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Man Who Pointed BB Gun at Drivers on US 59 Arrested by Angelina County Deputies

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 55-year-old man on a deadly conduct charge after he pointed what looked like "long gun" at passing vehicles on U.S. Highway 59 North Wednesday evening. William Glen Drysdale, of Lufkin, was arrested and charged with Class A misdemeanor deadly conduct. He was released from the county jail Tuesday after he posted bail on a bond amount of,500. According to the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office media report, about 20 law enforcement units from area agencies responded to a report of a man with a gun on the side of Highway 59 North. "Subject was wearing an orange reflective vest and pointing a long gun at passing vehicles," the media report stated. "As officers arrived, subject would point the weapon at the patrol vehicles." Because the law enforcement officers on the scene thought deadly force by the suspect was imminent, they stopped the north and southbound lanes of traffic a safe distance away from the man, the media report stated. The man, who was later identified as Drysdale, allegedly continued to point the weapon at the approaching law enforcement officers. "Officers were able to use various patrol units as cover and concealment and were able to maneuver closer to suspect," the media report stated. "As suspect pointed his long gun toward a deputy the deputy raised his handgun to suspect." At that point, Drysdale dropped the gun, the media report stated. ACSO deputies then advanced on Drysdale and took him into custody without any further incident, the media report stated. They found that the gun was a Daisy Red Rider BB gun. Drysdale was then taken to the county jail.

October 12, 2018 Friday

DeSoto Parish Woman Found Shot Dead at her Home

A DeSoto Parish woman has been found shot dead in her home. And authorities think they have her killer in custody. The discovery was made when DeSoto sheriff's deputies responded to a call about 12:10 p.m. Thursday to check on the well-being of a woman at a residence in the 2000 block of Louisiana Highway 191, the Sheriff's Office reports. That’s about three miles southwest of the village of Stanley and about five miles southeast of the town of Logansport. The woman tentatively has been identified as 65-year-old Rosemary Foley, authorities said. Detectives have 19-year-old Clardis Edward Galloway Jr. in custody. He likely will be charged with second-degree murder, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Galloway’s last registered address is in Jefferson, Texas, but he is believed to have been staying in the Logansport area most recently, the spokesman added.

October 12, 2018 Friday

DPS Releases Details About Fiery Head-on Crash Near Burkeville

Burkeville Fire Chief Charles Duckworth says a fiery head-on collision has left three people injured - two of which are in critical condition. It happened at about 7:30 Tuesday evening on Highway 63, just west of Burkeville. Rain had been falling throughout the late afternoon and evening and the highway was wet. However, there's no official word on whether weather was a factor in the crash. According to Duckworth, two male soldiers from Fort Polk were traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet 4-door sedan when they crossed the center line and collided with a westbound car, driven by a woman from Louisiana. Firefighters and other emergency responders arrived to find both cars off of the highway, and the Chevrolet was on fire. Duckworth said all three people were already out of the vehicles. According to Duckworth, the woman and one of the soldiers had head injuries and broken bones, while the second soldier had significant, but non-life threatening injuries. No details have been released from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

October 11, 2018 Thursday

SPD Searching for Missing Woman, Family Concerned

Have you seen Kylie Hartman? The 22-year-old was last seen on Sept. 10 Hartman is 5'7" and approximately 150 pounds. Her family is concerned for her welfare. Anyone with any information as to Hartman’s whereabouts is urged to contact Shreveport Police at 318-673-7020 or 318 673-7300 option #3.

October 11, 2018 Thursday

DeRidder Fire Department Teaches Kids Fire Safety

Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." That’s the motto for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The DeRidder Fire Department is spending this week at G.W. Carver Elementary School educating students on what to do in a house fire with their Fire Safety Trailer. The trailer simulates a fire; complete with sound, fake smoke, and a heated door to provide children with a hands-on demonstration of how to safely escape a house fire. DeRidder fire fighters will be at G.W. Carver Elementary School this week to teach students what to do in a house fire with the help of their Fire Safety Trailer. The trailer simulates a house fire. DeRidder fire fighters will be at G.W. Carver Elementary School this week to teach students what to do in a house fire with the help of their Fire Safety Trailer. The trailer simulates a house fire. (DeRidder Fire Department) "It will spend three days there—we’ll hit all the classrooms throughout those three days," says DeRidder Fire Chief Kenneth Harlow. "We will be at another school next week along with several other locations through the month promoting fire education through our fire prevention officer and the fire safety trailer for this month." The DeRidder Fire Department has had the trailer since 2001. Harlow says it has been very helpful in educating children on what to do in the worst case scenario. "We have actually, unfortunately, have had a few occasions because of the teachings of our fire safety trailer," Harlow said. "With education that was learned, students were able to get safely out of the house because of the efforts of the fire department and teaching those life lessons." Harlow says he still has people come up to him saying they remember the lessons they learned from the Fire Safety Trailer. The DeRidder Fire Department will also be at some preschools for the day with the Fire Safety Trailer over the next few weeks. Harlow says the fire fighters will be at H.R. Hanchey Elementary School next week. The DeRidder Fire Department has several other programs and services they provide. Harlow says they can install and replace smoke detectors for free. For more information on other programs or about the Fire Safety Trailer, you can call the Fire Chief’s Office at 462-8929 or email.

October 10, 2018 Wednessday

Dry Prong Woman Killed in Accident on Hwy 71

A Dry Prong woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 71 south of Alexandria. Laura M. Cooper, 64, died after the SUV she was driving was hit head-on by a pickup driven by James G. Fontenot, 60, of Cheneyville. State police said that Fontenot was driving south on Hwy. 71 when he lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. His vehicle continued through the median and entered the northbound lanes, resulting in the head-on collision around 5:30 p.m. Fontenot received moderate injuries and was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center for treatment. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicology tests and charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

October 10, 2018 Wednessday

Car Rear-Ends School Bus

Several children had to ride a different school bus to school after someone rear-ended their bus. According to the Shreveport Police Department, the driver of a red Nissan Altima ran into the back end of a school bus in the 600 block of Pierremont Road between Creswell Avenue and Dillingham Avenue just before 7:00 a.m. Monday. Officers on the scene told KSLA News 12 that the driver was speeding before the crash. SPD said 11 children were on the Caddo Schools bus at the time of the crash. None of the children were injured. Officers said they expect to cite the driver of the car.

October 9, 2018 Tuesday

Man Arrested again for Contractor Fraud

A Cloutierville man was arrested, again, on two counts of Contractor Fraud. Authorities say the charges against Nathan Beaudion, 52, of 2533 Hwy 491 in Cloutierville, stemmed from two separate cases worked by investigators. One case occurred in October 2017 where Beaudion, under his company Allied Roofing, was paid approximately,000.00 to remodel a residence in the Oak Grove community. However, after two months, the homeowner discovered the house had been dismantled in a lot of areas and never replaced. The homeowner, whom was not living in the house during the remodeling, also discovered jewelry missing and as a result terminated Allied Roofing. The second charge resulted from Allied Roofing being paid a,000.00 down payment for a roof repair in the Goldonna area back in May. As of October, the company had not done any work. The Louisiana Contractor Fraud Statue states that work must be done within 45-day intervals. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Detectives also holds and outstanding warrant on Beaudion for Contractor Fraud in the Forest Hill area. Allied Roofing has been under a Cease and Desist Order from the Louisiana State Board of Licensing for Contractors since January 2015, which stemmed from prior contractor fraud charges. Beaudion was currently out on 0,000.00 bond set back in March when he was arrested on 3-counts of Contractor Fraud, with the stipulation he was not to commit any criminal acts and was to comply with the Cease and Desist Order previously issued by the State. As a result of this, the District Attorney Office filed a motion to revoke the original bond and to set a bond on the two recent charges, Judge Dyess of the 10th Judicial District Court after hearing evidence on Monday at the hearing revoked Beaudion’s original 0,000 bond and added an additional 0,000 for the new charges with the same stipulations as the original bond.Beaudion is currently being held in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on a 0,000 bond and a hold for Rapides Parish. Other charges are forthcoming on Allied Roofing employees as the investigation continues.

October 9, 2018 Tuesday

Funeral For Les Mason Set For Early Monday Afternoon

Services for a longtime North Caddo teacher and coach are set for early Monday afternoon in Vivian. The funeral for 56-year-old Vivian resident Les Mason is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church-Vivian, 311 N. Pine St. in Vivian. Afterward, the Homer native will be buried in Vivian Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening at the same church. And Mason was paid tribute during the homecoming game Friday with his jersey number from his time as a North Caddo quarterback painted on the field. Mason, a North Caddo Magnet High teacher and assistant football coach, died last week in a wreck involving a parish dump truck. He was working with students and staffers Thursday morning at the campus in Vivian when he left to attend a special education training session. Mason was driving a pickup south on Louisiana Highway 1 about 11:30 a.m. when a Caddo Parish Public Works dump truck pulled out from a stop sign onto Louisiana Highway 169 and into Mason’s path, authorities have said. Mason was taken to North Caddo Medical Center in Vivian, where he was pronounced dead. The dump truck driver, 62-year-old Rodessa resident Willie Jackson, was taken to University Health for treatment of his injuries. He has been cited for failure to yield. Mason started his teaching and coaching career at Plain Dealing Academy then moved to Vivian Elementary/Middle School in 1990, according to his obituary. He left Vivian Elementary/Middle School in 1998 to go to North Caddo Magnet High, where he also coached the fishing team. Mason "was beloved by all his students and players. And his passing will leave a void on the field, in the classroom and in the community," his obituary reads. "He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Above all else, Les loved his family; he was a devoted husband, daddy and grandfather." A memorial fund has been set up in his honor at Citizens Bank & Trust of Vivian, which has locations at 120 W Arkansas Ave. in Vivian, 5755 N. Market St. and 6330 Youree Drive in Shreveport, and 110 Highway 1 North in Oil City.

October 8, 2018 Monday

Shooting Reported on Grambling State Campus

Authorities arrested one person for shooting another during an incident on the campus of Grambling State University in Grambling. According to Javon Hackley, Media Coordinator of GSU, the shooting happened near the basketball courts late Sunday night. He also told KNOE that the school will remain on heightened alert in response to the shooting. Overnight, GSU and Grambling police patrolled the campus. The university then posted to social media that the shooter was in custody and the university will operate on a normal schedule Monday.

October 8, 2018 Monday

Boil Advisory

Please be advised that the boil advisory has been lifted for Whitfield, Plainview, Ashpond, and Pump Station Roads.

October 8, 2018 Monday

Crime Stoppers Reward

The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department is currently working the theft of an ATV that was Stolen from Jacobs Lane which is located off of the Marthaville Rd. in Many. This ATV was stolen between 9/30 and 10/3. Neighbors state that they heard an ATV in the area on the morning of 10/1/18 at approximately 10 a.m. The ATV is described as a 2004 Honda Foreman, yellow, serial number 478TE224344515656. The ATV is equiped with rear and front racks with the front rack containing a plastic tray bolted down to a piece of plywood. Any information can be provided to the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department at (318) 256-9241 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 256-4511.

October 5, 2018 Friday

Trinity County Sheriff's Office: Man with Warrants for Murder, Intoxication, Manslaughter Arrested

A man was arrested in Trinity County on five warrants, including one for murder. John Redick was arrested during a warrant execution Thursday in the 100 block of Wendy Lane for five 411th District Court warrants for charges including murder, intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, intoxicated assault with a vehicle causes serious bodily injury, driving while intoxicated with a child and driving while intoxicated with a child.

October 5, 2018 Friday

Mesquite ISD Student Dies in School Bus Wreck

One student was killed and several were injured after a Mesquite Independent School District bus carrying 42 children from Terry Middle School rolled onto its side and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, officials say. The crash happened along Lawson Road, near E. Cartwright Road — about a mile from Horn High School. "It is with a very heavy heart that we must confirm that today, we lost one student," the district wrote in a tweet Wednesday evening. "Out of respect for the privacy of that child's family, that is all we will confirm at this time." Seven people were transported to hospitals — three students, three police officers and the bus driver — with non-life threatening injuries, according to Mesquite police.The remaining 38 students were taken to Terry Middle School to be reunited with their families, the district said. School officials said first responders, citizens and Mesquite ISD employees were quick to rescue the children from the burning bus. Police officers were treated for smoke inhalation. "We know these citizens saved many lives tonight, and we are deeply moved by and thankful for their heroic acts," a district statement read. "We are so grateful for the outpouring of love & support shown within our district, as well as by our community & other school districts," read a Mesquite ISD tweet Thursday. "Please continue to keep the families, students & staff of Terry in your thoughts. Counselors continue to be on hand for students & staff." Police have not yet determined what caused the bus to crash.

October 4, 2018 Thursday

Fire Damages JJ's Dancehall Lounge in Natchez

A fire led to the closure of part of Louisiana Highway 1 in Natchitoches Parish. It happened at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 9500 block of LA 1 at Natchez. Firefighters with Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts 4 and 5 fought the fire at JJ’s Dancehall Lounge, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office reports. The business sustained moderate fire and smoke damage, deputies said. As of 9:56 p.m., the roadway is back open. No injuries have been reported. And authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

October 4, 2018 Thursday

Sabine Parish School Board

The Sabine Parish School Board will hold a public meeting Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 6.p. at the Sabine Parish School Board Board Room.

October 4, 2018 Thursday

Bi-Annual Town of Many Water Burnout

The Town of Many will be conducting its b-annual chlorine burnout beginning October 8th-November 12, 2018. During this time, you may notice a high smell of chlorine. You do not need to boil your water or take other actions. Please be advised that it is a precautionary procedure to ensure the safety and quality of your water.

October 3, 2018 Wednesday

Boil Advisory

The Sabine Parish waterworks District #1 is experiencing problems with the water supply system due to electrical failure. Because of this problem, the water produced by our water supply system of of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately for customers in the following area:Ashpond and Pump Station Roads, and Whitfield and Plainview Roads in Florien.

October 3, 2018 Wednesday

UH Shreveport is now Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

Ochsner Health System officially takes over hospital management of University Health Shreveport Monday. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says patients can expect exemplary doctors who have been expertly trained. "They should feel comfortable and confident that they're going to get first class care." UH Shreveport will now be known as Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Ochsner will begin renovating parts of the aging hospital in Shreveport, starting with a surgical ICU. Ochsner will operate the hospitals, clinics and LSU Health's Faculty Group Practice. Warner Thomas, CEO of Ochsner Health System, says they plan to grow the facilities. "We see building facilities off of this campus and having more locations off of this campus to have a more distributed model of care." About 3000 employees who work at the hospitals will ultimately become Ochsner employees. Thomas says they don't expect to make any cuts. "We expect to grow, not to shrink. In every single partnership that we've had, we've grown those organizations and actually increased the number of people working in those organizations, we haven't shrunk." Chuck Daigle, a former Willis-Knighton Health System executive, is CEO of the new management group.

October 2, 2018 Tuesday

Boil Advisory

Please be advised that the boil advisory for Accounts startings with 4, 5, and 6 has been lifted.

October 2, 2018 Tuesday

Many Man Killed in Sabine Parish Crash

Sabine Parish – On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, a crash involving two vehicles seriously injured a young man from Many, LA. He later died from those injuries. Troopers responded to the crash around 5:25 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 191 at LA Hwy 1215. The crash involved a 2005 Ford Taurus, driven by James Moss (W/M 22 yrs) and a 2017 Ford Expedition, driven by Gretchen Wilkerson (W/F 39 yrs) of Many, LA. The Taurus was northbound on LA Hwy 191, approaching LA Hwy 1215, when Moss turned left and entered the southbound lane. This action placed his vehicle in the direct travel path of the southbound Expedition, which resulted in a collision. Moss received serious injuries and was transported to University Health in Shreveport for treatment. Yesterday, around 9:00 p.m., he was pronounced dead. It is unknown if he was wearing a seat belt. Wilkerson was wearing her seat belt, but received minor injuries. She was transported to Sabine Medical Center for treatment. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

October 1, 2018 Monday

Restore Louisiana Assistance Program has been Re-Activated

Following instruction from Governor John Bel Edwards, the office of community devilment has re-activated the Restore LA Homeowner Assistance Program. The survey portion of the program can be utilized until October 19, 2018, and the formal application for assistance can be submitted until November 16, 2018. Due to small business loans being looked at as duplication of grant funds, there were residents of the state who lost everything in the 2016 floods were unable to receive help to rebuild. The survey can be found online at restore.la,gov and those who meet program eligibility requirements based on their responses to the 15 minute survey will be invited to complete a formal application. If you need assistance or have questions there are 4 housing assistance centers in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette and Monroe with office hours from 8am to 5pm weekdays.

October 1, 2018 Monday

Rusk County Sheriff's Office Asking For Public's Help to Find Missing Woman

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who was last seen Wednesday afternoon. According to a post on the Rusk County Crime Stoppers Facebook page, Kimberly Flint, 57, was last seen around 3 p.m. Wednesday. She was last seen on State Highway 84 east of Reklaw. Kimberly Flint was last seen on September 26 around 3:00 pm. Mrs. Flint was born on 01/25/1961. Flint is 5 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Sgt. David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office said that Flint could be in danger. "If you have seen Mrs. Kimberly Flint or have information on her, please call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department at (903) 657-3581. Sgt. Roy Cavazos, lead investigator."

September 28, 2018 Friday

One Dead and Three Injured in Tyler County Head-On Collision

The Texas Department of Public Safety says an Orange teenager died, and three other people were injured in a Wednesday afternoon head-on collision in Tyler County. According to DPS Sergeant Stephanie Davis, it happened shortly before 3:00 on Farm to Market Road 1013, about 5 miles east of Spurger. Sergeant Davis noted that the highway was wet from rain showers that had been crossing the entire area on Wednesday afternoon. Davis said 25-year-old Carley Buckley, of Fred, was traveling eastbound in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound 2015 Ford Mustang, driven by Karli Mears, 22, of Porter. Davis said a rear seat passenger in the Pontiac, 16-year-old female from Orange, was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected out of the car. The girl, whose name was not released, died a short time later a Tyler County Hospital in Woodville. Meanwhile, both drivers along with another passenger in the Pontiac were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries.

September 28, 2018 Friday

Boil Advisory

The Sabine Parish waterworks district #1 is experiencing problems with the water supply system due to the breakage in line. Because of this problem, the water produced by our water system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Sabine Parish Waterworks District Number 1 is issuing a Boil Advisory effective immediately for customers with accounts starting with 4, 5, or 6.

