December 12 10:14 AM
The mother was told to take the child to the doctor to check and make sure nothing had been “crushed.” The child was subsequently taken to the doctor and the doctor said the injuries appeared to be from a chemical burn — not from being crushed. The parent was advised to take the child to the burn unit at University Health Hospital at 7 a.
December 12 10:14 AM
On Tuesday a little after noon, Dr. Michael Acurio, 54, of Benton, turned himself in at the Bossier Maximum Security facility on warrants charging him with second-degree battery, domestic abuse with strangulation, aggravated assault/domestic violence, simple battery and aggravated assault.

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December 12 10:14 AM
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, “The evacuation, transportation and sheltering of household pets during disasters has become necessary as a lifesaving measure. What we have experienced in the past are victims who have refused assistance unless their pets were accommodated.
December 12 10:14 AM
United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced last week that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has joined Twitter to assist in providing news, announcements and other information to the public. The office will provide information regarding office events, links to press releases, photos and media advisories.
December 12 10:14 AM
After further investigation, Dison found that Ivey had an antler less tag attached to a spike buck that was not filled out. Both deer in the bed of the truck were antlered deer. Dison also found that Ivey had already harvested two antlered deer already this season putting these two antlered deer one over his season limit of three.
December 12 10:14 AM
Fire is a safe and costeffective science-based land management tool. Prescribed fire reduces the risk of wildfires by decreasing fuel loads on the ground. Used properly, prescribed fire can restore, enhance, and sustain the ecosystem health of fire-dependent systems such as open pine systems, woodlands, and prairies.
December 12 10:14 AM
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists have received a fifth cohort of juvenile whooping cranes at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Gueydan. The 14 young cranes received Dec. 4 add to the state’s resident population established through an LDWF species restoration project.

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December 12 10:09 AM
The 2014 elections have placed many new faces in key leadership positions for the City of Shreveport and Caddo Parish — a new mayor, four new councilmen and six new school board members. In the process one incumbent council representative was defeated and four incumbent school board members were sent home.

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