The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is closely monitoring levels along the Red and Mississippi Rivers due to rising water levels. Eric Gill reports…
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State Police in Acadiana is implementing “No Refusal” checkpoints during the New Year’s week. Emelie Gunn has more….
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The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office says a domestic situation in Stonewall has claimed the life of one. Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle believes the incident stemmed from a custody dispute involving 36-year-old Donovan Carman’s two-year-old child. Arbuckle says they responded to a call of someone being shot Monday afternoon…
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The victim, 67-year-old Bobby Nichols, was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Arbuckle says Carman and the victim’s daughter had recently ended their relationship and there was a disagreement about their child’s custody arrangements. He says apparently Nichols, the child’s grandfather, tried to thwart Carman’s efforts to take the child…
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The child was unharmed in the incident. Arbuckle says formal charges will be filed against Carman as soon as they take custody of the suspect…
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The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is closely monitoring levels along the Red and Mississippi Rivers due to rising water levels. Executive Director Kevin Davis says they’re working with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service to keep an eye on river levels…
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He says heavy rainfall over the last 30 days has led to the river levels rising rapidly. The Red is expected to crest at 31 feet, one foot above flood stage, in Shreveport and remain below flood stage in Alexandria. Davis says we could see Mississippi River levels top flood stage in just a couple of weeks…
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Davis expects more issues with the Mississippi River than the Red River. Mississippi River levels are expected to crest 9 to 12 feet above flood stage in Vicksburg, Natchez, and Baton Rouge. Davis says they’re coordinating with parish officials along both rivers to ensure they’re prepared…
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Some suspected drunk drivers in Acadiana will be ordered by a judge to provide a blood or urine sample to determine if they are drunk if they refuse a breathalyzer test. State Police Troop I Spokesman Brooks David says the “No Refusal” campaign takes place today and tomorrow. He warns drivers of the consequences of not taking the breathalyzer test.
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David says the reason for the “No Refusal” checkpoint isn’t to look for good guys but to stop the nationwide trend of increased impaired drivers during the holidays. He urges adults to make smart choices after drinking and to never get behind the wheel.
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David says they’ll be out in full force to make sure no family has to face the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. He says during the “No Refusal” checkpoints, they’ll have judges on standby to approve search warrants if a driver refuses to take a chemical test.
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LSU star running back Leonard Fournette needs 259 yards tonight in the Texas Bowl to reach 2,000 on the season. The Tigers and Red Raiders battle tonight at 8pm in NRG Stadium. Fournette told reporters in Houston that he didn’t set any goals for this season…:
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Fournette says he didn’t know he needed 259 yards to become the first SEC back to reach 2,000 rushing yards. The Red Raiders defense is allowing more than 270 yards per game on the ground. Fournette says this has been a wild season…:
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Lone Star Sports & Entertainment said the Texas Bowl isn’t officially sold yet, but is expected to be by game time. Fournette denied that he would sit out next season ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft…:
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