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June 24 03:45 PM
 A boil advisory has been issued for the Central Bossier Water System in Bossier Parish has been issued and residents on that system are encouraged to boil water for consumption until further n
June 19 12:53 PM
“Images of America: Bossier City” is the first book to be written by Kevin Bryant Jones, a West Monroe native who lived for 15 years in Huntsville, Ala., and who has lived in Bossier City since 2004, when he was transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base.
June 19 12:53 PM
During its Wednesday meeting, jury members voted unanimously to issue a 90-day stay to give the U.S. Corps of Engineers time to collect information and determine a Base Flood Elevation (BSE) for areas where the river topped its banks and flooded homes in subdivisions located inside levees.
June 19 12:53 PM
The graduating recruits completed a twoweek-long indoctrination and training schedule, including leadership skills, physical training, teamwork, discipline and confidence building skills. The program also instills the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment and promotes a healthy drugfree lifestyle.
June 19 12:53 PM
A 16-foot steel beam from the World Trade Towers, recovered from Ground Zero in New York City following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, is schedule to arrive at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, located at 620 Benton Road.
June 19 12:53 PM
A second round of free tetanus shots will be offered in Bossier Parish at the Sheriff’s substation on Viking Drive on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 25, from 4-7 p.m..
June 12 03:03 AM
The class will start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up in the midafternoon. The cost is $125 and includes the day’s training, all the paperwork, fingerprints, notary service and live fire qualifications..
June 12 03:03 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the status of giant salvinia control efforts and other lake management issues on Lake Bistineau. This meeting is second in a series of public meetings planned to provide current information as well as offer the opportunity for input and discussion.
June 12 03:03 AM
The two suspects were last seen running down Clarence Street from Shed Road in Bossier City. A witness observed two black male subjects running down Clarence, take off dark-colored shirts and get into a maroon or burgundy Ford Crown Victoria that had primer spots on it.
June 12 03:03 AM
Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams today announced the promotions of five police officers. The promotions took place Wednesday morning at the Bossier City Police Department with family members and department personnel in attendance..
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...
June 12 03:03 AM
The wall was constructed and assembled along the grassy median. The wall consists of a series of mesh containers and heavy-duty fabric liner filled with sand and covered with plastic. A second level was placed on top of the wall along the road directly underneath the bridge, where the water was the highest.
June 12 03:03 AM
Citizens should be prepared to provide the following information: name, address, phone number, do you have flood insurance, do you own or rent the impacted structure, did you evacuate the structure, what is the extent of your damage, do you have damage to the following: car, RV, boat, large farm equipment, livestock?.
June 12 03:03 AM
Thompson said, “I think it is appropriate to make an observation about our country’s Constitution and what makes it so remarkable. The amazing thing about our country, its traditions and its founding document is that all share a foundation in unchanging principles, and all have the capacity to grow and build upon these foundations.
May 29 07:21 AM
Sheriffs’ scholarships are made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ 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. Scholarships will be awarded in 60 parishes throughout the state.
May 29 07:21 AM
“We want to be very clear to the rest of the country that Shreveport welcomes all individuals,” said Mayor Tyler. “Our city has been the torchbearer for inclusion with the adoption of our Fairness Ordinance. We will continue to welcome all visitors, businesses and embrace all our citi zens.
May 22 06:30 AM
Shreveport Common is an urban revitalization project and UNcommon Cultural Community, made possible through 30 major partners, including the City of Shreveport, Community Development, Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, Caddo Parish,...
May 22 06:30 AM
— The Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held June 15-19 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .
May 08 10:14 AM
Of the 11 total suspects in this case, eight are now in jail: Valerie Nichols, Charles Smith, Willie James Jones, Georgiana Wright, Otha Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Herman Frazier and Michael Gillenwater. Still at large are Michael Jones, 39; Prince J. Riley, 32; and Ronald Gardet, 28.
July 31 07:08 AM
The Arts Council of SWLA is proud to announce that the 6 th annual Arts & Crabs Fest will take place on Saturday, August 15 th , 5pm-8pm, at the Burton Coliseum. Arts & Crabs Fest is a homegrown Southwest Louisiana festival celebrating the ties between our seafood and culture – our region’s greatest national assets.
