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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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University UMC to host National Faith and Climate Forum – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-04-16 08:41:38

SUMMARY: University United Methodist Church (UUMC) is hosting the livestream of the National Faith and Climate Forum 2024 on April 16, focusing on the impact of climate change on church communities and action steps for sustainability. This hybrid event is a collaboration with For a Better Bayou and Blessed Tomorrow, aiming to connect congregations and promote environmental stewardship rooted in faith. Over 50 churches will serve as hosts for discussions on building resilient congregations and caring for creation, with key speakers from various religious organizations. The event is free, includes lunch, and open to all, with registration available online.

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4/16: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-04-16 08:27:15

SUMMARY: The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office announced a series of arrests for various crimes, with charges ranging from domestic abuse, drug possession, to armed robbery. Arrested individuals include Dustin Lane Forrester, involved in domestic abuse with child endangerment and a pregnant victim; Dominic Jamar Plumber for burglary and possession of stolen items with a $67,000 bond; and Jenarold Keith Guillory Jr. for armed robbery with a $65,000 bond. Others face charges such as monetary abuse, flight from an officer, battery, possession of drugs, and carrying weapons during a crime, with bonds varying from $7,500 to over $38,000.

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Firefighter, teacher and law enforcement officer honored – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rita Lebleu – 2024-04-16 06:42:03

SUMMARY: The American Legion Post 370 in Westlake honored three local heroes: firefighter Francis “Frank” Hidalgo, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Deputy Dayton LaBorde, and teacher Christy Page. Hidalgo, a 20-year military and fire-fighting veteran, was recognized for his dedicated service. Page, a Westwood Elementary teacher, was celebrated for her extensive volunteering, including at a food bank and Christmas activities. LaBorde, with the CPSO since 2019, was noted for his passionate community service and role as a Training Officer on Patrol. The awards ceremony aligns with the Post's 50-plus year tradition of acknowledging the service of a firefighter, teacher, and law enforcement officer annually.

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