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Cabrini Opens Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Pediatric Clinic

Families in Central Louisiana who had formerly received healthcare at Huey P. Long Medical Center can now bring their children to the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at the Incarnate Word Community Clinic.
The new clinic, staffed by Erin LaCaze, APRN, FNP, opens April 24 at the 3351 Masonic Drive location. LaCaze has advanced training in caring for [...]

Sidewalk Groundbreaking in Alex


A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue was held today.
4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.
The construction includes replacing some existing sidewalks that are badly damaged, as well as laying new sidewalks in places that don’t have them.
The construction will take place from Monroe [...]

Crime Stoppers Complaint Leads to Arrest

Keane Lamar Jenkins

Keane Lamar Jenkins
Rapides Deputies say 33 year-old Keane Lamar Jenkins of Alexandria is charged with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, Resisting Arrest and Drug Paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, detectives with the RPSO Metro Division followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip reporting a large quantity of possible marijuana sales from a residence on Carlton Street in [...]

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity operates a store called Restore, where they sell construction materials and other items. It’s open Tuesday through Friday.

“We had a major reorganization to make it a little easier for our shoppers and for the people who donate to the store,” says Jasmine Dave with Restore, “this is a way to keep unwanted [...]

Homeless Grants in Cenla

More than a half-million dollars is provided for homeless programs in Central Louisiana; the grant was spearheaded by the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition.
The Cenla Chemical Dependence Council receives more than $200,000 for its supporting house program, and a similar program at Volunteers of American receives almost $160,000.
Some $131,000 goes to Hope House for transitional housing, [...]

Bunkie Man Arrested for Stealing from Crawfish Traps

Game wardens arrest a Bunkie man for reportedly fleeing from an officer and resisting arrest.
Agents say they tried to run a license check on Shannon Stevenson who was fishing more than 140 crawfish traps on Bayou Rouge near Bunkie.
Stevenson is also charged with trespassing and taking commercial fish without proper licenses.

Convicted Felon Booked for Firearm Possession

Kaleb Ashton Malone

On Monday, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Division received a complaint of suspected narcotic sales at a residence in Ball, La.
Deputies drove through the area and located a subject identified as 19 year-old Kaleb Malone of Pineville, who matched the description given.  Deputies explained the complaint and while talking to Malone, noticed what appeared [...]

Couple Arrested in Child Abuse Case

Jaohn Perkins

A couple originally arrested for cruelty to a juvenile is now facing additional Obstruction of Justice charges.
Deputies say they learned that Chasity Perkins and Jarohn Perkins tried to convince the victim in the case to recant statements made to law enforcement.
The two were arrested Monday, and both are ordered to refrain from any contact with [...]

Boyce Teen Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase

Tylor Anthony Hare

Tylor Anthony Hare
Rapides Parish deputies arrest a teen driver who they say led them on a high-speed chase over the weekend.
On April 17th, at approximately 3 pm, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Boyce area for minor traffic violations.  The vehicle, deputies identified as being driven by Tylor Anthony [...]

Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular Homicide

A single vehicle crash results in one death and the arrest of a teen driver on Monday afternoon in Rapides Parish.
Troopers say 18 year-old Trinity Sullivan of Holden was speeding when he vaulted over Highway 28 onto Barron Chapel Road, hitting a utility pole and then a tree.
A passenger, Brenda Starns, also of Holden, was [...]

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