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State officials provide update on Beauregard wildfire

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www.youtube.com – 7NEWS – 2023-08-24 04:35:20

SUMMARY: The content discusses the importance of adhering to a burn ban in the state of Louisiana due to the ongoing drought and wildfire threat. A number of state partners, including the State Fire Marshal's Office, Department of Ag and Forestry, Department of Transportation and Development, Louisiana State Police, and Louisiana National Guard, stress the need for public compliance with the ban. They highlight the significant damage caused by recent wildfires and the danger posed to firefighters. They urge individuals to refrain from burning anything and practice fire safety measures such as properly disposing of cigarettes and avoiding driving on dry grass.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness held a Unified Command Group meeting to activate the State Emergency Operations Center in response to the hundreds of wildfires impacting SWLA and the threat of more fires spreading.

https://www.kplctv.com/2023/08/23/water-shortage-power-outages-beauregard-wildfire-prompts-voluntary-evacuations/

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Cowboys pitch their way to first win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-23 21:22:17

SUMMARY: The McNeese State Cowboys secured their first season win, defeating New Mexico State 2-1 at Joe Miller Ballpark. Zach Voss and Cameron LeJeune, combining pitching efforts, limited the Aggies to five hits and collectively struck out 12 batters. Voss recovered from an earlier loss with a career-high seven strikeouts over 5⅔ innings, while LeJeune earned his first Cowboy win, closing the game with 3⅓ innings and five strikeouts. Key hits from Chase Keeton and Connor Westenburg contributed to the victory. The series against New Mexico State continues, with Ty Abraham starting the next game for McNeese against Aggie Josh Sharman.

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UPDATE: Two killed in military helicopter crash – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-23 18:27:18

SUMMARY: A military helicopter crash on Friday near Boonville, Mississippi, claimed the lives of two National Guard soldiers. The AH-64 Apache was on a routine training flight when it went down in a wooded area. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar and the Mississippi National Guard State Aviation Office confirmed the incident, which occurred at approximately 2 p.m. Officials, including Lt. Col. Deidre D. Smith, are prioritizing support for the families and expressed gratitude to first responders. An ongoing investigation prevents the disclosure of further details regarding the crash.

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Cybertip leads to conviction of LC man for possession of child pornography – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-23 17:07:15

SUMMARY: Arthur Dorain Deville, a 50-year-old from Lake Charles, has been sentenced to 51 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography. His guilt was established following a cybertip from Dropbox to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about illicit images uploaded to an account, which investigations confirmed belonged to Deville. He admitted ownership and the possession of the abusive material. The case was part of Project Safe Childhood and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Bordelon after investigations by Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation.

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