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April 21 10:05 AM
Following the parade of athletes, Sgt. Jeff Pleasants and Deputy Reigan Malmay of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office rode their motorcycles to lead Special Olympics athlete Chris Beaudoin of Parkway High School as he carried the Special Olympics torch around the track.
April 21 10:05 AM
Kenny Jenkins, executive director of the event, called the Haughton Adventure Weekend, said, “It’s culmination of events. .. It is an evangelical event, a crusade-type of event. It’s a combination of the two, kind of a celebration weekend, a community-wide.
April 21 10:05 AM
Crops that are being planted include potatoes, tomatoes, purple hull peas, corn, squash, onions, cucumbers, okra and peppers. The peas will be the largest crop and will be planted on 25 acres of land, while the other crops will be grown on about five acres.
April 14 02:35 PM
Sheriff Whittington presented the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Commendation Medal to Deputy Darryl Ware, a five-year veteran with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, for rescuing a man from the second story of the Reserve Apartments during a fire at the complex in late January.
April 14 02:35 PM
Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26-27.
April 14 02:35 PM
The new Sam’s Club (above) is under construction at 2861 Beene Blvd. in Bossier City. Club manager John Hamm and Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker (left) use a giant pair of scissors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday, April 4, officially opening the company’s Hiring and Membership Center at The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.
April 04 10:05 AM
“The late Mayor George Dement instilled in all of us what he called ‘the curb appeal effect,’” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “Basically, he would say that as he’s traveling through cities and towns he would observe either how clean or not clean it was — the litter effect, as he called it, in these towns.
April 04 10:06 AM
The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. Friday and ended at 4 a.m. Saturday in order to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or to others and to increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired.
April 04 10:06 AM
The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and commandant of the Floyd L. Baxter Red River Detachment of the Marine Corps League. As a 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, Lt. Col. Thornton rose through the ranks as an enlisted Marine to chief warrant officer to commissioned officer.
April 04 10:06 AM
Det. Martinez has been a member of the Bossier City Police Department for the past four years and is assigned as an investigator with the Property Crimes Unit. As such, Martinez has been credited in solving multiple property crime cases including burglaries, thefts and incidents of vandalism.
April 21 10:05 AM
Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training.
April 21 10:05 AM
Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has received a $30,000 grant and in-kind nutritional training materials valued at $10,000 to support its out-of-school time healthy food access and nutritional literacy programs.
April 14 02:35 PM
The first resolution authorizes the city to proceed with the remarketing of the remaining principal balance of approximately $39 million in bonds related to the Shreveport Convention Center Hotel project from 2008. The deadline to act is June 1. Missing that deadline would result in the annual interest rate on the hotel bonds increasing from 4.
April 14 02:35 PM
It’s tough being the first in any endeavor, and that is especially true in business. Taking that initial risk in a business endeavor, such as setting up shop in Shreveport Common, a nine-block area in the west part of downtown Shreveport, can make a company reticent to set up shop at an unproven location.
April 04 10:05 AM
Caroline Boley received the University Medal, LSU’s highest honor, at commencement in Baton Rouge in December. She was also the 2010 valedictorian of Captain Shreve High School..
April 21 10:05 AM
The discovery and production of oil was the catalyst for forming this city, and it was the first site of offshore oil wells in the United States. Considered the larges natural lake of fresh water in the south covering 26,800 acres, Caddo Lake is shared by Texas and Louisiana.
April 21 10:05 AM
Grant Nuckolls, franchisee of the local burger joint, said hosting Buddy Flett is a true honor, and we hope our customers will join us in packing the house to hear this local legend who’s been gracing Louisiana with his smooth sounds for more than three decades.
April 14 02:35 PM
It is when he detours up Cross Bayou that things get truly interesting. He points out the residence of the Dupont family who operate a seafood market on Market Street.
April 14 02:35 PM
With spring in full swing, Chimp Haven is getting ready for Spring Fling 2014, Saturday, April 12. Located in the Eddie D. Jones Park off Highway 789 in Keithville, La., the first of two yearly festivals will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 14 02:35 PM
Oscar winner. Emmy Award winner. Author. Illustrator. Animator. World-renowned creative mind William Joyce has a lot of titles, and on Saturday, May 3, he will add one more: commencement speaker. Joyce will be the featured guest speaker at Centenary College’s 2014 commencement celebration in the Gold Dome at 10:30 a.
April 04 10:05 AM
The toys will be placed in patrol cars and in fire department vehicles for distribution to children during calls for service, including fires, motor vehicle crashes or other incidents that can have a distressing effect on a child..
April 04 10:05 AM
The Department of Justice, the Office of Justice Programs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are seeking applications for funding of grants under the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program, also known as Project Safe Neighborhoods..
