A store clerk was pistol-whipped in an armed robbery of the Dollar General Store in Simmesport Monday morning. The clerk was hit twice with a pistol as one of the robber's demanded money.
A drop-off box for unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs has been installed in the lobby of the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office in Marksville.
Gerald Thomas, 42, of Cottonport was sentenced Monday in 9th Judicial District Court in Alexandria to 30 years in prison for attempted 2nd degree murder.
Chancey Johnson, 26, and Allyssa Chambers, 24, both of Marksville, were arrested in Alexandria Monday (June 12) and charged with counterfeiting.
Failure to wear a seatbelt was cited as a cause of two fatal single-vehicle accidents this past weekend -- one in Grant Parish and the other in Livingston Parish.