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October 27 06:25 AM
In this latest scam, residents are called by someone claiming to be a deputy marshal with the U.S. Marshals Service. The would-be thief tells the unsuspecting person that he or she needs to come to the federal courthouse to meet them to pay a fine to avoid arrest.
October 20 06:00 AM
Presented by The Real Cowboy Association, the National Black Rodeo Finals will feature cowboys from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma competing in events including bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and more in ladies, men and junior divisions.
October 13 06:28 AM
The Bossier City Nationals 9 and Under Baseball Team players Seth Breen, Micha Johnson and Caleb Evans along with their coaches Travis Hadden, the Rev. Lorenz Johnson and D.T. Evans, presented Sheriff Whittington with a signed baseball from this year’s state runner-up team.
October 13 06:28 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.
October 13 06:28 AM
“These self-defense classes for women have become so popular because they help heighten ladies’ situational awareness and encourage them to become more alert to their surroundings to avoid becoming victims of crime,” said Sheriff Whittington.
October 06 06:08 AM
During October, BCFD will be selling limited-edition T-shirts with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana affiliate in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The T- shirts are black in color and feature unique designs that prominently feature breast cancer awareness ribbons on the left chest and back.
October 06 06:08 AM
The deadline to register for all leagues is Oct. 27. Children who have played in past BPAR youth basketball seasons can register online by logging on to the Bossier Parks and Recreation Web page at www.bossiercity.org/Parks-&.
October 06 06:08 AM
“We wanted to keep famous painters, and so they went with Van Gogh, so we went with (Claude) Monet,” said student Amoryah Smith. “We incorporated two of Monet’s paintings. One of them is ‘The Poppy Fields’ and the other is ‘The Woman in the Parasol.’ Rather than combing the two pictures, we took one of his paintings and incorporated the woman into it.
September 29 06:18 AM
It’s all part of a statewide effort coordinated by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to establish collection sites in each parish to gather relief supplies to help those in Puerto Rico who were devastated by Hurricane Maria.
September 29 06:18 AM
“It’s a sad thing to see people’s homes demolished but this was the only way they could recover something from these tragedies,” said Bossier Parish Administrator Bill Altimus. “Our staff worked long hours to get us to the point where we can finally get some closure for our people.
November 03 06:42 AM
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October 20 06:00 AM
Mary Parsons is a member of Hoopaholics, a team of senior women who regularly play the game. A basketball tournament featuring the Hoopaholics and other teams will play in a senior women’s basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 4, at LSUS from 9 a.m. to three p.
October 20 06:00 AM
Many of the artists will be performing live demonstrations. For example, the Chippolattas, a local flint knapping club, will create stone tools and jewelry on site, Red Earth Pottery will be throwing pots, and Shreveport’s own Don Edwards will be working on his latest painting.
October 13 06:28 AM
Sheriff Prator said the grant is for $87,305 and will provide about 2,180 hours of increased patrols and checkpoints to target these most deadly violations..
October 13 06:28 AM
The event is free and open to the public and will feature refreshments, campus tours, program demonstrations and games such as ring toss, balloon pop, bucket toss, bowling and football toss. All attendees can enter to win prize giveaways such as Amazon gift cards.
October 06 06:08 AM
The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Act, which was recently signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, will allow for thousands of currently incarcerated inmates to be released beginning Nov. 1. That includes at least 63 inmates at Caddo Correctional Center.
October 06 06:08 AM
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Shreveport police will host the open house event to give those interested in law enforcement a sneak peek into the different opportunities the Shreveport Police Department has to offer..
September 29 06:18 AM
The purpose of cold-planing a road surface is to extend the life of that roadway by decreasing the likelihood of rutting (the formation of low spots in the pavement), shoving (a washboard-like effect) and the development of an uneven road surface (including swells, bumps or sags).
October 27 06:25 AM
Each year, the new “Meadows Outdoors” series will invite a new artist or art collective to showcase sculptures of various dimensions from early in the fall semester to late in the spring semester. The artists, or art collective representatives, will also participate in Centenary coursework through the collect.
