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History major recognized for her work


Anna Heaven Smith, a senior history major at LSU Alexandria, earned 2nd place in the undergraduate division of the W. Darrell Overdyke Student Awards Competition in North Louisiana History for 2013. Her paper, “Bonnie and Clyde: A Personal and Criminal History,” was written in the fall semester for History 4901 Independent Study research class directed [...]

NSU: ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the 25th summer session of the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars June 9-29. ADVANCE is the only residential program for gifted youth in the state of Louisiana that is affiliated with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP).
ADVANCE is a three-week residential program that offers a demanding and exciting [...]

Bunkie Teen Charged with Rape of a Juvenile


Avoyelles deputies arrested 18-year-old Jared Ducote Thursday. They say he’s also accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Investigators say they believe the incident happened at a weekend party in the 200 block of Sewell Street, and they believe alcohol was involved.
According to Sheriff Doug Anderson, Jared Ducote was arrested on an [...]

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 [...]