Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:38 GMT
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18,More >>
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burton Coliseum.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:44:31 GMT
In an area prone to hurricanes, flood insurance is important for Louisiana residents. Calcasieu Parish became a part of the National Flood Insurance program in 1978. By participating in the program,More >>
As a way to continue offering flood insurance, Congress passed the Biggert Waters Act in 2012. More >>
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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
An autopsy has been ordered on the body of the missing 3-year old Autistic boy who was found Saturday afternoon.
Officials say the body of 3-year old Evan Wesley Reed was found in Lake Palestine, not far from a marina on the lake.
Crews from as far east as Shreveport geared up to continue their search for Evan on Saturday morning. He'd last been seen at his home on Friday evening. Authorities searched from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. after the boy was first reported missing.
"We've got seven ground crews on the ground [they're each] three man crews. They are searching door-to-door and house-to-house... in flowerbeds.. anything and everything," said Noonday Fire Department Assistant Chief Jonathan McClish.
Crews also searched the waterfront and under docks. Dive teams searched the water.
Evan's family members said Evan had mild to moderate Autism. Hearing about Evan's special needs compelled the Crampton family to drive an hour from their home in Alba to see if they could help.
"Seeing that story, we realized, that could have been us at any point," said Gordon Crampton.
Gordon and his wife Amy saw pictures of three-year-old Evan online. They said those pictures looked a lot like their nine-year-old Autistic son, Aaron.
"I felt really compelled to come out here and try to shield this family from a lot of the criticism that they're getting that they don't deserve," said Gordon Crampton.
Their mission Saturday was to try and help people understand what parents of Autistic children face everyday and how in a blink of an eye, they can get into serious trouble.
"We've been there. Your heart just stops and you don't know what to do and you're just frantically searching everywhere for your child," said Amy.
"To see remarks about this family, there was one that really got to me, about how the prosecuting attorney should be out here visiting this family and it just became very obvious that they don't understand," said Gordon.
Despite hours of searching Evan was not found alive.
The Sheriff's Office, DPS officials, Texas Parks and Wildlife, ALERT, and the Noonday, Bullard, Flint-Gresham, Longview, Shreveport, Bossier City Fire Departments all were involved in the search near the family's home on Carol Circle on Lake Palestine.
Late Saturday afternoon, there was police tape wrapped around Evan's Smith County home. Officials said they were holding the scene as standard protocol until their missing person investigation wraps up.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>
Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:01 GMT
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District. Fire officials confirm the building is located on the district's school campus on UnionMore >>
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District.More >>