Friday, March 7 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-08 02:24:48 GMT
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
Friday, March 7 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-03-08 01:07:10 GMT
Since having a double lung transplant, Kellie Henely hasn't needed the daily breathing treatments
Finally. Back at home. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months removed from a double lung transplant. "OrganMore >>
Finally. Back at home and breathing easier. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months after a double lung transplant.More >>
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -
More than 4 dozen people have been arrested in a major joint federal and state investigation into drug trafficking in eastern Texas and Arkansas.
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle held a news conference Thursday morning to announce the culmination of "Operation M-Pact," a two-year investigation into individuals responsible for mid- and high-level trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine through the Eastern District of Texas as well as to Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the investigated individuals were responsible for trafficking and distributing more than 250 kilograms of methamphetamine through the I-30 corridor, to Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and beyond. Those being prosecuted include:
Calvin Avery, age 41, Texarkana, TX Darrin Betts, age 34, Texarkana, TX Robert Clark, age 29, Diaz, AR Marcus Floyd, age 25, Texarkana, TX Rodrick Grimes, age 40, Coppell, TX Keith Harris, age 44, Texarkana, TX Danny Hill, age 33, Texarkana, TX Abdul Hopkins, age 40, Texarkana, TX Sonya Hopkins, age 37, Texarkana, TX Jamaine Hunt, age 40, Texarkana, TX Johnny Hunt, age 40, Dallas, TX William Irby, age 43, Wynne, AR Ashton Jackson, age 24, Texarkana, TX Michael Jackson, age 38, Texarkana, TX Keith Jones, age 32, Texarkana, TX Lloyd Jones, age 29, Texarkana, TX Santigie (Fred) Kabia, age 32, Texarkana, TX Anthony Bryan Krebs, age 34, Texarkana, TX Jonathan Lee, age 32, St. Louis, MO Gary Lindsay, age 32, Texarkana, TX Jason Martin, age 36, Texarkana, TX Kenneth McCoy, age 43, Dallas, TX Aaron Meeks, age 35, Texarkana, TX Everett Moore, age 35, Texarkana, TX Patrick O'Guinn, age 40, Ashdown, AR Kelvin Ragland, age 34, Texarkana, TX Robert Sanders, age 36, Texarkana, TX Cornell Thomas, age 42, Texarkana, TX Roderick Thurman, age 34, Texarkana, TX Kenneth Walker, age 28, Texarkana, TX Jeremy Wilson, age 26, Texarkana, TX Clarence Willis, age 41, Texarkana, TX
This case is the result of an extensive two year joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division, Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, Texarkana, Texas Police Department, and IRS Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the police departments of Texarkana, Arkansas; Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Nacogdoches, Texas; Ashdown, Arkansas; the Miller and Little River County (Arkansas) and Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's Offices; the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas; the District Attorney's Offices of Bowie County, Texas, Anderson County, Texas, and Little River County, Arkansas.
During the course of this operation, agents have successfully arrested approximately 50 individuals and seized approximately 23 pounds of methamphetamine, over 3 pounds of cocaine, large amounts of marijuana, more than $50,000 in U.S. currency, 31 vehicles (recovering 6 stolen vehicles), 45 firearms (recovering 3 stolen firearms), more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and 7 properties with an estimated value of over $400,000.
The investigation has led to additional arrests in the Northern District of Texas (Dallas area), including more than 16 additional defendants and the seizure of more than 2 kilograms of methamphetamine.
"Today's announcement signals the dismantlement of a destructive criminal enterprise," said Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Diego Rodriguez. "The cooperation and coordination amongst local, state and federal law enforcement agencies resulted in the shared succ
These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Locker and Mary Ann Cozby and Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle.
The defendant Roderick Thurman is currently a fugitive from justice. We ask that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts contact the U.S. Marshals Service in Texarkana at (903) 793-8782.
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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