Melissa Gregory, The Town Talk

Melissa Gregory

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Alexandria, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Melissa:

Natchitoches woman dies after being ejected in crash

A Natchitoches woman died early Saturday AM after the Chevrolet Tahoe she was riding in flipped, ejecting her, according to Louisiana State Police. → Read More

Fired Rapides correctional officer pleads guilty to 3 excessive force charges

A fired Rapides Parish Sheriff's correctional officer pleaded guilty to civil rights violations that stem from three separate incidents in early 2018. → Read More

Alexandria man accused of stealing cattle, horse from Avoyelles Parish

An Alexandria man has been arrested after allegedly stealing four cattle and a horse from a public livestock barn in Avoyelles Parish. → Read More

Marthaville man who escaped Rapides custody gets 5-year sentence

In the plea deal, most charges stemming from his 2018 escape from a Rapides Parish prisoner work facility and subsequent two-day manhunt were dropped. → Read More

Rapides Regional, Cabrini learn from procedures used to fight COVID-19

Some of the changes instituted at Rapides Parish hospitals because of the COVID-19 pandemic likely will become part of the "new normal" as reopening begins. → Read More

Police investigating after body of man found in Alexandria

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating after the body of a man "shot multiple times" was found on Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Plea date set for Alexandria man accused of molesting children

A plea date has been set in the case of Brandon Wilkes, an Alexandria man accused in 2018 of molesting three children. → Read More

State Supreme Court won't hear appeal of former Alexandria cop

The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a former Alexandria Police Department officer sentenced to jail. → Read More

Man wanted for attempted murder in Alexandria shooting

The Alexandria Police Department is searching for a man wanted in connection to a shooting, according to Crime Stoppers of Cenla. → Read More

Police investigating after dead man found in Alexandria

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating after finding a dead man with a gunshot wound on Friday morning. → Read More

Coronavirus in Cenla: 21 new cases, 3 deaths on May 15

As Louisiana began its first phase of reopening Friday during the COVID-19 pandemic, 22 new cases and three more deaths were reported in Central Louisiana. → Read More

Coronavirus in Central Louisiana: 3 parishes see double-digit increases

More than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 now have been confirmed in Central Louisiana, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Health. → Read More

Learn how to gain entrance to Rapides Courthouse as it reopens May 18

The Rapides Parish Courthouse will begin opening to the public on Monday, but only 150 people at a time will be allowed into the six-story building in downtown Alexandria. → Read More

COVID-19 updates: Central Louisiana sees 3 new coronavirus deaths, 11 cases

Central Louisiana continues to see rise in coronavirus cases, deaths as state begins to reopen for business. → Read More

Get info on new hours, days for Rapides Parish COVID-19 testing here

Hours for COVID-19 testing conducted by the Louisiana Department of Health are being revised, and additional testing will be available in Alexandria on Friday. → Read More

Official: Time to plan for tornadoes, other emergencies, is now

Less than a month remains before hurricane season officially starts, and public officials are reminding Louisiana residents to plan ahead. → Read More

Coronavirus in Cenla: 42 new cases; Rapides sees jump of 22

The day after reporting just three new cases of the novel coronavirus, Central Louisiana parishes recorded 42 new cases on Thursday. → Read More

Coronavirus in Central Louisiana: Total cases rise to 951; deaths up to 50

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Central Louisiana increased from Friday to Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus in Central Louisiana: 3 new cases, no deaths reported

Just three new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Central Louisiana, and there were no new deaths. → Read More

Natchitoches man dies after being ejected in Sunday crash

A Natchitoches man died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Sunday after a crash in which he was ejected from his truck, Louisiana State Police say. → Read More