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July 21 07:11 AM
Following the successful implementation last year of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Bossier Schools’ Child Nutrition Program will once again partner with the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program to provide over 7,500 students with a healthy breakfast and lunch each day at no charge.
July 21 07:11 AM
The stolen items include: a 2016 6x160 black Stage Coach trailer with an estimated value of $1,800; an 18-foot black Stage Coach trailer with an estimated value of $3,000; a 2017 four-door dealer demo Can-Am Defender Max XT with a tip-out...
July 14 07:02 AM
Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Education released 2017 LEAP proficiency scores, which revealed Bossier Parish students again exceeded the state average of those scoring at Mastery level or above in English language arts (ELA), math and science.
July 14 07:02 AM
Parish officials said the bridge was ordered closed following an inspection by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development..
July 07 06:56 AM
— Maj. Donnie Keith, who serves on the administrative staff for special events and the intra-agency coordinator for emergency operations. He previously served as the head of the Marine Patrol. Maj. Keith has been employed at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office since 2005 — Maj.
July 07 06:56 AM
“As most of you know, the city is on the grow,” he said. “The recent population estimate that I received from the secretary of state is, as of a year ago, our population is 69,584, so we’re bumping up against that 70,000 mark. And I don’t doubt that we will get there soon.
June 30 04:04 PM
“’Boomtown Cares’ — that’s our motto, and we care about the people of Bossier City,” Henson said. “We’re able to donate these as we don’t need them anymore on the vessel. We were able to go to the Gaming Board – and our boat in the way it’s moored, it’s kind of permanently moored — and we’re not required to have them anymore.
June 30 04:04 PM
DISA’s milCloud is recognized by the defense industry as a coveted contract and positions CSRA as the industry leader for cloud and military information technology (IT). CSRA’s base contract period runs three years through June 8, 2020, and includes five one-year options.
July 21 07:11 AM
Young men and women ages 17- 21 are encouraged to attend the course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 4, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Professional instructors and law enforcement officers will present important crime prevention tips and safety techniques especially for students entering college.
July 21 07:11 AM
DARE, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught by law enforcement in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. The DARE curriculum addresses drugs, violence, bullying, Internet safety and other high-risk circumstances that often confront children today.
July 21 07:11 AM
The Office Hub expects its members to be primarily self-employed or a small business professional. He or she may be part of a small team, or they may work completely independently. The common bond is a need for flexibility when it comes to renting and leasing office space.
July 21 07:11 AM
Thomas joined the sheriff’s office as a security deputy in 2010. He has served the past seven years at the Caddo Correctional Center and has also volunteered as an instructor at the CSO Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp. He is being promoted to shift sergeant in security.
July 21 07:11 AM
Anyone with any information about Scroggins’ location is urged to contact Caddo Detectives Matt Purgerson or Keith Fox at 675-2170 or Crime Stoppers at 673-7373..
July 14 07:02 AM
1. Elio Motors was never a good or viable idea and never should have been given the exclusive option to purchase both the moveable and immovable property at the Shreveport plant. Paul Elio has an interesting vision for the future of automotive transportation.
July 14 07:02 AM
The University of Findlay is one of the largest private colleges in Northwest Ohio. With a total enrollment of more than 4,000 students, the University of Findlay has nearly 80 programs including bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.
July 14 07:02 AM
Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump promoted six Shreveport police officers Monday afternoon in a ceremony held in the police department’s Public Assembly room at Shreveport Police headquarters..
July 14 07:02 AM
In anticipation of heavy traffic in and out of the Louisiana State University in Shreveport campus, festival organizers recently announced that park-and-ride shuttle services will be offered from two nearby parking lots. Onsite parking on the campus of Louisiana State University in Shreveport will also be available.
June 30 04:04 PM
Guests will also enjoy delicious local food from Bergeron’s all day, and sweet treats from Highland Cream from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Local, independent businesses Day Old Blues Record Store, Sweet Tee Shreveport and Rabbet Run will set up pop-up shops from 12 p.
July 21 07:11 AM
The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy is responsible for the licensure, registration, investigation, and regulation of persons practicing as massage therapists within the state. The board may establish continuing education requirements for massage therapists.
July 14 07:02 AM
From 3-4 p.m., patrons are invited to make their own bag of ice cream. The branch will have sprinkles and toppings to finish off the tasty treat. Reservations for the program are required..
July 07 07:07 AM
On Friday, July 7, Bossier City native and fantasy author C.N. Pinckard will visit the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 211 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, to discuss her latest books in the Riftrider’s Return series, which follows Meranda on a journey of...
June 30 04:04 PM
Each year One Book One Parish unites Caddo Parish by promoting one book title throughout Shreve Memorial Library’s 21 branches. Beginning Saturday, July 1, through Monday, July 31, patrons will be able to cast their vote for one of three popular novels: “A Man Called Ove,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Queen Sugar.
June 30 04:04 PM
“Red River Bank has a commitment to northwest Louisiana and its growth, which makes opening a branch in Stonewall a natural addition,” says Bridges Hall, Shreveport-Bossier market president. “Red River Bank was founded on the ideals of community banking and personalized service.
