RPSO Investigating Disturbance and Shooting Incident in Harmony Hill Subdivision
A quiet neighborhood in Rapides Parish was disrupted by a shooting involving a suspect and a Sheriff's deputy. The suspect, found armed in a backyard, was taken to a local hospital after shots were fired. The investigation is ongoing.
Police investigating shooting on Windy Drive off HWY 28E
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Windy Drive just off Highway 28 East.
Person struck by car on South McArthur
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On Friday, December 1, 2023, at approximately 6:55 PM the Alexandria Police Department responded to the 600 block of MacArthur Drive about a crash involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that a pedestrian was attempting to cross eastbound across the...
Hefty bails assessed on charges facing three Alexandria residents
Rapides felony arrests are accusations, not convictions. Monique Aaron, 57, Alexandria — criminal conspiracy, theft 2 counts, contempt, $60,000 bail;. Kenrell Simmons, 44, Alexandria — parole violations, resisting, contempt 6 counts, $58,500 bail;. Travion Warden, 23, Alexandria — probation violations, handling machines guns unlawful, possession firearm by convicted...
Alexandria man arrested for Possession of a Machine Gun
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On Monday, December 4, 2023, at 3:30 PM, Alexandria police officers conducted a traffic stop in the 4800 block of Jackson Street. The traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 23-year-old Travion Warden of Alexandria, La. Warden was arrested on: two active warrants, one count of Possession of a Machine Gun, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and one count of Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
Sabine Parish man takes own life after pursuit, standoff with deputies
VERNON PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Florien man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a pursuit and standoff with deputies in Vernon Parish. According to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies tried to stop 47-year-old Nathen Sandel in Vernon Parish. Sandel was wanted in Vernon Parish for...
Louisiana Lands 3 on Most Dangerous Small Cities in America List
Of the "10 Most Dangerous Small Cities in America" for 2023, Louisiana unfortunately has three cities on the list. Year after year, New Orleans, Louisiana routinely shows up at number one or at least in the top 3 of America's most dangerous cities. However, you crunch the numbers around Louisiana's...
Denied: David Anthony Burns’ appeal of murder conviction rejected by Third Circuit Court of Appeal
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has rejected David Anthony Burns’ attempt to appeal his conviction in the October 2004 murder of Courtney Coco. In November 2022, after 90 minutes of deliberation, a Rapides Parish jury returned a guilty verdict for second-degree murder, sentencing Burns to life in prison.
Photos of Vernon Parish game camera thief being sent to owner
Several game cameras have been stolen in Vernon Parish and the sheriff’s department says the cameras have been taking photos of the thief and sending them to the owner. Vernon Parish deputies say the game cameras were stolen on November 8th from a hunting lease near Leesville. This case...
Inner City Revitalization Corp. helps low-income Cenla families
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Inner City Revitalization Corporation (IRC) helped low-income families with an open house held on Dec. 6. IRC is a nonprofit community-based organization that has undertaken community and housing development activities in Rapides Parish. IRC’s open house allows first-time home buyers to look at the houses...
RPSB to name building after late Supt. Nichols
The Rapides Parish School Board building is set to be named after former Rapides Parish Superintendent Allen Nichols.
Local Alexandria Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Teenager Madeline Easley
The Alexandria Police Department is asking for public assistance in finding a missing juvenile, Madeline Easley. Easley, a 14-year-old black female, was last seen on December 3, 2023, near Culpepper Road. She is 5'8' tall and weighs 180 lbs.
Pineville woman killed in Rapides Parish crash
Louisiana State Police Troop E Troopers began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on Nov. 30 around 10 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 28 East at the Dollar General. This crash claimed the life of 77-year-old Mary Honshul. The initial investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Edge, driven by Honshul, failed to...
RPSO investigating Rolling Hills Ministries burglary
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that happened at Rolling Hills Ministries at 1717 Hickory Hill Road.
Alexandria woman faces repeated contempt charges on sixth arrest in ’23
Terineesha Nelson is in Rapides lockup for the sixth time this year. Nelson, 30, of Alexandria was booked Saturday on 14, correct, 14, counts of contempt of court. Bail is set at $25,000. Her six arrests this year top her previous high – five in 2021, according to parish records....
Alexandria teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2022 drive-by killing of ASH student
A 17-year-old Alexandria boy was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for the March 2022 murder of an innocent bystander, a crime that happened when the teen was just 15. Christopher Celestine Jr. was shot once during a drive-by shooting on an Alexandria street March 19, 2022, but he wasn't the target. The Alexandria Senior High School student, who was 17, didn't deserve to die that night, his mother said earlier this year before 26-year-old Eric Duane Macon Jr. also was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
GPA requirements approved for Bolton students
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish School Board held its December regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and passed a motion that will affect the current Bolton High School students as the school converts into a magnet school in August. In an 8-1 vote, RPSB member Linda Burgess’s...
Today the gas price is close to $2.79 in Hineston as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
APD investigating crash involving pedestrian
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a crash that happened December 1 around 6:55 p.m. in the 600 block of MacArthur Drive, involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. APD said the pedestrian was trying to cross eastbound across MacArthur Drive, but was hit by a southbound...
Join us for the PRAL Holiday Party - A Festive Celebration of the Season!
Get ready to celebrate the season with a festive twist at the upcoming PRAL Holiday Party. Set to take place on Fri, Dec 08 · 12pm - 1pm, this event promises an afternoon of fun, camaraderie, and culinary delight.