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December 21 12:02 PM
Sydney Biedenharn’s daughter, Reina Walker Bailey, said, “It speaks to our heart a lot because my mother was a teacher, and we all attended the Bossier Parish school system, so this is something we are giving back … and it’s something we can directly see how the money is allocated.
December 21 05:09 PM
  National Weather Service forecasters are predicting potentially heavy rainfall beginning the day after Christmas for areas of northwest Louisiana including Bossier Parish and the surroundi
December 21 05:15 PM
    The final days before the holiday break were made even more exciting for three Bossier Parishteachers who were surprised by an entourage, led by Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott
December 14 04:53 PM
Bossier Parish residents, especially those in extreme southern and northern parts of the parish, who find themselves needing sandbags are reminded they don’t have to drive to Benton in order to pick up the items that could help prevent flooding of their homes and property.
December 14 04:53 PM
Bossier Parish Schools Superintendent Scott Smith said, “When we think about this time of the year, we think about a lot of the festivities, but we have to also realize that sometimes the best Christmas present for many, many families is just having a good meal on the table.
December 14 04:53 PM
Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker and Councilmember-At- Large David A. Montgomery Jr. presented a certificate of recognition and appreciation to Jerry and Pat Hawkins for their support of the unit that plays a critical role in protecting citizens and aiding police in their daily work to ensure the city is a safe place to call home.
December 10 03:01 PM
  Bossier Parish residents, especially those in extreme southern and northern parts of the parish, who find themselves needing sandbags are reminded they don’t have to drive to Benton in
December 07 10:50 AM
The bogus text messages appear to be from the recipients’ bank and may even include some of the numbers from their bank card account. The fake text messages request that the card holder call a phone number and provide the PIN to the bank card or other personal information such as a social security number.
December 07 10:50 AM
Lottery winner Dwayne Pullen has great timing. A day that would have been remembered as sour for the Bossier City resident turned sweet when he won $100,000 on his morning coffee run! Only an hour after winning the top-prize on $5 scratch-off, “In the Money,” Pullen’s truck broke down for good.
December 07 10:50 AM
Bossier detectives also say that the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has a Crime Stoppers number for farm-related crimes that can apply additional money; their number of 1-800- 558-9741..
December 21 12:02 PM
The bicycles were presented to the children at Academy Sports and Outdoors, 210 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, which supplied the bikes and even assembled them for the youths. The bikes were arranged by schools with the children’s names on each one.
December 07 10:50 AM
The process of establishing a training facility began over a year ago when the Brinkman Company went out of business and Kansas City Southern took over the property on North Lakeshore Drive. Through an agreement with KCS, Caddo Fire District No. 1 is leasing the property as a fire-training facility.
December 06 04:44 PM
  Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, along with area law enforcement experts in the field, warned local senior citizens and others thi
November 07 11:46 AM
The Parkmobile Parking App has become very popular since it was introduced downtown a year and a half ago. It is the same app used in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and numerous other cities. Once downloaded and set up, the app allows the user to input up to five different cars and gives a maximum of three hours per space.
November 07 11:46 AM
The annual Memorial and Recognition Ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. Colleagues eulogized five members of the legal profession who passed away this year, and a group of new attorneys were formally recognized before embarking on their careers.
August 31 12:34 PM
We are grateful for our police chaplains, who listen to and participate with the Shreveport police in the workplace of law enforcement officers, advising calmly in the most strained situations and offering assistance when appropriate or requested..
July 31 02:34 PM
Houston has worked for the sheriff’s pffice for 23 years. He has served in Corrections, Patrol, and at the Training Academy. He has been a member of the Emergency Response Team at Caddo Correctional Center and the Special Response Team. He is the lieutenant over the Patrol Division’s south sector.
July 06 02:25 PM
“The Metropolitan Planning Commission is in charge of approving zoning plats, allowing for variances. They implemented the new UDC, which is a Unified Development Code, which was supposed to streamline everything … (and) everything took almost twice...
June 18 12:19 AM
Taking passengers onto local waterways is nothing new to Shaver. He had a similar venture in Indianapolis and in Denver, where he enjoyed great success with a 92 percent satisfaction rate on social media. And he also worked locally at Smith’s Cross Lake Inn in the 1990s.
December 14 04:53 PM
Shreveport native serves aboard USS Spruance — U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher Hearn of Shreveport signals to the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment at sea aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) in the Indian Ocean on Dec.