June 23 07:07 AM
National Hot Air Balloon Championship with 43 of the best balloon pilots in the country competing against each other throughout the week, as well as a festival that will include balloon glows, live performances by Christian and country music stars, fireworks displays, tethered balloon rides, a children’s play zone, vendors and more.
June 23 07:07 AM
In 2006, Purvis and five other black teens, who came to be known as the Jena 6, were charged with attempted murder of a white classmate in a case that sparked a national conversation on race and the justice system. “My Story as a Jena 6” explores life in small town Jena, La.
February 17 12:32 AM
Officials were able to get to the location and verify the wreckage as that of the missing aircraft, along with confirming there were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash; however, there were no survivors..
January 23 09:54 AM
Desoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle has inormed the public of an armed robbery and manhunt that is currently underway.  A little after 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, two suspects entered the Re
August 17 01:12 PM
 Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle, in conjunction with Dr. Cade Brumley of the DeSoto Parish School Board, has informed the public of an incident at North DeSoto High School, concerning a student bringi
January 29 05:36 AM
Charles Edward Hunter (B/M – DOB: 09/23/1949) of Keithville, La., for one-way road, possession of Schedule II CDS, and on a fugitive warrant from Shreveport Police Department..
January 29 05:43 AM
The discovery of the severely burned body prompted officials to request assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. After an initial examination by investigators, West’s body was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport fo rautopsy..
January 29 05:36 AM
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Dodge Journey driven by 17-year-old India Williams of Mansfield was traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 171, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the right lane and struck 62-year-old Johnnie Cooper of Many, La.
July 21 07:11 AM
I don’t know about you, but I have always loved to read and study Louisiana history. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching the history of the Bayou State at both Tulane University and LSU.
July 21 07:11 AM
The accumulation of time that I’ve spent behind bars has now become a major period of my life. For us that are in the cage, it’s as if time had stopped. But we know that’s not the case. Time keeps going and going. The world keeps spinning, even if we’re not in it.
July 14 07:02 AM
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus, but sometimes he gets his Christmas list messed up, and lumps of coal are delivered rather than gifts. Such may be case with the much ballyhooed Unified Development Code (UDC) that was adopted by the city of Shreveport this spring and recently by the Parish Commission.
July 14 07:02 AM
I had my beautiful family. My relationship with my dad was better than ever. I was about to move into a brand new home and had a good career opportunity. And the best part was, I was sober. Completely clean and loving my life for the first time in a long time.
July 14 07:02 AM
Let me tell you something I’ve learned over the years. You just can’t get away from Louisiana, no matter how hard you try. Just about anywhere I’ve traveled throughout the world, images of the Bayou State always seem to crop up. That was certainly the case last week when I headed to the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains for a little fly-fishing.
July 07 07:07 AM
Finally, Shreveport Mayor Tyler took the initiative to develop a plan to address Shreveport’s increasing crime by her request to the City Council to fund an additional $150,000 for the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). It’s unfortunate that she waited so long.
July 07 07:07 AM
Have you ever had everything in your life going so good you just knew something bad was gonna happen? When you’re at the top, the only place to go is down. But I’ve come to learn the opposite is also true. When you’re at your rock bottom, the only place to go is up.
July 07 07:07 AM
A popular Louisiana governor died 15 years ago this month. John McKeithen was the first governor I ever met. When he was elected as chief executive in 1963, Louisiana was still a 19th century state struggling to operate in the 20th century. McKeithen was the catalyst that caused a major realignment of priorities.
June 30 04:04 PM
The consensus of most folks down in the Bayou State is that Louisiana has a governor who is a pretty decent fellow. He comes across as friendly, accessible and hands-on in running the daily operations of the state.
July 14 07:02 AM
National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting.
July 14 07:02 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Economic Development is expanding its successful CEO Roundtables program to six cities throughout the state, with classes beginning this summer for the innovative peer-to-peer learning program.
July 07 07:07 AM
On Friday, June 30, Gov. Edwards spent time with patients, medical providers and elected officials for a discussion on the importance of Medicaid expansion for Louisiana. Many of the success stories shared that day are echoed in the new report..
July 07 07:07 AM
Talk programs: July 11, Wallette Branch, 10 a.m., and Means Branch, 2 p.m.; July 12, north Caddo Branch, 11 a.m.; July 13, Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2 p.m.; July 17, Mooringsport Branch, 12 p.m., and Gilliam Branch, 3 p.m.; July 18, Belcher-Wyche Branch, 3 p.
July 07 07:07 AM
Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.
June 30 04:04 PM
Alcohol can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. It can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold-water immersion. Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion intensify the side effects of alcohol, drugs and some prescription medications.
June 30 04:04 PM
Tickets are priced at $10 each. Nelson is the son of teen idol Ricky Nelson and actress Kristin Harmon. His paternal grandparents were Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard from the popular television program, “Ozzie and Harriet.”.
