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  • Avoyelles trustee walks off work detail

    October 5, 2012 10:02 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A female Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office trustee walked away from a work detail at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marksville. The Town Talk reports 38-year-old Shonda Shanetta Warrior was wearing a red prison uniform. Authorities believe she left the scene in a vehicle. Warrior was serving... more »
  • Avoyelles desegregation nears end of oversight

    August 27, 2012 8:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal judge agrees that Avoyelles Parish's school district doesn't discriminate in the way it assigns staff and faculty, approving two of the "Green factors" the district needs to shed federal oversight of public education. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell was to approve on Friday a... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Avoyelles drug sweep nets 16 alleged dealers

    July 19, 2011 7:19 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A drug sweep targeting alleged narcotics dealers in Avoyelles Parish has resulted in 21 arrests, including 16 suspected drug dealers. Sheriff Doug Anderson tells The Town-Talk Monday's sweep targeted people who allegedly sold a variety of drugs to undercover officers. Anderson says some of the drugs... more »
  • Judge removes Avoyelles school board member

    December 15, 2010 9:06 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Avoyelles Parish School Board member Lizzie Ned has lost her battle in court when a judge ruled that she does not fulfill residency requirements and declared her seat vacant for the board term that begins Jan. 1. In his ruling on Tuesday, state District Court William... more »
  • Avoyelles board member seat challenged in court

    November 23, 2010 7:14 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Avoyelles Parish School Board member Lizzie Ned won re-election to a second term in October, but it will be up to the courts to decide if she gets to serve the new term. The Town Talk reports Ned is the subject of two lawsuits. The District... more »
  • Former Avoyelles Parish sheriff, others acquitted

    November 3, 2010 9:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt, his wife and his sister have been acquitted of all counts in their federal conspiracy trial. Belt, his wife, Tracy and his sister, Julie Bernard, were found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of alleged crimes related to the operation of a... more »
  • Trial starts for Avoyelles ex-sheriff

    October 26, 2010 10:19 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The federal conspiracy trial of former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt and his wife and sister is under way. Bill and Tracy Belt are accused of pocketing profits from jailhouse telephones; Julie Bernard is charged with lying to the FBI. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell is... more »
  • Avoyelles Parish Hit Hard by Rain

    August 18, 2010 7:07 PM

    Rain fall hit Avoyelles Parish hard today. According to Doppler Estimates, some parts of the area got anywhere from 10-to-15 inches of rain. The flood waters left some residents off Highway 107 wading in a foot of water. Homeowner, Terry Armand, said "I went to the kitchen at 6:30... more »
  • Avoyelles Flooding Worst in Years

    August 18, 2010 5:53 PM

    Remnants from Tropical Depression Five flooded parts of Avoyelles Parish on Wednesday. Some residents in Mansura say it was worse than Hurricane Gustav. According to doppler estimates, Avoyelles Parish got anywhere from 10-to-15 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. The picture seen on this page was sent by... more »
  • Flooding in Parts of Louisiana

    August 18, 2010 12:51 PM

    A flash flood warning remains in effect until 2:00 pm CDT for northeastern St. Landry, northeastern Evangeline, Avoyelles and East Central Rapides Parishes. St. Landry Parish flooding has been reported in Morrow along Fisher Road, Bolden Road in Lebeau, Jims Camp Road in Bayou Jacks and Crooked Road in... more »
  • Avoyelles Parish Jail Escapees Went On 2 Week Crime Spree

    April 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies from Marksville to Miami are examining crimes committed over the past two weeks, including a case in which a woman's fingers were cut off, trying to determine if they are linked to the three Avoyelles Parish Jail escapees. Thursday's Town Talk reported that... more »
  • Vermilion Parish Man Among Three Who Escape From Jail

    March 30, 2010 12:20 PM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Three inmates have escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Jail in Marksville. Sheriff Doug Anderson said the inmates escaped around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday after forcing a guard at knifepoint to open a door. Anderson identified the escapees as 22-year-old Quentin M. Truehill of New Orleans,... more »

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