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July 29 07:13 AM
Just a tenth of a point from the top 10, Bossier Schools’ ACT composite score of 20.1 is reflected by the district ascending five spots from 2014-15. The higher composite score also marks tremendous gains since 2011-12, when the state began requiring all high school juniors take the ACT.
July 22 05:16 AM
Store manager Brian Kleeb directed his staff to delivered multiple trays of sandwiches, chicken fingers, and chicken wings to police headquarters The men and women of the Bossier City Police De partment have seen a great outpouring of support from residents and businesses these past few weeks.
July 08 07:04 AM
Inmates at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facilities began the harvest of peas this week at the “Pea Farm” on 23 acres of land near the Bossier Minimum Security Facility. The food they collect will then be used to feed some 1,400 inmates at the Bossier Parish corrections facilities in Plain Dealing.
July 08 07:04 AM
“We’ve balanced our budget,” he said, “and we’re really proud of our SRO, program, our school resource officer program. I’m proud to announce that, with the cooperation of the school board, beginning in January, every single school in Bossier Parish will have an armed, trained Bossier deputy.
July 08 07:26 AM
The guest speaker was Col. Roy P. Fatur, chief of staff, Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base. Col. Fatur is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and received distinguished graduate recognition. He earned a rating of Senior Navigator and has more than 2,000 flight hours.
July 01 05:29 AM
The new superintendent of the Bossier Parish School Board made his first public appearance Monday morning as he met with a number of business leaders, city officials and political bigwigs at a meetand-greet event held at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City.
July 01 05:29 AM
Hundreds of nominations from across the country were received for the prestigious awards in a variety of categories. Winners will be presented at NACo’s 2016 annual conference and exposition on July 24 in Los Angeles County, Calif., and will be listed in the event program.
July 01 05:29 AM
Michael Freeman, School Resource Officer, employed since 2010 Jason Gates, Corrections, employed since 2009 Christopher Peters, Corrections, employed since 2000 Thomas St. Pierre, Corrections, employed since 2008 Jeffrey Walls, Corrections, employed since 2007 Promoted to Lieutenant:.
June 03 07:05 AM
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriff’s 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.
July 29 07:13 AM
Hundreds of area students on summer break got to enjoy four days of fun, fraternity and athletics thanks to a basketball camp sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and more than a dozen other local government agencies, churches and businesses.
July 29 07:13 AM
Maurice Whitten is a 15-year CPSO deputy and has worked in security and transportation in the Corrections Division. He is being promoted to lieutenant in security. Chad Davis has worked with the sheriff’s office for 16 years in corrections, patrol and Internal Affairs.
July 15 06:20 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. — Edwards Moving and Rigging will begin moving a very tall Cold Box from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview, Texas, today (Friday, July 15) at 9 a.m. The convoy will average 1 mph each day for three days..
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.
July 29 07:13 AM
On Tuesday, a group called “Feed Our Friends in Blue” served a complimentary lunch of sandwiches, chips and dessert to Bossier City first responders by the Liberty Garden, located between the Bossier City fire and police departments at 620 Benton Road.
July 29 07:13 AM
Music headliners for the 2016 festival include New Orleans’ Soul Rebels Brass Band, six-piece funk rock band Flow Tribe, Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes and Shreveport bluesman Buddy Flett on the Twisted Root Pavilion Stage.
July 22 05:16 AM
The West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center grounds will be center stage for the annual Smokin` Oldies Barbeque Cook-Off. This event is a State Championship Cook-Off held on Saturday, Sept. 10. This year the BBQ contest will be a threemeat category (chicken, ribs and brisket) and entry fee is $150.
July 15 06:20 AM
Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. Admission is $4 daily. Admission is free for children under 6 years of age as well as students with ID. Parking is free at the Bossier Civic Center, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
July 15 06:20 AM
Stories told at All Y’all events are recorded and released as episodes of the All Y’all podcast, a Shreveportbased podcast featuring local storytellers. Both the podcast and live event are hosted by producers Sara Heber and Chris Jay of Shreveport..
