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March 24 06:07 AM
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Nissan Altima operated by 68-year-old Frederick Ogunyemi of Shreveport was traveling west on U.S. 80 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway into the median, struck a crossover and overturned several times.
March 24 06:07 AM
There is currently no ‘delay’ in moving forward with the process of constructing a new 4-lane bridge and converting the existing 2-lane bridge to a pedestrian cross-over.
March 17 05:49 AM
He went on to say, “We look forward to continue building on the success of the Parkway football program and we are excited to get started. Our vision is to love and coach the kids with everything we have. I am very thankful for the support of my family.
March 17 05:49 AM
“The president is talking about putting together a one trillion dollar infrastructure package,” Parish Engineer Butch Ford said Wednesday. “If the president comes down with a package that puts in another trillion, we want to be up there with our flag saying we want some money, too.
March 10 05:37 AM
“Clearing and grubbing means the contractor will be cutting and removing trees and any other obstacles, like fences, that may be in the primary right-of-way of the new road,” Ford explained. “Part of this work will be putting up new fencing where required so utilities can be moved this summer to make room for the new road project.
March 03 05:43 AM
The next time — God forbid — that a devastating flood takes place in Bossier Parish, or anywhere else in Louisiana, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office will be better prepared to handle any emergencies that might arise, thanks to the donation of two inflatable rescue boats.
March 03 05:43 AM
The month of March kicked off with a celebration when five Bossier Parish schools were awarded the Path to Excellence designation by the Alliance for Education. This distinction singles out Bossier and Caddo schools ranking in the top quarter throughout the state based on strides made from the previous year.
March 03 05:43 AM
The Bossier High School Jazz TAP Band has been helped along their musical journey to New York City by a number of local agencies and businesses, beginning with Bossier Federal Credit Union, who donated the initial $2,500 to be applied to funding the students’ trip.
February 24 05:01 AM
Benton’s duties as a member of the executive board include meeting with members of the legislature to discuss legislation and business issues effecting police juries statewide. His election puts Benton in line to become president of the PJA..
February 24 05:01 AM
Organizers expect to have more than 300 models on display along with displays from the Train Club. Organizers also expect more than 40 vendors to be on-hand with model kits and modeling tools along with train cars of assorted scales as well as electric train parts dealers.
March 24 06:07 AM
The first Crime Stoppers program in the United States began in 1978 in Albuquerque, N.M., and by 1981, a pilot program to report crime was developed in Shreveport with the support of a handful of volunteers serving as board members, who would unknowingly play a part of local and global history.
March 24 06:08 AM
The Shreveport Police Department and Caddo Sheriff’s Office narcotics units merged in 2004, creating the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit. It is responsible for drug enforcement throughout the parish.
March 17 05:49 AM
“When you look at their fire rating, when you look at their ability to provide full-service EMS, from someone calling 911 to being able to be treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital, and when you look at all the ancillary things they have done, they’re an example to many fire departments.
March 17 05:49 AM
The volunteer group, which for almost two decades has gathered non-perishable foed items, personal hygiene items, toiletries, books and other morale-boosting items for U.S. Military personnel deployed to hardship areas, also hopes to receive donations and cash offerings in the days ahead to fill boxes and defray shipping costs.
March 10 05:37 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is dedicated to the citizens of Caddo Parish, so much so that he personally delivered a pair of lunchtime meals to a Shreveport couple Wednesday morning as part of the Caddo Council on Aging’s (CCOA) Meals on Wheels program.
March 10 05:37 AM
During the ceremony, it was also announced that Escude’ was chosen by the state 40/8 as the Louisiana Law Officer of the Year. He will receive that award during the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayette this summer and will compete for the national award.
March 10 05:37 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11– and 12- year-old children during Spring Break..
February 24 05:01 AM
The office recorded 3,057 death investigations in 2016: 50 homicides, 1,854 natural deaths, 116 accidental deaths, 29 suicides, eight cases where the cause of death could not be determined and six cases with the outcome pending completion of investigations.
February 17 12:32 AM
1. Jennifer Zimmerman, 30, of Bethany, La., an employee of Relay Station, 9110 Highway 79, in Greenwood; and 2. Warren Scott Jr., 35, of Gloster, La., an employee of Stonewall Beverage Co., 12800 Mansfield Road in Keithville..
