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June 03 07:05 AM
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the program.
June 03 07:05 AM
This is the 25th year the Bossier Optimist Grants have been handed out, totaling more than $402,000 to date. The grant program got its start when the daughter of Bossier Optimist Club member Al Yantis approached her father about the organization helping fund a set of books for her Bossier Parish classroom.
April 29 06:37 AM
When the air show ends on Saturday and Sunday, base officials will initiate a contra-flow route at Barksdale’s Shreveport Gate, also known as the West Gate, meaning all four lanes of traffic there will be designated for outbound traffic only. This configuration is expected to take effect at about 3 p.
April 22 02:29 PM

Parish still assisting flood victims

 Most of the water from April’s historic floods in Bossier Parish has receded, but many residents are still facing problems that require attention. Parish Engineer Butch Ford told police ju
January 29 05:36 AM
Another Lake Bistineau property owner, who had purchased a Shreveport nursery, donated a pair of greenhouses, each measuring 30x80 feet. Camp said some dirt work would be necessary to set the pair, but a local construction company is donating heavy equipment and operators to get the job done.
January 29 05:43 AM
100 block of Thompson Street. Firefighters received the call at about 4:50 p.m. The first unit arrived on scene within four minutes and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure’s front windows and eaves. Firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control within nine minutes.
January 29 12:58 PM
 Individuals interested in learning where help is available for forestry or farming operations, livestock, rural home repairs or new home purchases in rural areas are invited to discover what f
January 22 05:42 PM
Library branches include the Central Library, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City; Henry L. Aulds Memorial Library, 3950 Wayne Ave., Bossier City; Benton branch, 115 Courthouse Drive; East 80 branch, 1050 Bellevue Road, Haughton; Dorothy Elston Alford Memorial, 116 W.
April 28 02:32 PM
 A veteran Caddo Sheriff’s narcotics investigator will speak about current drug trends and the dangers of illegal drug use during a discussion that is open to the public, said Caddo Sheriff
April 25 08:59 AM
 Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE), an advisory board for law enforcement throughout the state. The
April 22 01:50 PM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police, Louisiana State P
January 29 05:36 AM
Sheriff’s Office picked up a red-and-white paint stud horse from the 300 block of Redbud Lane in Vivian were unable to locate the owner. To claim the horse or for more information, The Caddo Parish on Saturday. Deputies contact Deputy Gary Bailey at 681-1120.
January 15 06:12 AM
When that dramatic change-over to our current Caddo Commission was accomplished, we who cared believed "good government" in Caddo, from and by exceptional public servants, was assured. Our newly enacted, voter-approved Home Rule Charter (HRC) made sure of that, we believed.
January 15 06:12 AM
“In between the time of the inspection and the repairs, which took place in September 2014, the bridge’s load limit was reduced to five tons. After the maintenance was performed by our statewide bridge crew, the posted load limit was raised to 10- 15 tons, which is the posted limit today.
June 19 12:53 PM
To help folks who might have been injured while coping with the flood, personnel from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, were in Shreveport Tuesday to give free tetanus shots to Caddo Parish citizens who have...
June 24 11:13 AM
"We were excited and humbled to receive the news of this generous gift," says Centenary President David Rowe. "Though this alumnus did not seek any public recognition, he has made an immediate and concrete impact on Centenary. His love for and loyalty to the college will speak loudly for many generations of Centenary students.
June 24 11:13 AM
The Centenary College Paul Marvin Brown Jr. Society invites the public to a Lunch and Learn addressing identity crimes on Tuesday, June 28. Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has found that data breaches increased 49 percent in 2014, with identity theft as the top breach category.
June 24 11:13 AM
This hands-on cyber camp engages middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a multitude of ways. They begin by learning about the basics of electricity and the Boe -Bot platform, then build on those skills to construct joystick circuitry and ultimately, an underwater robot they test in a pool.
June 24 11:13 AM
Kent State University is Northeast Ohio's leading public research university with more than 41,000 students. The university's eightcampus system is among the largest regional systems in the country.
June 24 11:13 AM
Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, the downtown area and the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor will showcase the second annual Pirate Day in the Bay celebration, an event that combines Bay St. Louis' unique history with the town's enthusiasm for pirate lore.
