Parish by Parish April 24, 2012

POSTED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:04pm

Acadia - An Iota man is in jail charged with attempted first degree murder. The Acadia parish sheriff's office says 52 year old Clyde Hebert had a fight with two men late Sunday night. Then he allegedly threw a hatchet and hit on of the men. Then investigators say he pulled out a shotgun and fired it hitting one of the men. Both of the victims are expected to be okay.

Calcasieu - An almost three million dollar food stamp fraud case closes two Lake Charles convenience stores. Goodfellas Grocery and Goodfellas Grocery 2 shut down after the owners were thought to have run a massive food stamp fraud scheme. The two businesses redeemed 2.7 million dollars worth of benefits from the food stamp program by allowing customers to use food stamps for alcohol, tobacco, and trade them for cash. The owners now face a 20 year prison sentence, and up to a quarter million dollars in fines.

Orleans - The justice department’s recent inspection of the New Orleans jail turned up quote “Alarming conditions". The letter says there are high rates of prisoner on prisoner violence, staff misconduct, and even constitutional violations. Parish officials and the justice department have been negotiating a consent decree that would require certain changes at Orleans parish prison, the city's only jail.

East Baton Rouge - The man inside a house is okay after his place caught fire. It happened around 2:30 this morning. Fire investigators say combustibles too close to heat were the reason for the fire. The house on north 36th has about seventy five hundred dollars in damage.

That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.
 

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