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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

Town of Ball Walking Trail and Memorial Park.

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 [...]

Rotary Hosts USS Alexandria Crew

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The Alexandria Rotary Club hosts crew members of the USS Alexandria.
They sail on a nuclear sub christened in 1990 and named for the cities of Alexandria Louisiana and Virginia. They’ve been on a whirlwind trip here, meeting residents and appearing at various sites to talk about their sub. They say they’re enjoying Louisiana.

This afternoon the [...]

Natchitoches Police Search for Missing Girl

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Natchitoches police need help finding a missing woman who is mentally disabled. 28-year-old Ebony Prater was last seen Saturday at noon at her home on University Drive. She lives with her mother. She’s 5 foot 8 inches and weighs about 200 pounds.
Please call Natchitoches Police if you know her whereabouts.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/9/14

Bomb Threat Called in to 4 Local Schools

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Students at four Rapides Parish schools evacuated this morning because of bomb scares, though nothing was found.
The phone calls disrupted the morning at Pineville High, ASH, Brame Junior High and Bolton. Alexandria police say the phone call to Alexandria Senior High came in just before 10:40 this morning. About the same time, calls with similar [...]