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Updated at 10:49 AM

An investigation is expected to be launched into the shooting Tuesday night of woman by a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy here after the woman allegedly tried to run over the deputy with her vehicle.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

When deputies approached the SUV and spoke with the driver, Eric B. Grisham, 40, of Topsy Road, they reportedly detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. His speech was also reportedly slurred and he appeared very unsteady on his...

Updated Jul 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Officials were in north Sulphur this morning at the scene of an alleged homicide. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso stated that from all indications at the home, located at 1026 Koonce Road, 66-year-old Pamela Parker was the victim of foul play.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The election will fill the Division A judgeship in the 14th Judicial District Court. That seat will be vacated by Judge Kent Savoie, who is seeking a position on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Division A includes Sulphur, Carlyss, Vinton and the...

Updated Jul 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

The newly-completed West Calcasieu Events Center was the site Thursday night of the 2nd annual Friends of the Sulphur Police fundraising banquet. It was the first event to be held in the facility, and it was a big one — celebrating the Sulphur...

Posted Jul 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

A Sulphur man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised released for illegally possessing multiple firearms. The sentence was announced Thursday by U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Hot asphalt, temperatures in the mid 90s, and humidity nearing 100 percent saturation wasn't able to keep five Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from completing a grueling 80 hour Harley Davidson Basic Motorcycle Course on Friday, July 11,...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Mel Estess, public information officer and chaplain for the Sulphur Police Department, is a civilian employee. Having served briefly as Provisional Chief from May until November 2011, Estess began his time with the Sulphur Police Department...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

When Vinetta Briscoe made detective with the Sulphur Police Department, it was the first time a woman had held the position in the department's history. It was also the first time an African-American held the rank.

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Thomason said he spent about eight months on parking meter duty and then moved to the patrol division. He made sergeant then later tested for and earned the rank of captain. In 1966, he tested for and made chief. At 81, Thomason is the city's oldest...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

In his more than two decades with the department, Coats has worked in several departments. He began his career at the SPD as a jailer and was then transferred to patrol. He was later transferred to the Detective Division where he was promoted to...

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