December 11 12:44 PM
  State Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr. will be speaking with north Louisiana residents about the state's finances on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12.  His schedule inc
December 07 10:50 AM
Finally, on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, the LSU Tigers (9-3) will face off against the UCF Knights (12-0) in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
December 04 12:15 PM
Don’t miss the Country Christmas Festival on Dec. 1 in downtown Vivian. This festival includes the lighting of the town, a holiday parade, the crowning of Miss Country Christmas, arts and crafts, and more. Santa Claus himself will also be there to take pictures with everyone at the festival.
November 09 10:31 AM
Gen. Joseph Bailey Camp No. 5 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Porter received the first Flag Patriotism Certificate Oct. 10, 2018, from the newly chartered camp, which was formally installed as an SUVCW camp in the Department of Texas in September.
November 07 11:46 AM
“The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is looking forward to welcoming alumni, parents, and friends of the College back to campus for our new Homecoming Week,” says Saige Solomon ’05, director of alumni and family relations at Centenary.
November 07 11:46 AM
Major holiday events in Shreveport-Bossier begin with the Louisiana Boardwalk Bass Pro Shops Santa Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10 and continue through New Year’s Day. Highlights include: Les Boutiques de Noel, Nov. 15-18; Christmas in Roseland, Nov. 22-Dec. 23; Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival, Nov.
December 21 12:02 PM
Desoto Sheriff Jay Richardson would like to notify the public that Ray Sharrow, formerly Captain over the Narcotics Division, has been promoted to Chief Criminal Deputy within the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office.
November 09 10:31 AM
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is designed to bring together law enforcement and students to create conversa ons about maintaining a drug free parish. Many items to be featured in the D.A.R.E vehicle were donated by local individuals and businesses..
September 25 09:55 AM
Last Friday, September 14, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office lost their beloved retired K-9 Deputy Kyra. Kyra served DeSoto Parish for eight years until she retired to her home with Cpl. Kyle Martin and his family in 2015. Kyra spent her life protecting the citizens of Desoto Parish as well as the Deputies she served with, including Cpl.
August 31 12:34 PM
Trey D. Wilson, 26, was taken into custody and transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center. He was later booked on the following charges: four counts of distribution of schedule I drugs (Ecstasy), two counts of distribution of schedule I drugs...
July 20 01:06 PM
Until March 2017, the DeSoto Parish sheriff collected fines and court costs generated from Local Agency Compensated Enforcement (LACE) details and distributed them to the Criminal Court Fund, the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s office and 11 other entities.
July 06 02:25 PM
Officers with the Mansfield Police Department and Probation Officer Rick Pharris located the vehicle and inside were approximately twenty batteries that had been removed from vehicles and lawn mowers in the Mansfield and surrounding areas..
July 06 02:25 PM
In October of 2017, Deputy Chris Davis was presented with an opportunity to sign up for the "Be The Match" program at the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy.
April 24 12:32 PM
Cpl. Obie Galey, Cpl. Vicki Page and Deputy Antoinette Turner received a call of a missing person, later identified as Adam Dickson, during the severe storm activity that affected our area this past week.
January 11 09:35 AM
For as far back as I can remember, comparisons have been made between Louisiana’s state capital city and Austin, Texas. In the 1960s the population of both cities were about the same. Austin and Baton Rouge were the homes of both the centers of state government and the location of each state’s major university.
January 11 09:35 AM
Whew! But, as Bugs Bunny would say, “that’s not all folks!” SPAR also maintains Independence Stadium, the Municipal Auditorium, 126 city-owned properties and 52 city -owned facilities. Additionally, SPAR is responsible for housekeeping functions of 34 city-owned facilities.
January 04 09:35 AM
In his inaugural address he promised to seek an international airport designation for the Shreveport regional airport, to remove Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) red tape and work to make Shreveport a transportation hub..
January 04 09:35 AM
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do. A New Year always brings with it promise and uncertainty, but this coming year brings with it a greater foreboding than we have experienced in the past. The Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.
December 28 10:28 AM
On Thanksgiving Day, we recognized and celebrated the new start of the Pilgrims who made the two-month journey from England to America back in 1620. They, too, wanted a second chance.
