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July 29 07:13 AM
United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. presided over the bench trial, which started Monday and ended Wednesday. According to evidence presented at trial, Smith began conversing with a 14- year-old female from Texas over an Internet dating service in June of 2015.
July 29 07:13 AM
Although the suspect managed to elude capture, it was learned that a portion of man's devious deed was captured on surveillance. The surveillance video was released to the media, which ultimately led to him being identified as 43-year-old Charles Phillips Jr.
July 22 05:16 AM
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.
July 22 05:16 AM
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.
July 22 05:16 AM
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.
July 15 06:26 AM
“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.
July 08 07:04 AM
Four months of research went into the ranking, including information from state fisheries departments, B.A.S.S. Nation directors, Elite Series pros, the 3,500-member B.A.S.S. Council and B.A.S.S. Facebook fans. Plus, reams of catch data from more than a dozen tournament organizations over the past 12 months were studied.
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