Category Archives: Local Headlines



ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU of Alexandria is inviting rising high school juniors and seniors to campus for an elite, all-inclusive four-week residential program this June.
Participants will not only enjoy a true college experience, but they will also have the opportunity to earn up to six hours of college credit.
Applicants must have a cumulative high school [...]

Teacher Job Fair May 3rd

Teacher Job Fair

[ May 3, 2014; 8:30 am; ] Rapides Parish School District will have a TEACHER JOB FAIR on Saturday, May 3rd.

Missing Juveniles Found

Cody Bates

UPDATE:  Teens Found
Two runaways are located and are safe.  Rapides deputies say teenagers Cody Bates and Braxton Taylor were found over the weekend.
Original Story – The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two runaway juveniles, Cody Bates and Braxton Taylor.
Bates has brown hair and brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall [...]

Early Voting

Early voting for the May 3rd run-off election ends Saturday night at 6.  These run-off elections are from the April primaries.  In Rapides, two major taxes are on the ballots.
One would provide a recreation program for the City of Alexandria and secure funding for the zoo.
The other would renew funds for the Renaissance Home, a [...]

Owsley Announces Candidacy for Judge

Owlsey announment

Robert Owsley announces his candidacy for division “A” of the 10th Judicial District Court in Natchitoches.  He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Rick Harrington.
Owsley is a graduate of Tulane Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1992.  The election is November 4th.
(Natchitoches, La.) – Natchitoches attorney Robert Owsley formally launched his campaign [...]


James N Stephens

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information on the whereabouts of James N. Stephens.
Stephens is described as a 31 y/o, white male, red / auburn hair, blue eyes, 6’3 tall, weighing approximately 215 pounds.
Stephens was last seen in the area of Johnsonville on Highway 10 in Vernon Parish on Saturday, March 29, 2014 [...]

Rig Overturns

Rig Overturns

A big rig overturns early this morning on the Interstate at Airbase Road.
The driver, 23-year-old Corey Barron of Pineville, had minor injuries.
The northbound lane was quickly cleared, but there was a detour for a little while

Missing Juvenile

Gabrielle Dubroc

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Juvenile.
Gabrielle Dubroc is a white female, 14 years of age with brown hair, brown eyes and is  5’ 2” tall.  Gabrielle was last seen on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 on the England Airpark.
If anyone has seen, or has any information [...]

Fire Destroys House in Alexandria

House Fire

A late morning fire destroys a house in the Garden District in Alexandria.
It broke out at the corner of Myrtle and Bush Street.
The flames quickly spread next door to a carriage house, behind 1407 Bush Avenue.  Dark black smoke could be seen throughout the Alexandria Garden District as firefighters brought the blaze under control.  Fortunately, [...]

Federal Jury in Alexandria convicts Turkish National

Erdinc Coskun

After deliberating for just eight minutes, a Federal jury in Alexandria convicts a Turkish National of resisting deportation.
43 year-old Erdic Coskun will be sentenced on August 1, 2014.
Coskun faces up to eight years in prison.