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Beauregard sheriff: Northwest portion of Tiger Island Fire continues to hold heat – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2023-08-31 19:10:26

SUMMARY: The Tiger Island Fire in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana continues to hold heat in its northwest portion. Three mandatory evacuations and one voluntary evacuation are still in place in different areas of the parish. The Red Cross is providing assistance to evacuees at a shelter. The fire is 50 percent contained and there has been no significant movement or growth. Firefighters are working on improving lines and patrolling for hotspots. A small campfire and a small fire along HB Hickman Road were quickly contained. Sheriff Mark Herford provides updates on the fire through daily Facebook posts.

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BREAKING: Southland suspends 8 for brawl – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-21 17:15:38

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Oakdale nurse arrested for sex charges – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Doris Maricle – 2024-02-21 16:13:47

SUMMARY: A former nurse, John Richard, 57, from Sunset, was arrested on sexual battery, second-degree rape, and malfeasance in office charges, following accusations of sexually assaulting two male patients at Oakdale Community Hospital. Oakdale Police Chief Chad Doyle confirmed the incidents occurred on June 22 and June 26. Richard's employment duration at the hospital is unknown. An arrest warrant was issued on June 26, but the arrest occurred later, with Richard being held at Allen Parish Jail without bond. The investigation continues, and information can be forwarded to Lt. Kevin Johnson at 318-335-0290.

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Visit Lake Charles launches Resident Sentiment Survey to gauge community perceptions of tourism  – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-21 14:33:25

SUMMARY: Visit Lake Charles has initiated a Resident Sentiment Survey to understand local perceptions of tourism's impact in Southwest Louisiana. From February 20 to March 5, 2024, residents can express their views on tourism development, economic and environmental implications, and overall quality of life. The feedback will guide Visit Lake Charles in ensuring tourism aligns with community values. President/CEO Kyle Edmiston emphasizes the importance of community insights in shaping tourism strategies. Participants in the survey, accessible at bit.ly/3T2qQtf, have the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

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