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Poll Shows Growing Support for Marijuana Reform in LA

Poll numbers released this week show growing support for marijuana reform in Louisiana.
Public Policy Polling conducted the study last week. It found 78 percent of Louisiana voters oppose sentences of six months or longer for pot possession. 59 percent oppose jail time for first-time possession charges. And 68 percent support letting seriously ill patients use [...]

RPSO Alerts Public to Warrant Scam

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Scammers are targeting people in our area over the phone.
The Rapides Sheriff’s Office says crooks are calling and claiming to be from the department. They claim you owe money over outstanding warrants.
They office says it never collects such money over the phone, so please do not give such callers any money.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/1/14

Man Accused of Firearm Crimes to Remain in Federal Custody

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A man accused of firearm crimes will remain in federal custody.
In August, Catahoula deputies say they seized explosives and automatic weapons from 55-year-old Bill Wesley Womack’s home in Jonesville.
Today, he appeared before the federal magistrate, because his lawyer asked he be permitted to remain at home until his trial.

Mike Small says his client, who has [...]

Marshals Transfer Sanders to Federal Prison

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The man sentenced last week to die for the murder of a 12-year-old girl is being transferred.
57-year-old Thomas Steven Sanders of Las Vegas was in the custody of federal marshals today, though not inside a courtroom. It’s standard procedure to transfer inmates once they’re condemned to death to one of the federal prisons designated for [...]

Man Arrested on 36 Counts of Harassing Telephone Language

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A south Louisiana man is arrested for 36 counts of harassing telephone language. He’s 27-year-old Frankie Josh Billiot of Houma.
Rapides deputies say the calls began in early September, and though the man was warned, he continued to phone the victim at all hours of the day and night.
“Even though we are in an electronic and [...]

First Confirmed Case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient in a Dallas hospital is confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus. That person has been held in “strict isolation” as he or she was evaluated for possible exposure to the virus. This is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the U.S.
A Texas health Presbyterian hospital official says the patient was admitted [...]

Cenla Chamber Hosts Congressional Forum

There are a lot of them on the ballot, and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce allowed each to make a pitch for votes today. These are the men running for the 5th Congressional District spot on the November 4th ballot.

Most expect a run-off, and that will be held December 6th.
Remember, October 6th is the [...]

9 Arrested, 1 Wanted in Heroin Distribution Case

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Above: Derrick Jermaine Batiste (left); Latreice Moncele Turner (middle); Brock Lennon White (right)
Above: Jessica Marie Garmon (left); Jarvis Cardell Robinson (middle); Billy Lafrank Wallace (right)
Above: Sean Derrell Smith (left); Cedrick Tyrone Hurts (middle); Tamicka Latraye Hurts (right)
Rapides Parish deputies report the arrests of nine people after an extensive investigation into heroin distribution.
Rufus Bartholomew Fells Jr. [...]

Fort Polk Soldier Arrested on Sex Charges

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A Fort Polk soldier is arrested for inappropriate behavior with a youngster.
23-year-old Casey Dustin Young was arrested last week by Leesville police for aggravated rape and another sex charge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/29/14

Port Allen Restaurant Gives Discount for Gun Carriers

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Bergeron’s Restaurant off Lobdell Highway in Port Allen, Louisiana, is known for its Cajun cooking, but recently it’s been getting a lot of attention for something that doesn’t have anything to do with their food. The restaurant began offering a ten percent discount a couple of weeks ago for bringing in both your appetite and [...]