MANY, La – Shortly before 2AM Saturday morning, unknown suspect(s) in a tan Ford F250 4-door truck attempted to gain access into the Bank of Montgomery ATM at Toledo Pharmacy on LA Highway 6 west of Many. The incident was not discovered until after 5AM when a passerby noticed the ATM doors were forced open.
Cyndle Eyre was diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with CNS in 2020 and have been undergoing treatment at MD Anderson.
May 30, 1952 – Jan 23, 2022
Service: Saturday, February 5 at 2 pm at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches
Charles Benny Cofield
Nov 7, 1946 – Jan 28, 2022
January 28, 2022
Donald Ray Jackson
January 16, 2022
Service: Saturday, February 5 at 11 am at the Greenville Baptist Church in Clarence
July 30, 1934 – January 27, 2022
Service: Tuesday, February 1 at 12 pm in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis
February 10, 1945 – January 27, 2022
Service: Monday, January 31 at 10 am at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches
Aug 15, 1956 – Jan 26, 2022
Service: Friday, February 4 at 10 am in Lawrence Serenity Sanctum
Walk-through visitation/viewing: Friday, February 4 from 3-7 pm at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches, coupled with a private family funeral service on the following day at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Natchez (formerly called the Bermuda Community). Interment in the church’s cemetery will immediately follow that family celebration.
Dec 5, 2000 – Jan 10, 2022
Jul 27, 1962 – Jan 15, 2022
Conrad Allen Broomfield
December 16, 1942 – January 28, 2022
Sammy J. Franklin
May 24, 1940 – January 28, 2022
Service: Tuesday, February 1 at 1 pm at Midway Baptist Church in Jena
Cindy Renee Blake
November 16, 1973 – January 27, 2022
Service: Monday, January 31 at 10 am at Southern Funeral Home
Barbara Gayle Alderman
October 5, 1943 – January 7, 2022
Sabine County, Texas- (Jan. 29, 2022)
Hemphill, TX- As of this press release the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Matthew Hoy Edgar, who was sentenced by a jury, to 99-years, in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for the murder of Livye Lewis on October 31, 2020.
Edgar had failed to show up for the trial on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. His trial continued in his absence through his attorney.
After the search Thursday which involved the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Lufkin Police Department, Texas Parks and Wild Life, and the United States Marshall’s Office the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office continued to search. The Sheriff’s Office has responded to a number of sightings of Edgar throughout the County overnight, and this involved additional locations in both Jasper and Orange Counties. The Sabine County Sheriff’s Office has never stopped searching for Edgar and will continue to do so with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies. To date, Edgar, has not been located and the search continues both in Texas and Louisiana with the assistance of Texas Rangers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, US Marshall’s Service, the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tom Maddox would like to remind residents to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (409)787-2266 or 911, if they either see or encounter, Edgar, in or around Sabine County. He asks that residents do not contact Edgar, but rather contact the Sheriff’s Office or nearest law enforcement agency.
The two photos were attached by Sabine County Sheriff’s Office
The Sabine Parish School Board will be offering a 30 Hour Pre-Service Training Course for persons interested in pursuing a Louisiana CDL with a school bus and passenger endorsement.
Classes will be held Monday, February 7th, Tuesday, February 8th, Thursday, and February 10th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The classes will be held at the Sabine Parish Support Center at 265 Middle Creek Rd. Many, LA 71449.
The cost to participate will be $75
If anyone is interested, please contact Diette Ezernack at (318) 431-6234 ext 210 to reserve a seat.
Natchitoches Police officers responded to the Natchitoches Parish Library on Jan. 22 in response to a call from concerned library staff reporting a patron who was behaving bizarrely. This involved carrying multiple bulky bags into the building, setting up multiple cameras for recording purposes, trying to access areas restricted to the public, and pulling on door handles to areas that are off limits.
When officers made contact with the suspect he refused to give any information or provide them with an ID. Later identified as Travis Heinze, the suspect was taken into custody for resisting arrest and brought to the corrections center where he bonded out.
Heinze stated that he was just using the library and looked around the building since he’d never been to it before. When asked for identification he responded, “What does that have to do with anything,” and “How are you going to go above my constitutional protections on this because there is no crime?”
So who is Travis Heinze? He’s a “First Amendment Auditor” or “Police Auditor” from Aberdeen, Wash. What’s an auditor? These are individuals who film encounters with law enforcement officers/public officials. If an actual/perceived violation of the auditor’s protected rights occurs, the video will likely be posted on social media and/or serve as the basis for a claim or suit.
According to cirsa.org, one Colorado municipality recently agreed to pay a “First Amendment Auditor” $41,000 to settle a wrongful detention claim.
Heinze’s claim is that he was arrested illegally for not giving his name, but according to LRS 14: 108, resisting arrest is the refusal by the arrested or detained party to give his name and make his identity known to the arresting or detaining officer or providing false information regarding the identity of such party to the officer.
One of Heinze’s many internet followers commented, “Failure to I.D. is a secondary charge, these guys don’t have a primary charge of a crime committed.”
According to the NPD, Heinze was legally detained because of the reports regarding his suspicious behavior in the library and his refusal to provide identification. Under Louisiana law this gave officers probable cause for making the arrest.