March 24 06:07 AM
Take your group to explore the scientific wonders at Sci-Port Louisiana’s Science Center with Shreve Memorial Library Sci-Port passes. The passes may be checked out at any fulltime library branch. Passes will accommodate up to five people. You may also receive discounted prices on IMAX movie tickets.
March 24 06:07 AM
A local horticulturist will be available to answer any questions about plant identification, diagnosing plant problems, insects, diseases, and weeds and how to control them. Samples for identification should be fresh and placed in plastic bags or containers.
March 24 06:07 AM
The musical follows six young spellers who make it to the fictional Putnam County district spelling bee and the comic trials and tribulations of these quirky youngsters as they compete for the coveted spot in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.
March 17 05:49 AM
The concert, entitled “Women in Music,” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in Anderson Auditorium at the college’s Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to raise money to support SAI chapter activities at Centenary.
March 17 05:49 AM
Submissions are currently being sought for award categories ranging from Outstanding Bellman to Outstanding Event of the Year, and hospitality industry businesses like hotels, restaurants, festivals and tourist attractions are encouraged to nominate their employees and events for recognition.
March 17 05:49 AM
Hundreds of people are expected to raise more than 425,000 at Walk MS: Shreveport on April 8 at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The site opens at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8 a.m.
March 10 05:37 AM
More than 35 participating restaurants will offer fixed-price meals for $10 at lunch and $20 at dinner, while 12 special, one -night-only dining experiences will give food lovers the opportunity to meet and talk with acclaimed local chefs during interactive dining experiences.
March 10 05:37 AM
“Police officers, deputies, firefighters and EMTs deal with some of the most difficult times in a person’s life, and their job can get real stressful,” said Pastor Hall, who is now in his 44th year as pastor of Shreveport Baptist Temple.
March 03 05:43 AM
Open to the public, it will feature delicious food from some of the best restaurants in the Shreveport- Bossier area. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the popular old-time string and percussion band, Magnolia Mae. A cash bar will be available all evening, along with beer and wine sampling.
February 17 12:32 AM
Officials were able to get to the location and verify the wreckage as that of the missing aircraft, along with confirming there were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash; however, there were no survivors..
January 23 09:54 AM
Desoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle has inormed the public of an armed robbery and manhunt that is currently underway.  A little after 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, two suspects entered the Re
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.
March 24 06:07 AM
For those who have bemoaned the fact that Shreveport does not have what many consider to be an amenity to the 21st century — prearranged rides — their prayers will soon be answered. Recently, Lyft purchased an area cell phone list and has sent out a barrage of texts encouraging phone owners to sign up to become a Lyft driver.
March 24 06:07 AM
The 34th president of the United States was born 100 years ago. John F. Kennedy captured the hearts of the American people like no other president, before or since. And from the first stirrings of his efforts to become president, to events that took place after his death, my home state of Louisiana held a special place in the Kennedy legacy.
March 17 05:49 AM
According to his biographer Leo Honeycutt, Edwards is an enigma … a puzzling political personality shaped by his background and a lifetime effort to climb to the top of the heap.
March 10 05:37 AM
As they say, it was “real” and it was “fun,” but is was not “real fun.” I am referring to a detour from a planned stress test to the Willis Knighton Pierremont Emergency Room on Wednesday, the first of March. I emerged a happy man two days later. And it was a life experience — actually a very good life experience.
March 03 05:43 AM
John Bel Edwards for president? The Louisiana governor is being touted as a Democratic Party contender on the national front. Just a little over a year in his present job, it may be a sign of the few future contenders the Democrats have available. Here’s what a writer for the The Huffington Post.
March 03 05:43 AM
Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker touted the tax as being “absolutely no tax, no sales tax, or property tax on local citizens.” Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler touted the measure as “Two cities unified behind a proposition that we know will strengthen the economy of Northwest Louisiana.
February 24 05:01 AM
It was in early March of last year that homes and businesses located on Cross Lake received substantial flooding from the lake between March 8 and March 10, causing millions of dollars of losses that have not been recovered either from homeowner’s and business insurance or from FEMA.
February 24 05:01 AM
Dave Treen was sworn in as Louisiana’s governor 37 years ago. Anyone who knew him noted what a nice guy he was. But Treen’s legacy will not be based on his friendliness. History will treat him well and acknowledge that he was the first, and perhaps only, true conservative Louisiana governor in the past century.
