Category Archives: Local Headlines

Body of Missing 3-Year-Old Boy Found

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The search for a 3-year-old boy who fell into a creek Monday morning is over.  The body of Alden Dauzat was found this morning, just about 24 hours after the 911 call.
Authorities say the little boy and his parents, Bridgette and Jessie Dauzat, of Winnfield, were fishing in spillway creek when their son fell in [...]

2 Rapides Deputies Arrested, Fired for Improper Behavior with Inmate

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Left to right: John Benjamin and Donald Weston
Rapides deputies arrest 2 deputies for improper behavior with an inmate.
John Benjamin is charged with malfeasance, prohibited sexual conduct and introducing contraband into a jail.  Donald Weston faces charges of malfeasance and prohibited sexual conduct.
Benjamin has been with the office since 2008 and Weston since last year.  Both [...]

2 More Local Attorneys Announce Candidacy for Pineville Judge

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Attorney Fred Pharis
Fred Pharis announces his candidacy for Pineville City and Ward judge.
Pharis has practiced law for more than 30 years.  He’s seeking the job vacancy being left by retiring judge Phillip Terrell.
One other candidate has already announced her candidacy for this open seat to be decided this fall.
 
And, a third candidate today announces he’s [...]

Chamber Promotes “Work Keys” Program

The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called “Work Keys” to help employers recruit skilled members of their work force.

Call the Chamber at 318.442.6671 if you have any additional questions.
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McAllister Asks for Forgiveness After Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer

Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister, is coming under fire after getting caught on camera kissing one of his staffers.  The married lawmaker is speaking out today, asking his wife and kids to forgive him and trying to save his job.  ABC’s Jeff Zeleny has the story.

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Police Search for 2 Missing Juveniles

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 2 missing juveniles, 12 year old Ariel Blaze Robin and 15 year old Henry Bieber, Jr.
Ariel Robin was last seen at 9:30 P.M., on April 6, 2014 running from her residence on Wenck Street in Leonville and getting into a white [...]

McAllister Caught on Tape Kissing Staffer

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Vance McAllister is accused of infidelity in a video available in a West Monroe newspaper.
The West Monroe newspaper is showing a video on its web site purporting to be Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister embracing a woman whom is not his wife.  The video can be viewed here.
McAllister, a republican, has issued a statement [...]

Municipal Election Results

Voters in surrounding parishes elected city and town officials this past Saturday.
In Leesville, the new mayor is Rick Allen.  He defeated first-term Mayor Robert Rose.
In what may be the closest race Saturday, Ossie Clark appears to have been elected mayor of Colfax by just 1 vote.
In the Village of Natchez, voters will decide a run-off [...]

State Police Arrest Lecompte Police Chief

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Police Chief Mikel White
State Police arrest Lecompte Police Chief Mikel White and Officer Gregory Armstead.
State Police detectives say White and Armstead are accused of threatening a man and having him arrested over a loan.
White is charged with extortion, malfeasance and false imprisonment. Armstead is charged with malfeasance and false imprisonment. The incident happened last month [...]

Ball Police Identify Man Killed By Train

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Ball Police identify the man killed yesterday morning when he was hit by a Union Pacific Train.
Police say 19-year-old Arch Youngblood Junior of Pineville was walking with his back to the train and wearing headphones with music loud enough that he never heard the warning whistles from the conductor.
Police say it was an accident, and [...]