Brooke Buford, KALB News Channel 5

Brooke Buford

KALB News Channel 5

Alexandria, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Brooke:

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

Cypress Arrow Kennel & K9 Academy owner booked on new cruelty to animals charge

Tina Frey, the owner of Cypress Arrow Kennel & K-9 Academy, has been booked on a new charge in ongoing investigation regarding alleged animal abuse. → 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

New trial date set for Brandon Francisco after mistrial declared last week

A new trial date has been set for Brandon Francisco after a joint motion for a mistrial was granted last week. → Read More

Family of teen killed in 2016 car crash protest after driver arrested again, this time for third offense DUI

The family and friends of a 16-year-old car crash victim protested after the driver was arrested again. → Read More

Lawyer for Cypress Arrow’s owner releases statement on dog abuse allegations

Bradley Drell of Gold Weems law firm claims Tina Frey is “innocent of any claim of animal cruelty” and that RPSO is going “overboard” in its investigation. → Read More

Ahead of trial, DA’s Office gets evidence of prior crimes introduced in Brandon Francisco case

Brandon Francisco was back in court in Rapides Parish on Wednesday, August 10, ahead of a trial scheduled in two weeks on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. → Read More

Ahead of trial, DA’s Office gets evidence of prior crimes introduced in Brandon Francisco case

Brandon Francisco was back in court in Rapides Parish on Wednesday, August 10, ahead of a trial scheduled in two weeks on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. → 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

Glenmora family finds Pennsylvania soldier’s WWII-era dog tag in front yard

The name on the dog tag was Harry F. Steding. → 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

Kayla Giles sentenced to life plus 30 years

Kayla Giles has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. → Read More

Alexandria man found guilty of 6 counts of child pornography

An Alexandria man has been found guilty by a Rapides Parish jury of six counts of pornography with juveniles. → Read More

One year later, deadly shooting of Tiffanee Bowie-Pinkston remains unsolved

It has been one year since Tiffanee Bowie-Pinkston was shot to death on the corner of Palmer and 7th Streets in Alexandria. → Read More

Alexandria gets its first Whataburger

Attention Alexandria: You have a Whataburger! → Read More

Latest LSU Title IX lawsuit has ties to Rapides Parish

Six plaintiffs have filed a federal civil suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District alleging that Louisiana State University violated their rights under Title IX, because the university failed to protect them from what the lawsuit calls a “successful serial sexual predator.” → Read More

Crime Stoppers: APD still trying to solve case of man found shot at rental housing units

The Alexandria Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Central Louisiana need your help in solving a case from 2019. → Read More

4 nursing home residents dead after “deteriorating conditions” in South La. facility following Ida; residents moved to Alexandria

LDH says this is a “serious and active investigation.” → Read More

Alexandria man convicted of 1st-degree rape of nine-year-old child

An Alexandria man was found guilty of first-degree rape. → Read More

Tips on how to safely heat home, avoid fire

We speak with State Fire Marshal Butch Browning about safety heating your home and avoiding a fire. → Read More