Alexandria, La. (October 30, 2022) —Alexandria firefighters are investigating an early morning house fire that claimed the life of an Alexandria man in the Martin Park area.
The Alexandria Fire Department received the report of a fire at 5416-A Mansour Avenue at 12:56 a.m. this morning and the first unit arrived four minutes later along with units from Rapides Fire District No. 2. The fire was officially controlled at 1:08 a.m.
The fire is under investigation to determine the cause.
Alexandria, La., (October 18, 2022) — Required repairs to the City of Alexandria Elevated Water Storage System have resulted in the need for a boil water advisory, according to Supt. of Water Operations James Graham.
“All of our water test samples to date have been fine, but out of an abundance of caution we are issuing this boil advisory while we complete maintenance at the top of some of our elevated storage tanks,” Graham explained. “We expect to have the maintenance completed this week. This boil advisory is to remain in effect until otherwise noted.”
During a routine inspection by...
Alexandria, La. (October 14, 2022) —Alexandria firefighters are investigating a Friday afternoon fire at the Southwood Terrace Apartments.
The Alexandria Fire Department received the call at 3:44 p.m. today and the first unit arrived five minutes later. The fire was officially controlled at 4:08 p.m. There were no reported injuries. The fire is under investigation to determine the cause.
Alexandria, La. (October 3, 2022) —Local residents can visit with Alexandria Police Officers in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday night at the Alexandria Zoo for the annual National Night Out.
“For many people, the only time they interact with a police officer is when something has gone wrong,” explained Alexandria Police Chief Ronney Howard. “National Night Out gives us an opportunity to interact with citizens in a casual and fun atmosphere. It’s a great way to build relationships and show that are officers are caring people just like everyone else. It’s also a way for us to...
Alexandria, La. (September 19, 2022) — The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria-Pineville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will host an official kickoff press conference starting at 10 a.m. Thursday in Alexandria Convention Hall to announce plans for the 2022 AlexWinterFête. The award-winning holiday festival is traditionally held in early December.
“Through the years, AlexWinterFête has become recognized throughout the state as a signature holiday event,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “Every year the event features unique activities you can’t get any place else. We look forward to...
Alexandria, La. (September 7, 2022) —Mayor Jeff Hall, joined by representatives of the Alexandria Fire Department, honored DeAnna Robertson at Tuesday’s meeting of the Alexandria City Council for her heroism rescuing a driver from a burning vehicle following a crash last month on the Purple Heart Bridge.
Hall presented Robertson, a resident of Sikes, with a proclamation commending her selfless act to save the life of one of the drivers involved in an accident on the bridge on August 7. The accident involved a tree trimming truck struck by a pickup truck headed in the wrong direction on the...
Alexandria, La. (September 2, 2022) — Local residents are asked to join the City of Alexandria and numerous community partners in a day of service to benefit the community on Saturday, September 10.
“We are excited to be able to bring together so many community-minded partners to help us remember those we lost in the 9/11 attacks, honor our first responders and give service to our community. I hope you plan to join us next Saturday to serve,” said Mayor Jeff Hall.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the Alexandria Youth Complex on Masonic Drive next to Bringhurst Field. The...
Alexandria, La. (August 23, 2022) — Local residents are increasingly choosing to recycle their used cardboard items thanks to the City of Alexandria’s new recycling program. In the few weeks since the City partnered with Hometown Waste Services, LLC, in May, more than two tons of cardboard has been recycled with organizers seeing increased collections as residents become more aware of the program.
“We are proud of this drop-off program, which is free to the City and saves taxpayer dollars on disposal fees at the landfill,” said Sandra Washington, interim director of public works.
Study designed to encourage more diversification in awarding of City contracts
Alexandria, La. (August 9, 2022) — Officials will report the findings of a disparity study during the Alexandria City Council’s Economic, Workforce and Planning Development Committee meeting, scheduled for 3:50 p.m. today in Alexandria Convention Hall.
The study, launched in June of 2020, was conducted by Keen Independent Research, a national economic consulting firm, to gather data about marketplace conditions and to identify any disparities with City contracting.
“We conducted this survey to identify...
Alexandria, La. (August 8, 2022) — The City of Alexandria has launched an innovative new program to train city employees to earn a Class A, B or D Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
“The city always has a need for drivers,” said Oscar Donta Howard Jr., assistant director of Public Works. “The advantage to the city in providing this training program is that we get to train our drivers in-house and we can work the classes around the employee’s work schedule. The advantage to the drivers is they don’t have to pay to go to a school and it provides advancement opportunities for our employees.”
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