BALL, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the March 6 robbery of the Capital One Bank branch in Ball. Rapides Parish Sheriff Chuck Wagner tells The Town Talk Stephen Paul Kent of Ball was arrested Tuesday and booked with simple robbery and possession of controlled dangerous substance... more »
Lundi Gras festivities lasted well into the night Monday evening, with two parades rolling through the streets of Lafayette and a ball to wrap it all up. The Children's Parade, rescheduled due to rain on Saturday, ran right in front of the Queen's Parade Monday night. It was the first... more »
BALL, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three Pineville residents in the theft of vases from a cemetery in Ball. The Town Talk reports Kimberly Deville, Billy Johnson and Deborah Price were arrested this week and were each booked with 612 counts of theft from a religious... more »
Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Friday and Saturday was the first ball of the season.
The carnival season has officially kicked off and it was a huge party at the Cajun Dome Convention Center as the Krew of Rio kicked off their Mardi Gras celebration
Vivid colors,... more »
BALL, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fiery car crash that claimed the life of a Ball police officer. Trooper say Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday when his struck an abandoned bicycle in the roadway, lost control, ran... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to sentence five of the six defendants from Ball who have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Gustav. Those facing sentencing Friday include former town clerk Brenda Kimball, former police chief Jay Barber and three of... more »
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two top officials of the Louisiana town of Ball, including the mayor, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. Mayor Roy Hebron and town clerk Brenda Kimball entered the pleas Saturday in federal court in Alexandria.... more »
The Children's Shelters of Acadiana Youth, Inc. is having a Masquerade Ball on Friday October 29th. Doors open at 7:30pm and the event is from 8pm -midnight.
Find a mask and wear it well so your true identity no one can tell! $50 per person. Food, drinks and live... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.
SCAT teams are made up of representatives of federal and state agencies, including Louisiana's Department of... more »
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Bounce it, kick it, catch it. Chase, throw or smack it. The ball, arguably the most popular plaything of all time, has finally earned a place inside a glass case at the National Toy Hall of Fame in New York. Along with the Big Wheel and... more »