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February 17 12:31 AM
“We will not put up with any nonsense at the Boardwalk as the sheriff’s office works closely with the Bossier City Police Department and Boardwalk officials who are stepping up their enforcement of their Parental Escort Policy,” said Sheriff Whittington.
February 17 12:32 AM
Investigators with the Bossier City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau have identified a man and woman who were caught on video setting a fire inside a local business. The incident happened on Feb. 3 at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the 4000 block of Barksdale Boulevard.
February 17 12:32 AM
All the acreage rezoned Wednesday was the former home of Palmetto Country Club. The owner of the 60- year-old club in Benton ceased operations of the golf course in 2014 citing higher operating expenses and declining membership. WK purchased the property in 2016.
February 03 05:38 AM
“We’re putting down groundwork for the fields, and we should have them ready to begin practice in March,” he said. “We’re getting clay and sand and getting ready to apply grass and fertilizer as the weather permits.”.
February 03 05:38 AM
“We know this causes problems, but we have to think of safety,” he said. “We will reopen the lane as soon as we can. We ask that everyone be patient and understand this is part of our parish’s growth process.”.
February 03 05:38 AM
"Robbie Gatti is a Christian conservative who has worked tirelessly to make Bossier better his entire life. Robbie went to Plantation Park, Greenacres Middle School and Airline High School. He knows our people and our problems. His military, medical and ministry background will serve our citizens well in Baton Rouge.
January 27 04:57 AM
The Bossier City Police Department has unveiled the newest two-wheeled additions to its Traffic Division. Three new Harley Davidson 2017 Police Electra Glide motorcycles hit the streets for the first time Tuesday..
January 27 04:57 AM
“The contractor on our wastewater system is working very close to the roadway on the east side of Airline near Linton Road, and it was necessary to close one lane of traffic for the safety of both motorists and the company’s workers,” Ford said..
January 20 05:56 AM
announced the promotions of two police officers Wednesday. Kenneth Johnson (far left) was promoted to lieutenant. He joined the Bossier City Police Department in 1994 and is assigned to the patrol division. B.J. Sanford (second from right) was promoted to sergeant.
February 17 12:32 AM
1. Jennifer Zimmerman, 30, of Bethany, La., an employee of Relay Station, 9110 Highway 79, in Greenwood; and 2. Warren Scott Jr., 35, of Gloster, La., an employee of Stonewall Beverage Co., 12800 Mansfield Road in Keithville..
February 03 05:46 AM
at 5 a.m., I-220 will be closed from LA 1 (North Market St.) to LA 173 (Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy). Eastbound traffic will be re-routed at Exit 5 onto LA 173 (Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy). Westbound traffic will be re-routed at Exit 7A onto LA 1 (North Market St).
January 27 04:57 AM
The best cities to retire for 2017 were: 1) Norman, Okla. 2) Raleigh, N.C. 3) Tampa, Fla. 4) Savannah, Ga. 5) Shreveport, La. 6) Durham, N.C. 7) Round Rock, Texas 8) Charleston, S.C. 9) Los Angeles, Calif.
January 20 05:56 AM
Shreve Memorial Library is partnering with the Rotary club of Southwest Shreveport for the “Every Child Ready to Read” program. Parents of children from birth to 5 years of age are invited to attend the workshops and see a demonstration of ways to prepare children for reading.
January 20 05:56 AM
The Forever Young Book Club is a book club for not-so-young adults who love young adult fiction. The club is open to both teens and adults age 16 and up. No previous attendance at Forever Young Adult Book Club is required to attend..
January 06 05:15 AM
On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted GLOVIS America’s announcement of a new inland distribution center for imported vehicles to be located at the former General Motors plant in Shreveport. At the distribution center, employees will outfit imported vehicles with equipment and exterior upgrades, as requested by local dealers.
