Melissa Gregory, The Town Talk

Melissa Gregory

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Alexandria, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Police: Alexandria gun store rammed with stolen SUV, 'a number' of firearms taken

Firearms were stolen Tuesday from an Alexandria store when a car rammed through the front glass, a repeat of a similar break-in in 2018. → Read More

Courtney Coco's mom unleashes on man convicted in daughter's murder

Courtney Coco's mother unleashed 18 years of grief and rage upon the man convicted for the 2004 murder of her daughter, telling the former family friend she'd never forgive him. → Read More

Forest Hill man gets support from national groups after arrest for COVID Facebook post

A Forest Hill man has gotten support in his fight to sue the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office over a 2020 Facebook post that resulted in his arrest. → Read More

State Police: Man shot while choking Alexandria officer with baton in stable condition

A man who tried to choke an Alexandria police officer was shot and wounded by the officer on Thanksgiving, State Police say. → Read More

'Lengthy sentence' sought for Daniel Aikens in bombings as murder case still looms

Prosecutors want a substantial sentence for Daniel Aikens, the Alexandria man found guilty Friday in bombings in Monroe and Alexandria. → Read More

Amid Thanksgiving closures, when will your trash be picked up in Alexandria, Pineville?

When can you put your trash out this holiday week? Governmental and other offices have announced closures for the Thanksgiving holiday week. → Read More

Alexandria man found guilty of raping Rapides Sheriff Office confidential informant

An Alexandria man was found guilty Thursday of raping a Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office informant during a drug operation. → Read More

ATF agent details 'blast scene' in home during Daniel Aikens' trial for Alexandria bombing

2 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents testified in federal trial of Daniel Aikens. He's accused of bombing a local business. → Read More

Woman: Man who set off bomb knew my name, address, details about 3 children

A woman who spoke with a caller who later said he set off a bomb near her said he knew her name, address and threatened to kill her three children. → Read More

Sheriff's Office: Rapides inmate tries to escape, jumps from 3rd floor of parking garage

An inmate was hospitalized Monday morning after he jumped from the third-floor of a parking garage in downtown Alexandria. → Read More

Pineville man accused of trafficking girls and forcing them to work agrees to plea deal

A Pineville man has pleaded guilty in federal court to the sex trafficking of a child and forcing that girl and two other children to work to support him. → Read More

Public safety top focus of Alexandria Mayor-elect Jacques Roy's 100-day plan

Residents can expect more community policing under Roy's administration, but his plan also addresses the state of the Alexandria Police Department. → Read More

Alexandria Police Department eyes biggest recruiting class ever amid officer shortage

After years of being understaffed, the Alexandria Police Department says it soon could have its biggest recruiting class in its history. → Read More

Boyce man found guilty in murder of 19-year-old Courtney Coco of Alexandria

A Rapides Parish jury took 90 minutes to find a Boyce man guilty Monday in the 2004 murder of 19-year-old Courtney Coco, drawing soft cries from her family and supporters. → Read More

Mom tells jury she's waited 18 years for suspect to face trial in Courtney Coco's murder

Courtney Coco's mother was the last witness called by the state on Monday in David Anthony Burn's second-degree murder trial. → Read More

Defense attorney grills Texas man who placed David Burns at site where body was found

A Texas man who placed David Burns at the site where Courtney Coco's body was found was grilled Friday morning for an inconsistent statement to police → Read More

State's first witness says David Burns told him he smothered Courtney Coco with a pillow

David Burns' defense attorneys spent Thursday trying to show how the person who killed Courtney Coco could have been any of multiple men she was seeing → Read More

Man takes plea deal, gets 20 years in 2021 Alexandria shooting that killed one

A man who was 17 when he was arrested in a fatal Alexandria shooting took a plea bargain Monday that dropped the second-degree murder charge against him but still sent him to prison for 20 years. → Read More

Combating child trafficking: Groups commit to working together under new law

The Children's Advocacy Network has worked for years with law enforcement − investigators to prosecutors − to combat child abuse, and now a new law will expand that model to include child trafficking. → Read More

Boyce man indicted on negligent homicide, other charges in 2020 death of Elmer bicyclist

A Boyce man was indicted Tuesday in the death of an Elmer bicyclist hit and killed in the Gardner area more than two years ago. → Read More