Amazon chooses Rapides Parish for new distribution facility
Online retail giant Amazon has announced it is entering into an agreement for a new last-mile facility in the Town of Boyce in Rapides Parish.
A Culinary Voyage: Three Exquisite Seafood Restaurants in Alexandria
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Alexandria. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If so, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Traffic stops leads to RADE drug seizure, arrest
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On February 15th, 2024, a Woodworth Police Officer assigned to Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit, conducted a traffic stop on Robinson Bridge Road for multiple minor traffic violations. While speaking with the driver, later identified as Ramon Martin, 29 of Ferriday, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming […]
130 felony arrests made in Rapides Parish crime suppression operation
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced that a crime suppression operation conducted between Feb. 7 and Feb. 18 resulted in 130 felony arrests. RPSO said its Crime Suppression Unit worked in conjunction with the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria District, Louisiana Department...
Bonnette Auctions announces upcoming public auction on March 2
The following has been provided by Bonnette Auctions:. Bonnette Auctions announces a public auction scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, featuring items consigned from various government entities and individual consignors. This auction is open to the public, offering both live and online bidding options to accommodate all participants. Auction Details:
Synthetic marijuana use on the rise in Acadiana again
Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise again, according to a Lafayette organization.
LDWF Agents Cite Three Subjects for Deer Hunting Violations in Central Louisiana
CENLA - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three subjects on Feb. 20 for alleged deer hunting violations that occurred across three parishes. Agents cited Tyler V. Dauzart Jr., 34, of Deville, for three counts of taking over the seasonal limit of antlered deer, three counts of...
GPSO Reserve Deputy Sheriff dies at 96
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced that Chuck Sudduth, who served GPSO as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for 30 years, has passed away at 96.
Help from RPSO provides stopgap remedy for Boyce police problem
When do you patch a tire – when it starts leaking or when it goes flat?. Auditors began warning Boyce officials at least four years ago the tire was leaking. Now, a spare is in play while the town waits to see if a patch holds. Boyce is entering...
Police: Pineville man dies after being hit by truck in Alexandria parking lot
A Pineville man died Monday after being hit by a truck earlier in the day in Alexandria, according to police. Nathan Hale, 83, died hours after the wreck in a parking lot in the 1400 block of MacArthur Drive, according to the Alexandria Police Department. It happened about 9:30 a.m.
Homicide in the 1300 block of Enterprise
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at approximately 6:55 PM the Alexandria Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Enterprise Road about a shooting. The responding officers located 21-year-old Anthony Bell of Alexandria La. deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. This is currently an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information […]
NPSO asks for help in identifying woman in theft at 3 J’s Fourway in Cypress
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a woman allegedly involved in a theft at 3 J’s Fourway in the Cypress area on January 25. NPSO provided photos of the suspect. They said she is believed to have been traveling in...
3 arrested, 1 wanted following police chase from Pollock into Pineville
GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - Three people have been arrested and one other is wanted in an investigation that led to a police chase from the Pollock area to Pineville on Feb. 27, according to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office. Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain said this incident began...
2 injured in Natchitoches Parish motorcycle crash
CLARENCE, La. -- Two people suffered moderate to severe injuries Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash near Clarence. Life Air Evac helicopter was called to the scene to transport the victims to regional trauma centers, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office said. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway...
Letter to the Editor: Natchitoches Parish School system needs some work
I wanted to write this article in reference to the Natchitoches Parish School System. I have friends and family who are teachers and I have children who attend school at a Natchitoches Parish School. (I am remaining anonymous to protect them from any problems.) I attended Natchitoches Parish Schools and I always loved it. I have many great memories of friends and teachers throughout the years. There are teachers that if I see today, I am instantly joyous and pleased to see them because of the positive impact that they had on my life. That all being said, know that I am writing this from a point of concern. I am writing this from a sense of obligation I have from conversations that I have been involved in. Put simply: the Natchitoches Parish School system needs some work.
Drug use in presence of a minor charge faces Pineville woman
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Stephanie Finley, 45, Pineville — possession, use of CDS in presence of person under 17, contempt 2 counts, $4,000 bail;. Mason Lachney, 22, possession, probation violation, $2,500 bail.
Alexandria Museum of Art hosts “The Folding Chair”
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Museum of Art kicked off their folding chair event for Black history month by creating a space for great conversation and great food. The tables were set, and guests made sure to sit next to someone they had never met. Though one would never know these were strangers from the sounds of people chatting and eating home-cooked soul food.
Alexandria man pleads guilty to manslaughter in overdose death of fellow Rapides inmate
A Rapides Parish inmate pleaded guilty last week to causing the death of another inmate from a fentanyl overdose back in 2021, according to court records. Exavier Cortez James pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the August 2021 death of Jason Darren Marler, 32, of Pineville. James, 34, smuggled fentanyl into...
Alexandria attorney changed course of Civil Rights in Louisiana
Editor’s note: This is the last in a four-part series. In honor of Black History Month, local historian and author Micheal Wynne spoke to the City of Alexandria Rotary Club about four Black local historical figures who were instrumental in building and shaping Alexandria and Pineville. The four he spoke about were August J. Toussaint, Charles Frederick Page, John Baptiste LaFargue and Louis Berry.
APD Makes Firearms Arrest
Alexandria, La - On Sunday, February 25, 2024, at approximately 9:00 PM, the Alexandria Police Department responded to a report of a person with a gun in a Bolton Avenue convenience store. Thirty-six-year-old Cedrick Hongo of Alexandria, LA, was taken into custody and charged with one count of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Obstruction of Justice.