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On April 3, 1955, a Louisiana State trooper stopped a pink and white Cadillac on U.S. 171 in Caddo Parish for driving 80 mph in a 60-mph zone. The car was being driven by a 20-year-old from Tennessee - Elvis Presley. The king of rock and roll was taken into custody and brought to the Caddo Parish ...
Three of the biggest Louisiana names in the federal lobbying world -- John Breaux, Bob Livingston and Billy Tauzin - are vying for Jefferson Parish's Washington D.C. government relations contract after the current lobbyist submitted the only proposal to keep the job yet didn't win it. Now the Parish ...
Currently, Richland Parish's labor force is 7,923 people, up from 7,843 in January and 7,687 in February. Jefferson Davis and LaSalle parishes tied at 3.8 percent for the state's lowest unemployment. West Carroll Parish had the highest unemployment rate at 9.7 percent in February. Louisiana's ...
Smith said Joseph Johnson Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the gun battle at Louisiana 1077 and Railroad Avenue in the Goodbee area on Easter, authorities said. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office said later Tuesday that Johnson sustained gunshot wounds to the head, neck, ... Crime
Jennifer Wilson, as previously reported, left a goodbye note in the car they left parked on the La. 2 bridge in north Bossier Parish, from which authorities believe they jumped. In a new detail, Marvin said Coty Wilson left a note and $5,000 in the mailbox of a former girlfriend. The man originally accused in ... murder insurance

Bicycle Route 90 is designed to pass through 11 parishes in the state, including Pointe Coupee, East and West Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa, starting at the Louisiana-Texas state line, crossing through northern portions of Acadiana and ending in Washington Parish at the ...
Sgt. Jared Sandifer with LSP said the investigation up to this point shows Whitfield was headed eastbound on LA 22 on a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he went off the road in a curve. He added it remains unknown why Whitfield lost control of the motorcycle and went off the highway. According ... Jefferson Parish
But in most Louisiana parishes, the crowds of people who turn up at the courthouse for jury service, called venires, are less diverse than the lists from which they're drawn, sometimes substantially. In East Baton Rouge Parish, this step is where most of the falloff in black jury participation occurs, whereas ... Louisiana
Settlement Reached Over Boy's Killing by Louisiana Officers ... The boy's father and two other relatives sued the town of Marksville and its city court, Avoyelles Parish, Marksville City Marshal Floyd Voinche Sr., and the officers ... Attorneys for Avoyelles Parish and Stafford declined to comment Friday. Louisiana
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes struck northern Louisiana during severe storms Wednesday. ... A twister with top winds of 105 mph (170 kph) touched down near Mangham in Richland Parish around 5 p.m. It flipped a mobile home, injuring four people, before lifting 4.2 ... Louisiana
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. — Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. Louisiana
Webb started his law enforcement career in 1986 with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. He would later move on to the Criminal Investigations Division before returning the Patrol Division as a Sergeant in 1990 and rising to the rank of Lieutenant in 1995. In 2011, Lt. Col. Webb last ... Louisiana
The worst area parishes were Concordia (58th in both outcomes and factors) and Catahoula (62nd in outcomes, 53rd in factors). The worst Louisiana parish was East Carroll, which ranked last in the state in both outcomes and factors. To see the full County Health Rankings, visit Louisiana
Even though moderator and Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Jay Castille insisted a parish finance summit Wednesday wasn't about raising taxes, it seemed at the end of the three-hour session to be the ... Lafayette Parish is 50th out of 64 Louisiana parishes in the amount of property taxes it assesses. Louisiana
Quarantine areas in the state include all areas south of Louisiana Highway 10 beginning at the Mississippi state line moving west until intersecting at Highway 171 in Vernon Parish. Also, moving south on Highway 171 to Highway 190 in DeRidder and turning west onto Highway 190 and continuing on ... Louisiana
Lafayette Parish is 50th out of 64 Louisiana parishes in the amount of property taxes it assesses. "A millage (property tax) has to be on the table," Carencro's city manager Donald Chauvin said. But there's the issue of trust. Several elected officials noted some residents don't trust government, don't believe ... Louisiana

Webb became a legend of sorts in Ascension Parish law enforcement. When your boss calls you a "doer" and "game changer," you know you've done some things right. One of those things was transforming the office's Louisiana Special Olympic efforts. “He had the heart of a lion and the courage of a lion,” ... Louisiana
