PARISH BY PARISH: Pajama ban; drive-by shooter arrested; heavy rain causes floods; skate park ready to open
POSTED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 9:00pm
LOUISIANA (NBC33) — CADDO PARISH - The Caddo Parish commissioner who introduced the pajama ordinance is now embarking on a letter writing campaign to bring a national retailer on board. Commissioner Michael Williams has a plan to ban wearing pajamas in public. Now he wants churches to help him with the campaign, asking stores like Wal-Mart and target to not allow PJs in their buildings. Commissioner Williams says he's working with an attorney on the wording. They plan to base it on the city's sagging ordnance, and plan to present it to the rest of the commissioner at the last meeting this month.
TANGIPAHOA PARISH - A 20 year-old man is locked up on drug and weapon charges after a drive-by shooting early Monday morning. Now, Skye Davi of Ponchatoula is facing a list of charges including assault by drive by shooting and possession of marijuana. When police pulled Davi over, they say they found a juvenile in the car. He was also charged. We're told the shooting came after a fight over money that's been going on for weeks.
RAPIDES PARISH - Heavy rain throughout Louisiana last week have left many people still waterlogged and looking for higher ground. In Pineville, an entire street is under multiple feet of water. Neighbors say it isn't the first time it's happened either; in fact, last march they flooded too. Time after time, they say they've been frustrated with the response.
ASCENSION PARISH - The skate part in Gonzales is ready to open. The grand opening is set for this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The first grand opening set for last week was cancelled because of the weather. The big event includes live music and a skating competition. The part is on Irma Boulevard between the National Guard Armory and the Council on Aging.
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