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  • Man accused of kidnapping hoax, bombing ex-wife's house

    September 3, 2015 2:52 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Investigators in Natchitoches accused an Oklahoma man of creating fake social media accounts to claim he’d been kidnapped and then later bombing a home in Louisiana to get his ex-wife’s attention. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s deputies charged 42-year-old Robert Groomer with two counts of attempted second degree murder,... more »
  • Pair of elephants keep big rig from turning over check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 3:52 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Sheriff's deputies got a helping hand Tuesday morning to keep a stranded 18-wheeler from flipping over in north Louisiana. Correction: they got a helping trunk. Two, to be exact. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived on scene on I-49 near Powhatan they were... more »
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck in Natchitoches Parish

    January 19, 2015 2:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
  • Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending student nude photos

    November 20, 2014 2:13 PM

    NATCHITOCHES- A Natchitoches Central High School teacher is free on $2,000 bond following her arrest for sending nude photos to a 17-year-old student. Police arrested 27-year-old Nickol Smith after the city's High Tech Crime Unit found the pictures in the cell phones for her and the boy. Police say... more »
  • Man shot, killed by Natchitoches deputies

    October 30, 2014 5:55 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... more »
  • High school student dies after attack at school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • Woman rescued from "severe and disturbing" case of human trafficking

    June 5, 2014 9:12 PM

    AJAX, La.- Details were released Thursday afternoon of what law enforcement agents in central Louisiana called the most severe and disturbing case of human trafficking ever investigated in the region. Three people face charges after an unidentified woman was found attached to a logging chain and a bucket. The... more »
  • Weather moves up LSU baseball, softball games

    March 3, 2014 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Colder temperatures caused officials to move up the LSU-Northwestern State baseball and softball games in Natchitoches today. The softball game between the Tigers and Demons was moved up to 1 p.m., while the baseball game was moved up to 3:30 p.m. LSU athletics officials said... more »
  • Judge overturns man's death sentence

    February 17, 2014 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has overturned the death sentence and murder conviction of a man for a killing during an armed robbery in Natchitoches Parish in 1993. 56-year-old Willard Allen's conviction was overturned by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell. The judge says that the state trial court... more »
  • Permanent La. Sports Hall opens, with Shaq

    June 28, 2013 12:14 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - For a half-century, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association has been collecting the names of - and memorabilia from - the state's greatest athletes. As of this weekend, they finally have a place to put it all. The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is opening this weekend in Natchitoches,... more »
  • Man arrested in staged home invasion

    February 12, 2013 7:53 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. - Authorities say a 64-year-old Dallas man is accused of staging a home invasion at his parents' Natchitoches home to cover his theft of coins and cash from a safe at the house. Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies say Burton Paul Dupuy III was arrested Monday and booked with... more »
  • Natchitoches School Board says no to new charter

    January 3, 2013 9:16 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - The Natchitoches Parish School Board has denied an application for a new charter school. The school was to serve at-risk middle school students. But the application was deemed inadequate by Kimberly Williams of the Baton Rouge consulting firm New Millennium Education. The board had hired the firm... more »
  • Weyerhaeuser plant in Natchitoches plans upgrade

    October 8, 2012 3:14 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Forest products company Weyerhaeuser has announced a $6 million modernization plan for its Natchitoches plant that will create 30 new jobs. The company announced the plan Monday with Gov. Bobby Jindal. Weyerhaeuser will improve equipment at the site, adding new jobs that pay an average salary of more... more »
  • FANO opens flight school in Natchitoches

    July 30, 2012 10:02 AM

    NATCHITOCHES- The Natchitoches Regional Airport will hold a grand opening Thursday for a new flight school to be operated by Flight Academy of New Orleans. Airport Manager Larry Cooper says the Federal Aviation Administration approved school will be in the hangar formerly occupied by Northwestern State University. Founded... more »
  • Scientists working to ID skeletal remains found in Natchitoches

    December 28, 2011 5:49 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches Parish investigators are reviewing missing person cases as they work to identify human skeletal remains found in the woods near the Ajax community. A forester working in the area made the discovery Friday. Natchitoches authorities got help from Mary Manhein, director of the LSU... more »
  • Wildfire out; extent unknown until weather calms

