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May 29 07:21 AM
A total of $25 million in bond funding was received and deposited into Bossier Schools’ account to fund ongoing construction projects across the district. This is the result of the Bossier Parish School Board selling a fourth round of bonds in April to take advantage of historically low interest rates.
May 29 07:21 AM
Getting the go-ahead at public hearings scheduled during the meeting were Faith Estates subdivision and King Woods subdivision. Faith Estates, located north of Princeton, is scheduled for 19 lots ranging from one-half to 2.3 acres. Faith Estate homes will be “stick built,” with a 2,000-squarefoot minimum.
May 29 07:21 AM
Officer Carl Bates was promoted to the rank of chief deputy. Officer Bates has served with the Benton Police Department for 11 years. During this time, he has served as sergeant detective and assistant chief..
May 29 07:21 AM
Two of Bossier City’s public swimming pools opened on Wednesday for the summer. The third, Shed Road Community Playfield Pool, located at 4208 Shed Road, will reopen later this month, as the new pool house is not yet finished..
May 29 07:21 AM
“Most of this year’s winning submissions are for technology-related grants,” said Judy Podner, who coordinates the Optimist Teacher Grant program on behalf of Bossier Parish Schools.
May 22 06:30 AM
A call came in at about 5:50 a.m. that a fire was started by lightning striking a tank battery. The fire was in three oil tanks, according to Bossier Sheriff’s Haz -Mat personnel at the scene..
May 22 06:30 AM
The Sheriff’s Scholarship of $500 is 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.
May 22 06:30 AM
The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier Parish and is limited to 40 applicants. Daughters and female siblings 14 years and older can enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
May 22 06:30 AM
Mayor Walker will join fellow military veterans, active duty military personnel and other special guests in dedicating a monument of the Battlefield Cross at the entrance of the cemetery, located at 7970 Mike Clark Road in Keithville, La., at noon on Monday.
May 08 10:14 AM
“Our contractors are going through here leveling the bottom, which will help eliminate deep spots where water still collects when the ditch is dry,” he said. “Those pools of water are excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Getting rid of those potential breeding areas will help us with our mosquito control program.
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.
May 08 10:14 AM
Presenting the class will be Nancy Boudreaux, training program manager for the Lou isiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI), Securities Division. Boudreaux uses research, interviews with the con artists, and actual investment fraud cases prosecuted in Louisiana to illustrate the red flags of investment scams.
May 08 10:14 AM
The purpose of the camp is to develop leadership skills and encourage involvement in scouting by introducing campers to outdoor activities like swimming, archery and marksmanship..
May 01 01:43 AM
Charles, “Scotty,” was born on July 3, 1947, in Natchitoches, La., the second child of Charles Mercer Scott and Marie Baucum Scott. He received his undergraduate education at Northwestern State University and his legal education at Louisiana State University Law School, earning his Juris Doctorate degree.
May 01 01:43 AM
Caddo deputies have spent the past 17 weeks teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum at Caddo Parish schools. The program teaches youngsters how to build self-esteem, learn how to deal effectively with unwanted peer pressure, and find healthy alternatives to drugs, alcohol, violence and gangs.
May 29 07:21 AM
Visitors to the festival are encouraged to explore the Sunflower Trail on their way to or from the festival. To drive the Sunflower Trail, turn right at Old Dixie Inn and Sentell Road and drive the loop around the levee. Sentell Road circles back onto Highway 3049 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, just north of Dixie.
May 29 07:21 AM
For the third consecutive year, the USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals will be held in the Shreveport-Bossier area. College wakeboarding teams from throughout the U.S. will compete during the event, May 29-31, at Cypress Black Bayou Park and Recreation Area in Benton, Louisiana.
May 22 06:30 AM
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle is pleased to announce the winners of the LSA Scholarship Awards. Sheriff Arbuckle awarded these scholarships to four DeSoto Parish graduating student: Jasmine N. White of Logansport High School, Irenaissia Kelly of Mansfield High School, Chase Slater of North DeSoto High School and Baylee’ R.
May 22 06:30 AM
Storytellers scheduled to take part in the June 6 program include Wesley Hall Parker, Thomas Ayers and Stephen Vekovius. Stories told at All Y’all events are recorded, and select stories are released as episodes of the All Y’all podcast, a Shreveport-based podcast featuring local storytellers.
May 15 07:30 AM
Airline High School sophomore Yuliana Gutierrez recently had an exciting experience while at work at Nicky’s restaurant. A female patron went into labor, the EMT’s were called and they waited. They then received a call that the EMT’s would be delayed due to a traffic tie-up from an accident.
May 15 07:30 AM
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said 10 members of the Bossier Sheriff’s Corrections Emergency Response Team spent six days, May 1 – May 7, at a mock prison-riot event held at a decommissioned penitentiary in Moundsville, W. Va. “We’re very proud of the performance of our team,” said Whittington.
May 15 07:30 AM
Entry for the event is $10 per participant and includes a T-shirt and lunch. The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary rod and reel, and the first 100 youth registrants will receive a fishing goodie bag.
May 15 07:30 AM
Northwest Louisiana law enforcement officers will take to the streets of Bossier and Caddo Parishes to kick off the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Louisiana on Friday, May 15, with a ceremony starting at 9 a.m. on the Milam Street side of the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
May 29 07:21 AM
It’s a good question. Ollie Tyler has been mayor of the third largest city in Louisiana for over 150 days, and what does she have to show for her administration? Very very little, especially since she became the de facto mayor after the October primary and had very little politicking to do to ensure her November election.