January 06 05:15 AM
More than 1,000 homeless individuals can be found on the streets of Shreveport at any given time. Each month, employees, along with the franchise owner’s family, distribute more than 100 pizzas to give back to the community and help fight hunger among the needy.
January 06 05:15 AM
Twenty-six deputies from the Sheriff’s Operations and Corrections divisions participated in the training, which prepares law enforcement officers from different agencies to provide a rapid, unified response to emergency situations.
February 17 12:32 AM
The Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors BBQ Cook-Off, also known as Grillin’ for Grads, is seeking adult teams as well as aspiring young cooks, ages 6-17, to take part in the fifth annual Grillin’ for Grads event planned for April 7-8 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.
February 17 12:32 AM
Airline High School gave an outstanding performance at the Louisiana State Wrestling Championship last weekend at the CenturyLink Center. The Airline team placed fifth in the state overall and was named the Top Public School in the state.
February 10 05:15 AM
Program topics include explorations of African-American history and traditions, celebrations of African- American cuisine and culture, examinations of current issues affecting the African-American community, and reflections of African-Americans in film.
February 10 05:15 AM
A Young Scholars publication, “Ms. Pearl Makes a Discovery” is a fun and exciting story featuring Ms. Pearl, a scientist, and her animal friends: Sean the Squirrel, Teddy the Turtle, Elle the Elephant, Alex the Alligator, and Max the Monkey.
February 10 05:15 AM
Officials with Red River Lacrosse, sponsors of the league, said elementary and middle school boys and girls are urged to sign up now..
February 03 05:38 AM
Guests will watch Chef Harris demonstrate how to cook items from the Official Meal of North Louisiana. They will also be able to participate in hands-on instruction and enjoy a lunch consisting of those items that were prepared in advance. Attendees will be able to take home recipes for these authentic dishes.
February 03 05:38 AM
The workshop is divided into three distinct sections. Shreve Memorial genealogy librarian Reed Mathews begins the workshop with Session 1, “How to Begin Your African-American Family Research” at 9:30 a.m. He continues the discussion in Session 2, “Sources of Information for African- American Family Research” at 11 a.
February 03 05:38 AM
“We knocked this event out of the park in 2016,” said Kelly Wells, executive director of the Shreveport- Bossier Sports Commission, “and we are already working hard with our local organizing committee to ensure 2017 is just as successful..
February 03 05:38 AM
“This is a great opportunity for all alumni and friends of the college to show their support for the new president while at the same time addressing the scholarship needs of current and future Ladies and Gents,” said Fred Landry, vice president for development.
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.
February 17 12:32 PM
Former NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw wrote a book a few years back about what he called “The Greatest Generation.” In contrast, there’s a recent best-seller out calling America “The dumbest generation.” And since Louisiana is at the bottom of the barrel on most national lists, you can imagine how folks in the Bayou State are viewed.
February 17 12:32 PM
It’s unfortunate when job responsibilities substantially interfere with serving on civic boards, but it happens. And when it does, the choices are not good: resign or fail to properly discharge one’s responsibility. Such is the case with Nancy Cooper, who is one of nine appointed members of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC).
February 17 12:32 AM
Caddo Parish has rules that are different than in most parishes. In Caddo Parish, all warrants have to be approved by the district attorney before a judge can sign them. That’s not the case in Bossier or any other parish, where law enforcement can take their warrants straight to the judge for a signature.
February 10 05:15 AM
Here’s what Austin Goolsbee, a former chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says: “I think the world vests too much power — certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general — for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
February 10 05:15 AM
The simple answer is that he should not. All City of Shreveport and Caddo Commission employees are “at will,” which means they can be terminated at any time, for any reason, with pay only through the date of termination. There is no reason why Sweeney should have a contract.
February 03 05:38 AM
Before President Trump made his choice to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, the White House undertook a nationwide search. But by even the widest stretch of standards to be met by any nominee, one thing was pretty clear from the start.
