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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...
April 29 06:37 AM
In Caddo Parish, the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collect old, unwanted and expired pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.
April 29 06:37 AM
This year, students will study a variety of American artists, explore different genres and play with an assortment of mediums. They will also have opportunities to get out onto Centenary’s campus to find inspiration for their creations. Projects will be tailored to fit each child’s abilities.
April 29 06:37 AM
“While Kool Smiles is proud to provide quality, affordable dental care to families with various forms of insurance, including Medicaid, we also recognize there are many children in our community who have no insurance and whose families cannot afford regular trips to the dentist,” said Dr.
April 22 06:05 AM
Bossier Sheriff’s Deputy David Vishnefski (far left) was honored Saturday by the Bossier City Knights of Columbus as the Bossier Deputy of the Year. Pictured with Vishnefski are (from left) Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, John Fow and Brett Barrow.
April 22 06:05 AM
Reserves go through the same hiring process as full -time sheriff’s employees. They must meet minimal fitness standards, be at least 21 years old and be able to volunteer at least 120 hours each year..
April 22 06:05 AM
Shreveport Derby Day will feature live music by New Orleans-based, Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band, lawn games, food by Rhino Coffee, an open bar serving traditional Kentucky Derby cocktails by Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop, desserts by Buttercups Cupcakes, a raffle drawing for great prizes, “best-dressed” contests and more.
April 22 06:05 AM
Liz Swaine, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, said, “What we are actually trying to do is just position the Shreveport Water Works Museum in a way where people who have not thought to visit before will. And right now, food trucks are very popular.
April 22 06:05 AM
Born and raised in Homer, La., Marlen May Waters graduated from La. Tech University with a B.S. in medical technology and a M.B.A. in marketing. She continued her education studying art and calligraphy at La. Tech University, University of Pennsylvania, Chicago College of Art, St.
April 15 07:30 AM
This week, sponsored by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life -saving assistance to the world’s citizens.
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.
April 29 06:37 AM
And I thought voters were distrustful, angry and confrontational a few years back when I held public office in Louisiana. This coming federal election is viewed by many, including yours truly, as a herculean and rather grim battle between good and evil, left and right, the good guys and the scum, Wormwood and the Patient, and Saint Michael vs.
April 29 06:37 AM
On April 19, police from Tulsa, Okla., found 25-yearold Glenda Cole passed out in her car near 101st and Riverside Parkway after concerned citizens called 911. She told the police that her children were with her mother. Ms. Cole was so intoxicated on meth that she had no idea that one of her children was in the car with her.
April 29 06:37 AM
"We approved savings for taxpayers in Youngsville, Livingston, Lecompte, Lamourie, Woodworth and other areas of the state. It's important to refinance this debt so that we can capture as much in savings as possible.".
April 29 06:37 AM
It seems that Mr. Hatfield became somehow obsessed with me during the sheriff’s election in 2015 because of my friendship with Sheriff Steve Prator. His twisted obsession led to him attacking me when I was not even a candidate for sheriff and I had nothing to do with the election.
April 22 06:05 AM
Proponents of such a repeal cite “freedom of choice” concerns, saying it should be an individual decision as to whether to wear or not to wear a helmet. They say there should be no role for government to play in this decision. And I sure agree that the issue is one of freedom of choice.
April 22 06:05 AM
I have spent the past 30 years or so investigating the neurobiology of drug addiction, and I have maintained my Web site on Methamphetamine in the News since March of 2011 with over 14,000 posts. You would think that nothing would surprise me anymore..
April 15 07:30 AM
On March 27, which was also Easter Sunday, a little 9-year-old girl accompanied her mother to the home of Glynda RonDeau, who was reported to be a friend of her mother’s. Apparently, the two women met in jail, according to court documents. There was no mention of why either of the two were in jail together when they met.
April 08 07:38 AM
Since the time of Charles Dickens, the plight of children in state custody has been the source of great public anxiety.
April 08 07:38 AM
I also told the readers that I am not revealing a secret that will cause meth use to suddenly skyrocket. Like I said last week, women and girls tell other women and girls what meth can do. Why do you think that, in contrast to most other drugs, meth is as likely to be used by a woman as a man?.
April 01 07:37 AM
Donald Trump said he was stunned, shocked and livid about how elections are run way down in the Bayou State. He minced no words in giving his assessment of what happened in the recent Louisiana presidential primary: “ It tells you what a crooked system we have and what a rotten political system we have.
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.
April 22 01:45 PM
 The Greenwood Police Department will be conducting an Occupant Protection Checkpoint,“Buckle Up In Your Truck”, funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Officerswill be working on
April 15 07:30 AM
Latrenton D. Washington, 28, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty last Friday, April 8, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drugtrafficking crime.
April 15 07:30 AM
Winners of the Lottery’s draw-style games must claim their prizes within 180 days of the drawing. After prizes have passed their redemptive deadlines, they are deposited into the Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund, which by law is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off games and player promotions.
April 15 07:30 AM
“This is one of the easiest decisions we can make during this session. It is time for women, who make up more than half the population of our state, to earn equal pay for equal work,” said Gov. Edwards. “We must also end the archaic and discriminatory practice of pay secrecy.
April 08 07:38 AM
downgrade of Louisiana’s left us. We had hoped needed to avoid another tunately, some members of the legislature refused lize our budget. We will lenges before us, and I the next special session the legislature will come together in the spirit of the following statement on today’s Fitch Ratings credit rating:.
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.
April 29 06:37 AM
At the city jail, approximately 0.348 gram of a rolled blunt with a green, leafy substance suspected to be marijuana was found in Hunter’s sock. The officer had searched Hunter and asked if he had any weapons or drugs on him, and he said no..
April 29 06:37 AM
Through further investigation, more marijuana was found in the trunk of the vehicle in a black backpack along with Xanax and cocaine. The weight of the drugs was 47.6 grams of marijuana, 3.6 grams of cocaine and 15 dosage units of Xanax..
April 29 06:37 AM
Last Thursday, April 21, a Shreveport police officer along with agents with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office executed a search warrant was conducted at the residence of 25- year-old Stephen Warren Harris, located at 2925 Frostwood Drive in Shreveport.
April 29 06:37 AM
“I’m honored that Gov. Edwards has asked that I continue to serve with the Commission,” Prator said. “With this appointment I will continue to work for all of our citizens by requiring the highest professional and ethical standards for our law enforcement officers.
April 29 06:37 AM
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation into Bowers, who has previous convictions for second-degree battery in 2003, domestic abuse battery in 2008, attempted possession of a firearm by a felon in 2005 and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute in 2011.
April 29 06:37 AM
According to Louisiana law, a “peeping tom” is one who peeps through windows or doors or other like places situated on or about the premises of another for the purpose of spying upon or invading the privacy of persons spied upon. The suspect need not be on the premises of the person being spied upon.
April 29 06:37 AM
When they arrived on scene, they found the man, identified as 35-year-old Beau Norman, actually attacking the mother of his live-in girlfriend, choking her and holding a pair of small sewing scissors. The deputies were able to quickly subdue Norman and take him into custody.
April 29 06:37 AM
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office picked up two sheep that were running loose near Greenwood and Pines roads last week. They are being held by the Caddo Sheriff’s Stock Patrol until the owner can be located. To claim them, call Deputy Gary Bailey at 681-1120..

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