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June 24 03:45 PM
 A boil advisory has been issued for the Central Bossier Water System in Bossier Parish has been issued and residents on that system are encouraged to boil water for consumption until further n
June 19 12:53 PM
“Images of America: Bossier City” is the first book to be written by Kevin Bryant Jones, a West Monroe native who lived for 15 years in Huntsville, Ala., and who has lived in Bossier City since 2004, when he was transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base.
June 19 12:53 PM
During its Wednesday meeting, jury members voted unanimously to issue a 90-day stay to give the U.S. Corps of Engineers time to collect information and determine a Base Flood Elevation (BSE) for areas where the river topped its banks and flooded homes in subdivisions located inside levees.
June 19 12:53 PM
The graduating recruits completed a twoweek-long indoctrination and training schedule, including leadership skills, physical training, teamwork, discipline and confidence building skills. The program also instills the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment and promotes a healthy drugfree lifestyle.
June 19 12:53 PM
A 16-foot steel beam from the World Trade Towers, recovered from Ground Zero in New York City following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, is schedule to arrive at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, located at 620 Benton Road.
June 19 12:53 PM
A second round of free tetanus shots will be offered in Bossier Parish at the Sheriff’s substation on Viking Drive on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 25, from 4-7 p.m..
June 12 03:03 AM
The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up in the midafternoon. The cost is $125 and includes the day’s training, all the paperwork, fingerprints, notary service and live fire qualifications..
June 12 03:03 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the status of giant salvinia control efforts and other lake management issues on Lake Bistineau. This meeting is second in a series of public meetings planned to provide current information as well as offer the opportunity for input and discussion.
June 12 03:03 AM
The two suspects were last seen running down Clarence Street from Shed Road in Bossier City. A witness observed two black male subjects running down Clarence, take off dark-colored shirts and get into a maroon or burgundy Ford Crown Victoria that had primer spots on it.
June 12 03:03 AM
Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams today announced the promotions of five police officers. The promotions took place Wednesday morning at the Bossier City Police Department with family members and department personnel in attendance..
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 12 03:03 AM
The wall was constructed and assembled along the grassy median. The wall consists of a series of mesh containers and heavy-duty fabric liner filled with sand and covered with plastic. A second level was placed on top of the wall along the road directly underneath the bridge, where the water was the highest.
June 12 03:03 AM
Citizens should be prepared to provide the following information: name, address, phone number, do you have flood insurance, do you own or rent the impacted structure, did you evacuate the structure, what is the extent of your damage, do you have damage to the following: car, RV, boat, large farm equipment, livestock?.
June 12 03:03 AM
Thompson said, “I think it is appropriate to make an observation about our country’s Constitution and what makes it so remarkable. The amazing thing about our country, its traditions and its founding document is that all share a foundation in unchanging principles, and all have the capacity to grow and build upon these foundations.
May 29 07:21 AM
Sheriffs’ scholarships are made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ 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. Scholarships will be awarded in 60 parishes throughout the state.
May 29 07:21 AM
“We want to be very clear to the rest of the country that Shreveport welcomes all individuals,” said Mayor Tyler. “Our city has been the torchbearer for inclusion with the adoption of our Fairness Ordinance. We will continue to welcome all visitors, businesses and embrace all our citi zens.
May 22 06:30 AM
Shreveport Common is an urban revitalization project and UNcommon Cultural Community, made possible through 30 major partners, including the City of Shreveport, Community Development, Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, Caddo Parish,...
May 22 06:30 AM
— The Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held June 15-19 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .
May 08 10:14 AM
Of the 11 total suspects in this case, eight are now in jail: Valerie Nichols, Charles Smith, Willie James Jones, Georgiana Wright, Otha Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Herman Frazier and Michael Gillenwater. Still at large are Michael Jones, 39; Prince J. Riley, 32; and Ronald Gardet, 28.
August 21 06:30 AM
The tournament will raise funds to offset the ongoing cost involved in rebuilding the shattered lives of families and coworkers who have suffered from line-of-duty deaths in law enforcement. Any officer in any phase of law enforcement, active or retired, can extend an invitation to anyone he or she feels would like to support and fish the tournament.
