Crystal Stevenson, Author at Leesville Leader

School lunch menus

SW La. school lunch menus Feb. 26-March 1

The following menus for Feb. 26-March 1 for Vernon Parish schools have been submitted by supervisors of food services. Menus are subject to change. Lunch ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, February 23, 2024 11:36 am

Crime

Pair convicted of drug possession awaiting sentencing

Two Alexandria men stopped in Vernon Parish for a traffic violation in March of 2021 have been convicted of drug possession and are awaiting sentencing. ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:52 am

Crime

Sentences stand for trio convicted in ‘worst case of child abuse’ Vernon sheriff says he’s ever seen

A trio convicted in 2022 of what Vernon Sheriff Sam Craft declared as one of the worst cases of child abuse his parish has ever ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Monday, February 5, 2024 5:29 pm

Weather

WEATHER WATCH: Wet weekend ahead for SW La.

Another storm system heading to Southwest Louisiana this weekend will bring widespread rainfall Saturday into Sunday. “With wet soil conditions and above-normal streamflows that exist ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:27 am

Weather Watch

WEATHER WATCH: More rainfall expected for already waterlogged SW La.

As Southwest Louisiana continues to deal with residual river flooding in the wake of last week’s excessive rain, the region is now facing even more ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Monday, January 29, 2024 12:15 pm

Teacher of the Week

VIDEO: Benoit Motors Teacher of the Week surprise

Iowa High School’s Dylan Coats is this week’s Benoit Motors Teacher of the Week. (Crystal Stevenson / American Press) Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Friday, January 26, 2024 5:05 am

Education

Local students named to Sowela’s honor lists

The following students were named to Sowela’s chancellor’s and deans’ lists for the fall 2023 term. Students achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:06 pm

Weather Watch

WEATHER WATCH: Another cold night for SW La. coming

Another cold night is on tap for Southwest Louisiana tonight, but first the area is experiencing dangerous wind chills this morning. The National Weather Services’s ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:07 am

Weather Watch

WEATHER WATCH: Freezing rain in Monday’s forecast ahead of Tuesday’s hard freeze

Southwest Louisiana is set to experience freezing rain early Monday evening ahead of a hard freeze Tuesday into Wednesday. National Weather Service Lake Charles office ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Sunday, January 14, 2024 5:33 pm

Weather

Weather Watch: Freezing temperatures on the way

There is an increasing probability that a cold front with some type of arctic air will reach Southwest Louisiana on Monday. If that occurs, the ... Read more

by Crystal Stevenson, Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:08 am

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