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Wed
08
Aug

Fire Marshall Starts Investigation of Abandoned House Fires in Winnfield

Sunday morning, August 5th, around 4:30 Winnfield City Fire Department was dispatched to not only one structure fire, but two.

These two houses were located on Ames Will’s Street, standing next to each other. Both residences were fully involved when firefighters reached the scene. It took almost two hours to extinguish the fires of both structures. But only ten minutes after this call, there was a third house that was reported to be fully involved with flames. A house on Halsey St. was called in, with power lines down in the area. The Winn Parish Fire District #3 was dispatched as a mutual aid.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Author With Local Ties To Sign Books At Library this Saturday

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, the Winn Parish Library will be hosting the author Bruce A. Stewart. He will be signing books from 9 am to noon.

Stewart’s late father, Bill, was born in Chestnut and grew up in Natchitoches Parish. He is the grandson of Alex and Rosa Lee Stewart of Goldonna, with many Stewart relatives living in the area.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Winnfield Student Wins State In D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Miss Emily Nevils, of Winnfield, participated in the D.A.R.E. essay competition for the 5th grade D.A.R.E. program. She not only came out with first in her class, but also out of all six 5th grade classes in Winnfield.

Her essay then went to the District competition, where she competed against 8 districts, and again coming out with 1st place. This is the third year in a row for a Winnfield Student to win at District level.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Florida Murder Suspect Arrested in Winnfield

Demetrius L Caesar, age 18, of Pensacola, FL was apprehended Saturday, July 21, by Winnfield Chief of Police Johnny Ray Carpenter. Caesar was wanted on a warrant from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Murder While Engaged in the Commission of a Robbery.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Fire Dept. Reports 3 Structure Fires in Heated Temperatures

It was a busy weekend for the Winnfield Fire Department. Monday, July 23, 2018, Winnfield City Fire Department was dispatched to West Jones Street. During the heat of the day around 2:00 pm, firefighters approached a fully involved building.

The house was known to be abandoned, and there was no sign on any resident living at this location. A little over two hours later the fire was finally controlled, and eventually extinguished. Unfortunately nothing was left of the house, except some charred bricks and wood. From reliable sources, it was said that this was not the first time this place has been in flames.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Father, Grandmother Arrested for Negligent Homicide in Fatal Fire

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, with assistance from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, has made two arrests in connection with a fatal fire in Campti that claimed the life of a 10- year-old boy.

Billy D. Adams Sr. of Natchitoches was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center Friday, July 27, 2018, on one count of Negligent Homicide in the fire-related death of his son Billy D. Adams, Jr. Adams, Sr.’s mother, Regina Vanzant has a warrant issued for her arrest on the same charge.

 

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Wed
25
Jul

Winnfield Woman Charged with Fraud and Theft

A local woman of Winnfield, Nettie Adams, 31, has been arrested for allegedly going to businesses all over the state selling fake raffle tickets.

According to Rapides authorities, Adams had reportedly solicited a number of businesses and had acquired money, telling people that her daughter was undergoing cancer treatments out of state. She has been wanted not only in Winn Parish but also Rapides Parish as well.

 

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Wed
25
Jul

Winnfield Shooter Turns Himself Over to Authorites

On Wednesday, July 18, around 9:00 am, Deontay Davis turned himself over to authorities for the shooting that occurred on Sunday July 15th. He was arrested and booked by the Winnfield City Police Department, being held at the Winnfield City Jail. He was charged with attempted Second- Degree murder per a warrant issued by Winnfield City Police, and has a bond set at $1,500,000.00. Davis has exercised his rights and has not made any statements concerning the incident of the shooting. This case will be turned over to the District Attorney for prosecution. No further information has been released at this time.

 

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Wed
25
Jul

Women Arrested for Six Month Old’s Murder

At approximately 9:10 p.m  July 17, NPD received a 911 call in reference to a 6-monthold baby being taken from a residence in Mayberry Trailer Park.

Officers arrived and spoke with the mother of the child who advised that two unknown subjects came to her trailer and began beating on her door. She stated upon opening the door she was sprayed in the face with a substance she believed to be mace. She immediately fled the residence to get away from the attackers and upon circling back discovered the baby missing.

 

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Wed
18
Jul

Suspect Wanted in Connection with Winnfield Shooting

A shooting was reported to Winnfield Police around 8:30 pm Sunday night. The shooting occurred between 2 individuals during an altercation at a residence in the 800 block of Moss Street. Kevin Wright, Jr., a 28-year-old male resident of Winnfield, was treated at the scene by paramedics then airlifted to Rapides Regional where he is listed in stable but critical condition.

 

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