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LPD officer involved in an internal criminal investigation suddenly retires from department

(Youtube) LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- The Lafayette Police Department released additional information today about an internal criminal investigation into one of its officers who was allegedly involved in a domestic alternation on New Year's Eve. This week, a video surfaced of a man striking a woman on

KLFY.COM - 2018-01-19 23:13:08

Report: Louisiana school board president resigns after teacher arrest, national outcry

ABBEVILLE, La. - The president of the Vermilion Parish School Board, which made headlines last week after a teacher was removed from a board meeting and handcuffed for protesting a raise for the superintendent, has resigned, according to the Abbeville Meridional. Anthony Fontana submitted a resigna

WGNO.COM - 2018-01-19 21:01:25

Crowley police: Body found in front of Crowley home, death could be related to weather

CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) Crowley police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man in the 300 block of Ross Avenue. According to Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, the man's death may be related to frigid temperatures. The body was sent to a forensic laboratory in Lake Charles. CROWLEY, La. (KLF


Plumbers in higher demand with freezing conditions

BROUSSARD, La. (KLFY) - Plumbers across Acadiana are dealing with frozen and broken pipes from the freezing conditions. As they rapidly move from house to house, they say this is new to them or the first sight in decades. "Like the 80s or 90s so it doesn't happen very often down here but it happens,


Opelousas man, 2 others killed in boat explosion in Kentucky

Photo: Kentucky State Police CALVERT CITY, KY (AP) - An explosion on a docked tugboat in Kentucky killed three people and injured several others Friday, authorities said. Timothy L. Wright, age 52, of Calvert City, Kentucky, Jerome A. Smith, age 56, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Quentin J. Stewart,

KLFY.COM - 2018-01-19 23:15:08

Local 5K benefits Acadian Elementary School

What started as a way for a local teacher to raise money to take a group of students on a field trip has turned into a major fundraiser for one Houma school. Five years ago Acadian Elementary School teacher Jill Parfait was looking for a way to get a group of third-grade students to Avery Island to

DAILY COMET - 2018-01-20 20:43:04

Big Bass Classic set for Feb. 25

The excitement of a large, ultra-popular bass fishing contest like the Top Rod Big Bass Classic, starting with the hustle and bustle of a predawn launch and the nerve-wracking final minutes of each hour at the scale, will happen again in 2018 thanks to Neil Carret. The 46-year-old outdoorsman who wa

DAILY IBERIAN - 2018-01-21 12:15:00

Lafayette Crime Stoppers seeking info on thefts

Lafayette Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying suspects responsible for retail thefts around the Lafayette area. The individuals pictured are wanted for retail theft from local convenience stores, clothing stores and grocery stores. All were captured on surveillance video concealing merchan

KADN.COM - 2018-01-20 00:59:19

Dog found safe and sound - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

It was a happy ending after a person with binoculars found a missing dog safe and sound in a field around 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning, officials with the Caruthersville Humane Society said. The owner of a missing dog had offered a $1,000 reward for the safe return of their dog, according to a post o

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 18:15:53

Community rallies behind Lepanto woman injured in car accident

She's helped many a patient at NEA Baptist and St. Bernards hospitals as a respiratory therapist. But this time, 28-year-old Meredith Ruiz finds herself dependent upon specialized hospital care after a car accident that could have claimed her life. "I still can't walk," Ruiz said from her hospital b

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 01:40:37

Police: copper thieves target town's former fire department, water plant

The Cherry Valley Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the person behind multiple copper thefts in town. According to a post by the department's Facebook page, copper wiring has been stolen from behind the old fire department and from the water plant. "One theft occurred som

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 02:47:47

Woman charged with murder in deadly stabbing

A Harrisburg woman was charged with murder during the investigation into a stabbing death. Keyonna Bowlin was charged with first-degree murder on Friday. According to Lt. Justin Kimble of the Harrisburg Police Department, Bowlin was arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man early Thursday mo


City approves pump track for Craighead Forest Park

Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro will soon have a place for kids and adults to mountain bike. According to Wixson Huffstetler, parks and recreation director, the project will soon be built on two to three acres of land and will feature a pump track and a skills course. "This will be a place for pa

KAIT 8 - 2018-01-20 04:14:43

Report: Overall crime down in Jonesboro, crimes against persons up

While overall crime in Jonesboro decreased during the month of December, crimes against persons rose. According to the Jonesboro Police Department's monthly crime report for December 2017, overall crime fell 19% compared to the same time the previous year. Total crimes fell from 1,043 in 2016 to 954


Shelby County deputy jailers arrested in check fraud scheme

Several Shelby County Sheriff's Office employees have been arrested in connection to a check fraud scheme, said SCSO PIO Earle Farrell. Five deputy jailers and one former jailer are charged with "check kiting." WMC Action News 5 is working to gather more details on the matter.

WMCACTIONNEWS5.COM - 2018-01-19 20:39:28

Paragould police: Thieves are taking advantage of the cold weather

Several car break-ins have hit across Region 8 including Brookland, Jonesboro, and Paragould. Paragould officers think the cold weather has something to do with the uptick. "It has been random in different areas," said Chris Bunch, Paragould police officer. "They are getting bolder and bolder." Bunc


Police: Man dead, teen wounded in North Little Rock shooting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police say a man is dead and a teenager was wounded in a shooting in North Little Rock. Sgt. Brian Dedrick says officers investigating reports of gunfire about 11:30 p.m. Friday found 58-year-old Allen Ray McGuire dead inside an apartment and an 18-year-old man with a

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-01-20 16:32:47

Beckley shooting suspect's son arrested

The son of a man who allegedly shot at two people in a vehicle on Harper Road in Beckley last week is now facing charges for being involved in the act, State Police Cpl. R.A. Marsh reported. Marsh told The Register-Herald officers arrested Jay Bare, 22, the son of Randolph Stump, Thursday after he a

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 16:28:00

Princeton Middle locked down after threatening notes found

PRINCETON - Princeton Middle School students were placed on lockdown Friday after threatening notes were found in a restroom, but the local chief of police said no weapons had been found and that an investigation is under way. Princeton Police Chief J.W. Howell spoke to local media and said that at

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 19:36:00

Oak Hill man arrested on animal cruelty charges

An Oak Hill man remains in Southern Regional Jail after deputies found two dogs in neglected conditions, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported. Deputies and Fayette County Animal Control officials responded Jan. 4 to a home on Summerlee Road where they discovered two dogs severely neglected,

REGISTER-HERALD - 2018-01-19 17:37:05