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Cenla Broadcasting notes the tragic loss of twin brothers’ Ben & Blake Cooper. The two were tragically killed in a private plane crash Sunday afternoon just after taking off from Pineville Municipal Airport at Lake Buhlow. Ben, a mental health hospital administrator, and Blake, the Executive Director of the Central Louisiana Regional Port) were both popular in the Cenla Community. Each leaves behind a spouse and children. One son of Blake was also on board and is said to have survived the crash. Although no medical status is known of the boy at this time.
30 year old Cody Richardson, a former Correctional Officer with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Detention Center 1, in Alexandria, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in court Friday to three counts of using excessive force against pretrial detainees housed at the facility.
There will be several changes when college students return to campus in the Fall due to COVID-19. University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson says it’s all designed to protect the students, staff, and faculty. For example, changing the calendar so students will complete the semester before Thanksgiving.