Category Archives: Local Headlines

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
You can [...]

Four Arrested in Gun Fire Incident

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Conrad Patterson
Latesha Boseman
Marcus Holmes, Jr.
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Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrests of Latesha Boseman, age 20, of New Llano, Conrad Patterson, age 25, of Fort Polk, Marcus Holmes Jr, age 19, of Fort Polk, and Alex Taliaferro, age 20, of Fort Polk.
The arrests are a result of a [...]

Wal-Mart Theft in Leesville

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On 1/17/2014 a report was filed with the Leesville Police Department in reference to several thefts from Wal-Mart.  On 1/27/2014, an Officer with the Leesville Police Department was requested at Wal-Mart in reference to an employee identifying one male and one female that were suspected of the thefts.  The Officer arrived at Wal-Mart and spoke [...]

Animal Cruelty Reported in Alexandria

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On 02-03-2014, the Alexandria Police charged a 13year old Juvenile from Alexandria with 1ct-Cruelty to Animals, in connection with an animal abuse complaint.
On 02-02-2014 at 7:27 P.M., the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a male abusing a small puppy circulating on social media. The report and the video [...]

Navy Concert Band to perform at NSU

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[ February 10, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling (318) 357-5773.

The Concert Band includes Northwestern State alumnus Josh Arvizu of DeRidder.

Since 1925, the Concert Band has [...]

State & Federal Routes Open to Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, District 08 Office in Alexandria, advises the public that all state and federal routes in District 08 are now OPEN TO TRAFFIC.
DOTD appreciates your cooperation during this past winter weather event.
As always, motorists can call 318-561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 for more information during freezing weather conditions.  Citizens can [...]

The Sound Of Music Opens Tonight as Planned

[ January 30, 2014 to February 2, 2014. ] The Sound of Music school performance was cancelled for their opening show this morning. However, the opening show will go on for tonight at 7pm as planned.  Pinevillehigh.tix.com or at the door for tickets.

The award-winning Pineville High Theatre Department is set to come alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC as the treasured musical takes the [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Update

Troopers across South Louisiana are continuing to report and monitor icy road conditions requiring the vast majority of overnight closures to remain in effect this morning.  These overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces have become too hazardous for travel requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly [...]