August 21 06:30 AM
Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering their services to the sheriff’s office in a non-enforcement capacity. Graduates are required to complete 72 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours on patrol with a full time deputy.
August 14 05:07 AM
Melanie Stahl of Roots and Boots Hair Salon at 3316 North  Market St., Suite 4, in Shreveport, said that on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 50 percent earned from every scheduled appointment and 25 percent from every walk-in customer will be given to the officer’s family.
August 14 05:07 AM
Zazell Dudley will join NLEP as the director of business development, based in the Shreveport Office effective Sept. 1. Alberta Brown Green will join NLEP as the director of information technology initiatives, based in the NLEP Monroe office effective Aug.
July 31 07:08 AM
The Arts Council of SWLA is proud to announce that the 6 th annual Arts & Crabs Fest will take place on Saturday, August 15 th , 5pm-8pm, at the Burton Coliseum. Arts & Crabs Fest is a homegrown Southwest Louisiana festival celebrating the ties between our seafood and culture – our region’s greatest national assets.
July 31 07:08 AM
In 2011, he created a business and website to showcase his art called Simply Illustrate which has become his avatar and alter ego. He is currently working as an artist for several clients through this business and is contemplating transitioning back to a full time artist through diversity and expo sure.
July 24 05:50 AM
“This is one of our most popular classes because it helps heighten ladies’ situational awareness and encourages them to become more alert to their surroundings to avoid becoming victims of crime,” said Sheriff Whittington..
July 24 05:50 AM
“GHF will celebrate the island’s rich heritage by recognizing the people and cultures that came to Galveston in the 19th and 20th centuries,” explains Dwayne Jones, GHF Executive Director. “This inaugural event kicks off a concerted effort by GHF to capture individual and family stories for almost 200 years.
July 17 07:13 AM
Opera Chorus rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 to 8 weeks prior to staging rehearsals. Staging rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday 7-10 p.m. and Saturday afternoons for the 3 weeks preceding each show.
August 21 06:29 AM
Just like an outstanding employee with a large company who gets promptly promoted, elected officials who prove their worth by good statesmanship and exemplary representation of their constituency can almost always expect involved citizens to push them to run for a higher officerand for good reason.
August 21 06:29 AM
There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings. Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year.
August 21 06:30 AM
This first case is truly difficult to believe, and to read (and write), and comes from Spokane County, Wash., in the great Northwest. A search warrant was filed on July 15, after Travis A. Joy, 45, moved out of a house where he had been living in Elk, Wash.
August 14 05:07 AM
In years past, incumbents on the Caddo Commission, the Shreveport City Council and the Caddo School Board were rarely, if ever, challenged when seeking reelection. Maybe it’s something in the water because the tide has changed starting with the school board elections last fall.
August 14 05:07 AM
1. Many outside specialists helped me prove the Commission retirement program — CPERS — was explicitly unconstitutional. When I knew, I immediately asked my Commissioner, Mike Thibodeaux, to meet with me. On Jan. 30, 2015, I met with him and Commissioner John Escude.
August 14 05:07 AM
I realize that I have stated many times in this “Meth in the News” column that 90 percent or more of the methamphetamine in the United States today comes from Mexico, provided by the Mexican drug cartels and their compatriots in this country. However, on a daily basis I still see reports of meth being “cooked” throughout the U.
August 07 07:28 AM
Can the City of New Orleans pick and choose what federal laws it will acknowledge and enforce? Most of us understand that if you violate a federal law, then there are consequences. You most likely will be prosecuted and punished. And the federal laws on the books are supposed to apply to everyone.
August 07 07:28 AM
The young attorney arguing her case in Caddo Court that day was accomplished and passionate. Our state Attorney General's office dispatched her to oppose the Caddo Parish Commission's attempt to drag them into its Caddo Parish Employees Retirement System – called "CPERS" – lawsuit.
August 07 07:28 AM
As I reported a few weeks ago in this column, the Justice Department announced earlier this year that, “The Sinaloa Cartel moves drugs by land, air, and sea, including cargo aircraft, private aircraft, submarines and other submersible and...
