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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.
January 20 05:56 AM
Zachary Cryer is the Elementary Student of the Year. He is a fifth-grade student at Kingston Elementary, where he is president of the Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, team captain of the Robotics Team, on the “All-A Honor Roll,”...
January 20 05:56 AM
Reserve police officers are members of the community who are trained as certified law enforcement officers in accordance with state requirements and supplement regular full-time police officers in a variety of duties. Reserve police officers serve on a volunteer basis and possess the same law enforcement authority as full-time officers while on duty.
January 13 05:16 AM
“Crappie fishing is no longer just a cane pole and bobber sport, and the pursuit of this sport fish has never been more popular,” said Crappie University’s founder Gary White. “Across the country, the crappie is gaining on bass as the number one sport fish.
December 23 06:03 AM
“When 911 was established, it was done so that every point of the parish was represented and that has worked very well,” Bennett said. “It is also important that this is a lay board. We saw what would happen when the board of directors was loaded with people who are professionals in one of the fields; fire or police or whatever.
December 16 05:38 AM
Honored were: Deputy Mike Edmunds, Criminal Division Employee of the Year; Angela James, Corrections Division Employee of the Year; Cliff Williamson, Support Division Employee of the Year; Deputy Brian Fowler, Reserve Deputy of the Year; and Deputy...
December 02 01:56 AM
“So many places today have become — you’re afraid to take your kids because you’re not sure what’s going to happen. Here, it’s just a small-town, fun event. it’s old-fashioned. People line up the streets with their bags, get their candy, walk around — it’s an old-time feel.
November 25 05:27 AM
Bossier Parish property tax notices were mailed Monday, and homeowners can make their payments in person, by mail, online, and drive-through at convenient locations in the parish. All locations will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
November 18 05:39 AM
A vacancy in Dist. 11 was created with the death last week of Wayne Hammack, who served 32 years on the police jury. Resumes or letters may be mailed to the police jury at P.O. Box 70, Benton, LA, 71006 or hand-delivered to the police jury office on the first floor of the parish courthouse in Benton.
November 18 05:39 AM
Tueday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior dedicated the new 96,000-square-foot Integrated Technology Center that ultimately will host 800 new direct jobs and anchor the 3,000- acre National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.
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.
December 30 05:59 AM
If you’re not a night owl who doesn’t want to wait until midnight, there’s New Year’s at Noon at Sci- Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. Sci-Port’s annual celebration includes new year’s activities, a science of fireworks demonstration and a balloon drop in the JP Morgan Chase grand lobby.
December 23 06:03 AM
“We had an anonymous local benefactor who, in the Christmas spirit, wanted to see kids who would not be able to have bicycles get some bicycles,” said Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. He got in touch with Volunteers for Youth Justice and Caddo Parish Schools and then approached Walmart.
December 16 05:38 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator hosted a Reserve Deputy Appreciation event Saturday at the sheriff’s regional Training Academy to thank the deputies for their service to the community. The event included a Tactical Shooting Competition.
January 20 05:56 AM
The scholarships are made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program to help defray the costs associated with higher education. One scholarship is awarded in each parish where the sheriff participates in the Honorary Membership Program.
January 20 05:56 AM
The event is part of Virginia College’s parent company Education Corporation of America’s national community health fairs being held simultaneously at 64 other Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute and Virginia College locations in 17 states.
January 13 05:16 AM
Roraback joined the sheriff’s office in November of 1999. He worked in security, booking, work release and grievance at the Caddo Correctional Center. As a captain, he will oversee the work release program. Roraback holds a master’s degree in management and served in the U.
January 13 05:16 AM
Students from the Ark- La-Tex on the Dean’s List include the following: Benton — Ahmad Kasabali and Sophia Kiser; Bossier City — Pamela Bradford, Madison Brogan, Robert Elliott, Nathan Gay, Carissa Herndon, Brianna Jackson, Kayla Laws, Taylor Smith,...
January 06 05:15 AM
NASHVILLE, TN (12/20/2016)-- The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the Fall 2016 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
January 06 05:15 AM
Roger Fields claimed the jacket on Tuesday. Fields, who lives in the area, said he had the jacket tied down on his motorcycle with a bungee cord when it apparently blew off. A friend of Fields' saw the posting about the jacket and notified him that it had been found.
January 06 05:15 AM
Isaac A. “Ike” House, D.D.S., of Haughton, was reappointed to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. Dr. House is a dentist and the owner of House Family Dentistry. As required by statute, he was nominated by and will serve as a representative of the 7the Dental Board District.
January 06 05:15 AM
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington (right) promotes Deputy Harlan Dredge to the rank of sergeant in a ceremony in the Sheriff’s Conference Room at the Bossier Parish Courthouse Tuesday morning. Dredge has been serving as a school resource officer for Airline High School.
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.
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.
January 20 05:56 AM
Hey, Danny: I hope you had a good holiday season and everything went your way. I had a very unique experience this past week. I was put into the infirmary here at David Wade, and then put into LSU last Friday morning. I could not believe how nice all of the people that contributed to my stay and treatment there were.