September 27, 2018 Thursday

Four Troopers Injured as a Result of a High Speed Pursuit

Four State Troopers were injured Wednesday morning after a juvenile suspect attempted to evade and flee from police during a traffic stop in Alexandria. It happened around 10:30 a.m., when a trooper stopped the driver of a vehicle on LA Hwy 1 at Airbase Road for traffic violations, police say. 18 year old Torie Lewis of Alexandria exited the vehicle and began talking to police. At that point one of two juvenile passengers repositioned himself as the driver and sped off, police say. A sheriff's deputy who stopped to provide backup for the Trooper took custody of Lewis as the Trooper gave chase at speeds in excess of 100 mph. As other troopers joined the pursuit, the juvenile driver refused to stop and his vehicle collided with several LSP vehicles before becoming disabled, police say. Both juveniles were taken into custody. As a result of the pursuit, police say, four troopers received minor to moderate injuries and required medical attention. One trooper, they say, was treated at the scene by medical personnel and three were transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center. 18 year old Torie Lewis of Alexandria was charged with tint violation, seat belt violation, possession of CDS I (marijuana), outstanding warrants (Assumption Parish) A 17 year old juvenile, also from Alexandria was charged with possession of CDS I (marijuana), aggravated assault with a vehicle on a police officer (3 counts), aggravated flight, resisting a police officer with force or violence, reckless operation, aggravated second degree battery (2 counts) A second 17 year old juvenile was charged with possession of CDS I (marijuana), outstanding warrants (Assumption Parish and Texas) Police say the suspects were all booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

September 27, 2018 Thursday

Ft. Polk Soldier Sentenced to 11 Years For Illegally Manufacturing, Using Chemical Weapon

A Fort Polk soldier was sentenced on Monday to 135 months in prison for manufacturing and detonating a chemical weapon in the Kisatchie National Forest adjacent to the Fort Polk Army installation. Ryan Keith Taylor, 24, of New Llano, Louisiana, was sentenced for producing, possessing, and using a chemical weapon in violation of federal law. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the June 11, 2018, guilty plea, Taylor detonated an explosive device containing chlorine gas on the morning of April 12, 2017, in the Kisatchie National Forest near Fort Polk. Three U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting a training exercise nearby heard the explosions and found Taylor standing near his vehicle filming the explosion with his cell phone. They then questioned Taylor and reported the incident to military police. Upon arriving at the site of the explosion, Fort Polk military police investigators examined the scene and began collecting samples at the blast site. One investigator filled a plastic bag with a rock coated in an unknown substance. The bag immediately popped, and the investigator’s plastic gloves and boots began to melt. He also began to experience difficulty breathing and his skin started burning. Law enforcement later detained Taylor at Fort Polk and searched his vehicle. During the search, investigators found remnants of the explosive device and chlorine residue, which one investigator inhaled and touched, causing him to be hospitalized. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement agents found bomb-making notes, materials and chemical residue in Taylor’s vehicle, apartment, and storage building. The two victims who inhaled the chlorine gas were treated multiple times for their injuries and effectively ended their military careers. Lead investigator Sergeant Joshua Farbro told the American Press earlier this month that "at one point my hands began burning and when I looked down I saw that my latex gloves were literally melting away." He also began to experience difficulty breathing. Sgt. Farbro told the American Press that he suffered chemical burns to his throat and lungs. Eventually, his right lung and throat collapsed. "In one single day I went from being in peak physical fitness to having 20 percent lung capacity at 25 years old," he told the newspaper. The former soldier testified in federal court in Lafayette on Monday. He told KALB on Tuesday that he is still trying to process it all. "Supporting and protecting our soldiers is of utmost importance to my office," Joseph stated. "Those serving our country put their lives on the line daily to protect us. They should not be put in danger needlessly. The chemical weapon the defendant created, in this case, is banned under international and national laws because of its terrible effects on the human body. I want to thank our U.S. military, federal and local law enforcement for their combined effort investigating this case and bringing this defendant to justice." "Taylor produced and detonated a chemical bomb near Fort Polk, causing injury to his fellow soldiers who responded to and investigated the incident," said Assistant Attorney General Demers. "Today’s sentence holds Taylor accountable for his crime and makes clear that we will not tolerate such conduct. I want to thank the agents and prosecutors who are responsible for this result and our military and local law enforcement partners for their significant contributions to this investigation."

September 26, 2018 Wednesday

Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Sabine Parish

Jonathan R. Dykes, of Vallejo, California, was arrested by Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office deputies on September 25th, 2018 for allegedly cutting a female with a knife in Pleasant Hill. Dykes was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for aggravated battery, domestic abuse aggravated assault under the dating violence act, and resisting an officer. He was also booked on unrelated warrants for sexual battery and failure to appear for simple possession of marijuana. The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office recieved a 911 call at approximately 4:40 p.m. indicating that a female in Pleasant Hill had been cut by Dykes and he had fled into a wooded area. Tracking dogs from Natchitoches Parish and vernon Parish were requested and when they arrived, Dykes surrendered to deputies. The victim was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition. The case is still under investigation.

September 26, 2018 Wednesday

New Details Released After Weekend Shooting in Newton County

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles has released new information about a weekend shooting. However, Rowles emphasized that the investigation is continuing. On Monday Sheriff Rowles said the incident occurred late Saturday evening at a home on County Road 2008, which is southeast of Newton and north of Bon Weir. According to Rowles, those involved are giving conflicting stories, but deputies have determined that four individuals went to the home where a disturbance ensued. Rowles said it is alleged that one person struck Clayton Stewart over the head with a gun which allegedly caused the gun to go off, and the bullet to strike Jessie Ohmstead. According to Rowles, Ohmstead was treated and released from Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital and is doing very well. No other details or names have been released and Rowles said deputies are continuing to investigate.

ORIGINAL STORY: No details have been released, but Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles on Sunday confirmed that one person was injured in a Saturday evening shooting inside Newton County. Rowles said more information about the incident will be made available soon, but at this time all details are being withheld. KJAS News has learned that the victim was transported to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital for treatment, but there has been no update on the person's condition. KJAS News will followup on the story and bring you more details when they're made available.

September 25, 2018 Tuesday

Voter Registration

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is joining registrars of voters across the state the week of Sept. 24-28, 2018 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote. The next regularly scheduled election in Louisiana is the congressional primary on Tuesday, November 6. Louisiana's Registration push also coinsides with National voter registration day on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Louisiana was one of the first states in the nation to implement an easy, convenient online voter registration portal. Citizens with a valid Louisiana Driver's License or Louisiana Special ID card can register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of their home or office by visiting voterportal.soso.la.gov. Residents of Louisiana can also register in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office, when they apply for drivers license renewal at any office of motor vehicle,s or when obtaining services for public assistance agencies and Armed Forces reqruitment offices. You can visit   for more information.

September 25, 2018 Tuesday

2 Wounded When Someone Gets Out of Car, Starts Shooting at House

Two men were wounded when someone shot at a residence. It happened about 6:12 p.m. Sunday on Murray Street between Hearne and Virginia avenues, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. Someone pulled up in a white sedan, got out and shot at a house in the 2600 block of Murray, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said. The wounded men have been taken to University Health for treatment. Hines said their wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. This is a developing situation and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

September 24, 2018 Monday

Attempted Theft of ATM by Crashing into Local Business Results in Arrest

Leo B. Mitchell, 37, of Many, was arrested by Sabine Parish Sheriff's office deputies on September 23, 2018 for numerous charges stemming from his alleged attempt to steal an ATM kiosk from a local business. Mitchell was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of simple criminal damage to property (over 00), simple burgalry attempted theft of an ATM, theft over 00, and no tail lights. The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by an alarm that there had been a break-in at Curtis' Grocery around 3:53 a.m. Deputies arrived shortly after being notified and found that a vehicle had crashed through the front doors of the business. After a review of surveillance footage, a discription of the vehicle was obtained. The surveillance footage also indicated that the subject that had driven into the store tried to remove the ATM kiosk before fleeing. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle near Florien and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Mitchell refused to stop and a short vehicle chase took place before he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were able to secure the perimeter of the area until a tracking dog and handler from Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office arrived. Mitchell was arrested by deputies in a thicket after the VPSO bloodhound quickly led them to him. Mitchell admitted to deputies that he had stolen the vehicle and crashed into the store in order to steal the ATM Kiosk. The incident is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.

September 24, 2018 Monday

Governor Edwards Visits Community Leaders in Central Louisiana

It was a busy day for Governor John Bel Edwards as he made his way to Rapides Parish on Thursday. He came to visit with community and business leaders in the area. His first stop was at a leadership luncheon in Pineville where he was the keynote speaker. The governor was introduced to Cleco employees, LSUA's Continuing Education Leadership Class and elected officials. He then gave remarks about the projected 0 million surplus from the budget for the fiscal year that ended on June 30th, announced earlier that morning. The money will go towards new highway construction and coastal restoration projects. From there he took questions from the crowd. "We are so honored to have the governor come and recognize Central Louisiana and all of the leaders it produces out of Central Louisiana," said Cleco Vice President Robbie Laborde. "So, Cleco is partnering with LSUA and having this event just for us to point out the great qualities of all of our people in Louisiana, especially Central Louisiana.Next, the governor went to Downtown Alexandria to speak at the 6th Annual Women in Business Conference. The event is put on by the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It's an opportunity for women in the state to come together and learn new ways to achieve professional and personal goals. They attend break out sessions and listen to guest speakers to learn how to start their business or how to climb the ladder. The governor was one of their keynote speakers and he addressed many issues including the pay gap and workplace harassment. The Chamber of Commerce President Deborah Randolph said it's been an interesting year since the last conference with the 'Me Too' movement. So, she said this year's programming was relevant and needed more than ever. "The 'Me Too' movement seems to have sparked some greater movement and back to conversations about how we address these challenges for women in the workplace, and that balance of home life and that career for women," Randolph said. After that, the governor headed to a roundtable at the Chamber of Commerce to hold a similar meeting he held before the special sessions started. However, this time they were talking about his vision for Central Louisiana moving forward.

September 21, 2018 Friday

Clandestine Lab Uncovered in DeSoto Parish

Authorities have uncovered an operation in DeSoto Parish capable of mass producing liquid steroids and various types of pills for distribution locally and abroad. Two people were arrested Wednesday, the latest milestone in a lengthy inquiry that led investigators to Grand Cane. Authorities arrested two people after discovering a clandestine operation capable of mass producing liquid steroids and pills in DeSoto Parish. Authorities arrested two people after discovering a clandestine operation capable of mass producing liquid steroids and pills in DeSoto Parish. The search of a residence there on Percheron Drive turned up the extensive laboratory, including a pill press, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office reports. Authorities say they also seized many packages and containers that were found sealed and ready for distribution. Also found at the residence were two 31-year-old Grand Cane residents - Kyle Ross Roop and Erica Butler Roop. She is free on bond after having been booked on 4 charges. They are one count each of possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance with intent to distribute, creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory, possession of a Schedule I CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia.harges against Kyle Ross Roop are pending, the Sheriff’s Office reports. Assisting DeSoto Sheriff Jayson Richardson’s office were personnel from the Tri-Parish Task Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Investigations Unit and the DEA’s Shreveport office.

September 21, 2018 Friday

Newton County ATV Theft Suspects Identified

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles said on Wednesday that two suspects who evaded deputies following a crime late last week remains at-large, while a third suspect, who was taken into custody, has now bonded out of jail. According to Rowles, arrest warrants have been issued for Quincy Brooks, 29, and Jeremy Robertson III, 26, both of whom are Burkeville natives who now reside in Houston. Rowles said the two are wonted on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. Meanwhile, Rowles said a third suspect, Jeremy Robertson, Sr., 51, was arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and he was later released on bond. The crime occurred during the early morning hours on Friday, September 14th when a resident of a home on the north side of Newton heard someone trying to steal a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle. Sheriff Rowles said the resident was able to run off the thieves and the ATV that they had just loaded onto their trailer rolled off as they were accelerating. However, a short time later an officer saw the same truck and trailer pulling another ATV. A chase began and before it was over the vehicle was stopped on Farm to Market Road 1004 near the Call Community. Rowles said the two younger suspects jumped out and fled into a wooded area, while the older suspect was taken into custody. Rowles said it’s believed that the suspects are back in the Houston area, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service is assisting in trying to locate them.

September 20, 2018 Thursday

Wanted Shelby County Sex Offender Arrested in Austin

A Shelby County man wanted on multiple felony charges, including failure to register as a sex offender and sexual assault of a child, was arrested early Wednesday morning. Luis Alberto Ruiz, 23, of Center was wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on multiple felony charges. According to the sheriff’s office, he was located in Georgetown, TX and arrested at about 3:42 a.m. by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office reported he was taken into custody without incident. They said his arrest was made possible thanks to the various tips made the community which led officers to his location. "The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public and Officer Chris King with the Center Police Department for their assistance." In a statement on their website, the sheriff’s office said Ruiz will be transported to Shelby County. He faces various felony charges in Shelby County, including failure to register as a sex offender, failure to comply with registration requirements, sexual assault of a child and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

September 20, 2018 Thursday

Car Fire in DeRidder Under Investigation

A car fire is under investigation in Beauregard Parish. The incident happened near Schaffer Road in DeRidder. Beauregard Fire District 4 responded to the fire. At this time the condition of the driver and cause of the fire are unknown. 7News will update this story on air and online as more details become available.

September 19, 2018 Wednesday

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations that took place in August. Operations will take place in the Lufkin, Jasper, Houston, Bryan, Rosenberg, Conroe, Liberty, Cleveland, Huntsville, Beaumont, Matagorda and Columbus areas throughout the day today. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity. The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles — including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks — are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. "Our Highway Patrol troopers and other officers risk their lives every day for the people of Texas, and their safety is particularly vulnerable while working on the side of the road, where the slightest mistake by a passing motorist can end in tragedy," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "While our officers are serving and protecting Texans, we’re asking drivers to do their part by adhering to the law — simply move over or slow down." Specifically, Texas law states that a driver must either:

¦ Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction) or

¦ Slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.)

Drivers should only move over if they can do so safely and legally; otherwise, they should slow down. "In light of the numerous vehicle crashes that occur in Texas and across the nation on a daily basis, and the unfortunate fact that many still violate the state law that has been in effect for nearly 15 years, we are increasing our enforcement and education efforts related to this law," McCraw said. "In addition to complying with the law to protect those who work on the side of the road, we encourage motorists to show the same courtesy to fellow drivers stopped along the roadways. Let’s all get home safely." Violations of the law can result in a fine of up to 0; the fine increases to 0 if there is property damage. If violators cause bodily injury, they can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, resulting in possible jail time and a maximum fine of,000. Preliminary data from January through June 2018 shows that DPS issued more than 22,000 warnings and citations to motorists violating the Move Over /Slow Down law.

September 19, 2018 Wednesday

Sabine Parish Police Jury

The Sabine Parish Police Jury will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room of the Sabine Parish Courthouse, 400 S. Capitol Street.

September 18, 2018 Tuesday

Teenage Girl Goes Missing at Haughton High

A teenager last was seen getting into a car at her school three days ago. Now authorities are asking for your help finding her. Sherri Lynn Lane, 17, stands 6’ tall and weighs about 156 lbs. She last was seen getting into a grey Ford Focus at 8 a.m. Friday on the campus of Haughton High School, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office reports. Authorities urge anyone with any information about Lane to call the Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203, your local law enforcement agency or 911.

September 18, 2018 Tuesday

Ammonia Leak Drives Residents From Their Homes in Lincoln Parish

The leak has been shut down. But people who live within 1,000 feet of an ammonia pipeline remain evacuated from their homes. It happened Sunday evening near the 2600 block of Louisiana Highway 822 in Lincoln Parish. That’s just east of Louisiana Highway 33 about 10 miles northeast of Ruston and seven miles north of Choudrant. There have been no reports of injuries. Nor has there been any indication of what caused the leak. This is a developing situation.

September 17, 2018 Monday

Fatal One Vehicle Crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated this afternoon a one vehicle crash on State Highway 21, at the Angelina River. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 12:30 p.m., Troopers were notified of a submerged vehicle in the Angelina River. During their investigation, Troopers determined a 2012 Ford Pickup was traveling west, and for reasons that have not been determined at this point, the pickup drove off the roadway to the right and rolled over into the River. The pickup and the driver were recovered from the water. The driver is identified as 36-year-old Joshua Dillard from Elkhart, TX. Dillard was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace. Investigators continue to work to determine the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

September 17, 2018 Monday

Newton County Man Reported Missing

Officers in Newton County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 57-year-old man. Ezra Wells Carson was last seen on Saturday, September 8, 2018. On Wednesday September 13, 2018 around 3:00pm, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man, later identified as white male Ezra Wells Carson, was missing Mr. Carson is described as 5’8" 150lbs, black hair with a pony tail, mustache, and a goatee. DOB: 07/25/1961 Mr. Carson was last seen Saturday September 8, 2018 sometime in the evening. He was last seen at his residence located at 8422 FM 2626 Northeast of Bon Wier, Texas in Newton County. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Carson are asked to contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 379-3636.

September 14, 2018 Friday

Louisiana State Police News Release Colfax Man Killed in Crash

A crash kills a Colfax man on Thursday afternoon. Louisiana State Police responded to the crash around 3:40 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 6, near Clarence. The crash involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Edward B. Goff (B/M 56 yrs), a 2015 Ford pickup, driven by Ricky J. Thibodeaux (W/M 64 yrs) of Pineville, LA, and a 2017 Ford pickup, driven by Dewayne T. Amburn (W/M 46 yrs) of Calhoun, LA. The Chevrolet was westbound on LA Hwy 6 when Goff lost control and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane. After crossing the centerline, Goff’s vehicle sideswiped Thibodeaux’s vehicle and then collided head-on with Amburn’s vehicle. Goff was wearing a seat belt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. Thibodeaux and Amburn were wearing a seat belt, but sustained moderate injuries. They were transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for treatment. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation. While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant's chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury. In 2018, Troop E has investigated 34 fatal crashes resulting in 37 deaths.

September 14, 2018 Friday

Lufkin Police Arrest Polk County Deputy on DWI Charge


Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a driving while intoxicated charge Monday.  Michael Joe Powell Jr., 39, of Lufkin, was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Monday. He was released later that day after he posted bail on a bond amount of,500. East Texas News has reached out to the Lufkin Police Department for more details about the arrest. Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Powell is a deputy and said that an internal investigation is being conducted at this time.

September 13, 2018 Thursday

Gunfire Sends People Ducking for Cover Along Youree Drive

A fight between two people ended in gunfire Wednesday afternoon on a crowded Shreveport street. It happened around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Youree Drive and Albany Avenue. That's just south of Kings Highway. Police tell KTBS 3 News a fight broke out when a person in a car rammed into the other person's vehicle. Then shots were fired and two people started fighting on the sidewalk in front of Avalon Hair Salon. There are no reports of anyone being seriously hurt. Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made.

September 13, 2018 Thursday

Houston County Sheriff's Office: Mom Arrested After Toddler Found Walking on Highway 7

Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 21-year-old woman Monday after her 18-month-old son was found walking down the middle of State Highway 7 in the Kennard area. Shelby Allen is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a state-jail felony abandoning or endangering a child charge. No bond amount has been set for her charge yet. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, two HCSO deputies were dispatched out to the Curry’s grocery in Kennard at about 10:42 a.m. Monday in reference to a toddler found walking down the middle of Highway 7. "Deputies spoke with a witness who told them he found the child walking near the double yellow line in front of the Tabernacle of Praise Church on Highway 7 East," the press release stated. "Not seeing any adults, the witness took the child to Curry’s Grocery and called the sheriff’s office." EMS personnel were called out to the store to check out the toddler, who was covered in bug and mosquito bites, according to the press release. "CPS was called to the scene and after learning this was not the first occurrence involving the child wandering in the highway, CPS took protective custody of the boy," the press release stated. After Allen was found, she was brought to the store to speak with Child Protective Services. She was later arrested and taken to the county jail.

