26 September 2012
$1,000 reward offered for missing toy female poodle in philadelphia, kolin, ruby area of rapides parish
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Posted by wst... at 07:56
25 September 2012
Hi! My name is Randy McCain and I am the Fire Chief of Rapides Parish Fire District No. 2.
I would like to explain what the proposition for Fire District No. 2 on Nov. 6 is about.
We are attempting to "rededicate" the tax call (verbiage used in a proposition) so we can legally run medical calls.
According to an Attorney General's opinion (in real simple terminology), a Fire District cannot take funds dedicated for one thing (fire suppression, education, prevention etc.) and use them for something else (medical calls).
Fire District No. 2 has been in existence since 1953.
Every 10 years or so since, voters have elected for us to continue serving them, however the wording on the tax call has not changed to reflect the changing environment associated with the fire service.
In 1953, medical calls were not synonymous with fire departments as they are today.
We are attempting to provide the service of first responder medical response but must change the antiquated verbiage so we can legally do so.
We are not asking for any additional funding, we are very simply attempting to change the wording so we can lawfully provide this much needed service.
This is not a renewal but a "rededication" so if it were to fail, we would continue providing fire protection as we have since 1953.
As public servants, we are dedicated to helping the residents of the communities we respond to.
We feel this is a "win, win" for these residents and are excited about the possibility of this additional service.
If you would like more information or would like to discuss this with me in greater detail, I would love to.
Very few times does one get to vote on something that could benefit its community so greatly without having to pay additional tax monies.
Thank you for your time. Randy McCain
Chief Randy McCain
Rapides Parish Fire Dept
5104 Ransbottom Dr.
Alexandria, La 71302-2741
president barack obama speech to the united nations 67th general assembly in new york city, tuesday, 25 september 2012.
speech begin at 9:21 am cdt end 9:51 cdt (10:21-10:51 edt)
Posted by wst... at 10:24
24 September 2012
on 22 september 2012, the 2012 ashley morris award was awarded to local blog cenlamar.com.
accepting on its behalf, its creator and publisher, lamar white, jr.; in his prepared remarks mr. white said the principals that guide his blogging and advocacy are:
to write fearlessly, this allows you to become vulnerable the thought of which at first is unsettling, actually becomes empowering; be human - when wrong dont be afraid to apologize; be exhaustive, do your homework - people will take notice.
professor morris passed away in april 2008. he was 44 years old.
20 September 2012
From: Lt. T. Carnline RPSO, PIO
For Release to the Media
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several acts of Vandalism in the Poland Community of South Rapides Parish.
Complainants called RPSO to report their mail boxes being destroyed.
"We have seen this in the past and we have made some arrests before" said Major Mark Wood, Enforcement Division Commander.
"We are asking for the public’s help in this area around Highway 457.
If anyone has seen anything suspicious or have any information, please call us at 318 473 6700."
Criminal Damage to a mailbox is not a federally investigated crime.
However, theft of mail is and the United States Postal Inspector may be notified at 877 876 2455.
Local Law Enforcement should also be notified to take an initial report.
Posted by wst... at 15:26
19 September 2012
3rd circuit affirms state supremes reversal in jimmy deramus / cajun pawn stars / silver dollar pawn shop burgle case
in june we posted about the state supremes reversing the third circuit in a case involving local pawn czar and teevee celebrity jimmy deramus. note: the internet movie database and the court pleading spell mr. deramus name differently.
today the third circuit got around to releasing an updated and unpublished opinion.
On original hearing, this court reversed Defendant’s conviction and sentence, finding insufficient evidence to support the conviction. See State v. Woods, 11-799 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2/1/12), 84 So.3d 773.
The Louisiana Supreme Court disagreed. In State v. Woods, 12-505 (La. 6/29/12), 91 So.3d 289, the court vacated our prior decision, reinstated Defendant’s conviction and sentence, and remanded for consideration of the remaining assignments of error which were pretermitted on original appeal.
We now address those assignments and affirm.
