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‘Leave immediately’: Two SWLA towns evacuated due to worsening Tiger Island wildfire

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2023-08-24 21:50:50

SUMMARY: There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for the entire town of Merryville as a fire has intensified and is moving quickly. Buses are staged at Town Hall to help residents evacuate, and a shelter has been set up at the First Methodist Church in Deridder. Authorities have also issued a mandatory evacuation for some residents in the Evans community, including all residents on and south of J-D Mitcham Road. Highway 113 has been closed in this area. There is also a new wildfire burning in the Pitkin area, including parts of Vernon and Rapides parishes, which is described as “out of control.”

Residents of the Town of Merryville and the surrounding area are asked to “leave immediately” as the Tiger Island Fire is within 2 miles of the town.

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Neale Oilfield Road and north to La. 190 W.

The fire jumped Neale Oilfield Road and is burning northbound in the direction of La. 190 W.

MORE INFO: https://www.kplctv.com/2023/08/24/beauregard-wildfire-evacuation-orders-remain-place-singer-merryville-area/

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UPDATE: 65-year-old woman killed in Saturday’s drive-by shooting – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-03-03 18:17:51

SUMMARY: On the evening of Saturday, March 3, 2024, a 65-year-old woman named Annette D. Touvell was fatally wounded during a drive-by shooting incident on West Tank Farm Road. She was inside her residence when multiple gunshots were fired and a stray bullet struck her. Touvell was taken to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Another nearby home was hit, but no one else was injured. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the case, with Det. Lauren Manuel leading the inquiry. They are looking for a specific car, canvassing for more footage, and appealing to the public for any information that may help their investigation.

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Cowboys look to celebrate with victory – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-03-03 11:34:21

SUMMARY: The McNeese State Cowboys will celebrate their Southland Conference regular season championship regardless of the outcome of their game against Houston Christian. The game on Monday night marks an opportunity for the Cowboys, who have the top seed in the Southland Conference Tournament, to practice ahead of the tournament where they hope to claim the tourney title. With an impressive record of 26-3, the team has significantly improved over last season. Coach Will Wade emphasizes readiness despite their earlier 51-point victory over HCU. The Cowboys will conclude their regular season on Wednesday against New Orleans. Players like Christian Shumate and Shahada Wells are highlighted for their contributions to the team's success.

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SW La. school lunch menus March 4-8 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-03-03 09:03:36

SUMMARY: The article lists the school lunch and breakfast menus for SW Louisiana schools from March 4 to 8, 2024. Various meals including chicken, tacos, gumbo, and spaghetti are spread across the weekdays for lunch with corresponding breakfast options like pancakes, oatmeal, or cereal. Each day provides a mix of protein, carbs, fruits, and vegetables. Menus are noted to be changeable and have been provided by supervisors of food services in the area. Additionally, there are mentions of area-specific menus, such as those for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon schools. The article was published on March 3, 2024.

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