Pamela Sleezer, Author at American Press

fort polk

Fort Polk soldiers charged in DeRidder drive-by shooting

Four active-duty soldiers assigned to Fort Polk were arrested on Tuesday and charged with shooting at a DeRidder home Monday night, according to authorities. Tavon ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:09 pm

First Responder of Week

Volunteer of Week: Stanford dedicates life to city

DeRidder Police officer Joshua Stanford made the move to return to serve his hometown community over the summer, leaving behind a career with Louisiana State ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:35 pm

beauregard parish

Nonprofit director to retire: Hickman has worked for BArc for 39 years

The Beauregard Arc is actively searching for a new executive director to take charge over the future of the nonprofit organization, as longtime director Jackie ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Sunday, September 19, 2021 8:13 pm


Nine arrested in what authorities describe as ‘gang shooting’

A group of nine individuals, including three adults and six juveniles, were arrested over the weekend in connection with a shooting in DeRidder that authorities ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, September 13, 2021 8:42 pm

Grandparent's Day

‘Grandchildren just make everything better’: Area grandparents share why they relish roles

If you ask 73 year-old Phyllis McBride of Dry Creek what the happiest day of her life has been so far, it may take her ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:27 pm

Vernon Parish Sheriff

DeRidder man accused of shooting another in neck during fight

A DeRidder man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly shooting another man in the neck after the two became involved in a physical altercation at ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Friday, September 10, 2021 3:37 pm

beauregard parish

Two gunshot victims discovered in Beauregard home

Two people were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside a home in Beauregard Parish on Wednesday, according to authorities. Sheriff Mark Herford said deputies ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:58 pm

First Responder of the Week

Herrington ‘unstoppable force’ behind National Night Out

The city of DeRidder celebrated its most successful National Night Out event last month since first participating in the program in 2019, and many city ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Monday, September 6, 2021 7:23 pm

Hurricane Ida

DeRidder business raises $33,963 for storm victims

A pair of DeRidder business owners hit an incredible milestone this weekend as they raised more than $33,000 to benefit southeast Louisiana victims of Hurricane ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:13 pm

vernon parish school board

Vernon School Board: Students safest in schools even during pandemic

The Vernon Parish School Board discussed the most recent COVID-19 updates and district case numbers Thursday morning during its regular session, and officials said the ... Read more

by Pamela Sleezer, Friday, September 3, 2021 3:10 pm

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