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City wants Louisiana to amend qualifications for police role

JENNINGS, La. — A Louisiana city council wants the state to amend the qualifications for a police department's deputy chief position to help fill the vacancy. The Lake Charles American Press reports the Jennings City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting proposed legislation that amends t


Jennings woman charged with setting fire to trash can inside men's restroom

Jennings Police have arrested a woman in connection with a restroom fire, over the weekend, at a local park. Joy Powell of Jennings is accused of starting a fire in the men's restroom at the Lady Bug Park on Shankland Avenue.


Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a fatal hit and run crash which occurred on February 11, 2019, at approximately 8:30 pm in the 1100 block of Lovell Street near Crowley.


LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Baton Rouge Man Indicted For Wire and Tax Fraud

Louisiana Department of Justice issued the following announcement on Feb. 15. U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced yesterday that WAYNE TRICHE, age 75, of Baton Rouge, was charged in a 38-count Indictment with wire fraud and tax fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343 a


Louisiana man’s truck struck by lightning while he was driving

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Morehouse Parish man is counting his blessings after lightning his his pickup truck Tuesday morning. The man’s truck was struck while he was driving it.


Authorities: Increase in counterfeit bills in Jennings

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Officials with the Jennings Police Department say there has been an increase in counterfeit bills in the area. The police department is investigating more than 20 recent cases involving counterfeit $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 dollar bills, according to a post on the Jennings Pol


Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson dies of cancer

Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson died of Stage 4 cancer earlier today, after months of unsuccessful treatment. The rappers friends and associates took to social media to confirm Johnson’s death and express their condolences.


Overcrowding, poor living conditions at animal shelter

JENNINGS — The Jennings Animal Shelter is dealing with a serious overcrowding issue and poor living conditions for the animals. Police Chief Danny Semmes said the shelter has seen an unusually high number of stray animals — dogs, cats and even a pot-bellied pig — in recent weeks, filling the shelter


Basile Police searching for ‘armed and ‘dangerous’ domestic violence suspect

Jermie Brown, 41, of Eunice is wanted by Basile Police, and is considered “armed and dangerous”. Brown is wanted in connection of a domestic assault battery case, in which he reportedly strangled a key witness.


Jeff Davis parish Sheriff’s Office Weekend Arrest

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies received information that a male subject was wearing a sheriff’s uniform and had uploaded a video onto Facebook in the uniform. During patrol of the area the video showed deputies located two of the persons in the video with the unformed male Sunday evening. The two mal


Police: Mom arrested after posting video of Acadiana High fight

Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, of Broussard, was arrested Wednesday for posting on social media a video of a student fight at Acadiana High School, according to Scott Police Department.


Gator Chateau and Visitors Center will open by early April

JENNINGS — A new $664,000 Gator Chateau and Visitors Center for Jeff Davis Parish is now substantially complete. The 5,000-square-foot facility is expected to open at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, just off Interstate 10 in Jennings, by early April with a grand opening to be scheduled later, accord


Unclaimed Louisiana Lotto Ticket Expires Thursday

Someone our great state could be sitting on a million dollars, and they don't even know it. A few weeks ago we told you about a million dollar unclaimed lotto ticket in our state. Now, the clock is ticking as the ticket is set to expire on Thursday. One-million dollar Powerball ticket bought at the


Man getting 40-year sentence in Louisiana apartment shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to killing a teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. News outlets reported that 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Of


More than 100 Walmart stores in Louisiana to participate in ‘Baby Savings Day’ this Saturday

Walmart is hosting a "Baby Savings Day"limited sale this Saturday at participating stores across the country. Participating stores will have specialists available to provide soon-to-be parents demonstrations of baby gear and advice on choosing the right products.


Serial Killer Confesses To 3 Louisiana Murders [Video]

Samuel Little is a convicted murderer. The 78-year-old former boxer is serving three consecutive life sentences without parole. He's confessed to 93 murders, including three in Louisiana, according to onlyinyourstate.com. 34 of Little's confessions have been verified. The FBI is seeking to confirm t


Humane Society of Louisiana removes 15 dogs and 15 cats from Bunkie residence

The following is a press release from the Humane Society of Louisiana:. Volunteers and animal rescue workers faced filthy conditions as they removed more than 30 cats and dogs from a house on Hwy. 3041 in Bunkie.


Louisiana llama recovering from gunshots, owner arrested

(WWL.com) - A 67-year-old Opelousas woman was arrested for allegedly shooting her llama after it attacked her. St. Landry sheriff deputies responded to Madeline Bourgeois’ home to find the injured llama, named Earl, limping in the pasture. Major Eddie Thibodeaux said Bourgeois is now charged with ag


Drug bust in Eunice nabs $20,000 worth of marijuana

EUNICE, La. (KLFY)- Drugs and stolen weapons were seized from a home Tuesday in Eunice. According to Chief Randy Fontenot, two and a half pounds of marijuana and were found during a search in the 200 block of North Street and South Mallet Street. The drug's estimated street value is $20,000, Fonteno


Bridges among issues for lawmakers

JENNINGS — The budget spending, teacher pay raises and building a new Interstate 10 bridge will be among the biggest issues facing lawmakers when the legislative session begins in April, according to several Southwest Louisiana legislators.