Friday, May 25, 2018

Bill reducing sentences for pot possession clears La. House

BATON ROUGE— With the narrowest of votes, the Louisiana House voted to lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to...

Community lunch moving: Meals to be served at St. Rest Baptist...

The community lunch named in honor of the late Betty Rose Watts has been moved to St. Rest Baptist Church due to renovation of...

Footprint leads to alleged burglar’s arrest

A Minden man is behind bars after forensics matched boot prints found at the scene of a March burglary. Sequin Clemons, 23, of the 100...

Minden Arrest Report: May 13

Minden Police Department Alonzo Mims, 23, 500 block of Moore Street in Minden. Charged with resisting an officer by flight. Tony Walker, 32, 600 block...

Anti-Common Core proposals scheduled for Wednesday debate

BATON ROUGE — After nearly a year of high-profile public feuds over the Common Core education standards, the debate is scheduled to shift to...

Briefs from the Legislature’s regular session

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers narrowly refused a proposal Tuesday that would have required the Louisiana Legislature to come into a veto session when a...

Video of BDCC inmate abuse surfaces

As allegations of abuse, nepotism and others swirl around the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, a video of reported inmate abuse at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional...

Woman turns herself in on drug charges

A Springhill woman turned herself into police after warrants were issued for her arrest on drug charges. Crystal Todd Neely, 33, of the 800 block...

‘Among the Discarded’ to premiere at The Farm Saturday

‘Among the Discarded,’ a documentary about the plight of the homeless, will premiere at The Farm beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday. The film, hosted by...

Citizens Advisory Group stands behind M6 method

The Camp Minden Citizens Advisory Group is standing behind the method chosen to remove the millions of pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden. Concerns...

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