September 12, 2018 Wednesday

US 96 North Near Center Reopened in All Directions Following Semi-Truck Crash

According to TxDOT officials, a major wreck which had traffic blocked in Shelby County has been cleared.  Traffic has reopened in all directions as of 9:43 p.m. Previous Story: Rhonda Oaks with TxDOT says that all four lanes of US 96 north, about four miles from Center in Shelby County, are closed due to a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. Oaks says drivers should choose alternate routes, as delays are expected.  The wreck occurred just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. As of 8:22, Oaks said that crews are working in hopes of opening two lanes of traffic within the next hour. 

September 12, 2018 Wednesday

Man Injured in Lufkin Officer-Involved Shooting Wanted from August High Speed Chase

The Lufkin Police Department has identified a man injured in an officer-involved shooting Monday night as one who escaped during a high-speed pursuit in early August. Lufkin police said Todd Sturgis was recovering Tuesday morning after being shot by an officer during a struggle for the officer's gun. Sturgis was wanted for leading officers on a high-speed pursuit in August after they attempted to take him into custody on warrants out of Tarrant County for kidnapping, evading arrest, and delivery of a controlled substance, according to police. He evaded capture again, and a warrant for evading arrest was issued out of Angelina County following the incident. Authorities received a tip that Sturgis was seen at the Pinewood Park Apartments. Officers responded to the apartment Monday night and spoke to the unit's owner. Police said she initially told them she didn't know where Sturgis was but allowed officers to search her apartment. Officers found inside one of the bedrooms inside the apartment. When officers attempted to take Sturgis into custody, he reportedly refused to keep his hands up, and "continually reached under a bed and mattress", according to a police spokesperson. Officers used their taser to try and restrain Sturgis, but it didn't work. Authorities said Sturgis at one point tried to take one of the officer's guns and, in the struggle, the officer fired a single shot that hit Sturgis in the torso. A police spokesperson said Sturgis was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery early Tuesday morning; there was no immediate word of his condition except that he was expected to recover. Neither of the two officers who were involved in the struggle was seriously hurt. A police spokesperson said Sturgis would face three additional charges from Lufkin Police, including two counts of disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest. The officer involved will be on administrative leave with pay until the Texas Rangers have completed an investigation into the shooting, which is the department's standard procedure.

September 11, 2018 Tuesday

Three Teenagers Killed in Hardin County Multi-Vehicle Accident

The Texas Department of Public Safety says three Hardin County teenagers died, while a fourth teenager and two other people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident over the weekend near the Saratoga Community. It happened shortly before 6:00 Sunday evening at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 787 at Hunter Road. According to DPS Sergeant Stephanie Davis, a 2015 Nissan Rogue was traveling westbound on FM 787 followed by a 2003 Chrysler van. The driver of the Nissan stopped to make a left turn onto Hunter Road. The Chrysler van stopped behind the Nissan. As both vehicles were stopped, the Chrysler van was rear-ended by a 2013 Chrysler 200 passenger vehicle. The impact of the collision pushed the van into the Nissan and caused the Chrysler 200 to spin into the eastbound traffic lanes. The Chrysler 200 was then struck by a 2003 Ford. Davis said the driver of the Chrysler 200, 18-year-old Caringtin Mosley, of Batson, and two of her three passengers, 18-year-old Garrett Saulters, of Votaw, and 18-year-old Alix Neel, of Batson, were all pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jackie Werner. A fourth passenger in the Chrysler 200, 17-year-old Jaron Benavides, of Kountze, was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries. According to Davis, the driver of the Chrysler van, 71-year-old Kenneth Mathews, of Beaumont, and the driver of the Ford, Arthur McMahon, 75, of Thicket, was both transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital, both with serious injuries. Davis said the driver of the Nissan, 74-year-old Margaret McAdams, of Saratoga, was not injured.

September 11, 2018 Tuesday

Road Near San Augustine Train Derailment to Remain Closed for Hours

A train derailment is causing a roadblock in San Augustine County. Four freight trains derailed at about 9 a.m. Friday, causing a roadblock on FM 2213 in San Augustine County, according to Joe Faust, a spokesperson with BSNF Railway. Two of the derailed cars are on their side while two others are upright. A reporter on the scene says the roadblock is about a quarter mile from Highway 96, south of the city of San Augustine. According to Faust, the derailment occurred near the city of Venable. TxDOT Lufkin reports that FM 2213 will remain closed for at least five hours as crews work to clear the scene. Faust said a crew from Houston is arriving to aid with the cleanups. Local law enforcement is also on the scene aiding with the road closures. TxDOT advised motorists to prepare to take alternate routes. According to Faust, there were no injuries or hazmat situations reported. One train car was carrying a load of lumber. KTRE will continue to provide updates as they become available.

September 10, 2018 Monday

A Police Officer and A Montgomery Resident Killed in Crash, Both Unrestrained

A Montgomery Police Department officer lost control of his patrol unit Friday evening, resulting in a crash that killed him and another driver. The wreck happened around 6:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71 in Montgomery, according to Louisiana State Police. Montgomery is in the northwestern portion of Grant Parish. Officer Kirt R. Ricks III, 24, was driving a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car northbound when he lost control and ran off the right side of the road, reads the release. He overcorrected and then went into the southbound lane, hitting a pickup truck driven by Gary W. Pinder, 65, of Montgomery. Both Ricks, of Winnfield, and Pinder died at the scene. Neither of them were wearing seat belts, according to the release. A passenger in Pinder's truck, 58-year-old Robert L. Carter of Montgomery, wasn't wearing his seat belt, either. However, he sustained minor injuries. Carter was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria for treatment. The crash is under investigation. In 2018, Troop E has investigated 33 fatal crashes resulting in 36 deaths. This was the 33rd fatal crash in Troop E so far in 2018. In those crashes, 36 people have died.

September 10, 2018 Monday

Sabine Parish School Board

Sabine Parish School Board meeting will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Sabine Parish School Board Board Room.

September 7, 2018 Friday

Arrest Made in Murder of 911 Dispatcher

A former boyfriend of a DeRidder woman has been arrested in connection with her shooting death, according to KLPC. Marquita Wright, 24, a dispatcher for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, was shot to death on Aug. 27, on the front porch of her home as she returned from work. DeRidder Police Chief John Gott and Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses announced Thursday afternoon that a former boyfriend of Wright’s, Phil Oliver, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in her death. Oliver, 24, of Marrerro, was arrested at 4:50 p.m. in Jefferson Parish by Louisiana State Police. Authorities continue to ask anyone with information about Wright’s death to call the DeRidder Police Department at 337-462-8911, the Beauregard Sheriff’s Office at 337-463-3281 or Crime Stoppers at 337-462-8918.

September 7, 2018 Friday

Manhunt for Escaped Inmate Continues

The manhunt for an escaped jail inmate continues for a fourth day as officials move their focus to areas outside of Houston County. According to Chief Deputy G.P. Shearer, officials completed an overnight "massive" search for 55-year-old Bobby Eugene Wood. Wood had escaped from jail early Monday morning. Wood was not located during the extensive search Wednesday night. Shearer reported the search stretched from Crockett south to the Trinity River. Several agencies assisted with the search including Houston County Constables, the Department of Public Safety Aviation, the Crockett Police Department, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the Groveton Police Department, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, and the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force. According to Shearer, law enforcement will now focus their search on areas outside of Houston County, including areas in Walker and Montgomery County. The Texas Rangers and the U.S. Marshals are also assisting with finding Wood. In a press release, the sheriff's office thanked the community for their support during the manhunt. "They came out to support our search efforts by bringing water, Gatorade, snacks, and even offering to cook and bring meals. Your support has truly been amazing," said Shearer. As officials continue to extensively search for Wood, according to Shearer they will also focus on looking into how he was able to escape. "Once we figure it out we will be able to make some changes and address those issues," said Shearer. According to a press release from the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Wood was a pre-trial detainee and had been assigned to work as a trustee in the kitchen. He was allowed to go to the restroom after he was complaining of feeling ill. It was then that he escaped. Authorities believe that Wood propped the kitchen receiving door open sometime during his shift in the kitchen, the press release stated. Then he allegedly escaped via the receiving door and fled east toward a park area in Crockett. Wood is described as being 5'7" and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He has gray hair and green eyes. He is also described to be balding. According to the sheriff's office, they learned he has obtained black and red shorts. He was last seen possibly wearing black and red shorts and a dark colored jacket. Authorities urge anyone who spots Wood not to approach him or try to detain him. They say that he should be considered dangerous and anyone who sees him is urged to call 911 immediately.

September 7, 2018 Friday

Ambulance Reponse Time Discussed in Beauregard Parish Police Jury Workshop

One of the ongoing discussions in the Beauregard Parish Police Jury meetings has dealt with response time of ambulances to locations outside of the DeRidder area. Representatives from Acadian Ambulance were in attendance during a workshop held Tuesday afternoon to contribute to the discussion. Response times to the Southern parts of Beauregard Parish, which can be outside of the contracted limits, seem to be the largest problem area. It was considered that locating an ambulance crew at a more central location of the Parish would help reduce those times, with Singer being considered as a possible option. Acadian did point out that with only two ambulances in the Parish, it is possible that they would both be occupied at the same time. On such occasion, assistance could be given from either Moss Bluff or DeQuincy. This is an ongoing topic, but Acadian Ambulance and the Beauregard Police Jury are working together to find a better solution.

September 6, 2018 Thursday

3.2-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Shelby County

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook a portion of East Texas Tuesday, September 4. According to KLTV, the epicenter of the quake was evaluated to be about 4.4 miles northwest of Timpson, Texas and 25 miles east of Henderson, Texas. The USGS reports the quake, which occurred about 10:06 a.m., had a depth of 5 kilometers. There is no further information at this time. We will keep you updated as details become available.

September 6, 2018 Thursday

Missing Natchitoches Teen

    • Missing From
    • Natchitoches, LA
    • Age Now
    • 15
    • Sex
    • Female
    • Race
    • Black
    • Hair Color
    • Brown
    • Eye Color
    • Brown
    • Height
    • 5'0"
    • Weight
    • 105 lbs

 

September 5, 2018 Wednesday

Louisiana HomeCare of Zwolle named "Premiere Performer" in latest SHP National Home Health Recognition Program

Louisiana HomeCare of Zwolle was named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released ™ recognition program results – ranking in the top five percent of providers. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to the patients and families under their care. The 2017 SHPBest award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction scores for more than 2,400 home health providers. In addition, award recipients were required to achieve a score better than or equal to the SHP national average throughout the period for each of the publicly reported quality measure domains. The professional clinicians and support staff at Louisiana HomeCare of Zwolle serve the residents of Zwolle and the surrounding region with quality healthcare at their place of residence. Home health care is an effective and affordable solution for many patients’ post-acute care needs and situations. Home health professionals treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing patients to rest and recover in the comfort of home. Louisiana HomeCare of Zwolle is part of LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare services with 30,000 employees operating more than 780 locations in 37 states. “We’re proud of our team members at Louisiana HomeCare of Zwolle for achieving Premier status as part of the 2017 SHPBest program,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Quality patient care at a local and personal level is our highest priority. Their outstanding performance has helped our company earn a reputation as the industry leader in providing high-quality care for patients, families, and communities around the nation.” Strategic Healthcare Programs is a leader in data analytics and benchmarking that drive daily clinical and operational decisions – providing solutions that bring real-time data to post-acute providers, hospitals, physician groups, and ACOs to better coordinate quality care and improve patient outcomes.

September 5, 2018 Wednesday

Sabine Parish Man Arrested for Alleged Theft of Wood Chips

A Sabine Parish man is accused of stealing wood chips valued at more than,000. Following an eight-month joint investigation with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Veachel Parker, Jr., 51, of Noble, La., was arrested Aug. 28, on one count of theft. According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Enforcement Division, during the months of September 2017 and January 2018, Parker, who owns and operates Parker Trucking, LLC, allegedly stole 62 loads of wood chips from a Natchitoches Parish sawmill. Investigators said Parker was hired to deliver wood chips, a timber by-product, to another mill in Desoto Parish. Investigators discovered that Parker would load his 18-wheeler trailer of wood chips and deliver the loads to its destination, but then he would keep the proceeds. Parker was taken into custody without incident and booked in to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. Bond was set at,000. Parker bonded out the day of his arrest. If convicted of one count of theft over,000, Parker faces imprisonment at hard labor for not more than twenty years, or may be fined not more than,000 or both.

September 5, 2018 Wednesday

Houston County Law Enforcement Agencies Searching for Escaped Jail Inmate

The Houston County Sheriff's Office has sent an update regarding the search for Bobby Eugene Wood, who escaped from jail early Monday. They said numerous agencies including Crockett Police, Texas Rangers, TDCJ OIG, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Police, and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office have been assisting in the search for Wood and they appreciate their help. The Sheriff said they have received numerous tips and are thankful. They say they still are searching for him. They have interviewed many of Wood’s acquaintances in others cities and counties. Houston County law enforcement agencies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the jail early Monday morning. "If you should see this person, you are urged to call 911," a press release from the Houston County Sheriff's Office stated. "Do not attempt to detain this person. He should be considered dangerous." The press release identified the escaped jail inmate as Bobby Eugene Wood, 55. He is described as being 5-foot-7 and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He is balding, and he has gray hair. Wood has green eyes. According to the press release, Wood is a pre-trial detainee, and he had been assigned to work as a trustee in the kitchen. "This morning, while preparing and serving meals, Wood complained of feeling ill," the press release stated. "He was allowed to go to the restroom. During this time, he made his escape." Authorities believe that Wood propped the kitchen receiving door open sometime during his shift in the kitchen, the press release stated. Then he allegedly escaped via the receiving door and fled east toward a park area in Crockett. "We have a lot of talented folks that wind up in jail," said Chief Deputy GP Shearer. "Some of them are too dangerous to put in positions as a trustee, and they never make it. Others are granted trustee status, and most of them work out fine, and occasionally you'll have someone like Mr. Wood who is not very trustworthy." Wood was last seen wearing black and white-striped jail clothing. He was also wearing a dark-colored jacket. The ongoing manhunt and the worsening weather conditions prompted Grapeland ISD's administration to cancel tonight's band practice.

September 4, 2018 Tuesday

Boil Advisory

Please be advised that the boil advisory for HWY 118 between Warren Church Road, and Cenchrea Road in Florien, And all surrounding roads has been LIFTED.

September 4, 2018 Tuesday

Sabine Parish Police Jury

The Sabine Parish Police Jury will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Police Jury Meeting room of the Sabine Parish Courthouse, 400 South Capitol Street.

September 4, 2018 Tuesday

High Speed Chase Ends in Single Vehicle Crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a one vehicle crash yesterday evening on State Highway 21, just east of Gasby-NZ Cemetery Road. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 8 p.m., the driver of a 2018 Buick SUV was eastbound and fleeing from law enforcement officials after a traffic stop. During the flight from officers, the Buick drove off the roadway to the right and struck multiple trees, injuring the driver. The driver is identified as 39-Year-Old Demarcus Teel from Fort Worth. Teel was transported by medical helicopter to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

August 31, 2018 Friday

Three Natchitoches Men Arrested on Drug and Gun Violations by SPSO

Jeremy D. Madison, 25, Michael W. Moore, and Jamual R. Sykes, 35, all of Natchitoches, were booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on 8/30/18 for felony possession of MDMA (ecstasy) with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Madison was also booked for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Sykes, the driver, was also booked for improper lane usge, improper display of license plate, and an outstanding warrant in Natchitoches for failure to appear for driving under suspension. Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office deputies stopped the vehicle with the three Natchitoches men inside for traffic violations when a K9 unit alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle by deputies led to the discovery of a large bag of pills suspected to be MDMA as well as two firearms. A total of 944 pills were seized along with two handguns. Moore and Sykes boths had bonds set at,000 while Madison is being held with out bond at this time due to a probation/parole violation.

August 31, 2018 Friday

Nacogdoches Police Release ID of Card Skimmer Suspect in Custody

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department are still investigating an incident in which two men were caught in the act of trying to install a card skimming device on a gas pump at a convenience store Tuesday. One man was arrested, and another suspect fled into a nearby wooded area. Aniel J. Dominguez Ballester, 25, of Houston, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a second-degree felony unlawful interdiction, use, or discovery of wire, oral, or electronic communication charge, a state-jail unlawful use of a criminal instrument charge., and a Class A misdemeanor charge. No bond amounts have been set for Ballester’s charges yet. Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said that NPD officers found two suspects where were attempting to install a card skimming device at the Valero convenience store located in the 3000 block of Durst Street. At the scene, the officers recovered computers and electronic equipment used for tampering with consumer information, Sowell said. “While at the scene, one of the suspects fled officers on foot,” Sowell said. “After a lengthy foot pursuit, the suspect disappeared into a wooded area. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male.” Sowell added that the police department has a tentative ID of the suspect who fled the scene. Ballester was originally charged with unlawful use of a criminal instrument and resisting arrest. Sowell said that the unlawful interception or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic information charge was added later, based on evidence discovered in the investigation. “The investigation is continuing this morning,” Sowell said. Previous story: 1

August 30, 2018 Thursday

Boil Advisories

Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 has issued a boil advisory for the following area: Hwy 118 From Warren Church to Cenchrea Rd in Florien and all surrounding roads. Ebarb Water district has issued a boil advisory in the following area: Bull Run, Shiloh, Chinaberry, Meadow Brook and Tranquility Bay.

August 30, 2018 Thursday

Boil Advisories

Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 has issued a boil advisory for the following area: Hwy 118 From Warren Church to Cenchrea Rd in Florien and all surrounding roads. Ebarb Water district has issued a boil advisory in the following area: Bull Run, Shiloh, Chinaberry, Meadow Brook and Tranquility Bay.

August 30, 2018 Thursday

RPSO Asking Public's Help in Finding Runaway Juvenile

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. On Friday, August 24, Deputies responded to a call in reference to a runaway juvenile from the Glenmora area, Jamie Christine Carlock. Jamie is a white female, 15 years of age. She has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. Jamie may be in the Boyce or Cotile areas. If anyone has seen or has information concerning Jamie Christine Carlock, they are asked to contact Detective David Rundell at (318) 473-6727 or the RPSO Main office at 318 473-6700.

