Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

WASHINGTON — Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion.

The incident occurred just minutes after

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OMV leader says work ongoing to cut wait times

BATON ROUGE — The Office of Motor Vehicles says it's working to shrink wait times for people renewing their driver's licenses and registering their vehicles.

Center offers help to those with disabilities

The Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center has an initiative that seeks to improve and increase opportunities for people with disabilities who are looking for work.

Catherine Thomas, the center’s disability resource coordinator, said the center has two events scheduled next month to assist those with disabilities seeking employment. The U.S. Department of Labor observes October as National Disability Employment Awareness month.

LC man indicted on rape, burglary, firearm charges

A Lake Charles man accused of forcing a woman to perform sex acts was indicted on rape and burglary charges Thursday in state district court.

A grand jury returned charges of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, armed robbery and armed robbery with a firearm against Javonta Jermel Harrison, 18.

The incident happened on Aug. 15, according to the indictment.

Jury chooses lesser sentence for Fox

A jury in state district court chose a lesser sentence of manslaughter for a man who admitted beating up and strangling his sometimes girlfriend.

The jury took a little over 2½ hours to reach a verdict against Dwane Edward Fox, 49. After Fox killed 48-year-old Mychel Cleaver on Jan. 9, 2013, he dumped her body in a ditch on Friesen Road, south of Lake Charles. Her body was found the next day.

Fox admitted killing Cleaver, but defense attorneys Andy Casanave and Ralph Williams said he acted in self-defense.