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John Winston Sr. Responds to Accusations of Racism
I started in politics with the Voters and Civics League in 1972. Right here in the city of Natchitoches we were trying to get blacks on school boards, the police jury, and the city council. No blacks were in those offices at that time.
Juveniles arrested on Keyser Avenue in possession of AR style rifle
Three teens were detained at the Tobacco Warehouse on Keyser Avenue on Feb. 22 around 5 pm. While observing Natchitoches City Police officers, assisted by Natchitoches Sheriff’s deputies, it was confirmed that three teens were apprehended and transported to NPD detainment for questioning. Probable cause was stated to be...
Two Killed in Three Car Crash Near Natchitoches Parish Line
Saline, La – On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, shortly after 6:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a three-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 9 at the Bienville/Natchitoches Parish line. This crash claimed the lives of 82-year-old Clois Williams and 78-year-old Mary Williams. The preliminary...
Natchitoches Police identify suspect after overnight shooting
The Natchitoches Police Department identified a suspect wanted for attempted second degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property after overnight shooting. Natchitoches Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Berry Avenue on Feb. 21 around 8:13 pm in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon officers arrival they were able to locate a crime scene and collect evidence.
Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in Natchitoches
A woman has pled guilty to vehicular homicide in Natchitoches, according to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
‘Backpacker Joe’ passes through Natchitoches area, prays with new friends
NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB) - “Backpacker Joe” came through the Natchitoches area on Feb. 22, where he visited and prayed for several motorists who stopped to speak to him while walking on Louisiana Highway 1 in Natchez, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. NPSO said he wanted to...
Man shot in leg Feb. 19
Natchitoches Police officers responded to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Monday, Feb. 19, at 1 a.m. for a gunshot victim.Reportedly, the victim had been shot in the leg and was later released with non- life threatening injuries. Officers learned the shooting took place in the 500 block of North St.The investigation is ongoing and more details as they become available.Those with information…
CRIME POLL: Results
The NPJ conducted a poll between Monday, February 19, 2024 and concluded the poll on February 21, 2024 at 7 p.m. The purpose of this poll is to gain insight to our readers’ opinions regarding the CRIME RATE within the City of Natchitoches. Crime Poll Results. Question:. In your...
Two arrested in pursuit
DeSoto Parish Sheriff Deputies, LSP Troop E & G, and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in a vehicle and foot pursuit that entered DeSoto Parish in the late evening hours Wednesday, Feb 14 and lasted through the early morning hours on Thursday, Feb 15. The pursuit, which began...
Cox ‘invents’ new lure on Day 1
MANY, La. — John Cox needed a crankbait than ran a bit shallower than the Berkley Frittside 5 he was throwing on Day 1 of the Gamakatsu Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend. “I pulled out my Frittside and caught a couple, but it was so shallow that I kept getting trash on it,” Cox said. “I cut the bill in half so it would run down about a foot, and I started jacking ‘em.”
Give my regards to old BROADWAY
Five alumni of the Theatre and Dance program are in the cast of current Broadway shows or shows that will open in March.Casey Barrett has been in “Book of Mormon” for more than 10 years after being in the show’s national tour.Michael Ivan Carrier has been in the cast of “& Juliet” for more than a year. Luther Brooks IV made his debut in “Back to the Future” in early February.Polanco Jones Jr…
The Color of My Skin event to address crime being held in Natchitoches Feb. 25
Community activist, Tye Johnson, is holding an event in Natchitoches to address crime. It'll be held Feb. 25 at Highland Park in Natchitoches.
Prospective students and parents invited to NSide View Day on March 2
Northwestern State University’s Office of University Recruiting will hold its annual Spring NSide View Day on Saturday, March 2 beginning at 8 a.m. During the event, prospective students and parents can tour campus facilities and get information on financial aid, living on campus, housing, meal plans, campus involvement and amenities, such as the Wellness, Recreation and Activities Center and the Esports Lounge. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions or discuss opportunities in their academic departments and current students will be available to answer questions about student life.
Flutist will present evening of music and education
Northwestern State University is set to host an evening of music and education with Master Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 in the Student Union Ballroom.Known for his masterful flute performances, Abdur-Razzaq will not only captivate the audience with his rich and powerful musicality but will also delve into the fascinating relationship between jazz and the Civil Rights…
Northwestern track star proving to the nation how good he really is
Everyone in the Southland Conference and the area have known how good Zachaeus Beard is. On the big stage, he proved just that to the entire nation.Beard, a senior from Fellowship, advanced to the finals with a 6.59 to place fifth out of 17 competitors Saturday in the 60-meter dash and second in his heat to qualify for finals coming out of lane No. 7.He finished just ahead of former SLC rival J.T…
Demons set for four-game weekend in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE (NSU) - A familiar place filled with unfamiliar opponents awaits the Northwestern State baseball team when it hits the road for the first time in the 2024 season. The Demons (0-3) head to LSU’s Alex Box Stadium for the fourth straight season, but on this occasion they will not face the defending national champions. Instead, Northwestern State will play two games apiece against Northern Illinois (1-3) and Stony Brook (1-3), beginning with Thursday’s 6 p.m. matchup with Northern Illinois.
District 7 school tax will be on April ballot
Following a two and half hour meeting, the Natchitoches Parish School Board voted six to five to put a property tax proposition on the ballot for Consolidated School District 7 Giving the nod to put the measure on the ballot were school board members Barbara Page, Tan’Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Chad Fredieu, Steven Harris and Micah Nicholson. Saying nay were board members Dorothy McGaskey, Billy…
Tell Your Stories: Memories Sought of the African American Experience at the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot
New South Associates (NSA), in cooperation with the National Park Service and Cane River Creole National Historical Park, seek to interview African American families or individuals about their experiences and memories of the Texas and Pacific (T&P) Railway Depot in Natchitoches. Information will be used to tell the story of...
Early missed chances cost Demons against ULM
MONROE, La. (NSU) - Some early missed chances by Northwestern State and some early clutch hits from ULM led to an 11-3 loss for the Demons on Thursday night. The Demons (5-8) had two run-scoring opportunities in the first two innings of the game but were only able to push one run across, while the Warhawks rallied for five, two-out runs during that same time.
Road work begins on section of Williams Avenue
The City of Natchitoches announces that pavement construction work will begin on Thursday, Feb. 22 on Williams Avenue from Keyser Avenue to Church Street. This work will consist of cold-planing to remove the top layer of the existing asphalt pavement, followed by placement of a new asphaltic concrete surface course beginning next week.