February 17 12:32 PM
Former NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw wrote a book a few years back about what he called “The Greatest Generation.” In contrast, there’s a recent best-seller out calling America “The dumbest generation.” And since Louisiana is at the bottom of the barrel on most national lists, you can imagine how folks in the Bayou State are viewed.
March 24 06:07 AM
"Today we received nine bids from Wall Street investment banks, each of which demonstrated a real interest in investing in Louisiana municipal bonds," said Treasurer Henson. "These bids were favorable even in the light of recent market adjustments and the Street's recent downgrade in Louisiana's bond rating.
March 24 06:07 AM
“With more than 26 years of service in the Louisiana State Police, Reeves assumes this responsibility with a wealth of knowledge and the respect from his colleagues across the state,” said Gov. Edwards. “The state police are called on to assist law enforcement in every corner of Louisiana and play a critical role in times of disaster.
March 17 05:49 AM
According to the guilty plea, a relative of the defendant contacted law enforcement on Nov. 12, 2015, to report that she had found something suspicious in a bag which was left in a dryer at her home in Homer..
March 17 05:49 AM
Back on Feb. 26, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to Great Raft Brewing Co. in reference to a burglary at the business.
March 17 05:49 AM
The poker run will start at Pinky’s on the Bayou and go to Rascals Neighborhood Bar, Red River Casino, Our Place Bar & Grill, Rodgers Marina and end at Pinky’s on the Bayou. The after party at Pinky’s on the Bayou will feature karaoke, food, drink specials, a raffle and a silent auction.
March 17 05:49 AM
Antiques merchants and artists will be set up in the foyer, living and dining areas in the historic building located at 802 Mar garet Place. Other collectibles will be displayed in the gallery near the rear of the building. There will be silver, crystal, china, linen, furniture and more for sale.
March 17 05:49 AM
— The Louisiana Lottery Corporation has discovered that its drawing show, which airs on select television stations throughout the state, contained incorrect Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers for the March 12 drawing. The official Pick 3 winning numbers for the drawing were 0-4-7.
March 17 05:49 AM
Finley began her public service in the military in 1988 after she was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force, competing nationally and being designated as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She served for four years on active duty at England Air Force Base, La.
March 10 05:37 AM
BATOU ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high-priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects.
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.
March 24 06:07 AM
McCall revealed and pointed a large chrome revolver at the clerk’s face and demanded all the money from the register. The complainant gave McCall money from the cash register, and he fled the scene. He also took a green bag belonging to Circle K from behind the counter.
March 24 06:07 AM
Upon contact with the driver, 52-year -old Lamar Taylor of 4026 Parkwood Drive in Shreveport, the officer discovered that his driver’s license was suspended..
March 24 06:07 AM
The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the chest as he sat in a car that was parked in the driveway of his residence. He was taken to University Health in Shreveport, where his condition has been upgraded to fair..
March 24 06:07 AM
Renaldo Bennett, 33, and his girlfriend had just returned to his apartment in the 1900 block of Patzman Street from a visit to a relative’s house around 3 a.m., according to witnesses..
March 24 06:07 AM
The incident happened just after 7 p.m. when a male subject who had entered the store and pulled a handgun on employees and robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction..
March 24 06:07 AM
Jury selection began this week in the seconddegree murder trial of Shreveport chef and nightclub owner Mark Edward Colby. About one third of the jury was chosen in a little over four hours on Monday..
March 24 06:07 AM
Caruthrs Producing Company has been the target of recent incidents in which someone has opened valves at tank batteries in the 14000 block of Old Atlanta Road in Vivian, causing crude oil and salt water to pour onto the ground..
March 24 06:07 AM
Shortly after 5 p.m., Shreveport police arrested 27-yearold Allen Martin on an outstanding warrant for attempted seconddegree murder in the home invasion robbery that occurred at a home located in the 2400 block of Queens Highway shortly before 2 a.m. last Thursday.
March 24 06:07 AM
Louisiana law requires motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in every seating position, day and night. Wearing a seatbelt significantly reduces the likelihood of being seriously injured or killed as the result of a crash..
March 24 06:07 AM
Dionte Dalon Winn, 17, and Deiondrick Dewayne Winn, 21, each face multiple criminal charges after detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit and Property Crimes Unit along with members of the Bossier City Police Department’s Special Operations Services Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in the 100 block of Yarbrough Street.

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