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June 23 07:07 AM
Believe it or not, the Shreveport- Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) offices on the fourth floor of Government Plaza are closed each day from noon until 1 p.m. The lights are off, the door is locked, and the phones are answered by a recording.
June 23 07:07 AM
My addiction has caused me to shame a family name that my grandfather worked seven days a week to build. Prayers up for him, as he is fighting cancer today. It has been a long 15 years of the devil on my back with his evil, lying charms I have placed in my arm.
June 23 07:07 AM
Looking back, it amazes me at how much unnecessary pain I put myself and my family through. When I came home, I tired to hide my drug use from Holly, who was sober. I had reacquainted myself with an old demon — one of, if not the worst: a syringe filled with meth.
June 23 07:07 AM
Thirty-one years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan traveled to West Berlin, and at the Brandenburg Gate admonished, “Mr. Gorbachev, take down that wall.” The Berlin Wall had been erected by the puppet Soviet state of East Germany.
June 16 06:53 AM
A New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball. Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.
June 16 06:53 AM
She has a good knowledge of the effective continuum of services the citizens of Caddo Parish have provided. She knows that sometimes children need the service of placement outside the home, but that most of the time, the child can be rehabilitated without the necessity of removal from their home.
June 16 06:53 AM
“Chase unquestionably had the best proposal in terms of expertise and cost savings,” said Treasurer Henson. “The agreement will incorporate a variety of efficiencies that will save the state $1.8 million over a five-year period. We are pleased to partner with Chase to provide the best possible services to public agencies and Louisiana taxpayers.
June 16 06:53 AM
It’s 2009, and I’m spending as much time as I can with the two loves of my life: holly and crystal — crystal meth. I’m pretty much totally consumed by the dope game. Robbing, stealing, lying, cheating. But most of all, manipulation and destruction. My days consisted of getting high and doing whatever I had to do to keep that cycle going.
June 09 06:55 AM
Congress is going “new law” crazy. In the nation’s Capitol, hundreds of proposed new laws are being introduced every month, creating numerous different regulations and crimes. And Louisiana congressional members are joining right in this push for more federal intrusion into what was previously the purview of the states.

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