COTTON VALLEY, La. (AP) - The chairman of a Webster Parish fire district board says the chief and assistant chief of District No. 8 "technically" keep their titles in spite of their arrests on charges alleging they stole from the department. Both Chief Dennis Meshell and Assistant Chief Adam Hurley... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says district attorney's staffers may have overstepped commissions he granted them. Prator tells The Times that he gave limited commissions to an assistant district attorney and nine investigators to make misdemeanor arrests as needed in their duties. He says the commissions... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former 15th Judicial District assistant district attorney serving an 18 month prison sentence for federal tax evasion has been disbarred. The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred Joseph Floyd Johnson on Friday, making it retroactive to Dec. 7, 2010, the date of Johnson's interim suspension, according... more »
CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has named Edna Lusk Thomas, interim assistant superintendent with a Feb. 1 start date. The board also approved Tuesday an application deadline and selection process for hiring a new superintendent to replace Douglas Beauchamp, who plans to retire in June.... more »
At the request of the Crowley City Marshal, Crowley Police have conducted an investigation into missing funds from the office of the City Marshall.
The investigation revealed that over a 6 month period, funds from a checking account through the City Marshal's Office were taken.
Investigators began an... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal probe. Federal prosecutors filed tax evasion charges against Joseph Floyd Johnson on Tuesday. According to a bill of information filed by prosecutors, Johnson failed to file income tax returns from... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against a 15th Judicial District assistant district attorney. Joseph Floyd Johnson, who has worked for the Lafayette Parish District Attorney's Office since 1995, was charged Tuesday with one count of tax evasion. According to a bill of information, Johnson... more »
Lafayette, Louisiana - February 18, 2010 - The Board of Pastors for St. Thomas More Catholic High School has named Audrey C. Menard as the new Principal of the school effective July 1.
Rev. Louis J. Richard, Chancellor of St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette and Pastor... more »