What about those cameras Heinz set up in the library? From three different angles he filmed officers arriving in the library’s parking lot, his conversation with them inside, and his arrest. He publishes videos like these to his YouTube page for his followers. He also posted his “Top 10 Complaints Against My Arresting Officers in Natchitoches, La.” on Twitter with a link to his blog on a wordpress site.
On his Twitter profile, Heinze describes himself as “a homeless bum who lives out of my car, travels, offers health advice and shares anything on my mind.”
Following the posting of the Natchitoches videos, the library and police station began receiving an onslaught of calls from Henize’s first amendment audit peers/followers voicing their concern/disdain over the arrest and the fact that the library called the police on him in the first place. These same people have also taken to Facebook, flooding comment sections on the library and police department pages with links to the YouTube videos and comments along the lines of:
Don’t go to this place unless you want to get arrested. These horrible people are bigoted against folks using their facility stay away its for your own good. we need to close this place down. #TravisHeinze #ExchangeIDs
As he documents his travels across the country on his YouTube page “Life in a Car with Travis Heinze,” he documents his encounters with law enforcement along the way on his “Lets Exchange IDs with Travis Heinze” account, which dates back to 2017. These videos sport titles like:
“Reading and proofreading my lawsuit against Williston, ND”
“Officer Harris arrests me at city hall in Bethany, Missouri”
“Deputy Mortensen was called twice on me in Pembina, North Dakota”
“Comments about arrest in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho; showing a picture ID is the law?”
The City of Bethany, Mo. released a statement on Nov. 4, 2021 reporting charges were dismissed against Heinz, who entered the City Hall on Nov. 2 and began making repeated inquiries with the staff regarding parking regulations and parking availability. City Hall Staff members attempted to answer questions, but soon became uncomfortable and called police as a security measure. Heinze refused to identify himself when questioned by officers. He was placed under a 24-hour investigative hold at the Harrison County Detention Center. He was charged with Disturbing the Peace and Second-Degree Harassment by the Harrison County Prosecutor.
The bottom line is that there’s two sides to every story, so are these auditors “professional agitators” or are they performing a service for the American people?
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PICK UP BELONGINGS:
Northwestern State University will hold Spring 2022 commencement exercises with four ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, according to University Registrar Barbara Prescott. Commencement will take place in Prather Coliseum. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the university’s website, http://www.nsula.edu.
Graduates and guests should note some changes in entrance and exit procedures for the upcoming ceremonies. Graduates will enter the Coliseum on the west side facing the Kappa Sigma House. Guests for graduates with last names beginning A-L should use entrance and exits on the east of Prather Coliseum, which faces the tennis courts. Guests for graduates with last names beginning M-Z should use the entrance and exits on the west side of Prather Coliseum, facing the Kappa Sigma House.
ADA accessibility entrance is located at the main entrance at the front of the Coliseum.
Faculty and stage party will enter on the east side of Prather Coliseum, the side facing the tennis courts.
Detailed information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found at http://www.nsula.edu/graduation.
The Spring 2022 commencement schedule is as follows.
10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11
College of Nursing and School of Allied Health (Bachelor and Associate Degrees)
BAS – Allied Health
BS – Radiologic Sciences
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ASN – Associate of Science in Nursing
2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11
Graduate School (Graduate Degrees)
College of Arts and Sciences
MA – Art, English
MM – Music
MS – Homeland Security
College of Nursing and School of Allied Health
DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice
MS – Radiologic Sciences
MSN – Master of Science in Nursing
Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development
EDD – Adult Learning and Development
EDS – Educational Leadership and Instruction
MA – Adult Learning & Development, Counseling, Student Affairs in Higher Education
MAT – Early Childhood Education-Grades PK-3, Elementary Education-Grades 1-5, Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate-Grades 1-5, Middle School Education-Grades 4-8, Middle School Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate-Grades 4-8, Secondary Education-Grades 6-12, Secondary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate-Grades 6-12
MED – Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology Leadership, Special Education
MS – Health and Human Performance, Psychology-Clinical
College of Business and Technology (Bachelor Degrees)
BS – Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Hospitality
10 a.m. Thursday, May 12
College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor and Associate Degrees)
BA – Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Arts
BFA – Dance, Fine and Graphic Arts
BGS – General Studies
BM – Music
BS – Applied Microbiology, Biology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Theatre, Unified Public Safety Administration
AD – Veterinary Technology
AGS – Associate of General Studies
AS – Engineering Technology
Louisiana Scholars’ College (Bachelor Degrees)
BA – Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Arts
BFA – Fine & Graphic Arts
BM – Music
BME – Music Education-Instrumental-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal-Grades K-12
BS – Accounting, Applied Microbiology, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Electronic Engineering Technology, Elementary Education-Grades 1-5, Health and Exercise Science, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Secondary Education and Teaching, Theatre, Unified Public Safety Administration
BSW – Social Work
2 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development (Bachelor Degrees)
BME – Music Education-Instrumental-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal/Instrumental -Grades K-12
BS – Addiction Studies, Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education-Grades Pre-K-3, Elementary Education-Grades 1-5, Health and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education-Grades K-12, Psychology, Secondary Education and Teaching
BSW – Social Work