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December 02 01:56 AM
“So many places today have become — you’re afraid to take your kids because you’re not sure what’s going to happen. Here, it’s just a small-town, fun event. it’s old-fashioned. People line up the streets with their bags, get their candy, walk around — it’s an old-time feel.
November 25 05:27 AM
Bossier Parish property tax notices were mailed Monday, and homeowners can make their payments in person, by mail, online, and drive-through at convenient locations in the parish. All locations will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
November 18 05:39 AM
A vacancy in Dist. 11 was created with the death last week of Wayne Hammack, who served 32 years on the police jury. Resumes or letters may be mailed to the police jury at P.O. Box 70, Benton, LA, 71006 or hand-delivered to the police jury office on the first floor of the parish courthouse in Benton.
November 18 05:39 AM
Tueday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior dedicated the new 96,000-square-foot Integrated Technology Center that ultimately will host 800 new direct jobs and anchor the 3,000- acre National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.
November 04 06:32 AM
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office has kicked off its Christmas food drive, placing barrels at the entrance to the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton, the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City and at the Tague Parkway Substation at 3135 Arthur Teague Parkway.
November 04 06:32 AM
Investigators with the Bossier City Police Department Juvenile Unit and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, School Resource Officers, were made aware of the threats later that night after school was over..
November 04 06:51 AM
Whittington. the tiny quilts will be given to deputies and Posse members to carry in their pockets as a reminder of God’s love as they go about their duties. The quilts were made by church and community members. They will be distributed to all area law enforcement agencies.
October 28 06:25 AM
The police department also encourages parents to take advantage of organized, supervised Halloween events for their children and asks them to end door-to-door trick-ortreating by 8 p.m. as a courtesy to residents..
October 28 06:26 AM
Ford said FEMA had agreed to pick up 75 percent of the $160,000 cost of replacing a crane that was being used on the wastewater treatment plant’s outfall structure located on the banks of the Red River. That structure went under water when floods hit in March and is now being rebuilt.
October 21 06:29 AM
At the South Bossier Park on Caplis Sligo Road, work continues on improvements and irrigation to baseball, softball, lacrosse and soccer fields. And the park has also proved to be the perfect setting for a sport that is competitive and popular as a method to raise funds for worthwhile causes and charities.
December 09 05:09 AM
“I’m humbled to have been able to serve as part of the finest strike-fighter squadron in the fleet,” Mariner said. “It is the sailors of VFA-105 that make the command great and will continue to make it great well into the future. Quiet professionalism is their hallmark.
December 02 01:56 AM
OIL CITY, La. — Thousands of holiday revelers will descend on this tiny north Caddo Parish town on Saturday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the Christmas season with the 22nd Annual Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival at Earl G. Williamson Park on the banks of Caddo Lake.
December 02 11:28 AM
the facility is a 15-acre space where Calumet manufactures, blends and packages specialty lubricants, fuels and solvents. It operates one of the few very highly automated, explosion-proof fillers in use today and has a capacity of 3.7 million gallons..
November 18 05:39 AM
DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office was informed of a possible scam involving a job offering with a company known as Motiva in Beaumont, TX. Multiple people were approached and promised a job but were told they needed to pay $100.00 for a TSA Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.
November 18 05:39 AM
This year proved to be really exciting for those who visited the many participating block parties throughout Shreveport and to those who where steadfast in preparing the venues and food, all the while meeting and greeting neighbors and friends. There were many interesting projects submitted for review which made the event a complete success.
November 11 05:12 AM
“A goal of the project was to honor the historic Selber Bros. Building, and to preserve its status as an icon of downtown Shreveport,” says Sarah Ganong, director of marketing for EATEL Business. “Ultimately, we decided a creative approach to the renovation would benefit the community as well as our own brand.
November 04 06:51 AM
What sort of gift ideas can be found among the many vendors at the “BREW”-tiful Bash? “We have clothes, we have gifts, we have cosmetics, we have a hair salon who’s going to do makeup and holiday hair tutorials. Somebody’s going to do waxing, like brow waxing,” she said.
October 28 06:25 AM
“We look forward to the great outcomes that will be possible due to this grant,” said Caddo Parish Commission President Matthew Linn. “We are delighted to partner with the District Attorney’s Office to expand assistance to domestic violence victims in our parish.