April 04 10:06 AM
“We’re hoping that this will be the best-attended festival in Cinco de Mayo Fiesta history,” said Guillermo “Willie” Ortiz, event chairperson. “We’re looking to fill Festival Plaza with activity after activity.
April 04 10:06 AM
Shreveport-Bossier’s Great American Cleanup activities are led by Shreveport Green. Members of the public are invited to form Great American Cleanup teams and join hundreds of others in removing trash from area businesses, parks, neighborhoods, vacant lots, and waterways.
March 28 10:06 AM
A baby born with Tay-Sachs Disease develops normally in the first three to six months of life. During the next months — or even years — the baby will progressively lose the ability to see, hear and move. The child will stop smiling, crawling, turning over and reaching out for things.
April 21 10:05 AM
On Monday, Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative, which will designate healthy places around the state that voluntarily champion and embrace health and wellness.
April 21 10:05 AM
In spite of the name, SFF helps post-9/11 veterans from all the services. They cover family support, adaptive housing and transportation, special equipment, rehabilitative sports and so much more for injured and critically ill service veterans, as well as families of active-duty members.
April 21 10:05 AM
The first report in Meth in the News this week is truly frightening. In Williamsburg, Va., Virginia State Police troopers noticed a 2005 Chrysler hatchback that was being driven erratically on I-64 near Lightfoot. Troopers, therefore, pulled the woman driving the car over on suspicion of driving under the influence.
April 21 10:05 AM
A pastor friend of mine had gone to the local cemetery in his town to conduct a graveside service. He arrived early and took a stroll to collect his thoughts. They got swiftly uncollected when he spotted a headstone which displayed the names of a couple in his church.
April 21 10:05 AM
The latest scuttlebutt on Shreveport’s mayoral race is that Ollie Taylor may enter this fall’s election — at the urging of current Mayor Cedric Glover. The Glover team, led by Lynn Braggs, had previously pushed Councilman Sam Jenkins to be the standard bearer until Jenkins’s unpaid taxes became common knowledge.
April 17 05:00 PM
If you're like 87 percent of American adults, you use the Internet. The only thing I find surprising about this statistic is that there are 13 percent of adults who don't.
April 14 02:35 PM
Birthdays. Remember what wonderful things they were when you were a kid? I recall the anxious waiting – my folks always acted like it was another day on the calendar until it actually got here. There were the mysterious presents and the cake my Mom always made – and is still my favorite: chocolate with a buttercream icing.
April 14 02:35 PM
It’s springtime in the Ark-La- Tex, and the weather is getting warmer. That means that it is time to spend more time outside, camping and hiking, fishing and hunting, and just enjoying the outdoors in the Sportsman’s Paradise.
April 14 02:35 PM
By this I mean you used to play sports, competitively. Maybe you played on a team for a school or company or an organization, and after games you would play more games. And then one day, it all dried up. Maybe you changed jobs and they didn't have leagues, or you simply got too busy with work and the kids.
April 21 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) in partnership with the Louisiana State Police has announced the release of a public service announcement (PDA) to promote safe driving on Louisiana highways with a focus on the dangers of impaired driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
April 21 10:05 AM
No one remedy works for all patients, so there’s a great medical need to develop new therapies for IBS, says Andrew Mulberg, M.D., a gastroenterologist with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s why FDA is working to bring more treatments to the market.
April 21 10:05 AM
Regulations for black bass on several bodies of water will change on Sunday, April 20. Slot limits will be rescinded for Black Bayou in Bossier Parish, Chicot Lake in Evangeline Parish, Cross Lake in Caddo Parish, Lake Rodemacher in Rapides Parish, Vernon Lake in Vernon Parish and Spanish Lake in New Iberia and St.
April 14 02:35 PM
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced $28,377,225 in grants to renew support for 155 homeless housing and service programs in Louisiana.
April 14 02:35 PM
The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list.
April 14 02:35 PM
Seventh Judicial District of Louisiana Judge Kathy Johnson took 24-year-old Duell Moreland’s guilty plea and sentenced him to a $10,000 civil restitution fee for replacement value of the black bear, a $950 fine, $254 in court fees, two years of...
April 14 02:35 PM
The complaint charges that on July 9, 2013, Sutterfield used excessive force in the arrest of a Bull Shoals resident and then directed an officer to write a false and misleading report regarding the incident in order to cover up and justi fy the use of excessive force.
April 14 02:35 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. — An inmate at Oakdale Federal Correction Center was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to an additional 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attacking a correctional officer..
