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Juvenile Curfew faces rocky waters at recent City Council Worksop

The Juvenile Curfew that has been floated around as of recently as a way to potentially alleviate some of the number of juveniles involved in recent crimes saw faced some rocky waters when discussed during the last city council workshop that took place Thursday, where it seemed as though not all members of the city …

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Seven Inmates Charged with Bringing Synthetic Marijuana into BDCC

Seven prisoners in the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center were charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility and possession of a schedule I substance. The substance is believed to be synthetic marijuana that made its way into the center through individuals participating in the work release program.  “Every correction facility has contraband issues….especially in …

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Unidentified Driver Killed in Webster Parish Fiery Two-Vehicle Crash

Troop G News Release Webster Parish – This morning, after 9:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 371, near Woodmill Road.  The crash claimed the life of an unidentified man. The initial investigation revealed that a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by the unidentified …

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Louisiana House tackles road funding, emergency orders, hunting and fishing license fees

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana House has voted to stop the state highway department from using gasoline taxes to fund salaries and benefits. The change is meant to free up money for road and bridge construction in the absence of a higher gasoline tax. Rep. Mark Wright, the Covington Republican who authored House Bill …

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Thursday, May 13 at Minden Medical Center

Minden Medical Center will host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration is now open online! You can also call 318-382-8282 to register over the phone. Due to limited appointment and vaccine availability, pre-registration is required. This will be a drive-thru vaccine clinic for administration of first …

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House committee advances most of Louisiana tax overhaul

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana House’s tax-writing committee narrowly advanced most of a complex tax overhaul Tuesday that even skeptics called “bold,” though one piece of the package didn’t quite make the cut. House Bill 526 and the associated bills by Rep. Richard Nelson, R-Mandeville, would amend the Louisiana Constitution to phase out income …

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