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  • Independence plans new police station

    June 22, 2014 2:05 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Officials in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Independence plan to start construction of a new police station in the coming year. Mayor Michael Ragusa told The Daily Star the city might abolish its historic district and use about $150,000 set aside for the district's operations to... more »
  • 2 arrested in drive-by slaying in Independence

    February 5, 2014 8:22 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish deputies have arrested two people and are searching for a third suspect in Sunday night's shooting that left a 37-year-old woman dead. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says Sandra Butler was an innocent bystander shot in a drive-by shooting in a feud involving rap lyrics. Edwards... more »
  • Man convicted in fatal shooting in Independence

    February 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A jury has convicted an Independence man of negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of another man after the two had an argument. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said the jury deliberated about three hours Wednesday before finding 54-year-old Ernest Beraud. Perrilloux said the shooting took place... more »
  • Grand Opening today of Parc Independence

    October 26, 2010 10:57 AM

    Grand Opening today of Parc Independence, which is Lafayette's first handicap accessible playground where barriers for play have been removed. It is a safe and adaptable playground where children of all abilities can gather and enjoy interaction and fun. It's been more than 4 years in the making. It's funded... more »
  • Rig Collides With Train Near Independence

    August 25, 2010 9:00 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a tractor-trailer rig with a freight train near the southeastern Louisiana town of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's investigators say that after the rig left a construction plant Wednesday, the driver failed to yield at an ungoverned railroad crossing. The rig... more »
  • Former Independence Police Chief Has Escaped Prison Time

    July 16, 2010 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former Independence Police chief has escaped prison time for his role in arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008 election. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Friday that 60-year-old Anthony P. Maurer, instead, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to... more »
  • Officer Stops Rape in Progress

    November 26, 2009 11:29 AM

    D.P.S. Police Officer Stops Rape In Progress BATON ROUGE - Late Wednesday night, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officer patrolling the Louisiana State Police headquarters campus in Baton Rouge stopped an aggravated rape in progress at BREC's Independence Park. Shortly before midnight on November 25th, the... more »

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