August 29, 2018 Wednesday

Over 40 Transported to Local Hospitals After Using Synthetic Marijuana

Dozens were left unconscious and rushed to the hospital over the weekend, and authorities said synthetic marijuana is to blame."This is an extremely scary drug, probably one of the scariest ones I can think of right now. It looks like a plant, seems kind of harmless, reminds people of marijuana, but it’s not marijuana. At all," Clinical Nurse Educator, Crystal Rollins, said. Rollins said it’s easy for those who come into contact with synthetic marijuana to confuse it for the real thing. Lake Charles Police reported new brands that are coming into the rotation are called "bubblegum" and "gumbo". "Some kind of green. leafy plant, somebody is spraying, dousing, dipping, we’re not really sure, into some kind of chemical. There’s really no way to predict exactly what it is, and what’s even scarier about it, is that it could be one thing today, and while 'nother thing tomorrow," she said. It’s hard for doctors to pinpoint exactly what these synthetic drugs are, which means side effects can vary from person to person. "It could be something different every single day. It can cause death, it can ruin your kidneys. It's so unpredictable we can't even describe it," Rollins said. Rollins said Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has seen a major uptick of these cases in our area, and Lake Charles Police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office reported the same. Over the weekend, police said Acadian Ambulance transported around 45 people who reportedly used synthetic marijuana. "Dope dealers could care less about your health and well-being. They want to make a dollar. They cut this crap with everything they can, lace it with everything they can. They could care less. It’s poison, it’s literally poison that you’re putting into your body," Sheriff Tony Mancuso, said. Mancuso said they can’t arrest their way out of this problem. "It’s gonna take a constant effort by moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas families, and law enforcement to fix this problem," Mancuso said. Local law enforcement urges those who come into contact with these synthetic products to call 911 immediately.

August 29, 2018 Wednesday

Beauregard Parish 911 Dispatcher Murdered After Returning Home from Night Shift

A Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department 911 dispatcher was murdered early Monday morning after she returned home after working the night shift and was fatally shot in front of her home. She has been identified as 24-year-old Marquita Wright, a mother of three young children and, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses, was "a good person and a good dispatcher". Moses said Wright was well liked and respected by both her deputies and her fellow dispatchers, and he said the deputies that she worked with during her last shift are in shock. DeRidder Police are heading up the investigation. News outlets in Louisiana are quoting DeRidder Police Chief John Gott as saying that Wright left work at 4:30 a.m. and about 20 minutes later arrived home on Lake Court Drive in the Twin Lakes Subdivision. A neighbor reported hearing three gunshots and called 911, and officers discovered Wright deceased on the front porch of the home where her three children were asleep inside with other family members. According to DeRidder Police, they are being assisted in their investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department Forensics Team. Meanwhile, no arrests have been made and law enforcement has not released any information about any potential suspects.

August 28, 2018 Tuesday

Nacogdoches Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Estranged Girlfriend

A Nacogdoches man has been arrested after the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office said he allegedly shot at his estranged girlfriend. Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a woman being chased by her boyfriend on highway 21 west. Deputies said they learned the suspect was chasing his girlfriend and were both driving separate vehicles. They also said the incident started in Nacogdoches and continued on Highway 21 west toward Alto. According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect rammed the victim’s car several times during the chase. They also said he shot at the victim several times as he was chasing her in Nacogdoches County. The victim turned around in Alto and headed back toward Nacogdoches. The Sheriff’s Office said deputies were able to locate her at the county line and secure her to safety. They said the suspects vehicle was seen entering Nacogdoches County a few minutes later. Deputies stopped the vehicle and were able to take the driver into custody without incident. The Sheriff’s Office said a child younger than 12-years of age was also found in the vehicle. A 9mm pistol was also found in the vehicle. After investigating farther, deputies found one bullet hole in the victim’s vehicle that penetrated through the trunk, went through the back head rest and lodged into the driver’s visor. The bullet was recovered. The Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Michael Crane Sr. 31 years of age was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon a 2nd felony and Child Endangerment of a child a 2nd felony. He was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. Authorities said Child Protective Services was notified and took custody of the child.

August 28, 2018 Tuesday

Sabine Parish Man Arrested For Distribution of Methamphetamine

The Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force, comprised of deputies from DeSoto, Red River, and Sabine parishes, recently concluded an investigation into a Sabine Parish resident which resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the distribution of illegal drugs. Marcus B. Turner, 34, of Pleasant Hill, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on Friday for three counts of distribution of methamphetamines. In addition, a large amount of cash was seized that Turner allegedly had in his possession when he was arrested

August 27, 2018 Monday

Burn Ban

Ronnie Bison, President of the Sabine Parish Police Jury, and David Davis, the director of the Sabine Parish Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Preparedness, signed a declaration stating Sabine Parish faces a pending emergency due to extreme fire hazard. As of yesterday a burn ban has been issued for the entire Parish of Sabine prohibiting all outside burning. If convicted of a violation the offender faces a fine of no less than 0 and no more than 0 plus additional court costs. Burn permits must be obtained through one of the three Sabine Parish Fire Chiefs.

August 27, 2018 Monday

Boil Advisory

Please be advised that the boil advisories have been lifted for HWY 118, between Lee Jordan road and Warren Church Road in Florien and W.B. Lewing Road/Courtney Lane in Many and all surrounding roads. Also be advised that a Boil Advisory is in Effect for HWY 1215 From BULL RUN headed east to TRANQUILITY BAY. This is Due to a leak in their area.

August 27, 2018 Monday

Teen Found Floating in Natchitoches Parish Bayou Identified

A teenager whose body was found floating in Bayou Pierre has been identified. Detectives have confirmed through state crime lab DNA analysis that she is 19-year-old K'yia Monique Pier, of the Natchitoches-Coushatta areas, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.  Two Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries agents were patrolling the bayou in May when they discovered her body about a mile south of the Louisiana Highway 174 bridge.  Detectives have since interviewed Pier's family members and other individuals in an attempt to determine her whereabouts and a timeline of her activities before her body was found, authorities said.  Pier may have died 2-3 weeks before her body was recovered, authorities said.  Authorities urge anyone with any information about Pier to call Natchitoches sheriff's Detective Jonathan Byles at (318) 357-7830. 

August 24, 2018 Friday

Search Underway for Many Who Eluded Lufkin Police During Warrant Execution

Authorities are searching for a man they say eluded police Wednesday night during a warrant execution in Angelina County. According to Jessica Pebsworth, Public Information Officer for the Lufkin Police Department, the Lufkin Police Department Special Response team attempted to serve state and federal warrants on Zane Ross Williams, 42, of Lufkin at a home on FM 706 off state Highway 103 west. She said five others were taken into custody on warrants, but Williams fled the scene. Out of an abundance of caution, an extensive search of the surrounding area was performed with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter. Angelina County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the effort. Pebsworth said that Williams remains at large. Williams is wanted federally for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. He also has a bond revocation warrant for assault through Angelina County. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS. Previous story: 

August 24, 2018 Friday

State of Emergency

The Parish of Sabine is currently faced with a pending emergency. Whereas, a definite trheat to property and lives, photos for the Citizens of Parish exists due to the impending impact of an extreme drough condition. Whereas, an extreme Fire Hazard does exist. Therefore, a burn ban has been issued on this day, for the entire Parish of Sabine prohibiting all outside burning. Burn permits can only be issued by one of the three Sabine Parish Fire Chiefs.

August 23, 2018 Thursday

CLTCC Sabine Valley Campus Offering Adult Education Classes

Adults seeking their high school equivalency diploma can get help through the WorkReady U/Adault Education program at the Sabine Valley Campus of Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC). Registration is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Parents wishing to enroll students ages 16-17 will need to get an age waiver from their local school board office. Enrollment will take approximately one hour. There is no cost to attend class. For more information, contact the Sabine Valley Campus Adult Education department at (318) 256-4102 EXT. 8120.

August 23, 2018 Thursday

Sabine Parish Police Jury

Lakeside Loop is now OPEN!

August 23, 2018 Thursday

Weekend Festival to Pay Tribute to ArkLaTex's Musical Heritage

Shreveport has a rich musical history. And the music that made Shreveport "The Cradle of Rock 'n' Roll" will come back alive this weekend. That's when the third annual ArkLaTex Music Heritage Festival will be held in Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. The move to Festival Plaza this year reflects the festival's growth and success, organizers say. This year's festival will feature more than 70 acts playing various musical genres, including country, jazz, rock 'n' roll and gospel. Many of musicians are from the ArkLaTex: Shreveport-Bossier City, East Texas and Southern Arkansas. The festival begins Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday. Admission is free.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY (5-11 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Teddy & the PoBoys
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Floyd Grigsby
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Trilogy
  • 8-8:30 p.m.: awards ceremony with Loveable Larry Ryan as master of ceremonies and presenting Jay Davis, Robinhood Brian’s, Buddy Flett, Donnie Opperman, Garrett Jacobs and former "American Idol" contestant Natalie Hanson.
  • 8:45-10:15 p.m.: Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: Mid Southern Roots

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Tambria Adams Band
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Cheridy Adams
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Leanne Bridges Band
  • 8-8:45 p.m.: Iron Priest
  • 9-10:15 p.m.: Social Brigade
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: Kulture Kill

SATURDAY (10 a.m.-11 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: KID’S MUSIC WORKSHOP
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Cheridy Adams
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Flashback
  • 2-2:45 p.m.:One Day Closer
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Robin Beach & Four Score
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Shane Pons
  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Kent Gill & the Brass Tacks Band
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Michael Garvin & The Groovadours
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: A.J. Casio Tribute w/Tony Casio & Joe Nadeau
  • 8-9:30 p.m.: ANXIOUS
  • 9:45-10:30 p.m.: Earshot Graffiti
  • 10:45 p.m.-midnight: Evoke the Speechless

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Diego Kusko
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: The Listed
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Downtown Wave
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Thrown Together
  • 3-3:45 p.m.:
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Bar None
  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Shane Metts Trio
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: County Switch
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Rougarou
  • 8-8:45 p.m.: Terry Lynn & Mainstreet
  • 9-10:15 p.m.: In Good Condition
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: NUWMA

ACOUSTIC STAGE

  • Noon: Nick Garrett
  • 1 p.m.: John Gillispi
  • 2 p.m.: Hayden
  • 3 p.m.: Dylon & Dakota
  • 4 p.m.: Shain Kausey
  • 5 p.m.: Ramer-Gentry Duo
  • 6 p.m.:Codybeats
  • 7 p.m.: Tyler Vosbury
  • 8 p.m.: Blind Uncle Keith

SUNDAY (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: Eddie Giles & Salem Missionary Baptist Church
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Element of Peace
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Tyler Vosbury Band
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Bayou Blues Band
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Landry & Company
  • 4-6 p.m.: LANCE LOPEZ BAND

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Logan Wise
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: NIQQ
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: The Intro
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Skeleton Key
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Syndicate
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Eric Craig Band
  • 5-6 p.m.: Joshua Bell Band

ACOUSTIC STAGE

  • Noon: Joanne Nerrettig
  • 1 p.m.: Stephen Page
  • 2 p.m.: One Day Closer
  • 3 p.m.: Chris Tubbs
  • 4 p.m.: Victoria Wells
  • 5 p.m.: Lady & the Tramps

August 23, 2018 Thursday

Teen Driver Accused of Hitting Man, Leaving Him to Die


A Shreveport teenager has been arrested in connection with an apparent hit-and-run accident that claimed a man's life early Wednesday morning. Brianna Savannah, 18, is being held in Shreveport City Jail on one count each of felony hit-and-run and driving with a suspended driver’s license. Danny Reed, 54, of Shreveport, was found dead about 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive east of an Interstate 49 overpass. He was declared dead at the scene. Evidence found at the scene indicates Reed was a victim of a hit-and-run accident, police said. Investigators now think he was hit by a 2006 Cadillac STS that Savannah was driving.  They found her at her residence in the 3000 block of Lunn Street. Savannah was arrested at 9:30 a.m. and booked into Shreveport City Jail at 10:15 a.m., records show.

August 23, 2018 Thursday

Boil Advisory

The Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 has issued a boil advisory effective immediately for customers on Courtney Lane, W.B. Lewing Rd, and the surrounding area in Many. The boil advisory is issued due to the breakage in line.

August 22, 2018 Wednesday

Jennings Man Killed in Head-On Collision

A Jennings man is dead and a passenger seriously injured after the SUV they were in crossed the centerline and collided with a truck head-on. According to State Police, it happened shortly after noon Tuesday on Highway 26 just east of Oberlin. A preliminary investigation has revealed that 33-year-old John Whitaker of Jennings was traveling eastbound in a curve, crossed the centerline of the highway and struck a large commercial vehicle head-on. Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene. An unidentified front seat passenger in the SUV was seriously injured and was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Alexandria. Police say the driver of the truck was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

August 22, 2018 Wednesday

Ex-Police Dispatcher Arrested


A Louisiana State Police investigation has led to the arrest of a former Haynesville police dispatcher. Heather Evans Allen, 38, is accused of taking thousands from the town's ticket fines and court costs, Claiborne Sheriff Ken Bailey said.. Now Allen, of the 1100 block of North Main Street in Homer, is being held in the parish jail on 9 counts each of theft and malfeasance in office, booking records show.  Her bond has been set at,000. The Louisiana legislative auditor's office conducted an investigative audit and issued its report Jan. 18, 2017. The inquiry was prompted by Mayor Beverlee Killgore informing the state of the possible misappropriation of public funds in the town's Police Department.  State auditors said they investigated the period Jan. 1, 2014, through March 4, 2016, to determine the validity and scope of any alleged misappropriation. They came back with a half dozen findings:

  • ,048 in traffic citation revenue was not deposited into the town’s bank account Sept. 5, 2007, through Sept. 16, 2015. 
  • Allen was responsible for accepting traffic citation fines but stated she did not take the missing funds.
  • There were 137 cash deposits totaling,615 to Allen's bank accounts during the same time period. 
  • Allen appears to have altered public records at the Police Department that resulted in an improperly reduced fine and a reinstated driver’s license plus an uncollected fine for speeding by changing a bench warrant to a warning. 
  • Allen could provide no documentation to show she was authorized to make the changes, auditors said.
  • The town's records of traffic citations, court dockets and receipts for fines were incomplete, inaccurate or not reconciled. 

August 22, 2018 Wednesday

Sabine Parish Police Jury

Lakeside Loop will be closed from August 20th, 2018 until further notice for bridge repairs on the bridge located just east of the intersection with Satcher St.

August 22, 2018 Wednesday

Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and Humane Society Rescue 47 Canines From Hoarder

Last week the Humane Society of Louisiana and the Allen Perish Sheriff's Department rescued 47 dogs and puppies from a hoarder. Many of the animals will require veterinary care for eye issues from the ammonia, severe matting, overgrown nails and skin issues from living in urine and feces. At the time of the rescue the animals had no water in extremely hot conditions, and some of them had to be cut from their cages that had been wired shut with no means of access. The dogs were voluntarily surrendered by the perpetrator, supported by her family who took her to the hospital after the animals were removed. The animals were transported to a veterinarian and are receiving care. The case is ongoing but charges will be filed and action taken to ensure this isn't allowed to happen again.

August 21, 2018 Tuesday

Tyler County Sheriff's Office Asking for Public's Help in Finding Child Sex Assault Suspect

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault of child incident who allegedly removed his ankle monitor and took off Friday. A spokesperson for the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office said the law enforcement agency is still looking for Brian Bevelhymer. Bevelhymer, 51, of Warren, allegedly took off the ankle monitor he was required to wear as a condition of his bond. Bevelhymer was indicted on a felony aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, and he had been out on bond, according to a post on the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. "The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Bevelhymer,” the Facebook post stated. “If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact the Tyler County Sheriff’s office at 9409 283-2172.”

August 21, 2018 Tuesday

Body Found Just Inside Orange County is Woman Reported Missing in Newton County

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles on Monday afternoon asked for the public's help in finding 29-year-old Ashley Southern, who was reported as missing. Several hours later on Monday evening, Rowles confirmed that the woman had been found dead. The body was discovered in a wooded area just inside the Orange County line, near where the woman was last seen in extreme southern Newton County. Sheriff Rowles said the body of Ashley Southern was found by her husband in a very heavily wooded area about 300 yards from the Sabine River. Rowles said that since the body was found in Orange County, he had decided to turn the case over to the Homicide Unit of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and that they would be heading up the investigation. According to Sheriff Rowles, the Westlake, Louisiana resident was last seen walking down County Road 3214, commonly known as Indian Creek Road, not far from the Newton-Orange County line shortly after 9:00 on Sunday morning and had not been seen or heard from since that time. The cause of her death has not yet been determined and an autopsy is expected to be peformed on Tuesday.

August 21, 2018 Tuesday

Passengers, Crew Uninjured in Harrison County Amtrak Crash


Officials are on the scene after an Amtrak train went up in flames on Saturday afternoon. It happened in Harrison County on Stevens Road, east of Hallsville. The train was traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles. According to Amtrak's Media Relations, it happened around 1:10 p.m. A pickup truck was left on the tracks after it became unhitched from towing. The train's engine struck the truck and caught fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. "The engineer was approximately a mile back when he first noticed the truck on the tracks," said Lt. Jay Webb, Harrison County Sheriff's Office. "Then he started his slowing procedures." No one was injured. Below is the official statement from Amtrak:

At approximately 1:10 pm CT today, Amtrak Train 21/421, the Texas Eagle traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles came into contact with an unoccupied vehicle illegally on the tracks near Hallsville, Texas. There have been no injuries reported to the approximately 145 passengers or crew members on board. Alternate transportation is being provided. Amtrak Police are cooperating with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.

This is a critical reminder that it takes a full mile for a train to stop and  about the importance of exercising caution around railroad tracks and crossings. Amtrak continues to work closely with  (OLI) to communicate these dangers.  

"It destroyed the front end of the engine and is inoperable at this time," Lt. Webb added. Passengers were taken to First Baptist Chruch in Hallsville. Members of the community were on hand with food and water. "We were just sitting and talking," said one passenger. "We were told to go to the other cars and to say away from the sleeper cars and to be careful going through and everything." Tim Watson, the Interim Pastor at FBS Hallsville said that he was worried that there may have been a lot of fatalities and injuries. He was not surprised by the community's outpouring of support. "We have a reputation to be the friendliest people," Watson said. "I wouldn't expect anything less from our people. These people from all over the united states got to see East Texas — ArkLaTex hospitality."

August 20, 2018 Monday

Police: Man, Woman Attempting to Steal TV from Store Lead Police On Chase

Lufkin Police Department says they have arrested a man and a woman following a chase through two counties. Jessica Pebsworth with Lufkin PD says that they received a call from Walmart at 6:22 p.m. regarding a man allegedly trying to steal a television from the store. They said he exited the store through the garden center where he had a woman waiting in a red Chevy Cruze. When the man noticed an officer arrive on scene, they say, he took off in the car. Pebsworth says the chase spanned from Angelina County into Nacogdoches County and lasted about 24 minutes. Speeds of more than 115 miles per hour were reached.  On U.S. Hwy 59 North, the man drove on the wrong side of the road at times, police say. The chase finally ended on FM 522 in Nacogdoches County.  The man and woman were both taken into custody. 

August 20, 2018 Monday

Sabine Parish Waterworks

The Sabine Parish Waterworks is experiencing problems with the water supply system due to the breakage in line. Because of this problem, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately for customers in the following area: Highway 118 from Lee Jordan Road to Warren Church Road in Florien.

August 20, 2018 Monday

Sabine Parish School Board

Sabine Parish School Board has issued a notice of public meeting being held Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Sabine Parish School Board Board Room at 695 Peterson Street in Many.

