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ARRESTED: 3 accused of creating and placing fake bombs at Louisiana schools, business

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men and a woman were arrested and accused of creating and planting fake bombs at two north Louisiana schools and at a business, according to a Friday release from the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall.


Louisiana man gets jail time for threatening President Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for making threats against President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office in Baton Rouge says 63-year-old Henry Rayborn, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced Wednesday.


40 arrest warrants served in Lincoln Parish on drug charges

LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KNOE) - The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says law enforcement agents targeted over three dozen people during a major warrant roundup last week. According to their Facebook page, 40 arrest warrants were served for narcotics distribution in Lincoln Parish. Four search warrants


Names, charges released on suspects in Bienville bank robbery, arson

BIENVILLE PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) -- Authorities have released details on three suspects arrested in connection with the robbery of a Castor bank earlier this week. According to the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, the suspects are 42-year-old Tabitha Lee Gray, 47-year-old Lacentrusa Baron Mayweat


Downsville suspects booked on drug charges

Union Parish sheriff’s narcotics agents, acting on information provided by bail bondsmen, arrested a couple at a house in Downsville. Arrested Wednesday and booked into the Union Parish Detention Center were Jeremy Paul Martin, 50, and Stephanie Renee Craighead, 34, both of Downsville.


Suspects from Ball, Winnfield, Jonesboro arrested for imitation explosives

BATON ROUGE, La. (State Fire Marshal) - The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a woman and two men for creating and planting imitation explosive devices at two north Louisiana school campuses and using a similar device during the robbery of a check-cashing business.


Lincoln Parish honors senior citizens

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - The community is honoring a group of people who helped build Lincoln Parish with the 13th Annual Senior Expo. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says their goal is for people of all ages to get active and engaged with the community, so they're reaching out to seniors and hoping


Large Patch Disease on the rise in Louisiana lawns

Large patch, formerly called brown patch, is the most common disease of lawns in Louisiana. And it's on the rise. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease can occur on all warm-season turfgrasses. It is particularly prevalent on St. Augustine grass.


Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to Louisiana churches

Benjamin Watson’s call for help has been answered. , Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuild the three historically black churches which were burned in Louisiana.


Louisiana seafood is big for the Easter weekend

Seafood is IN this Easter weekend. Besides the Easter candy it'll be the hottest thing on the table. And when it comes to seafood, renowned Chef John Folse, who formerly served as chairman on the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board says all eyes are looking at Louisiana to see what we eat and how


Planned power outage required as Entergy Louisiana continues upgrade

WELSH, La. – A temporary power outage is planned for the town of Welsh the night of April 22 as Entergy Louisiana continues work on a $106 million upgrade to its transmission system in Jefferson Davis Parish.


Thousands of pounds of crawfish boiled on Good Friday in southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Good Friday is considered the busiest day for seafood sales in the metro area. One seafood distributor in Bucktown tells WDSU that they boiled 750 pounds of crawfish on Good Friday.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Rayville man arrested after leading deputies on foot pursuit, causing property damage

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Rayville man on several charges including two counts of criminal damage to property and resisting an officer last week after leading deputies on a lengthy foot chase.


Louisiana National Guard’s newest colonel is trailblazing black woman

Trailblazing is nothing new for Alexandria native Katrina Lloyd. She just made history when she became the second African-American woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel by the Louisiana National Guard, on April 12, the Guard reports on its website.


All jury trials in East Baton Rouge on hold until maybe summer after major 'glitch' found

East Baton Rouge Parish is putting all jury trials on hold — perhaps into June — after the state Supreme Court declared Thursday that the parish's jury pool was so flawed that a Shreveport judge must start over from an entirely new jury pool in the capital murder trial of accused cop-killer Grover C


The Latest: Power pole falls, hit 2 vehicles in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):. A utility pole has fall and hit two vehicles as stormy weather moved into the New Orleans area.


'Spread the Vote Louisiana' raises money to give back

SHREVEPORT, La. - People in Shreveport are partying this afternoon by giving young people the tools to vote. Dozens of people are at Hays on Texas to support 'Spread the Vote Louisiana'.


These are the best places to get wings in northeast Louisiana

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - In case you missed our Best Wings in the ArkLaMiss series, here's a recap. We asked you, on Facebook, to vote for what local business you thought has the best wings in the ArkLaMiss. All votes were write-in votes. Here's what you said:


Louisiana authorities ID woman found in submerged car

MONROE, La. (AP) — A woman found inside a submerged car in Louisiana has been identified. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says the victim found Saturday in floodwaters in Calhoun was 80-year-old Patsy Meeks, of Calhoun.