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  • Tree disease found in Union Parish

    November 8, 2014 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Researchers at the LSU AgCenter say laurel wilt, a devastating disease for many Louisiana trees in the Lauraceae family, has been found in sassafras trees in Union Parish. LSU's Raj Singh says the disease is caused by a fungus that clogs a tree's water-conducting tissue.... more »
  • Gates wins Union Parish sheriff's election

    April 6, 2014 2:21 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Dusty Gates will remain the sheriff of Union Parish after defeating two opponents in Saturday's election. The News-Star reports Gates, a Republican, won with 3,283 votes, or 74 percent of the vote. That's according to complete, but unofficial, returns reported by the Louisiana Secretary of State's... more »
  • Unrestrained driver killed in Union Parish

    October 15, 2012 9:21 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a single vehicle crash in Union Parish has claimed the life of a Marion man. Troopers say a truck driven by 50-year-old Ronnie Baker ran off Alabama Landing Road Saturday night struck two trees, rolled over twice and caught fire. Authorities tell The... more »
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Union Parish crash

    April 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say one man was killed and another hospitalized following a single vehicle accident un Union Parish. The accident happened early Wednesday morning on La. Highway 33 near Farmerville. Troopers say a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche was northbound when it ran off the road and hit... more »
  • $2,500 reward in Union Parish bald eagle shooting

    January 27, 2012 9:37 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot and crippled a bald eagle in Union Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents found... more »
  • 12-year-old drowns in Union Parish

    June 28, 2011 9:29 AM

    STERLINGTON, La. (AP) - Union Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy. Sheriff Bob Buckley tells The News-Star a call came into the sheriff's office around 4:45 p.m. Monday that a child had possibly drowned in a private pool off west of Sterlington in Union Parish.... more »
  • Body found in Union Parish

    June 7, 2011 9:41 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A badly decomposed body has been found in a heavily wooded area of Union Parish. Sheriff Bob Buckley said Monday that the body was found about two miles northeast of Farmerville by a man and his children who were riding four-wheelers Sunday night. The News-Star reports... more »
  • Grass fire kills Union Parish man

    October 19, 2010 10:11 AM

    MARION, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Marion man was fatally burned while trying to extinguish a fire he had set. Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley says that 87-year-old Joe Ollie Rivers died Saturday afternoon while cleaning up around his home. Buckley said a witness, who was helping Rivers, told... more »

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