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September 16 06:09 AM
Mandi Johnson, community engagement librarian at the Bossier Parish Library, said she attended a webinar through the American Libraries Association a couple of months ago. “One of the ideas they had was doing a supply drive for your local animal shelters or rescue groups.
September 09 06:26 AM
In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday, September 9, from approximately 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish.
September 02 06:06 AM
Please note that 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 Labor Day..
September 02 06:06 AM
On Wednesday, Bossier Schools announced the expansion of its Virtual Learning Academy, which will now give middle school students, in addition to high school students, the ability to customize their education via a hybrid program.
August 26 06:49 AM
With the focus on flooding once again in Louisiana, police jury members approved a $57,766 bid last week for drainage projects designed to help move high water away from parish neighborhoods. Projects awarded were in Chimney Lane and on the Princeton Road.
August 26 06:49 AM
Born on Sept. 7, 1915, Cole is the last surviving member of the “Doolittle Raid.” On April 18, 1942, he was the co-pilot on Crew No. 1, who alongside Jimmy Doolittle, helped lead 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers and 80 airmen in the first Pacific victory as a response to Pearl Harbor some five months earlier.
August 26 06:49 AM
The range features 12 shooting lanes with targets at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Basic targets will be available at the range, but shooters can also bring their own paper targets. You will need to bring your own weapons and ammunition, since none will be available at the range.
August 26 06:49 AM
“We do everything humanly possible to prepare these recruits for an outstanding performance in a dangerous, stressful job,” said Whittington. “Graduation from the P.O.S.T. course is only the beginning. Today’s law officer continues training throughout his career, to face new challenges, such as terrorist threats and active shooters.
August 19 06:56 AM
Eleven different law enforcement agencies make up Class 016, which will train for the next 11 ½ weeks to complete the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) schedule, a regimen that consists of classes and scenarios to train them to become professional police officers and deputy sheriffs.
August 19 06:56 AM
Charlie Bean was promoted to the position of shift lieutenant, and Michele Jester, now a sergeant, will be the Corrections Emergency Response Team supervisor..
September 16 06:09 AM
Virginia College in Shreveport will host “Go For The Gold,” an enrollment event for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the campus located at Pierre Bossier Mall.
September 16 06:09 AM
Targets will be furnished and shooters will be assisted by state-certified firearms instructors. Participants are asked to call ahead and reserve a time to work with instructors. Shooters must provide their own ammunition, eye and ear protection, and should arrive with weapons unloaded.
September 09 06:26 AM
He has also served as a field training officer for new deputies on patrol and is currently a member of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, which provides peer support to police officers and emergency responders involved in stressful or traumatic incidents.
August 26 06:49 AM
Downtown Shreveport has a couple of such galleries — specifically, artspace and the Norsworthy Gallery — but according to Liz Swaine, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the city has a lot more art than you probably realize.
August 26 06:49 AM
Bibliophiles can once again pore through thousands upon thousands of books ranging from cookbooks to biographies, from true crime to humor, and from science to science fiction at the annual Centenary Book Bazaar, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept.
August 26 06:49 AM
Marshall joined the Sheriff's Office in 2004 and has worked in Security at Caddo Correctional Center and in Youth Services/Investigations. In addition to serving as a Youth Services detective, he is an investigator on the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.
August 19 06:56 AM
The new police cruisers will be hitting the streets over the next few months with brand new graphics to match. The 2016 Ford Interceptor SUVs were purchased by the department as part of a $3.5 million equipment financing package approved by Mayor Tyler and the Council back in 2015.
September 23 06:19 AM
For some time now, the youth of Shreveport- Bossier have been desperate for public recreational activities in which they can participate. However, due to the ever-present 21+ age limit for most entertainment establishments, many younger residents of the area are at a disadvantage when it comes to local downtown events and the local music scene.
September 23 06:19 AM
Centenary’s Kappa Alpha chapter set out to raise money and collect food, supplies and clothing to families affected by the flooding that was triggered by record rainfall in mid-August. So far, the organization has collected $1,500, thousands of cans and multiple bags of clothes.
September 23 06:19 AM
LDWF hosted a Family Fish Fest at Ivan Lake in Cotton Valley on Sept. 10. Fisheries staff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, local Fire Department, Stubborn Hicks Fishing Lures and LDWF volunteers all worked together to offer nearly 200 anglers and family members a fishing competition and numerous educational fishing activities.
September 16 06:09 AM
The two students who performed the most pushups last week were provided with gift bags at the pep rally. The bags included two Airline Spirit T-shirts and gift card and one ticket to Friday night’s game. Senior Jasmine Roberson did 236 push-ups, and junior Kadeem Lamont did 204 push-ups.
September 16 06:09 AM
The deputies assisted with patrols during protests in East Baton Rouge Parish, provided relief for East Baton Rouge Parish patrol deputies following the line-of-duty deaths of three law officers there, and aided citizens and law enforcement in Livingston Parish who were impacted by flooding.
September 16 06:09 AM
To help the family with the financial burden of medical and travel expenses, a special fundraiser, Stella’s Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefit, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at North Point Methodist Church, located at 6675 Highway 1 in Shreveport.
September 16 06:09 AM
CIC officials said the grant is designed to better prepare K-12 educators across the country through a library of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), cyber, computer science curricula, classroom resources and professional development.
September 09 06:26 AM
Tickets are $35 each and are now on sale. Food courses served at the event will include Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp served by Eddie’s Seafood and Soul Food Restaurant; authentic Hawaiian cuisine served by Ono’s Traditional Hawaiian Cuisine; a...
September 09 06:26 AM
The following sessions will be held: children’s group for ages 6-12; teen group for ages 13-18; significant other group for adults who have lost a significant person, such as a spouse, sibling or parent; and parents’ group for parents who have lost a child.
September 09 06:26 AM
NHFD is a national event celebrated in all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September. It was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of the nation’s hunters and anglers.
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.
September 23 06:19 AM
Every now and then, we all face a “Sophie’s Choice” moment, where we have to pick what to accept and what to give up. Folks down in the Bayou State soon will have to confront a real dilemma. It’s a decision that will cause upheaval in many families all over Louisiana.
September 23 06:19 AM
"We approved financing that will ensure public schools are repaired in East Feliciana Parish. New homes will be built in Ville Platte, Baton Rouge and Carencro," said Treasurer Kennedy. "Improvements will be made to the waterworks system in Avoyelles Parish.
September 16 06:09 AM
Reams of books have been written about the colorful characters that ran the Bayou state throughout its history. And the average citizen got involved, attended rallies and actively supported their candidate of choice. Few states could match the intensity and enthusiasm that was a part of Louisiana campaigning.
September 16 06:09 AM
An example of this favored status is the difference in how the Port has land appraised that is purchased from former Port commissioners and their business associates in comparison to land appraised for other private citizens.
September 16 06:09 AM
The report includes receipts for sales tax, individual income tax, general severance tax, corporation and franchise tax, gasoline and special fuels tax and miscellaneous taxes cash receipts. The report does not include gambling revenues, fees, self-generated revenue and statutory dedications.
September 09 06:26 AM
Election Day is less than two months away. It’s Clinton and Trump neck and neck in the polls, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling 10 percent of the total vote. So the candidates are crisscrossing Louisiana trying to squeeze out enough votes to carry the state, right? Hardly!.
September 09 06:26 AM
Those of you in North Louisiana — and in other corners of Louisiana — know the August flooding is a bookend to what March wrought. March came in with a roar and torrential rain. The horrific March flooding came on the heels of the Red River's nearly 38-foot crest in June 2015, the highest the Red had risen since the 1940s.
September 02 06:06 AM
A local news reporter where I live posed the question this week as to whether insurance rates for property owners will begin to rise, following the recent South Louisiana flooding. My answer was simple. Of course they will go up. In fact, the cost of insurance would have continued to go up even without the recent flood.
August 26 06:49 AM
An old out-of-state friend called to touch base, and asked, “How are y’all doing down there?” I told him we were hanging in there, in spite of what seems to be one confrontation and tragedy after and other.
August 26 06:49 AM
The Louisiana State Bond Commission meets monthly to review and approve applications from parishes, municipalities, special taxing districts, and other political subdivisions of the State requesting authority to incur debt. For more information, visit www.
September 23 06:19 AM
Tuesday’s program at Northwood High School in Shreveport kicks off similar events that begin this week and will continue throughout the year. Students at schools in the Western District of Louisiana will view the FBI and DEA documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.
September 23 06:19 AM
Members had a five-day training session last week in the swift water of the Caddo Dam and also in the classroom. They trained in rescue swimming, safely diving into unknown water, specialty ropes and rigging and emergency boat operations deploying from land and from stationary and moving vessels.
September 23 06:19 AM
Manufacturing is a key industry in Louisiana. The state has more than 4,500 companies in the manufacturing industry, supporting more than 137,000 jobs. In 2015, average manufacturing earnings were 32 percent higher than those in service industries..
September 23 06:22 AM
An announcement on Sept. 13 highlighting new progress and momentum in support of the presidential initiative “Computer Science for All” named the CIC for its commitment to developing the nation’s future workforce through its support of computer science, cyber security and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
September 16 06:09 AM
Enjoy a myriad of authentic foods as vendors from all over the South descend on the Barn Sale with their own unique southern favorites and festival treats. Musical entertainment takes place throughout the day with individual performances by the artists themselves at their vendor booths.
September 16 06:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Economic Development estimates the August 2016 Louisiana Flood caused $8.7 billion in damage to Louisiana residential and commercial properties, with damage to businesses in the state exceeding $2 billion. Those figures do not include damage to the state’s public infrastructure.
September 02 06:06 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — An online auction was held Tuesday at a special meeting of the State Bond Commission to raise $187 million in general obligation (G.O.) bond proceeds that will finance construction projects across Louisiana, State Treasurer John Kennedy announced.
September 02 06:06 AM
"When the state sales tax was increased earlier this year, no one anticipated we'd have this magnitude of destruction to personal property," said Treasurer Kennedy. "We now have the highest sales tax in America, and the state should not reap a financial windfall from people's tragedy.
September 02 06:06 AM
You may remember that his mother, Carolyn Johnson, traveled from South Dakota last year to place flyers around the Bossier area. Her goal was to keep the hopes alive for finding out what happened to her son. The story has received national attention, but no arrests have been made involving the case.
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.
September 23 06:19 AM
Upon contact, Easter began making multiple racial slurs and threatening the officer. When the officer tried to put him in the back of the patrol car, Easter tensed up and jerked away. The officer tried to regain his grip, and Easter jerked away, turned around and tried to head-butt the officer.
September 23 06:19 AM
The victim owns the property and several warehouse type buildings at 4770 Southern Ave. On Aug. 24, a coowner was present at the property when 34-year-old Gamaleil Charles Wilson of 4506 Southern Ave. allegedly made an unauthorized entry through an open door.
September 23 06:19 AM
Dotie was removed from the vehicle, and the officer found an orange unlabeled pill bottle underneath the pillow. Inside the pill bottle, the officer saw a small round blue pill with “A715” on it. After further investigation, the pill was identified as 30mg Oxycodone.
September 23 06:19 AM
On Sept. 12, during a follow-up interview with Shreveport police, White said he no longer wanted to pursue charges. He said he negotiated oral sex in exchange for $5 to $8. The negotiation took place at the Fairmont at 726 Cotton St. On Sept. 14, Johnson arrived at the officer’s office for a scheduled interview.
September 23 06:19 AM
The victim said that Viers also battered her by using two fingers to penetrate her vagina without permission. post-Miranda, Viers said he and the victim were about to get intimate. He said he fell asleep and when he woke up to go to the bathroom, the victim ran out of the house.
September 23 06:19 AM
Just before 4:30 p.m., Shreveport police patrol officers were called to the 3800 block of Doris Avenue relative to a major accident. Upon officers' arrival, it was learned a 5- year-old male child, later identified as Jahkayden Davis, had been seriously injured after being struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe.
September 23 06:19 AM
Paul Matthew Garza, 35, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Mark L. Hornsby to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The plea will become final when accepted by U.
September 23 06:19 AM
Back on Sept. 11, Shreveport police patrolmen were called to a home located in the 300 block of Berkshire Place relative to a home being burglarized. During the investigation process, it was discovered the residence had been broken into the previous day and during the burglary, the suspects made off with the victim's car keys and vehicle.
September 23 06:19 AM
Shreveport police violent crimes detectives were called to the scene of the crime, along with crime scene investigators. Evidence gathered at the scene revealed there was indeed what appeared to be an exchange of gunfire, resulting in injury to both parties.
September 23 06:19 AM
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by 35- year-old Freddy Bryant of Shongaloo was traveling east on LA 2 at a high rate of speed, when for reasons still under investigation, Bryant lost control of the vehicle,...

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