Author: Joseph Lafave

E-Cig Explosion Kills Man In Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida, May 17, 2018- authorities have confirmed that a Florida man was killed earlier this month after his e-cigarette exploded in his face, sending shards of metal into his brain and simultaneously starting a fire inside his home, according to an article by the BBC. The body of Tallmadge D’Elia, 38, was found after firefighters from St Petersburg, Florida entered his family’s beach resort home after neighbors called 9-1-1. By the time firefighters discovered D’Elia’s corpse, he had been burned over more than 80 percent of his body. The two pieces of the Smoke-E Mountain vape pen...

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Family Asks For Help Finding Missing Senior

Family members of are asking for the public’s help finding Helen Marie Bertrand, who went missing after 7 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from The Village Station convenience store in Maurice, Louisiana. According to family members, Bertrand is 75 years old, has blue eyes and grey hair, stands 5’4″, and weighs approximately 164lbs. Bertrand was last seen driving a white 2010 Crystler Town & Country minivan, Texas Handicap plates 6GGWG. Anyone with information is urged to call the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at...

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Police Search For Auto Zone Robbery Suspects

Two masked men entered the Auto Zone store on Greenwood Road Wednesday night as it was closing and demanded that the employees empty out the cash register. The two men brandished a weapon and left the employees with no alternative but to comply. The bandits made off with an “undisclosed” amount of money and fled the store on foot. According to Shreveport Police, the suspects are described as: “1) black male 5’8”-5’9”, thin, dark complexion and wearing all black clothing with a bandana over his head and face and armed with what was described as a black handgun. 2)...

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Proposed Site Of New CADA Treatment Center Draws Criticism

The proposed site of the new Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of NWLA’s Adolescent Treatment Program (CADA) is drawing criticism from some of the neighboring residents, including the Word of God Academy (WOGA), a private Christian school offering “pre-k through 12th grade,” according to its website. The location of CADA’s new facility on Summer Grove Drive would put it next to the school, something that has parents and school officials worried. “While we honor and wholly support the mission of CADA, we don’t feel that this is the best location for a facility of that nature,” said WOGA...

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Two Shreveport Mayor Hopefuls, Compared

Both Adrian Perkins and Lee O. Savage formally announced their campaigns for Shreveport mayor last week. The two events were like night and day. More like a dark, no stars, no moon night and a bright, no clouds sunny day. The only real similarities were that both candidates are men. Perkins announced at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 26 in a meeting room at a West Shreveport hotel. Savage announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 in the Agriculture Building at the State Fair Grounds. Perkins had about 80 in attendance, divided equally between whites and blacks. Savage...

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