Caldwell Parish

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The dry weather over the past month has prompted burn bans in many local parishes.

Burn Bans are in effect in these parishes:

  • Caldwell
  • West Carroll
  • Union
  • Franklin
  • LaSalle
  • Lincoln

Under the bans, burning is against the law and you can be subjected to fines and jail time.

Juvenile Destroys Church Building

Nov 1, 2017
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A Caldwell Parish juvenile is in custody after allegedly destroying a building that belonged to St. Paul Baptist church in nearby Richland Parish.  Sheriff Gary Gilley says the suspect also stole an Entergy truck before setting fire to the structure.

Authorities say the suspect also damaged several vehicles at Caldwell Parish High School. Gilley says they are still trying to determine why this teen burned down a building belonging to a church that’s been around for 137 years.


As of October 23, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health have given an update on individuals who have been identified with a gastrointestinal illness related to the food poisoning outbreak in Caldwell Parish.

Two Teenagers Die in Caldwell Parish Crash

Sep 25, 2017
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Shortly after 3:10 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 133 just south of Louisiana Highway 4. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Mazda 6, driven by 16-year-old Tristen Robinson of Columbia, was traveling south on LA 133 when for reasons still under investigation the vehicle ran off the right side of the road.

 A third state lawmaker has entered the race to be Louisiana's next treasurer.

Republican Sen. Neil Riser, a funeral home owner from Caldwell Parish, announced Thursday that he is joining two GOP colleagues - Reps. Julie Stokes of Jefferson Parish and John Schroder of St. Tammany Parish - in competing for the seat.

In a statement, Riser says he'd be a "watchdog" for taxpayers. He says Louisiana's budget has grown too large and he'll push to curb waste in state government as treasurer.