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News For Tuesday 10/15/13


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

be heard.

 

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.

 

 

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