A LAFAYETTE PARISH GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED THE FATHER OF A TWO-MONTH-OLD GIRL, WHO DIED IN MARCH. THE GIRL AND HER TWIN BROTHER WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WITH SEVERE INJURIES AND, ON MARCH THIRTIETH, THE GIRL DIED. LAFAYETTE POLICE DETECTIVES ARRESTED THE FATHER, 24-YEAR-OLD DWAYNE RICHARD OF MANDEVILLE, AND THE MOTHER, 23-YEAR-OLD AYANA LADELLE OF LAFAYETTE. THE GRAND JURY INDICTED RICHARD ON A CHARGE OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND CHARGES OF CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE. THEY DECLINED TO INDICT THE MOTHER.
LAKE CHARLES POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS A MURDER SUICIDE. POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A WELFARE CONCERN AT A HOME ON LUCILLE STREET BETWEEN RYAN AND ERNEST STREETS. WHEN THEY ENTERED THE HOME, THEY FOUND THE RESIDENTS, 68-YEAR-OLD MARY JANE CASEY AND 47-YEAR-OLD CHAD EDWIN REEVES. THEY DIED OF APPARENT GUNSHOT WOUNDS.
HURRICANE BARRY CAUSED DAMAGE TO MANY RESIDENT’S HOMES IN ACADIANA. CAROLINE MARCELLO HAS MORE.
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A LAFAYETTE MAN HAS BEEN INDICTED FOR A MARCH SHOOTING AT A LOUISIANA AVENUE APARTMENT COMPLEX. 22-YEAR-OLD KENDRICK L. FLUGENCE WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT THE MON CHATEAU APARTMENT COMPLEX. THE SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING, 20-YEAR-OLD TAVEON MALIK LEARY, TURNED HIMSELF IN TO POLICE ON APRIL TENTH, MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SHOOTING. A GRAND JURY YESTERDAY INDICTED LEARY ON A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE.
A Louisiana veteran of World War II has received an award from France for his actions during the war. News outlets report 97-year-old Lawrence Boudreaux received a French Legion of Honor medal Tuesday for his service at Normandy.
France’s new ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, bestowed France’s highest order of merit to Boudreaux at a veterans home in Jennings.
Etienne says France wanted to pay tribute to Boudreaux and “all American veterans who liberated France and Europe.”
A KAPLAN MAN WAS KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. STATE POLICE SAY FIFTY-YEAR-OLD KENDALL MEYERS WAS TAKING A CURVE ON HIGHWAY 35 NEAR LULL ROAD WHEN HE WENT OFF THE ROADWAY. HE WAS THROWN FROM THE MOTORCYCLE. MEYERS WAS KILLED DESPITE WEARING A D-O-T APPROVED MOTORCYCLE HELMET.
The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21. An Interior Department statement says the lease sale will include 14,585 tracts. They’re in water 3 to 231 miles offshore and in water from 9 feet to more than 2 miles deep. In March , 78.5 million acres were offered and about 1.3 million acres drew $244.3 million in high bids.