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Additional Arrest Made in Break-In Case

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Another arrest is made by Rapides deputies in connection with a late June break-in while a family was on vacation. Jessica Galloway of Alexandria is accused of theft and a firearm offense.
The burglary happened on June 29th in Boyce, and one other arrest has been made. Deputies say more arrests are expected.
Related:  Man Arrested for [...]

4 Arrested for Drugs at Local Motel

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Left to right: Joseph Richard, Ray Rollins, James Collins, Donald Ray Collins
Rapides deputies make arrests for meth sales at the Greenbrier Motel by guests in Alexandria.
Joseph Richard is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation. Ray Rollins Junior of Pineville, James Collins and Donald Ray Collins, both of Alexandria, are charged with [...]

Colfax Man Arrested for Stalking, Unauthorized Entry

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A Grant Parish man is accused of stalking and entering a Pineville home while people were out of town. Deputies say Jeffery Chelette of Colfax was found Monday in the backyard of the home after a house sitter noticed someone had been there. The homeowner says it’s a recurring problem.
Chelette is charged with stalking and [...]

State Bond Commission To Handle $200 million in Cenla Projects

The State Bond Commission meets tomorrow with almost 200 million dollars in pet projects on the table for Central Louisiana. These are capital outlay projects, which made it through the legislature.
Rapides has the lion’s share with almost 55 million dollars in projects. Evangeline is not listed for any stand-alone projects, though they’re included in some [...]

NSU Honors Graduate on 100th Birthday

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NSU honors one if its oldest living graduates on her 100th birthday. Pinkye Simpson Mitchell has earned the Nth degree, an honor for those who go the extra mile in service to others.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1914 and spent her childhood on a large farm near Many. She was the first of 12 children [...]

Baton Rouge Case Challenges Confidentiality of Church Confessions

A case in Baton Rouge has the Catholic Church defending its deeply rooted tradition steeped in confidentiality. It’s those traditions the victim and her attorney believe prevented the priest from reporting abuse he knew about.
Chris Nakamoto reports from WBRZ.

The priest told WBRZ he asks for your continued prayers for the church and for me in [...]

New Candidate Enters Race for City & Ward Marshall

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Edward Butler Junior announces his candidacy for city and ward marshal in Alexandria. He’s been a sheriff’s deputy for 15 years, and says he wants to bring new ideas to the office.
Butler is trying to unseat incumbent Terence Grines, who’s completing his first term.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

Former Oakdale Officer Arrested for Sexual Relations with Child

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A former Oakdale police officer is arrested for accusations of sexual relations with a child. State police say 25-year-old Skylar Frank was fired after the investigation.
Troopers say while he was on duty in May he had sexual relations with a child. He’s charged with carnal knowledge and malfeasance.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/16/14

2 Suspicious Items Found at ULL, Officials Close Campus

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Two suspicious items are found on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, triggering the cancellation of classes today and tonight. The threat was called in to a TV station, which caused officials to start sweeping the campus and cancelling classes.
So far, nobody is hurt, and state police say the authorities will stay [...]

Maness Speaks to VFW Members

Members of the VFW hear from one of the candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Rob Maness brought his campaign to Central Louisiana again last night. He spoke to the combat vets motorcycle association.
Lately commercials attacking the other republican in the campaign have been airing, but Maness says these are paid for by a democratic [...]