Alexandria, La. (April 16, 2019)—The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on April 19 in observance of Good Friday.
ATRANS bus service will be closed Friday, April 19, and resume operation on Saturday, April 20.
The sanitation schedule will run as follows: Thursday’s garbage will be collected on Wednesday, April 17, and Friday’s garbage will be collected on Thursday, April 18. There will be no garbage pickup on Friday, April 19. Regular garbage pickup will resume on Monday, April 22.
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Stay inside, listen to weather warnings
Alexandria, La. (April 13, 2019)—The City of Alexandria has prepared for the expected upcoming weather event. Though the National Weather Service is not predicting heavy rains for our city, we may still experience damaging winds and possible tornadoes, according to Alexandria Utility System Director Michael Marcotte.
Citizens are asked to stay indoors if possible, secure loose objects outside the home if safe to do so and bring your pets inside to a safe location.
The National Weather Service is expecting a severe weather event for our area with...
Alexandria, La. (April 12, 2019)—The City of Alexandria’s Community Services Division Citywide Easter Egg Hunt 2019 will not be held on Saturday, April 13, at City Park due to expected severe weather.
The Citywide Easter Egg Hunt will instead be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Mini Park on Third Street in Downtown Alexandria.
Party for the Planet, planned Saturday at the Alexandria Zoo, also has been postponed. The Party for the Planet will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. For more information go to www.thealexandriazoo.com.
Alexandria, La., (April 7, 2019) — The City of Alexandria reports that all drainage pumps are running and the streets are continuing to drain following today’s rain event.
“We are carefully monitoring the weather and our streets, especially the Martin Park area,” said Merriell Lawson, director of public works. “The streets are the natural conduit for drainage, so don’t be alarmed when you see water in the streets. So far, it is draining well, and it is our hope that continues.”
Lawson noted the break in the rain has helped, but residents should stay off the streets as much as possible. If...
Sewer main work will result in detour
Alexandria, La. (April 5, 2019)— Horseshoe Drive will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, until 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019.
Relocation work on a sewer main is planned for those dates. The utility crossing and road closure will be located immediately southeast of the intersection with Jackson Street Extension.
This schedule is weather dependent. Weather delays could result in a longer closure.
Horseshoe Drive traffic will be detoured via Navaho Trail and Camille Street.
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Alexandria, La. (April 4, 2019) — Mayor Jeff Hall announced today that the Alexandria Police Department arrested and charged an officer with second degree battery and malfeasance in office in response to an excessive force complaint.
The charges stem from a March 18 incident in which the officer, Devn Cates, arrested a 30-year-old man for possession of ecstasy. When the suspect refused to follow instructions to sit down after being brought to the jail, the officer placed the suspect in a headlock and threw him to the ground. The suspect, who was handcuffed, appeared to be knocked...
Alexandria, La., (March 15, 2019) — A house fire today resulted in the death of one person, according to Alexandria Fire Chief Larry King.
The City of Alexandria Fire Department responded at 3:58 a.m. to 2103 Harris St. AFD fire investigators have determined that the fire started in the bedroom.
“This was a tragic event,” said Chief King. “It is important that people remember not to leave candles or cigarettes burning or heaters unattended in their homes. We also urge people to install smoke alarms and replace the batteries annually.”
The person who died has not been identified....
Alexandria, La., (March 15, 2019) — Mrs. Joan A. Lee, retiring executive director of Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc., received a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during a City of Alexandria Division of Community Services Women’s History Month Luncheon at Alexandria Convention Hall.
Lee, a 1964 graduate of Grambling College, began her career with CCAC in 1967 as the assistant Head Start director and nutritionist. In only five years, she was promoted to Head Start director and later became executive director of CCAC, leading Head Start as well as directing programs to provide community...
Mayor Jeff Hall Reports Progress on First 100 Days and Outlines Near-Term Action Plan
Alexandria, La., (March 13, 2019) — Today, marking the completion of 100 days in office, Mayor Jeffrey Hall announced his administration’s progress toward addressing immediate city and community needs and advancing longer-term plans.
“We are excited to push forward projects like the 16th Street bridge and a police presence downtown,” said Mayor Hall. “We’ve been working on all fronts to make incremental improvements such as those aimed at better customer service and enhancing our community programs. At the...
Alexandria, La., (Feb. 11, 2019) — Mayor Jeff Hall has named retired Alexandria Police Capt. Daryl Terry as the new Public Safety Commissioner. “I thought it wise to bring someone in with his experience and expertise,” said Mayor Hall. “He will oversee the police and fire strategic planning, budgeting process and day-to-day operations.” Terry retired from APD after more than 33 years on the job where he had been the S.W.A.T. Commander as well as the Chief of the Criminal Investigative Bureau. The Alexandria Public Safety Commissioner oversees the police and fire departments’ staff,...
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