Suspect indentified in Welsh convenience store robbery

WELSH — Authorities have identified the suspect in a recent robbery of a Welsh convenience store.

Westlake's annual bond payment delayed

Westlake’s financial woes prompted city officials on Thursday to approve delaying an annual bond payment.

At a special meeting at City Hall, council members voted 3-0 to delay making a $450,000 principal payment from April 1 to

Vietnam Veterans Honor Day to be held Saturday

The Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission was presented with a pair of $500 donations earlier this month for the Vietnam Veterans Honor Day event, to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in Veterans Memorial Park.

CPPJ hears about haul route traffic effects

Calcasieu Parish police jurors on Thursday heard about plans to build Sasol’s 2.5-mile heavy-haul route and its effects on traffic in and around the Westlake area.

Authorities in search of robbery suspect

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s authorities are searching for a man believed to have robbed a convenience store in Sulphur Wednesday.
A man entered the USA Super Stop at 2701 S. Beglis Parkway around 1:30 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said in a news release. The man reached over the counter, grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a maroon GMC step-side truck, which was later found to be stolen.
Myers said the suspect is believed to be a white man who was wearing a long-sleeve black shirt, camouflage shorts, a black hat and dark-colored work gloves.

Sanity at issue for man accused of shooting officer

JENNINGS — A district court judge is considering a sanity commission request for a Jennings man accused of shooting a police officer last June.

George David Lowdins, 30, is charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pleaded not guilty in August in 31st Judicial District Court.

During a brief court hearing Tuesday, Lowdins’ attorney, Joslyn Alex, filed a motion asking Judge Steve Gunnell to determine whether a sanity commission should be filed in the matter. Gunnell took the matter under advisement.