October 27 06:25 AM
On Saturday, Oct. 28, participating comic shops across the U.S., Canada and internationally will hand out more than 1.75 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest.
October 06 06:19 AM
During October, BCFD will be selling limited-edition T-shirts with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana affiliate in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The T- shirts are black in color and feature unique designs that prominently feature breast cancer awareness ribbons on the left chest and back.
October 06 06:19 AM
The deadline to register for all leagues is Oct. 27. Children who have played in past BPAR youth basketball seasons can register online by logging on to the Bossier Parks and Recreation Web page at www.bossiercity.org/Parks-&.
October 06 06:19 AM
Artspace is celebrating the 100th birthday of Shreveport’s historic Forest Park Cemeteries and Funeral Homes with “InGraved,” an exhibition of literary and performance works created by more than 50 Northwest Louisiana artists.
October 06 06:19 AM
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Shreveport police will host the open house event to give those interested in law enforcement a sneak peek into the different opportunities the Shreveport Police Department has to offer..
October 06 06:19 AM
Maum is a Louisiana native who has lived in Haughton for the past 30 years. Building on a lifelong love of the outdoors, he purchased his first camera in the early 1980s and began experimenting with nature photography.
September 29 06:18 AM
But the honors didn’t stop there. Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams stepped up to meet Josh. Bending on one knee, McWilliams administered the oath of office to Josh, his right hand upraised as he recited the oath with the chief..
September 29 06:18 AM
On Sunday, Oct. 1, Shreve Memorial Library’s Mobile Library will make a stop at Ki’ Mexico, a restaurant known for its unique tacos and other Mexican specialties, located at 3839 Gilbert Drive. Library staff will be on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. presenting special Spanish-language story times and activities related to Hispanic Heritage Month.
September 29 06:18 AM
Participants are asked to call ahead and reserve a time to work with instructors. Shooters must provide their own ammunition, eye and ear protection, and should arrive with weapons unloaded..
February 17 12:32 AM
Officials were able to get to the location and verify the wreckage as that of the missing aircraft, along with confirming there were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash; however, there were no survivors..
January 23 09:54 AM
Desoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle has inormed the public of an armed robbery and manhunt that is currently underway.  A little after 5:00 a.m. Monday morning, two suspects entered the Re
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.
November 17 05:09 AM
After the meeting, both Mayor Tyler and Crump acted as if the defeat of the no-confidence resolution was a major victory. Seemingly, they confused the failure of this resolution as a vote of confidence, which it clearly was not..
November 17 05:09 AM
Incumbent Gov. Buddy Roemer was squeezed out of the runoff, as Edwards outflanked him to the left and Duke overwhelmed Roemer among conservative voters. Louisiana is the only state in America that has a convoluted election system where all candidates run against each other the same time, irrespective of political affiliation.
November 10 06:04 AM
Demery says that many citizens throughout Shreveport have urged him to seriously consider next year’s mayoral race. He says that crime is generally mentioned, along with the need for more economic development. He says that he is keenly aware that socioeconomics is often a big factor in a city’s crime rate.
November 10 06:04 AM
Remember the 1970 song by Chicago: “Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” Well, it’s close to Election Day in Louisiana, and it would seem by early voting and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot.
November 03 06:42 AM
Legislation has been introduced in six states that would make gun insurance mandatory for all gun owners. New York, Hawaii, Washington, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Massachusetts would require government-mandated firearms insurance, and several insurance companies are considering offering such a product.
November 03 06:42 AM
With all the controversy surrounding the release of almost 2,000 inmates throughout the state on Nov. 1, the only view it seems I haven’t heard is the inmates themselves. I thought maybe the public would like to hear from the mouth of the horse in the other pasture.
October 27 06:25 AM
Individual income tax — 33.0% Sales tax — 23.3% Corporate tax — 19.0% Property tax — 15.1% Unemployment insurance tax — 9.6% The 10 best states in the index for 2018 are, in order, Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Indiana and Oregon.
