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Leesville man arrested for attempted second-degree murder

LEESVILLE, La. (VPSO) -According to Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, Gregg Lewis, 37, of Leesville, was arrested on June 18 for attempted second-degree murder.Shortly after 4 p.m. on June 17, VPSO was contacted by a local hospital regarding a severely injured female who was b

KALB.COM - 2018-06-20 16:25:00

Leesville man facing attempted murder charge after dog feud

Here are mugshots received from Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies for the week of June 11, 2018. A criminal charge is a formal accusation that someone has committed a crime. All those pictured are innocent until proven guilty. To view those held in Rapides Parish detention facilities, go to

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2018-06-20 23:06:00

Beauregard ranks fourth statewide for highest graduation rate

DeRIDDER, La. (Beauregard Parish School Board) -The Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) released the 2017 cohort data for graduation rates, showing Beauregard Parish with the fourth highest graduation rate in the state, according to Timothy J. Cooley, Superintendent of Beauregard Parish schools.

KALB.COM - 2018-06-19 14:04:00

9 Louisiana water parks you never knew existed

Louisiana's most famous water park and "land of the giants" has something for everyone to enjoy, from loop-d-loop and high-adventure water slides to children's splash pads. Want a dry adventure? Check out the roller coasters and carnival rides at Dixie Landin' next door!

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-06-20 19:51:00

CPSO Looking for Missing Man

Lake Charles – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 47 year old Lake Charles man that has been reported missing since the end of May. Joel J. Whitten was last seen at his residence on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles. He is described as a white male, 5’11”, 230 pounds, with shou

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-06-19 20:41:00

Public assistance needed in search for missing Lake Charles man

He is described as a white male, 5’11”, 230 pounds, with shoulder length straight brown hair.

KLFY.COM - 2018-06-19 19:45:51

SW La. Rite Aid stores closing

American Press compositeThe Lake Area’s three Rite Aid stores — two in Lake Charles and one in Sulphur — will close within the next month, officials with parent company Walgreens said Tuesday.James W. Graham, senior media relations manager for Walgreens, said the company decided to close the stores

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-06-20 18:00:00

Former office manager pleads to stealing $91K

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A former office manager of a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $91,000 from her employer.

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-06-21 08:41:59

BREAKING: Zoning board OKs Vinton megasite proposal

The Calcasieu Parish Planning and Zoning board voted 6-2 on Tuesday to recommend rezoning 12,000 acres of property east of Vinton to allow for a megasite that could house light industrial development.The full Police Jury will consider the item at its regular meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday.Sever

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2018-06-20 00:44:00

Louisiana deputy facing domestic abuse charge is terminated

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -Authorities said a Louisiana deputy accused of domestic abuse has been terminated.Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Lake Charles police arrested Louis Boling at his home on Monday on a charge of domestic abuse battery. It's unclear if he has a lawye

KALB.COM - 2018-06-19 17:33:00

Sheriff fires deputy who was arrested for domestic abuse

A Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been terminated for domestic abuse, authorities said.Spokeswoman Kim Myers said Lake Charles police arrested Deputy Louis Boling at his home around noon Monday for domestic abuse battery.Boling worked as correctional officer for 12 years before being terminate


Louisiana state police rescue 25 illegal immigrants from human trafficking operation

**Embargo: New Orleans, Louisiana** Louisiana State Police Troopers detained 25 illegal immigrants, including two children, after interrupting a human trafficking operation on I-10.

KPLR11.COM - 2018-06-19 15:51:49

Booking Report: Monday, June 19

Vicky Holland, 36, Iowa, LA: Sale, distribution, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited; exceptions; penalties, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, schedule II, prohibited act; drug paraphernalia, direct contempt of court.


Cenla's returning linebackers to watch

Marksville is known for playmakers on defense such as Kamar Greenhouse, Juan D. Jones and Ze'Andre Ballard and Alexander is right up there after making this list again. Alexander's numbers took a slight dip last year from 126 tackles to 82, but he still leads all returning Tigers in that category. M

ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK - 2018-06-20 00:41:00

NWS Lake Charles rainfall update: Mon 6.18.18 - Orange Leader

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting 1 to 2 inches across southeast Texas and parts of southwest Louisiana throughWednesday, with lower amounts in east Texas and central Louisiana and south central Louisiana.There is a marginal to slight risk for flooding due to heavy rains in p


Family opens up about the loss Bambi Brantley

LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) -Bambi Brantley, 25, was last seen at a convenience store in Leesville at the entrance of the West Louisiana Forestry Festival Fairgrounds on October 22nd, 1986.Bambi Brantley | Image Source: KALB / Brantley FamilyDetectives said she purchased a fountain drink and used the pay


Running Back Target Darwin Barlow Makes Official Visit to OSU | Pistols Firing

Class of 2019 running back prospect Darwin Barlow, a 5-11, 195-pound recruit from Newton, Texas, made his official visit to Oklahoma State over the weekend. Barlow, a three-star recruit at 247Sports and a four-star according to Rivals, is one of OSU’s top targets in the 2019 cycle.He tweeted the fol


Fort Polk official charged with accepting $25K in bribes

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A man who worked at Fort Polk in Louisiana has been charged with accepting $25,000 in bribes from a company's co-owner in exchange for his help in securing government contracts at the U.S. Army base.


2019 QB Maverick McIvor Commits to Texas Tech

Player:Maverick McIvorPosition:QuarterbackHeight / Weight:6-3 / 195High School:Central (San Angelo, TX)Offers:Texas Tech, Arizona State, Boise State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Iowa, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Texas, Ole Miss, Rutgers, Texas-San Antonio, UTEP, Washingt


Ann Coulter Calls Crying Immigrant Kids Detained at Border ‘Child Actors’ (Video)

FILE - Ann Coulter waves to the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 12, 2011. Sunday, Coulter accused the children seen in photographs and video at a U.S.... more