OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A company needs more land to develop plans for a proposed $100 million refinery at the former Arizona Chemical site in Louisiana. The American Press reports Virtual Engineering Operations President J. Craig Harrington asked the Allen Parish Police Jury on Monday to consider leasing 150 acres... more »
OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Allen Parish residents will have to wait until next year to decide whether to reinstate video poker. Police jurors wanted the issue on the Oct. 22 ballot. But Police Jury President Buddy Farris says they won't be able to get it onto the ballot because the... more »
Five volunteer firefighters in Oakdale have been arrested for arson. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced Wednesday that six adults and four juveniles were arrested on several charges relating to nine arson fires within Allen Parish. Five of the adults arrested were members of the Oakdale Volunteer Fire... more »
A news conference in Allen Parish. State fire marshal Butch Browning and Allen Parish Sheriff Officials will release information in reference to numerous arson fires that occurred in the Parish. The joint investigation involved 10 intentionally set fires over the past 8 months.
OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Police Jury has voted to eliminate 10 road crew positions and cut funds to various agencies in a bid to save the parish more than $550,000 through 2010. Jury President Sonny Weatherford said on Monday the cannot operate without a balanced budget. Parish... more »
A decision is expected soon in the case involving zydeco musician Rosie Ledet. The Allen Parish district attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to what is thought... more »