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Sanders’ Mother Testifies in Court Today

The mother of 57-year-old Thomas Sanders says she wants her son to live, even though he’s convicted of capital murder. Mary Boothe Sanders smiled at her son during her testimony, recalling that he was a good son.
Thomas Steven Sanders, she calls him Steve, is facing the death penalty for the slaying of a 12-year-old girl [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Man

Pictured: Ronald Hayes, found safely last night, but an argument this morning left him with a stab wound.

Natchitoches police need help locating a missing man.
54-year-old Ronald Wayne Hayes was reported missing by his wife. Shawn Hayes says she dropped her husband off at work on Northern Street Friday morning and has not heard from him since. He’s 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.
Anyone with information should call Natchitoches [...]

LSUA Enrollment Numbers Up 21%

The numbers are in for fall enrollment at LSU of Alexandria. The school has made a big push in the last few years to increase the number of students who choose this school.

Officials say it always takes a while for the figures to become official because some students depart and others arrive a little later.
And, [...]

Dollar General Gives $4k to Common Core

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is giving four thousand dollars to the Rapides Parish School Board to support the common core program.
The money will help teachers, schools and organizations with the resources they need at the start of the school year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/15/14

Audit Tells RPSB to Tighten Bookkeeping

The latest audit reports suggest the Rapides Parish School Board needs to tighten the bookkeeping at school athletic departments.
Officials say a test audit of 5 schools showed improper fundraising forms, no reconciliation of cash and tickets, and sometimes cash receipts are held for several days. Auditors say schools need also to be careful about stamping [...]

Missouri Soldier Dies in Training Accident at Fort Polk

Fort Polk, LA – A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team died Wednesday, Sept. 10 in a tactical vehicle incident in the Fort Polk training area.  Another Soldier was injured in the training incident and was airlifted to a [...]

Father Charged in Death of 14-Month-Old

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Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives working in conjunction with La. Department of Children and Family Services, Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office and Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office have arrested a Natchitoches man in connection with the death of his 14 month old daughter according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.
On Thursday evening August 28th, 2014 at [...]

Local Teenager Charged with Negligent Homicide

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At 10:55 P.M. on September 11th, 2014 APD Officers were dispatched to a residence the 600 Block of Richmond Drive in reference to shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 15 year old male in the residence that had been shot. Officers secured the scene and called for medical personal and Detectives.
The victim appeared to have [...]

Finalists Named for NSU President

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NATCHITOCHES, La. – After two days of public interviews and on-campus meetings with four candidates, the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee voted to recommend Lisa Abney and James Henderson to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.  Plans are for the UL System Board to interview the finalists and select the [...]

RPSB President Withdraws from School Board Election

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In a surprise announcement this afternoon, the Rapides Parish School Board President says she is withdrawing from the November 4th primary. Instead, she’ll endorse the other African-American democrat in the race, Willard McCall.

Also in the race is Republican Jennifer Atwood, a former schoolteacher.
Dixon has been under fire in recent weeks, when some members of the [...]