Rapides Parish

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6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Rapides Parish Looks to Link with China

The Rapides Parish Police Jury is a step closer to forging an educational, cultural and commercial partnership with a Chinese city.

The Town Talk reports a jury committee approved a motion brought to the panel by state Rep. Herbert Dixon, D-Alexandria, to support efforts to build a sister community relationship with the city of Shangqiu. The full Police Jury will vote on the resolution next week.

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1:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

2 Escaped Rapides Parish Inmates Recaptured

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 on a charge of simple escape.

Weston, of Alexandria, was serving time for narcotics convictions while Vantress, of New Orleans, was serving time for a felony theft conviction.