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Arrest made in $20,000 felony theft case
Opelousas, LA-On September 18, 2018 Opelousas Police Department made an arrest on the above pictured subject 24yr Penny Martin of Arnaudville, La, for felony theft in the amount of $20,000.00.
Louisiana jail guard pleads guilty in connection to inmate's death
Timothy Williams was a guard at the St.Bernard ParishJail in St. Bernard Parish, La. when Nimali Henry was an inmate there in 2014. Williams admitted to denying medical are to Henry, who was being held in pre-trial detention and had not been convicted of a crime.
Louisiana Ranks 2nd for Rate of Women Killed by Men
Louisiana has the second highest rate of females killed by men in the United States according to a report from the Violence Policy Center. The Bayou State has seen its rate rise five consecutive years. VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand says there’s a number of factors that go into the state’s hi
Louisiana no. 2 for highest rate of male on female murders
Louisiana has the second highest rate of male on female murder in the United States according to a report from the Violence Policy Center. It’s a continuing trend as the state has found itself in the top five since 2016. Legislative Director Kristen Rand says there’s a number of factors that go into
Shooting investigation leads to discovery of over $850,000 of illegal narcotics
On the morning of September 10, 2018 detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office were called out to the 300 block of Rue Septembre in Scott to the scene of a shooting investigation which led to the discovery of large quantities of illegal narcotics. Upon arrival, detectives learned the nar
OPD need your help identifying theft suspects
Opelousas city police needs the publics assistance in identification of the photos attached. These two subjects committed a felony theft of tools at a local business located on East Landry Street. These thefts occurred on August 28th and September 10. Any one who has any information on the identi
You Can Actually Stay in One of These Haunted Louisiana Hotels
Every time Halloween rolls around, I always wonder if I'm going to be brave enough to do what thousands of people travel to Louisiana to do every year. Stay at a haunted hotel or plantation. Bona fide haunted. And let's be honest, we have a lot to choose from around the state.You would think that Ne
Top uncommitted recruits in Louisiana for the 2019 class
The state of Louisiana is well-known for producing some of the best football talent in the country on an annual basis, especially when it comes to a per capita perspective. The 2019 recruiting cycle is no different as Louisiana is home to four prospects who are five-star recruits on the industry-gen
Former Rapides DA’s Office bookkeeper takes plea in Rapides Courthouse
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) -Margaruette Beard, 69, has pleaded guilty to theft > $25,000, injuring public records, and malfeasance in office on Tuesday morning in the 9th Judicial District Court in Rapides Parish.
More details released on additional charges Kayla Giles faces
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) -On Monday, Kayla Giles, 31, was re-arrested for charges unrelated to a September 8 shooting where she is charged with second-degree murder for shooting her soon-to-be ex-husband, Thomas Coutee, Jr., in the parking lot of Walmart on Coliseum Boulevard in front of three childre
Suspect in deadly Louisiana Walmart shooting faces new charges
Kayla Jean Giles, the woman accused of fatally shooting her husband earlier this month, was arrested again Monday on two warrants.
Opelousas High principal assaulted by student
A student at Opelousas High School was charged with battery Monday after allegedly striking the school's principal.Opelousas Police say it happened around 1 p.m. as the principal was attempting to get the student to go back to class.Police say the student became combative and committed a battery on
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana welcomes new linguist to Language and Culture Revitalization Program staff
MARKSVILLE, La. (Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana) -The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced Tyler Whitaker as the new linguist for the Tribe’s Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP).“As our linguist, Tyler will play a critical role in keeping the language alive and preserving
As U.S. sees gains on poverty, Louisiana continues to lag far behind
Despite the national economic expansion that has lasted for more than a decade and has accelerated in the past year, a lot of people in Louisiana are still struggling. Now, a new release of data by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals just how stark the poverty gap is between the state and the rest of the
Alexandria man pleads to rape and child pornography charges
Michael Wayne Tipton, 58, had been arrested by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office in October 2017 on five counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13 and one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children under 13.
Former Louisiana State Police cadet accused of sending lewd photos
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -A former Louisiana State Police cadet and has been arrested for allegedly attempting to black mail a former coworker by sending lewd photographs, according to the Louisiana State Police.Jimmy M. Kassis, 26, of Thibodaux, was arrested on September 14 on charges of non-consensu
Louisiana Crawfish: Almost Time to Flood Ponds
It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season, saidMark Shirley, aquaculture specialist with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. But he recommends that farmers wait a few more weeks when temperatures moderate a bit before beginning to flood.
Monkey escapes research facility in Louisiana
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette said a rhesus macaque monkey, like the one seen here, escaped from a research facility during the weekend and was last seen heading into a wooded area. Photo by Alexander Mazurkevich/Shutterstock
Former medic pleads 'not guilty' to bank card theft
According to a report obtained by News Channel 5 from the Alexandria Police Department, the victim reported that his bank card was missing and had been used on different occasions between October 6-October 9, 2017. The card was used at Capitol One bank and Walmart for a total of $1,523.03 in unautho
Black communities in St. James on the losing end of Louisiana’s ‘big win’
The announcementthat Formosa, a Taiwanese petrochemical giant, plans a $9.4 billion project in St. James Parish is being hailed as a big win for Louisiana and a sign of economic progress. Never mind that African-American communities in the immediate vicinity of the 2,400-acre site on the Mississippi