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.
State and parish agencies were continuing a search Wednesday for a commercial fisherman whose vessel sunk in Red River Monday morning.