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As children with autism grow into adults-- their parents strive to help them live as independently as possible. But housing to meet the needs of adults with autism is in short supply. Brendan o'reillyMore >>
As children with autism grow into adults-- their parents strive to help them live as independently as possible. But housing to meet the needs of adults with autism is in short supply. More >>
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The massive cleanup effort is underway in Moore, Okla., the site of Monday's devastating tornado. Revised estimates suggest the death toll to be at 24. Meanwhile, local volunteers from the American RedMore >>
Local volunteers from the American Red Cross have deployed to Oklahoma to assist in the tornado aftermath.More >>
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Teachers in the area were honored this week during KPLC – Billy Navarre Teacher Appreciation Week 2013. Gift Certificates were given to each teacher for one free tire rotation and car wash. As partMore >>
Teachers in the area were honored this week during KPLC – Billy Navarre Teacher Appreciation Week 2013. More >>
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A Westlake man is facing multiple sex-related charges, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kim Myers, in a Thursday news release, said that on Nov. 28, authorities received a complaint from the Department of Child and Family Services regarding Michael J. Sonnier II, 31, of Westlake.
Myers said that Sonnier is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl on numerous occasions in 2012.
Myers said after further investigation, Sonnier was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with two counts of sexual battery.
Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $250,000.
Myers said that Sonnier was previously arrested on Oct. 16 and charged with pornography involving juveniles following an investigation by the CPSO Vice Division regarding possible child pornography being downloaded by Sonnier.
Myers said during a search of his residence, detectives recovered a home computer that contained approximately 40 child pornography images and videos. Sonnier was released Nov. 8 on a $500,000 bond set by Judge Clayton Davis.