... in Caldwell Parish north of Columbia has left 1,036 customers without power while an outage in Lincoln impacting Choudrant and Downsville has left 3,383 without power. A tornado watch is in effect until 11 p.m. for East Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes. Louisiana
Northeastern Catahoula Parish in northeastern Louisiana... Southern Franklin .... A tornado warning is in effect until 4pm for southcentral Jackson and northern Winn parishes. A radar ... A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 4pm for Winn and southern Jackson parishes. An intense line of ... Louisiana
Local Gas Tax Idea Rebuffed by Louisiana House Tax Committee. Lawmakers have spurned a proposal to allow Louisiana parishes and municipalities to raise their own gas taxes to pay for roadwork. March 27 ... If you divide that by parish and you divide that by region, it gets smaller and smaller," he said. Louisiana
An inmate housing pod during a media tour of the Orleans Parish Justice Center in New Orleans Sept. 12, 2015. ( (Photo by Brett Duke, ... Last year, an unprecedented collection of legislative reforms aimed at improving Louisiana's justice system passed and became law. These reforms were the product of ... Louisiana
There are plenty of lessons to be gleaned from the 130 elections on the ballot this past Saturday in 22 of Louisiana's 64 parishes, Jeremy Alford writes in ... “The Jefferson Parish sheriff's race, for example, was the prize fight of this spring cycle, but the election only saw a turnout of only 30%, despite heavy ... Louisiana
The administrator for the Louisiana Tax Commission was arrested and accused of domestic violence in Livingston Parish earlier this month, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. Charles Abels III, 51, of Killian, was booked March 4 on one count of domestic abuse battery into the Livingston ... Louisiana
The wildly popular Baton Rouge-based franchise, Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar, has officially opened Ascension Parish. The Airline Highway location in Prairieville welcomed customers at the grand opening on Monday, March 26. The opening marks the 15th location in Louisiana and the 18th overall. Louisiana
LIVINGSTON PARISH–Shortly before 7:00 pm on March 24, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on LA Hwy 447 south of I-12 in Livingston Parish. The crash took the life of 26 year old Christopher D. Fowler of Denham ... Louisiana
For those seeking a sign of the stakes in Saturday's special election for Jefferson Parish sheriff, look no further than the bottom line. The money is flowing ... Yet one of the two men will soon assume his place as one of the most powerful politicians in one of the biggest parishes in Louisiana. Normand's reach ... Louisiana
Five parishes in our area have more than 50 bridges each categorized as "poor" or "structurally deficient," according to the Federal Highway Administration. ... Four of the top six most-traveled structurally deficient bridges in Louisiana are in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, according to the American Road and ... Louisiana
Louisiana's education department has divvied up a $1.5 million federal grant aimed at improving early childhood education to eight parishes. The department says the grant will help pay for teachers at low-performing early childhood education centers with training aimed at helping improve classroom ... Louisiana
Fuji Vegetable Oil will invest $70 million to launch a new processing facility adjacent to the former Avondale Shipyard in Jefferson Parish, LA. The specialty oils producer will create 39 new direct jobs for the project, with an average annual salary of $77,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development ... Louisiana
Lately, Donaldsonville native Travis London spends time helping small businesses and families in Ascension, Assumption, St. James, and Iberville Parishes, amongst others. He may typically be found helping out St. James Parish on environmental awareness as a member of the 5th District H.E.L.P. of St. Louisiana
ORIGINAL STORY, March 12, 6 p.m. — A high-speed pursuit that started in Iowa ended when the suspect struck a Louisiana State Police cruiser after running over a spike strip near the Duson exit on Interstate 10. According to a Louisiana State Police spokesman, Ashley M. Dejean, 32, is being charged ... Louisiana
SWARTZ, La. (KNOE) - On Tuesday, Ouachita Parish Police Juror Shane Smiley spoke out after the Swartz area was mentioned in a press briefing, on Monday. "They should take a look at it and see why they are listed on there. They're listed because they are some of the safest areas and so clearly those ... Louisiana
Sheriff Tony Mancuso says out of the 106 threats the FBI highlighted, around 10 came from Southwest Louisiana, 7 coming from Calcasieu Parish. CPSO is not required to report these threats to the FBI, but in these instances, the FBI was involved or considered them serious enough. Mancuso says around ... Louisiana
