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Police: Two teens caught with marijuana

Two teens were caught with marijuana after Morgan City police talked to them on Front Street, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Dakota Voisin, 19, of Federal Avenue in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana first offense less than 14 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—Zachary Trahan, 18, of Aucoin Street in Morgan City, was arrested at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday on charges of possession of marijuana first offense less than 14 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Statewide, ACT scores down for Class of 2018

Louisiana students’ scores on the ACT exam fell in 2018.
Data the state released Wednesday shows an average composite score of 19.3 for the 2017-2018 class. The 2016-2017 average was 19.6, according to the Louisiana Department of Education.
Jessica Baghian, Louisiana’s assistant education superintendent, said the state data is based on students’ “best’’ scores, because the test can be taken multiple times and colleges accept students’ best score.

Warrant out for former Bunkie Police Chief

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Bunkie Police Chief Bobby Corner and another Bunkie police officer, according to reliable sources. The Louisiana State Police investigated the police department earlier this year. Corner has reportedly agreed to turn himself in today.

The other officer was also reportedly to be arrested today.

No details as to the charges of either warrant have been released.

Corner served one term as Bunkie's elected police chief and was defeated in his bid for re-election earlier this year.

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Oct. 10
Lashonda M. Matthews, 31, 400 block of East Cotton Street, Ville Platte. Domestic abuse battery, simple criminal damage to property. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Devonte Edwards, 18, 900 block of Bernice Street, Opelousas. Simple burglary, flight from an officer. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Joshua Janice, 34, 100 block of Bollich Road, Eunice. Aggravated flight from an officer. Arrested by Eunice Police.

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Marksville natve Dustin Fuqua (left), was honored with the Creole Peoples Award at the Creole Heritage Celebration in Natchitoches on Sept. 14. Fuqua is the chief of resources of the Cane River Creole National Historical Park in Natchitoches Parish. Shown with Fuqua is Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, of Pointe Coupee Parish, who was the keynote speaker for the event. {Photo courtesy of Dustin Fuqua}

‘Dusty’ Fuqua receives Creole Peoples Award

History is forever and cannot be changed, but cultures -- like gardens -- will disappear if they are left untended.

One of the state’s “gardeners” is Marksville native Dustin “Dusty” Fuqua, the chief of resources at Cane River Creole National Historical Park in Natchitoches Parish.

Fuqua was honored with a Creole Peoples Award at the Creole Heritage Celebration in Natchitoches on Sept. 14.

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