June 17 07:02 AM
Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering their services to the Sheriff’s Office and community in a non-enforcement capacity. Graduates were required to complete 72 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours on patrol with a full-time deputy to complete the program.
June 17 07:02 AM
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office welcomed twenty-nine recruits for the Young Marines program Monday. The new recruits in class 34 began nearly three weeks of training and are scheduled to graduate on Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bossier Sheriff’s Substation, 2510 Viking Dr.
June 17 07:02 AM
It’s a wrap! Five months and more than 30,000 frames later, more than five dozen Airline High School students in Bossier Schools’ Talented Arts Program (TAP) will walk the red carpet — sporting cat faces and unusual costumes — at the debut of their film, “The Cat’s Meow,” at 7 p.
June 17 07:02 AM
Reserves are volunteer deputies. This level reserve deputy receives a minimum of 100 hours of POST training in areas such as firearms proficiency, defensive tactics, first aid, and Louisiana law. The Reserve Academy will be held two nights each week and on Saturdays for eight weeks.
June 17 07:02 AM
The Kennedy’s are the leaders of Radiant Thunder Motorcycle Ministry and Omerta Church, which is held the first Sunday of the month at Life Tabernacle in West Shreveport. The congregation is made up of mostly of motorcycle clubs in the Northwest Louisiana and East Texas Areas.
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.
June 24 11:13 AM
If you are unborn, it is perfectly legal for an abortionist to kill you. Unfortunately, an unborn child has no choice and no chance if his or her mother decides to have an abortion. There are precious few babies making it out of the womb alive in abortion clinics, and if they do, they are finished off in short order.
June 24 11:13 AM
Back in February of 2016, I reported that one of the largest shipments ever seized in Australia occurred when the Australian federal police, the New South Wales police, the Australian Border Force and the Australian Crime Commission discovered 720 liters of liquid meth hidden in bra inserts and art supplies that were being imported from Hong Kong.
June 24 11:13 AM
Living Inc. were using taxpayer money for vacations, fine dining, luxury cars and entertainment events," said Treasurer Kennedy. "After the U.S. Attorney's Office stepped in with its indictments, the state finally got around to terminating this organiza tion's Medicaid contract.
June 17 07:02 AM
Now that basketball is over, baseball season is in full swing. My college home team LSU just lost a heartbreaker that kept them from going to the college world series. I’m a die -hard Yankees fan and tune in to a number of their games. But it’s a presidential election year, so a tough choice of what to watch; a baseball game or political rallies?.
June 17 07:02 AM
Take, for example, Nathaniel Code Jr. Now 60 years old, he is a convicted Caddo Parish serial killer who was sentenced to death, get this, 25 years ago! Today, he still sits on Louisiana's Death Row, very much alive. And, he has the audacity to complain that his cell at the Louisiana State Penitentiary gets too hot in the summer.
June 17 07:02 AM
Malcolm Bird was a firsttime father with a toddler whose pinky finger was bleeding. He rushed his young daughter to a Connecticut emergency room, where a doctor washed off the finger and put a Band-Aid on it. That Band-Aid, which fell off in the car on the way home, cost Mr.
June 17 07:02 AM
Then I heard something on a local radio station. They said that not everyone hears every segment that they do. They were discussing an exciting story about 9-11 in relation to the Ark-La-Tex that even I remembered hearing more than once. But they said that there were still some regular listeners who had never heard the segment.
June 10 07:21 AM
OK. Maybe that’s an aberration. One national publication taking a pot shot at the Bayou State? I mean, can it really get all that bad? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Just Google “prosecutorial conduct in Louisiana” and seem how many different stories pop up.
June 10 07:21 AM
Since Jan. 1, it has been open season on the west side of the Red River. As of June 4, there were 16 homicides, and, according to Shreveport Police Department data, there have been no less than 20 homicides a year, every year, since Jan. 1, 2011. The killing hit a five -year high in 2013, when 29 lives were snuffed out due to homicide.
June 10 07:21 AM
Mr. Lawler, thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell my side of the story. It is straightforward - a far cry from the gross negligence, utter mischaracterization and clearly fabricated narrative intended to protect the aggressive, unprofessional conduct of a few members of the SPD.
