Monthly Archives: December 2011

Maxwell takes oath of office as new city police chief

Judge Rodney Chambers, right, administers the Oath of Office to new Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell this afternoon at City Hall. Maxwell takes over as the city’s police chief Jan. 1, 2012. He was honored today with a welcoming reception … Continue reading

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Appeals Court: Phony sobriety checkpoint was legal

A federal appeals court has ruled that DeSoto Parish sheriff’s deputies didn’t illegally use a phony checkpoint to catch people driving under the influence of drugs, reports the Associated Press. In April 2008, deputies placed a sign on a rural … Continue reading

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World War II era photos found laying in street in Magnolia

Do you recognize these two World War II-era photos? A reader found these laying in the middle of College Street in Magnolia earlier this week and brought them to us for help in locating their rightful owner. If you know … Continue reading

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Update: Gold coins found in Red Kettle after theft of bicycles from Salvation Army

It’s not unusual for people to drop coins in a Salvation Army red kettle to help those in need, but some coins are worth a lot more than others, according to an AP report. On Friday morning, when Alexandria Salvation Army … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton pledges to match donations to Clinton Foundation this week

Former President Bill Clinton says he will put up a $2 match for every $1 donated to his foundation this week, reports the Associated Press. In a letter Tuesday sent out by the Clinton Foundation, the former president says he … Continue reading

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‘One Night in Bethlehem’ draws 6,000 people to La. town

Beautiful weather helped the living nativity ride-through show in Hammond draw a record crowd, reports the Associated Press. “One Night in Bethlehem” usually brings more than 5,000 visitors — but this year, more than 6,000 rode the four flatbeds set up … Continue reading

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Councilman wants city to say no to colorful tombstones

It isn’t the statues, the stained glass or even the pillows on the graves at Southdown Cemetery that bother Terrebonne Councilman Alvin Tillman — it’s the colors on the tombs, reports the Associated Press. He does not like the red one, … Continue reading

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La. man loses right to hunt for three years after killing black bear

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a Louisiana black bear has been sentenced to three years without hunting, a $3,000 fine and 300 hours of community service, reports the AP. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says U.S. District … Continue reading

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Oklahoma soldier receives Purple Heart after losing leg to explosive device

An Oklahoma medic who was wounded after an improvised explosive device hit her convoy overseas has been awarded the Purple Heart, according to an AP report. The Tulsa World reports Friday that Spc. Ashley Jones of Cleveland, Okla., received the … Continue reading

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Weather looking good for traditional Christmas Eve bonfires on the Mississippi

The weather’s looking up for people who build Christmas Eve bonfires on the Mississippi River levees between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, reports the AP.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Tim Erickson says showers are likely to be light and late, … Continue reading

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