williams was taken into custody Saturday afternoon not long after investigators linked him to the two violent attacks the day before.
Police say officers found a woman covered in blood after being beaten with an ax handle Friday evening in an Alexandria home.
‘Welcome to the airport!’ Ambassadors give lift to customers
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Melissa Myers had a bit of a wait before her friend Kim Bravo arrived at Alexandria International Airport from Jacksonville, Florida.
That was OK. She had the time to make a new friend — Michael, a resident at the Louisiana Special Education Center and a participant in the airport's new ambassadors program.
Central Louisiana man arrested on dogfighting charges
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Police in central Louisiana have arrested a man on dogfighting charges after a months-long investigation.
Alexandria police tell local news outlets that 56-year-old Clarence McHanney of Alexandria was arrested Oct. 27. He's charged with three counts of dogfighting, three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and one count of unlawful restraint of an animal.
Airman assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base dies in wreck
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — An airman assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base has died in a crash on Interstate 49 in Louisiana.
News outlets reported the wreck happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a car being driven by 22-year-old Airman Eduardo Ramos Jr. crashed into a bridge support.
Louisiana State Police say a motorist stopped her car to help and both vehicles and a pedestrian were hit by a tractor trailer rig.