Category Archives: Local Headlines

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 [...]



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 [...]