Two people are dead after a domestic shooting led to a chase across parish lines that ended with the suspect jumping off the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) Monday night, according to officials. The Livingston ... Ard said a Louisiana State Police unit was hit during the chase. He added speeds did ... Louisiana
Students at several East Baton Rouge Parish high schools have been working with their teachers and administrators to develop sanctioned in-school events that would allow students ways to express themselves without disrupting class time. In Ascension Parish, Dutchtown High School students are ... Louisiana
“If everything goes well, we hope to have finalized blueprints to submit to Jefferson Parish in two to three weeks,” he said. David Brown, a ... In the Capitol Region, which includes East Baton Rouge and several surrounding parishes, Capitol Wellness Solutions leads the pack of applicants. The firm is ... Louisiana
TERREBONNE – A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish as she was walking on LA 57 on Sunday morning, Louisiana State Police say. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on the highway at Express Boulevard. State Police say 38-year-old Brooke Hyde of Houma was traveling north on ... Louisiana
Andy Harris, 56, was a senior pastor at a Louisiana church famous for its 199-foot cross. The landmark along U.S. 80 is a point of ... Harris has been charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Bossier Parish jail records. The Shreveport Times confirmed Friday that ... Louisiana
... Louisiana's attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent's pay raise. Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit accuses the Vermilion Parish ... Louisiana
Louisiana poet laureate, Darrell Bourque added, “Ardoin is one of our great existential poets. He knew his first responsibility as artist and as human being was to be true to his voice, and because of his steadfastness to clarity, purity and integrity of voice, he became what his beloved fiddle partner Dennis ... Louisiana,. | The Times-Picayune. A 29-year-old Thibodaux man was killed in a crash in Lafourche Parish Friday night (March 2), according to Louisiana State Police. Soni Tran was driving south on Louisiana 308 in a 2005 Honda Accord when he lost control going around a curve. Louisiana
Although he was unable to say how much money the lease generates, Cantrelle said it would be another blow to the parish's budget crunch. Advertising for bids on oil, gas and mineral leases was to be through the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board. Some council members said the lease was ... Louisiana
LENA, La. - Rapides Parish escapee Brandon Wade Clark's spring break was cut short today after he was captured late this afternoon in the Lena area. Clark escaped from Rapides Parish Thursday morning, stealing a vehicle and then leading State Police and Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies on a merry ... Louisiana
Workers along a Louisiana highway found a human head wrapped in a plastic bag Thursday afternoon. (Source: Axxis Maps). CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -. The Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a severed human head found by workers along La. 27 Thursday afternoon. Louisiana
A Vacherie man died Thursday after a head-on collision in East Baton Rouge Parish earlier in the day, according to a Louisiana State Police press release. Story Continued Below. Senior Trooper Bryan Lee, a state police spokesman, said in the release that 24-year-old Tylen Oubre was driving north on La. Louisiana
Caddo Parish ranked second in Louisiana in the number of under-age human trafficking victims, according to a newly released state report. The report by the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services focuses on help available to human trafficking victims. It includes statistics about the number of ... Louisiana
Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, Rapides Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Winn Parish K-9 Tracking Teams and other law enforcement agencies began an active search for a Rapides Parish Escapee on La. Hwy 1 just north of the Rapides Parish Line ... Louisiana
... is expected to take over the helm of the state's largest district on March 26. DeSoto's system has 5,000 students. Jefferson Parish has 50,000 students. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Louisiana ... Louisiana
"In broad brush strokes, what is happening is this epidemic did not happen on its own," said John Young, an attorney apart of the team representing various Louisiana parishes in opioid suits. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of developing a well-funded marketing scheme to spread false and deceptive ... Louisiana



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