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  • West Baton Rouge Parish names first fire chief

    February 14, 2014 9:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish Council President Riley Berthelot has appointed veteran firefighter Charles K. Stephens as fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish. The Advocate reports the 49-year-old Stephens is the assistant fire chief of Port Allen. Stephen's appointment marks the first time fire protection... more »
  • First Richard Volunteer Fire Chief Laid to Rest

    May 27, 2013 7:31 AM

    The first fire chief of the Richard Volunteer Fire Department will be laid to rest today. Robert Keith, a retired member of the United States Air Force, helped initiate and organize the Richard Volunteer Fire Department in 1985. A funeral procession, led by fire trucks, will begin at Quirk and... more »
  • Webster Parish fire chief arrested

    April 18, 2012 9:58 AM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - Another Webster Parish fire chief has been arrested - making five parish chiefs arrested in the past five years. Tuesday's arrest of 47-year-old David W. Camp on charges of improper spending came just hours before a counterpart in a neighboring district resigned amid a criminal investigation... more »
  • Cotton Valley fire chief, assistant arrested

    March 27, 2012 9:47 AM

    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 »
  • Former Berwick fire chief arrested on sex charge

    March 1, 2012 7:39 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - Berwick's former fire chief faces 10 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Authorities arrested 47-year-old Michael Touchet, of Bayou Vista, on Tuesday for charges involving a 13-year-old Berwick girl. The Daily-Review reports Touchet was being held in the parish jail on a $250,000 bond. The... more »
  • Hammond fire chief to quit after 41 years

    July 28, 2011 9:06 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond Mayor Mayson Foster says Fire Chief Paul Collura will step down Sept. 30 after more than 41 years of service with the city's fire department. Foster tells The Advocate in a news release that Collura submitted his resignation letter Wednesday morning. Foster said he will... more »
  • Ex-Gueydan Fire Chief Sentenced in Child Porn Case

    April 16, 2011 3:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former fire chief for the town of Gueydan has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced 43-year-old Lindsey Troy LeBlanc to 63 months in prison for his... more »
  • Gueydan Fire Chief Arrested

    June 28, 2010 3:34 PM

    According to LA State Police-Today, Louisiana State Police detectives, working in cooperation with Immigration Customs Enforcement agents, the Lafayette Police Department and the Vermilion Parish According to LA State Police-Sheriff's Office arrested the Gueydan fire chief for charges relating to child sex crimes. Several months ago, troopers obtained information... more »
  • Jennings Tax Vote

    March 25, 2010 7:27 PM

    Almost half of one city's budget could be altered by Saturday's election results. In Jennings, residents will vote on a 1cent sales tax. But, some were concerned that this was a new tax. In fact, Mayor Terry Duhon says it's not. Duhon says the citizens approved the tax back in... more »
  • St. Landry Parish wants training facility

    October 26, 2009 8:02 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish is in line to receive $12.7 million in federal hurricane mitigation funds, and the single largest project it hopes to fund will be a multi-agency training center. Opelousas Fire Chief Lee Cahanin said $1.5 million set aside by the parish will get it... more »

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