U.S. Senator David Vitter repeats his support of common core for a Better Business Bureau meeting in Baton Rouge. This places Vitter squarely in opposition to Governor Bobby Jindal who is trying to undo the evaluation system in Louisiana.
Vitter is a candidate for the 2015 governor’s race.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14
An Acadiana mother who was clubbing while four of her unsupervised children died in a mobile home fire will spend the next eight years behind bars. Shaqueta McDade of Rayne pleaded guilty and will serve time for negligent homicide without eligibility for parole.
The children, ages eight, seven, five and two, died in the trailer home [...]
A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]
On July 6, 2014, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a report of criminal sexual conduct that occurred in the Pineville area involving a juvenile female. During the investigation, Detectives developed a suspect, identified as Christopher Shawn McGrew, 41 of Pineville, LA. McGrew was arrested on July 7th.
During the follow up investigation [...]
On July 31st, 2014 a complaint was made with the Tioga Sub-station in reference to a possible cruelty to juveniles incident in the Deville area. The complainant stated that the juvenile victim was struck in the mouth by the suspect, identified as Jana Leeann Salmon, 28 of Deville.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect [...]
Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]
A jury convicts one man and deadlocks on another over the armed robbery of a Saint Landry Parish convenience store.
Ronald James Doomes of Ville Platte is convicted. The other man, Arinkis Orlandeze Jones, also of Ville Platte, will be re-tried later this month. The two are accused as part of the federal government’s project Safe [...]
Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby are being courted by the American Cancer Society local chapter for their upcoming fundraiser. It’s a gala the night of August 9th at the Paragon Casino Resort.
Call the cancer society or the resort for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/4/14
APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014. APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]
ALEXANDRIA, La., July 31, 2014 – A couple of maintenance projects at Rapides Regional Medical Center are forcing temporary parking changes on campus.
Beginning today, valet parking at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital is moving from the Scott Street entrance to the Medical Center Drive entrance due to maintenance work. This will be in effect for [...]