Newly-formed humane society helps rescue 2 dogs in Evangeline Parish beaten with lead pipe
VILLE PLATTE, La. — Thanks to an anonymous call, two abused dogs are now receiving veterinary care after being hit on the head with a lead pipe, allegedly by their owner, who is now in jail.
APD Makes Domestic Abuse Arrest
Alexandria, La - According to a press release from the Alexandria Police Department, the former pastor of Bright Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Pineville, was arrested in Alexandria on Wednesday for a domestic abuse charge. At approximately 10:45 AM yesterday morning, The Alexandria Police Department responded to a report...
Rapides superintendent to talk with Bolton High students who still want to attend magnet
A proposed motion to let Bolton High School students remain at the new magnet until they graduate was characterized as an effort to undermine past actions of the Rapides Parish School Board during a Tuesday committee meeting. During the education committee meeting, Superintendent Jeff Powell provided an update on the...
Alexandria City Council votes to remove second GAEDA commissioner
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria City Council moved forward with removing Candice Cheney from the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority Board, or ”GAEDA” Board. It was a very emotional meeting from the start. The council was forced to take a recess after Councilman Jim Villard told one...
Lecompte, February 24 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The Pickering High School baseball team will have a game with Rapides High School on February 24, 2024, 12:30:00 CST. Want to throw HARDER? Earn yourself a scholarship? Then this is the Program for You!.
Six charged Tuesday with drug violations
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Billy Boothe, 64, Alexandria — possession, paraphernalia, criminal trespass, $3,000 bail;. Kelsey Broussard, 27, Alexandria — possession, paraphernalia, theft, criminal damage, $4,000 bail;. Johnnie Cooley, 49, Pineville — possession, driving under suspension/revocation, expired MVI, expired plate/registration, $1,300 bail;. Stephanie Finley, 45, Pineville...
RPSB breaks ground for renovations at 5 schools
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish School Board hosted groundbreaking ceremonies on Feb. 22 for five schools in District 62. This comes after the approval of a $100 million bond in April of 2022 for a construction project that aimed to bring innovative features and technology to the district.
Bail over $76,000 for burglary suspect
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Dalton Delcour, 31, Alexandria — burglary 3 counts, criminal damage 2 counts, $76,500 bail;. Jessica McMillian, 43, Pineville — aggravated battery 2nd degree, domestic abuse battery, $10,000 bail;. Michael Williams, 24, Alexandria — violation protective order 1st, domestic abuse battery, felony aggravated battery,...
Natchitoches Police to strictly enforce juvenile curfew within the city
The Natchitoches Police Department announced that they will begin “strictly enforcing” the juvenile curfew throughout the city.
'They were somebody one time': God leads woman to clean up Black cemeteries in Pineville
When Juana Gagnard heard the Lord call on her to clean up the cemeteries on Hunter Street in Pineville, she answered His call. Since December 2023, she and Kelby Hernandez have devoted their time and resources to mowing and clearing out years’ worth of overgrown brush and fallen trees. “A couple of...
See how a long-range sharpshooter helped Parkview girls advance to LHSAA tourney
A third-quarter surge and two crucial fourth-quarter 3-pointers by Ella Lefors paved the way for defending Division III select champion Parkview Baptist to advance to a second straight LHSAA tournament. The second-seeded Eagles trailed for most of the first half but came away with a 56-49 quarterfinal victory over Glenmora...
Louisiana State Police: Bunkie, Marksville residents killed in single-vehicle crash
Two Avoyelles Parish residents died Tuesday in a crash outside of Bunkie, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers were called to the crash site about 12:50 p.m. on Clyde Smith Road in Avoyelles Parish, reads a news release. A preliminary investigation found that Carrington Ramos, 34, of Bunkie, had been driving a 2008 Acura RDX southbound when he ran off the road into a ditch and then hit a tree.
APD seek public assistance in their investigation
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the white female in the attached photo. This is currently an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident or any other type of crime in the Alexandria area, please...
Three draw possession charges Monday
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Kristan Blackwood, 53, Ball — possession 2 counts, paraphernalia, contempt, $9,500 bail;. Javare Donaldson, 40, Alexandria — possession, criminal trespass, contempt, $15,500;. Anthony Lewis, 31, Alexandria — possession, illegal possession stolen things, $10,500 bail.
Stolen ATV is recovered
On 2-12-24, Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted by the CID Commander and advised that a St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Detective contacted the Patrol Seargent with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office and advised him that a confidential informant had told him that a four-wheeler stolen in St. Landry Parish was in Evangeline Parish and at a residence on the Chatagnier road and he would like Deputies to go and try to find it.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Pineville You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring three delightful Mexican restaurants in Pineville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
The total snowfall Rapides Parish got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Rapides Parish, Louisiana received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
Michaels store holds grand opening at Alexandria Mall on Saturday
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Michaels is inviting the community to come out and celebrate their grand opening at the Alexandria Mall on Saturday, February 24 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free crafts, giveaways, local food favorites and more. Michaels is expected to bring...
Tigers breeze past Elizabeth in playoff win
Simsboro came out clicking on all cylinders as the ninth-seeded Tigers raced away early to earn a 76-51 win over 24th seed Elizabeth in first-round action of the Division Nonselect School boys basketball playoffs Thursday night at the SHS gym. Jakaleb Modest sent the Tigers roaring out of the gates,...
Two Rapides Parish schools named "Comeback Campuses"
Two Rapides Parish Schools have received a big honor. The Louisiana Department of Education named them “comeback campuses” because of their recovery and acceleration. ABC 31 News Reporter Joel Massey shows us how the schools achieved this honor. Bob Stevens has been principal of Poland Junior High for...