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The City of Natchitoches advises the public that construction will begin on Hwy 1 South from Keyser Avenue to Hancock Avenue on Monday, February 2, 2015. The construction project will include the relocation of water and sewer lines as well as the widening of the roadway.


Northwestern State University's Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Louisiana Concealed Carry Class Saturday, Feb. 7. The class is for those age 21 or older who want to obtain a Louisiana concealed handgun permit. The course will be from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in South Hall on the Northwestern State campus and at the Natchitoches Shooting Range.


The authors call their readers back to the 'sweet roots' that Christianity is based on- -love for God, and for one another. This book is an in-depth study that the authors hope will draw its reader into a clearer understanding of the Scriptures and a more personal relationship with God.


Adesola McCormick, 22, of New Orleans, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Ghana Feb. 1 to begin training as a community services volunteer. McCormick will live and work at the community level, coordinating with other Peace Corps volunteers and conducting community outreach and needs assessments.


Phillip DeSelle, 65, said he 'just snapped' and snatched Averie Evans from his porch as she sold candy door-to-door in Louisiana in 1990 He was convicted prior to the changing of co-called 'good time' laws that give credit for good behavior and allow sentences to be cut by 50 percent Shocking: Phillip DeSelle confessed to murdering an 11-year-old girl who came to his Louisiana home to sell candy in 1990, but walked free after serving just half his sentence Phillip DeSelle senselessly murdered an 11-year-old girl as she sold candy door-to-door in 1990. Despite having confessed and remained unrepentant, he walked out of prison a free man Friday.


The Louisiana Department of Corrections released this photo of Phillip DeSelle, 65, to the family of his victim. Philip DeSelle was released from Wade Correctional Center on Thursday, 25 years early, due to his participation in prison rehabilitation programs.


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies are looking for an elderly couple that left their residence near the Mora community in Natchitoches Parish on Wednesday evening according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. On Wednesday evening January 21st at approximately 7:10pm, a resident in the 200 block of Mink Hutton Road near Kisatchie contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office reporting that an elderly couple stopped by his residence requesting directions to the Gorum community. NPSO Deputies recognized the provided descriptions of the vehicle and occupants as a couple that left their residence in the past that required law enforcement assistance to find them.


The unspeakable is about to happen in the state of Louisiana. On January 22nd, convicted child murderer Phillip Deselle will be released from the Department of Corrections.


Residents in Evangeline Parish are outraged after a self-confessed child killer said he plans on relocating to their community after he's released from prison. Louisiana Department of Corrections records show Phillip DeSelle will be released Thursday after serving 24 years in prison for killing 11-year-old Averie Grace Evans, a Natchitoches girl who was selling candy door-to-door for a school fundraiser.


A self-confessed child killer will walk out of state prison Jan. 22, and his victim's family can do nothing about it. Phillip DeSelle has served the required percentage of his sentence for for killing Averie Grace Evans.


Artist bids farwell to Louisiana The last place Paula Hallman will visit as a Louisiana artist is Alexandria. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/01/15/artist-bids-farwell-louisiana/21793027/ Suzie Parker of Natchitoches creates a doll's head during a paperclay doll workshop on Wednesday at River Oaks Arts Center.


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies have captured a Natchitoches man wanted in connection with Dog Fighting, Cruelty to Animals and the Theft of Dogs in south Natchitoches Parish, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. NPSO captured Jarin D. Pikes, a.k.a "Moonie", 29, of Derry, Louisiana. was captured on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 5:47 p.m. after he attempted to elude deputies through a rear window of a local apartment complex.


The Austin Baroque Orchestra, a period-instrument orchestra based in Texas' capital city, will present a program of Baroque music at Northwestern State University Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. This is the orchestra's first performance in Louisiana, and will showcase the work of some of the most popular composers of the Baroque era.


Natchitoches Police Detectives are currently investigating a shooting which occurring at 446 Martin Luther King Dr. sometimes around 8:00 PM on Jan. 6th. According to Detectives, Keyeon Jenkins, was shot twice, once in each leg, while inside of the business located at 446 Martin Luther King Dr. and was treated and released from the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.


Inmate work program offers jail alternative, takes cut of pay Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2015/01/04/inmate-work-program-offers-jail-alternative-takes-cut-pay/21231003/ Chris Thomas, 44, works at KM Foods making and packaging condiments. He's keeping the job, even after his sentence ended Saturday.

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