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Denham Springs man faces first-degree murder indictment in death of two-year-old girl

Livingston Parish grand jury returned an indictment against a Denham Springs man accused in the death of a 2-year-old girl, according to the district attorney.

District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Shane Posey, 22, of Denham Springs, was indicted for first-degree murder.

Posey will be arraigned Wednesday, June 26, in 21st Judicial District Court, Perrilloux said.

‘There’s an interest here’ | Visitors receive lessons in nature during First Annual Purple Martin and Garden Event

In the last five years, avian biologist Katie Percy has banded more birds than she can count.

So when she was asked to band a group of Purple Martins in early June, she grabbed her plastic toolbox, took off her sunglasses, and got to work.

Reaching into a gourd rack at North Park, Percy slowly pulled out a small Purple Martin with her left hand, gently gripping it around both sides of the neck. After weighing the palm-sized bird, Percy used her right hand to cut off a small numbered metal tag that she then strapped on the bird’s right leg, drawing curious looks from the small group of people huddled around her.

Denham Springs High’s Katie Carroll named recipient of Lloyd F. “Big D” deGeneres Memorial Scholarship

Katie Carroll, a recent graduate of Denham Springs High, was named the 2019 recipient of the Lloyd F. “Big D” deGeneres Memorial Scholarship.

The daughter of Mark and Missy, Katie plans to attend Nicholls State University and major in nursing. While at Denham Springs High, she was enrolled in multiple honors and AP courses, and she was also involved in numerous campus and community organizations.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL | Walker’s Monson weathers tough season to help LSU Eunice to national title

Maybe former LSU Eunice softball coach Andy Lee should have seen it coming.

Sophomore Madison Monson, a former Walker High standout, blasted a two-run home run in the first inning to get the Lady Bengals on their way to a 10-5 win over Phoenix College to capture the NJCAAA Division II national championship on May 25.

“Her nickname is ‘Big Money Monson’ for a reason,” Lee said. She always was big when we needed her.

BASKETBALL | Walker gets started early to rout Denham Springs, 57-25

Summer league basketball, with its fast-paced games that seem to focus on the volume of games played as much as quality, would seem to be the perfect vehicle for a team to put forth a careless effort.

Don’t tell that to Walker High.

The Wildcats kept their record in the Woodlawn High summer league perfect on Monday evening as their focus on defense propelled them to a 57-25 win over Denham Springs.

VOLLEYBALL | Central takes advantage of Denham Springs’ streaky play to win summer league title

Streaky tendencies were the downfall of Denham Springs in Monday’s Summer League Volleyball final against Central.

Denham started the first two championship sets strong, jumping out to 8-5 and 8-2 leads in each set. But both times the Wildcats came roaring back, going on a 17-4 run to close out the first set and a 9-0 run to dig out of a 9-3 deficit in the second.

Both times, the Yellow Jackets were unable to respond until the set was out of reach, falling 25-16 and 25-19.

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