Category Archives: Local Headlines

Law Prevents Utilities Cut-Offs in Extreme Temperatures

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For those who are struggling to pay their utility bills, PSC Commissioners remind residents there’s a law to stop cut-offs when the heat index is 105 degrees or hotter.  The same rule applies in the winter when temps plummet to 32 degrees or below.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/13

Coliseum Project Delay

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A decision about the stalled Rapides Coliseum project may happen sometime very soon.  Police jurors put the plans on hold when they found out the price tag had escalated.
Voters have approved a renovated facility plus an operations property tax.  However, some jurors have met with other architects to see if the price can be kept [...]

Pineville Man Arrested for Theft

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Rapides Deputies arrest a man for stealing auto parts from his employer.
Investigators say Mark Earnest of Pineville took about 4 thousand dollars worth of parts and sold them to scrap yards since April.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/9/13

State Senator Neil Riser Discusses 5th Congressional Race

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State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia is in Ferriday for the Delta Care Project.
He’s the first person to announce his run for a special congressional election in the 5th district.  He says he has been planning to run for the seat being vacated early by Rodney Alexander.

Riser is the owner of funeral homes in Caldwell [...]

Delta Care Project Begins in Concordia Parish

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It’s a project that’ll be a big help to a lot of area families.  In fact, planners say it’s a win-win event for east Louisiana residents.  The U.S. Army is setting up in Concordia Parish for a good cause.  Health specialists are providing free medical and dental care for the coming week.  They’ll be at [...]

Former LSUE Officials Plead Guilty for Theft

Two former officials at LSU Eunice plead guilty in federal court for theft from the university.
60-year-old Doctor Marvette Thomas of Grambling was Director of Academic Affairs and 60-year-old Carra Sergeant of Ragley was his assistant.  They both admit to taking money from federal grants meant to help students.  Together, they spent almost 160 thousand dollars [...]

Grant Parish Sheriff Cleans Up Evidence Back Log

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Since Sheriff Steven McCain took office on July 1, 2012, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has been working tirelessly to clean up a backlog of old evidence, some dating back as far as 1978.
“When I first took office, I became aware that the Sheriff’s Office evidence room had not been purged in quite some time.  [...]

Pointe Coupee Sergeant Arrested Following Drug Investigation

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A sergeant with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office is arrested following a drug investigation.
Reed Bueche was with the department for 10 years until this week.  He was a community leader and known for his work at catholic high school as an award winning power-lifting coach.  As Rob Krieger reports, his former boss is feeling [...]

Fort Polk Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

A Fort Polk man is sentenced in Federal Court for child abuse.
19-year-old Satonius Gaines will spend 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old on the military base.

Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Group Offers ‘Coping With Stress’ Presentation

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[ August 19, 2013; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] ALEXANDRIA, La – The Cancer Support Group at Rapides Regional Medical Center will hold its monthly meeting in the Cascade Room at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Monday, Aug. 19.

This month, an oncology social worker will lead a discussion on “Coping With Stress.” The presentation is for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Participants will [...]