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  • 2 escaped Rapides Parish inmates recaptured

    January 11, 2013 6:14 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two Rapides Parish inmates who walked away from a detention center have been recaptured. The sheriff's office told The Town Talk Thursday that both 48-year-old Ronald Vantress and 27-year-old Raymond Weston escaped Wednesday and were found and taken into custody without incident. Each has been booked... more »
  • Rapides Parish authorities search for escapee

    December 27, 2012 6:17 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A search is on for a Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office inmate who walked away from a work detail in the Alexandria area. Authorities say 31-year-old Terrell Jerrod Bryant fled Wednesday. He had been serving time for a narcotics conviction. The sheriff's office says Bryant is about... more »
  • Rapides Parish owed $70,000 for school meals

    April 11, 2012 7:36 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish School Board members continue to track money owed to the district by students and employees who have charged for meals. At Tuesday's meeting, The Town Talk reports Erma Davis, head of the district's Food and Nutrition Services, told board members that the district is... more »
  • Rapides Parish offers amnesty program

    March 1, 2012 8:38 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The 9th Judicial District will offer an amnesty program next week for defendants to pay their fines and court costs in order to avoid a contempt of court arrest for nonpayment. The Town Talk reports the district court judges, Rapides Parish District Attorney James Downs, Clerk... more »
  • Oakdale man dies in Rapides Parish crash

    September 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a man from Oakdale. Troopers responded to the crash around 4 p.m. Wednesday on La Highway 121 southwest of Alexandria. Investigators say a log truck driven by 41-year-old Stacy D. Dickens crossed the centerline... more »
  • Rapides Parish seeks to replace burned bridge

    April 12, 2011 9:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Police Jury has declared a state of emergency because of the recent fire at the Rigolette Road Bridge. The 300-foot bridge that spans Rigolette Bayou in the Tioga area was badly damaged by a fire on March 26. The State Fire Marshal's Office... more »
  • Rapides Parish court offers amnesty to no-shows

    February 10, 2011 9:27 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish court officials are offering amnesty to those who have not paid court fines and costs or who have outstanding bench warrants for not paying the fines. The amnesty program does not affect city court cases. Anyone who has unpaid fines and costs may pay... more »
  • Rapides Parish man Faces Attempted Murder Charge

    October 4, 2010 6:26 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Rapides Parish man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after being accused of shooting a juvenile near his property. Authorities say Milton McGuire told sheriff's deputies he had been having a problem with prowlers. Assistant Chief Herman Walters says that McGuire saw two people... more »
  • Rapides Parish Sheriff: Toddler Dies From Heat

    June 23, 2010 9:17 PM

    HINESTON, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy has died of heat exhaustion after being trapped inside a car. According to Chief Deputy Herman Walters, the child was playing outside with other children about 4 p.m. Monday when he apparently got into a car and... more »
  • Jindal Marks Groundbreaking for Widening of Final Segment for La. 28

    December 16, 2009 2:49 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal marked the groundbreaking for the widening of the final segment of La. 28 from the Vernon Parish line to La. 121 in Rapides Parish, which he called a critical corridor for Central Louisiana, Ft.Polk and the country's national security efforts. Governor Jindal said,... more »

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