August 17, 2018 Friday

Oakdale Police Make Arrest in Vehicle Theft

Yesterday, the Oakdale Police Department received a report of a truck that went missing from a Wal-Mart parking lot sometime between 4:30AM and 5:10AM. The investigation determined that the subject abandoned a broken down vehicle in the parking lot and stole a truck that was left there by a plant worker. They contacted the owner of the abandoned vehicle who was at the Calcasieu Office of Community Services. Chief Lockett and Detective Eaves went to the OCS office and spoke to Kelsey Monceaux of Sulphur. Monceaux told the location of the stolen truck, which was turn over to Chief Lockett and returned to it's owner. A second suspect, Dakota Langely was arrested shortly after by the Sulphur Police department. Property taken from other vehicles at Wal-Mart was also recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

August 17, 2018 Friday

Sabine Parish Police Jury

Walkerville Road will be closed for a few hours on August 17th, 2018 to replace the culvert just west of the intersection with Cole Phares Lane. Road will be closed at 9 a.m. and will re-open prior to the end of the school day. Lakeside Loop will be closed from August 20, 2018 to no later than August 22, 2018 for Bridge Repairs on the Bridge located just east of the intersection with Satcher Street.

August 16, 2018 Thursday

Driver Injured in Lufkin Crash Involving Motorcycle Dies


A man has died from the serious injuries he received Tuesday night after a car pulled out from a private driveway and into the path of the motorcycle he was driving, according to the Lufkin Police Department. Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department, said the driver of the motorcycle has died at a Houston-area hospital early Wednesday afternoon.  The motor-cycle car wreck occurred in the 2200 block of Atkinson Drive at about 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to Pebsworth. The wreck occurred when Crystal Tovar pulled out of her driveway on Atkinson Drive in a Dodge Challenger and drove into the path of a westbound motorcycle, Pebsworth said. The Lufkin Police Department is not releasing the name of the motorcycle driver at this time. He was taken to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital in Lufkin for treatment of serious injuries.  Pebsworth said the motorcycle driver was later airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston for treatment of his injuries. “As of 8:45 a.m., he remained there in critical condition,” Pebsworth said. “We will continue to check in with hospital staff throughout the day for updates on his status.” Tovar was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a private drive and no insurance. She was not physically injured in the crash, Pebsworth said. The identity of the driver has not been released at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

August 16, 2018 Thursday

Missing Bossier Man's Body Believed to be Found in MS


Bossier Parish sheriff's detectives believe the body of a missing Benton man has been found in Mississippi. The remains were discovered Wednesday morning near where 32-year old 's Chevrolet Tahoe was discovered wrecked in Yazoo County, MS, just north of Jackson, MS. Now the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Yazoo County, MS, Sheriff's Office are investigating. Bossier detectives were in Mississippi on Wednesday morning. King, of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive, . He and his SUV last were seen about 8:30 p.m. that date at a gas station near Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. Authorities this week confirmed that the SUV was abandoned after a one-vehicle crash in the 12000 block of Mississippi Highway 16 near Benton, MS.  In the crash Aug. 4, the SUV hit a tree and the airbags deployed, . Previously,  and found it too was in the Yazoo City, MS, area. Before this story was posted, authorities confirmed to KSLA News 12 that Shawn "Corey" King's family had been notified about the discovery. Authorities urge anyone with any information about King to call the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203, their local law enforcement agency or 911.

August 16, 2018 Thursday

Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office Receives Boost in Fight Against Opioid Overdose

Local first responders have new resources to help the fight the opioid epidemic plaguing our state. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office has granted the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office 30 vials of naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. The life-saving drugs were made available through a million legal settlement between General Landry and Pfizer. Sheriff Richardson would like to that Attorney General Landry for providing the naloxone to help our departmetn as we fight this growing epidemic. Naloxone has a shelf life of approximately 16-24 months; and, at this time, there is no limit on how much product or how often the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office may request and obtain the medicine through General Landry's Program.

August 15, 2018 Wednesday

Tahoe Found Wrecked in MS Belongs to Missing LA Man

A Bossier Parish man's truck has been found wrecked in Mississippi. But 32-year-old , of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive in Benton, still is missing. And Bossier sheriff's deputies will head out for Mississippi on Wednesday morning.. He and his black 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe with Louisiana license plate 914AVZ last were seen about 8:30 p.m. that date at a gas station near Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. Now authorities confirm that the SUV was abandoned after a one-vehicle crash in Yazoo County, MS, just north of Jackson, MS. Yazoo County sheriff’s deputies found no one at the scene in the 12000 block of Mississippi Highway 16 near Benton, MS.  Nor was there any obvious evidence of foul play, Bossier sheriff’s detectives said. In the crash Aug. 4, the SUV hit a tree and the airbags deployed, . Previously,  and found it too was in the Yazoo City, MS, area. That was just the phone, not him, they stressed. Authorities urge anyone with any information about King to call the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203, their local law enforcement agency or 911.

August 15, 2018 Wednesday

Appellate Judges Question Legality of DeSoto DA's LACE Program

After hearing arguments for 40 minutes, a three-judge panel of the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal now will decide whether the DeSoto Parish district attorney is violating the Constitution and state law regarding the way his office is distributing funds from a traffic ticket diversion program. The case is another chapter in the ongoing controversy surrounding use of the LACE (Local Agency Compensated Enforcement) overtime ticket-writing program in DeSoto. District Attorney Gary Evans took over LACE operations from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office in March 2017 and began offering traffic offenders the opportunity to have their tickets dismissed if the motorists pay the DA’s office a 0 fee and read a two-page driver safety brochure. According to an audit conducted by the Louisiana legislative auditor’s office, Evans’ office generated 0,904.07 from LACE ticket diversion fees during the first year it was in place. Diversion reportedly had a significant impact on funding for the DeSoto Parish public defender’s office. Court records and the legislative audit indicate that office is almost entirely funded through a court cost assessed to people who plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, including traffic offenders. In January, Evans and DeSoto public defender Steven Thomas entered a cooperative endeavor agreement under which the DA's office now pays the public defender for each person entering traffic diversion. Recently, 42nd Judicial District Court Judge Amy McCartney, sitting in DeSoto Parish, reviewed that agreement and declared it violates the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. She ruled that the agreement creates a conflict of interest because Evans’ office is helping pay the legal bills for indigent defendants whom the district attorney's office prosecutes.  McCartney explained that the public defender is supposed to be an adversary of the district attorney and that the legally required independence in that relationship is called into question if the DA’s office can control the public defender’s funding.   Evans and Thomas appealed her ruling, arguing that district attorneys’ offices in Louisiana are constitutionally allowed to operate diversion programs and direct where leftover funds are dispersed once operational costs are paid. The American Civil Liberties Union's Louisiana chapter and the Southern Poverty Law Center recently filed an amicus brief with the court, asking the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal to uphold McCartney’s ruling. During oral arguments in the case Tuesday morning, the three-judge panel continued to question lawyers for both Evans and Thomas, grilling the attorneys on how the cooperative endeavor agreement did not at least create the appearance of a conflict of interest. Following the 40-minute oral argument, lawyers refused to comment, citing the pending nature of the case.

August 15, 2018 Wednesday

Arson Arrest Made in Jeff Davis Parish House Fire


A man has been arrested for allegedly setting his Jefferson Davis Parish home on fire in June. Stephen G. Jones, 36, was booked into jail Monday, Aug. 13, on one count each of Aggravated Arson and Injury By Arson. In the early morning hours of June 15, the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal was contacted by the Welsh Police Department to assist with determining the origin and cause of a residential fire in the 100 block of Powers Street in Welsh. Investigators say at the scene, Jones admitted to setting the fire. He reportedly told investigators he and his girlfriend, who rent the home from her relatives, were arguing. During the dispute, after unsuccessfully attempting to set a mattress on fire, he lit drapes and a sofa on fire in the living room. The girlfriend told investigators Jones then pushed her out of the house. According to the fire marshal's office, the chief of the Welsh Volunteer Fire Department was treated for smoke inhalation, as well as damage to his trachea and lungs, as a result of the fire.

August 14, 2018 Tuesday

Storms Damage Independence Stadium Roof; City to Seek Funds for Repairs

The roof over the club level of Independence Stadium in Shreveport needs repaired.  It was damaged when a tornado moved through the Queensborough neighborhood in April. The city made temporary repairs.  But strong storms July 29 damaged the roof beyond repair. The damage is so extensive that if it rains again, there is no way to stop the rain from entering the club level and damaging rugs, electronics and the area as a whole.  "It really damaged it. It actually tore it completely off. We actually had holes in the building exposing the building to the elements," SPAR Director Shelly Ragle explained. "So it was an emergency that we get it done so we didn't sustain any further damage to the building." Ragle says Shreveport has invested millions in the club level. The city has filed insurance claims but says it can't wait for that. On Tuesday,  to approve more than 8,000 for repairs. The money would come from a capital improvements account specifically allocated for maintaining Independence Stadium. SPAR has been able to seal the area so no water gets in before the repairs are made, Ragle said.  She estimates it will take about 15 to 20 days to make the actual repairs. Football jamborees are about to get under way at Independence Stadium. The arena also will be the venue for the  in early September.

August 14, 2018 Tuesday

Sabine Parish Man Arrested on Drug and Weapon Violations

Marvin R. Loucious, 53, of Many, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on August 10, 2018, on two warrants for distribution of methamphetamines. In addition, Loucious was also booked for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, possession of firearms in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest stems from an investigation initiated by the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force (comprised of deputies from DeSoto, Red River, and Sabine Parishes) which resulted in a search warrant being executed on the home of Loucious. Deputies seized 158 grams of methamphetamine, 18 grams of synthetic marijuana, 47 firearms, and a vast amount of drug paraphernalia during the search of Loucious’ residence.

August 13, 2018 Monday

Boil Advisory

The Boil Advisory has been lifted for San Antonio Avenue, Main Street and surrounding areas.

August 13, 2018 Monday

Justice of the Peace in Shelby County Indicted, Arrested, and Suspended

Shelby County Today is reporting that a Justice of the Peace in Shelby County is under Grand Jury indictment and is currently free from jail on a,500.00 bond amid allegations that she misappropriated,685.00 in traffic fines paid which had been paid to the City of Tenaha while she was also acting as the Municipal Judge in that city. The defendant, Jenny Hicks, was elected as a Justice of the Peace in Precinct 4 in Shelby County and she took office in January of 2015. Hicks has been charged with third degree felony theft in relation to the missing funds, as well as a state jail felony charge of abuse of official capacity. According to the indictment, the alleged thefts occurred on or before January 1st, 2017. The Light and Champion newspaper in Shelby County is reporting that a petition for the removal of Hicks from her elected office has been filed by Shelby County Attorney Gary Rholes. The petition says "Jenny Hicks does not keep any kind of office hours, making it impossible to file suits in Pct. 4, such as eviction suits, making it impossible for people to make any disposition of any traffic citations issued to them, and leaving citizens no means to regain the right to renew their licenses even after complying with all requirements to do so. The basic lack of a functioning J.P. Pct. 4, Shelby County, Texas is making a hardship on private citizens, other judges and law enforcement". Meanwhile, Shelby County Today is reporting that Hicks was recently suspended as Justice of the Peace, and the petition filed by the county attorney asks for the Commissioners Court to appoint an interim judge.

August 13, 2018 Monday

Caddo Man Dies When Go-Kart Runs Up Curb, Crashes Into Pole

A man died when a go-kart crashed Sunday afternoon in Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood. Killed in the crash at at Fairfield Avenue at East 76th Street was 58-year-old Archie Lee Thomas, the Caddo coroner's office reports. The Shreveport man was riding a homemade go-kart at a high rate of speed when it ran up a curb and struck a pole, according to the coroner's office. An autopsy has been ordered.

August 10, 2018 Friday

Diboll Police Vehicle Involved in Wreck that Sends Several People to Hospital


Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated a wreck on Wednesday night that involved a police vehicle. The wreck occurred on US 59 South and Hines Street, according to DPS, at around 7 p.m. The preliminary investigation by DPS states that a marked Diboll Police Department patrol vehicle with emergency lights activated was driving southbound when it struck a westbound 2002 Ford car in the passenger side on Hines Street. The officer driving the police vehicle is identified as Gerardo Munoz, 30, of Diboll. Munoz was taken to CHI St. Luke's Hospital where he was treated and released. DPS identified the driver of the Ford as Miguel Yanez, 38, of Diboll. Yanez and two passengers, Tina Bayne, 46 and Kasha Alcorta, 20, were taken to Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin for treatment. Bayne was then transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston, DPS said. DPS says the crash is still under investigation.  

August 10, 2018 Friday

Investigators Track Missing LA Man's Cell Phone, Truck to MS

Bossier Parish sheriff's investigators pinged a missing man's cellphone and tracked it to the Yazoo City, Miss., area. "That's just his phone, not him" sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis said. And family members of 32-year-old Shawn "Corey" King told KSLA News 12 that they have used an app to track his truck. It showed the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe to be parked somewhere in Mississippi, they said. King, of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive in Benton, stands 5' 8" tall, weighs 128 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday at a gas station near Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. King was in his black Tahoe with Louisiana license plate 914AVZ. Authorities have said that he also might be riding a black and silver 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  King also is known to have ties to DeSoto and Sabine parishes. Anyone with any information about King, the Tahoe or the motorcycle should call the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203, authorities said.  Or call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

August 10, 2018 Friday

Bossier Woman and 5 Others, Including Her Son-in-Law, Die in Head-On Collision in Canada


A Bossier Parish family on vacation in Canada was involved in a head-on crash that killed Angela Elkins, of Benton, and her son-in-law Nick Copeland, of Pearland, Texas. Elkins' husband, Curtis, their daughter Sarah Copeland and the Elkinses' 2-year-old grandchild survived the collision.  CBC News in Canada reports that Copeland and Curtis Elkins are in serious condition. The toddler was uninjured.  "It's an amazing blessing that the toddler survived and we're thankful for that," said Cpl. Laurel Scott, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The crash reportedly happened at 5:30 p.m. local time Tuesday in  northwest of Calgary. The family's vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle, according to CBC and CBS News. All four people in the oncoming vehicle were killed.  "We have a faith in God, and we're holding onto that," Angela Elkins' brother Tim Dye, a pastor at Freedom Church in Bossier City, told CBC News. "We are devastated. We have moments of tears, but we're just trying to get there to make sure... we can get these people home." In a number of posts Monday on Curtis Elkins' personal Facebook page, he shares photographs of the five family members exploring Johnston Canyon and Lake Moraine. One post reads "Day #2 Alberta Canada."  Curtis Elkins' wife and their daughter and her husband Nick are all tagged in the post. 

August 9, 2018 Thursday

2 Natchitoches Men Identified as Victims of Double Homicide

Two 24-year-old Natchitoches residents are the  early Wednesday morning. Cordarious Cortez Smith, of the 300 block of Prather Street, and Rodney D. Richards, of the 800 block of Brewton Street, were pronounced dead at the scene, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office reports. The two were in a 2000 Nissan that deputies found about 1:42 a.m. Wednesday while investigating multiple 911 calls about gunfire in the 200 block of Michelle Drive in Payne Subdivision off Louisiana Highway 6 in the Grand Ecore area. The car was in a ditch and had struck a tree. Smith, the driver, and Richards, a passenger, both had been shot multiple times. Autopsies are being conducted to determine the cause of their deaths. Detectives have not yet identified a suspect or suspects, who fled the area shortly after the shooting. Investigators are "diligently continuing the investigation, interviewing residents in the area and speaking to possible witnesses in the early stages of this senseless double homicide," . Authorities urge anyone with any information about the slayings or any suspicious activity in that area around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday to call the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 352-6432 or its criminal investigations division at (318) 357-7830.

August 9, 2018 Thursday

Bossier Parish Man with Ties to DeSoto, Sabine is Still Missing

A missing Bossier Parish man is known to have ties to DeSoto and Sabine parishes, authorities said. Shawn “Corey” King, 32, of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive in Benton, stands 5' 8" tall, weighs 128 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday at a gas station near Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. King was in his black 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe with Louisiana license plate 914AVZ. Authorities have said that he also might be riding a black and silver 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  There have been no indications that foul play is suspected in King's disappearance, sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis said. Authorities urge anyone with any information about King, the Tahoe or the motorcycle to call the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.  Or call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

August 8, 2018 Wednesday

Two Monroe Residents Killed in Winn Parish Crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating after two Monroe citizens were killed in a crash in Winn Parish. Troopers say the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday night on Highway 84 near Gum Springs road in Winn Parish. A Monroe man and woman, identified as Vincent Trotter and Wanda Jenson, were killed in the crash. The crash is still under investigation. Read Louisiana State Police's full release below: On Monday evening, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man and a woman from Monroe, LA. Both were wearing a seat belt. Troopers responded to the crash around 7:35 p.m., which occurred on US Hwy 84, near Gum Springs Road. The crash involved a 2011 Nissan pickup, driven by Vincent Trotter (B/M 61 yrs) and a 2013 Ford pickup, driven by Bobby Ray McLarty (W/M 41 yrs) of Winnfield, LA. The Nissan was westbound on US Hwy 84 when Trotter lost control and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane. This action resulted in the Nissan colliding with the eastbound Ford. Trotter was pronounced dead. His only passenger, identified as Wanda Yvonne Jenson (B/F 52 yrs), was pronounced dead. McLarty was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation. While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury. In 2018, Troop E has investigated 30 fatal crashes resulting in 31 deaths.

August 8, 2018 Wednesday

Boil Advisory Lifted

Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 would like you to be advised that the boil advisory has been lifted for Anthony and Yellowpine Roads, including Gasaway, Gibson, and Stallworth Lanes in Florien.

August 8, 2018 Wednesday

Bossier Man Goes Missing

Authorities are asking for your help finding a Bossier Parish man. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the Benton man has been missing since Friday night. That's when 32-year-old Shawn “Corey” King, of the 2000 block of Chelsy Drive, last was seen in his black 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe with Louisiana license plate 914AVZ. He was at a gas station near Louisiana Downs, which is in the 8000 block of East Texas Street in Bossier City, about 8:30 p.m. Friday. Sheriff's detectives say King also might be riding a black and silver 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  He was supposed to have started a new job Monday in Ruston. But his family said he had not returned home to get the bag he had begun packing for his trip.   Authorities urge anyone with any information about King, the Tahoe or the motorcycle to call the Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.  Or call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.

August 7, 2018 Tuesday

Town of Many

The Town of Many has issued a boil advisory until further notice for San Antonio Avenue and Main Street. The boil advisory will be in effect until further notice.

August 7, 2018 Tuesday

Disagreement Leads to Deadly Shooting at Skate Park

A disagreement led to a deadly shooting at a skate park in Shreveport. It happened around 1:45 p.m. Monday at Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza in the 700 block of East Stoner Avenue. Police arrived at the riverfront venue to find a 62-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his head and torso. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  The alleged shooter was detained at the scene and taken to police headquarters for questioning, Cpl. Marcus Hines said. Investigators say both men were engaged in a verbal dispute. As it intensified, it appears the deceased man armed himself with a blunt object as well as a handgun and began threatening the alleged shooter with physical harm. At that point, the alleged shooter armed himself and fired at the other man. The alleged shooter also called 911 to advise authorities of the shooting.  Following subsequent interviews, he was released.  This investigation will be forwarded to the Caddo Parish district attorney’s office for further review, authorities said.   

