Crystal Stevenson, Author at Leesville Leader


BREAKING: Pitkin woman arrested on multiple counts of arson related to Rapides, Vernon wildfire

Forestry agents have arrested a Pitkin woman for setting multiple fires in Rapides Parish that made their way into Vernon. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:26 pm


$15,000 reward offered for information in wildfire arson cases

Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forestry Enforcement Division have determined that many of the large wildfires burning throughout Louisiana in recent ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, September 22, 2023 4:12 pm


Kennedy announces $4.9M grant for Leesville airport

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $4.9 million grant for the city of Leesville from the ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, September 22, 2023 10:26 am


3rd Circuit Court of Appeal: Office of Juvenile Justice repeatedly ignored ruling

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal publicly scolded the Office of Juvenile Justice for its recent refusal to place a juvenile in secure custody following ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 10:02 am


Vernon Parish school lunch menus Sept.11-15

The following menus for Sept. 11-15 for Vernon Parish schools have been submitted by supervisors of food services. Menus are subject to change. Lunch MONDAY: ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, September 8, 2023 1:09 pm

Teacher of the Week

VIDEO: Benoit Motors Teacher of the Week surprise

Watch as W.T. Henning Elementary fifth-grader teacher Leslie Mire McFarland is notified she is this week’s Benoit Motors Teacher of the Week.   Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, September 8, 2023 5:15 am


Sheriff: ‘Situation better, but we are not out of the woods yet’

Voluntary evacuations remain in place for the Junction community, north of Merryville, as firefighters spent their Labor Day — and the past 14 days — ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Monday, September 4, 2023 4:56 pm


BREAKING: Governor visits Vernon Parish, thanks first responders for ‘heroic work’

Gov. John Bel Edwards conducted a flyover of wildfire damage in Sabine and Vernon parishes Saturday afternoon, thanking first responders for their “heroic work” in ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Saturday, August 26, 2023 5:03 pm


SW La. students named to dean’s list at Northwestern State

Seven hundred and twenty-seven undergraduate students were named to the spring 2023 dean’s list at Northwestern State University. Students on the list must be enrolled ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, August 17, 2023 6:56 am


Weather watchers monitoring disturbance in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area in the Gulf of Mexico and two other areas in the tropical Atlantic. The center said a ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, August 16, 2023 2:57 pm

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