April 04 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — On April 24, the Department of Public Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal will host a training seminar designed to better educate law enforcement and other first responders on how to interact with and effectively communicate with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
April 04 10:05 AM
The Veterinary Laboratory Response Network (Vet-LRN) was started in 2011 by Renate Reimschuessel, VMD, Ph.D, a research biologist at FDA. In 2013, the name was changed to the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN) to reflect the many investigations the network undertakes in response to concerns reported by animal owners.
April 14 02:35 PM
I don’t see anything wrong with that. They have a good sense of humor, and that means a lot. At least, they don’t walk around with a chip on their shoulder, with a stinking attitude. If you don't like it, you don’t have to watch it, and find something you do like.
April 04 10:06 AM
I live in Texas, talking about fat people and everything. The schools have done stopped people from trying to get fat. My kids are not fat, and their meat group, if you are in the seventh grade or eighth grade or under, you get three chicken nuggets for your meat group.
March 28 10:07 AM
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March 21 11:17 AM
This is just a sad shape, George Zimmerman signing autographs over the tragedy of a young person lost. I feel like young Trayvon was unjustly killed for no reason, and I think Mr. Zimmerman got off scot-free. Profiting off of tragedy is a sick individual.
March 14 12:43 PM
You can’t hardly put grass or bags of leaves in the trash can. They sit on the curb for weeks. They charge more for trash pickup, and we get bad service. They should have given that money to Shreveport, and we would still be getting good service. I don’t know where he is coming from when he says we are getting better service.
March 07 01:55 PM
Editorials, commentary, letters to the editor and hotline comments are strictly the views and opinions of the author. Those opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of The Inquisitor,.
February 28 09:36 AM
Editor’s Note: We forwarded your comment to Bossier City Public Information Officer Mark Natale, the following is his reply. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Bossier City Animal Control does have “oncall” personnel available to respond to such calls on weekends and after hours during the week.
February 21 09:46 AM
Yes, good afternoon. This is reference to the new driver’s license that are coming out in the state of Louisiana. I’d like for Danny to do an editorial and any other general manager of the news stations to be vocal when it comes to putting our actual culture and nationality on your driver’s license.
February 14 12:23 PM
The drugs that are made in this country, that are available and used successfully. There is an Ohio case that just executed a man, even though it took a little longer.
February 07 10:53 AM
Troutman, was arrested and falsely accused of monetary instrument abuse and identity theft. Her only crime is having too big a heart; she is just a really generous person. The person arrested with her is guilty of these crimes, so is his partner, a female yet to be arrested.
April 21 10:05 AM
The festival started back in 1984 at the Municipal Auditorium. “We’ve changed places (in) four different buildings, and now we’re at the new Convention Center. We’ve been there for seven years,” said Casey Jones, marketing director for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
April 21 10:05 AM
According to Assistant Chief David Dice said, “These guys were having this engine rebuilt at a shop here locally.” Some of the plates had been removed from the engine so that workers could access the machinery’s interior. The drivers of the truck assumed that the engine block had already been drained, but such was not the case.
April 21 10:05 AM
A subsequent struggle with the victim and the suspect over the gun ensued, at which point the suspect, who was last seen driving a dark-colored pickup truck, reportedly fled from the scene, firing a single shot into the woman’s tire, disabling her vehicle.
April 21 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — As part of ongoing multi-agency operations targeting prostitution and online solicitation throughout the state, investigators from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Emmanuel Bailey of Fort Smith, Ark.
April 21 10:05 AM
Cassie L. Sims, 31, of the 100 block of Jodie Drive in Haughton, and 43-year-old Patrick L. Pierce of the 5900 block of East Texas Street in Bossier City were taken into custody for devising a plan to murder Sims’s husband at the Jodie Drive residence Sunday morning.
April 21 10:05 AM
After months of investigation, Shreveport police property crimes detectives have arrested 35-yearold Glenn Curtis Young Jr. after evidence recovered during their probe linked him to the burglary of at least eight different proper ties across Shreveport.
April 21 10:05 AM
Authorities previously arrested Derrick J. Thomas, 18, of the 3200 block of Mackey Lane, who surrendered himself to Shreve port police violent crimes investigators at about 7 p.m. Saturday, shortly after investigators procured a warrant for his arrest. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of seconddegree murder.
April 21 10:05 AM
When officers arrived at the location, a male victim reported that he had been driving northbound on Broadway near Booker T Street when a man unknown to him and for unknown reasons exited a vehicle and began firing multiple rounds at his car. The victim’s vehicle sustained damage resulting from the gunfire; however, the driver was not injured.
April 21 10:05 AM
Kinyon Tirrel Johnson, 17, and a 15-year-old male were arrested on purse snatching charges last Thursday, April 10, in connection with an incident that happened earlier that day just after 9 a.m. in the 700 block of Shaver Street..

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