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News For Thursday 09/05/13

News for Thursday 090513

By Dave Graichen


A popular website ranks Louisiana  as  America's most-corrupt state. "BusinessInsider.com"  rated  states  for  the   number   of  public corruption convictions per hundred-thousand residents, and found our state  topped  the  list  with 9. The majority of  corruption cases we see involve government contracts and licenses. North Dakota, South Dakota  and Kentucky come right behind Louisiana

on the website's Most Corrupt list.


The Louisiana National Guard  won't  process  requests from same-sex couples seeking benefits, joining Texas in the  refusal  because  of the  states'  bans  on  gay  marriage.  Maj.  Gen. Glenn Curtis, the state's adjutant general, issued the directive Wednesday.


The Rapides Parish Sheriff's  office  says  they've  filed many more charges  against  a  woman  accused  of  committing sex crimes  with juveniles. Spokesperson Lt. Tommy Carnline  says 31-year-old Dorothy Vanasselberg  of Elmer was participating in sex  acts  on  juveniles with  another  man,   38-year-old   Kyle   Hauenstein   of  Phoenix, Arizona. He  says  during that investigation they discovered more sex  crimes had been committed  by Vanasselberg with a child she was related to.

Each suspect is being held on more than $2 million dollars bond.


Three Pineville men have been moving daily and sleeping in tents on the trail of a wildfire in California’s Yosemite National Park. Pineville Fire Department Captains and brothers Kenny Kessler and Shane Kessler and Ron Parker, are all medics who have spent about 14 days in California. Two of the men are due back Saturday. They’ve trained for such missions for two years through the U.S. Forest Service.


The Times-Picayune reports An Alexandria man trying to get into the wrong room at a Kenner hotel while drunk was shot in a thigh by the room’s occupant Saturday. 38 year old Lucas Dousay, was returning to his room after drinking a bit much at an LSU party. Only problem was, it wasn’t his room he was trying to get into. After repeatedly trying to force his way inside, police say the man in the room pulled out a pistol, hit Dousay on the head and shot him in the thigh. Dousay was treated for his wound and booked into jail on a charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.


The  National  Hurricane Center is tracking tropical depression  #7; currently just south  of  Puerto Rico. The system is not expected to gain much strength, and forecast  models  currently  do  not have it tracking into the U.S. coast.


State  Police  say a Suphur man who was involved in a single vehicle, walked  away  from  it and  was  run  over  and killed by another  car  as  he  was  walking along I-10.  61-year-old  Timothy  Johnson  was  fleeing  the scene of an earlier crash he was involved in. according to troopers, Impairment  on  the  part  of Johnson is suspected to be a factor. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office.


Another lesson in being careful about what you post on social media. A teenager from Patterson was arrested on drug charges after cops in St. Mary Parish saw a picture  of  her  and some friends smoking pot online.  When deputies got to her house they  found  the  drugs  and arrested 17-year-old Mikayla Rock and charged her with possession of marijuana.


Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is among 22 state AG's who've signed onto  a  lawsuit  supporting  an NRA petition asking the U.S Supreme Court to lift a decades-old ban  on  handgun  sales to persons under 21. The suit maintains that if a person can serve  in  the  military and  perhaps  be killed in the line of duty at under 21, that person should be able to purchase a pistol.


The  Iberia  Parish  Sheriff's office says a man who  called  in  to report a robbery at a  neighbor's house, was actually the suspect in the crime. They say 24-year-old  Heath  Bonin  of  New  Iberia  sent deputies  searching  for two burglars he reported seeing robbing the house.  An investigation  determined  that  Bonin  was  the  alleged burglar. He was charged with simple burglary and criminal mischief.


The nation's top offensive  lineman  announced his decision today to play at Alabama, instead of his in-state  school  LSU.  West  Monroe offensive tackle Cameron Robinson gave his verbal pledge on national television,  as  ESPN-U  televised  his  announcement  from his high school. Robinson's commitment is non-binding and it doesn't become  official until he signs a national letter of intent in February.


The Bossier Parish Sheriff's office says a man and wife that used to own a dance studio  in  Shreveport  each  face  several  charges  on allegations  they  sexually  molested  a little girl when she was 10 years old. They say the victim, who is now  28, reported 52-year-old Gregg Hornbeak and 50-year-old Melonie Hornbeck  of  Benton molested her  when  she  was  between  10  and  17. They are both in jail  on $600,000 bond.


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