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Meet the 19-year-old school board member in Avoyelles Parish

He's well aware he'll be the youngest on the nine-member board next year. During his campaign, people asked why he didn't wait to run until after college, until he was older and made a more traditional candidate.

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-11-14 18:06:00

Marksville will reopen animal shelter soon

It won’t be perfect, but the Marksville animal holding shelter will be better than it was when the city temporarily closed it a few weeks ago, Mayor John Lemoine said.

AVOYELLESTODAY.COM - 2018-11-15 11:00:00

Teen wins election for Avoyelles Parish School Board

"It hit me with excitement, but it also hit me with knowing the challenges that our schools face," Celestine said. "And what we are going to have to do to better support our teachers, our administrators, our students."

KALB.COM - 2018-11-14 23:01:00

Hundreds come out for OJJ job fair in Bunkie

It’s safe to say it was a successful job fair. Technically the doors of the Haas Auditorium were supposed to open at 10:30, but due to a line of eager people starting around 8:30, they opened a little earlier.

KALB.COM - 2018-11-14 17:33:00

Arrest made in 23 year old Ville Platte rape case

Allen Reed Richard, 57, last reported address of 501 West Wilson Street in Ville Platte, was arrested on November 10, 2018 and booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on 1 count of aggravated rape.Richard was then transferred to the Evangeline Parish Jail on a $350,000.00 bond.

KADN.COM - 2018-11-15 21:48:25

Boyce man to serve life sentence despite appeal in rape case

Jeffery Dwayne Ducote, 56, was sentenced to life in September 2017 after a Rapides Parish jury convicted him on four counts of first-degree rape. He also received 30 years for home invasion, 40 years for second-degree kidnapping and 10 years for false imprisonment with a weapon.

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2018-11-15 13:00:00

Avoyelles Police Jury discusses current budget status

With about six weeks remaining in the budget year, the only dark cloud over the courthouse is the General Fund, which is currently 13 percent over-budget.

AVOYELLESTODAY.COM - 2018-11-14 11:00:00

After assigned prosecutor fails to show, defense pulls motions in malfeasance case

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) -One of five former Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office corrections officers facing charges in connection with a March complaint from an inmate about excessive force was back in court on Thursday, but his case didn't get far, after the special prosecutor assigned to the case f

KALB.COM - 2018-11-15 12:24:00

Driver charged after deadly Avoyelles Parish crash

What elements have to happen during a homicide for a defendant to be charged with vehicular homicide? This video explains what's covered under Louisiana. To read the full statutes, visit these links: Homicide: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=78395 Vehicular homicide: http://www.legis.la.gov


Opelousas Police solve 22 year old cold case

Police say since that time the case went cold without any leads. In 2009, they reopened the case. Earlier this year, a suspect was identified. Earlier this month, an interview was conducted and a confession has been obtained from 78 year old Samuel Little. he is currently in custody in the stat

KLFY.COM - 2018-11-14 15:31:22

2 more arrested in Rapides burglary, theft ring; 1 suspect still at large

Kevin Edward Harris, a 34-year-old Pineville man, remains at large. The Alexandria Police Department has warrants for his arrest on two counts of attempted vehicle theft, one count of simple burglary and one count of simple burglary of a critical infrastructure.


Inmates show off musical talents at Raymond Laborde Prison, honor special guest

COTTONPORT, La. (KALB) -For those whose lives were marked by a mistake that led them to prison, it doesn't have to be the end of the line. Not when music can be part of their rehabilitation.


Duck hunters cited for illegally harvesting massive Evangeline Parish 18-point buck - Louisiana Sportsman

According to a press release, agents cited Jordan Richard, 23, of Mamou, and Dylan Santoro, 25, of Ville Platte, for possession of an illegally taken deer, hunting deer using illegal methods and failing to wear hunter’s orange. Agents also cited Richard for failing to comply with deer tagging requi

LOUISIANASPORTSMAN.COM - 2018-11-14 22:06:55

49 Arrested as Cenla Law Enforcement Unite to Combat Crime

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 through Friday, November 9, 2018, investigators from Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with numerous other law enforcement agencies, conducted a criminal enforcement detail in Avoyelles, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn Parishes. The objective was to serve fugitive warra


Police: Woman shot in mouth; Natchitoches man in custody

The shooting happened early Monday on Genti Street in Natchitoches, according to a release from the Natchitoches Police Department. A "concerned citizen" had reported that a woman had been shot in her mouth, it reads.


French consul visits Hypolite Bordelon Home

This past Monday (Nov. 5) the French consul general of New Orleans, Vincent Sciama, toured Avoyelles’ oldest structure, the Hypolite Bordelon Home Museum in Marksville.


Man killed in auto accident near Moreauville

On Saturday night, a single vehicle crash near killed an unrestrained passenger from Addis. The driver was wearing her seat belt and suffered moderate injuries, but is suspected of being impaired.


Louisiana woman arrested after allegedly setting another woman's wig on fire

Sherita L. Griffin, 34, was arguing with another woman at 8:30 a.m. outside a home in Port Allen, which is about 4 miles west of Baton Rouge, police said, according to Baton Rouge’sWAFB-TV.


Marksville man cited for hunting violations on Lake Ophelia Wildlife Refuge

MARKSVILLE, La. (LDWF) -Keith Carmouche, 34, of Marksville, has been cited for taking over the daily limit of antlered deer, possession of an illegally taken deer, and failing to comply with deer tagging and harvest card requirements while on the Lake Ophelia Wildlife Refuge.


INVESTIGATORS: Louisiana man sets his mother's house on fire because it had mold

BEAUREGARD PARISH, La. - (11/12/2018) A Louisiana man is under arrest facing arson charges because police say he told them he burned his mom's house in DeRidder, LA because it had mold in it.