Category Archives: Local Headlines

Local Teenager Charged with Negligent Homicide

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At 10:55 P.M. on September 11th, 2014 APD Officers were dispatched to a residence the 600 Block of Richmond Drive in reference to shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 15 year old male in the residence that had been shot. Officers secured the scene and called for medical personal and Detectives.
The victim appeared to have [...]

RPSB President Withdraws from School Board Election

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In a surprise announcement this afternoon, the Rapides Parish School Board President says she is withdrawing from the November 4th primary. Instead, she’ll endorse the other African-American democrat in the race, Willard McCall.

Also in the race is Republican Jennifer Atwood, a former schoolteacher.
Dixon has been under fire in recent weeks, when some members of the [...]

Buddy Caldwell Warns of IRS Scam

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says some Louisianans are receiving threatening phone calls that are scams. The callers say they’re from the IRS and demand immediate payment.
The IRS does not contact people by phone. Officials say just hang up, and never give the caller any personal information.
Click here for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

911 Ceremonies Held Locally, Nationally

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Today the nation observes the 13th anniversary of the 911 terror attacks with ceremonies at ground zero, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 2,983 people were killed that day.
Town of Ball Walking Trail and Memorial Park.
Many ceremonies were also held locally today. First, we head to Ball, where residents held their own remembrance at their walking [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Candidates for Division G Judgeship

Three more candidates appear today in a forum sponsored by the Exchange Club. They are seeking the Division G Judgeship on the 9th District Bench in Rapides Parish.
We asked them about their approach to civil matters, such as child custody and divorce cases.

Next week the group will hear from those seeking to succeed Jam Downs [...]

Arrests Made in Armed Robbery

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On 9-10-14 the Alexandria Police were dispatched 1700 block of Jackson Street in reference to a disturbance. The officer made contact with a male subject, who later was identified as the victim. The victim told the officer that his brother and another person picked him up from his residence against his will. While in route [...]

APD Awaits Extradition of Teen Accused of Bomb Threats

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A teenager faces serious charges tonight after he’s accused of phoning in a bomb threat yesterday. The bomb threat disrupted the day at four Rapides Parish schools.
17-year-old Reuben Byon of Fredericksburg, Texas is accused. Extradition efforts are underway. He will be charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.
Alexandria police say [...]

Natchitoches School Board Member Wins Candidacy Challenge

A school board member in Natchitoches Parish wins a challenge to his candidacy at the appeals court level.
The Ethics Board challenged Ralph Wilson’s candidacy, because he owes around 15 hundred for late reports. However, the trial court and the court of appeals ruled in Wilson’s favor, letting him stay on the ballot. They say they [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Dies After Reported Break-In

Fort Polk says an investigation is underway into the death of a soldier on post Friday night. It happened near Moran and Riverton, where a suspect was reportedly illegally trying to enter a home. An MP responded, and the suspect fled on foot.
When officers finally found him, they say they had to use a taser [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Girl

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Natchitoches police need help finding a missing woman who is mentally disabled. 28-year-old Ebony Prater was last seen Saturday at noon at her home on University Drive. She lives with her mother. She’s 5 foot 8 inches and weighs about 200 pounds.
Please call Natchitoches Police if you know her whereabouts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14