June 24 11:13 AM
“We are looking for any information that may help us reunite these cattle with their owner. We are also working with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office to determine who left these cattle on the side of the road and why,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.
June 24 11:13 AM
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. It begins Saturday, June 25, and continues through Sunday, July 24, at 76 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.
June 24 11:13 AM
Drive through any major intersection in Bossier Parish, and you’ll see signs posted along the rights-of-way, or on utility poles, advertising businesses, garage sales and other events. It’s a common practice, but it’s a violation of the following parish ordinance:.
June 24 11:13 AM
Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams announced the promotions of five police officers. The promotions took place this morning at the Bossier City Public Safety Training Center, 5850 Shed Road. with family members and department personnel in attendance.
June 17 07:02 AM
To Sheriff Whittington and Chief Pilkinton, Hello, my wife and I are sending you this letter to show our appreciation of how your officers handled a situation these past few days. We would imagine you receive more than a few complaint letters; this will be quite the opposite.
June 17 07:02 AM
These 10 stores were in compliance with the law that did not sell alcohol to underage buyers: Valero, 1975 Airline Dr., Bossier City; Kangaroo Express, 1980 Airline Dr., Bossier City; Circle K, 4629 E. Texas St., Bossier City; Shed Express, 4609 Shed Rd., Bossier City; Raceway, 8048 E.
June 17 07:02 AM
On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law the REAL ID Act, making Louisiana one of the most recent states in the nation to become compliant with the federal law that was created after the 9/11 attacks as a preventive measure against terrorism.
June 17 07:02 AM
The meeting will include an update on the current status of the lake, and LDWF staff will field questions concerning the management of Lake Bistineau and giant salvinia. Everyone interested in Lake Bistineau is encouraged to attend..
June 17 07:02 AM
On June 3, around 5:29 p.m., Desoto Parish Deputies with the directed patrol unit attempted to stop a motorcycle in the area of Highway 84 near Logansport, LA for having no license plate displayed. The vehicle failed to stop and eluded deputies while travelling in excess of 100 mph.
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.
June 24 11:13 AM
For the attempted manslaughter conviction, he faces 20 years in prison at hard labor. For the disarming an officer conviction, he faces a prison term of two and a half years. For the resisting conviction, he faces a fine of $2,000 and imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for at least one year and up to three years.
June 24 11:13 AM
Since his arrest last week, Birdsong has been extradited back to Shreveport, where he now faces two counts of first-degree robbery, with a combined bond amount of $850,000..
June 24 11:13 AM
According to Caddo Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief Dan Cotten, a woman driving a Mercedes was exiting from the McDonald’s on Highway 1 North at the intersection of Old Mooringsport Road. As she pulled out onto the highway, she was struck by a GMC truck traveling southbound on Highway 1.
June 24 11:13 AM
Just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to a home located in the 2400 block of Parham Drive relative to a deceased person. As officers arrived at the residence, contact was made with family members of 81 -year-old William Hines, who was located deceased inside his residence.
June 24 11:13 AM
“Right now, I’m tweaking some things in the truck so it works out a lot better. I’ve learned some things while working in it. So within the next week or so, probably this week, I’ll get everything done, and I’ll be out for lunch Monday through Friday,” Maumalanga said.
June 24 11:13 AM
On Wednesdaday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced the cancelation of the contract for the Jimmie Davis Bridge rehabilitation project in order to divert the appropriated money toward the design and ultimate construction of a new bridge.
June 24 11:13 AM
WEBSTER PARISH — On Monday at 2:45 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 80 at Middle Road just east of La, Highway 531 that claimed the life of a Minden woman and injured two others.
June 24 11:13 AM
The 30-foot granite and marble monument is located on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse and is enclosed by a decorative fence. Standing on the top step in front of the monument, facing inward is a life-size white marble depiction of Clio, the Muse of History.
June 24 11:13 AM
Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Texas couple in early April for stealing copper from cell phone tower sites in Bossier Parish, but the case continues as charges are pending from neighboring parishes, and detectives are working with five other counties in Oklahoma regarding the same crimes involving this duo.

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