THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA (AP) - A 30-year-old Thibodaux man has been taken into custody in connection with the killing of a 7-year-old boy who was found decapitated on the side of a street Sunday.
The Daily Comet reported that formal charges were pending. Police said the child, identified as Jori Lirette, was found on the street outside the house where he lived. Lirette had cerebral palsy and has to use a wheelchair.
Authorities said a passing driver spotted the boy's head on the side of the road in front of the house. Police said the body was found in a white garbage bag nearby.
Drivers should avoid I-10 westbound near the Shattuck Street exit for the next hour due to a nearby wreck, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down and rain will come to an end. Overnight we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Rain chances are down to 20% overnight. On Monday will have rain chances go back down to 30%. The same upper level high pressure will be migrating back south closer to our area and will limit, but not quite eliminate, our rain chances. Rain chances are best in the afternoon.More >>
A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War II and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard. Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained.More >>
Three suspects in a homicide at an RV park on Broad Street Saturday morning have been arrested, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery and shooting at the Twelve Palms RV Park around 6 a.m. Saturday, July 22.More >>