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Rapides Parish investigators say two teenagers from Tioga High School are in custody Tuesday afternoon after they were charged with 10 counts of terrorism.
According to reports from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, after investigators responded to email threats made to students and faculty on Jan. 31, the RPSO Cyber Crimes Unit positively identified Jessica Winslow, 17, of Alexandria and Ti’jeanae Harris, 17, also of Alexandria, and charged them with 10 counts of terrorism.
According to the release, the two said “they just wanted to see if they could get away with it.”
They need not wonder any more.
For two hours 23-year-old John Robinson clung to a life raft in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.
Diesel fumes burned his eyes and skin, and 12- to 15-foot waves crashed over him. He and his 11 fellow crewmen called each other’s names, praying that each name would get a reply.
It was close to 2 a.m. on Jan. 18 that Robinson, a senior deckhand on the research vessel Seaprobe, was awakened by a crew member saying “we have a situation.”
“At first I thought he was joking,” Robinson said. “And then I saw the looks on everybody’s faces. It was no joke. The ship was sinking, and we had to move fast.”
A Tioga High School teacher facing 13 sex crime charges has resigned from the Rapides Parish School District.
The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/XLWA0J ) 27-year-old Heather Michelle Cooksey, an English teacher, was arrested on Dec. 19 on charges that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. She was arrested again on Jan. 22 on nine additional charges.
Cooksey is free on a $35,000 bond.
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A Tioga High School teacher, who was previously in custody on sex charges last month, was arrested Tuesday on additional charges.
After further investigation, detectives say they arrested Heather Michelle Cooksey for two more counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, four counts of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and student, two counts of sexual battery by fondling and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
TIOGA, La. – Two local men were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and fighting after locking themselves out of a home and using an ax to get back in.
According to sheriff’s office reports, at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 31, RPSO received a call about men forcing entry into a residence with an ax in the 8500 block of U.S. La. Hwy 71 North in Tioga.
After speaking to witnesses, deputies arrested Joseph McCartney, 25, and Travis Barlow, 25, both of 8518 La. Hwy 71 North in Tioga. Deputies say both men appeared to be intoxicated when they were found
them fighting in the yard.
New Year’s Eve Disturbance in Tioga
During the investigation of this incident, another subject, later identified as 55-year-old Ronnie McCartney of Pollock arrived at the scene and was attempting to interfere in the investigation. McCartney was asked to leave the scene several times and he continually refused to do so. The deputies informed him several times that there was an investigation going on and for the safety of the scene, he would have to leave. The subject refused and he was informed that he was being placed under arrest for Interfering with a Law Enforcement Investigation.
In November of this year, Rapides detectives received information relating to multiple structure fires in the Tioga area, which included the Rigolette Bridge and two uninhabited residences located on Hollowdale Drive. Detectives re-opened the original investigations and were able to establish sufficient probable cause that 23-year-old Trenton Lloyd Malone was the main suspect in each of the fires. As a result, warrants were granted for Malone’s arrest for three counts of Simple Arson Over $500.
Arson Arrest in Last Year’s Bridge Fire | KLAX-TV.
According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Heather Michelle Cooksey, 27, of 128 Arlington Dr in Pineville, was charged with two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Cooksey was taken into custody and remains at the Rapides Parish Detention Center Wednesday night. Her bond has been set at $10,000.
Teacher Arrested On Sex Charges – KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2.
TIOGA, La.- State School Superintendent John White came to Cenla today and he brought a check worth $300,000 for six local schools to share. News Channel Five’s Nolan Crane shows us why the state has a four million dollar grant initiative to try to help students improve their test scores.
When the faculty at Tioga Junior High School, applied for a special grant that is designed to help students with disabilities improve their test scores the principal says he never though his school would get the money.
“When we found out that our district was going to be awarded the grant we were extremely excited. It will help us to further the program and reach further into having more success not only our students with disabilities but all students at Tioga Junior High School,” says Jeff Powell.
via John White Visits Cenla and Brings $300K – KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2.
Deputies were called to Huey P. Long Hospital around 6:30 a.m. Saturday in reference to a subject with a stab wound. Initially told the wound was accidental and self-inflicted, deputies concluded otherwise.
It remains under investigation.