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Louisiana youths arrested in Alabama following escape

Jul. 30, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Two youths who escaped from a juvenile facility in Louisiana were in custody following a standoff that led to the shutdown of Interstate 65 in southwest Alabama, authorities said Friday. A deputy stopped a vehicle on the highway on Thursday...

Service: auxiliary deputy, 82, killed in wreck at crash site

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Saturday for an 82-year-old sheriff's office volunteer whose patrol car was hit from behind as he worked at a crash site, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The service for Auxiliary Deputy Lonnie...

Teen struck, killed while walking on road in Desoto Parish

Jul. 26, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed while walking on a road in Desoto Parish, authorities said. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, KSLA-TV reported. Jasilyn Grimes, 17, of Grand Cane was killed, Louisiana State Police said. ...

Prison for Louisiana tax preparer in fraud case

Jul. 25, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former tax preparer from north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Shreveport said Friday. Angelena Adams, 52, of the Princeton community in...

Louisiana college uses pandemic money to pay student debt

Jul. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana junior college is using federal COVID-19 relief money to eliminate student debt for anyone who has attended over the past year. The offer from Southern University at Shreveport should help students who faced financial hardships during...

Louisiana auxiliary deputy, 82, killed working at crash site

Jul. 23, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An 82-year-old auxiliary sheriff’s deputy died Friday in Louisiana when his parked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a car as the deputy diverted traffic near the earlier crash of two trucks on an interstate, authorities said. Caddo...

Edwards calls for return to masks indoors amid COVID spike

Jul. 23, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With more than 1,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday encouraged everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors if they can't stay distanced from others. But the Democratic governor...

Louisiana city puts brakes on car buys after deal for mayor

Jul. 22, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city is putting the brakes on new vehicle purchases after the purchase of a $77,000 vehicle for its new mayor. The Bossier City Council this week adopted a resolution that places a moratorium on vehicle purchases until a policy can...

Louisiana HBCU system president announces his retirement

Jul. 16, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The nation's only historically Black university system will be searching for a new leader. The Southern University System in Louisiana announced Friday that its president and chancellor, Ray Belton, will be retiring in the fall. Belton declared...

Former Louisiana water system manager pleads guilty to fraud

Jul. 15, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the water system he once managed. Over 13 months starting in Feburary 2018, Donald Messick, 50, of Coushatta took nearly $58,500 from the Fairview Union Water System in rural Red River Parish,...