May 29 07:21 AM
Fifty years ago this month, the rock band The Who released their megahit rock opera called “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” The song ended with the lyrics, “Meet the new boss, Same as the old boss.
May 29 07:21 AM
This is just one obstacle you will face while trying to achieve great health. Don’t let this dis courage you because in time your journey will become much easier. True friends and family will start to support you when they see your relentless will to achieve your goals.
May 29 07:21 AM
Last Friday, an off-duty patrol officer in Montgomery County, Va., was returning from a training session at around 9:45 in the morning. Imagine his surprise when came upon a small child standing by himself in the middle of Den Hill Road. The deputy estimated that the child was only about 2 years of age.
May 22 06:30 AM
This fall’s Louisiana governor’s race has settled down into a fourman contest. U.S. Senator David Vitter is far out front, and conventional wisdom points to a republican-democratic runoff between Vitter and Rep. John Bell Edwards from Amite.
May 22 06:30 AM
Johnston County Sheriff’s deputies received information recently that methamphetamine was being “cooked” at a residence in the 100 block of Big Branch Court located in Zebulon, North Carolina. Then last Friday, deputies obtained a search warrant.
May 15 07:30 AM
Typically developers attempt to purchase easements through negotiations. They are often provided eminent domain authority if negotiations fail. This authority has been used for years to build highways and railroads. However, there are problems with its use that create frustrations for landowners and developers alike.
May 15 07:30 AM
Louisiana’s next governor will take office in less than eight months and will jump into the abyss of a state with massive fiscal problems, an educational system that is dysfunctional, a health-care system that needs a major overhauling, a highway system that has been neglected for years … get the picture?.
May 29 07:21 AM
Hopwood, who now faces charges of aggravated and simple burglary, was additionally charged with resisting an officer and felony property damage resulting from damaging property inside the apartment in his attempts to elude officers..
May 29 07:21 AM
Kenneth Ray Jurls, 40, of Bossier City, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count of receiving child pornography. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, law enforcement agents detected someone downloading child por nography using a peer-to-peer internet file sharing program.
May 29 07:21 AM
HB 75 by Rep. Seabaugh: Relates to the 1st Judicial District. HB 106 by Rep. Havard: Relates to the 20th Judicial District. HB 215 by Rep. LeBas: Relates to regulatory action under the Insurance Code. HB 470 by Rep. Miguez: Relates to the 16th Judicial District .
May 29 07:21 AM
The police department continued to receive complaints from citizens who are reporting the bogus callers are leaving harassing messages, oftentimes telling the intended victim they owe money, and if not paid immediately, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
May 29 07:21 AM
The Shreveport-Bossier and the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) rank as two of the least expensive places to live in Louisiana, according to the Cost of Living Index for the first quarter of 2015 released today. Shreveport-Bossier tied with Hammond as the most affordable MSA with 90.
May 29 07:21 AM
Agents with the Tri-Parish Drug Task Force, acting on intelligence obtained during a previous investigation, identified, Ashley McCoy, 28, of Logansport, as the supplier of narcotics which were being sold to students.
May 22 06:30 AM
Once aloft, they can travel for miles, and because they are guided directionally by the wind, users have no control on where they land — which is why over two dozen states, a number of countries and many municipalities have either banned them or restricted their use.
May 22 06:30 AM
Ronnie Eugene Bishop, 39, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on two counts of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.
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.
February 27 11:03 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.
February 20 06:18 AM
Yes, I called to voice my opinion about your police protection in Vivian, La.. My house was robbed a week ago Monday, and this Monday the police finally came out to do fingerprints after my house has been robbed. This is the fourth time my house has been robbed, and I never recovered any of my equipment, stuff that was stolen.
May 29 07:20 AM
Moments later, responding officers located a suspicious vehicle backed in a wooded area near the business. Upon further investigation, police detained the driver of the car, identified as 23-yearold Roderick McKnight, and notified detectives..
May 29 07:20 AM
According to public information officer Mark Natale, as the officer approached him, Bradberry fled on foot down East Third Street to Kelly Street, where officers spotted him in the back yard of a residence..
May 29 07:20 AM
Jones was arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail on a charge of possession of schedule II drugs. He was subsequently transferred to the Caddo Correctional Center..
May 29 07:20 AM
At the city jail, Robinson threatened Supervisor Evans with bodily harm, saying as soon as he had a chance to, he would wear Supervisor Evans’s ass and that “she’d better be ready because I’m going to make that bitch earn it” and that he had the opportunity and ability to do so.
May 29 07:20 AM
She was subsequently booked into the Bossier City Jail on charges of disturbing the peace by drunkenness, disturbing the peace by language, resisting an officer and misrepresentation during booking..
May 29 07:20 AM
The Bossier City Police Department conducted a safety checkpoint at the intersection of Old Minden Road and John Wesley Boulevard last Thursday, May 21, as part of the department’s participation in the Click It or Ticket campaign sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
May 29 07:20 AM
Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to a home located in the 900 block of Ascalon Street after a man was discovered shot inside the residence. When officers arrived on the scene, it was learned the victim, 52-year-old Alphonso Lawrence, was suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.
May 29 07:20 AM
Officer Sandy Eubanks of the Benbrook, Texas, Police Department said, “Our officers were called to a residence here in Benbrook on Monday afternoon. The parents said their 9-year-old daughter had left the house the previous Friday around 3:30 reportedly to go to a party and sleepover at a friend’s house.
May 29 07:20 AM
Christina Renfroe, 37, and 33- year-old Andrew Stout are accused of stealing mail from their neighbors and using it to obtain stolen credit cards, make unauthorized purchases, wire money out of victims’ accounts and open new credit cards..

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