Pamela Sleezer, Author at American Press

crime

Five Fort Polk soldiers arrested in rape of two women

Five active-duty soldiers assigned to Fort Polk have been arrested and charged with conspiring together to rape two women at a residence in Rosepine, according ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:50 pm

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Life sentence upheld for DeRidder man convicted of raping elderly woman

The conviction and life sentence for a DeRidder man convicted of breaking into a 70-year-old woman’s home and raping her in 2019 has been upheld ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Saturday, November 12, 2022 5:32 am

local

Retired local fire chief performs at Jerry Lee Lewis funeral

Retired Fort Polk Fire Chief Michael Kuk has spent most of his life admiring and honoring the work of rock’ n ’roll legend Jerry Lee ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 8:57 pm

Nov. 8 Election

New faces to join Beauregard School Board

A slew of new faces will fill the seats of the Beauregard Parish School Board next year, as the majority of parish voters elected newcomers ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:40 pm

Nov. 8 Election

New faces coming to Vernon Parish School Board

Several Vernon Parish School Board members were re-elected to their seats Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s Office. Robert Pynes ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 10:44 pm

crime

Vernon man arrested after crashing vehicle on Fort Polk during pursuit

A Vernon Parish man was arrested by Fort Polk Military Police after crashing his vehicle on the installation in an attempt to flee from local ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, November 7, 2022 6:33 pm

local

Mother still searching for answers in son’s disappearance

On a holiday recognized with candy and treats, one mother spent her Halloween releasing memorial balloons with her grandson in recognition of another year spent ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:16 am

crime

Man convicted of injuring teens while driving under influence

A Sabine Parish man has been convicted for seriously injuring two Vernon Parish teenagers while he was driving under the influence. Ronald Lynn Graves, 54, ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, October 31, 2022 8:22 pm

crime

Unanimous guilty verdict in child abuse trial

Vernon Parish jurors deliberated for less than 40 minutes before returning an unanimous guilty verdict on Thursday in one of the parish’s worst cases of ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Friday, October 28, 2022 6:47 pm

crime

Trial begins in ‘worst case of child abuse’ Vernon sheriff says he’s ever seen

Opening arguments were delivered Tuesday afternoon at the start of the jury trial for what Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft declared as one of the ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:17 am

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