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Winn Parish Sheriff’s deputies were met with gun fire when they were trying to serve a civil warrant in the small community of the Chee Chee Dam area yesterday afternoon. 71-year-old Betty Lemoine was killed by deputies who had just driven up to their home. State Police is also investigating, Trooper Scott Moreau.

 

Moreau say her son 50 year old Kendall Lemoine was the target of the civil arrest warrant, he was seriously injured as well.

 

No deputies were injured.

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A Dubach man died yesterday after the vehicle he was driving traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.

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The man convicted in the road rage shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison today. 56-year-old Ronald Gasser was facing 40 years for his manslaughter conviction. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says the publicity around the case led to a longer sentence.

 

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Ten people were arrested in the alleged hazing death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver, but only four of the young men were indicted by an East Baton Rouge grand jury. At the time of the arrests, Matthew Naquin was the only one charged with negligent homicide, and the grand jury found enough evidence to indict him on that charge. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino.

 

Ciolino says, "It's going to go to trial, likely a jury trial in district court... It's one that will likely go on for several months."

 

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Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has passed away at the age of 90. Benson bought the Saints in 1985 after building a car dealership and real estate empire that started in San Antonio, and expanded to his hometown of New Orleans. When the team went up for sale in 1984, then governor Edwin Edwards says he had one priority: finding a buyer who would keep the team in town, and he found that man in Benson.

 

Edwards says that Benson kept his promise in keeping the team in New Orleans. Edwards says that the Saints have been "a great asset to the city and the state."

 

The chief of a Louisiana fire department was investigating a traffic accident when he was struck and killed by a car on an icy highway.

State police say in a news release that winter weather was a factor in the Wednesday morning accident that killed 48-year-old Russell Achord.

Widespread Flu Activity In Louisiana

Jan 4, 2018
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Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.  

 “In more severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health. “In Louisiana and we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for the current flu season.”

3 Dead After Medical Helicopter Crash In Eastern Arkansas

Nov 20, 2017
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Officials say a medical helicopter has crashed in rural Arkansas, killing all three people on board.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirms the helicopter went down Sunday night near the Arkansas County town of DeWitt, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock.

 Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was flying from Pine Bluff to DeWitt at the time of the wreck. Lunsford says no patients were on board.

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One person was killed and three others were injured in a boat's collision with a parked barge in Louisiana.

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release that a 22-foot recreational boat with four passengers struck a barge around 4:15 a.m. Sunday and ran aground, ejecting one passenger near Bayou Segnette.

The barge launched a small boat to assist, recovering the ejected person.

One woman died and two women and one man were reported to be in serious and critical conditions.

The names of the victims haven't been released.

Woman Found Shot To Death In Her Bed

Oct 25, 2017
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FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana woman was found shot to death in her bed. 

 News outlets report 40-year-old Donna Arceneaux was found in her bed Tuesday. 

 The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that two of the victim's friends were not able to contact her and went to her residence. When they arrived, they found Arceneaux with a shotgun wound to the chest. 

 Authorities say the fatality is being treated as an unclassified death. 

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