Elder abuse is an awful crime that continues to take hold of the capital area as more and more elderly people are coming under attack. Experts say most of those seniors are being abused by those meant to care for them.
Students from Springdale Elementary School showed their love for Faye Swetlik by making heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for her, this before the tragic announcement that she was found dead not far from where she disappeared.
Holden Matthews pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Robert R. Summerhays to three counts of violating the Church Arson Prevention Act — one count for each church — as well as one count of using fire to commit a federal felony. He will be sentenced on May 22.
A woman accused of rape in an alleged incident with Dennis Perkins appeared in court Friday, Feb. 7 to ask that she be able to leave the state due to alleged threats made against her. A judge denied that request Friday, only allowing her to leave Livingston Parish.