Alena Noakes, KALB News Channel 5

Alena Noakes

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Recent:
  • KALB News Channel 5
Past:
  • WAFB
  • KNOE 8 News
  • KPLC

Recent articles by Alena:

One found guilty in assault of Vernon Parish newspaper delivery man

Douglas James is set to be sentenced on Oct. 5 on second-degree battery charges. → Read More

PSC questions Cleco on August billing issue, why CEO and President did not attend meeting

On Wednesday, the Louisiana Public Service Commission questioned Cleco on their August billing cycle error, expressing their disappointment that the company's president and CEO were not at the meeting addressing their concerns. → Read More

Parents of accused rapist respond to lawsuit brought by minor’s family, deny allegations

David and Tricia Michot accused the minor victim of “voluntarily instigating and participating” in the alleged sexual assault by Jacob Michot. → Read More

‘Nobody is hiding nothing here’: Sheriff addresses handling of rape during RADE operation

Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood is defending how RPSO handled a rape case in which the victim was a criminal informant during a RADE drug bust, after an AP report criticized the office's handling. → Read More

District 4 PSC Commissioner Mike Francis discusses Cleco backlash over Aug. 15 billing cycle issues

Commissioner Francis has been told Cleco's August billing issue was “due to a computer glitch,” but Francis says that has become a regular excuse from several utility providers, and it is just not a good enough answer. → Read More

Brandon Francisco to face one charge in trial beginning Tuesday

Brandon Francisco will face one charge of attempted second-degree murder at his trial beginning Aug. 23. → Read More

Ball man involved in 2016 fatal crash arrested for third DUI, bond set at $100K

Micah Baden previously pleaded to negligent homicide after a crash killed his 16-year-old passenger. → Read More

Mother, daughter arrested after viral videos of alleged animal abuse at Cypress Arrow Kennel & K9 Academy

Tina Frey and her daughter Victoria Brimer were arrested by RPSO on two counts each of aggravated cruelty to animals. → Read More

Closer look at La. Democratic Party’s controversial senatorial endorsement

KALB Political Analyst Greg LaRose takes a closer look at the drama over who the Louisiana Democratic Party is deciding to back in the upcoming election against Senator John Kennedy. → Read More

Court takes up last-minute motions before Ebony Sonnier trial begins Tuesday

Rapides Parish Judge Mary Doggett heard several last-minute motions in the case of Ebony Sonnier. → Read More

State Rep. Mike Johnson discusses bill to provide for service members

State Rep. Mike Johnson discusses legislation he authored to help provide for service members. → Read More

England Airpark moves forward under new leadership

With Gen. Curtis at the helm, a number of England Airpark projects are on track and moving forward. → Read More

La. abortion debate reaches Vernon Parish

The Vernon Parish Democratic Party is looking to address the feasibility of executing the abortion trigger law, putting forward a resolution with the Vernon Parish Police Jury to push back against enforcement. → Read More

La. abortion debate reaches Vernon Parish

The Vernon Parish Democratic Party is looking to address the feasibility of executing the abortion trigger law, putting forward a resolution with the Vernon Parish Police Jury to push back against enforcement. → Read More

AEX grants approval for negotiations for new Interim Executive Director

The England Authority Board of Commissioners has granted approval for negotiations to begin on an interim executive director contract, following Sandra McQuain's resignation. → Read More

‘We Won’t Go Back’: Cenla residents protest over Roe v. Wade reversal

Many protesters equipped with signs attended the "We Won’t Go Back" protest in Alexandria. → Read More

Robert Ricks Case: Re-examining his death following his 2011 arrest

The sister of an Alexandria man who died in 2011 after an encounter with law enforcement is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review the case. → Read More

La. law to prevent abortion-inducing drugs by mail wins final passage

A proposed law to prevent Louisiana women from getting abortion-inducing drugs by mail has won final passage in the state’s legislature. → Read More

Kayla Giles pleads guilty, sentenced in identity theft case

Giles pled guilty to the identity theft in East Baton Rouge Parish court and received a two-year sentence. → Read More

RPSB votes to adopt policy eliminating use of corporal punishment in schools

The Rapides Parish School Board voted 5-4 to eliminate the use of corporal punishment in the district’s schools. → Read More