Cameron Parish

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A Louisiana man has been arrested after allegedly trying to kill a Cameron Parish sheriff's deputy.

The Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office says a deputy was pursuing 64-year-old Timothy Raffield, of Hackberry, on Wednesday night when the man crashed his vehicle.

Deputies say Raffield then fired on the deputy with a shotgun.

The deputy was not hurt and Raffield later surrendered.

Raffield was arrested on a charge of attempted murder of a police officer. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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An $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that protects the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish has been announced by Governor John Bel Edwards.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is called the Pelican State, and now its officials are designing two projects to shore up coastal islands with an eye to improving nesting grounds for the namesake bird. /

A road crew in Cameron Parish made a grizzly discovery. A severed human head was found inside of a bag alongside Louisiana Highway 27. Sheriff Ron Johnson says it appears the head has been there quite a while, with no other evidence at the scene.  Johnson says the coroner is trying to determine the age and sex.


It’s unknown at this time when the bag and head were dumped in the area. Johnson says he’s surprised someone didn’t see it sooner, even though it was in a marshy area.