Posted by wst... at 14:11
13 September 2012
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12 September 2012
"mr. christopher stevens, was the ambassador, who was killed, was a friend of the arab world. he was a friend of islam -- indeed he was a muslim himself. he followed the spiritual islam, he was a sofi. he was a spokesman for democracy in the arab world in the state department. we really have lost a great friend of ours" libyan democratic party spokesman, sabri malek, on press tv's "news analysis" program this afternoon around 1:41 pm cdt.
Posted by wst... at 17:15
11 September 2012
'painful questions'north tower 11 september 2001
eric hufschmid's masterpiece
an unidentified woman is seen standing in the hole created minutes earlier by the engine of flight 11.
UPDATE: this person was identified as edna cintron, an administrative assistant, marsh & mclennan
see patriots question 911 - cintron
wtc building 7 inexplicably collapses into its footprint around 5:20 pm edt, tuesday evening 11 sept 2001
screen grabs from: painful deceptions: the video supplement to the book painful questions: an analysis of the september 11th attacks
an edited version of painful deceptions
download the original version of painful deceptions: the video supplement to the book painful questions: an analysis of the september 11th attacks, in full, at no charge, with eric hufschmid's full permission and encouragement at
the september 11th attack
updated 11 september 2008
updated 11 september 2007
"sunday matinée painful questions"
Posted by wst... at 12:06
From: Lt. T. Carnline, RPSO PIO
For: Release to the Media
On September 11, 2012 at approximately 0147 hours a Deputy on routine patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked alongside Old Boyce Rd near U Auto Pull It wrecking yard.
Due to the numerous metal thefts in the area, the deputy positioned himself to observe the vehicle to see if there was any activity around it.
While the deputy was turning around, the suspect vehicle was leaving the area just down from U Auto U Pull It and a traffic stop was conducted.
Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jamor Coutee and after talking to him, he changed his story as to why he was in the area a few times.. Upon further investigation, Coutee gave deputies consent to search the vehicle where several items from the wrecking yard were located in the trunk.
As the search began, another subject came running up to the scene stating Coutee had called him to come and help with his vehicle. The subject, later identified as
D' Morris Marbs, stated he had ran from Debbie St off of Old Boyce Rd but while looking at the subject, the deputy noticed that his pants and boots were covered in mud consistent with the mud on the U Auto U Pull It lot.
After further investigation, Marbs stated he did not steal anything from the business, but he did attempt to gain access to the property.
Deputies made contact with the business owner and together they surveyed the area and located where a barbed wire fence had been cut and someone had gained entry into the wrecking yard.
Deputies also located foot prints into the yard leading from where the barb wire fence had been cut.
At this time, both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center.
Bond for Coutee was $4250.00 and bond for Marbs was $3750.00.
Both remain in custody.
5228 Sallie St, Alexandria, LA
Charges Simple Burglary
Criminal Damage <500
Posted by wst... at 10:44
10 September 2012
earlier this morning when we checked our rss reader we learned, that, overnight, authentic alexandria, louisiana lost one of its venerable grand dames: the thompson-hargis mansion. it was "destroyed by a major fire."
this was the scene at the mansion this morning around 10:45 am. investigators from the alexandria fire department were there.
no one from the fire department was out front to ask questions to and we wouldnt enter onto the private property -- so for an update you'll probably have to check back at cenlamar.com and/or one of the other local blogs or with the corporate media.
click picture to enlarge
04 September 2012
petitioner claims he was attacked by members of pineville, la., police department; excessive force used
the vague petition of james p. bates states that on the afternoon of saturday 25 august 2012 he was attacked by members of the pineville, louisiana police department who used excessive force and that the attack and the injuries he suffers because of it are due solely due to the negligence of the city of pineville and its police department.
mr. bates petition makes no mention of his being arrested.
james p. bates petition styled, "petition for damages," 9th jdc docket number 245391 is filed on his behalf by pineville, la., attorney robert w. malone, esq. and is allotted to judge george c. metoyer, jr.
Posted by wst... at 17:55
UPDATE: around 7:30 pm kalb presenter @joy_howe responded to a tweet of ours from yesterday. this is in addition to the tweet we sent to kalb and the town talk on saturday.
Posted by wst... at 10:11