Kansas City Southern Christmas Train make stops in Leesville and Deridder
The Kansas City Southern Railroad's Christmas Train that travels the country each year during the Holiday Season will make stops in nearby Leesville and DeRidder on Sunday and Monday. The train which was designed and built by employees of the railroad is a winter wonderland of Christmas decorations, toys and...
Video and Photos as Ghost Hunters Investigate Rampant Hauntings at Louisiana’s Hanging Jail
Lafayette, LA (KPEL News) - A Gothic jail sits in Deridder, Louisiana, and reports of hauntings of two men executed by hanging run rampant. An organization of ghost hunters in Lafayette is investigating to find out if there is any credence to the reports. The jail was built in 1915,...
BECi customers in Elizabeth, Sugartown without power due to evening storms
SOUTHWEST, La. (KPLC) - Beauregard Electric customers in Elizabeth and Sugartown are left without power following Saturday night’s storms. BECi says customers in the Sugartown/Elizabeth area should prepare to be without power throughout the night. Most outages were caused by lightning, BECi said. Crews will continue to work through...
Experience Authentic Mexican Flavors at These Four Leesville Hotspots
In this article, we explore four delightful Mexican restaurants located in Leesville. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Newton man wanted by Sheriff's Department
NEWTON COUNTY, Texas — A Newton County man is wanted for multiple warrants. Dominique Rayvon Bass, 27, has active warrants at the Newton County Sheriff's Office for aggravated robbery and bond forfeiture on Indecency with a child sexual contact. If you have seen or have information on the whereabouts,...
Camp Edgewood hosts annual Festival in Lights
DEQUINCY, La. (KPLC) - The nasty weather didn’t stop some from heading over to Camp Edgewood for a night of fun. It was the first night of their annual Edgewood Festival in Lights. For four nights, the event includes hayrides, crafts, pictures with Santa, BB gun shooting, s’mores, games...
Photos of Vernon Parish game camera thief being sent to owner
Several game cameras have been stolen in Vernon Parish and the sheriff’s department says the cameras have been taking photos of the thief and sending them to the owner. Vernon Parish deputies say the game cameras were stolen on November 8th from a hunting lease near Leesville. This case...
Standoff in Sabine Parish ends in man dying from self-inflicted gunshot wound
SABINE PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A standoff ended in a man taking his life Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 6). It happened in Vernon Parish on US Highway 171 when deputies attempted to stop Nathan Bret Sandel, 47, who was driving a Ford F350 and refused to stop. He was wanted in Vernon Parish for a felony stalking arrest warrant and failure to appear for domestic abuse battery and assault charges in Sabine Parish, officials with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Havard Running For Sheriff
Greetings, my name is Colton Havard. After much thought, prayer and community encouragement, I would like to formally announce my candidacy for Newton County Sheriff. I am a conservative Republican who grew up in the Trout Creek Community of Newton County and I currently reside there with my wife and two beautiful children.
Bradley hasn’t been seen since he left to return his girlfriend’s car in Louisiana in 2019
The quiet town of Leesville, Louisiana, was shaken on October 30, 2019, when Bradley Chace Stracener, a 30-year-old local, mysteriously disappeared. His case, still unsolved, continues to puzzle both the community and law enforcement. This detailed article examines the circumstances surrounding Bradley's disappearance, exploring his background, the day he vanished, and the ongoing investigation.
Businesses impacted by boil advisory in DeRidder
DERIDDER, La. (KPLC) - On Monday night, there was a system-wide water outage in DeRidder to repair a hydrant leak, and once the repair was complete, a boil advisory was put in place. Today, the boil advisory was lifted. These water issues have an impact on the local businesses many...
Heavy police presence off Hwy 394 in Beauregard Parish
BEAUREGARD PARISH, La. (KPLC) - The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed they searched for a suspect on foot off Hwy 394 near Vacation Lane earlier this afternoon. Viewers report a heavy law enforcement presence around 1 p.m. Tuesday, and Sheriff Mark Herford said the sheriff’s office was looking for suspects in recent burglaries in the area.
Driver injured in late Tuesday night rollover wreck in far south Newton County
KOGT News in Orange is reporting that a man is undergoing hospital treatment following a late Tuesday night rollover wreck in far south Newton County. The report said that it occurred at about 11:00 on Highway 87 approximately three miles north of Highway 12. Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant...
Lines Crossed: Beauregard neighbors, tornado survivors split on storm shelter
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (WRBL) -A storm shelter meant to provide solace in the aftermath of 2019 Beauregard tornadoes becomes the epicenter of a dispute between neighbors. Sandy Pouncey says she can no longer access her FEMA-funded storm shelter after her neighbors fenced it off and posted no trespassing signs when their property’s lot lines were updated. Pouncey’s […]
Brush fire Thursday afternoon in Burkeville area
Firefighters were busy dealing with a brush fire early Thursday afternoon in the Burkeville area. It happened shortly after 1:00 along Farm to Market Road 1012 hear County Road 1500, about 4 miles south of Highway 63. The East End Fire Department was set to assist Burkeville firefighters. There’s no...
Newton County working to finalize agreement with Beauregard Parish to help inmate overflow issue
NEWTON COUNTY, Texas — The Newton County Sheriff's Office is working to finalize an agreement that would help the overflow of inmates at their jail. On Dec. 5, 2023, Sheriff Robert Burby submitted a proposed inter-local agreement to be entered between Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office and Newton County to house overflow of jail inmates, according to a news release from Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby.
Allen Parish firefighter recovering after accident while responding to call
OAKDALE, La. (KPLC) - An Allen Parish firefighter is recovering after he was injured in an accident while responding to a fire call today. Carl Manuel was airlifted to a hospital and is doing well after a long surgery, Allen Parish Fire District 5 Chief Ryan Daigle wrote on Facebook. He said Manuel is expected to make a full recovery.
Newton County gets $13M grant for Expo Center
NEWTON, Texas — Newton County has been awarded a $13 million grant by the state. The grant will go towards a brand new Expo Center located right off Highway 87. County leaders applied for the grant back in 2018. And last month, the Texas General Land Office Commissioner Dawn Buckingham visited Newton County Leaders and gave Newton County Judge Ronny Cochran a check in the amount of $13,627.000.00.
Beauregard graduation rate above 90 Percent for 10 consecutive years
Special to the News Leader The Louisiana Department of Education has released the 2022 cohort data for graduation rates which shows Beauregard Parish maintaining a rate above 90 percent for 10 consecutive years and shows Beauregard among the top 16 district scores in the state, according to Cassady Hickingbottom, instructional supervisor and assessment coordinator for […]
Rosegrant finds home at Rosepine as next head football coach
ROSEPINE, La. (KALB) - For the second straight season, the Rosepine Eagles have promoted a familiar face to become the program’s next head football coach. Per a release sent out by the school, former Eagles’ defensive coordinator Frank Rosegrant has been named the next head coach. Last offseason,...