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News For Wednesday 11/20/13


News for Wednesday 112013

By Dave Graichen

 

The  Bossier  Parish  Sheriff's  office  says  they feel the charred remains found in Webster Parish Monday afternoon  are  that  of  the missing  Bossier  City Woman, Annie Bond. Her husband Robert Bond is charged with her murder.  Lt.  Bill  Davis  says  the  badly charged remains were found in a wooded area north of Minden. Davis says the official search for Annie Bond's won't be  called off

until they have positive identification.

 

Despite some reports early Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department was  dropping its challenge of Louisiana's school voucher program, a federal  judge says the case is still on and arguments begin this week. Education  Superintendent John White says  federal officials are making numerous unreasonable data  requests of the state Department of Education, about the racial makeup  of each individual student in every school, regardless of whether that  parish is under a federal desegregation order or not.  White says, as of today, neither side has petitioned the court to  dismiss or leave the case.

 

The East Baton Rouge Parish  Sheriff's office says the body that was found in a Bayou near Tiger Bend  on Saturday has been identified as a  woman from Livingston Parish. The  EBR  coroner's  report  issued today  says  the  cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. The woman has been  identified  as 21 year old Lindsay Ellixson. The investigation into her death is ongoing.

 

Ah, the time have changed, The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office  says a man who'd been working off  shore  for  a  few  days,  came home and  allegedly  found  his estranged wife with another man.. cooking meth. They say 32-year-old Kelly Williams was there with 43 year old Stephen  Hamilton  who was found in the shower.

 

Former St. Landry Parish School Board member John Miller was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months of home confinement and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for soliciting a bribe from a candidate for school superintendent. Miller and fellow board member Quincy Richard Sr. were indicted last year in an investigation launched when superintendent candidate Joseph Cassimere went to federal authorities.

Miller pleaded guilty. Richard was convicted at trial in August.

 

A police officer  in  Welsh  is  currently  under  investigation for shooting  a  suspect  who  allegedly pulled out a handgun  during  a traffic stop.  According to police Chief Marcus Crochet the shooting

took place late yesterday.   The  victim is reportedly recovering in the hospital. His name has yet to be released.  The investigation continues.

 

A Lafayette City Court Judge is proposing changes to the state's DWI laws.  Judge Douglas Saloom says it's time to catch up to new causes for impairment including marijuana and other drugs. Those are issues that could end up next year before the Louisiana Legislature.

 

A teacher and a secretary Fenton Elementary School in  Jennings  are being  investigated because of allegations on inappropriate behavior involving  two  employees  and several older students at a home over the summer.  The investigation has Been turned over to the Jefferson Davis Parish District Attorney's  Office.  The  two  employees,  who remain unidentified were placed on administrative leave.

 

Edmund  Reggie,  a  former  judge  from  Crowley  who also served as executive  counsel  to  former  Governor  Edwin Edwards,  died  this morning at his home in Lafayette. Reggie was  also a close friend to the  Kennedy  family  and  co-chaired John F Kennedy's  presidential campaign efforts in Louisiana in 1960. He was 87.

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