16-year-old struck by vehicle in La. dies
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says the 16-year-old boy struck by a vehicle Friday night has died of his injuries.
The sheriff's office says in a news release that Dylan Blaine died Saturday at from his injuries.
Officials say he was hit by a car while walking just before 8 p.m. on Friday.
Authorities say the driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Shreveport man, was leaving church when he struck the juvenile, who was in the roadway wearing dark clothing.
The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit.
N.O. man sues city over false arrest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans has settled with a man who sued over his arrest by two police officers who quit amid allegations they falsely arrested him on a drug charge in 2011.
The former officers, Joshua Hunt and Samuel Birks, were sentenced in September 2011 to probation after they pleaded guilty to malfeasance charges.
Heather Hendrix, an attorney for Alvin Bean, tells The Advocate that the city settled its part of the federal civil rights complaint for $75,000.
The officers claimed they saw crack cocaine fall out of Bean's jacket pocket, but records indicated Hunt was at the dentist at the time he and Birks said they arrested the man.
Bean was jailed on the drug charge for more than five months before it was dismissed.
HEAT DEATH-NO CHARGES
Caddo coroner ruled toddler's death accidental
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Scott says no charges will be filed in the death of a 3-year-old girl who spent 18 hours in the backseat of her mother's car.
A coroner has ruled the death of Sariah Delafosse an accident.
Scott says in a statement Friday that it is clear the mother forgot her child was in the vehicle.
Shreveport police received a 911 call from the girl's mother about 4:30 p.m. July 5. The woman, who has two other children, told authorities she found the girl in the sweltering vehicle as she was leaving for work.
The woman picked her toddler up from the child's father's house the night prior. Police later learned the girl may have been in the car since 9 p.m. July 4.
Police: 4 charged after toddler found in squalor
ZACHERY, La. (AP) - Authorities say four women in Zachery have been charged with improper supervision of a minor after a 3-year-old girl was found living in conditions so squalid that some police officers vomited.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid tells The Advocate that the toddler was living in a duplex that lacked running water, reeked of animal feces and was littered with drug paraphernalia and trash.
McDavid some of his officers vomited when they came out of the house.
The child was placed into the custody of the state Department of Child and Family Services.
The child's living conditions were discovered Saturday as part of an investigation into the theft of two bottles of soda from the Ambrosia General Store.
PUBLIC PROPERTY AUCTION
Terrebonne plans auction of public property
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish government plans to auction surplus publicly owned equipment on Dec. 14.
The Courier reports the sale is set for 9 a.m. at the city of Houma Service Complex, 301 Plant Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Items on the block include trucks, cars, a bus, front-end loaders, bulldozers, a generator, jewelry, chairs, cellphones, typewriters, refrigerators, lawn equipment and computers.
Items can be viewed at the complex from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 13.
SCENIC JEFFERSON DAVIS
Parish may create scenic route to draw visitors
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - A plan to designate a Flyway Byway scenic route through Jefferson Davis Parish envisions incorporating a nearly 55-mile driving route with potential bike routes, waterways and walking paths focusing on the Welsh, Jennings and Lake Arthur areas.
David Dahlquist, who helped develop the plan, tells The American Press that the scenic route would attract visitors and spending to the areas and improve quality of life for local residents.
The driving route would follow Louisiana Highway 26, Louisiana Highway 14, Louisiana Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 90 with connections to Interstate 10 and other roads in Jefferson Davis.
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