Pamela Sleezer, Author at American Press

fort polk

Fort Polk units at increased readiness status over Russia-Ukraine tension

Troops at Fort Polk are at an “increased readiness posture” as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine, according to officials with the U.S. Department and ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Friday, January 28, 2022 2:05 pm

First Responder of the Week

A deputy and his ‘once-in-lifetime’ partner

Vernon Parish Deputy Ricky Stephens and his Bloodhound K9 Duke have become a formidable force in law enforcement in the Southwest Louisiana area, and beyond. ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:27 pm

crime

Vernon high-speed pursuit ends in airborne crash

A New Llano man was arrested on Tuesday following a pursuit through Leesville that reached 100 miles per hour and ended with his vehicle going ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 1:46 pm

First Responder of the Week

Pandemic hasn’t dampened Lee’s burning desire to help others

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, a nationally designated Day of Service, the American Red Cross is encouraging others to consider volunteering their time ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:43 am

MLK Day

Honoring King with acts of service

Volunteers with the Leesville City Wide Singing Convention will be honoring Martin Luther King Jr. today by cleaning and beautifying local cemeteries. Ne’Andrea Hawkins, the ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, January 17, 2022 5:50 am

crime

Family: Woodson didn’t deserve brutality he suffered

The family of a man found murdered in Oretta earlier this month is mourning the loss of a life they say did not deserve the ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, January 17, 2022 4:05 am

fort polk

Fort Polk welcomes Nielson as senior enlisted soldier

An Assumption of Responsibility ceremony was held at Fort Polk recently to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen R. Nielson as incoming garrison command sergeant major. ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:13 pm

local

Beauregard Parish Library celebrating 75 years

The Beauregard Parish Library is honoring its 75th anniversary in 2022 with a year-long celebration, and festivities are set to begin this Saturday, Jan. 15. ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:00 am

First Responder of Week

Sheriff: Trio of deputies ‘huge part of operations’

December was one of the busiest months of the year for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Civil Office as deputies worked continuously on property tax collections. ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:34 am

local

DeRidder band director shares love of music, marching in Rose Bowl Parade

DeRidder High School band director Aaron Theall had the distinct honor of representing his school and students when he appeared in the Rose Bowl Parade ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Sunday, January 9, 2022 7:21 am

< Older