Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Third Narcotics Arrest Since January Yields Marijuana

Marijuana Arrest

Troy Smith
On Thursday, Rapides deputies observed a vehicle parked in the roadway at Main and Lower Line Streets in Alexandria.
After deputies activated emergency lights, the vehicle moved forward, eventually stopping again.  When they approached the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana.
The driver, 51-year-old Troy Smith of Alexandria has been arrested three prior times [...]

Lagniappe Theatre: Summer Camp Registration

Lagniappe Theatre Company
Summer Camps now open for registration
Lagniappe Theatre
PO Box 14015
Alexandria, Louisiana 71315
(318) 48-STAGE
JUNE 10th-14th, 9am-12pm
Get ready for your child to explore the endless world of their imagination as every day is filled with wonderful games of movement, acting, storytelling, and living in the land of make-believe.  A class so fun, it’s hard to get your child to [...]

LSUA Approved to Offer Additional Sports


LSU Alexandria will introduce five additional sports programs by the 2014-15 academic year, a move approved Wednesday by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
The additional sports will be funded through the student athletic fee, booster support, and other donor gifts. The expansion of LSU Alexandria’s athletics program and the increase in student athletic fees was approved [...]

Disposal of Grass Clippings & Yard Trimmings Ordinance

NATCHITOCHES – In accordance with the Federal Clean Water Act (1972), the City of Natchitoches will begin strict enforcement of Section 28-1 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Natchitoches, which reads:
“It shall be unlawful for any person to [...]

Alexandria Man Arrested for Murdering His Mother

Crime Scene

An Alexandria man is arrested Thursday for the murder of his mother. 30 year old Jeffery Bell was found in Allen Parish.  Rapides deputies say his elderly mother was found Sunday in her home in the Foxfire Subdivision. They say she appeared to have stab wounds, and later they learned her son had taken her [...]

Minor League Baseball to Return to Alexandria


April 18, 2013 – Minor league baseball is returning to Alexandria. The city council approved a contract with a new league that brings minor league play to Bringhurst Field next month. Some seats will be roped off, because the historic ball park is in need of repairs.
- KLAX ABC 31 News
April 9, 2013 – Minor-league [...]

Pineville Man Busted for Child Porn

Gregory Rusk

Gregory Rusk
Rapides deputies arrest a Pineville man for pornography involving children. He is 36-year-old Gregory Rusk.
Rusk was arrested Tuesday at his home after the Cyber Crime Unit of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for computer and internet-related evidence.
Rusk was taken into custody and charged with Pornography Involving Juveniles. This charge is [...]

LSUA Registration for Summer, Fall Semesters


Registration for summer, fall semesters continues
LSU Alexandria is gearing up for the summer and fall semesters, and students are encouraged to do the same.
Registration is currently under way for both semesters. The regular application deadline for summer classes is May 1, but students can register any time between now and the first day of summer [...]

Jindal to Headline a Republican Party Fundraiser

Jindal AP Photo

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to headline a Republican Party fundraiser next month in New Hampshire.
The move stokes speculation the governor may be eying a bid for the White House in 2016.
Tickets for the benefit dinner in Manchester will run between $100 and $5,000 dollars. The money raised will support the campaign arm of [...]

Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” at AMoA!

Andy Warhol

[ May 2, 2013 to July 5, 2013. ]  
An Adventure in the Arts:
Selections from the Permanent Collection of Guild Hall
April 12–June 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-7pm


Saturday, April, April 13 & Saturday, June 9: 10:30am & 12:00pm

Curator Alyssa Fridgen will lead guided tours of the Guild Hall exhibition!


Art, Film, & Food: Learn more about the artists in the Guild [...]