Roadkill Deer Found In Winnsboro Restaurant

Sep 14, 2018

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a subject for possession of a spotted fawn on Sept. 9 in Franklin Parish.

Agents cited Somchanh Chanthapanya, 61, of Winnsboro, for possession of a spotted fawn.

Agents received information from a Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy who was performing a security check on the Garden Hen restaurant in Winnsboro.  The deputy discovered an open door and proceeded inside to clear the building when he found a dead spotted fawn in the cooler.

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Sep 13, 2018

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The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum is celebrating 20 years of family-friendly fun Saturday, September 22 from 10-5 p.m. The party features fun activities for kids and a concert for the family.

More information about the Children's Museum is available here.

Inmate Attacks Angola Correctional Officer

Sep 13, 2018

Louisiana State Penitentiary prisoners helped correctional officers catch a fellow inmate who attacked another officer in her Main Prison office this morning. Shortly after 7 a.m., the attacker, 52-year-old David Settlemeyer, struck the female correctional officer in the back of the head with a metal lawnmower wheel bracket, and a scuffle ensued. When Settlemeyer realized Angola officers were responding, he fled to another building. Several inmates alerted the responding officers to Settlemeyer's whereabouts, and helped catch him.

All seven Madison Parish Detention Center escapees have been captured, and are back in jail. A manhunt began this morning after the inmates escaped from the Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah, Louisiana. The inmates escaped at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, by scaling one of the prison's perimeter fences.


Union Parish – On September 9, 2018, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 2 just west of Farmerville.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 51-year-old Tracy Fields of Farmerville, was traveling east on LA Hwy 2. Troopers suspect that due to Fields being impaired, his vehicle crossed the center line into the westbound lane and struck a 1991 Ford F-150 driven by 60-year-old Gregory Andrews of Bernice.

The airports in Ruston and West Carroll Parish will benefit from more than $300,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ruston Regional Airport will receive about $250,000 for the first phase of a runway extension project. The airport’s goal is to extend the runway to 6,000 feet to help it better meet the operational needs of the planes who use the airport.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rejecting the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming without citing evidence that "3,000 people did not die." Trump called the count a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

Trump tweeted Thursday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas. He said: "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000..."

TALLULAH, La. (AP) — Corrections officials say they've caught all seven state inmates who climbed a perimeter fence to escape from a jail in northeastern Louisiana.

Spokesman Ken Pastorick says the last was caught at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, about 10 hours after the escape from the Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah.

The jail is run by a private company called LaSalle Corrections .

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office is holding sniper school this week for officers from six departments, including one in Texas.

Caddo Parish sheriff's Cpl. Justin Dunn is an instructor for the 40-hour course for marksmen who respond to active shooters and people who have hostages or are barricaded.

Dunn says the stress of such situations and the precision required for a larger-caliber gun make the skills different from anything else in law enforcement. Dunn says officers have to be extremely patient and be accurate with all types of weapons.