January 13 05:16 AM
You would think that in the New Year, following a year when the Louisiana Legislature raised taxes by over $1 billion, lawmakers would sense the public’s anti-tax fervor and be averse to mining every nook and cranny for more taxes. But now Gov.
January 13 05:16 AM
Majority Leader McCarthy solicited input from the nation’s governors on possible alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. In the governor’s letter, he expresses his willingness to work with Congress to preserve what is working and fix what is broken with our nation’s health-care system.
January 06 05:15 AM
It will not be 100 years, according to Homeland Security Director Steve Prator, who detailed the issue to the Caddo Commission. Prator said that the flood threat is a real one, and that it will take less and less rainfall each year to cause the devastating flooding of last year in many areas of Shreveport and Bossier.
January 06 05:15 AM
“Jack Montoucet is a friend and a true Louisianan,” Edwards said. “As a businessman, he understands the complex nature of running an organization such as Wildlife and Fisheries, and as an alligator farmer in Acadiana, he shares my belief that nothing should get in the way of Louisiana remaining the Sportsman’s Paradise.
December 30 05:59 AM
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do. A New Year always brings with it promise and uncertainty, but this coming year brings with it a greater foreboding than we have experienced in the past. The Chinese have a saying: "May you live in interesting times.
December 30 05:59 AM
For the first time since July 2009, there was a new school superintendent in the Benton office: Scott Smith. After spending 34 of his 36 years in public education in Bossier schools, Smith moved up to fill D.C. Machen’s seat at the main office on July 2.
January 20 05:56 AM
Six hundred pounds of adultsized rainbow trout, donated by Greer’s Fish Hatchery, will be stocked in Turner’s Pond in Minden, La., just in time for the next Get Out and Fish! event LDWF and Lakeview United Methodist Church have partnered to host the next community fishing event on Saturday, Feb.
January 13 05:16 AM
The position of State Treasurer has been a constitutional office since Louisiana's statehood in 1812. Treasurer Henson is the 23rd person to hold the office since the position of state treasurer was decided by an election of the citizens of Louisiana. Prior to 1855, the Treasurer was elected by the General Assembly.
January 13 05:16 AM
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac, and Aquarians are the perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius. Those born under this sign have the social conscience needed to carry us into the new millennium. These folks are humanitarian, philanthropic and keenly interested in making the world a better place.
January 13 05:16 AM
According to the evidence presented, Maldonado began communicating with a 15-year-old girl. The girl’s father was a friend of Maldonado. Maldonado sent sexually explicit pictures of himself to the juvenile using text messaging in June of 2014. Thereafter, he requested that she send sexually explicit pictures of herself.
January 13 05:16 AM
MONROE, La. — On Saturday, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent was shot in the line of duty while on patrol in Morehouse Parish. Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler was shot multiple times during a vehicle stop on U.S. 165 in Morehouse Parish just north of the Ouachita Parish line.
January 13 05:16 AM
Bodcau WMA is located in Bossier and Webster parishes, approximately 30 miles northeast of Shreveport. The shooting range provides for rifle and handgun target shooting at 25, 50, 100, and 200 yards. A shotgun range offers manual target throwers and an archery range provides stationary field targets.
January 06 05:15 AM
Through a thorough investigation, deputies assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have been able to obtain an arrest warrant for a suspect charging him with felony theft exceeding $30,000. The suspect has been identified as Alvin Dewayne Howard 32, of Mansfield, La.
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.
January 20 05:55 AM
Back on June 10, 2016, the victim said she was raped by 44-year-old Dedric Deon Mitchell of Shreveport. She went to the hospital, where a PERK (physical examination recovery kit) was used to collect evidence. Documentation from the PERK was consistent with the victim’s story.
January 20 05:55 AM
Lee was taken into custody at the County Market on Greenwood Road. She said she exited her car and only had her handgun in her hand by her leg. She said she only got out of the car with the gun and said she would kill the victim due to the fact that the victim was going to assault her cousin.
January 20 05:55 AM
Post-Miranda, Anderson admitted that he tried to cash the check. He said he had received it from a stranger on the street who offered him a deal. Anderson was told that, if he cashed the check, he could keep $50 from it. He agreed and tried to cash it..
January 20 05:55 AM
The teenager was last seen at 1000 Sheridan St. Smith Jr. has short, brown hair and was last seen with a full beard. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds..
January 20 05:55 AM
The buy-back, held at the Morning Star Baptist Church Life Center at 5340 Jewella Ave., was a joint effort by the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, the Caddo Parish Commission and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. It allowed parish residents the chance to surrender firearms for cash gift cards.
January 20 05:56 AM
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. last Friday, Jan. 13, Shreveport police detectives, assisted by members of the United States Marshal’s Office, were successful in tracking Taylor to a hotel located in the 5200 block of Monkhouse Drive in west Shreveport. He was taken into custody without incident.
January 20 05:56 AM
Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.
January 20 05:56 AM
The victim, who was staying with a friend, said that 41-year-old Keith Lyn Bickham of Jefferson, Texas, knocked on the door of the residence, then burst in when she opened the door. The woman said she was thrown to the ground by Bickham and punched and strangled.

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