A West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, a judge declared Friday.
The virus there has infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services.
UPDATE: Officials tell us the body recovered from Evangeline Parish has been taken to the FACES lab here in Baton Rouge for identification. We’re told it could take a day or two to officially ID the remains.
Earlier this year, detectives assigned to The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations began an investigation into an alleged theft of public funds from the Webster Parish Coroner’s Office at the request of the Webster Parish Distr
An arrest of two Deming, New Mexico residents on child abuse charges lead investigators to find two children testing positive for meth.
Santana Garcia and Ray Rodriguez were arrested on a warrant issued Aug. 1.