DayeTime: Of Cats & Dogs -- High speed chases

A reader, a former police officer as it turns out, came by the office to ask a few questions about a recent high-speed chase that began in Bunkie with an escape of a “disturbing the peace” suspect. The suspect took a delivery truck, fled and ended up crashing into a building in Mansura. The driver was injured and was transported to the ICU.

During this chase, the truck reportedly forced numerous vehicles -- including four law enforcement units -- off the road.

Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr., age 82, of Mansura

Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr.
MANSURA - A Funeral Mass for Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr., originally from Arnaudville, will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Paul Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.

City’s LACE program yields traffic tickets

It’s been 30 days since the city council here approved a trial of the Local Agency Compensated Enforcement (LACE) program and Police Chief Ricky Martin provided an update on its results at the Sept. 17 council meeting.
The LACE program funds extra patrol time for off-duty officers, paid for through the citations generated. In that 30-day period, 210 traffic tickets were issued by the extra patrol officers provided, but Chief Martin was not sure just how much revenue the tickets would generate.

Halloween in Marksville returns to Courthouse Square after cancellation fears

There was some doubt for awhile, but the traditional “Trick or Treat Around the Square” is on for Halloween.

The Marksville City Council was glad to hear the good tidings at its Sept. 12 meeting.

Marksville Chamber of Commerce President Van Roy said businesses throughout Marksville will be invited and encouraged to come out to Courthouse Square on Oct. 31 to hand out candy, sponsor children’s games and make the holiday fun for the kids and the grown-ups alike.


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