January 27 04:57 AM
One of the new president’s first actions announced this week is to support the building of the Keystone XL pipeline that the Obama administration had disapproved. Both Louisiana senators hailed the decision and talked about all the new jobs that will come to the Bayou State.
January 27 04:57 AM
It goes without saying that public employees, especially highly paid top officials, are expected to fully comply with Louisiana laws in the course of performing their duties. And in a similar fashion, these individuals are expected to be candid and truthful when advising public bodies about the Louisiana laws that affect their agencies.
January 20 05:56 AM
We hear from the national news that the country has become polarized over the election of Donald Trump. But if you want to see real division in government, just take a gander down South to the Bayou State. Republicans have been trying to pull the political rug out from Gov.
February 17 12:31 PM
Anyone with any information regarding Allen’s whereabouts can contact the Caddo Sheriff’s Office at 675-2170 or Det. Larry Pierce at 510-8088..
February 17 12:31 PM
Dalando Willie Terrell Garner II, 26, was found guilty on a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon last Friday, Feb. 10, in District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s court..
February 17 12:31 PM
Witnesses told police that Donald Eugene Phillips, 81, of Bossier City tried to cross Jimmie Davis at the intersection of Sunflower Boulevard and was struck by an SUV traveling westbound on Jimmie Davis. Witnesses said the SUV had a green light at the intersection.
February 17 12:32 PM
Since the investigation began, information was received indicating one of four suspects seen in the surveillance footage was possibly 27-year-old Damarco Jones of Shreveport, Based on the video footage and other substantial evidence, investigators obtained a warrant for Jones’ arrest on charges of principal to burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
February 17 12:32 PM
Kevonte Dekorey Austin, 18, was employed at Halco Productions at 1922 Barton Drive in Shreveport and was last seen leaving the business at 11:20 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 8..
February 17 12:32 PM
“This case was a great example of how our multi-disciplinary team works together to provide much-needed services to the children in our community,” said Holly McGinness, who, with fellow Assistant District Attorney Britney Green, prosecuted the case.
February 17 12:32 PM
Baker was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Jan. 10, 2014, on 50 counts. He was arrested after agents from the Attorney General’s Office conducted an undercover peer-to-peer investigation which led to an IP address that, in turn, tracked to Baker’s home.
February 17 12:32 PM
The man, prior to being given any money from the bank, turned and fled the business empty-handed. The man was described as a black male who stood approximately 6 feet, with a beard, sunglasses, and wearing a tan, longsleeved shirt. The bandit was reported to be last seen driving off in a lime-green colored vehicle, possibly a Mitsubishi Mirage.
February 17 12:32 PM
I don't know what it is about the New England Patriots that inspires every coach not named Tom Coughlin to shave hundreds of IQ points off their cerebrum in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.
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.
February 17 12:31 AM
When the officer arrived, contact was made with Marcus Booker Jr., who claimed that his father, 51-year-old Marcus Delano Booker Sr., came home from work and told him to get out of his house..
February 17 12:32 AM
Frenell Robinson, 34, of the 3400 block of Sunset Drive in Shreveport, was arrested around 9 p.m. Wednesday after admitting to robbing the bank; he is being charged with armed robbery and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Assisting in bringing him into custody were the U.
February 17 12:32 AM
Dr. Brian Salvatore, chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at LSU-Shreveport, said, “The way the system is set up, it puts through an enormous amount of air. Exactly how much, we still haven’t been able to get them to tell us.
February 17 12:32 AM
Louisiana Downs security personnel told officers that they saw 66-year-old Mark Shannon Cunningham of 2585 E. Texas St. in Bossier City try to take liquor off of a service cart on the casino floor and made contact with him..
February 17 12:32 AM
Bossier City police were called to the IHOP Restaurant at the Louisiana Boardwalk Saturday in reference to a man who had shoved an employee out of the way as he left the restaurant without paying for his meal/ Officers arrived and located the man, identified as 44-year-old Zacharia Colby Jackson of 901 McNeill St.

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