October 28 06:26 AM
"I wanted to create a mobile app for the Special Victims Unit to help with tracking of grants and to train law enforcement with the information I need them to gather," said Assistant District Attorney Penya M. Moses-Fields, who heads the new SVU created by District Attorney James E.
December 09 05:09 AM
Students, teachers. school board administrators and elected officials participated in a walking parade from Carrie Martin Elementary to the Plain Dealing Community Center in honor of the school’s letter grade recently being bumped up to a “B.”.
December 09 05:09 AM
Carlisle is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.
December 02 01:56 AM
Bishop William W. Hutchinson, retired bishop of the Louisiana Annual Conference, will offer a message at the service. Also presiding will be Louisiana’s United Methodist Bishop, the Rev. Cynthia Harvey; chaplain of the college, Maegan Habich; and Centenary President Dr.
November 25 05:27 AM
Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams administered oaths to police officers Brandon Bailey, Travis Coker, Fernando Ortiz, Morgan Palmer, Russel Sarpy and jailers Christian Castillo and Joshua Stewart with family members, friends and department personnel in attendance.
November 25 05:27 AM
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Centenary College of Louisiana will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
November 25 05:27 AM
Global Youth Justice Training Institute will conduct a statewide Grant Writing and Funding Resources Workshop to assist agencies, small businesses, child-care centers, churches, elected officials, municipalities, non-profit organizations, law enforcement and juvenile justice officials in obtaining grant funding.
November 18 05:39 AM
The endowment agreement was formally signed in a ceremony Oct. 28 during Centenary’s Homecoming weekend with Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, lead donor Dr. David King and Dr. Ed. Leuck in attendance. Dr. Beth Leuck participated in the ceremony via Skype.
November 18 05:39 AM
Donations needed include: diapers, all sizes; new, packaged underwear and socks for ladies and children, all sizes; soap/body wash; shampoo, all types; baby food, all stages; $5 or $10 gift cards to Walmart, Dollar Stores, McDonald’s Burger King,...
November 18 05:39 AM
Several artists of the Agora will participate in this year’s trunk show,, such as The Garnet Gypsy, Bayou Glass Arts, Just Ask Creations, Custom Made Coin Rings and Sterling Silver Jewelry by Randy Turner, Pastry Moon, Fabulous Felt, and Joshua Chambers.
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.
December 09 05:09 AM
Say it isn’t so. The Bayou State, made up of docile souls who are law abiding, courteous and well-trained motorists, has just been tagged by several rating services as having the worst drivers in the nation. Look, the folks down here in the deepest of the deep Southern states do get a little rowdy now and then.
December 09 05:09 AM
I’m writing this letter to show my support for the CEO of North Caddo Medical Center, David Jones. I have been an employee of North Caddo Medical Center on and off for over 10 years and a citizen of North Caddo Hospital Service District for the last two years.
December 02 01:56 AM
The Queen City of the South is under siege. No, not from hurricanes. This time, the siege is from within. New Orleans is known as The City That Care Forgot. But it’s been hard to let the good times roll in the Big Easy when the dice keep coming up snake eyes.
November 25 05:27 AM
The seemingly never-ending discussion concerning the location of the Confederate monument on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse has moved to a new arena — that being a 10-person citizen advisory committee.
November 25 05:27 AM
One of the biggest tests facing Louisiana’s recently elected Gov. John Bel Edwards is the challenge of re-instilling pride in the attitudes of many Louisianans. Government can only do so much. But a governor can be a catalyst in raising the public’s expectations.
November 18 05:39 AM
Let me tell you just how Donald Trump became the nation’s president-elect. It’s really quite simple. He had a compelling story to tell that resonated with millions of Americans who have been browbeaten by the continuing and tiring clichés that have been coming out of the mouths of both political parties for decades.
November 11 05:12 AM
Mainstream news organizations played a less than noble role by interfering in the process. Rules were arbitrarily set as to who could join in the televised debates. Lesserknown candidates from both parties were either kept out of the presidential debates or relegated to a “kiddie table debate” that was never shown in prime time.
