16-point buck killed by unlicensed bow hunter

An Abbeville man thought he was leaving Avoyelles Parish with a trophy white-tailed deer. Instead, he received major hunting violation citations for hunting without a license, without deer tags and under revocation.
Glen Toupes Jr., 40, killed the 16-point, 265-pound buck while bowhunting on a Simmesport area hunting club’s property as a guest. The hunting club called the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries to help measure the deer for record purposes.

Mansura native is state’s top ‘ghost hunter’

Avoyelles Police Jury President Charles Jones stands where the executioner would watch the condemned take his final steps up the stairs to the parish jail's gallows on the 4th floor of the courthouse. A rope was placed through the metal ring and a noose put around the inmate’s neck. The long lever was then pulled, the metal doors opened, and there was “a short drop and a sudden stop.”
Ghost hunters believe that inmates who met their end on earth on the 4th Floor could still be walking the halls of their former prison. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}


‘Strong women’ graduate anti-abuse course at Women’s Detention Center-Cottonport

Rebecca Laprairie wipes away tears during a course graduation ceremony for women inmates at the APSO Women’s Correctional Center in Cottonport. The course, developed and presented by Faith House and approved by the state DOC, is designed to help female inmates who have been victims of abuse.
{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}




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