Juvenile arrested after guns taken from car

A 17-year-old male from Bastrop was arrested in connection with a vehicle burglary in Rayville.

Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson advised his office received a burglary complaint that a suspect entered a vehicle and removed two firearms and a cell phone. During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that the vehicle was unlocked at the time

“However, I, Officer Jasmine Williams and Lieutenant Czyz Williams were able to develop a suspect,” Robinson said. “The investigation led us to Bastrop. I contacted Morehouse Parish Deputy Lt. Tyree Rowden for assistance.”

MLK activities set in Rayville

The Martin Luther King Memorial Society will host its annual Dr. King’s Holiday activities on Jan. 20. 

This year’s theme is “Equality and Social Justice for All.” The banquet, free of charge, will be held at 6 p.m. January 20 at the Rayville Civic Center.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, please.

Qualifying ends for April presidential primaries

Qualifying has ended for the April 4 presidential primaries.

Candidates qualifying to seek the Democratic presidential nomination are Michael Bennet,  Lakewood, CO; Michael R. Bloomberg, New York, NY; Cory Booker of Newark, NJ; Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, IN; John K. Delaney, Bethesda, MD; Tulsi Gabbard,  Kapolei, HI; Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis, MN; Deval Patrick, Boston, MA; Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, Burlington, VT; Tom Steyer of San Francisco, CA; Elizabeth Warren, Boston; Robby Wells of Waynesboro, GA; and Andrew Yang, New York, NY.

November jobless rate up half a percent

The unemployment rate for Richland Parish rose half a percent in November 2019, according to figures released this week by the Louisiana Works Commission.

The jobless rate for Richland Parish rose to 6.5 percent in November from 6 percent in October 2019. It was 5.3 percent in November 2018.

This translates into 533 people looking for work in Richland Parish in November 2019, up from 499 in October and 435 in November 2018.

Richland Parish’s workforce was 7,677 in November 2019, down from 7,753 in October and 7,764 in November 2018.

Qualifying underway for party primaries

Qualifying for the April 4 presidential primary election will be held from Jan. 8-10.

Candidates may qualify to run in the Democratic, Republican or independent party primaries.

Registered Democrats may qualify for the Democratic State Central Committee 19th representative office A and B and for the office of Democratic Parish Executive Committee member in Districts 1-9 and for five at-large positions.


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