News for Tuesday 101513
By Dave Graichen
Deputies in Rapides Parish arrest a man for killing his own mother and dumping her body in a lake in Grant Parish. Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Carnline says they found 61-year-old Paula Kimberlin's remains October 1st. Investigators noticed her car was missing and so was her son, 38-year-old Anthony Deville. Texas Rangers spotted the reported-stolen car in Cooke County, Texas with Deville driving. He's been sent back to Rapides to face murder charges. Carnline says the investigation is ongoing, and he cannot yet talk about Deville's possible motive, or how the victim was killed.
State police report 52-year-old Michael D. Cooley of Deridder died early Monday in a three-vehicle crash in Allen Parish. The accident happen just after six in the morning on highway 112.
A glitch in the government's Electronic Benefit Transfer card system Saturday led to customers with EBT cards stripping shelves at two Wal-Mart stores in northwestern Louisiana bare. The computer problem prevented the cards from showing balances; something many took as free reign to spend as much as they chose - filling multiple carts with food items. When the stores - in Springhill and Mansfield - announced on loudspeakers that the system was back online and they'd be checking balances, most just left their full shopping carts where they were and exited the store. One woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held
by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.
The Republican National Committee is making robocalls into Louisiana, claiming Senator Mary Landrieu and other senate democrats are playing politics with the government shutdown. The call states that this political game could result in veterans losing their benefits. House republicans say senate democrats should act on a bill that would continue disability compensation for veterans, despite the shutdown. The robo call urges residents to call Landrieu's office and let their voices
An impaired driver heading the wrong way on I-10 over the Bonne Carre Spillway near Kenner led to several accidents Monday morning. State Police report a drunk driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and it caused one 18-wheeler to swerve and overturn and the SUV eventually slammed into another 18-wheeler. No one was seriously hurt.
Deputies in Beauregard Parish say a 51-year-old man fatally shot his wife, then ended up in a hospital after getting in a car crash. Randall Langley allegedly shot his wife while and took off, but got into a wreck near Merryville; some 20 miles away. He's now in the hospital. The couple’s 22-year-old daughter was present. She is the one who called 911.
Monroe police have arrested a 13-year old after he allegedly fired a weapon in the bathroom of Carroll Junior High Monday. Police believe the gun went off accidently as the boy was showing it to some friends. The bullet went through the ceiling causing only minor damage. No one was injured.
Deaths connected to using the drug heroin are on the rise in Louisiana. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says statewide heroin deaths in 2011 numbered 16. In 2012 that number was over 50. This year it's on track to be hundreds.
Marathon swimmer Tim Root says he will try to swim across Lake Pontchartrain to raise money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. The swim, more than 25 miles from Madisonville to New Orleans, will take place in November.
An investigation continues over the arrest of two high school football officials by Covington police during a game on Friday. Head referee Jim Radcliffe of Metairie and linesman Chris Gambino of River Ridge were charged with public intimidation of an officer after an incident on a sideline got heated.