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Community Complaints Lead to Drug Arrests


Complaints from the community lead to two arrests for drug distribution.  Rapides Deputies say they busted 40-year-old Ray Anthony Scott and 27-year-old Randi Kay Schweyher after searching Scott’s home on Levin Street.
Scott was advised of his Miranda rights and gave written consent to search the residence.  Just inside the front door, deputies located an illegal [...]

Deville Man Arrested for Recent String of Thefts


In recent months, the Rapides Parish Sheriffs’ Office has received and investigated numerous theft reports involving four wheelers, motorcycles and lawn equipment in the rural areas of Rapides Parish.  On a tip received through Crime Stoppers and through further investigation, RPSO Detectives obtained and executed search warrants at the residence of Michael Wayne Chatelain of [...]

Vernon Parish Man Arrested for Sex Crimes


The Rapides Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit arrests a Vernon Parish man for sex crimes.  21-year-old Justin Allen Blaze of Pitkin is charged with carnal knowledge and computer solicitation of a child.
Deputies say a hospital notified them a couple weeks ago about criminal sexual conduct with a child.  Blaze was later released on a $7,500.00 [...]

LSUA Empty Space Players Announces 2013-2014 Season

Alexandria, LA – Robert Harper, LSUA’s new Director of Theatre and Empty Space Players, has announced ESP’s 2013-2014 season, dedicated to the memory of longtime theatre director and community leader, Richard Gwartney.  This musical season will include a production of The Fantasticks, the longest running musical in history, and close with Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning [...]

Merchants of the Future to Participate in Alexandria Mall’s “Kids, Inc.” Program


Program encourages youth to demonstrate retail entrepreneurship
Alexandria, LA— Alexandria Mall is promoting retail entrepreneurism among today’s youth. Ten kid’s ranging from six to fifteen-years old have been chosen to participate in the “Kids, Inc.” program.  The program is being hosted at select Jones Lang LaSalle-managed shopping centers throughout the U.S.
Kids, Inc. participants will set up [...]

O.K. Allen Bridge to Close Aug. 6

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the O.K. Allen Bridge (bridge number 840-43-0125-1) on US 71/165, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm and will reopen at 6:00 am on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  The closure for this one evening is related to [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Beating Up His Mother


Grant Deputies say they’ve arrested a Colfax man for beating up his mother.  William Sibley reportedly punched his mother in the face and then threw her to the floor and stomped on her chest.  Deputies say he had to be tased before they could take him into custody.
He was charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest [...]

Buddy Camp In Session This Week

It’s that time of year again:  Buddy Camp is in session and this week it looks bigger than ever.  ABC 31 Reporter Lauren Partain has more.

Buddy Camp will have their closing ceremony on Friday to wrap up the week.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/13

Library Book Sale Starts Today

Looking for a late summer read, or, maybe, you need some coffee table books for Christmas presents?  The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale starts today.
You can buy all kinds of books, including those that are gently used and donated.  And – there’s even more.

The sale runs three days at the Westside branch.  They [...]

VOA Receives Large Check from Wal-Mart


It’s a little like Christmas in July for Volunteers of America. Wal-Mart presented a 50-thousand dollar check to VOA for a program called “BEST”.  That stands for “Building Empowerment through Skills and Training.”  The program gives more than a hundred women skills to make it on their own.

The VOA also showed off its spruced up [...]