October 27 06:25 AM
The luster is off pro football. The “take-aknee” controversy has turned off thousands of viewers. Just check out all the empty seats at any Sunday NFL game. Quite frankly, many of the pro games are, well, just boring. Then there is the “thug factor” and the statistic that some 50 NFL players have been arrested for domestic violence.
October 27 06:25 AM
"To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem," Wray complained, citing various criminal activities as hobgoblins before going on to the usual faux-reasonable claim that "there's a balance that needs to be struck between encryption and the importance of giving us the tools we need to make the public safe.
October 20 06:00 AM
Fishing competition categories include heaviest catfish and heaviest “other” fish. Age divisions include Little Angler (ages 8 and under), Junior Angler (ages 9-15) and Adult Angler (ages 16 and older). You can preregister for this event at www.wlf.la.fov/.
October 20 06:00 AM
“This is one of the most heinous crimes in our society that sadly happens more often than we realize, but it is our responsibility to make it clear that this kind of behavior is not acceptable,” said Gov. Edwards.
October 13 06:35 AM
Millions of taxpayers seek more time every year, and as the April deadline for filing 2016 tax returns neared, the IRS estimated that more than 13 million taxpayers would submit an extension to file their return. So why do so many people request more time to file?.
October 06 06:19 AM
• Louisiana is ranked 41st in the country for the most deer collisions. • The national cost per claim average is $4,179, up slightly from 2016 when the average was $4,135. • The months a driver is most likely to collide with a deer in Louisiana, mostly due to mating season are: November December January.
September 29 06:18 AM
Payroll for our active members declined by $20 million. The employer cost of benefits being earned by current employees decreased to 3.75 percent, which should be compared to the 6.2 percent the State would be required to pay if employees were enrolled in Social Security.
September 22 06:31 AM
“This is the perfect time to once again promote international travel to Louisiana,” said Nungesser. “The first year of seasonal flights from Germany is wrapping up and now is the time to start getting people excited about all the authentic experiences in our state.
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.
November 03 06:42 AM
The victim gave consent to search the residence, which had a strong odor of marijuana. A loaded handgun was found on the couch and was the suspected weapon that was used to threaten the victim. The gun was seized..
November 03 06:42 AM
Last Tuesday, Oct. 24, Lakordo Deundrize Jamerson, 22, of 1912 Creswell Ave. in Shreveport, allegedly made an unauthorized entry into an enclosed shed and committed a theft of a custom bicycle valued at $800..
November 03 06:42 AM
Last Tuesday, Oct. 24, 29-year-old Jamichael Antonio Dykes of Shreveport, was allegedly identified by four witnesses as aiming a High Point pistol toward 3110 Parkhurst from his yard at 3111 Parkhurst and firing multiple times..
November 03 06:42 AM
Last Tuesday, Oct. 24, a Shreveport police traveling southbound on Line Avenue saw a vehicle with its front passenger side tire blown out so that it was running on its rim. The officer did a U-turn, and got behind the vehicle and activated his lights and sirens.
November 03 06:42 AM
Upon arrival, the officer contacted a black male and a white female in the parking lot. The male allegedly ran off as the officer approached and refused to stop. The officer had to tackle the suspect, identified as Desmond Lewis, 26, to get him to the ground.
November 03 06:42 AM
Upon the officer’s arrival, Hunter was donating plasma. He took the needle out of his arm and fled out of the building on foot and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. He said that he was scared and didn’t want to go back to jail, and that is why he ran.
November 03 06:42 AM
The homeowner said that several men were at her front door dressed in hoods and carrying backpacks. When she met them at the door with a handgun, the suspects fled in an SUV that was parked in the bushes..
November 03 06:42 AM
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, it appears that both victims were sitting inside a parked car in the driveway of the residence when the vehicle they were in was riddled with bullets..
November 03 06:42 AM
Just after 2 p.m., Shreveport police officers responded to reports of a shooting at M.J.’s Culinary Cuisine in the 2500 block of Hollywood Avenue. Officers arrived to find one person, later identified as 17-year-old Tacorey Banks, suffering from one gunshot wound to the head.

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