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Another Arrest Made in Dog-Fighting Case


Rapides Deputies make another arrest in a dog-fighting ring they say they uncovered over the weekend.
He’s 27-year-old Otis Cassanova Harris of Baker.  He’s charged with criminal trespassing, conspiracy and drug possession in addition to dog fighting.  He was arrested after trying to retrieve his vehicle, which was impounded Saturday night.
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Alexandria Teenage Girl Missing


Alexandria Police are searching for a missing teenage girl.  15-year-old Jamie Lakeisha Davis didn’t return home on September 27th and hasn’t been heard from.
Family and friends say she typically goes by Keisha or Lakeisha.  She is 5’1” and weighs about 110 pounds.  She lives in the 57 hundred block of Samuel.
Police say no foul play [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15


Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding senior citizens of the resources that are available as Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15. Staff members with the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are available and ready to assist with any questions individuals may have about their coverage and options. Medicare Open [...]

More opportunities for classes at Learning Center this fall

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There are still more opportunities to register for credit classes at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish this fall.
LSU Alexandria and Upper Iowa University will offer additional classes that begin in the coming weeks at the Learning Center, which is located on England Airpark.
LSU Alexandria will offer Public Speaking and History of Western Civilization I, [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Come Together to Help Needy

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Suddenlink kick off the seventh year of the “Connecting to Those in Need” Food Drive.  The program provides drop-off locations at several town halls, grocery stores and Suddenlink offices across CenLa.
As an incentive, those who donate at least 5 non-perishable items can enter in a drawing for a [...]

WWII Veteran Reunion Over the Weekend

Six World War Two veterans were in Alexandria this weekend for a reunion.  The American Legion Post 3 hosted the veterans who served at Iwo Jima.  The reunion had been in the works for some time, but the original organizer and member of the group passed away before it could happen.

The remaining members of the [...]

RPSO Discovers Large Dog-Fighting Ring


From left to right: John Daniels, 34, and Frank Williams, 30.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office breaks up what appears to be a very large and organized dog-fighting ring.  34-year-old John Daniels of Beaumont, Texas and 30-year-old Frank Williams of Alexandria are arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and dog fighting.
Authorities say they received a complaint [...]

Alexandria Man Charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder


A 20-year-old man from Alexandria is charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with a case that happened on September 30th.
Avoyelles Parish Detectives arrested Hoo Ngam Chau after responding to the scene of an alleged domestic battery.  Chau told detectives he and the victim were fighting over money.
Authorities say the victim had been choked.  The [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow

Early voting starts tomorrow.  The registrar’s office will have extended hours to accommodate for the expected early voting rush.

For more information about early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/4/13

Grant Deputies Need Help Identifying Body

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the body of a woman found October first in Little River near Lonnie’s Landing.
They’re releasing her description and say she was 50 to 65 years old, 135 to 140 pounds, Five feet, five inches.  Her hair was dyed reddish brown but her natural hair color appeared to [...]