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  • Man on lawnmower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    October 23, 2014 5:57 AM

    BOYCE - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway Tuesday... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • Deville motorcyclist killed in crash

    June 5, 2014 10:25 AM

    PINEVILLE - State police say a 55-year-old Deville man died when his motorcycle struck a van in Rapides Parish. Trooper Scott Moreau says Chris Adams was westbound on La. Highway 28 east of Pineville Wednesday when his motorcycle struck the rear of a van that had stopped to make a... more »
  • Elmer woman, Arizona man booked in child porn case

    January 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - An Elmer woman and a former Arizona resident have pleaded not guilty to hundreds of charges in a Rapides Parish child-pornography case. According to reports, Dorothy Jean Vanasselberg and Kyle Smith Hauenstein entered the pleas Friday during an arraignment in 9th Judicial District Court. A pre-trial hearing was... more »
  • Rapides school district to purchase up to 50 buses

    December 12, 2013 8:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- More than 20 school buses in the Rapides Parish School District are older than the students they carry. Twenty-four of the local school district's fleet are from 1998 - most purchased used in 2003 - and are the oldest of those used for daily routes. Rapides' Director of Transportation... more »
  • Home improvement fraud arrest made

    May 20, 2013 11:22 AM

    PINEVILLE - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a complaint from a homeowner has led to an arrest. . The homeowner contracted a Pineville man for repairs after the Christmas 2012 tornado damaged his home. Deputies tell The Town Talk 58-year-old Joe Jaime was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish... more »
  • Central La. lakes losing water

    January 30, 2013 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Larto and Saline lakes in Catahoula, LaSalle and Rapides parishes are losing water into the Black River because an embankment designed to hold that water in has failed. The co-manager of Uncle Bud's Cabins and RV Park on Larto... more »
  • Tioga High teacher facing additional sex charges

    January 24, 2013 6:48 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish high school teacher, who was arrested last month on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student, now is facing nine additional charges. 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey was arrested Tuesday and later released on a $35,000 bond. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say... more »
  • Shreveport man hurt in plane crash

    November 26, 2012 3:47 PM

    DERIDDER - The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Sunday is recovering in a hospital in Rapides Parish. Beauregard Parish Chief Deputy Joe Toler says James Murrell of Shreveport has broken bones, a punctured lung and cuts to his face. He says Murrell was pulled from the wreckage... more »
  • Rapides board approves settlement in death

    January 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- Rapides Parish School Board members have unanimously authorized a $250,000 settlement for the family of a 14-year-old boy who drowned last year in the Alexandria Senior High swimming pool. The body of Cornelius Thomas was found at the bottom of the pool May 1 after a party for... more »
  • USDA designates natural disaster area in Louisiana

    April 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    The U.S. Agriculture Department has designated Allen Parish as a primary natural disaster area due to excessive rainfall from Aug. 15 through the end of 2009. Farmers and ranchers in Beauregard, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Rapides, and Vernon parishes also qualified for natural disasters because their parishes are contiguous to... more »
  • Rapides, Alexandria & Pineville to meet jointly

    February 22, 2010 8:37 AM

    The Army Corps of Engineers' refusal to certify levees in Rapides Parish is bringing the governments of the parish and its two biggest cities together for a joint meeting. Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says he and Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields and Police Jury President Richard Billings have been working... more »

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