    September 5, 2011 12:20 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry says Tropical Storm Lee has kept it from getting a full picture of damage from a wildfire in Natchitoches Parish. Spokesman Sam Irwin says the department plans a flight over the site as soon as weather allows. He... more »
  • Anonymous NSU alum pledges $1M

    December 14, 2010 3:38 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Northwestern State University in Natchitoches is calling it the largest gift in its 126-year history. An anonymous Northwesatern State alumnus has pledged over $1 million - to be split between academics and athletics at the university. The money is being made through the donor's estate to... more »
  • Accident claims Natchitoches Parish teen's life

    August 23, 2010 6:39 AM

    A one-car accident near Campti has claimed the life of a Natchitoches Parish teenager. State police say 14-year-old Colton T. Gourdon of Clarence was not wearing a seatbelt when the car he was riding left the road and hit a tree. Troopers say the 13-year-old driver of the car was... more »
  • Natchitoches pilot commands aviation battalion

    August 12, 2010 5:16 AM

    Lt. Col. Robert Dallas Jones, a pilot from Natchitoches, is now commander of the Louisiana National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment (Airfield Operations Battalion). Jones took command from Lt. Col. Joseph M. Brocato on Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Esler Airfield. Brocato, of Leesville, is to... more »
  • Woman found guilty of second-degree murder

    July 21, 2010 6:38 AM

    A 30-year-old Natchitoches woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder. A Natchitoches Parish jury deliberated less than one hour before returning the guilty verdict in the trial of Tanesha Hardy. Hardy was found guilty in the October 2009 shooting death of 16-year-old Walter Johnson of Natchitoches. Prosecutors say Johnson... more »
  • Natchitoches man charged over false air permit

    July 9, 2010 5:18 AM

    A Natchitoches man has pleaded guilty to filing false air permit documents after he falsely represented himself as an engineer. Nathan Redwine was arrested in April 2009 and pleaded guilty in state court to three felony counts of filing false public documents. He faces up to five years in prison... more »
  • Natchitoches man faces sex additional charges

    July 7, 2010 8:40 AM

    A Natchitoches man already facing a computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile charge now faces four additional charges from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office. The Alexandria Town-Talk reports 46-year-old Douglas Shields, who has been incarcerated at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center since April 9, was charged on Tuesday with one count... more »
  • Man accused of misrepresentation in document

    July 2, 2010 10:58 AM

    Authorities say a 61-year-old Natchitoches man has been re-arrested for allegedly misrepresenting himself as a professional engineer in a public document. Nathan Redwine was arrested Friday by the Department of Environmental Quality's Criminal Investigation Division. Officials say Redwine is alleged to have falsely represented himself as a professional... more »
  • Natchitoches man arrested in girlfriend's death

    June 24, 2010 6:41 AM

    Police say a 35-year-old Natchitoches woman was found dead from a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning. Rodney Barnes has been booked with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Chackawanda Moore Beard. Police say an argument between the two escalated, and Barnes allegedly pulled out a gun and shot... more »
  • Former police officer convicted of manslaughter

    March 24, 2010 11:51 AM

    A former police officer from California faces up to 40 years in prison after a manslaughter conviction in Natchitoches Parish. 42-year-old Shawn Shelton was visiting friends in Louisiana when he met 19-year-old Justin James in 2005. James was later found drugged and unconsious. His death was ruled a... more »
  • Woman dies in a two-vehicle crash

    March 23, 2010 9:57 AM

    State police are investigating a two vehicle head-on crash near Natchitoches that killed a 33-year-old Many woman that happened Monday on La. Highway 1. Investigators say a pickup driven by James Travis Jones of Natchitoches crossed the center line and struck an SUV driven by Dynise Colbert of Natchitoches. The... more »
  • Mainieri grand marshal for Natchitoches parade

    November 30, 2009 8:39 AM

    LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri will serve as grand marshal for the 2009 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Parade. Mainieri led the LSU Tigers to this year's College World Series championship in Omaha. The parade is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Natchitoches as part of the Christmas... more »

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