Thursday, June 20 2013 12:49 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:49:56 GMT
The local industrial company blamed for black dust in a North Lake Charles neighborhood appealed to the City Council Wednesday night. They were asking for an exception to operate in two buildings on theirMore >>
The Lake Charles City Council ordered company Industrial Carbon Services to stop operations until they get the proper permits to operate. The company is blamed for polluting a North Lake Charles neighborhood with black dust released during the processing of petro coke.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:26:01 GMT
The Welsh Police Department would like to ask for the communities help in locating a suspect that is on the run from police. Officials want you to be on the lookout for 33 year old Damien Guidry. GuidryMore >>
The Welsh Police Department is looking for a suspect who escaped after being brought to the police station Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:54:12 GMT
"What we want do is we want to take our samples, Gladys, Bud, Claude, and Brittany, and see what the PH of their clear substance," said a McNeese professor. It's all still a mystery. Test tubes … petriMore >>
With nearly 100 different class offerings in dozens of subjects at McNeese, more than 500 children are expected to participate this summer at McNeese in subjects like forensic science.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:28:22 GMT
The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
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UPDATE: After an emergency meeting with the Upshur County Commissioner's Court, county officials have decided to continue to purchase food for jail inmates using the procedure not up to code.
According to Chief Deputy Bobby Sanders, the sheriff's office is taking steps to get in compliance with the local code.
Chief Deputy Sanders says county auditor Janice Tucker was not present at the meeting.
Upshur County Sheriff Anthony Betterton said Upshur County Auditor Janice Tucker has issued an order and will no longer pay for food for the jail.
Betterton said it was brought to the attention of a county commissioner that the process for buying food for the inmates did not meet local code. On November 28, the sheriff said Tucker sent a letter to the commissioner's court, county judge, district judge and the district attorney that the county would no long pay for food for the inmates until the jail is in compliance with the local code.
The sheriff said Tucker did not send him the letter, and that he did not learn about the problem until December 3.
"This is Upshur County at its best," Sheriff Betterton said.
The sheriff said there is no way the jail will be in compliance with the local code before they run out of food. Betterton is in the process of working with a couple of East Texas counties about taking the inmates. Betterton said it will be an expensive process and, he said, there is a security issue.
Betterton said the Texas Jail Commission knows about the situation, and it agrees the inmates will have to be moved if the Upshur County jail runs out of food. The sheriff said he is calling for a meeting this afternoon to ask Upshur County to continue to pay for food until the jail meets local code.
"The easiest thing for us to do is work together to solve the problem," Sheriff Betterton said.
To meet the code, the jail must have a bid process for the food on file, although the sheriff said buying food is exempt from the bid process.
The sheriff said he has the money in the budget to continue buying the food, but the auditor is giving him no recourse but to move the inmates. The sheriff said he met with the auditor on the afternoon of December 4, but he said the auditor will not rescind the order.
Sheriff Betterton said moving the inmates would be an unbudgeted expense, and he is not sure how much the other counties would charge to house them.
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:04:16 GMT
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way towards East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstormsMore >>
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way through East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstorms is expected.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:03:59 GMT
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.Authorities tell KLTV the first shooting happened in the 900-block of Spring street aroundMore >>
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-14 22:28:24 GMT
From the Office of Governor Rick Perry:Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certainMore >>
Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individualsMore >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:13:53 GMT
Jacksonville voters have decided to keep their mayor for another term. In Tuesday night's mayoral runoff election, Mayor Kenneth Melvin defeated challenger Rob Gowin by less than a hundred votes. TheMore >>
Candidates separated by less than 100 votes.More >>