Category Archives: Local Headlines

Homeless Grants in Cenla

More than a half-million dollars is provided for homeless programs in Central Louisiana; the grant was spearheaded by the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition.
The Cenla Chemical Dependence Council receives more than $200,000 for its supporting house program, and a similar program at Volunteers of American receives almost $160,000.
Some $131,000 goes to Hope House for transitional housing, [...]

Bunkie Man Arrested for Stealing from Crawfish Traps

Game wardens arrest a Bunkie man for reportedly fleeing from an officer and resisting arrest.
Agents say they tried to run a license check on Shannon Stevenson who was fishing more than 140 crawfish traps on Bayou Rouge near Bunkie.
Stevenson is also charged with trespassing and taking commercial fish without proper licenses.

Convicted Felon Booked for Firearm Possession

Kaleb Ashton Malone

On Monday, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Division received a complaint of suspected narcotic sales at a residence in Ball, La.
Deputies drove through the area and located a subject identified as 19 year-old Kaleb Malone of Pineville, who matched the description given.  Deputies explained the complaint and while talking to Malone, noticed what appeared [...]

Couple Arrested in Child Abuse Case

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A couple originally arrested for cruelty to a juvenile is now facing additional Obstruction of Justice charges.
Deputies say they learned that Chasity Perkins and Jarohn Perkins tried to convince the victim in the case to recant statements made to law enforcement.
The two were arrested Monday, and both are ordered to refrain from any contact with [...]

Boyce Teen Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase

Tylor Anthony Hare

Tylor Anthony Hare
Rapides Parish deputies arrest a teen driver who they say led them on a high-speed chase over the weekend.
On April 17th, at approximately 3 pm, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Boyce area for minor traffic violations.  The vehicle, deputies identified as being driven by Tylor Anthony [...]

Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide

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A single vehicle crash results in one death and the arrest of a teen driver on Monday afternoon in Rapides Parish.
Troopers say 18 year-old Trinity Sullivan of Holden was speeding when he vaulted over Highway 28 onto Barron Chapel Road, hitting a utility pole and then a tree.
A passenger, Brenda Starns, also of Holden, was [...]

Former Coliseum Manager Arrested

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The former manager of the Rapides Coliseum is arrested for financial and legal improprieties.
She’s 37-year-old Kimberly Ellen Neal Townley of Pineville.
She faces a series of charges, including: theft, false accounting and filing false public records. The arrest follows a complaint filed by the parish police jury and a critical report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Leesville Looks to Solve City’s Water Problems

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Water problems in the City of Leesville may soon be history.  The USDA Rural Development will provide more than 16 million dollars for improvements to the city water system.  It’s a combination loan and grant.
City officials say it will help the system stay up and running, and conserve water once the improvements are made.

The city [...]

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of 70-Year-Old Woman

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Grant Deputies arrest a man they say shot and killed a 70-year-old woman over the Easter weekend.  He’s 26-year-old Alex Hall of Colfax.  The victim is identified as Loretta Williams, of Eleanor Street, in Colfax.
Deputies say they were called to the scene Saturday.
Hall is being held under a half-million-dollar bond, and he’s charged with murder, [...]

Marksville Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder of Police Officer

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Police arrest a Marksville woman for trying to hit an officer with her car, then leading authorities on a chase into Grant Parish.
Police say it all began when 54-year-old Catherine Augustine created a scene at the Circle K on Jackson Street.  When an officer tried to speak to her, that’s when she reportedly accelerated her [...]