July 15 06:20 AM
Young men and women ages 17-21 are encouraged to attend the course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Professional instructors and law enforcement officers will present important crime prevention tips and safety techniques especially for students entering college.
July 15 06:20 AM
“The Lates, the Greats, and Moore” performance will pay tribute to such artists as Prince, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross. It will feature a few classic tunes such as “Just My Imagination,” “Purple Rain,” “Dance With Somebody” and “Superstar,” extending from the 1960s to the 1990s.
July 15 06:20 AM
The courses include: July 29: Doyle Elementary School, Livingston July 29: Haughton Middle School, Haughton Aug. 8: Northwood High School, Lena Aug 8: West Feliciana Middle School, St. Francisville The eight-hour course, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will provide certification to educators who want to bring the NASP/ALAS curriculum to their schools.
July 08 07:04 AM
At the academy, cadets train to enforce the state's recreational boating laws, the state and federal wildlife and fisheries laws and general law enforcement work on the state's many wildlife management areas. The academy also covers general law enforcement training equal to that of other state law enforcement officers.
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.
July 29 07:13 AM
The turnout for a special funeral was a sight to see. Hundreds of motorcycles and police vehicles from all over the nation were lined up to honor a fallen hero in Baton Rouge. Police Officer Montrell Jackson was laid to rest as several thousand mourners, black and white, joined to pay tribute to a cop on his beat who was killed in the line of duty.
July 29 07:13 AM
Just seven months later, on Nov. 5, 2009, a Palestinian secondgeneration immigrant, Nidal Hasan, went on a shooting rampage at the army base in Fort Hood, Texas. He annihilated 13 people, but the U.S. Department of Defense called the carnage the result of "workplace violence," not radical Islamic terrorism.
July 29 07:13 AM
Here's what was accomplished: State government now has the second largest budget in Louisiana history (second only to the post-Hurricane Katrina days when state government was a mere conduit for the millions of federal taxpayer dollars that flowed through to help our people rebuild).
July 29 07:13 AM
As I have done many times before, I am going to use my prerogative to go in a different but related direction this week. It will still be about meth, but if you are looking for the next big meth bust or meth-fueled horrific act, I'm going to do something different today.
July 29 07:13 AM
In past weeks various ministers and black leaders have been interviewed on issues of race relations along with the relationship of black citizens with local law enforcement. And in a recent panel discussion a speaker said he no longer drove his Mercedes Benz because of racial profiling that caused his children to be wary of the police.
July 22 05:16 AM
Early Sunday mornings are a quiet time for me. I’m generally at a local coffee house in Baton Rouge looking over the morning papers for ideas to discuss on my midmorning syndicated radio program. Several police officers dropped in for a coffee break, and we visited about the aftermath of the recent Alton Sterling shooting.
July 22 05:16 AM
Beginning Monday, the Democratic National Committee will host its presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia, and here is a preview of the agenda. A lady who identifies herself only as Tina in Florida gets most of the credit for this, but I have added my two cents.
July 22 05:16 AM
Gov. Edwards made the announcement alongside Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa. TPP has been endorsed by business organizations across the country, including the U.
July 22 05:16 AM
But because we were still in shock due to the shootings in Dallas, many of us may not have been aware of another shooting of multiple civil servants and a law enforcement official that transpired at the Berrien County Courthouse in Michigan just four days later on July 11.
July 15 06:20 AM
Some 4,000 Republican delegates and party officials are converging in Cleveland this week, with Democrats heading for Philadelphia the following week. The old process of picking national candidates in the proverbial smoke-filled room has gone by the wayside in favor of party primaries.
July 29 07:13 AM
United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. presided over the bench trial, which started Monday and ended Wednesday. According to evidence presented at trial, Smith began conversing with a 14- year-old female from Texas over an Internet dating service in June of 2015.
July 29 07:13 AM
Although the suspect managed to elude capture, it was learned that a portion of man's devious deed was captured on surveillance. The surveillance video was released to the media, which ultimately led to him being identified as 43-year-old Charles Phillips Jr.
