Failure to wear a seatbelt was cited as a cause of two fatal single-vehicle accidents this past weekend -- one in Grant Parish and the other in Livingston Parish.
An escaped inmate was recaptured Thursday and three people were charged with being an accessory to the escape, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson said.
A few weeks after being sworn in as Simmesport’s police chief, Damion Jacobs went to assist other law enforcement officers during a standoff at a Longbridge home.
Faith House of Avoyelles outreach program is sponsoring an art contest to observe Police Appreciation Week, May 14-20.
A nursing home LPN has been charged with attempted 1st-degree murder for allegedly setting five fires at Bayou Chateau Nursing Home in Simmesport -- including four on the weekend of March 25-26.