Alexandria

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The public is invited to tour the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI when it is docked at the Central Louisiana Regional Port in Alexandria, Louisiana, from 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 16. 

The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Red River as part of the commission's annual low-water inspection trip. 

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday

...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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A federal prosecutor in central Louisiana says a Eunice man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for persuading a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos.

The sentence was handed down Friday for 36-year-old Adam Shilow. A news release from acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook in Alexandria says Shilow pleaded guilty last July.

Prosecutors said that Shilow contacted a 12-year-old girl via the internet and pretended to be a juvenile himself.

They exchanged sexually explicit photos of each other in November 2013.

Louisiana State Police seizes $2 Million dollars' worth of Drugs

Jan 30, 2017

State Police said 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 said earlier this month detectives began investigating 37-year-old Derrick Felton for distribution of methamphetamine and he was later taken into custody during a traffic stop.

Moreau “found a large amount of narcotics on him and a large sum of cash, and later that day searched several residents and found more drugs and more cash.”