Category Archives: Local Headlines

Otis Woman Arrested for Child Battery

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A 33-year-old woman from Otis is arrested for battery of a child.  Rebecca Marie Carlock was arrested April 13th for a March incident involving a dispute over a cell phone between her and the child.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/29/14

2 Men Announce Candidacy to Replace McAllister in November

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Louisiana GOP Representative Vance McAllister is breaking weeks of silence and talking about his decision not to seek re-election after a tape revealed him kissing a staffer.  McAllister says he will keep his work schedule in Washington and in the district.
Meanwhile, at least 2 men are announcing plans to run for the seat.  They are [...]

Deadly Crash in Allen Parish

State police say excessive speed, alcohol and no restraints are all causes of a deadly accident in Allen Parish.
The victim is 48 year-old Bryan Manuel of Longville.
Troopers say he was going more than 100 miles an hour just west of Kinder.  He failed to take the curve and flipped over multiple times.

Arrest Made in Burglary of Antiques

Obie Joe Dolejsi

Obie Joe Dolejsi
Rapides deputies arrest the person they believe stole nearly $10,000 in antiques from a home on Bert Paul Road in Deville last week.  Obadiah Dolesee of Deville faces theft charges.  Deputies say more arrests are possible in this case.
RPSO – On April 23rd, 2014, deputies from the Deville Sub-station responded to the 100 [...]

Boil Advisory in Vernon Parish

The village of Simpson in Vernon Parish is under a boil advisory until further notice.
This affects all water customers in the village.

Natchitoches Historic Businesses to Participate in “Sale on the Trail”

Sale on the Trail

[ May 2, 2014 to May 3, 2014. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA-The National Landmark Historic District in Natchitoches will participate in the sixth annual El Camino Sale on the Trail on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3, 3014.

Sale on the Trail is a 175 mile shopping extravaganza along scenic El Camino Real. The trail stretches from Louisiana Highway Six in Natchitoches to Texas Highway [...]

Suspect Arrested in Natchitoches Homicide Investigation

Lawrence Monette

Lawrence Monette
Natchitoches police are investigating their first homicide of 2014.  They’ve arrested the victim’s son, Lawrence Monette of Natchitoches.  The victim is 63 year-old Colton Pete Monette of Cloutierville, who was stabbed on Lake Street Friday afternoon.
Arrested in the murder of his father was 39 year-old Lawrence Monette of Natchitoches.  Monette is accused of fatally [...]

LSUA ANNOUNCES SUMMER ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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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 [...]