July 29 07:13 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has delayed a drawdown of Lake Bistineau, originally scheduled for July 25 until Monday, Aug. 15, to provide additional time for recreational use and removal of watercraft in advance of low water conditions.
July 29 07:13 AM
Chancelor Broughton, Nicholas Gollas, Vonte` Holland, Zachery Medaries, Ciara Morris, Ramon Patten, Jacob Reddy, McIntyre Spell, McKaleb Spencer, Jalen Thomas, Dustin Thomason, James Weston of Shreveport.; Caden Freeman, Montana Welch of Stonewall; Brandon Bates of Minden;.
July 29 07:13 AM
Embera NeuroTherapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for cocaine, nicotine and other addictions, announced Tuesday that it has received an $11.1 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
July 22 05:16 AM
The National Weather Service announced this week that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Parts of east Texas, eastern Oklahoma and northern Louisiana, along with much of Arkansas, are currently under a heat advisory.
July 22 05:16 AM
“I can’t imagine the mental and emotional distress that a family experiences after losing a child due to hyperthermia from being left unattended in a hot vehicle. Yet, this unfortunate tragedy can happen to any of us,” said Dr. Dana R. Hunter, Executive Director of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund.
July 22 05:16 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled a drawdown of Lake Bistineau (Webster, Bossier and Bienville parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.
July 22 05:16 AM
The deputies are from the CPSO Patrol Division and are all members of the Task Force which provides mutual aid across the state in the event of emergencies. They will assist the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office with patrol duties through at least Monday.
July 15 06:26 AM
“The fund-raisers have a been a huge success, and the community has come out in inspiring numbers,” said Lisa Anderson, co-organizer of fund-raising events. “With all of the chaos in our world today, it’s heartwarming to see people of many different walks of life come together for good.
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.
July 29 07:13 AM
Last Tuesday, July 19, 25-year-old Justann Jones of 135 Stoner Ave. in Shreveport, was operating her red Chevy Trailblazer that was occupied by an adult passenger and three juveniles under the age of 8..
July 29 07:13 AM
A local man was arrested after he was found to have a handgun wrapped inside a white T-shirt Last Friday, July 22, Quardarius Williams, 19, of 7410 W. Canal Blvd., matched the description given by a concerned citizen and was seen by the office walking through the front yard of his residence.
July 29 07:13 AM
At the scene, officers made contact with the driver, Royal Geovaontay Bell, 26, of 3598 Jireh Drive in Memphis, Tenn. Finding that his vehicle needed a tow truck, Bell opened the trunk of his vehicle, and officers allegedly found approximately 22 pounds of marijuana in a large brick.
July 29 07:13 AM
When the suspect, identified as 21- year-old Ladarius Montre Walpool of 417 Harrison St. in Shreveport, saw officers, he allegedly began yelling threats and used his hands to mimic cocking a shotgun and firing it in their direction..
July 29 07:13 AM
Under the terms of his guilty plea, Koch will serve 25 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life..
July 29 07:13 AM
James Edward Dickens, of the 7400 block of Whispering Pines Drive, is accused of having sexual contact with the juvenile victim on numerous occasions in 2016 while at his home in Caddo Parish. Dickens was arrested last Tuesday and booked into Caddo Correctional Center for first-degree rape.
July 29 07:13 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said residents should beware of a scam where they’re told to pay a certain amount of money to receive a larger amount of money..
July 29 07:13 AM
The sealed indictments were returned against 26- year-old Robert Curtis Ladell and 22-year-old Jacob Redd Harrison, both of Shreveport. Each man is accused of aggravated rape or first-degree rape of a victim under age 13. Each man faces two counts..
July 29 07:13 AM
During the proceedings, the Shreveport Police Crime Scene Unit, DA Investigator Rod Demery and North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory representative Carla White matched a firearm recovered from Champion Lake more than two years after the slaying to shell casings and bullets recovered at the crime scene.

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