With the country still reeling from the vicious attack on police officers in Dallas, the news came on Sunday morning that a similar killing had taken place in Baton Rouge. A lone gunman apparently “ambushed” law enforcement officers before firing on them, killing three policemen.
Area children can get up close and personal with a variety of heavyduty vehicles from dumptrucks and fire engines to cranes and law enforcement vehicles at the second annual Wheels in the Hills event scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The deputies are from the CPSO Patrol Division and are all members of the Task Force which provides mutual aid across the state in the event of emergencies. They will assist the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office with patrol duties through at least Monday.
“I can’t imagine the mental and emotional distress that a family experiences after losing a child due to hyperthermia from being left unattended in a hot vehicle. Yet, this unfortunate tragedy can happen to any of us,” said Dr. Dana R. Hunter, Executive Director of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown of Lake Bistineau (Webster, Bossier and Bienville parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.
The National Weather Service announced this week that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Parts of east Texas, eastern Oklahoma and northern Louisiana, along with much of Arkansas, are currently under a heat advisory.
“The fund-raisers have a been a huge success, and the community has come out in inspiring numbers,” said Lisa Anderson, co-organizer of fund-raising events. “With all of the chaos in our world today, it’s heartwarming to see people of many different walks of life come together for good.