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  • Arraignment set for BESE member Walter Lee

    March 5, 2014 5:46 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A former DeSoto Parish school superintendent is set to appear in state district court Wednesday for arraignment on four felony charges. Walter C. Lee, 79, of Shreveport, is accused of two counts of felony theft and one count each of public contract fraud and malfeasance in... more »
  • Ex-DeSoto school board member now in halfway house

    March 5, 2014 5:44 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A former DeSoto Parish School Board member has been moved to a halfway house as his sentence for distributing cocaine nears an end. The Times reports Bartholomew Claiborne, of Mansfield, was moved March 1 to City of Faith, a halfway house or residential center that aids... more »
  • Council member proposes extending bar hours

    October 8, 2012 8:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member has proposed a change in parish law to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Advocate reports Ulysses Addison will introduce an amendment to the city-parish's Wine, Beer and Liquor ordinance... more »
  • Member of Coushatta tribe pleads to assault

    October 5, 2012 10:00 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a member of the Coushatta Tribe has pleaded guilty to an assault charge. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 21-year-old Nicholas Tyler Poncho, of Elton, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count of assault with a dangerous... more »
  • "Jersey Shore" Cast Member Arrested

    June 10, 2012 8:05 PM

    A "Jersey Shore" cast member has been arrested in the New Jersey town where the MTV show is based. Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd tells WNBC-TV that Deena Cortese was arrested this afternoon on a disorderly conduct charge. Boyd says an officer saw her "a little intoxicated" and standing... more »
  • Council member wants probe into tire slashings

    April 5, 2012 11:25 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux City Council member is pressing for a council investigation into allegations that a police department veteran paid two men to slash tires on dozens of police cars, even though the accusers have retracted the story. Glenn Watkins and his nephew Jonathan Watkins last year... more »
  • Trial date set for Allen school board member

    April 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A July 16 trial date has been set for an Allen Parish School Board member accused of stealing more than $2,100 from an area casino where he worked. The American Press reports 46-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale pleaded not guilty last April. He was arrested on... more »
  • Audit raises questions about Jefferson nonprofit

    November 15, 2010 9:49 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A publicly funded nonprofit program for underprivileged youth in Jefferson Parish could provide little or no documentation for many expenditures, including more than $100,000 paid to a firm owned by state Rep. Girod Jackson, according to a state legislative audit. The audit also said Jefferson Parish... more »
  • 101st Airborne member killed, was from La.

    October 14, 2010 8:57 AM

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver. Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell, La., was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). A news release from the post... more »
  • Both LA Senators on List Acknowledging Most Corrupt Member of Congress

    October 13, 2010 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A watchdog group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - has released it's annual list dubbed the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress." Both Louisiana senators are on it. Democrat Mary Landrieu made the list for accepting $30,000 in campaign contributions in 2001 from employees... more »
  • Ex-Gretna Council Member Gets 17 Years in Prison

    August 23, 2010 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Gretna city council member who was convicted of taking money for his support of zoning variances has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. In April, a federal jury convicted 48-year-old Jonathan Bolar of charges that included extortion, wire fraud and failing to file... more »
  • Rayne SONIC Crew Member Wins Trip to Skating Finals in Las Vegas

    August 18, 2010 11:09 AM

    (Oklahoma City) - Aaron McClasky of Rayne was recently named one of the six finalists to travel to Las Vegas on Oct. 2-8 and compete in SONIC Drive-In's "So You Think You Can Skate" finals competition, presented by Dr Pepper® and RC Sports®. McClasky will be showing off his skating... more »
  • Mike Hefner: New Member of Charter Commission

    July 14, 2010 7:18 PM

    Mike Hefner has been appointed to the Charter Commission by City-Parish President Joey Durel. He will represent the unincorporated area of the parish. He replaces former Councilman Randy Menard who asked to be removed from the commission. Mr. Hefner will be sworn in with other commission members on Tuesday, July... more »
  • Longest Serving Member Of The U.S. Senate Dies At 92

    June 28, 2010 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, a fiery orator and hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to his beloved West Virginia, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse Jacobs, said that Byrd died at about... more »
  • The Associate Member of the Year Award

    May 26, 2010 3:51 PM

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized Keith Simon as the recipient of its 2010 Associate Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes Simon's leadership in news, marketing, public service, and commitment to our community. The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual representing... more »

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