MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for former Mandeville Police Chief Tom Buell. Buell, who saw the department grow from 12 to 54 employees during almost 30 years as chief, died Monday of cancer. He was 67. The New Orleans Advocate reports services are scheduled Feb. 24 at Church of the King in Mandeville.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 19-year-old man is in custody accused of stabbing his mother and her boyfriend. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies responded to a call Friday night about a woman badly cut with a knife. When authorities arrived, emergency personnel were treating 46-year-old Michelle Wright and 44-year-old Allen Meshell. Wright's son, Dustin Eschenbach, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish School Board has started the formal process of replacing board member Larry Ramsey, who died last week. The Times reports the board on Tuesday declared the District 10 seat vacant, outlined the process to appoint a replacement and called a special meeting for Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. to interview candidates. The person chosen will serve until November elections. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
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