Friday, July 5, 2013
After several reports of heavy amounts of unusual traffic at odd times of the day, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff''s Office got a search warrant for 113 Seattle St. in Lafayette. Upon arrival at the residence, authorities found an active meth lab. The neighborhood residents were asked to take shelter or leave the area and hazmat and chemical cleanup crews were sent in. Two people were arrested in connection to this lab. Ericka Daniels and Caleb Landry both face charges of operating a clandestine lab and possession with intent to distribute methamphetimines.
A BLACK PANTHER JOINED IN THE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN IBERIA PARISH, JULIE DARCY WITH TV 10 EXPLAINS
BENJAMIN LAWRENCE LANNIN, 24 OF LAKE CHARLES WAS ARRESTED EARLY Thursday MORNING AND CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY. AROUND 12:41 YESTERDAY MORNING, POLICE WERE CALLED TO A SHOOTING AT THE 300 BLOCK OF 18TH STREET. APPARENTLY AN AGRGUMENT BEGAN THAT LED TO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION, THAT THEN LED TO LANNIN PULLING AND FIRING A GUN. THE UNNAMED VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH A NON-THREATENING INJURY.
On the evening of July 3, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call on Eunice Road in reference to a disturbance. When Deputies arrived on scene, they located Sam Guidry, 56, lying in a pool of blood inside of the residence. Investigation into the matter revealed that Mr. Guidry and his Step-son, Clyde Akers IV, 30, of St. Martinville, were involved in a physical altercation at the residence. Mr. Guidry was transported to a local hospital for treatment for injuries received as a result of the altercation. However, Mr. Guidry later was pronounced dead at the hospital. Mr. Clyde Akers IV, was then charged with Manslaughter He was booked into the St Martin Parish Correctional Center where he awaits a bond hearing.
Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man and a 16 year-old juvenile in connection with the burglary of a Moss Bluff business. The Southwest Daily News reports that Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 23 year-old Zachary Collins and the teen on June 27. Deputies say they were patrolling near East Telephone Road about 2 a.m. when they spotted the pair pushing a trash can. Deputies say they found seven large batteries worth more than $1,500 in the can. Collins and the teen were booked with simple burglary and theft over $1,500. Collins also was booked with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Collins was booked at the Calcasieu Correctional Center; the teen was booked at the parish's juvenile jail.
Tom Sammons has been named director of the School of Architecture and Design at University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Advocate reports Sammons has served as interim director since June 2012. He said his goals as director involve expansion of the graduate school and online course options. Sammons joined the university's faculty in 1994.
The U.S. Coast Guard has seized 700 pounds of shrimp illegally caught in Louisiana on Monday. The Coast Guard says in a news release that authorities found the crew of the fishing vessel Waymaker did not have the documentation or equipment required by law, including a working horn. Authorities say in addition to not having the required Gulf of Mexico shrimp permit, the Waymaker was not using turtle exclusion devices in its shrimp trawls. The crew was also cited for a shortage of working fire extinguishers and lack of a functioning horn. The Coast Guard says the vessel was stopped on a routine patrol when the violations were discovered. The NOAA ship registry shows the Waymaker registered to a private owner in Lake Charles.
Holding miniature American flags and dressed in various shades of red, white and blue, more than 50 of the country's newest citizens have taken the Oath of Allegiance in New Orleans. They are among more than 7,800 candidates becoming citizens at special ceremonies across the country and overseas through Friday. The citizenship candidates in New Orleans hailed from about two dozen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Hungary, Iran, Iraq and Kosovo. Their ceremony was held on Independence Day at the National World War II Museum. Ana Nedreberg is a native of Nicaragua. She wiped tears from her eyes as she waved a flag. "This is my country now," she said.
The LSU AgCenter is creating a program to help small farms market their products effectively. John Barnett, a former county agent and regional director for the AgCenter, has been named extension family farm specialist for the project. Barnett said he is ramping up the program now and hopes to make its services available to small farms across the state. Barnett also is preparing a fruit, vegetable and nut growers conference for this fall. More information about the small farm program is available by contacting Barnett at 318-323-2251.