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'Equal Pay' bill advances at Legislature
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- A bill that outlines the "Equal Pay for Women Act of Louisiana," Senate Bill 334, ...
Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition gets $613K in HUD money
FROM STAFF REPORTSALEXANDRIA -- Vernon Parish is among the Central Louisiana parishes that will benefit from $613,296 in ...
'Legalize Vernon' event draws people from around parish, beyond
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- Debra Cole said she's never smoked marijuana and probably never will, but her husband, who is...
BPSO reports recent arrests
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7BEAUREGARD PARISH -- The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting the following recent arr...
BPSO to participate in "Prescription Drug Take Back Day"
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7BEAUREGARD PARISH -- The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office will participate in the "Nationa...
35th annual 'May-Day R.C. Helicopter Fun-Fly' planned in Carlyss
CARLYSS -- The Lake Area Radio Kontrol Society (LARKS) is hosting its 35th annual May Day Helicopter Fly, Friday through Satu...
Child Abuse Prevention Month observed this month
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- Leesville Mayor Robert Rose signed a proclamation on Monday declaring April as "Child Abu...
Sasha is a Beagle mix. She weighs 10 pounds and is 10 months old. She is brown with brown eyes. She is friendly and energetic...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Cody is a Beagle mix. He is 10 months old and weighs 10 pounds. He is red and red tick color. He has ...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Max is a Lab mix. He is eight weeks old and weighs 7 pounds. He is white with brown eyes and is very ...
HSWL adoption spotlight:AngelAngel is a mixed breed and 10 weeks old. She weighs eight pounds and is black, brown and white. ...
Fort Polk’s Patriot brigade stands against sexual assault
Story by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig and Sgt. Eric ProvostFORT POLK -- Soldiers came out on March 31, 2014, to Fort Polk&rsquo...
BPSO makes recent arrests
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7BEAUREGARD PARISH -- According to Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Joe Toler, the ...
DeRidder Council approves zoning exception for mobile home
BY RYAN KEETONDERIDDER -- A special exception to DeRidder zoning ordinances was approved by the City Council on Monday.The ex...
House panel favors speed trap sign bill
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- The House Transportation Committee on Monday voted 9-3 to advance a bill to label towns as &...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Lily, a 1-year-old dachshund mix, is looking for a forever home. She weighs 8 pounds and she is choco...
Locals part of statewide group supporting the legalization of marijuana
BY ELONA WESTONVERNON PARISH -- Proponents of the legalization of marijuana aren't letting up on state lawmakers. They...
BPPJ votes to shelf BCAA tax proposal
BY RYAN KEETONBEAUREGARD PARISH -- The Beauregard Parish Police Jury on Tuesday voted to table a tax proposal that if placed ...
Area voters head to polls on Saturday
FROM STAFF REPORTSArea voters will head to the polls on Saturday to decide several ballot items across the region.Polls open ...
Leesville mulls pool management contract
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville is considering contracting with a Georgia company to manage its splash p...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Tiffy is a Chihuahua, Yorkie mix. She is two years old and weighs 8 pounds. She is brown and gold wit...
Smith's military burn pit registry bill to be heard by House committee
BY ELONA WESTONBATON ROUGE -- A bill by Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville, that proposes the establishment of a registry of servic...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Sharky is a Chihuahua/Terrier mix. He is 2 years old and weighs 8.7 pounds. He is brindle with dark b...
Auditors: Typo causes $600K worth of taxes to be mistakenly collected in Merryville
BY RYAN KEETONMERRYVILLE -- According an independent audit report released publicly Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Audit...
'My Little Pony' tattoos help in fight against bullying
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- A little pony is making a big difference when it comes to bullying.All over the U.S., people are ...
Some state lawmakers pushing minimum wage increase
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- Advocates for low-income families in Louisiana are asking state lawmakers to increase Louisi...
Session starts March 10 in Baton Rouge, area lawmakers file bills
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe state legislative session in Baton Rouge convenes at noon on Monday, March 10. By law, final adjournmen...
HSWL adoption spotlight:Milton is a cur mix. He is nine weeks old and weighs five pounds. He is brown brindle with brown eyes...
Howard files bill to create La. Wounded Warrior Fund
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- State Rep. Frankie Howard, R-Many, has filed a measure that, if approved, would dedicate 15 ...
Humane Society of West Louisiana adoption spotlight:Paul is a sweet-natured Chihuahua mix. He is around four months old and w...
Sulphur man accused of child pornography possession
CALCASIEU PARISH --A Sulphur man is accused of child pornography possession.According to Louisiana State Police, Troop D, 52-...
Allen Parish man accused of child pornography possession
ELIZABETH -- An Allen Parish man is accused of child pornography possession.According to Louisiana State Police, Troop D, las...
Humane Society of West Louisiana adoption spotlight:Pamela is a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix. She weighs 13 pounds, and is red wi...
Ohio man, arrested at Alexandria hotel, pleads guilty in child pornography case
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7An Ohio man, arrested in 2011 at an Alexandria hotel, pleaded guilty Jan. 23 in federal court to poss...
Humane Society of West Louisiana adoption spotlight:Homer is an 18-month-old Yorkie mix. He weighs six pounds, and is black a...
Leesville man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LAKE CHARLES -- A Leesville man has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.According to a news...
Vernon Parish area lawmaker to propose La. Wounded Warrior Fund bill again
BY ELONA WESTONRep. Frankie Howard will once again propose a measure to dedicate a portion of the state excise tax levied on ...
BPSO reports 2013 crime statistics
DERIDDER -- The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office has reported the department's crime statistics for 2013.During the...
U.S. Attorney's Office warning public of tax identity theft
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7The following is a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley:U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Fin...
BCAA asks police jurors to consider millage proposal
BY ELONA WESTONDERIDDER -- An agency that serves about 2,800 low-income residents in Beauregard each year is facing a financi...
Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office arrests
The following arrests were reported Jan. 10 by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office:Chris Gower, 18, of Leesville; book...
Lawmakers prefile bills for upcoming legislative session
BY ELONA WESTONBATON ROUGE -- The 2014 session of the Louisiana Legislature will convene Monday, March 10. Final adjournment,...
City of Leesville to meet Jan. 13, agenda outlined
The following agenda was submitted by the City of Leesville:City of LeesvilleCouncil Meeting AgendaJan. 13, 20143 p.m.1. Call...
List of new state laws go into effect Jan. 1
FROM STAFF REPORTSA list of new state laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.Here's a look at some of the new laws:Act 55 --...
Note: On this page: BPSO, VPSO and Leesville Police Department arrests. Scroll down for each blotter list.VPSOApril 23Donald ...
Results of 'Let's Grow Vernon' surveys to be discussed at meeting
LEESVILLE -- The results of the surveys issued this summer by "Let's Grow Vernon" will be discussed at a Leesvi...