News For Wednesday 092513
By Dave Graichen
State police say a woman from Many was killed in Sabine Parish Tuesday morning around 4:15am. They say Tammy Sanders lost control and exited the roadway causing her vehicle to collide with a culvert and overturn. Sanders was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's office is looking for an escaped trustee who walked off a work detail. 38-year-old Clynt Williams of Pineville is 6 foot, 2 inches and has multiple tattoos. Anyone with
information is urged to contact authorities.
It's a sad day for the Tiger Nation at the news of legendary LSU football coach Paul Dietzel's passing early Tuesday morning. The man who coached the Bayou Bengals to its first national championship in 1958 is gone at the age of 89.
The Monroe Regional Airport was temporarily shut down yesterday after a threatening note was found on an American Eagle flight. FBI spokesperson Mary Beth Romig says a bomb note was found in the lavatory of the commuter plane that left Dallas and landed in Monroe. She says no suspects have been identified.
According to PayScale.com, Louisiana Tech is the top college in the state in starting salaries for graduates. The report indicates Louisiana Tech grads with a bachelor's degree and with two years’ work experience earn an average of $49,400 per year. LSU was the second in the state with a post graduate average salary of $47,300 and Tulane was third with $43,100. Louisiana Tech also ranks number one in the state for overall return on investment that graduates get as a result of their education.
A 4-year-old boy was allegedly left on a school bus all day, Monday. Church Point Elementary in Acadia Parish has pulled the bus driver from the route, pending an investigation. The child appears to be in good health, he told his mother he cried when he couldn't get off the bus and then fell asleep.
Governor Bobby Jindal and Shell announced Tuesday that Ascension Parish has been selected as the location for a potential gas to liquids facility. The company would spend $12.5 billion and create 740 direct jobs with an expected average annual salary of $100,000 plus benefits.
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is pleased with the decline in the number of Citizen policyholders. He says there are 105,000 property owners who have coverage through the state-run insurer of last resort which is the lowest since Hurricane Katrina. He says 18 new private insurance companies have come to Louisiana since Katrina which has helped.
41 year old Denise McCoy Manger and her 19 and 23-year-old daughters, Tori and Tawny, have turned themselves into authorities accused of stealing from the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society Animal Shelter. Denise the director of the shelter is alleged to have gotten prescriptions made for her family's use and with her daughters stole roughly $22,000.
Officials in Livingston Parish say a 15-year-old boy is under arrest on one count of terrorizing for having a pellet gun, knife and hatchet with him as he rode his bike near Live Oak Middle and
Elementary schools. Both schools were placed on lockdown. The teen was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
As we say goodbye to the summer driving season, we say goodbye to high gas prices. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular stands at $3.27 down 13 cents from a month ago.
Police in Lake Charles arrest two people for kidnapping and human trafficking and help return the victim to her family. Deputy Police Chief Mark Kraus says the 19-year-old woman traveled from Huntsville, Alabama to Beaumont, Texas with the suspects willingly. Once there, she was told she was a prisoner. She was given a trac phone and forced to comply with putting up websites offering her for prostitution in Beaumont and Lake Charles. Kraus says the girl snuck a call to her mother, who alerted Lake Charles Police triggering an investigation.