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ABC’s Good Morning America Calling all Firefighters!

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It’s your chance to show America what you’ve got and win a shot at $10,000 for you fire department!

Wartime Exhibit at Watson


Northwestern State University freshmen Ashleigh Daniels of Marthaville and Benjamin Wright of Converse took a moment from studies in the Fleming and Jean D’Amato Thomas Reading Room at Watson Library to look over the “Wartime in Natchitoches Exhibit.”
The panels explain the region’s role during the War Between the States as part of the city of [...]

Deadly Crash in Allen Parish

State police say excessive speed, alcohol and no restraints are all causes of a deadly accident in Allen Parish.
The victim is 48 year-old Bryan Manuel of Longville.
Troopers say he was going more than 100 miles an hour just west of Kinder.  He failed to take the curve and flipped over multiple times.

Arrest Made in Burglary of Antiques

Obie Joe Dolejsi

Obie Joe Dolejsi
Rapides deputies arrest the person they believe stole nearly $10,000 in antiques from a home on Bert Paul Road in Deville last week.  Obadiah Dolesee of Deville faces theft charges.  Deputies say more arrests are possible in this case.
RPSO – On April 23rd, 2014, deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to the 100 [...]

Boil Advisory in Vernon Parish

The village of Simpson in Vernon Parish is under a boil advisory until further notice.
This affects all water customers in the village.

Suspect Arrested in Natchitoches Homicide Investigation

Lawrence Monette

Lawrence Monette
Natchitoches police are investigating their first homicide of 2014.  They’ve arrested the victim’s son, Lawrence Monette of Natchitoches.  The victim is 63 year-old Colton Pete Monette of Cloutierville, who was stabbed on Lake Street Friday afternoon.
Arrested in the murder of his father was 39 year-old Lawrence Monette of Natchitoches.  Monette is accused of fatally [...]



ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU of Alexandria is inviting rising high school juniors and seniors to campus for an elite, all-inclusive four-week residential program this June.
Participants will not only enjoy a true college experience, but they will also have the opportunity to earn up to six hours of college credit.
Applicants must have a cumulative high school [...]

Missing Juveniles Found

Cody Bates

UPDATE:  Teens Found
Two runaways are located and are safe.  Rapides deputies say teenagers Cody Bates and Braxton Taylor were found over the weekend.
Original Story – The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two runaway juveniles, Cody Bates and Braxton Taylor.
Bates has brown hair and brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall [...]

Early Voting

Early voting for the May 3rd run-off election ends Saturday night at 6.  These run-off elections are from the April primaries.  In Rapides, two major taxes are on the ballots.
One would provide a recreation program for the City of Alexandria and secure funding for the zoo.
The other would renew funds for the Renaissance Home, a [...]

Owsley Announces Candidacy for Judge

Owlsey announment

Robert Owsley announces his candidacy for division “A” of the 10th Judicial District Court in Natchitoches.  He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Rick Harrington.
Owsley is a graduate of Tulane Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1992.  The election is November 4th.
(Natchitoches, La.) – Natchitoches attorney Robert Owsley formally launched his campaign [...]