$6,000 donated for body cameras in Leesville

A Leesville man has donated $3,000 to the Leesville Police Department and $3,000 to the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office to help the agencies buy body cameras for their officers.

LC council recognizes Vincent family, helpers

Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent’s family, along with the men who came to his aid on Aug. 23, were formally recognized during Wednesday’s Lake Charles City Council meeting through the passing of a pair of resolutions.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP's 2016 presidential nominee

WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be.

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on

Lake Arthur police officer fired

LAKE ARTHUR — A Lake Arthur police officer was fired Wednesday for dishonesty days after a photo of him wearing clothing displaying

Complaints voiced about criminal activity in Roanoke

ROANOKE — A Roanoke couple said they want something done about drug activities, thefts, speeding and other crimes occurring in their neighborhood.

“I’ve been all over the world and never seen anything like this,” Perry Comeaux said. “I’m just sick of it. I really don’t

Second murder charge filed

The man charged with fatally shooting a state trooper now faces a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a Moss Bluff man, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Wednesday that Kevin Daigle, 54, was also charged with vehicle

Shots fired for 2nd day near Mississippi military site

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Shots were fired for a second consecutive day near a military facility in southern Mississippi, but there are no reports of anyone being wounded, National Guard officials said Wednesday.

At about 8 a.m. Wednesday, soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported shots fired into the air, said Lt. Col. Christian Patterson. It was in the same area where soldiers reported gunshots fired from a pickup truck a day earlier, Patterson said.

The description of the shooter was the same in both instances, Patterson said: a white male in a red pickup truck.

CPSO: Store clerk in Sulphur raped

A Sulphur man was arrested on charges of raping a convenience store clerk Monday night, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said James J. Domingue, 26, 2613 Agnes St., walked into a gas station on Beglis Parkway and locked the door without the clerk’s knowledge. She said Domingue led the clerk, who was alone, into the back of the store by asking questions about an item he was looking for.

Domingue then grabbed the clerk by her hair and forced her into a storage room at the back of the store. After hitting her several times in the face, he forced her to perform oral sex on him and then raped her, Myers said. Domingue then made the clerk give him store merchandise before he left, she said.