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News For Tuesday 11/19/13


News for Tuesday 111913

By Dave Graichen

 

Now this is a win win.. PaperWorks Industries announced yesterday the company will relocate its carton-finishing operations from New York to Alexandria, creating 43 new direct jobs. PaperWorks will lease 116,000 square feet of manufacturing space at the McKesson Building on South MacArthur Drive and will provide paperboard carton components to Procter & Gamble, for the company's dry laundry powder division. The company’s  $1.6 million renovation of the South Mac Arthur Drive facility should be completed in February of next year. 

 

After  being  elected as Louisiana's new 5th  District  Congressman, Vance McAllister  says  he'll  go to Washington DC this week for the first time in his life. McAllister  says  he  has  never been to the

nation's Capital, even as a tourist. Sunday, McAllister, who is in the process of pulling his Congressional staff together, hired Adam Terry, a Harrisonburg native and Louisiana Tech University graduate, as his chief of staff. Terry had held the same job with Rodney Alexander

 

State Police  say  a man from Pollock was killed in a single vehicle crash early Monday morning.  They  say  21 year old David Langley lost control of his pickup around 1:20 am on  La Hwy 8 in Rapides Parish, left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  Landley wasn't buckled up and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old female passenger survived the crash which remains under investigation.

 

The Winnsboro woman who set herself on fire  in  October  2012  then claimed  who  have  been  attacked  by  three  men in white hoodies, pleaded  guilty  to  one count of false swearing and  one  of terrorizing. Sharmeka  Moffitt  will  serve four years of supervised probation and pay a $1,000 fine.

 

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's  office  says  a man died after he fell 60 feet from a tree he was cutting when a safety  rope  snapped Sunday morning. They say 51 year old Anthony Wilson of Coushatta was cutting  limbs  on  the  tree  with  his  brother  when the accident occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Visitation will be held this evening in Baton Rouge for former LSU  AD Joe Dean, one of the most influential people in Tiger Athletics  history. Dean died in Baton Rouge Sunday morning at the age of 83.

 

The Internal Revenue Service warns us of con artists posing as groups  collecting for Philippine disaster relief. IRS spokeswoman Dee Harris  Stepter says it's best to make disaster relief donations through well-known charities like the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders, but even with them, be

careful of scammers who say they are with these organizations.

 

Yesterday  was  apparently a  national day of protest against  Common  Core  school performance standards,  but  in  Baton Rouge it was more of a fizzle than a bang. Only two local mothers  showed  up at the Department of Education to speak against Common Core. In Pineville, the turnout was a bit better with about 50 people showing up to protest.

 

The  search  continues  for  a Bossier City woman whom investigators believe  was  killed  by  her  husband  last  week.  Bossier  Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Bill Davis says since the suspect was found in southern Mississippi, they have a lot of territory to cover in the search for Annie Bond. Davis says Robert Bond is recovering  from  a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is charged with second degree murder.

 

After a very welcome dip in prices, retail gasoline is beginning to rise  again in Louisiana. Last week, we had some of the lowest gasoline prices  in the nation, with some outlets selling for as little as $2.59.  Louisiana AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says the statewide average price is now starting to go back up. The statewide average price of regular gas today is $3.01, up from $2.99  last week.

 

Washington Parish Sheriff's deputies say they had  to  shoot a Mount Hermon  man,  who  they  say  was  upset  over  Obamacare. Fifty-six year-old  Johnnie  Ryals  fired  a  gun  in  his  home, forcing  his girlfriend  to  flee.   Later,  he  was shot in the left  ear  by  a sheriff's office sniper after he remained  combative.  Chief  Deputy Mike  Haley believes all of Ryal's anger started with the Affordable Care Act. Ryals was  released  from  the  hospital  and faces numerous charges

including three counts of attempted murder.

 

A Sabine Parish man who fired at officers Saturday remains in critical condition after being shot several times by law enforcement in  Sabine  Parish.  Louisiana  State Trooper  Scott  Moreau says they responded to a complaint of a trespasser on private property who was threatening  home owners with a shotgun.  Moreau says  27  year  old Michael Malmay of Noble was threatening to shoot himself and then he turned the shotgun in the direction of the officers.

 

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday in the recent death of his 6-month-old son, accused of a pattern of neglect that included placing the baby in scalding bath water that left him with second- and third-degree burns to more than 80 percent of his body. Curtis King, 23, 11888 Longridge Ave., was booked on counts of second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the Nov. 6 death of Aiden King

 

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