Netflix buys movie made partly at Louisiana Gothic jail
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Netflix has bought the rights to a movie that is set in a century-old southwest Louisiana landmark called the Gothic Hanging Jail , even though it was filmed on the other side of the ...
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Mother charged in death of infant who had severe burns
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mother and her boyfriend face a murder charge after authorities said the woman’s 11-month-old son suffered severe burns and was left untreated for two weeks.
KPLC-TV reports that 24-year-old Shamira Kimbrough and her ...
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Man arrested, accused of burning mother’s house over mold
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Officials in Louisiana say a man set his mother’s rental home on fire because it had mold.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says in a Facebook post that 30-year-old Michael McClendon was arrested and booked Saturday into the ...
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DERIDDER, La. (AP) _ Amerisafe Inc. (AMSF) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $19.7 million.
The Deridder, Louisiana-based company said it had net income of $1.02 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.01 per share.
The results topped Wall Street ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Lake Charles attorney has been nominated for a federal judgeship.
Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy said Monday that James D. Cain Jr. was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana in Lake ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) _ Amerisafe Inc. (AMSF) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $17 million.
On a per-share basis, the Deridder, Louisiana-based company said it had profit of 88 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 92 cents per share.
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DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A veteran sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana has been fired after being arrested on a rape charge.
Robert Shortridge was fired from the Calcasieu (KAL’-kuh-shoo) Parish Sheriff’s Office and was being held without bond in the Beauregard Parish Jail.
News outlets report ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city has sworn in its first female mayor.
Misty Clanton, with her family by her side, took her oath of office for mayor of DeRidder earlier this week.
The American Press
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Digital magic will make a century-old Gothic jail in west Louisiana the setting for a Hollywood horror movie filmed across the state in New Orleans.
Beauregard Parish Tourist Commission Director Lori Darbonne tells
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter for the Longville Fire Department has been arrested on a charge of simple arson.
The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal says 24-year-old Chance Felice of Longville was arrested Monday for allegedly setting an air mattress on fire, which ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — DeRidder High School senior Cameron Cross suffered a gunshot wound in September and was paralyzed from the waist down. This May, he brought home two first-place medals from the state track and field meet.
“As unfortunate as this situation may be, Cameron represents the ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Four veterans representing countless others have been sticking their necks out to advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis in Louisiana.
Bud Clark of Longville served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1975, Paul Bonial of Alexandria served in the Louisiana Army ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A cyclist recently stopped by DeRidder, Louisiana, as he made his way from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast.
Aodhan O’Ferrell is a former firefighter and paramedic now riding his bicycle in an effort to raise awareness for “move over” laws. These are meant to protect ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city has elected a woman to be its mayor for the first time.
The Lake Charles American Press reports unofficial ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — March is Women’s History Month and the eighth is globally recognized as International Women’s Day. The roots of International Women’s Day trace back to a Women’s Day Celebration on Feb. 28, 1909 in New York City.
The event was organized by the Socialist Party of ...
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DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a Louisiana site contaminated with creosote should be added to the Superfund list of the nation’s most contaminated sites.
The American Creosote site is south of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish. The Louisiana Department of ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Training Center will be abuzz for several Monday evenings as the Southwest Louisiana Beekeepers Association and LSU AgCenter present their fourth annual beginning beekeepers class.
Backyard beekeeping is growing statewide and nationwide, ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Three DeRidder puppies found discarded in a backpack are now awaiting adoption in Wisconsin thanks to a network of volunteers.
Local rescue group Louisiana Lifelines for K9s fostered the abandoned pups after they were found, and volunteer Joan Baker said that doing so ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A local police union in Louisiana is raffling off a grand prize that has shocked some: the use of a stun gun on one of its officers.
DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says officers themselves suggested one of their own be stunned April 15 to raise funds for the ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police department is raffling off the chance to use a stun gun on an officer.
The American Press of Lake Charles reports (http://bit.ly/2pmnO2g) the DeRidder Police Officers Union Local 222 raffle will benefit the department’s Christmas toy ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The “Welcome to the City of DeRidder” has been stolen — again.
On La. 27, it can get quite dark at night and there’s not much around, making the sign an easy target. The last time it went missing, Police Chief John Gott tells KPLC-TV (
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three workers who died in an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder.
The Beauregard Daily news reports that the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office identified those killed as 33-year-old William Rolls, Jr.; ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Three people are dead and seven people injured after an explosion at a packaging plant in Beauregard Parish.
Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says one person who was unaccounted for after the blast at the Packaging Corporation of America facility has been ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The Beauregard Parish SWAT team made a 6-year-old boy an honorary team member Tuesday after a surprise visit to his home.
Camdyn Curry’s mother, Mel, said that despite her son being diagnosed with autism, he has maintained the dream of one day becoming a police officer ...
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Beauregard Parish Police Jury members have voted to give themselves a $400 a month raise.
With no opposition at a public hearing Thursday, KPLC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ilAM0T ) jurors voted to raise their pay from $1,200 to $1,600 each month.
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Renovated 1914 ‘Gothic Jail’ in DeRidder celebrated
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A historic jail, built in DeRidder in 1914 in the “Collegiate Gothic” design, is open for tours after a renovation.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office says in a Monday news release that Nungesser joined officials from Beauregard, ...