July 31 07:08 AM
In 2011, he created a business and website to showcase his art called Simply Illustrate which has become his avatar and alter ego. He is currently working as an artist for several clients through this business and is contemplating transitioning back to a full time artist through diversity and expo sure.
July 24 05:50 AM
“This is one of our most popular classes because it helps heighten ladies’ situational awareness and encourages them to become more alert to their surroundings to avoid becoming victims of crime,” said Sheriff Whittington..
July 24 05:50 AM
“GHF will celebrate the island’s rich heritage by recognizing the people and cultures that came to Galveston in the 19th and 20th centuries,” explains Dwayne Jones, GHF Executive Director. “This inaugural event kicks off a concerted effort by GHF to capture individual and family stories for almost 200 years.
July 17 07:13 AM
Opera Chorus rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 to 8 weeks prior to staging rehearsals. Staging rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday 7-10 p.m. and Saturday afternoons for the 3 weeks preceding each show.
July 17 07:13 AM
Young men and women ages 17-21 are encouraged to attend the course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Avenue. Professional instructors and law enforcement officers will present important crime prevention tips and safety techniques specifically for students entering college.
July 10 06:24 AM
The sixth annual Nest Fest, a fundraiser benefiting people transitioning from homelessness in northwest Louisiana, will be held 6 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Bossier Civic Center.
July 10 06:24 AM
Charles Gaiennie, CEO of the W.L. Gaiennie Company, will be the featured speaker. Gaiennie is one of only a handful of Master Certified Consulting Partners with email marketing leader Constant Contact. His marketing agency has worked with hundreds of companies across Louisiana and handled regional and statewide tourism projects.
July 03 12:16 AM
Great Raft Brewing, a craft brewery and tasting room located at 1251 Dalzell Street in Shreveport, will celebrate “all things independent” during a free “Independents Day” celebration on Sat., July 4.
July 31 07:08 AM
The Lafayette theatre is part of a national chain that operates across the South. My wife’s family has been in the movie business for many years, and I know some of the people involved. So as a journalist and friend, I jumped in my car and headed to Lafayette.
July 31 07:08 AM
For seven months, I have been writing this series of articles to detail and document the Caddo Parish Commission's explicitly unconstitutional membership in CPERS, the Caddo Parish Employee Retirement System. The CPERS hit on taxpayers is, however, only one of many such garish acts of self-enrichment by our Caddo commissioners.
July 31 07:08 AM
Amber Pangborn, 35, lives in Oroville, Calif., a small town located about 65 miles north of Sacramento. On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Ms. Pangborn had been visiting gambling casinos near Paradise, close to where her parents live. Of course there is nothing wrong with that.
July 24 05:50 AM
There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way. He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates shied away from.
July 24 05:50 AM
Many readers are carefully following and inquiring about my lawsuit against the Caddo Parish commission. I sincerely thank all who are so supportive. This work may well prove to be the most consequential of any I have taken on against any governmental body in our state.
July 24 05:50 AM
I have probably said it before here in Meth in the News, but it bears repeating. Due to its effects in the brain, methamphetamine can lead people to engage in some fairly unusual behaviors, or at least things that they would not normally do otherwise.
July 24 05:50 AM
First, an upstart not-from-here businessman (Mario Chavez) is running for the Caddo Commission spot to be vacated by termed -out David Cox. Yes, Chavez is Hispanic, and, if successful, he will be the first Hispanic to be elected to any political office in northwest Louisiana.
July 17 07:13 AM
If you come from Louisiana, it’s almost a congenital requirement that you are born with a love for music. Particularly string music, from country, zydeco, blues, rock and even an abundance of classical aficionados. I’m certainly in that number. Two of my first legal clients as a practicing lawyer in Ferriday were Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley.
July 17 07:13 AM
In spectacular fashion, the badly misnamed "hospital privatization" scheme of Gov. Bobby Jindal in Shreveport and Monroe is now collapsing. The appalling scenario now playing out is about as surprising as any given day's embarrassing headline about Gov.