August 7, 2018 Tuesday

NCMEC, Bryan PD Asking for Public's Help in Finding Missing 3-Year-Old Girl

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Bryan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a 3-year-old girl who was last seen on July 27. "The child’s mother was being investigated by Child Protective Services when the mother, Virginia Adams, fled with the child,” a press release from the NCMEC stated. “Adams was located on July 31, but Rayven was not with her.” The missing girl’s name is Rayven Shields, and law enforcement sources said they believe Adams may have placed the girl with someone to intentionally hide her, and they are extremely concerned about her well-being.” Rayven is 3 feet tall, and she weighs about 65 pounds, according to a video provided with the press release. “If anyone has information about Rayven or her location, contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Bryan Police Department at (979) 209-5301,” the press release stated. You can go to [email protected] on Twitter for updates on this and other cases.

August 6, 2018 Monday

Man on the Run After Home Invasion

Shreveport Police are searching for a man after a home invasion on early Sunday morning. The incident happened around 5:00 am on Kingston Road. According to authorities, the victim reported that the suspect entered her home through the side door and held her at gunpoint with a rifle demanding money and weapons. He ended up escaping with the woman’s phone. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10 tall, and about 150 pounds. Nobody was injured, and police are still investigating this case.

August 6, 2018 Monday

Numerous Stolen Guns Found in Trunk of Car Abandoned After Shelby County Burglary

After suspects in a Shelby County burglary fled from a constable and crossed over the state line into Louisiana’s DeSoto Parish Monday, authorities recovered numerous stolen guns from the vehicle they abandoned. According to a press release, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call about a burglary on Monday. When they arrived at a residence on County Road 3341 in Joaquin, the SCSO deputies met with the homeowner, who told them someone had forced entry into the home and stolen numerous guns. Later, Pct. 3 Constable Roy Cheatwood made contact with the suspects in a vehicle after he was alerted to a situation at a Quick Stop convenience store in Joaquin. Cheatwood said that the suspects left the scene and crossed over into DeSoto Parish, the press release stated. At that point, the suspects abandoned the vehicle. “The vehicle was impounded by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office,” the press release stated. “Investigators with the SCSO inventoried the vehicle and located the guns stolen from the home in Joaquin in the trunk of the car.” According to the press release, Cheatwood identified one of the suspects in the vehicle and said the person had ties to the homeowner whose guns were stolen during the burglary. Leah Chase with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said that no arrests have been made at this time and that the case is still under investigation. “The SCSO would like to thank Constable Cheatwood and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office for assisting with all areas of this investigation,” the press release stated. “By working closely with Constable Cheatwood, we were able to recover the stolen property in one day.”

August 3, 2018 Friday

Sabine Parish School Board

Sabine Parish School Board is excited to share the digital version of their Back to School Tabloid for the second year. They plan to notify parents of the tabloids availability by sending a call through the automated system. They would like to say thanks again to Dewey Eaves for putting the Tabloid togethe and to the schools and departments submitting the information. This tabloid is posted on our district webpage as well as each school's webpage and on the district's Facebook page or you can download it at.

August 3, 2018 Friday

Funeral Announced for Former Louisiana Rep. Johnny McFerren

Services are set for a former Northwest Louisiana lawmaker, educator and businessman. Former state Rep. "Johnny" C. McFerren, of Stonewall, died Wednesday at the age of 84. His funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Brookwood Baptist, the church at 9014 Brookwood Church Way in Shreveport where he was a founding member and deacon for more than 50 years. The service will be preceded by visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home chapel at 2500 Southside Drive in Shreveport   He will be interred at Forest Park West Cemetery, 2500 Southside Drive. McFerren, a Marthaville native, was a classroom teacher who later served a dozen years as a Caddo School Board member and part of that time as the panel's president. He went on to represent parts of Caddo and DeSoto parishes as the District 7 member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980-96.  As part of those four terms in office, McFerren chaired the House Education Committee from 1992-96. He continued his role as a public official and educator after Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed him early last year to represent the 4th Congressional District on the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. As a member of the Shreveport business community, McFerren owned McFerren Real Estate for 60 years and was the founder and owner of the Johnny's Catfish and Seafood restaurant in the 5100 block of West Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport. 

August 3, 2018 Friday

Boil Advisory

The Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is experiencing problems with the water supply system due to the breakage in the line. Because of this problem, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately for customers in the following area: Anthony and Yellow www heroins photos com Pines Rides, including Gasaway, Gibson, and Stallworth Lanes in Florien.

August 2, 2018 Thursday

18-Wheeler, Train Collide


A tractor-trailer rig and train collided Wednesday afternoon in Bossier Parish. It happened about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at a private railroad crossing off Benton Road (Louisiana Highway 3) near Maplewood Drive. That's near the Hat Creek dirt pit north of Interstate 220 and south of the water tower in Benton, Bossier sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis said. The accident involved a southbound Union Pacific train and a Performance Transport truck hauling fracking sand. The train now is moving. The crossing at Cash Point is back open. And wreckers are moving in to clean up the wreckage. The train '... blew the horn several times to indicate to the truck that the train was coming. The truck failed to stop, began to cross the track and was struck by the train," Bossier sheriff's Deputy Bryan Sprankle says in a Facebook post. Louisiana State Police reports that no one was hurt in the accident. "The driver of the train is pretty shook up. He was concerned about any injuries, but he was glad no one was injured," Sprankle said. Motorists on LA 3 are being urged to slow down and drive cautiously in the area of the wreck. "Keep in mind that LA 3 southbound will be slow right now. We encourage people to take an alternate route if they can so as to avoid this intersection," Trooper Glenn Younger said. The train was hauling no hazardous materials. And none of its cars derailed. The plan was to offload the 18-wheeler before clearing up the wreckage of the truck. Authorities earlier said they did not yet have an estimate of how long traffic in the area of the wreck will be impacted. "I really don't have a timeline at this point," Younger said. "We are working as fast as we can to get a company rep out here and the equipment to offload it," Younger said.

August 2, 2018 Thursday

House Fire Leaves One Dead

Panola County officials are investigating a house fire that left one person dead. It happened just before 10 o’clock Wednesday morning on FM 2517 near CR 470.  Deputies with Panola County Sheriff’s Office says after investigators arrived at the scene a body was discovered inside the building. The name of the victim has not been released yet. This is an ongoing investigation, updates will be made as they become available. 

August 2, 2018 Thursday

Boil Advisory Lifted

The Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health, hereby rescinds the boil advisory issued by Converse Water Systems. The samples Collected on July 30, 2018 cleared.

August 1, 2018 Wednesday

 

 

400 New Laws in Effect in Louisiana Today

Today is August first, meaning over four hundred new laws are now in effect in Louisiana as of today. At the end of the regular legislative session in May, state lawmakers and Governor John Bel Edwards passed over four hundred thirty new laws, and as of today they will be enforced throughout the state.For a full list of all the new laws click . First and most notably, penalties for hazing will be much more severe. This comes after the controversial death of LSU freshman Maxwell Gruver… an 18 year old that died after fraternity hazing. The new Maxwell Gruver Act allows for a felony charge and up to five years of prison after a serious injury or death. Also passed by legislators in May, a new law regarding time off after adoption. Public school teachers, and a number of other school employees will now be able to receive thirty days of paid leave after adopting a child. This is one of the several new laws encouraging adoption, and on the other side of the equation, the health department can now shut down abortion clinics with false records. Pet owners can now face legal trouble if you tether your animals to anything during a flood or hurricane. Lawmakers said leaving your pets tied up gives them minimal chance of survival during a natural disaster. One of the more discussed new laws is the requirement that schools now pass along all information regarding flu cases to parents. Pediatrician, Dr. Margaret Patterson, says this law will help keep everyone healthier. “There can't be enough education for anybody about the flu vaccine, so I think it would be very helpful to have that kind of access at school," Patterson said. "We don't get to see everybody throughout the year at all times, and obviously schools have more access to parents than we do, so the more that parents can get educated about the flu vaccine, the better it is.” This law is aimed to help keep students and teachers healthier, especially since coming in contact with other students at school is one of the easiest ways to spread the flu.

August 1, 2018 Wednesday

Police: Small Child Hospitalized After Possible Kerosene Ingestion

A small child was taken to a hospital after he or she swallowed an unknown amount of kerosene, according to Zavalla Police Chief Chris Wade. Wade said that at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, a family arrived at Zavalla City Hall with a small child who is believed to have swallowed an unknown amount of kerosene. An ambulance was called, and the dispatcher requested that the child and his or her mother be placed in a Zavalla PD patrol car. Wade said the ambulance met them south of Huntington and then transported the child to a hospital for treatment. Wade said that, at this time, the mother isn't in any kind of trouble. The Zavalla police chief didn't have any further details on where the incident occurred or how it happened.

August 1, 2018 Wednesday

Boil Advisory

The Boil Advisory for Louisiana Avenue has been lifted. However, the boil advisory for the Village of Converse is and will be in effect until further notice.

July 31, 2018 Tuesday

Leesville Man Arrested on Obscenity Charges After Exposing Himself

A Leesville man has been arrested for exposing himself in front of two women on separate occasions. According to the first victim, Thomas Anthony Keith, 25, had approached her while she was placing trash in a dumpster in the area of Entrance Road. The victim said that Keith was driving a green truck and asked her for directions to Wal-Mart. As the victim gave him directions, he told her to get into the truck and he would bring her right back. She refused his offer and Keith exposed himself to her. She returned to her vehicle and left the area. This victim later contacted VPSO about the incident. A few days later, another female victim said that she was approached outside the dollar store on Entrance Road by Keith. She said that the suspect pulled alongside her as she was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot. Once again, Keith exposed himself and the victim got into her vehicle and left the parking lot. The suspect followed her out of the lot, but she was able to lose him. During her incident, the first victim was able to get Keith’s license plate number and provide that information to VPSO. Through this information, Keith’s identity was confirmed and deputies were able to make contact with him. He admitted to both incidents once the victims were able to pick him out of a photo lineup. Keith was arrested and charged with two counts of obscenity. Bond was set at $ 20,000.00. The suspect remains in the VPSO jail.

July 31, 2018 Tuesday

Authorities Release Names of ETX Woman, Man Killed in Possessible Murder-Suicide

East Texas authorities have released the names of the man and woman killed in a possible murder-suicide. They are 41-year-old Tawanna Elaine Johnson, of Carthage, Texas, and 29-year-old Demontre Fitsjeriald Porter, of Beckville, Texas, the Panola County Sheriff's Office reports.  at a residence on Farm-to-Market Road 959 north of Beckville. Porter, the man suspected of killing her, then took his own life while sitting in a vehicle on Texas Highway 149 at Tatum, authorities have said.

July 31, 2018 Tuesday

One Man is Dead Following Single-Vehicle Car Crash in Jasper County

One man is dead and one woman is seriously injured following a car crash.  On July 29, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a single vehicle crash on FM 2246 in Jasper County.  The crash occurred approximately five miles East of Evadale, according to DPS. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2005 Ford pickup truck was traveling westbound on FM 2246.  For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled several times before coming to rest. The driver, Miguel Angel Llanes, 24 of Fred was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Steve Connor at the crash scene. One of the passengers, Kristalyn Elmer, 28 of Baytown, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. The second passenger, Dolton Hutto, 22, of Spurger, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital.  Hutto has since been released from the hospital, according to DPS.  Initial reports indicate that neither the driver nor passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. This crash remain under investigation. 

July 31, 2018 Tuesday

Waves Capsize Boat, Winds Down Trees, Power Lines


A boat capsized on Red River as storms rolled into the Shreveport-Bossier City area. Authorities confirm it happened about 2:37 p.m. Sunday near Red River South Marina. That's about five miles south of the Jimmie Davis Bridge on the Bossier Parish side of the river. "The best thing to do when you have these kind of conditions pop up is to try to get to some piece of land," said Frank Reger, lieutenant with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. "Get to shore and stay there, sometimes that's the best thing to do." A manager there confirms that those who were on the boat have been rescued and are safe. A couple said they spent about 10 minutes in the water after heavy waves flipped their boat, tossing them into the river. Their boat was disabled due to a malfunction and was being towed in when it capsized. The man and woman were rescued by the person towing their boat. Elsewhere, wind gusts associated with the storms also downed trees and power lines throughout the area. No injuries have been reported. AEP/SWEPCO is reporting 16,220 customers without service. The bulk of the outages are in Louisiana, including:

  • Bienville: 89
  • Bossier: 3,039
  • Caddo: 9,510
  • DeSoto: 1,804
  • Natchitoches: 701
  • Red River: 193
  • Webster: 340

July 30, 2018 Monday

Father, Grandmother Arrested for Negligent Homicide in Campti Fatal Fire

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, with assistance from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, has made two arrests in connection with a fatal fire in Campti that claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy. Billy D. Adams Sr. (DOB 7/3/82), of Natchitoches, was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center Friday, July 27 on one count of Negligent Homicide in the fire-related death of his son Billy D. Adams Jr. Adams Sr.’s mother, Regina Vanzant (DOB 6/12/64) has a warrant issued for her arrest on the same charge. She will be booked into the Natchitoches Parish Jail pending her current incarceration on unrelated charges in Jackson Parish. Adams Jr. was located in a bedroom in the remains of a structure fire on Carter Street in Campti in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20. Adams Sr. and Vanzant admitted to investigators that they left the child unsupervised while they were under the influence of drugs. The Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office has determined Adams Jr.’s preliminary cause of death as smoke inhalation. Adams Sr., who evaded authorities from the time of the fire through Monday, July 23, also admitted to investigators that, within the past month, he had connected exposed wiring from the structure he and the child were living in to his mother’s trailer next door without following safety codes or legal requirements for installing a power source. As a result, investigators have deemed the cause of the fire Undetermined with the Inability to Rule Out Electrical Malfunction. Adams Sr. and Vanzant have bond set at 0,000 each. The LAOSFM wants to express its appreciation to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in investigating and locating these two suspects.

July 30, 2018 Monday

Shelby County Judge Issues Capital Murder, Robbery Warrants for Suspect in July 5 Death


A Shelby County district judge has issued arrest warrants for capital murder and aggravated robbery for the man who is suspected of killing Brakia Rashed Roland, 27, earlier this month. According to a press release, the suspect in Roland’s death has been identified as Alvin Jerome Davis II, 26, of Center, who is currently being held at the Caddo Parrish Jail in Louisiana on unrelated charges. The Louisiana charges are in connection to a crime spree that started in Shelby County in Texas and ended up in southern Caddo Parrish. Davis was booked into the Caddo Parrish Jail on July 9 on charges of flight from an officer, illegal possession of stolen things, resisting officer by force, in-state fugitive, and out-of-state fugitive, according to the jail's website. His collective bond amount was set at,500 for three of the Louisiana charges. On July 5, the Center Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive person on lying in the backyard of a home on Sampson Street at about 10:23 a.m. When CPD officers arrived on the scene, they found Roland’s body. “Detectives were able to link 26-year-old Alvin Jerome David II to the murder of the victim with forensic and physical evidence,” the press release stated. At that point, Detective Stephen Stroud presented the case to District Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty, and she issued warrants for Davis for the charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery. The case is still under investigation. Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Mike Crouch performed the inquest on Roland and ordered an autopsy be performed on his body. The body was taken to Tyler and the autopsy results are still pending, the press release stated. According to a KSLA story, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office stated that Davis stole his parents' vehicle on July 8. Then Davis traveled to Mansfield and allegedly committed two home invasions. Mansfield Police Chief Garry Hobbs said no one was injured in the first home invasion, but Davis stole items from that location. A short time later, Davis went to a home on Lake Road, where he restrained and assaulted a woman, Hobbs said. "The woman was able to contact her father, who lived nearby, and he chased after Davis and rammed into and disabled his vehicle, authorities said," The KSLA story stated. Mansfield police arrived soon afterward and gave chase, but they lost him, Hobbs said Mansfield officers came into contact with Davis again about 4 a.m. Monday after he allegedly stole an 18-wheeler, authorities said," the KSLA story stated. "DeSoto sheriff's deputies and Louisiana state troopers helped with the ensuing pursuit." Davis then allegedly drove the 18-wheeler north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 with its headlights off while he was being chased by law enforcement. According to the KSLA story, law enforcement worked together to shut down the interstate. They used tire spikes to disable the stolen 18-wheeler. Eventually, the 18-wheeler got stuck in a dead-end just west of I-49 in south Shreveport. "Davis spent a half hour in the stolen truck, then officers used tear gas and other non-lethal tools to try to get him out, DeSoto Sheriff Jason Richardson said," the KSLA story stated. Richardson said Davis appeared to be under the influence of something, and he made no response. After Davis allegedly got out of the truck on his own, law enforcement officers used a K-9 to take him into custody, the KSLA story stated.

July 27, 2018 Friday

Louisiana Man Indicted in Death of 3-Month-Old Son

A Louisiana man has been accused of killing his infant son last year. The Houma Courier has reported that Chase Michael Lewis, 20, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for second-degree murder in the death of 3-month-old Jamyri Lewis. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the family after Lewis brought Jamyri to an area hospital last October. Jamyri had suffered head injuries that Lewis told authorities were from an accidental fall. Jamyri was put on life support and later transferred to a hospital in New Orleans where he died. Lewis was arrested July 20th by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and then taken to jail by Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

July 27, 2018 Friday

Major Narcotics Arrest in Allen Parish


The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested six men in an on-going drug investigation, according to a news release.  Narcotics agents with APSO reportedly found a large sum of cash, as well as Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Oxycodone, Suboxone, Suboxone, and drug paraphernalia in a home and workshop on March 29. The properties are owned by Thomas Longino, 60, of Oakdale. He had an active video surveillance system which was seized as evidence.  Investigators say the evidence shows Longino was involved in more than 98 hand-to-hand transactions with 60 subjects between March 21 and March 29. Officers have identified 53 of the 60 subjects seen in the footage.  APSO says this investigation alone resulted in 221 felony drug charges and 53 felony warrants including distribution, illegally purchasing and possessing Hydrocodone, a scheduled II controlled substance, and Alprazolam, a scheduled IV controlled substance. Longino was originally arrested and booked in the Allen Parish jail on six counts of distribution of Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Suboxone, and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances in March. On July 19, he was arrested again and charged with 91 counts of distribution of Hydrocodone, three counts of distribution of Alprazolam, and 11 counts of distribution of narcotics in the presence of a minor child.  The suspects below are co-defendants: 

  • Paul D. Abrusley, 31, of Oakdale, is charged with one count of possession of Hydrocodone. 
  • Mark J. Mowad, 47, of Oakdale, is charged with two counts of possession of Hydrocodone. 
  • Charles W. White, 43, of Oakdale, is charged with two counts of possession of Hydrocodone. 
  • Robert Yeagley, 58, of Oberlin, is charged with one count of possession of Hydrocodone. 
  • Danny P. Cannon, 29, of Oakdale, is charged with thirteen counts of possession of Hydrocodone and 10 counts of possession of narcotics in the presence of a child. 

