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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »