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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.
January 22 05:42 PM
Reserve police officers are members of the community who are trained as certified law enforcement officers in accordance with state requirements and supplement the full-time Bossier City police officers in a variety of duties.
January 22 05:42 PM
In addition to officers, police jury members approved three administrators to new terms. Bill Altimus was reappointed parish administrator for a one-year term while Rachel Hauser was named parish secretary for another two years, and Sheryl Thomas was voted another two-year term as parish treasurer.
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...
May 27 07:07 AM
Global Wildlife Center will have space walks, rock climbing walls, face painting, and live entertainmentall free of charge to our visitors. Safari Wagon Tours are expected to be limited so please purchase tickets online at www.globalwildlife.com.
May 27 07:07 AM
"STEAM" stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math The Robinson Foundation for Technology, Education & the Arts is proud to offer this three-week camp for elementary school learners in grades 3 - 6. The camp will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.
May 27 07:07 AM
Residential trash pickup routes will not be affected as a result of the holiday. Monday’s scheduled trash collection routes will run as usual on Memorial Day..
May 27 10:21 AM
Benton Middle School earned the first-ever national championship for Louisiana in the 2016 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament held in Louisville, Ky., on May 12- 14. Benton Elementary also brought home a national title, finishing first in the NASP/IBO 3-D Challenge.
May 27 10:21 AM
The beloved math teacher is one of three elementary teachers chosen. Beach will travel to Baton Rouge the latter part of June for a second round of interviews in which one elementary, one middle school and one high school teacher will be selected as Teacher of the Year.
May 20 12:52 PM
He was born prematurely on Feb. 3, 2003. The day after his first birthday, he was flown to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he underwent decompression surgery and a biopsy was conducted. It was discovered that he had medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.
May 20 12:52 PM
Participating in the ceremony were the Bossier and Caddo sheriff’s offices, Bossier City and Shreveport police, Louisiana State Police Troop G, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Bossier City and Shreveport marshal’s offices..
May 13 07:19 AM
The fashion show will be held at the Virginia College Pierre-Bossier Mall entrance located at 2950 E. Texas St., Suite C. Cost of admission is $25 for premier seating, $10 for general admission and $5 with presentation of student ID. Guests can enter from the mall or from the entrance of Virginia College on the back side of the mall.
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.
May 27 07:07 AM
Kids all over America graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them.
May 27 07:07 AM
For the most part, I don’t really care what adults want to put into their bodies. I don’t believe that lengthy prison sentences are appropriate just for the simple possession and use of drugs. The money spent to incarcerate them would be better used for treatment.
May 27 07:07 AM
"We approved funding for projects across Louisiana," said Treasurer Kennedy. "These are vital projects, including improvements to the waterworks system in Marksville, ensuring that kids in Erath have a good high school and middle school and improving the drinking water in New Llano.
May 27 07:07 AM
“Louisiana women earn an average of 65 cents on the dollar compared to what their male counterparts make. Even worse, on average, African-American women earn an average of 49 cents on the dollar for doing the same job. A statewide poll conducted in March 2016 indicated that 90 percent of Louisianans support passing equal pay legislation.
May 20 12:52 PM
With a national election only months away, the approval rate for members of Congress seems to be in free fall. Few constituents approve of the dysfunction taking place in the nation’s capitol. Just 10 years ago, Congress had an approval rating of 65 percent.
May 20 12:52 PM
When most people think about where clandestine methamphetamine labs are typically found, they envision run-down homes or cheap motels. That gives many people a false sense of security, and they often think that there is no way that a meth lab could be located next door – especially if they live in a ritzy neighborhood.
May 13 07:19 AM
Heather Grace Hughes, 44, was pulled over in Beverly Hills (Texas, not California) at 1 a.m. on April 25 for a defective license plate light. This is something I see all the time – someone is stopped for a minor traffic/equipment violation and gets arrested on more serious charges.
May 06 07:01 AM
So what’s a hate crime you ask? If someone is premeditatedly shot and killed, that’s generally murder. When you’re dead, you are dead, and there is a strong penalty for that; generally life or the death penalty. But hate crime supporters want more than justice.
May 06 07:01 AM
Jose Salvador Medrano, 33, of Carbondale, and Abran Gutierrez, 19, of Rifle, were subsequently arrested for providing methamphetamine, alcohol and cocaine to three underage teen girls who had been in the room with the two men. Mr. Medrano and Mr. Gutierrez were charged with several felony crimes.
May 27 07:08 AM
For the first time in the academies history, one individual took home all four awards which included the Honor Graduate Award, Physical Fitness Award, Firearms Proficiency Award and the Academic Award. Bossier Deputy Bradley Vasser was the recipient of those awards.
May 27 09:06 AM
 Baton Rouge, LA – While Memorial Day is a holiday established for Americans to honor the nation’s war dead, it also serves as the de facto “season opener” for backyard grilling, where a
May 13 07:19 AM
Even though revenue is down compared to this time last year, several areas of tax collections are growing from one month to the next. Corporation and franchise tax collections no longer are a negative. Sales tax, individual income tax and gasoline and special fuels tax collections grew compared to previous months.
May 06 07:01 AM
But how many Louisiana residents know that their state has its own, real-life and large omnivorous celebrity in the form of the Louisiana Black Bear, which was recently removed from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife just two months ago?.
May 06 07:01 AM
According to the 2015 TripBarometer study from popular travel website TripAdvisor, travelers across the globe are open to spending more on travel in 2016 than they have in the past.
May 06 07:01 AM
BATON ROUGE – Monday, the Louisiana State Senate passed the Raise the Age Act, Senate Bill 324 authored by Senator J. P. Morrell, by a vote of 33 to 4. The Raise the Age Act passed out of the Senate Committees on Judiciary B and Finance before seeing a vote on the Senate floor.
April 29 06:37 AM
BATON ROUGE – Monday, the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the Raise the Age Act which would effectively submit 17-year-olds who commit delinquent acts to the authority of the juvenile criminal justice system, rather than automatically trying them as adults, or keeping them in adult prisons for detention prior to trial.
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.
May 27 07:07 AM
Tucker was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm and false imprisonment with a firearm. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail and subsequently transferred to the Caddo Correctional Center.
May 27 07:07 AM
While monitoring security cameras at the main branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, a Shreveport police officer saw 35-year-old Kevin Richard Roebuck of 3901 Exposition in Shreveport standing in a row of books in a public area..
May 27 07:07 AM
Post-Miranda, Hunt said he had taken approximately five four-pack Energizer Max D batteries. He was also seen by a witness taking them from under his right pants leg and right sock from behind the store..
May 27 07:07 AM
The couple were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with CDS. Smith was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon..
May 27 07:07 AM
Just after 8:20 p.m. on Monday, Shreveport police patrol officers were called to the 1900 block of Legardy Street relative to a reported shooting. On officers' arrival at the scene, they discovered an adult male victim had been shot and killed there..
May 27 07:07 AM
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., Shreveport police patrol officers were called to the 6600 block of Liberty Street relative to a shooting. As officers arrived at the scene, it was learned the victim, 39-year-old Mariam Tamica Harley, was suffering what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
May 27 07:07 AM
A convicted murderer originally sentenced to death for a 2003 murder of a local minister and the attempted murder of his victim's widow returned to Caddo District Court this week after an appeal upheld his conviction but overturned the death penalty he had received.
May 27 07:07 AM
Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced that all oversize and overweight vehicle travel on state highways will be prohibited on Monday, May 30. Wilson said the decision was made in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Office of State Police to maximize the safety of motorists traveling during this holiday.
May 27 07:07 AM
It is a proven fact that car seats and booster seats save lives. These devices offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash. However, approximately three out of four child seats are not used correctly.

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