APSO says there are numerous arrests to follow.

July 26, 2018 Thursday

Mother of Natchitoches Baby Burned

The Natchitoches Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office told News Channel 5 that the mother of 6-month-old Levi Ellerbe has been arrested and charged in connection to his murder. This arrest comes days after Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith was arrested for first-degree murder as well. The baby's mother, Hannah Barker, 22, is charged with principal to first-degree murder. We were told now that an additional charge will be brought against Smith. Levi Ellerbe was set on fire off of Breda Avenue on July 17. The police department isn't releasing any more information at this point due to the high profile nature of the case. that means there's no word yet on a motive.

July 26, 2018 Thursday

Arrests Made, Property Recovered in Church Burglaries Case

The Henderson Police Department has made arrests in connection to the string of church burglaries in the Henderson and Rusk County areas.  According to Henderson police, as of 6 p.m., arrests have been made in connection to the burglaries. Law enforcement also recovered "large amounts of property" that was stolen in the burglaries.  The arrests and recovered property was a joint operation between the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff's Office.  According to Henderson police, detectives were able to identify the suspects Tuesday night after following several credible leads. The suspects are believed to be involved in recent burglaries of churches in the Henderson and Rusk County area. Henderson police also mentioned that some of the property stolen in the burglaries were located and recovered.  Tuesday afternoon, Henderson police released a statement detailing the items stolen in three church burglaries. According to the statement, they responded to a burglary on July 22 at the Wesley Chapel CME Church, where it was reported that someone allegedly broke into the church and stole various items.  Henderson police also responded to two church burglaries on July 24, one at the Southside Baptist Churn and another at the Trinity Baptist Church. Both churches reported electronics and musical equipment were stolen.  According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, seven other churches were burglarized in Rusk County over the last several days.  According to the Henderson police, both the department and the sheriff's office plan to release more information about the case Thursday morning. 

July 26, 2018 Thursday

FAA Investigating Nacogdoches Pilot Who Allegedly Gave Lessons Without License

The Federal Aviation Administration has taken over an investigation into an allegation of an East Texas pilot giving instructions without a license. According to the Nacogdoches police report, someone reported that a pilot was giving flying lessons at the A.L. Mangham airport without an instructor's license. Police handed the investigation over to the FAA for a further investigation.

July 25, 2018 Wednesday

Boil Advisory

The Boil Advisory for Byles Street has been lifted. The boil advisory for Louisiana Avenue is still in effect until further notice.

July 25, 2018 Wednesday

DeSoto Parish Man Goes Missing, Needs Medication


A DeSoto Parish man has been missing for almost a week and needs medication. So the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help find Michael Langford. The 39-year-old's family reported him as missing Wednesday from the Stonewall area. He was last seen riding a black bicycle with a large padded seat and basket on the front.   Detectives have determined that Langford used his debit card July 4 at Family Dollar in DeKalb, Texas. The manager of that store identified him and confirmed for authorities his intentions of moving to Texarkana, Texas. Langford has had a brain aneurysm and needs medication, authorities said. He also suffers from manic depression and is not considered a danger to others.   Langford stands about 6 feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair with varying hairstyles. He last was seen riding a black bicycle with a basket on the front and a large padded seat. Authorities urge anyone with any information about Langford to call DeSoto sheriff's Lt. Brett Cooper at (318) 872-3956.

July 25, 2018 Wednesday

Woman Arrested For Fire Related Homicide of Infant

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, in collaboration with the Natchitoches Police Department, have taken a Natchitoches woman into custody in connection with the homicide of a 6-month-old boy.

Felicia Marie Nicole Smith was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center Saturday, July 21, 2018, on one count of 1st degree murder for the death of Levi Cole Ellerbe, who was located set on fire off of Breda Avenue on the evening of Tuesday, July 17.

The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time.

July 24, 2018 Tuesday

New Burn Bans Issued

New burn bans have been released for Caddo Parish and Red River Parish in Louisiana and Columbia County, Arkansas, as a heat wave continues to grip the ArkLaTex. The Caddo Parish ban on outdoor burning is effective immediately. The ban will remain in place until the area receives significant rainfall. People who live inside the Shreveport city limits must follow the city’s ordinances on outdoor burning. Red River also banned outdoor burning effective immediately.

July 24, 2018 Tuesday

Louisiana Sales Tax Holidays Shelved in Legislative Tax Deal

The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end 's state sales tax holidays for seven years. When lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of an expiring 1 percent state sales tax, they also reworked sales tax breaks. Louisiana's revenue department says that means shoppers won't see annual state sales tax holiday weekends through mid-2025.

Those state sales tax holidays that won't be held include a general sales tax holiday on the first Friday and Saturday in August, a hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday on the last Saturday and Sunday in May and a Second Amendment sales tax holiday on the first Friday through Sunday in September.

The local sales tax exemption on the books for the Second Amendment tax holiday will remain.

July 24, 2018 Tuesday

Pleas made in Dequincy Bank Robbery

Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, of Singer, plead guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay. The plea will become final when it is accepted by U.S. district Judge Roger G. James. Per the plea, Gordon entered a bank in Dequincy with an air powered BB gun that looked like an automated pistol and stole,999 from two of the teller drawers. Chad Allen cooper, 39, also of Singer admitted to assisting in the robbery and was found with the BB’s and CO2 cartridges that were used in the robbery. Chad Cooper instructed police where to find his uncle. At Gordon Cooper’s residence, officers located the Honda Pilot that was seen in the area prior to the robbery, a plastic bag containing money, and a pair of tennis shoes that Gordon Cooper identified as being worn during the robbery. Gordon faces up to 25 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release and a 0,000 fine. Chad Cooper pled guilty on June 5, 2018 to one count of bank robbery and faces the same penalties. The sentencing date for both is October 1, 2018.

July 24, 2018 Tuesday

Extremely Dangerous Heat Conditions Expected

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the ArkLaTex from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 20. This means a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures are expected to occur.  Temperatures above 100 degrees on Friday combined with the humidity will lead to Heat Index values at or above 110 degrees at a time. The Heat Index is what it 'feels-like' to your body when the humidity in the air doesn't allow you to cool off as efficiently as when the air is relatively dry. When the Heat Index reaches 110 degrees it's very easy to suffer from either heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Anyone that is overcome by the heat should be moved inside to a cooler location. If you are concerned that someone is suffering from heat stroke they need immediate medical attention. Someone suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke will have the following symptoms:

HEAT EXHAUSTION

Faint or dizzy
Excessive sweating
Cool, pale, clammy skin
Nausea or vomiting
Rapid, but weak pulse
Muscle cramps

HEAT STROKE

Throbbing headache
No sweating
Body temperature above 103 degree
Red, hot, dry skin
Rapid, strong pulse
May lose consciousness

Here are some tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of heat related illnesses:

  • STAY HYDRATED: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Outdoor activities are discouraged, but if you have to do strenuous things like exercising or working in the yard they should be done very early in the morning or later in the evening.
  • DRESS APPROPRIATELY: Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.
  • STAY COOL: Spend the day inside in air conditioning or well circulated air.

July 20, 2018 Friday

2 Angola Inmates Found Dead in Cells From Apparent Drug Overdoses; Inmates Identified

Two inmates at Angola were found dead in their cells Wednesday evening, according to officials.  The Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) says it's waiting on toxicology reports, but it's believed the deaths were the result of overdoses. DOC officials say on Wednesday, July 18 around 6:45 p.m., John Hatfield, 31, was found dead in his cell. Then around 9 p.m., Kenneth LaCoste, 42, was also found dead. Both inmates were housed on the same tier located in the Transitional Unit, which is a maximum security unit. Hatfield was serving a life sentence for second degree murder. He was convicted in Beauregard Parish on March 3, 2016. LaCoste was serving 10 years for habitual attempted distribution of cocaine. He had a full term release date of April 17, 2022. He was convicted in Orleans Parish on June 19, 2013. Contraband found in Hatfield and LaCoste's cells included small amounts of synthetic marijuana, small amounts of amphetamines, a cell phone, and a small pocket knife. Corrections officers also conducted a "shakedown" of all cells and inmates following the discovery. In that search, officers found two ice picks, seven cell phones, and four cell phone chargers. Officials say no other inmates were impacted. The investigation is ongoing.

July 20, 2018 Friday

Boil Advisory

The Town of Many has issued a boil advisory on Byles Street due to a Water Leak. Therefore, as a precaution, the Town of Many encourages residents of Byles Street to boil water before consuming.

July 20, 2018 Friday

Dangerous Heat Conditions Expected on Thursday

A Heat Advisory has been issued for all of the ArkLaTex on Thursday. The advisory is in effect from Noon until 7pm. Temperatures in the upper 90s to near 100 combined with very humid conditions will lead to dangerous heat conditions, especially for those working outside or people without air conditioning or fans to circulate the air inside their home. The Heat Index is expected to peak between 105 and 110 during the afternoon hours. The Heat Index is the temperature it will 'feel-like' to your body. Because of the high humidity your body can't cool itself as efficiently via perspiration and the evaporation of that moisture from your skin. Here are a few ways to lower your risk of being a victim of heat exhaustion or heat stroke:

  • STAY HYDRATED: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Strenuous things like exercising or working in the yard should be done very early in the morning or later in the evening.
  • DRESS APPROPRIATELY: Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.
  • STAY COOL: Spend the hottest part of the day inside in air conditioning or well circulated air.

July 19, 2018 Thursday

Kidnapping Leads to Homicide

At approximately 9:10 p.m. on July 17 NPD received a 911 call in reference to a 6 month old baby being taken from a residence in Mayberry Trailer Park. Officers arrived and spoke with the mother of the child who advised that two unknown subjects came to her trailer and began beating on her door. She stated upon opening the door she was sprayed in the face with a substance she believed to be mace. She immediately fled the residence to get away from the attackers and upon circling back discovered the baby missing.  Officers began immediately searching the area and called in additional officers from the Natchitoches Police Department, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s 0ffice, Louisiana State Police and Northwestern State University Police Department. Natchitoches Fire Department was called to the scene to check the mother out.  At approximately 10:20 p.m. NPD received a report of a fire near Breda Ave and upon arrival discovered a baby approximately 6 months of age with obvious burns about his body. The baby was transported to NRMC in critical condition. He was then airlifted to University Health where he later succumbed to his injuries. This investigation is continuing, further information will be given at a later time.  Approved for release by Chief Dove Date.

July 19, 2018 Thursday

Boil Advisory

Please be advised that the boil advisory has been lifted for HWY 120 in Robeline from Shamrock Rd to Hwy 1221 in Marthaville and all surrounding roads.

July 18, 2018 Wednesday

No Prison For Former DeSoto DA Clerk Who Stole 0,000+

At one point, she faced 20 and 50 years in federal prison for stealing more than 0,000 from the DeSoto district attorney's office. During her sentencing, federal guidelines and the U.S. attorney prosecuting 36-year-old Melanie Barber suggested she spend at least 15 months behind bars. In the end, unless the Converse woman violates the terms her probation, she will not spend a single day locked up. "You're getting a huge break here, Mrs. Barber," U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote said after sentencing the former clerk to serve five years on probation.   Barber pleaded guilty in March to one count of mail fraud for stealing 580 money orders totaling 6,004 over 10 years. "The best way I can explain it is to say that it became like an addiction," she said during her sentencing. "I am truly sorry." Barber, who now works part time for a title company, and her attorney Richard Wolbert pleaded for mercy during the sentencing hearing. Wolbert told the judge that his client's crimes started during a time of extreme stress, following the murder of her parents in 2003. "I never took into account the effect my action could have on my husband and children," Barber told the court. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike O'Mara objected to Barber avoiding prison time, saying that she abused the trust placed in her as a public servant and that she stole from the government for a decade. Foote ruled that a prison sentence would serve no purpose as there was no likelihood Barber would repeat her crime. In addition to probation, Barber will have to start making restitution of 0 a month beginning in August.  Those payments will balloon to,000 a month once she and her husband emerge from bankruptcy.

July 18, 2018 Wednesday

Sen. Kennedy has Strong Words for Putin, Stands by Trump

A day after President Donald Trump's historic and widely criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Louisiana's U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is sharing his thoughts on both men. "Russia is not our friend, and they're not our ally," Kennedy said bluntly while speaking with KSLA News 12 by phone. The lawmaker says there's no question that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Kennedy describes Putin as someone who "mugs democracy just about every day." But the senator thinks Trump did the right thing by meeting with Putin.  "President Trump is absolutely correct that the world would be safer if the U.S. and Russia could establish a better relationship," Kennedy said. "The president did the right thing by trying to collaborate with [Putin]." Unlike some of his Republican colleagues in the Senate, Kennedy offered no criticism of Trump's press conference with Putin, following their meeting in Helsinki, Finland. "There were some remarks that confused things," Kennedy stated. "The president clarified those in a press conference today." Kennedy is referring to Tuesday's news conference at the White House during which Trump walked back his claims that Russia might not have been responsible for interfering in U.S. elections. "Let me be totally clear in saying that, and I have said this many times, I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. It could be other people, also. There are lots of people out there," the president said. Kennedy thinks it's important that we collaborate, but not compromise, with Russia. When asked whether he thinks the president compromised Monday in Helsinki, Kennedy responded by saying, "I'm not here to critique the president." The senator is one of eight Republican lawmakers who traveled to Russia to meet with government officials ahead of the Helsinki summit. Kennedy describes the meetings in early July as "testy and tense". "I went to Russia for two reasons. I wanted to look Russian officials in the eye and tell them to stop screwing in our elections. And I wanted to understand their economy better." Kennedy says he also warned the Russians that if they again interfered with U.S. elections, Congress will impose more sanctions on the country.

July 18, 2018 Wednesday

Sabine Parish Police Jury Meeting

The Sabine Parish Police Jury will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room of the Sabine Parish Courthouse.

July 17, 2018 Tuesday

Former Red River Parish Administrator Paid Herself an Extra, 112, Audit Alleges

A legislative audit reportedly has uncovered that a former administrator for  paid herself an additional,112 over 19 months. Jennifer Mahfouz gave herself an additional 10 paychecks, the audit alleges. She was responsible for overseeing 911 operations, as well as paying bills, issuing paychecks and entering transactions into the electronic accounting system. The audit also unearthed that Mahfouz "consistently issued herself paychecks before to the end of the district's pay periods and appears to have altered the district's electronic accounting records to conceal her actions." "One of the things we wanted to do was get them to talk to their legal counsel to figure out what actions they needed to make sure these types of situations don't occur in the future," said Roger Harris, director of investigative audit for the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office. "Also, whether or not they can go about recovering the money they actually paid out to the administrator that they shouldn't have done." According to Harris, the additional paychecks Mahfouz paid out to herself did come from public funds. "We also want them to develop to policies and procedures to make sure there's some kind of segregation of accounting functions," said Harris. Harris said Mahfouz was the only employee working for the Red River Parish Communications District. "There's a board that oversees what she does, but I don't think they were focusing on that particular point at that time," said Harris. Julie Jones, district attorney for Red River Parish, discussed what's next for the case. "The attorney general's office is going to help me further the investigation, or help by furthering the investigation into criminal matter," said Jones. "Once their investigation is finished, the office will proceed accordingly." According to the audit, Mahfouz was fired from her position on April 8, 2018.

July 17, 2018 Tuesday

American Dream Inn Owner Reacts to 'Suspicious' Fire


Fire investigators in Longview now consider a motel to be "suspicious". Firefighters got the call around 6 am on July 13 that someone could see flames inside the American Dream Inn on East Marshall Avenue. Greg Jones has only owned the property that the inn sits on for two weeks; now one of the units is nothing but burned debris. "We bought it, it was vacated right before we purchased it, and upon purchasing it, we gated it off for construction, potentially demolition,” says Jones. Jones says the idea was to bring new life to an area of Highway 259 that's become run down in recent years. Being so close to I-20, he says it's a major corridor for commercial business and logistics. "We have interest down the road,” says Jones. “A couple of duplexes down the road that were completed two years ago, and we'd like to see more development and more gentrification in this area." Jones says now his plans could be put on pause, while an investigation into what caused the fire gets underway. He adds that no matter what caused it, he's leaving the matter to the proper authority. "There had been some folks who lived here for years, even though it's a motel, and there has been some interest from some of those people walking around,” says Jones. “I guess this is home to them, but I don't have any reason to place any blame in that regard, at this point I'm going to leave it to the fire chief." The building was empty at the time, and no one was hurt. Jones says he's still deciding what will become of the property.

July 16, 2018 Monday

3 Die in Early Morning Fire in Natchitoches Parish

Three people lost their lives in an early morning fire on Saturday morning. The call to Natchitoches Fire District #3 came in around 3:45 a.m. to the 1800 block of Clark road near Clarence, according to a Facebook post from the . Investigators found the bodies of an adult male, adult female and one juvenile.  have not released the names of the victims at this time. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #3 and the Natchitoches Parish Coroners Office are assisting the State Fire Marshal's Office.Further information will come from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

July 16, 2018 Monday

Boil Advisory

The Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is experiencing problems with the water supply system due to the breakage in line. Therefore, as a precaution, the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1 is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately for customers in the following area: Hwy 120 in Robeline, starting at Shamrock Road to Hwy 1221 in Marthaville and all surrounding roads.

July 16, 2018 Monday

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak Has Spread to 100 Cases CDC Says

A Salmonella outbreak affecting Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has spread to 33 states and resulted in 100 cases,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since a recall began on June 14, 27 more people in 19 states have been affected, including new illnesses in Florida and Colorado. The agency recommends “people not eat and retailers not sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.” It clarifies even “regardless of package size or best-by date” the cereal should be thrown away and not eaten. The CDC reports 30 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak, and an investigation is ongoing. People as young as fewer than one year old and as old as 95 have fallen ill. Most of the confirmed cases have been in the northeast, with New York the most affected state. However other cases have been confirmed throughout the U.S. No deaths have been reported.

July 13, 2018 Friday

Two Women Killed in Wrong-Way Crash, Man and Officer Injured

Two women were killed and two others were injured in a crash on Interstate 49 late Thursday night, according to Shreveport police. Corporal Angie Willhite told KSLA News 12 that the driver of an SUV was traveling north in the southbound lane of I-49 between the King and Hollywood exits just after 11:30 p.m. The vehicle collided with a pickup truck. An off-duty Shreveport police officer then struck the truck. The driver and passenger of the SUV both died in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Willhite said he is now listed in critical condition. The Shreveport police officer suffered minor injuries and was just getting off a shift in which he worked to find a missing 6-year-old child. The crash is under investigation. No names have been released.

July 13, 2018 Friday

2018 Names for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season list of names includes several that might sound familiar, along with one new name.

Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm name lists repeat every six years, unless one is so destructive and/or deadly that a committee of the World Meteorological Organization votes to retire that name from future lists.

This avoids the use of, say, Katrina, Sandy or Maria to describe a future weak, open-ocean tropical storm.

