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Alexandria man arrested in criminal damage complaint

ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPSO) - RPSO responded to the 2500 block of Greenwood Drive on December 29 in reference to a reported burglary. The complainant said that while they were inside of the house, they heard three loud bangs outside. The complainant went outside to investigate and found a suspect attempt


Red River Bank celebrates 20 years serving communities of Louisiana

ALEXANDRIA, La. (Red River Bank) - On January 14, Red River Bank will celebrate 20 years as a true community bank. The last two decades’ changes in technology have largely changed the face of banking, but Red River Bank president and CEO Blake Chatelain said people are often surprised most by what t


Trial continued for former RPSO lieutenant, Stacy Bender

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The jury trial for former Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, Stacy Bender, has been continued. Bender was indicted on charges of filing false public records, abuse of office and malfeasance in office after being arrested in July 2016 by Louisiana State Police. He ha


RPSO investigating armed robbery in Tioga

TIOGA, La. (RPSO) - RPSO received a call from Fred's Dollar Store in Tioga on January 7 in reference to an armed robbery report. A detective quickly responded but the suspect had already fled the area, possibly on foot.


Rapides Parish School Board District 'F' seat filled temporarily

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Tuesday night the Rapides Parish School Board met to have all members sworn in, including two new faces. Mark Dryden beat Gerald Crooks for the District C seat in November.


UNITECH Training Academy Has A New Campus

Alexandria, LA — Unitech Training Academy’s Alexandria campus has moved into its newly renovated facility and kicking off the celebration on campus at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presented by The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce, followed by complimentary refreshments.


Hope House: Thirty Years Building Futures Full of Hope in Cenla

dedication.” In 2012, Hope House began to explore a possible relocation to a larger facility. The Bolton Avenue location became a maintenance burden as the dwelling continued to age rapidly. Space became an issue for programming expansion as well, not to mention the neighborhood was a high crime are


Project 1-Avoyelles aims to aid youth

There is a lot of talent, experience, wisdom and resources in Avoyelles Parish. There is also a lot of those same elements in the natives and products of this parish who now live elsewhere.


How I Got Here: 2 Sisters' Salsa owner Patrick Deshotels

Patrick Deshotels is the owner of 2 Sisters' Salsa, an Avoyelles Parish-based family business that began in 2015 and is now on grocery stores in 21 states in its unique square jar. It was named for the Deshotels' two daughters. 2 Sisters Salsa recently launched a honey salsa flavor.


Avoyelles DA calls community support 'touching' after Florida crash

MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - Five children from Avoyelles Parish were killed on their way to Disney World on Thursday in a fiery multi-vehicle collision on a Florida interstate. We heard some reports on Friday that some of the victim's families have been referring Avoyelles Parish District Attorney Char


Louisiana: Annual Crops and Cattle Forum, Alexandria, Feb. 26

Farmers can get the latest research updates and recertify private pesticide applicator licenses at a crops and cattle forum set for Feb. 26 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria.


Local church van involved in fatal Florida crash

A spokesperson for Avoyelles House of Mercy has confirmed to Avoyelles Today through social media that the Marksville church's members were involved in the fiery crash on I-75 near Gainesville, Fla. No other information is available at this time. The names of the seven victims killed and the many ot


LC thankful for growing donor base

PINEVILLE (LCNews) — Membership with the Board of Visitors is growing, individual donations are on the rise in volume and amount, and in general, Louisiana College’s donor base is on the upswing.


Local support and services for victims of Florida accident

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - As the community comes together to support friends and family of the victims of the Gainesville accident, we would like to share prayer services and how to donate.


Clementine’s Hunters: Chapter 1 | In Her Own Words

The iconic American folk artist Clementine Hunter conducted a series of oral interviews in the 1970s. For the first time ever, a transcript of one of those interviews is being made available to the public on the Bayou Brief, courtesy of LSUA’s Sue Eakin Archives.


Louisiana: Digital Ag Data Conference, Alexandria, Jan. 29

The LSU AgCenter will host a conference highlighting the management of digital data in agriculture. The theme of the conference will be “Maximizing the Investment from Precision Ag” focusing on issues that arise with the tremendous amount of data collected during the production season. It will be he


Names released of 5 kids, 2 adults who died in fiery wreck on I-75

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) released the names of the five children and two truckers who died Thursday from a fiery wreck that involved two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles on I-75 near Gainesville.


New Turkey Creek mayor youngest serving in the state

TURKEY CREEK, La. (KLFY) - Phillip Cavins is the youngest mayor to ever hold the office in the state at only 23 years old. "At a young age I enjoyed serving people and that got me interested in wanting to serve my community," Cavins said.


LC basketball returns to campus, but both drop home opener

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - Both the LC women and men have had strong starts to the 2018 season. Thursday night, both of the teams returned to their home court for the first time in over a year. Both teams produced similar results, with Concordia sweeping both games. The women fell 72-70, while the fina


Florida Highway Patrol issues official release naming crash victims

The following is the official report from Florida Highway Patrol:. Five children from Avoyelles Parish were among the seven killed in the van involved in the crash. They are identified as Joel Cloud, 14, of Marksville, Jeremiah Warren, 14, of Marksville, Cierra Bordelan, 9, of Marksville, Cara Desca