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Grosse Tete attorney wins largest civil verdict in Avoyelles Parish history

A Grosse Tete attorney represented two Avoyelles Parish residents in the largest civil verdict in an injury case in Avoyelles Parish history. Two Avoyelles Parish residents were seriously injured when they “jump-started” a John Deere tractor (4640) and the tractor lurched forward, running over both of them, stopping only when it hit the brick home.
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Former corrections officer arrested for illicit acts involving a juvenile

Avoyelles Parish– In July 2022, Louisiana State Police Special Victim’s Unit (LSP SVU) began an investigation into the computer aided solicitation of a juvenile. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect was communicating with a juvenile by sharing explicit images on social media platforms.
COTTONPORT, LA
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Plaucheville man accused of computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile

AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A Plaucheville man, and former corrections employee, has been accused of communicating with a juvenile by sharing explicit images on social media. Louisiana State Police said Tracey Naquin, 20, has been accused of computer-aided solicitation of a minor, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing...
PLAUCHEVILLE, LA
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Smiley: We ride the gravy train down here

Dear Smiley: My parents were from Avoyelles Parish but raised our family in Alexandria. In the 1960s, my sister was dating an Air Force officer from New York, (later her husband), stationed at nearby England Air Force Base. One afternoon he came by the house with a several big steaks,...
AVOYELLES PARISH, LA
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Louisiana State Police: Simmesport man dies in Avoyelles Parish crash, impairment suspected

SIMMESPORT, La. (KTVE/KARD) — According to Louisiana State Police Troop E, Saturday, July 9, 2022, around 11:00 p.m., troopers investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash. The crash happened on LA Highway 105, just south of Begnaud Road and claimed the life of 62-year-old Blaine Lemoine. The initial investigation revealed Lemoine drove a Husqvarna lawn mower and was traveling north on LA Highway 105. At the same time, 24-year-old Hunter Moreau of Melville drove a 2012 Ford Fusion and was traveling behind the Husqvarna.
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Elbert Winn, Bunkie native

WINN, Elbert Theodore Elbert Theodore Winn was born in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana on September 13, 1932 to the late Carrie Sanders Merrick. Growing up in New Orleans, he attended Albert Wicker Elementary School and Joseph S. Clark Senior High School. He graduated from Dillard University in 1956 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Physical Education. In his early career, Elbert traveled between the Midwest, Great Lakes, and New Orleans with athletics and the YMCA. He later transitioned to government agencies working for the Social Security Administration and Housing and Urban Development. Elbert later leveraged his real estate experience to launch Winn and Winn Enterprises. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Dallas Alumni Chapter and had been a volunteer with the YMCA, Greenhill School Parent Association and Booster Club. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Aldonia Chapital Belton. He is survived by his children, Valaida B. Winn, Donna-Marie Winn (Cedric Taylor), Elbert Ikoyi Winn; his bonus son, Theron Borders (Krista); and his former wives, Joan Tarpley Winn and Rosalind Borders Winn. Left to cherish his memories are his siblings, Yancy Merrick, Jr. (Ursula), Willietta Merrick Gilbert (Roland), Jackie Merrick (Louise), Dennis Merrick, and Delaney Merrick Smith (Joseph). He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends, longtime neighbors, The Richardson Family, and a dedicated caregiver, Everine Simpson. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, 11881 Schroeder Rd., Dallas, TX 75243. Private interment to follow. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, anyone attending the service must wear a face mask and is strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. Arrangements entrusted to Black and Clark Funeral Home 2517 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75216.
BUNKIE, LA
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Simmesport man killed in Avoyelles Parish crash

SIMMESPORT, La. (KALB) - Louisiana State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on La. Hwy 105, just south of Begnaud Road, which claimed the life of Blaine Lemoine, 62, of Simmesport. Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, LSP responded to a crash involving a lawn mower driven...
SIMMESPORT, LA
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No monkeys in Bunkie: Game officials tell transport company to keep primates out

After learning that the owner of a St. Landry Parish trucking company had been linked to recent monkey-related traffic incidents in the Northeast, state wildlife officials inspected property he planned to buy in Avoyelles Parish and, after finding cages there, formally notified him that he cannot bring any non-human primates into Louisiana.
BUNKIE, LA
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13-Year-Old Horse Gets New Lease on Life Owner Previously Warned to Provide Better Care

After warning the owner to take better care of the horse for the second time, Humane Society of Louisiana investigator Kelly Cole and her team of volunteers took possession of a 13-year-old Quarter/Walker stud horse on July 9. A neighbor noticed that the horse’s water bucket had been dry for several days and the owner could not be located. Fearful that his neighbor may have abandoned the horse, the resident contacted Cole, also an experienced barrel racer and horse owner. Cole and her team visited the site on July 8 and confirmed that the horse named Sye did not have any access to water and that the owner, Marvin Patten, had apparently moved away.
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Simmesport Man Killed in Avoyelles Parish Crash, Impairment Suspected

Louisiana State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on La. Hwy 105, just south of Begnaud Road, which claimed the life of Blaine Lemoine, 62, of Simmesport. Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, LSP responded to a crash involving a lawn mower driven by Lemoine and a...
SIMMESPORT, LA
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$1,000 reward offered for stolen Avoyelles 4H trailer

AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information regarding a trailer that was stolen from the Avoyelles 4H Office. The 6′×12′ black with silver trim cargo trailer was stolen from the office between July 2 and July 4. State Representative...
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Avoyelles Parish Hosts Annual Fourth of July Arts and Music Fest

Avoyelles Parish celebrated the Fourth of July with their 10th Annual Arts and Music Fest. The people of Marksville marked the holiday with a parade and festival. Revina Amos is a Gulf War Army veteran who started painting as therapy for PTSD. She says her paintings represents homelessness, poverty, and...