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Attempted Murder Arrest

Michael Butler Jr.

Michael Butler Jr.
Press Release
May 14, 2013 – On 05-10-2013, Alexandria Police arrested Michael Butler Jr., 20 of Alexandria and charged him with 1ct-Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and 1ct-2nd Degree Battery.
On 05-08-2013 at approximately 3:56PM, APD officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 Block of McEnery Avenue in reference to reported shots fired.
Upon officer’s [...]

Young Woman Arrested at Walmart for Shoplifting & Drugs

Katie Sparks

Katie Sparks
Alexandria police say they’ve arrested a young woman for shoplifting and possession of drugs. She is 21-year-old Katie Sparks of the Elmer community. She’s accused of taking items from Wal-mart and carrying meth, pills and drug paraphernalia.
APD officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive. The Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention Officers had a shoplifter [...]

Former School Bus Driver Arrested for Sexual Crimes

Walter Newson Jr.

Press Release
Walter Newson Jr.
May 10, 2013 – On March 28, 2013, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to allegation of sexual criminal acts perpetrated by a former school bus driver in the Alexandria area.
The complainant reported to have received information that 67-year-old Walter Newson Jr. had committed multiple criminal sexual acts [...]

Narcotics Arrest

Marijuana Arrest

Thomas Holt, Jr.
Press Release
May 10, 2013 – On Monday, Alexandria Police arrested 22-year-old Thomas Holt, Jr. of Alexandria on drug charges.
APD officers were patrolling in the area of Ball Powell and Kelly Streets at approximately 6:06 p.m. when they spotted Holt. Having knowledge that Holt had an outstanding warrant for his arrest through the Alexandria [...]

Couple Arrested for Stealing Utility Trailers

Cathy Walters

Justin Walters
May 10, 2013 – Alexandria police have added another suspect to the theft of utility trailers in Alexandria. He’s 50-year-old Justin Walters of Elmer. They had already arrested a Glenmora woman in the case. He’s charged with 4 counts of possession of stolen goods.
Press Release
Cathy Walters
May 10, 2013 -  On Monday, Alexandria Police arrested [...]

Fats Domino’s Piano Unveiled in New Orleans

Fats Domino

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne was on hand for the unveiling on Thursday. Photo courtesy: AP
It’s taken years, but a piece of American music history has been restored to its rightful glory. Fats Domino’s white grand piano was unveiled in a ceremony at the old U.S. mint Thursday in New Orleans.
The piano was almost destroyed during [...]


 Service Groups/Volunteers needed to Adopt-a-Lot for Rapides Habitat for Humanity


When the grass gets too long, we are fined $175.  Please lend us a hand by adopting one of our lots to mow as needed.

This is an excellent community service project for civic organizations, church groups, youth groups, greek fraternities/sororities, social clubs, families, and [...]

Downtown at Sundown Concert Series

[ May 31, 2013; 5:30 pm; June 7, 2013; 5:30 pm; ]  


15th Annual Downtown at Sundown

The City of Lake Charles announces plans for the 15th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series for four consecutive Fridays from 5:30-9 p.m., beginning May 17. The “street-fair” format will feature a variety of music and entertainment as well as food and beverage, table top galleries, merchandise vendors and activities for [...]

Teens Arrested for Copper Theft in Deville


May 3, 2013 – Rapides deputies say they’ve arrested two teens for theft of copper from camps in the Open Bayou area of Deville.
One is 18-year-old Kyle Chase Rabalais of Alexandria, and the other is 19-year-old Clinton Gregory Woodson of Deville. Both are charged with burglary and theft and with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kyle Chase [...]

Leesville Woman Accused of Felony Theft

Tina Verrier

Tina Verrier
May 2, 2013 – A Leesville woman is arrested by Alexandria police for stealing from Silver Dollar Pawn. Police say 47-year-old Tina Verrier worked at the well-known store and loaned herself money on bogus items.
On May 1st, APD was dispatched to Silver Dollar Pawn on Masonic Drive in reference to an internal theft.
Through an [...]