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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 [...]

911 Ceremonies Held Locally, Nationally

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Today the nation observes the 13th anniversary of the 911 terror attacks with ceremonies at ground zero, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 2,983 people were killed that day.
Town of Ball Walking Trail and Memorial Park.
Many ceremonies were also held locally today. First, we head to Ball, where residents held their own remembrance at their walking [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Candidates for Division G Judgeship

Three more candidates appear today in a forum sponsored by the Exchange Club. They are seeking the Division G Judgeship on the 9th District Bench in Rapides Parish.
We asked them about their approach to civil matters, such as child custody and divorce cases.

Next week the group will hear from those seeking to succeed Jam Downs [...]

“Mary Poppins” Show Starts Tonight

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A lively performance of Mary Poppins is on stage now at the performing arts center in downtown Alexandria. The Lagniappe Theatre is producing this family musical, which features the famous reminder that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.

It’s playing through Saturday night at seven, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30, and again [...]

Arrests Made in Armed Robbery

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On 9-10-14 the Alexandria Police were dispatched 1700 block of Jackson Street in reference to a disturbance. The officer made contact with a male subject, who later was identified as the victim. The victim told the officer that his brother and another person picked him up from his residence against his will. While in route [...]

APD Awaits Extradition of Teen Accused of Bomb Threats

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A teenager faces serious charges tonight after he’s accused of phoning in a bomb threat yesterday. The bomb threat disrupted the day at four Rapides Parish schools.
17-year-old Reuben Byon of Fredericksburg, Texas is accused. Extradition efforts are underway. He will be charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.
Alexandria police say [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Dies After Reported Break-In

Fort Polk says an investigation is underway into the death of a soldier on post Friday night. It happened near Moran and Riverton, where a suspect was reportedly illegally trying to enter a home. An MP responded, and the suspect fled on foot.
When officers finally found him, they say they had to use a taser [...]