June 23 07:07 AM
ACT 207 – HB 242: Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and local public school boards to send certain information relative to independent evaluations of charter proposals to charter applicants..
June 19 11:30 AM
phones. I had tunnel vision when they first came out. I thought they would be a great tool to have. But now, if there was anything that I wish would be un-invented, it would be cell phones. A driver nearly ran into me because he was on his cell phone. If not for the grace of God, he would have killed or seriously injured me.
June 19 12:53 PM
phones. I had tunnel vision when they first came out. I thought they would be a great tool to have. But now, if there was anything that I wish would be un-invented, it would be cell phones. A driver nearly ran into me because he was on his cell phone. If not for the grace of God, he would have killed or seriously injured me.
May 15 07:30 AM
Yes, I read the Editor’s Response about the events in Baltimore. As a black man with two sons and a daughter, his attitude is what I fear most about this country. Some white people seem to think by complying with police orders means you will not be beaten, killed or mistreated.
May 08 10:14 AM
This is Shirley. I live in Sibley. Today is Wednesday, May 6, 2015. I left a message a few minutes ago. Yes, I am mad about how they treated my husband and all the other vets that need help. My husband, I have been married to him for almost 50 years. He was my one and only sweetheart, and I married him when I was 17 years old.
March 20 08:56 AM
Joe Shyne. Is there a local face in local politics doing nothing but being loud and waiting to be seen? If he thinks he is the best leader, how is it that he has done nothing except try to intimidate the mayor? While teaching school, who learned...
March 13 08:50 AM
This is to Mr. John Settle, who has a column in your paper and was recently reprimanded by the Louisiana Supreme Court after writing his column. I consider your reprimand as evidence of "a job well done." You've had the guts to tread where more timid souls fear to tread — not just in the subject case, but in your entire career.
March 13 10:44 AM
This is to Mr. John Settle, who has a column in your paper and was recently reprimanded by the Louisiana Supreme Court after writing his column. I consider your reprimand as evidence of "a job well done." You've had the guts to tread where more timid souls fear to tread — not just in the subject case, but in your entire career.
March 06 10:11 AM
I am calling about Jackson-Hewitt, the tax preparers. I just want to know if this is some sort of scam. They will not give you an estimate of the preparation cost. They say it depends on the complexity of the return. I made $4,700 in 2014. I had minimal deductions, and I owe the feds $219.
March 06 01:23 PM
I am calling about Jackson-Hewitt, the tax preparers. I just want to know if this is some sort of scam. They will not give you an estimate of the preparation cost. They say it depends on the complexity of the return. I made $4,700 in 2014. I had minimal deductions, and I owe the feds $219.
February 27 05:57 AM
I am elderly person in Vivian, and I would just like to say thank you to the young manger at Wal- Mart. He swept around the door and put some dirt out for us elderly to get in without falling. Out of everyone in there, he was the only one out trying to help they elderly.
July 21 07:11 AM
Green purchased a TV from Walmart and took it to her car in the parking lot. Green then gave the receipt to Jackson (who is her boyfriend) to shoplift a TV. Jackson then entered the store, took a TV from the electronics department and proceeded to walk out.
July 21 07:11 AM
Officers made contact with the complainant, an occupant of the residence, who claimed that he was sitting on the front porch of his residence with his Taurus 9mm on a table next to him when an associate ran onto the porch, stole his gun and fled on foot.
July 21 07:11 AM
While driving the car Jackson was involved in a motor vehicle crash in Shreveport that resulted in approximately $6000 in damage to the car. Jackson then had the car towed back to the dealership. After terminating Jackson’s employment, the dealership contacted Bossier City police to pursue charges against her.
July 21 07:11 AM
The Coffery, a long-planned coffee shop, is the creation of the owners of Louisiana Roasting Company, a local coffee distribution company. After a soft opening on Wednesday, the dining establishment is holding its grand opening today (Friday, July 21) at 3820 North Market St.
July 21 07:11 AM
“At AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, we are committed to helping Louisiana families get care and stay well,” said Kyle Viator, market director for the company. “In doing so, we work with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state.
July 21 07:11 AM
Upon viewing the video of the incident, it was noticed the four suspects exit a gray Chevrolet Malibu that had no hub caps. The four entered into the Walmart on Highway 509 in Mansfield, La. The suspects were later observed placing two power washers in a shopping cart.
July 21 07:11 AM
“Today, we are here to announce the availability of additional hazard mitigation grant program funding from FEMA that I am directing to Northwest Louisiana,” Edwards said. “This funding will allow us to advance projects that will help prevent or lessen the impact of future floods.
July 21 07:11 AM
Parish Engineer Butch Ford told police jury members more money has been added to funds to help with flood damaged homes, thanks to the state of Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards announced the extra Bossier Parish dollars during a Tuesday press conference in Shreveport.
July 21 07:11 AM
The caller said, “I see where they have a new high school for Parkway, a new school for Haughton, Airline looks like a junior college, but nothing is being done for Bossier High, and I don’t think that is fair. Bossier High has predominantly black students, and I don’t see any updates, remodeling.

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