In 2018, Sara replaces 2012's Sandy.  from future use after the 2017 hurricane season.

Here are some other notables from the 2018 list:

Alberto

Beryl

  • In 2012, Beryl narrowly missed becoming a hurricane when it struck northern Florida and southern Georgia on Memorial Day weekend.

Chris

  • In 2012, Category 1 Hurricane Chris was the northernmost June Atlantic tropical cyclone to become a hurricane on record, at 39.4 degrees north latitude – roughly the same latitude as Philadelphia.

Debby

  • The last version of Debby in 2012 was a lollygagging tropical storm in the northern Gulf of Mexico that brought  and a combination of heavy rain and storm surge flooding to the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area.

Gordon

  • In 1994,  unleashed heavy rain for days over Haiti. The ensuing flooding and mudslides claimed 1,122 lives, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Isaac

  • In 2012,  slogged through the northern Gulf Coast, causing an estimated .8 billion (2017 dollars) in damage. Storm tides up to 17 feet above ground level swamped Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and significant surge flooding also swamped the Mississippi Gulf Coast and unprotected areas of Slidell and LaPlace, Louisiana.

Nadine

  • The last iteration of Nadine was one of the most .
  • Nadine's meandering three-week-plus odyssey in September and early October 2012 affected the Azores not once, but twice. Nadine strengthened to a hurricane three different times.
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  • July 13, 2018 Friday

Man Faces Jail for Pawning Guns


A Sabine Parish man faces up to 10 years in prison for pawning guns he is prohibited from having. Joseph Seth Rivers, 35, of Converse, also could be fined 0,000 and ordered to serve three years of federal supervised release once he is released from prison, the U.S. attorney's office reports. Rivers is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In 2009, Rivers was convicted of aggravated assault with a firearm. And on Aug. 20, 2016, he pawned a.270-caliber Remington Model 700 rifle, a.357-caliber Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolver, a 22LR Ruger Model 10-22 rifle and a 16-gauge Browning Model BPS shotgun. Rivers had to present his driver's license when he pawned the firearms. Staffers at the pawn shop in Many gave a copy of it to investigators.

July 12, 2018 Thursday

Authorities Have Warning For Anyone Aiding Murder Suspect

Detectives say they have spoken with a murder suspect's family members. And authorities are reminding people that anyone who helps 26-year-old Quincy Dewayne "Flame" Nash, of Natchitoches, could face arrest themselves., of Natchitoches, the evening of June 4. Authorities say Nash should be considered armed and dangerous. He stands 5',6" tall, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is in the 900 block of Dixie Street in Natchitoches. Nash's criminal history includes weapons violations, authorities said. Detectives warn anyone who sees Nash to avoid approaching him. Instead, call 911, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 352-6432 or your local law enforcement agency.

July 12, 2018 Thursday

Chris Now a Category 2 Hurricane

With the tropical Atlantic still quite active early in the season, neither Chris nor the remnants of Beryl pose any threat to the Gulf of Mexico. The remnants of Beryl continue to produce heavy rain over parts of the Bahamas as the remnant low gets torn apart by land, therefore any reorganization into a tropical storm or hurricane isn’t likely in the short term. Later in the week, the remnants will drift northward back out over the open waters of the Atlantic and this could allow for some redevelopment, with the National Hurricane Center giving the future of Beryl a 50% chance of reforming over the next five days. Chris became a hurricane Tuesday afternoon, and continued strengthening to a category 2 hurricane during the evening. Winds are now up to 105 mph, and the storm is quickly moving to the northeast at 22 mph, over 300 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The track of Chris continues to keep it well offshore as it continues to accelerate toward the northeast and will be in the north Atlantic by the weekend. At this time there is no tropical development likely in the Gulf over at least the next five days.

July 11, 2018 Wednesday

6-Year-Old Boy Killed in Major Crash on US-69 in Hardin County

 At approximately 4:30 PM Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on US 69 in Hardin County. The crash occurred in the Village Mills community. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2003 Lexus passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on US 69.  A Ryder truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling northbound on US 69.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Lexus crossed the center median, traveled into the northbound traffic lane and was struck by the 18-wheeler.  The impact of the collision caused the Lexus to rollover several times before coming to rest in the ditch. The driver of the Lexus, 37-year-old Jason Abernathy of Woodville, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. Abernathy remains hospitalized.   The passenger of the Lexus, a 6-year-old boy from Woodville, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace TJ Hall at the scene.  The child’s name will not be released.  Abernathy was the deceased child’s father. The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 43-year-old male from Longview, did not appear to be injured, but was taken to a local hospital for observation. At this time, alternate northbound and southbound traffic lanes on US 69 are being utilized while crash debris is being removed from the roadway.  Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling in the area. There are no further details to be released as Troopers continue to investigate this fatal crash.

July 11, 2018 Wednesday

Shooting Sends Man to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries


Shreveport police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital early Wednesday morning. It happened just after 2 a.m. in the 900 block of Pierremont Road in the parking lot of Towne Oak Square, next to the Sprint store.  Police say several witnesses heard multiple gunshots but did not see the shooter. A short time later a man was found lying next to a gray 2005 Mazda with at least three gunshot wounds in his legs and side, according to police. The man was taken to a Shreveport hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries.  Detectives responded to the scene to investigate.  No arrests have been made. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shreveport police or Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

July 11, 2018 Wednesday

ETX Police Investigating After 10-Year-Old Electrocuted


A 10-year-old East Texas girl died tragically over the weekend. Now police and AEP/SWEPCO crews are trying to determine how she apparently was electrocuted Saturday afternoon. It happened as Greenlee Marie was trying to rescue her kittens from behind a clothes dryer in her home on U.S. Highway 82, the child's parents said. "She loved her babies. And she would do anything for them," Shelby Roos said of her daughter and her kittens. "I know she is up there right now with all of her babies." Roos and Scott Hendrix said they plan to set up a fund in Greenlee Marie's name to which people can donate to help a local rescue care for orphaned animals. Investigators were back Monday at the home that Roos and Hendrix have been renting for about 15 months. Authorities have not yet said what they think was the cause of the electrocution. "It is too early right now to go ahead and place blame and responsibility until the investigation is over," New Boston Police Chief Gary McCrary said. The child's body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

July 10, 2018 Tuesday

ETX Man in Custody, Accused of Multi-State Crime Spree
 

An East Texas man is accused of going on a crime spree that started in Shelby County, Texas, and ended in southern Caddo Parish. Representatives of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office say 26-year-old Alvin Jerome Davis II, of Center, TX, is the man responsible. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says Davis reportedly stole his parents' vehicle Sunday night. Based on information gathered during the investigation, police in Mansfield, LA, believe he committed a home invasion and assault in Center after stealing the vehicle. Davis is believed to have then traveled to Mansfield, where police allege he committed two home invasions starting around 11:40 p.m. Sunday. Davis stole items and no one was injured in the first home invasion, Mansfield Police Chief Garry Hobbs said. A short time later, Hobbs said, Davis reportedly went down the street to a home on Lake Road and restrained a female and committed battery. The woman was able to contact her father, who lived nearby, and he chased after Davis and rammed into and disabled his vehicle, authorities said.  Police then arrived and ran after Davis but lost him, according to Hobbs. Mansfield officers came into contact with Davis again about 4 a.m. Monday after he allegedly stole an 18-wheeler, authorities said. DeSoto sheriff's deputies and Louisiana state troopers helped with the ensuing pursuit.  Davis reportedly drove the big rig north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 with its headlights off while being chased. The law enforcement officers worked together to shut down the interstate. And state police used spike strips to try to disable the vehicle. The stolen 18-wheeler made it to Darrell Street at Shattalon Drive, where it got stuck in a dead-end just west of I-49 in south Shreveport, according to state police.Davis spent a half hour in the stolen truck, then officers used tear gas and other non-lethal tools to try to get him out, DeSoto Sheriff Jason Richardson said. Davis appeared to be under the influence of something and made no response, the sheriff said. Davis then reportedly got out of the truck on his own. Officers used a K-9 to take him into custody. Davis was taken to a Shreveport hospital for treatment.  He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center at 6:30 a.m. Monday on two counts of being an out-of-state fugitive and one count each of flight from an officer, resisting an officer by force, illegal possession of stolen things and being an in-state fugitive.

July 10, 2018 Tuesday

Center Police IDS Man Found Dead, Homicide Investigation Ongoing
After an unresponsive man was found behind a home on Sampson Street on Thursday, the Center Police Department is now investigating the incident as a homicide. Center police officers were dispatched out to a home on Sampson Street at about 10:23 a.m. Thursday to check out a report about an unresponsive man found lying in the backyard, according to a press release. When they got to the scene, they found Brakia Rashad Roland, 27, of Center, dead. "This case has been ruled a homicide and is still under investigation," the press release stated. Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Mike Crouch performed the inquest on Roland and ordered an autopsy be performed on his body. The body was taken to Tyler and the autopsy results are still pending, the press release stated. No arrests have been made in the case at this time.

July 9, 2018 Monday

Authorities Respond to House Fire in Ragley

Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire in Ragley Sunday evening, according to Sheriff Ricky Moses. Sheriff Moses says the fire occurred at a residence on Trinity Lane while nobody was home. Beauregard Fire Department, Meadow Village Volunteer Fire Department, Broadlands VFD, Texas Eastern VFD, and Ragley VFD are also on the scene. A neighbor said they heard a loud lightning strike outside that shook their home. Upon going outside, they saw smoke coming from the house next door. It's suspected that lightning caused the fire, although the cause of the fire can not be confirmed at this time.

July 9, 2018 Monday

Driver's License? There's an App to Carry That In Louisiana

 Louisiana residents can now carry their driver's license on their smartphone. News outlets report a new phone app, created through a 2016 state law, offers a digital version of the Louisiana driver's license, allowing motorists an option aside from carrying a physical license. The smartphone app is called . Though the app is free to download, a.99 charge is required to activate the license. Once activated, LA Wallet enables cellphones to display an image of the physical driver's license. “Most people never leave home without their smartphone, and with this app they will never be without their driver's license,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement. The digital license is good for the life of the issuance. When the physical license expires, motorists will have to renew their license with the state Office of Motor Vehicles and buy a new digital license. LA Wallet was designed by the state police and the Office of Motor Vehicles. It was developed by Envoc, a Louisiana-based software development firm. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain said safety measures have been built into the digital license app. The safety of the app has been tested with all industry-standard security measures, and with pin number protection, it is protected from anyone using a user's license information,” she said. St. Germain said if a user's phone is lost or stolen, the motorist can log into an online portal to unlink license information from the mobile device. St. Germain said the app does not track the user's location.The legislation calling for a digital driver's license was sponsored by state Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat.

July 9, 2018 Monday

Sheriff: Man Threatens Neighbor After Breaking Down Door With Machete

A Nacogdoches man has been arrested after deputies say he broke into his neighbor's house with a dangerous weapon. Marcus Rodrigues, 41, was arrested after his neighbor called saying Rodrigues had made forced entry into his home with a machete in his hand. After receiving the call at 6:40 a.m., deputies arrived at the residence to find the door with clear signs of forced entry.  The suspect then had allegedly confronted the homeowner inside the residence, deputies say, and started making "aggressive comments" toward them. The suspect then left and went to his own home nearby before deputies arrived.  Deputies went to the  man's home, but he would not come out when they contacted him.  Deputies finally made forced entry into the home. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and was taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail.  Sheriff Jason Bridges said poor mental health is being considered for the cause of this home invasion. "We attempted to call him and we attempted to call him on the pa system," Bridges said. "He would never respond, so in retrospect we were dealing with a barricaded suspect inside the house that we knew was armed with at least a machete. We made a decision to make entry in the house because we felt that he was still a threat to the community. Fortunately we were able to take him into custody without anybody getting hurt."  Bridges stated that Rodrigues would be evaluated at the county jail. Rodrigues has been charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, a first degree felony. No bond has been set at this time.

July 6, 2018 Friday

Louisiana State Police Release Update on May 29th Vernon Parish Crash That Killed Pedestrian

After a very thorough and comprehensive investigation into the crash that killed Sherell L. Lewis Jr. on May 29, 2018, the following information has been obtained through numerous investigative techniques: Martin was operating his vehicle at the posted speed limit of 55 mph, prior to the crash, and decreased his speed as he approached Lewis Jr.’s location in the roadway; As Martin was nearing the scene, he switched his vehicle from the right lane to the left lane. As Lewis Jr. entered the right lane, he altered his direction of travel and began walking back towards the grass median. This action placed him in the direct path of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup; Injuries Lewis Jr. sustained and the front bumper damage to the Chevrolet helped to confirm the direction Lewis Jr. was walking when the collision occurred; Martin’s cell phone was examined by Louisiana State Police Forensics Investigators. It was concluded that he was not on his phone during the crash.

July 6, 2018 Friday

Sabine Parish School Board Meeting

Sabine Parish School board will hold a public hearing July 9, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. at The Sabine Parish School Board  Board Room. This meeting will be conducted in regard to the Adoption of the 2018-2019 General and Special Revenue Fund Budgets.

July 6, 2018 Friday

Crimestoppers Offering 00 Reward for Info About Sabine Homicide

Crime Stoppers is offering a 00 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a homicide that happened on June 18 in Sabine Parish.  The Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Lynnquithis Lee January was killed at the Apollo Apartment Complex in Many, LA shortly after 10:30 p.m. while sitting in a breezeway. January was reportedly shot multiple times in the face and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies believe the person responsible arrived at and left the complex on foot. They are described as a man with a thin build who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie. He was reportedly seen by several people who were in the area.  Deputies say any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be helpful in leading to the arrest of the gunman. Information should be given to Crime Stoppers at 318-256-4511 and callers will be provided a code number. Anyone with any information can also call the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department at 318-256-9241.

July 5, 2018 Thursday

SUV Hits Pedestrian


A man is fighting for his life after an SUV struck him in north Shreveport Tuesday night. It happened at 9:33 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Market Street near the Aero Drive intersection, according to SPD spokeswoman Angie Willhite. Police say they initially got a call about a man, who was only wearing black shorts, standing in the street. They then got a follow-up call that the man had been hit by an SUV. The driver of the SUV was detained and taken in for testing, according to Willhite.  The victim was taken to a Shreveport hospital with life-threatening injuries in what police described as extremely critical condition.

July 5, 2018 Thursday

DeRidder's First Female Mayor, Misty Clanton, Sworn In

Misty Clanton won the DeRidder mayoral election in March, and now that she's sworn in, she's excited to make a lasting impact on her daughter's future. "We have made history being the first woman mayor, so I'm just really excited. Being the mom of a daughter, it's been something she's really proud of. So I'm just really excited to have paved that path for her," Clanton said. Some of the main goals she wants to accomplish in the next year revolve around bettering the city for future generations. "I've been working with the city for the past nine years, so just continuing on, continuing the progress we've been making," Clanton said. "I'm looking forward to creating jobs, bringing industry here, making sure that our children can come back here and have great jobs, good paying jobs so they can raise a family here. We have a great city." Those who have been watching this process are already looking forward to what she's going to do in office. "We've had great mayors before her, but this is like, historical, we have a woman mayor. She's going to do a wonderful job," Sylvia Hoggard, DeRidder resident said. Before she was even sworn in, Hoggard shared a heart-warming moment in the crowd with Clanton, where she shared her pride.  "I was telling her how proud I am of her," Hoggard said. Seven city council members were also sworn in at the ceremony. Those members included:

  • Vincent LaBue, Councilman at Large 
  • Michael D. Harris, Councilman at Large
  • Kimaron Haynes- Moore, District 1
  • Julian "PeeWee" Williams, District 2
  • Gordon Jenkins, District 3
  • Randy Larken, District 4 
  • Keith Hooper, District 5 

July 3, 2018 Tuesday

Multiple Agencies Investigating Armed Bank Robbery in Tyler County

The FBI is investigating an aggravated robbery where officials said three men threatened Tyler County bank employees with handguns. According to a press release, employees of the Texas State Bank in Chester called 911 just after 2:00 PM Monday reporting an armed robbery had just occurred. Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said deputies arrived on the scene within minutes and began processing information and evidence.   “Bank personnel advised three male subjects entered the bank wearing dark clothing, masks, and brandishing handguns,”  weatherford said. “Information obtained immediately upon arrival led to a vehicle description of a black car, which witnesses describe as being occupied by subjects matching the description.” Numerous agencies including Tyler County Constable Pct. 2, Woodville Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Corrigan Police Department, and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Police assisted in searching the area for suspects matching the description.  “Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrived shortly after and assisted in the retrieval of evidence,” Weatherford said. “The investigation is ongoing and will be conducted jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.” Anyone with information on the aggravated robbery should contact the Tyler County Sheriff’s office at (409) 283-2172.

July 3, 2018 Tuesday

Caddo Coroner Identifies Man Who Died When Truck Wrecked


Authorities have identified the man who died in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Caddo Parish. The Caddo coroner's office says he is 35-year-old Otis Miller, of Vivian. Caddo 911 dispatch records show it happened at 9:57 p.m. Sunday southeast of Vivian. The wreck involving a truck was in the 9700 block of Louisiana Highway 170.  Miller was pronounced dead at the scene between South Pardue Street and Mount Gilead Road. Caddo Fire District 8 sent three EMS units to that location. Three Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office units also responded.

July 3, 2018 Tuesday

One Man Confirmed Dead After Drowning At Lake Sam Rayburn


A Lumberton man's body has been recovered by game wardens and Jasper County Sheriff's Office at Lake Sam Rayburn. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Justin Eddins said Jason Tampke, 40, was out on the lake with his family, when they went into the water. Game wardens responded to the call 8:30 p.m. Friday. Three to four hours later, authorities located Tampke's body in the Rayburn country area. Eddins said they used side scan sonar to help find Tampke. Both game wardens and Jasper County Sheriff's Office helped in the search. Eddins said he advises anyone heading to the waters to be prepared with life jackets and consume low levels of alcohol.

July 2, 2018 Monday

SPD Officers Shot at During Traffic Stop; Gunman On the Run

Detectives are looking a man who allegedly fired multiple shots toward Shreveport police officers. Two officers reportedly pulled over a grey Chevrolet Impala regarding an issue with temporary tags. That's when police say 20-year-old Isaiah J. Martin, of the 3000 block of Bibb Street in Shreveport, opened the car door and began shooting.  Officers returned fire. It was not immediately known whether the Martin was struck.  This happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday on Wallace Avenue near Hattie Perry Park in Shreveport's Caddo Heights neighborhood. No officer was wounded, and Martin ran off, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said. The driver, 18-year-old Nicholas Parks, was taken into custody and charged with no driver's license and flight.  Police are searching for Martin, who is wanted on a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. 

July 2, 2018 Monday

1 Dies When Truck Wrecks

One person died in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Caddo Parish, authorities say. Caddo 911 dispatch records show it happened at 9:57 p.m. southeast of Vivian. The wreck involving a truck was in the 9700 block of Louisiana Highway 170. That's between South Pardue Street and Mount Gilead Road. Caddo Fire District 8 sent three EMS units to that location. Three Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office units also responded. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

July 2, 2018 Monday





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