November 11 05:12 AM
Bossier/Webster District Judge Jeff Cox’s victory over Second Circuit Judge Jay Caraway was not unexpected by local politicos who closely followed Cox’s campaign — which really started last year when he posted season’s greetings on billboards throughout the judicial district.
December 09 05:09 AM
This case is part of project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S.
December 09 05:09 AM
The site serves as a single location where residents and news media can access recovery-related documents and notifications, as well as the latest developments within each of the task force’s six work groups..
December 09 05:09 AM
Wooldridge, 40, owns Wooldridge Land & Cattle Company, which operates on 3,000 acres of deeded and leased land. The operation is based upon a 500-head commercial Brangus herd. He is the past winner of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award, the top award for young producers in the state.
December 09 05:09 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries received the second of three shipments of whooping cranes this year last Thursday, Dec. 1, when a Wiindway Capitol Corporation jet landed at Abbeville Airport carrying 10 of the big birds from Patuxent Wildlife Research in Laurel, Md.
December 09 05:09 AM
Evidence admitted at trial revealed that on two occasions U.S. Immigration Enforcement Agents attempted to remove Ngay from the country via the Alexandria International Airport by putting him on a commercial flight. The defendant hampered agents’ ability to remove him by verbally and physically re sisting on Nov.
December 09 05:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — An intensive, focused and intentional partnership between investigators of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office and other public and private agencies in the investigation of a large restaurant fire resulted in the recognition of the State Fire Marshal’s office by a prestigious international association.
December 09 05:09 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — The November 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $3.555 billion, a 27 percent increase compared to that time last year. Between October and November, total major state revenue grew $697 million.
December 02 01:56 AM
The Louisiana Department of the Treasury works with Verus Financial, LLC to compare outstanding policies to Social Security death records. The Louisiana Treasury has been conducting the audits since 2009 in order to find policies in which insurance companies were unable to locate beneficiaries or heirs.
December 02 01:56 AM
Featured homes will be the Eskew-Downs- Holcombe House at 402 Hillcrest, the Haas-Watts House at 1324 Bush Ave., the Wallace- Randall House at 2225 Jackson St., the Ferguson-Nowlin House at 1920 Polk St. and the Barber-Williford House at 2522 Marye St..
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.
December 09 05:09 AM
Back on Feb. 13, 42- year-old Hynaitha Monique Johnson of 145 E. Dudley Drive in Shreveport, signed for a settlement check with a value of $15,000. Johnson had power of attorney over the victim due to recent surgeries. The victim was confined to the hospital and was unable to pay his bills.
December 09 05:09 AM
Last Friday, Dec. 2, Shreveport police officers responded to the 1000 block of Wilkinson Street, where the complainant said that 29-year-old Aaron Duane Chrisman of 114 Arthur Drive in Shreveport had set a shed on fire and fled the scene..
December 09 05:09 AM
The officer allegedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. A grey Nike Air Force One shoe box was found in the trunk of the vehicle. Inside the box were three baggies containing a total of 45.
December 09 05:09 AM
The three-man, threewoman jury was selected Monday, and all evidence was introduced and considered Tuesday before Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanuel. The jury was released at about 2:45 p.m. and deliberated about 15 minutes before returning with its verdict.
December 09 05:09 AM
The indictment charges 27-year-old Sirmetric Davidson with seconddegree murder with regard to the Oct. 10 slaying of 22 -year-old Hayden Craig of Bossier Parish. Craig as found shot several times behind a vacant house in the 300 block of West 77th Street.
December 09 05:09 AM
Upon contact with the homeowner, it was learned that a woman driving a black SUV pulled in front of the residence. At that time, a juvenile female exited the vehicle, walked up to the home’s front door and took a package belonging to the residence..
December 09 05:09 AM
Since the beginning of the investigation, authorities have been successful in obtaining information leading them to name 31-year-old Sean Whaley of the 2300 block of Belmont Avenue in Bossier City as a suspect in the crime..
December 09 05:09 AM
Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit arrested 37-year-old John Everett Byrd Monday for attempted first-degree murder and simple battery of the infirm for assaulting his mother and father at the couple’s home in the 200 block of Radbrook Drive Monday afternoon.

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