A WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR AN ALLEGED DRUG DEALER FROM CARENCRO, 36-YEAR-OLD OLIVER MARTIN. A SEARCH WARRANT WAS EXECUTED AT HIS HOME ON L-A 12-52 IN CARENCRO SATURDAY MORNING. NARCOTICS AGENTS WITH THE LAFAYETTE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUND A POUND OF HEROIN WITH FENTANYL, A POUND OF METH, TWO POUNDS OF COCAINE AND FIVE POUNDS OF MARIJUANA. THEY ALSO FOUND MORE THAN 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH AND SEVERAL FIREARMS WITH THE SERIAL NUMBERS FILED OFF.
President Donald Trump is heading to Lake Charles ahead of Saturday’s election, for a last-minute rally aimed at peeling support from Gov. John Bel Edwards and keeping the Democratic incumbent from a primary win. Trump tweeted Sunday about the get-out-the-vote event, saying he’s working to elect “a great new Republican Governor!” He hasn’t endorsed between GOP candidates Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone. The president’s event will be held Friday night in Lake Charles.
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE WHILE RIDING HIS BICYCLE IN OPELOUSAS. MEGAN KELLY HAS MORE.
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Three judges from a conservative federal appeals court are set to hear arguments over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
After Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law in 2018, the state’s only abortion clinic immediately sued and U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked the law from taking effect. A panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is hearing arguments today. Louisiana passed a 15-week abortion ban in 2018, but it becomes law only if a federal court upholds the Mississippi law.
NINE SCHOOLS IN LAFAYETTE ARE PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR IN THE L-S-U AGCENTER’S GARDENING PROGRAM. THE GARDENS ARE OPERATED BY THE STUDENTS WITH GUIDANCE FROM TEACHERS AND VOLUNTEERS WITH THE LAFAYETTE PARISH MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION. THE STUDENTS WILL LEARN TO MEASURE, PLOT DATA, TRACK CHANGES OVER TIME AND PLAN AND EXECUTE DESIGNS. THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ARE ALICE BOUCHER ELEMENTARY, CHARLES BURKE ELEMENTARY, CATHEDRAL CARMEL SCHOOL, ERNEST GALLET ELEMENTARY, OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL, JUDICE MIDDLE, GREEN T. LINDON ELEMENTARY, L. LEO JUDICE ELEMENTARY AND RIDGE ELEMENTARY.
LAKE CHARLES POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN FOR A DRIVE BY SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED ON LAKESHORE DRIVE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. ONE OF THE BULLETS FROM THE DRIVE BY SHOOTING STRUCK A WINDOW AT THE LAKE CHARLES CIVIC CENTER BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE SUSPECT 21-YEAR-OLD TONI CARTEZ JANUARY WAS BOOKED INTO THE CALCASIEU PARISH JAIL. HE WAS ALSO CHARGED FOR POSSESSING A GUN SINCE HE IS A CONVICTED FELON.
TWO NEW IBERIA PASTORS LED A MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE SATURDAY. PASTOR ALLEN RANDLE OF LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND PASTOR ZACHARY MITCHELL OF WORD OF HOPE OUTREACH LED THE MARCHERS FROM JOHN HOPKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO LIGHTHOUSE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. AMONG THE MARCHERS WERE PEOPLE WHO LOST FAMILY MEMBERS TO GUN VIOLENCE IN NEW IBERIA. THEY SHARED THEIR STORIES WITH THE HOPE THAT THEIR TESTIMONIES WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says the federal Treasury Department will expand its work to pay out nearly $26 billion in unclaimed savings bonds. The Republican senator pressed the federal agency to do more to get people the money that belongs to them. That includes about $340 million in U.S. savings bonds for people in Louisiana that haven’t been paid out.The Advocate reports that a Treasury Department spokesman confirmed the agency intends to create an online tool letting people check whether they have unredeemed savings bonds dated after 1974.