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News For Wednesday 09/25/13

News For Wednesday 092513

By Dave Graichen


State police say  a woman from Many was killed in Sabine Parish Tuesday morning around 4:15am.  They  say  Tammy  Sanders  lost  control and exited the roadway causing her vehicle to collide with a culvert and overturn.  Sanders  was  not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The  Rapides  Parish Sheriff's office  is  looking  for  an  escaped trustee who walked  off a work detail. 38-year-old Clynt Williams of Pineville is 6 foot,  2 inches and has multiple tattoos. Anyone with

information is urged to contact authorities.


It's  a  sad  day  for the Tiger Nation at the news of legendary LSU football coach Paul  Dietzel's  passing  early Tuesday morning. The man who coached the Bayou Bengals to its first  national championship in 1958  is  gone  at  the age of 89.


The Monroe Regional Airport was temporarily shut down  yesterday after a threatening  note  was  found  on  an  American  Eagle  flight.  FBI spokesperson  Mary  Beth  Romig  says  a bomb note was found in  the lavatory of the commuter plane that left Dallas and landed in Monroe. She says no suspects have been identified.


According to PayScale.com, Louisiana Tech is the top college in the  state in starting salaries for graduates. The report indicates  Louisiana Tech grads with a bachelor's degree and with two years’ work  experience earn an average of $49,400 per year.  LSU was the second in the state with a post graduate average salary of  $47,300 and Tulane was third with $43,100. Louisiana Tech also ranks number one in the state for  overall return on investment that graduates get as a result of their  education.


A  4-year-old boy was allegedly  left  on  a  school  bus  all  day, Monday.  Church  Point Elementary in Acadia Parish has pulled the bus  driver from the route,  pending  an  investigation.  The  child appears  to  be  in good health, he told his mother he cried when he couldn't get off the bus and then fell asleep.


Governor Bobby Jindal  and  Shell  announced  Tuesday  that  Ascension Parish  has  been  selected  as the location for a potential gas  to liquids facility. The company  would  spend $12.5 billion and create 740 direct jobs with an expected average  annual  salary of $100,000 plus benefits.


Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon  is  pleased  with  the decline  in  the  number of Citizen policyholders. He says there are 105,000 property owners  who  have  coverage  through  the state-run insurer of last resort which is the lowest since Hurricane  Katrina. He  says  18  new private insurance companies have come to Louisiana since Katrina which has helped.


41  year  old  Denise  McCoy Manger and her 19 and  23-year-old daughters, Tori and Tawny,  have  turned themselves into authorities accused  of  stealing from the Plaquemines  Animal  Welfare    Society Animal Shelter.  Denise  the  director  of the shelter is alleged to have gotten prescriptions made for her family's  use  and  with  her daughters stole roughly $22,000.


Officials in Livingston Parish say a 15-year-old boy is under arrest on one count  of  terrorizing  for  having  a  pellet gun, knife and hatchet  with  him  as  he  rode his bike near Live Oak  Middle  and

Elementary schools. Both schools  were  placed on lockdown. The teen was booked into  the  Florida  Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.


As we say goodbye to  the  summer  driving  season, we say goodbye to high  gas  prices. The current statewide average  for  a  gallon  of regular stands at $3.27 down 13 cents from a month ago.


Police  in  Lake  Charles arrest two people for kidnapping and human trafficking and help  return the victim to her family. Deputy Police Chief  Mark  Kraus  says  the   19-year-old   woman   traveled  from Huntsville, Alabama to Beaumont, Texas with the suspects  willingly. Once  there,  she was told she was a prisoner. She was given a trac  phone and forced to comply with putting up websites offering her for prostitution in Beaumont and Lake Charles. Kraus says the girl  snuck  a  call  to her mother, who alerted Lake Charles Police triggering an investigation.