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Leesville man arrested for sexual battery, indecent behavior with juvenile

A Leesville man was arrested this week for having inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl, according to Vernon ...

Crime

On Campus: Local students recognized

Local honor students recognized NATCHITOCHES — Several Southwest Louisiana students were among the 114 new members welcomed into ...

High School Baseball

Vernon Parish dominance evident on Class C all-state team

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports A total of eight teams reached the Class C semifinals in baseball and ...

High School Softball

Anacoco, Pitkin combine for seven players on Class B all-state team

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports When it comes to Class B baseball and softball in Louisiana, the teams ...

High School Softball

Six local athletes named to Class 1A all-state teams

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports Beauregard Parish rivals East Beauregard and Merryville have a very storied history, not ...

Crime

Sheriff calls for suspending after-hours gas pumps in response to fuel thefts

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft is asking local convenience stores to shut down pay-at-the-pump options after hours following ...

Local

Fort Polk soldiers welcomed home from deployment

A final group of deployed Fort Polk soldiers returned to their loved ones this week after serving overseas ...

Lifestyle

Vernon school officials focus on safety

Vernon Parish school officials will be focusing on safety protocols and procedures this summer, and the topic was ...

School Board

Vernon school employees to see increase in supplemental pay

Vernon Parish teachers will be seeing an increase in their supplemental checks issued later this month, after school ...

Court Update

Rosepine man ruled competent to stand trial in child abuse case

A Vernon Parish man charged in what Sheriff Sam Craft called one of the worst cases of child ...

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Crime

Sheriff calls for suspending after-hours gas pumps in response to fuel thefts

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft is asking local convenience stores to shut down pay-at-the-pump options after hours following ...

Legislature

Senate Committee amends gun bill to allow teachers to carry concealed guns at schools

By Jim Beam A state Senate committee changed a bill aimed at removing the requirement that a person ...

Crime

Two accused of stealing credit, debit info from gas pumps

Two people from Texas were arrested in Vernon Parish last week for allegedly stealing credit and debit card ...

Hurricane Recovery

State accepting public comments on amendment to Hurricanes Laura, Delta action plan

The Louisiana Office of Community Development is accepting public comments on an action plan amendment to spend $1.2 ...

High School Softball

Lady Indians dominate 5-B all-district team

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports ANACOCO — For the second straight year, the Anacoco Lady Indians reached the ...

High School Softball

Lady Eagles land five on 5-2A first team

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports ROSEPINE — After starting off rather sluggish, the Rosepine Lady Eagles managed to ...

Education

Parent survey leads to school dropping uniforms

Students at Pickering High School in Vernon Parish will be not be required to wear their khaki and ...

Legislature

Senate panel advances bill to let adopted people obtain original birth certificate

By Alex Tirado | LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — After a lengthy debate, the Senate Judiciary ...

Basketball

Carlisle to host Complete 7 Camp at Anacoco

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports ANACOCO — Veteran Anacoco Indian head coach Randy Carlisle, along with other coaches ...

First Responder of the Week

Vernon Deputy Patrick Buckley being hailed as hero

A Vernon Parish deputy is being called a hero after his tireless work and dedication in locating a ...