Latest Headlines from KPLC - November 20, 2009

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Two shootings under investigation in Jeff Davis parish

Officials are investigating two shootings that happened in Jeff Davis parish on Thursday night - one of which left a Welsh man dead. The Jeff Davis Sheriff's Department responded to the first call just south of Roanoke near Highway 1126. There, they found a body under a truck in a ditch. There appeared to be a small caliber bullet hole in the body. The victim has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Harmon of Welsh. At the time of the investigation, deputies received word of another shooting that happened on Peterson Street in Jennings. Authorities are investigating whether or not the two incidents are related.

Burglary and arson charges filed against Jeff Davis parish man

A man in Jeff Davis parish is facing serious charges after he allegedly tried to blow up his ex-wife's home. Authorities say that 47-year old Mark Spitzer confessed to breaking into his ex-wife's home on North Louise Street in Jennings and tampering with the heater's gas line and leaving an igniter switch on a stove on. Authorities say that could have caused an explosion if there were a proper mixture of gas and oxygen. Investigators say Spitzer's ex-wife had a restraining order against him, and reported having problems in the past. She was not hurt in the incident. Burglary and arson charges have been filed against Spitzer.

Three men arrested for attempted armed robbery

A shooting incident landed three men behind bars in Calcasieu Parish. Police say that Ronald Lazaro, Zachary England, and Tony Washington were all arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery. The three men reportedly broke into a home and before leaving, shot at the homeowner. The homeowner was not injured.

LSU security guard indicted by grand jury for false report

An LSU security guard who admitted to lying about being stabbed on campus has been indicted by a grand jury. Dale Noel, 47, claimed that she was attacked while working at LSU, but later admitted she stabbed herself. Originally, Noel told a special agent of the FBI that she had been attacked by a man. Noel has been charged with one count of making a false statement to a Federal investigator.

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