Category Archives: Local Headlines

School Board Reverses Supt. Decision on Grading System

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Rapides Parish School Board members vote to go back to a numerical grading system, after hearing from unhappy parents and Read More →

Ethics Complaint Filed Against School Board President

An ethics complaint is filed against Rapides Parish School Board President Janet Dixon. Former Principal Fred Moore says Dixon was Read More →

Sanders’ Defense Witnesses Talk About Early Life

Defense attorneys for Thomas Steven Sanders continue to call witnesses today. The witnesses describe the 57-year-old convict’s early life and Read More →

Missing Natchitoches Man Found, But Then Stabbed

A Natchitoches man, who was reported missing, was found in safe. But he was stabbed this morning after an argument. Read More →

4 Arrested in Tioga Burglary Case

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4 people are arrested by Rapides deputies in connection with a burglary on Rigolette Road in Tioga. Landon Jordan of Read More →

Former Parish Employee Arrested for Fuel Theft

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Rapides deputies arrest a former parish employee for theft of fuel. He’s 43-year-old Kurt David Nugent of Ball. Deputies say Read More →

One Dead, Another Injured in Accidental Electrocutions

One is dead and another injured this afternoon, apparently after accidental electrocutions. It happened off Highway 1200 near Boyce. Rapides Read More →

Sanders’ Mother Testifies in Court Today

The mother of 57-year-old Thomas Sanders says she wants her son to live, even though he’s convicted of capital murder. Read More →

State Office of Group Benefits Expanding Customer Service Hours

Starting today, the State Office of Group Benefits is extending its customer service hours. The service line will be open Read More →

Penalty Phase in Sanders Case Begins Tomorrow

The penalty phase of the Thomas Sanders case in Alexandria Federal Court begins tomorrow. He has been convicted of kidnapping Read More →