Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying female involved in theft at 3 J’s Four-Way
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are attempting to identify a female involved in a theft at 3 J’s Four-Way at Cypress on Jan. 25, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. The female suspect is believed to have been traveling in a white Toyota Tundra also included in...
Natchitoches Police announce results of 3 Uniformed Tactical Operations
NATCHITOCHES, La. (NPD) - Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 24, the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force said it carried out three Uniformed Tactical Operations initiatives with the support of officers from the Natchitoches Police Department and deputies from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. These operations are financially supported by a grant secured through the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.
Deputies arrest Natchitoches man on felony drug, weapon charges
A recent traffic stop by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies led to the arrest of a Natchitoches man on felony drug and weapons charges according to Sheriff Stuart Wright. NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau deputies were patrolling on Hwy. 6 East in the Grand Ecore area on Feb. 26 around 8:15...
2 airlifted after motorcycle crash in Natchitoches Parish
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Two people were airlifted after a crash involving a motorcycle in Natchitoches Parish. According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies responded to the scene of a motorcycle crash around 2:31 p.m. Tuesday. The crash happened on US-71 near the Marcelli Road north of Clarence.
Letter to the Editor: Natchitoches Parish School system needs some work
I wanted to write this article in reference to the Natchitoches Parish School System. I have friends and family who are teachers and I have children who attend school at a Natchitoches Parish School. (I am remaining anonymous to protect them from any problems.) I attended Natchitoches Parish Schools and I always loved it. I have many great memories of friends and teachers throughout the years. There are teachers that if I see today, I am instantly joyous and pleased to see them because of the positive impact that they had on my life. That all being said, know that I am writing this from a point of concern. I am writing this from a sense of obligation I have from conversations that I have been involved in. Put simply: the Natchitoches Parish School system needs some work.
Natchitoches Man Arrested After Evading Law Enforcement Twice
Natchitoches Parish, La - Agents from the Natchitoches Multijurisdictional Task Force apprehended Austin Johnson at the Super 8 motel on February 24, 2024. Johnson, who was wanted for multiple felony warrants and had previously evaded law enforcement on two separate occasions - on December 13, 2023, and January 19, 2024, was taken into custody without incident.
Habitual offender sentencing announced for convicted escapee
District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced the enhanced sentencing of a three-time convicted felon who escaped custody from authorities shortly after the conclusion of his trial for a previous escape. Kennth Hardy, 34, of Natchitoches, was convicted for simple escape in April. He was sentenced to five years at hard...
My Promise to the Citizens of Natchitoches, by Harold Bayonne candidate for Councilman-at-Large #33
As Councilman-at-Large, my promise to each and every citizen of the City of Natchitoches is to work my hardest to further strengthen and develop a vibrant and inclusive community where every voice is heard, every person is valued, and every opportunity is accessible to all. A Councilman-at-Large holds a unique...
Experienced staff critical to success of Harrington Law Firm
It is certainly true that a talented and efficient staff is an important key to the success of any business, and that is certainly true at the Harrington Law Firm in Natchitoches. According to partner, Eddie Harrington, it is experience, talent, and dedication that make the staff at his firm stand out.
Update: Natchitoches Police arrest suspect for attempted second degree murder
The Natchitoches Police Department arrested X’Zavierre Charles for attempted second degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property. He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional...
Cpt. Susan Johnson makes history as 1st Black woman captain for Natchitoches police
NATCHITOCHES, La. (KSLA) - Every day of Black History Month, KSLA is shining a spotlight on African Americans who have made significant contributions to the community. Captain Susan Johnson is a graduate of Natchitoches Central High School. She attended Natchitoches Vo-Technical College and received a diploma in business administration. After...
NPD accepting applications for upcoming Civilian Police Academy
The Natchitoches Police Department is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Civilian Police Academy. The upcoming Civilian Police Academy will start March 19 and will last for approximately eight weeks. Classes will be held in the evening on Tuesdays at the Natchitoches Police Department Training Center. While attending the Civilian...
Natchitoches’ Professor Frederick M. Richardson Park Breaks Ground for Improvements
The City of Natchitoches held a groundbreaking ceremony for Professor Frederick M. Richardson Park, Tuesday, February 27. The park, named after long-time teacher, principal, and civic leader, Frederick M. Richardson, is undergoing significant improvements largely funded by a Love Louisiana Outdoors Grant. The park’s additions include an inclusive play set, remodeled restrooms, and a pavilion. A half court basketball court will be added in the upcoming fiscal year.
Heather Fredieu: Assistant Vice President
Congratulations, Heather Fredieu has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Heather was born and raised in Kingwood, Tx. She has been employed with City Bank since 2014. She started as a Paying & Receiving Teller at the University Branch and later moved to the Main Branch where she became the Internal Auditor.
KNWD’S second annual Battle of the Bands competition
Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s student run radio station, KNWD hosted their second annual Battle of the Bands on Feb. 22 at the Seven Oaks Stage. The artists that performed competed to win a spot on the 2024 DemonFest line up. This event is an opportunity for up-and-coming bands...
Warm, windy weather spreading multiple grass fires
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KSHV) – The National Weather Service has issued a fire danger warning as fire departments across the region work to keep grass fires under control. According to the NWS, the entire four state area is under elevated fire conditions due to strong and gusty south and southwesterly winds, very warm temperatures, and low humidity. The conditions are causing grass fires to break out across the region.
Felon with a gun draws $35,000 bail
Arrests are accusations, not convictions. Deonna Davis, 34, Montgomery — illegal possession of stolen firearm, $5,000 bail;. Cedrick Hongo, 36, Alexandria — firearm possession by convicted felon, illegal carrying weapon, obstruction evidence tampering, $35,000 bail.
Natchitoches Parish, LA High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 27
If your plans today include tracking the local high school basketball games in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, then there is some important info for you to know. Find out how to watch or stream today's high-school action in the piece below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network!...
Louisiana run-rules Northwestern St., 14-4, in 7 innings
Louisiana jumped out to a great start and had no trouble dispatching in-state rival Northwestern State in a midweek contest. The Cajuns (5-3) run-ruled the Demons (2-7), 14-4, in seven innings on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Tigue Moore Field.