Category Archives: Local Headlines

LC Nursing Students Earn High Scores on National Exams

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Some great news for Louisiana College nursing students.  They have a 90 percent, first time pass rate for the national required graduate exam.  That’s above the 87 percent state average.
Nursing School Dean Kimberly Sharp says this is a remarkable achievement.
More information can be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/6/14

Rapides Deputies Searching for Escapee

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Rapides Deputies are looking for an escapee, but they say he is not considered dangerous.
27-year-old Jonathan Webster of Alexandria is currently serving a sentence for burglary and theft.
Deputies say he walked away from the work release facility on John Allison Drive last night.  He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and matching sweat pants.  [...]

Snow Briefly Visits Central LA Again

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Many Central Louisiana residents spent the morning dealing with the third snowfall of the season.  DOTD officials scrambled to salt bridges, and the Boyce and Jonesville bridges were shut down, though the Boyce Bridge later re-opened.
The winter weather advisory was in play until the middle of the afternoon.  And, viewers once again dragged out their [...]

Millwright Training Course Being Offered in Jena

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A millwright-training course will be offered next week at the Brady Campus of the VoTech school in Jena.
This is a short-term apprentice-training program to fill some 40 to 50 entry-level positions at Universal Plant Services in Jena.  The classroom will look like the one you see here in Alexandria.

Starting wages range from 13 to 15 [...]

Science Fair Aims to Inspire Careers in 6th Graders

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Some teachers at Prompt Succor School are hoping their science fair won’t just get their 6th graders’ creative sides going, but also start them down the path of a great career.
The exhibits range from botany to zoology, things these students have studied in their science courses.
The exhibits are judged on originality and how well they [...]

State Troopers Warn Parents of “Thrill Hill”

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State Troopers are getting the word out about a dangerous hill in the Tioga community.
This was the scene January 27th when an SUV crashed, killing 2 teens.  Troopers say there were 7 teens in the SUV when the driver went airborne after crossing the hill.  Troopers are concerned because the hill is known among teens [...]

Rapides, Avoyelles School Boards Face Critical Audits

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Two area school boards are facing critical audits due to misappropriation of funds by employees.  The legislative auditor says both the Rapides and Avoyelles school systems have had problems that need to be monitored.
One involved the theft of cafeteria funds in Avoyelles, while auditors say a secretary took funds from Bolton High in Rapides.
You can [...]

Four Arrested in Gun Fire Incident

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Conrad Patterson
Latesha Boseman
Marcus Holmes, Jr.
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Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the arrests of Latesha Boseman, age 20, of New Llano, Conrad Patterson, age 25, of Fort Polk, Marcus Holmes Jr, age 19, of Fort Polk, and Alex Taliaferro, age 20, of Fort Polk.
The arrests are a result of a [...]

Wal-Mart Theft in Leesville

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On 1/17/2014 a report was filed with the Leesville Police Department in reference to several thefts from Wal-Mart.  On 1/27/2014, an Officer with the Leesville Police Department was requested at Wal-Mart in reference to an employee identifying one male and one female that were suspected of the thefts.  The Officer arrived at Wal-Mart and spoke [...]

Animal Cruelty Reported in Alexandria

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On 02-03-2014, the Alexandria Police charged a 13year old Juvenile from Alexandria with 1ct-Cruelty to Animals, in connection with an animal abuse complaint.
On 02-02-2014 at 7:27 P.M., the Alexandria Police Department received several complaints that there was a video of a male abusing a small puppy circulating on social media. The report and the video [...]