Tuesday, January 29 2013 5:29 AM EST2013-01-29 10:29:52 GMT
The community of Charenton is remembering the policeman killed in the line of duty on Saturday. Black ribbons mark the entrance to the small town of Charenton. Bouquets of balloons fly at the ChitimachaMore >>
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Monday, January 28 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-01-28 22:31:52 GMT
A news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to provide updated information about a shooting that left a police officer and another person dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded. The shooting happenedMore >>
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Sunday, January 27 2013 7:51 PM EST2013-01-28 00:51:46 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in which three officers were shot and one of them has died. It happened in the town of Charenton, which is located in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana State PoliceMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
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Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:53 GMT
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A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
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Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
CHARENTON, LA (WAFB) -
of Charenton gathered for a candle light vigil Monday night to pay tribute to
the police officer who was shot to death Saturday.
emotions surrounding this weekend's deadly shooting are still fresh and while
the pain was evident at the vigil, so was the overwhelming support from a unified
community and far beyond.
were hung, candles lit and an entire community joined to honor a fallen police
officer. Sgt. Rick Riggenbach of the Chitamacha Police Department was killed in
the line of duty, but remembered for his life of service.
have no idea how many lives he saved, but he didn't care at the cost of his
life," said Police Chief Blaise Smith.
think this is about honoring a police officer who gave everything he could and
even to the very end, he was fighting to save lives and keep the danger from
someone else," added Col. Mike Edmonson, supt. of Louisiana State Police.
police officers from surrounding departments joined family, friends and
community members to show support for a man, a husband and a father.
a difficult time for them," said Jessica Rogers, a friend of Riggenbach. "I
can only imagine how his wife and children feel."
be felt was a strong sense of family. It's a feeling Smith said is no doubt
being noticed by Riggenbach himself.
bless each and every one of you. I have no doubt Sgt. Riggenbach is smiling, looking
down at every one of us," Smith explained.
also be another vigil Wednesday at Martin Luther King Baptist Church.
for Riggenbach will be Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Twin City Funeral Home
in Morgan City. His funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Crossing
Place Church in Franklin.
victim killed in the attack was Eddie Lyons, 78. The two deputies who were also
shot are expected to make full recoveries.