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Eunice woman claims she found a razor in fast food sandwich, charged for stealing razor
The suspect, identified as Corrill Bradley, alledelgy told officers that "she went to the drive thru of a local fast food restaurant (major chain) and purchased a sandwich."
Woman and child injured after Alexandria vehicle crash
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) -A woman and a child are in the hospital after a car crash on Monday morning on Highway 165 heading into Alexandria.Police told News Channel 5 that the woman lost control of her SUV. It hit the back of a pickup truck, spun and crashed onto the median. She was thrown from the v
One person dead following late-night shooting in Turkey Creek, authorities say
One person is confirmed dead in a shooting late Friday night in Turkey Creek, authorities say.It happened around 11 p.m. on Snoddy Lane.No further details have been released.The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation along with the Turkey Creek police department.Developing
Suspect shoots at police in Hunter Street area of Pineville
PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) -Late Monday morning, a male suspect shot at a police officer in the vicinity of Hunter Street in Pineville.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff: Father shot son in abdomen during family dispute
"Out of fear, Daniel’s father shot him once to the abdomen in an effort to prevent further actions by his son," the department said.
Three shootings occur over weekend; two dead and one hospitalized
In a press release from the EPSO, it states that on May 18, 2018, deputies and officers with the Turkey Creek Police Department “responded to Snoddy Lane in the Turkey Creek area in reference to a shooting.” The release continued, “Upon arrival, Deputies found that a male subject had been shot durin
Cheneyville mother spreads awareness about Angelman Syndrome
According to the Angelman Syndrome national website it's a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in 1 in 15,000 births . The disorder causes developmental delay, lack of speech and seizures that can be hard to differentiate from autism in early childhood.
Actor/singer John ‘Bo Duke’ Schneider praises parish for ‘embracing history’
In a career that has taken him around the world, this was his first visit to Marksville -- and John Schneider liked what he found here. “I love it here,” Schneider said. “What I noticed when I first got here is that history lives here. I like that.
Pow Wow weekend in Marksville teaches old Native American traditions
"You are getting all these different cultures that are coming together," Barbry said. "There are slight differences in how they do things, their language, so this is a good opportunity to talk to a lot of different Native American people and to learn."
Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix
The 18th annual Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix fundraiser for River Oaks Arts Center in downtown Alexandria was held Saturday, May 19, 2018. Twenty-eight teams with 89 chefs participated in the event with attendees providing tips to the teams with the entrees they liked. Votes were tabulated by the amou
See what new restaurants are coming to 28 West
"It's just a big, growing area," said Kosin, who operates Wendy's in Alexandria, Pineville, Marksville and Natchitoches. "I've had my eye on it for awhile. There's not a lot (of restaurants) out there. I thought it was a great opportunity."
Community members clean the streets of South Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) -There's a difference between talking about cleaning up the city, and actually doing it.So on Saturday morning, more than 100 community members hit the neighborhoods of South Alexandria with the goal of picking up all the trash and debris in sight.The group of citizens hold cl
Mansura Town Council may cut mayor’s salary
The Mansura Town Council voted 3-2 to introduce the ordinance that would reduce the mayor’s salary from $3,000 a month to $1,500 a month, increase council members’ stipends from $200 to $300 a month and retain the police chief’s $2,900 a month salary, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
John Schneider shares a few 'Dukes' facts
During his recent visit to Marksville, actor/singer John Schneider shared facts about his life, tragedies and triumphs -- and some behind the scenes tidbits about those rascally Duke boys from the television series that gave him his big break in show business, the Dukes of Hazzard. Here are a few of
How many Rapides Parish students graduate, go to college?
Schools with improved graduation rates include Alexandria Senior High, 85.5, up 7.1 percentage points; Buckeye, 81.3, up 1.9; Glenmora, 84.1, up 8.5; Pineville High, 83.6, up 2.
Ville Platte man wanted by police
According to police, officers responded to a business on East Main Street in reference to a fight in progress. Officers learned that an argument took place between Mr. Melvin and another male. The other male attempted to walk away after the argument and as he approached his vehicle to leave, the s
Elmer man dies in early morning crash
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans in rural areas are less likely to wear seat belts. The study, which was from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Rural Health Series, says adult motor vehicle drivers and passengers in rural counties
Alexandria marshal audit finds inappropriate use of funds
The audit, prepared by Oestriecher & Co. certified public accountants in Alexandria, found some questionable expenses and deficiencies impacting office operations.
New cell tower in Alexandria to bring improved service
Adam Romero, who works at the Ciao Bella Salon on Metro Drive, is pleased to hear about this improved service.
J.I. Barron students make a book about the New Orleans Saints
"The most gratifying part of this whole process is just seeing the growth they make,” said Maxey. “In the beginning of the year when I get them in second grade, they're really scared to write and I have some that just shut down and don’t want to write but throughout the entire year they really gain