August 21 06:29 AM
Detectives believe that 27- year-old Grover Cannon stole Officer LaValley’s departmentissued service weapon after shooting him to death at a home in the 3500 block of Del Rio Street on Aug. 5. Investigators have been searching for the firearm since that time.
August 21 06:29 AM
Grant is wanted for possession of schedule I CDS (marijuana) second or subsequent offense, production, distribution or possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV CDS, and possession of a schedule III CDS. Grant is described as a male, black, 5’11” tall and weighing 220 pounds.
August 21 06:29 AM
While serving arrest warrants following indictments, deputies uncovered a meth lab in the 400 block of Lake Road in Stonewall, La. All three subjects at the residence were arrested and charged with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory..
August 21 06:29 AM
On Saturday, the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division was contacted by a Lake Charles area casino in reference to a patron attempting to buy into a table game using counterfeit money. An investigation revealed 27-year-old William Jabour of Houston, Texas, had already used counterfeit money to play roulette and craps.
August 21 06:29 AM
Thursday afternoon, during the scheduled Planned Parenthood protest outside the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office set up a movie screen and speakers and played on loop the videos of Planned Parenthood employees talking about the harvesting of unborn babies to sell on the open market.
August 21 06:29 AM
“I’m thankful for the wonderful business partners we have in Bossier Parish. Clifton Eye Center is one of those,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “I would also like to thank all the local businesses that came out and supported this fund-raiser, and our residents who gave donations to help those in need.
August 21 06:29 AM
The academy, located on Old Plain Dealing Road about halfway between the cities of Benton and Plain Dealing, is hosted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. The recruits will be trained in officer survival, active shooter, officer-down scenarios, aca demics and weapons qualifications.
August 21 06:30 AM
Celebrity “dunkees” include Caddo Parish Commissioner Ken Epperson, Shreveport CAO Brian Crawford, KTBS TV anchor Gerry May, radio personality Ralph Montgomery (also known as “Mr. Weather”).
August 21 06:30 AM
The Bossier City Police Department (BCPD) is asking the public for help with identifying two subjects caught on security camera video who are wanted for questioning in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred last week..
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.
August 21 06:29 AM
“He had been in some trouble, and basically, she took him into her home to try to help him because, I think, a lot of other people had pretty well just given up on him. And this is what she got in turn for trying to help this child,” Arbuckle said..
August 21 06:29 AM
The two suspects lager identified as 31-year-old Julie Nicole Smithhart and 36-year-old Adrian Cheyenne Bush, both of 606 Joannes St. in Bossier City, were seen by store personnel walking around the store before Smithhart left and went to a vehicle in the parking lot.
August 21 06:29 AM
A Shreveport police officer was contacted in reference to a shooting. The alleged victim, identified as 25-year-old Frankie Dominic Tillmon of 2942 Poland St. of Shreveport, claimed he was driving a Grand Marquis in the 800 block of Pierre Avenue when he heard gunfire, causing his ears to ring.
August 21 06:29 AM
A Bossier City patrol officer was flagged down at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Cox Street by a woman who claimed that her boyfriend, 44-year-old Patrice Lamont Payton of 1418 Griffin Lane in Bossier City, had stolen her car earlier in the day.
August 21 06:29 AM
Williams is a former employee of Rotolo’s. Jacory Griffin, 21, of Shreveport, was arrested Sunday by the Shreveport Police Department on unrelated charges and is currently incarcerated in Caddo. He and Edward Williams were caught on surveillance video entering the back door of the pizzeria.
August 21 06:29 AM
Keithon Bates, 20, of the 3300 block of Iron Wood Drive in Shreveport, was charged with three counts of simple burglary, aggravated flight from an officer, driving under suspension, one count of possession of marijuana and turn signal required. Bond is set at $301,000.
August 21 06:29 AM
Just before 6 a.m. back on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Shreveport police patrol officers were called to the In and Out Grocery located in the 4300 block of Linwood Avenue in reference to the burglary of the business..

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