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  • Children die in fire while mom at hair salon

    January 14, 2015 6:23 PM

    BASTROP - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a mother will face negligent homicide charges after her two small children died in a house fire while she was getting her hair styled. Investigators say an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 21-year-old Ciarria Johnson of Bastrop. She allegedly left her... more »
  • 5 adults, juvenile booked with theft of livestock

    June 12, 2013 12:41 PM

    BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested five adults and a juvenile in the theft of livestock from a farm northeast of Bastrop. Deputies tell the Bastrop Enterprise reports the suspects were arrested over the weekend. Robert B. McKinney, Rowdy Shane Ray, Carey R. Hutchinson, Kayla M. Stevenson and... more »
  • 2 women charged with Medicaid fraud

    January 18, 2013 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a personal care attendant from New Orleans and one from Bastrop have been booked with unrelated charges of Medicaid fraud. He says both 23-year-old Lakeiqua Green of New Orleans and 31-year-old Jolonda Huff of Bastrop are accused of submitting time-sheets... more »
  • Bastrop HS student arrested with gun on campus

    January 15, 2013 1:09 PM

    BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Bastrop High School student who somehow managed to get onto the campus with a 45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine on his body. Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin tells The News-Star it was the student's parents who notified... more »
  • International Paper gives 2 reservoirs to LDWF

    November 5, 2012 5:09 PM

    BASTROP - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says International Paper is giving it two reservoirs that are popular recreational sites near Bastrop. The Bussey Brake reservoir is on about 2,600 acres and the Wham Brake reservoir about 5,500. IP Senior Vice President Tommy Joseph says the donation will... more »
  • Authorities: 2 dead in massive Central Texas blaze

    September 6, 2011 4:40 PM

    BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people have died in a massive wildfire near Austin, Texas, that has destroyed 600 homes. Bastrop County Sheriff Terry Pickering said Tuesday that he had no details about the deaths. The Texas Forest Service said Tuesday morning that firefighters had not... more »
  • Bastrop bans smoking in parks

    August 14, 2011 9:42 AM

    BASTROP, La.- This town in north Louisiana is banning smoking in its public parks. The board of aldermen has voted to ban the use of all tobacco products in the town's nine parks. The ban includes the use of chewing and smokeless tobacco. In June, the board approved... more »
  • Fire destroys Bastrop manufacturing facility

    November 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    BASTROP, La.- A fire has destroyed one of the main industries in Bastrop. The News Star reports that a fire spread through Southern Plug and Manufacturing on Friday, burning for nearly 12 hours. General Manager Bob Green says that roughly 90 percent of the facility was gone, and... more »
  • Bastrop gets grant for industrial park

    August 27, 2010 8:17 AM

    The city of Bastrop has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to develop an industrial park. The hope is to lure new business to the city, which lost an International Paper Co. mill in 2009, along with 550 jobs. Economic development officials say targeted businesses will include metal fabrication, basic... more »
  • Bastrop woman killed in crash

    March 19, 2010 9:21 AM

    A 35-year-old Bastrop woman has died in a two-vehicle crash in Morehouse Parish. State police say an SUV was traveling west on La. Highway 2 Wednesday night when it crossed the center line and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. After the collision, troopers say both vehicles ran off the road, and... more »
  • Youth minister's sexual battery sentence upheld

    March 9, 2010 9:08 AM

    A state appeal court has upheld the sentence of a former youth minister sentenced to 24 years for molesting teens and three years for violating probation. Jeremy Michael Little pleaded guilty after his arrest in January 2009 to three counts of sexual battery. The 2nd Circuit found that the sentence... more »
  • Bones in Bastrop ID'd: woman missing since May

    February 17, 2010 8:15 AM

    Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs says bones found last week in Bastrop have been identified as those of a 26-year-old Monroe woman missing since last May. A pathologist in Little Rock, Arkansas is still working to determine what killed Veronica LaShae Walker. Tubbs said the bones were in brush near... more »

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