4 wounded in shooting at family event in Minden
MINDEN, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police say four people were shot during a family event at a rec. center in Minden. Chief McIver says the shooting took place Sunday night at the Ewell Park Rec. Center. He says one victim is in the Intensive Care Unit, another is in surgery and the third is still in the emergency room. The fourth has been released from the hospital.
3 remain hospitalized following Minden mass shooting
MINDEN, La. – Minden police are asking anyone with information on Sunday night’s shooting mass shooting to contact them. Police Chief Jared McIver said his department is working with federal and surrounding law enforcement agencies in their investigation of the shooting that happened around 7:30 p.m. at Ewell Park Recreation Center on Harris Street.
Husband and wife arrested on warrants
A Dubach woman and her husband were arrested early Thursday morning on a traffic stop when warrants were discovered for both of them. Amanda B. Williams, 42, was stopped for speeding just after midnight Thursday for speeding 60 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone on North Trenton Street. A records check indicated a Ruston City Court warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving under suspension case.
City Council: Slight increase of water/sewer rates on the table
Minor increases to the City of Magnolia’s water and sewer rates were recommended to the City Council during its meeting on Thursday. Jerry Kopke of Communities Unlimited spoke to the council. Communities Unlimited is a Fayetteville-based company that advises communities on the sustainability of their water and sewer rates.
City Council: Entertainment District opponents speak to city leaders
The City of Magnolia’s proposal to allow public consumption of alcohol on some downtown streets at certain hours took a small step forward on Thursday. Magnolia City Council members heard the first formal reading of an ordinance to create a downtown entertainment district. The ordinance, as read, incorporated changes to a proposal offered last year by the city’s Economic Development Department.
Columbia County final divorce decrees through Friday, March 24, 2023
Final divorce decrees in Columbia County during March 2023 filed with the Columbia County Circuit Clerk. The name listed first is the plaintiff. Most recent decrees are listed first. Khanh Thidiem Pham versus Hieu Trung Nguyen. March 23. Married July 14, 2007. Lawrence Keith Smith versus Haley Brooke Joslin Smith....
Columbia County Quorum Court committees will meet Monday morning
Two Columbia County Quorum Court committees will meet on Wednesday at the Courthouse. The Solid Waste Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the county’s waste collection contract with GFL. Following at 11 a.m., there will be a Jail Committee meeting to discuss roof problems at the facility.
Webster Parish election results
WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Residents of Webster Parish voted a new school board member in and voted ‘Yes’ on a parish-wide millage proposition. Parish-wide Proposition — 12.39 Mills Continuation – Yes 79%
Claiborne Parish sheriff accused of excessive force in Homer arrest
HOMER, La. - In Claiborne Parish, the sheriff under fire after allegations he injured a man in Homer. Community members prepared to hold a march Friday in effort to have him held accountable, but those plans changed. They say his actions on March 14 are an example of why he should not be in charge.
Other excessive force incidents alleged against Claiborne sheriff, Homer chief
HOMER, La. – A Claiborne Parish man accusing Sheriff Sam Dowies of injuring him during an incident last week is not the only one who is claiming excessive force at the hand of sheriff’s deputies. Last week, Jeffrey Landrum, a licensed paramedic, filed suit in federal court alleging...
Delek US names two new vice presidents
Delek US Holdings, Inc., has announced changes to its senior leadership team. The company operates a refinery in El Dorado and oil gathering facilities in Union and Columbia counties. Joseph Israel was named executive vice president, Operations for Delek US and Delek Logistics effective March 27. Tommy Chavez was named...
Waldo traffic stop raises question in court about timely procedure
Drugs including marijuana and one-half full bottle of the prescription Promethazine, a cough syrup containing a narcotic, were found in the BMW that Brandon Munden, 26, was driving in Waldo when he was stopped for an expired tag on March 13, 2022. When arrested and searched, Munden was also found...
Minden, March 27 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The Arcadia High School baseball team will have a game with Glenbrook School on March 27, 2023, 18:00:00 CST.
Electrical issues, space heater blamed on fatal Athens house fire
ATHENS, La. -- The home where a Claiborne Parish woman died early Monday morning had known electrical issues and the homeowner frequently checked through the night an area where space heaters were plugged in, the state fire marshal's office said Wednesday. It was during one of those checks the woman...
How Mayor Peggy Adkins’ family roots, legacy prepared her for politics
SAREPTA, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Women have always played active political roles but have not always been welcomed to the office with open arms. Serapta’s Mayor, Peggy Adkins, shares the story behind her road to the mayor’s office and encourages more women to do the same. The concept...
Athens house fire claims the life of a 78-year-old woman
ATHENS, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Louisiana State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies are continuing their investigation into a house fire in Athens that claimed the life of a female resident on March 22, 2023 Around 4:45 AM on Monday, March 20, Claiborne Parish Fire District #5 responded to a report of a house fire located in the […]
High-speed chase ends in Webster Parish crash
DUBBERLY, La. - Local law enforcement was led on a high-speed pursuit following an attempted traffic stop around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said his deputies, along with Minden Police and Louisiana State Police chased the driver from Interstate 20 to Hwy. 531 into Dubberly where a crash took place near Dubberly Town Hall.
No. 11 Muleriders Edge Bison on Saturday
MAGNOLIA, Ark. – No. 11 (NCBWA) Southern Arkansas won two close games over Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, winning 9-8 and 9-6 in Great American Conference action at Walker Stadium at Goodheart Field. GAME ONE The Bison (14-13, 8-9 GAC) held a 7-2 advantage heading into the bottom of the sixth but ended up falling 9-8 to the host Muleriders. Before…
Muleriders drop softball series to Oklahoma Baptist
SHAWNEE, OK -- The Southern Arkansas softball team dropped the weekend series to the Oklahoma Baptist Bison after dropping two of the three games. The Muleriders sandwiched their lone 9-5 win in between a 5-0 loss in game one and 6-5 game three loss. Southern Arkansas falls to 11-6 in conference play while the Bison improve to 12-5.
Track & Field Has Big Day At Dan Veach Invitational
Magnolia, Ark. - The Centenary men's and women's track and field teams had an impressive showing at the Dan Veach Invitational, hosted by Southern Arkansas University, on Saturday at the Mulerider Track Complex. Junior Xavier Venious (Bossier City, La.) won the men's 400 hurdles with an impressive time of 57.39...
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