Category Archives: Local Headlines

Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Cabrini Students Fill Helium Balloons with Prayers

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The unusually nice weather for a July day sends Saint Frances Cabrini students outdoors for a balloon project.
These youngsters use helium balloons to make their own rosary and inside the balloons they place thoughts, prayers and intentions. The balloons are designed to follow the historic prayers these catholic children learn from their earliest days in [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Democratic Women Host Judicial Candidates

It’s a day of debate and stumping as candidates start working toward the November 4th election. The Central Louisiana Democratic Women hosted District Court Judge Division “A” candidates.
We asked them the most important experiences they’ve had and how that could help them on the bench.

The group also heard from division “G” candidate Greg Gravel. Greg [...]