Javonti Thomas, KALB News Channel 5

Javonti Thomas

KALB News Channel 5

Alexandria, LA, United States

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Past articles by Javonti:

‘It’s truly a crisis’: Mental health disparities in rural Louisiana, statewide mental health professional shortage

Louisiana is experiencing a drastic mental health shortage. It worsens for those living in rural communities. → Read More

Rapides Parish bus drivers bid on routes 1 week before start of school

Many voiced frustrations off camera about the process. → Read More

Great Health Divide: Health impacts of homelessness and inadequate housing, 100K+ Louisianians at risk of eviction

The Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition and state housing advocates are preparing for an influx of evictions and homelessness as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire on July 31st. → Read More

Safe Dates Summer Camp begins Monday, teaches teens about dating violence

The CDC estimates dating violence affects millions of teens each year. → Read More

Authorities investigating bomb threat in Marksville

First responders are investigating a bomb threat in Marksville Tuesday morning. → Read More

Great Health Divide: Youth vaccination key to achieving herd immunity

Would you let your child get a coronavirus vaccine? Doctors say their vaccination is key to achieving herd immunity. → Read More

South Louisiana murder suspect arrested in Central Louisiana parish

A man wanted for murder in Livingston Parish was arrested in Central Louisiana. → Read More

Rapides Symphony Orchestra launches web series, seeks questions from community

A new web series will answer your answers about the Rapides Symphony Orchestra. → Read More

DEGREES DURING LOCKDOWN: More adults seeking degrees, skills during pandemic

More adults are looking to expand their arsenals of skills during the pandemic. → Read More

Grant Parish deputies arrest man after fatal stabbing

A Pollock man is facing murder charges related to a deadly stabbing. → Read More

NEED RENTAL ASSISTANCE? Eviction moratorium extend, state financial assistance program active now

Are you struggling to pay your rent because of the pandemic? There are two ways to get help now. → Read More

2 hurt in Sunday night shooting, no suspects

Alexandria Police are investigating after two people were shot just before midnight. → Read More

Substance abuse spikes in Cenla, local organization starts support group

A local non-profit is seeing an influx of patients in need of care a year after the pandemic began. → Read More

Alexandria Utility Director: Large water consumption strained city’s water system during winter storm

The City of Alexandria's Utility Director speaks about what went wrong with water pressure during the winter storm. → Read More

Children’s Miracle Network Mediathon donations surpass $40,000

Javonti Thomas wraps up the day's success with the Children's Miracle Network Mediathon. → Read More

SAFE CENTRAL: How effective is your face mask?

One company that sells face masks has tips to determine their effectiveness. → Read More

Alexandria police investigate 4 homicides in January

The city saw four homicides in the month of January. → Read More

Krewe of Life Blood drive, donations greatly needed

Blood levels in Central Louisiana are at a critically low level. → Read More

SAFE CENTRAL: Children’s Advocacy Network works to combat trafficking in Central Louisiana

A local agency is taking a proactive stance to educate the community about human trafficking in Central Louisiana. → Read More

SAFE CENTRAL: What human trafficking looks like in Central Louisiana

Most trafficking victims in Central Louisiana are trafficked by members of their family. → Read More