Category Archives: Local Headlines

Teenager Charged with Multitude of Crimes


Pineville Police solve an ongoing burglary and theft problem with the arrest of a teenager.  He’s 18-year-old Calvin Williams.
Police say he’s charged with a long list of crimes:
-Simple Burglary
-Criminal Damage to Properly over $500
-Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling-3 counts
-Criminal Damage to Property
-Criminal Tresspass-2 counts
-Unauthorized Use of an Access Card over $500
-Theft under $ 500
-Simple [...]

3 Arrested, 1 Wanted for 4-Wheeler Thefts


Rapides Deputies arrest 3 people – and are looking for another after a rash of stolen four-wheelers in the southern part of the parish.
17-year-old Detrick Paul and Eugene Sykes Junior, both of Alexandria were arrested along with Keywaynetheian Walker Junior of Lecompte.  Deputies are searching for 20-year-old Anthony Edgefield Junior of Alexandria.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

LSU Alexandria offering accelerated courses at LCRP


Students who want to accelerate their college experience can begin taking fast-track courses this fall at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish. The four- and eight-week courses will be offered by LSU Alexandria.
The courses will be offered in a blended format, meaning students will meet for class weekly but will also continue their learning experience [...]

Road Work: LA 470

The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) advises the public that beginning Tuesday, July 23, 2013, LA 470 will be closed for two days approximately 2 miles from the southern junction with US 71.  The purpose of the closure is to allow for the removal of a concrete box culvert, which will be replaced with a [...]

At&T Hiring More Than 500 In Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA— In what Gov. Bobby Jindal calls “great news for the entire state,” AT&T announced today that it is currently looking to fill more than 500 job openings in Louisiana, including more than 450 new jobs. The positions will be posted as they become available at
“By working together, we are making Louisiana [...]

Road Work to Begin on LA 399

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 road construction work will begin on LA 399 from the intersection of LA 112 to intersection of LA 10. This 8 mile long road reconstruction project will receive drainage structures, cold planing, pavement patching, in-place cement treated [...]

Grant Parish Sheriff warns of another scam


Sheriff Steven McCain wants to warn the people of another scam that has found its way to Grant Parish.  If you receive a letter and a check that looks like the example below, please do not respond or take any other action and throw this letter and check away.

Better Business Bureau Creates NSU Scholarship


NATCHITOCHES – The Better Business Bureau Serving Central Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex established a scholarship at Northwestern State University to benefit a business administration major from their service area.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex Scholarship is a $400 award that will be presented to a student each fall and spring semester.  Recipients [...]

Go to NYC with Lagniappe Theatre


[ May 24, 2014 to May 29, 2014. ] Lagniappe Theatre Company announces its 3rd annual trip to New York City May 24-29, 2014.  Junior High Schoolers and older are welcome to join us on this trip.  However, parents are welcome to come too and if there are younger siblings who want to go, they can come too as long as the parent is [...]

Kids Learn Golf at Bringhurst Park

Golfers who love the game are back at Bringhurst Park, trying to pass on their skills to a younger generation.
This par-3 course is perfect for kids who want to learn more or for those who are picking up a club for the first time.  Scott Brame, Senior heads up a long list of volunteers, who [...]