4:30 PM Newscast

48-year-old James William Eaton of West Monroe is in jail after posing online as a woman and luring another man to drive from California to Ouachita Parish thinking he was marrying that woman.  When questioned, Eaton allegedly told deputies he did not know the victim and never received anything from him. But Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Glen Springfield says investigators found a box mailed to Eaton’s alter ego “Rose Williams” from the victim.

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It is unclear how long the relationship had been going on.

The GOP side of the governor’s race is starting to heat up with Eddie Rispone opening a substantial statewide advertisement blast and Congressman Abraham securing a major endorsement from a legislative heavyweight, House Republican Chairman Lance Harris.

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The St. John Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide. Sheriff Mike Tregre says the victims are cousins, 18 and 20-years old and they were found in a vehicle on West Airline Highway and East 22nd Street in Reserve. Tregre says they are looking for the suspects

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Tregre is confident his deputies will make an arrest.
Three people are dead including a toddler, all from Olla, after an 18-wheeler rear-ended the Ford Fiesta they were traveling in, causing the vehicle to overturn. State Trooper Scott Moreau says some of the worst accidents for troopers to see are those involving small children. On Thursday, a new car seat law goes into effect aims to reduce child injuries and fatalities.

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The driver of the 18-wheeler was Joseph Pardue, who was wearing his seat belt, sustained moderate injuries. The crash remains under investigation.