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
01
Aug

Grace Caskey Wins 4-H State in Barrel Racing

Grace Caskey, a Winn Parish 4-H member, will be traveling to Perry, Georgia August 4, 2018 to represent Louisiana.

Grace is the daughter of Jeff and Christina Caskey and a student at Calvin High School.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Jodi Taylor (CASA Coordinator) spoke to Kiwanis Club

Guest speaker Jodi Taylor, CASA Coordinator, was introduced to the Kiwanis club by Shonna Moss, a CASA volunteer. Mrs. Taylor began her work with CASA as a volunteer. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate who is a person that speaks for a child in court. It is part of the Children’s Advocacy Network and began in 1995.

There are 3 parts to this advocacy network. The first is the Children’s Advocacy Center. This is a safe, protected environment for a victim of abuse or someone who has seen a violent crime. It is a home environment. They provide therapy and courtroom preparation.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Friends of the NRA Banquet Raises Money for Local Shooting Range

The Friends National Rifle Association Banquet took place here in Winnfield on July 31st, 2018 at the Winnfield Civic Center. What a great turnout it was for this organization.

It was announced that they had raised $125,000 to put towards the our local shooting range. The Friends of the NRA raised around $5 million to support shooting sports and events all around the state of Louisiana. Friends of NRA are the blockbuster fundraising programs under The NRA Foundation.

 

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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
25
Jul

District Governor, Cecil Campbell Speaks at Rotary

On Wednesday, July 18th, Winnfield Rotarians were pleased to have the Assistant District Governor, Lynda Thomas and the 2018-19 District Governor elect Cecil Campbell who covers this district 61-90.

Campbell joined the Bossier Rotary Club in 1973 and has over 44 years of perfect attendance. He was born and raised in Benton, LA. Cecil is a retired District Judge, and he served 26 years for the 26th Judicial District Court of Louisiana.

 

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Wed
25
Jul

Winnfield Fire Chief Montgomery & Assisant Chief Martin Speak at Kiwanis

Gretta Pickett introduced Winnfield Fire Chief Brian Montgomery and Assistant Chief Cassidy Martin to the Kiwanis club. Chief Montgomery was the speaker for the meeting.

Montgomery said he wanted to promote community awareness of the Winnfield Fire Department and the needs of the department.

 

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