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Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out.


Authorities in Natchitoches Parish are investigating a golf cart crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man. Around 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25 deputies were called to the 1100 block of Miller Farm Road near Natchitoches.


To Do: Week of July 27, 2015 Here are some things readers can schedule this week in Shreveport-Bossier City. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2015/07/27/week-july/30696545/ In Bossier District Court, LaMario Tremont Laws, charged with second-degree murder, appears before Judge Mike Craig today.


Police in Natchitoches are investigating a shooting after a man shows up to the hospital with a gunshot wound Monday night. Cadarius Burton showed up at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center just before 10:30 p.m. after being shot once in the back.


Natchitoches Police Department has arrested one man and are still looking for 2 more people after a gun store theft. Police say 2 guns were taken from behind the counter of Jeff's Guns in the 1500 block of Texas Street in Natchitoches.


Louisiana festivals spend the month of September saying goodbye to summer. The month begins with the long Labor Day weekend, the last big holiday of summer.


Williams recognized as master folk artist Zydeco musician honored Saturday at Folklife Festival Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2015/07/21/williams-recognized-master-folk-artist/30486663/ Nathan Williams has lived by the words, "you reap what you sow." In his 30 years as leader of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Williams has worked throughout the United States and Canada to establish a reputation as an ambassador of Louisiana culture.


Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed 11 men and contaminated the Gulf of Mexico, BP is ready to settle with the impacted states. Louisiana's portion of the settlement comes to $6.8 billion.


Festivals puts the 'fun' in folklife Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival Chair: "Folklife is fun." Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/07/18/festivals-puts-fun-folklife/30353591/ Carrie McCormic, a park manager at Fort Jesup State Historic Site, answers questions about her spinning wheel Saturday at the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.


Tatiana Gonzalez-Quiroga, daughter of Lorena Quiroga and Carlos Gonzalez of Mandeville, is one of 98 young women from across the nation who will be attending the 69th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 25 through Saturday, August 1. The Robert H. Burns, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 of Covington announced the news this week. She was chosen as one of the two outstanding citizens, known as "senators."


Biomass Secure Power Inc. is a biomass pellet company. The company produces and supplies biomass pellets for fossil fuels.


A Natchitoches man already on probation from a felony conviction is back behind bars, accused of kidnapping, robbing and raping a teenage girl. Natchitoches sheriff's deputies say the 17-year-old victim contacted them on July 8 to report the crime near the Payne subdivision.


Vitter announces Federal Emergency Declaration Historic flooding along the Red River has caused more than $17 million in damage Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2015/07/13/vitter-announces-federal-emergency-declaration/30115197/ U.S. Senator David Vitter today announced that President Obama has just made a presidential disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana as a result of historic flooding along the Red River that has caused more than $17 million of estimated damage to farms, businesses, and homes along the river.


FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015, AT 12:02 A.M. CDT. - In this photo taken on in 2002, James Lasyone stands in front of his business, Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen, in downtown Natchitoches, La.

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