July 31 07:08 AM
A joint investigation by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrests of three people last Monday in connection with the extensive vandalism of logging equipment that took place off Prairie Road in south Ouachita Parish earlier this month.
July 31 07:08 AM
from. Upon further investigation, the agents were able to determine the nest sites where the eggs had been removed. These locations were not part of the area Canik had been permitted to collect from..
July 31 07:08 AM
Wheels in the Hills is a new event designed to further a child’s interest in mobile vehicles. On Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 30 different vehicles, from military vehicles to bulldozers, backhoes and cranes, will be on display at Betty Virginia Park for children to get up close and person with.
July 31 07:08 AM
Noel Haacker, founder and executive director of the organization, said, “Nest Fest is our sixth annual fund-raising event.” Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www. renestingprojectinc.org. the design competition opens at 5 p.m., with the event beginning at 6 p.
July 31 07:08 AM
When 9-year-old Phillip Hughes was enjoying his lunch last Friday with his mom and two brothers at Taco Bell on Barksdale Boulevard, he saw a uniformed law enforcement officer also having lunch. He asked his mom if he could talk to the officer about what it's like to have to be arrested and go to jail.
July 31 07:08 AM
The 2015-2016 Centenary Youth Orchestra will rehearse on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 14, culminating in the fall semester concert on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. This concert will feature Centenary alumna Cara Lamb ’13 as guest artist, performing a Mozart piano concerto.
July 31 07:08 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana Tuesday from a residence in north Caddo Parish. One person was arrested..
July 31 07:08 AM
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the South Substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the event will support the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program..
July 31 07:08 AM
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Honda Civic driven by 20 -year-old Jimmy Alvarado of Magnolia, Arkansas was traveling south on LA HWY 159, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and crashed into a group of trees.
July 31 07:08 AM
Timoteo Gonzalez-Leiva, 42, of Honduras, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby to one count of illegal re-entry after being deported as an aggravated felon. His plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter.
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 31 07:08 AM
Just after 11:15 p.m., Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to a home located in the 400 block of Seneca Trail relative to reports of an armed robbery. Upon officers’ arrival at the scene, information was gathered suggesting the victims were in the front yard of the residence when they were accosted by a man armed with a gun.
July 31 07:08 AM
Just after 5:30 p.m. on July 28, 2015, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to a home in the 5600 block of Kennedy Drive relative to a reported stabbing. There, officers learned an adult male victim had been stabbed once in the upper body, allegedly at the hands of a female suspect known to him.
July 31 07:08 AM
Frazier was subsequently arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail on charges of possession of marijuana second offense, no driver’s license, driving with a suspended license and running a stop sign and on warrants for expired inspection...
July 31 07:08 AM
A local man was arrested last Friday, July 24, on battery the suspect from attacking his three times in the back of his punched and pushed the victim from a necklace being ripped charges after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend..
July 31 07:08 AM
Post-Miranda, Heard gave the officer consent to search her purse. She was allegedly found to have suspected marijuana in a small plastic baggie in her purse..
July 31 07:08 AM
The suspect, 43-year-old Rene Salas of San Antoinio, Texas, also allegedly propositioned an employee. Witnesses said after the employee told him no, Salas walked over to a sitting area and proceeded to urinate on some chairs..
July 31 07:08 AM
The 15-year-old suspect was booked into Caddo Juvenile Detention on the same charges as those of another 15-year-old juvenile. Detectives believe that first juvenile suspect was the likely link to those thefts and breakins that occurred in the city and parish over the past few months.
July 31 07:08 AM
Myric and her two passengers were not restrained at the time of the crash. Myric sustained fatal injuries from the crash, and her two passengers were transported to University Health for minor injuries. Myric was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner.
July 31 07:08 AM
Gloria Lynn Perry, 65, of Bossier City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of theft of government property. According to evidence pre sented at the guilty plea, Perry stole $90,006 of her mother’s Veteran’s Affairs Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits from April 1, 2008, until July 1, 2014.

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