Three suspects arrested for series of burglaries

Richland Parish deputies have arrested three people in connection with a series of burglaries.

Sheriff Gary Gilley said that on April 16, Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a vehicle at a residence on Beach Road. Deputies had been looking for this vehicle in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts which had been occurring in the area. While RPSO was making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, another suspect was found hiding in nearby bushes near a residence.

Schools take part in summer food service program in May

Child Nutrition Program Supervisor Gracie Hosea has announced the Richland Parish School Board  is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until May 22. 

Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Harvard study warns of prolonged lockdown

Harvard University epidemiologists are warning that eradicating COVID-19 from the United States may take a lot longer than anyone wants to hear. As Louisiana broke above the milestone of over 1,000 Coronavirus deaths this week, Science magazine published the findings of Harvard researchers who summarized that Americans could see recurring COVID outbreaks as far out as the year 2024.

Colving and Mathis

Investigator Timothy Colvin and Assistant Chief Johnnie Mathis

Officer Barbara Carroll

Officer Barbara Carroll

Rayville police chief announces promotions

A number of Rayville Police Department officers have been promoted this month, Police Chief Willie L. Robinson Sr., announced.
"I have been chief of police for the Town of Rayville for almost 24 years," he said. "I still vow to continue to do the best job that any law enforcement officer could do. At this time, I have decided to make a few changes within my department."
Johnnie Mathis, who currently serves as administrative assistant, is being promoted to assistant chief. 


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