December 28 10:28 AM
Some of the more publicized issues that landed at the council include the dog park, LA 3132, Unified Development Code, EPA Consent Decree, I-49 Inner City Connector, property taxes, maintenance of city buildings and the two Cross Bayou development proposals.
December 21 09:47 AM
A headline in several regional newspapers caught my eye. “Homeowners Insurance Rate Increases Have Slowed,” said one front-page banner. I guess that’s supposed to be good news. But in my home state of Louisiana, rates have skyrocketed since 2005 — by an astounding 50 percent.
December 21 09:47 AM
Roca has an impressive business resume, and he had glowing recommendations from citizens who had worked with him. His appointment by the Commission sends a strong statement of inclusion to Caddo citizens and especially the growing Hispanic and Latino commu nities.
December 14 09:29 AM
Did you see the Garth Brooks televised concert at Notre Dame Stadium last week? Over 85,000 country music fans packed the South Bend football field for one of largest concerts ever viewed. And the crowd’s biggest response, hands down, was when Brooks roamed the huge stage singing: “I spent last night in the arms of a girl in Louisiana.
December 21 12:02 PM
According to the guilty plea, Fleeks completed 20 Free Applications for Federal Student Aid in other students’ names. He would then attend their classes, complete coursework and in return received payment from the students to conduct these tasks..
December 17 11:34 AM
 According to the latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug that is involved
December 17 11:58 AM
  Last  week, the case of a 2012 arson at a Natchitoches Bed & Breakfast business ended with a plea deal in the 10th Judicial District Court. On Monday, December 10, 61-year-old
December 14 04:53 PM
On Oct. 14, LDAF agents received a complaint that individuals were taking cypress logs from private land in Turkey Creek Lake without consent of the landowners in Franklin Parish.
December 04 12:15 PM
The Minden site will serve industrial construction and maintenance customers throughout the Americas. Catamaran’s business model centralizes workforce and supply chain needs for construction sites while integrating remote-sensing technologies and analytics to detect and predict maintenance needs at existing operations.
December 21 12:02 PM
Mueller must be stopped. He is wasting tax payer money to go after Trump, simply because he got elected in a fair and square election. Trump may be many things, but he's not a swap rat, and like an alligator he's eating up the rest of the swap rats that are doing nothing but causing destruction all over the place.
December 07 10:50 AM
As a citizen who travels the Cross Lake Bridge frequently, can you find out the status of the lighting on the bridge? It is very dark and hard to see at night. Exactly whose responsibility is this? State or city? Also, the lighting on the I-49 / I-220 interchange isn't lit either.
September 25 09:55 AM
Today is 9/11. We know what can happen, we have seen what happened. We know when terrorists come into our country what happens to our people and continues to happen. Our first responders are still dying because of it. Can’t people just cool it and be nice to the president? I am sick of people not respecting the office of our president.
August 31 12:34 PM
That is all you hear. Where does it stop, when will it stop and who makes it so? The African- Americans are more racial than anybody in our society, yet there is racism on every issue. I just wonder where will it stop. I just got back from a trip up in Montana, South Dakota and didn’t see one black person.
July 20 01:06 PM
Ollie Tyler, you have problem to us that you cannot run the city of Shreveport. If you really care, you will back down and let someone else be our mayor. Bringing in grant money to improve Allendale does not take care of young black men who are being killed every day.
July 13 12:02 PM
Cars parking in the streets and playing basketball in the streets. What are the mayors of Shreveport and Bossier going to say if one of these kids get run over by a car? This is against the law to do this, and these mayors know it. This can become a lawsuit.
July 06 02:25 PM
This is reference to the lady asked to stop breastfeeding in Buffalo Wild Wings in Bossier. Why the heck are you breastfeeding in Buffalo Wild Wings, to begin with? Maybe as a mother of boys, I don't want you flopping your breast out for them to see.
June 29 03:38 PM
As we approach the Fourth of July, parents, please be responsible. If you buy your child fireworks, be responsible enough to be out there with them. Fireworks are not a toy. They cause injuries, fingers blown off, fires. Please be responsible with fireworks.
June 22 11:13 AM
Willie Nelson is on the Internet asking President Trump to go see the detainees. Willie Nelson, I have always enjoyed your music, but what about the elderly in the Untied States? What about the elderly that are scrimping by just enough to get their...
May 25 11:52 AM
I just read another park downtown! Ollie Tyler, what do you not understand or get? People of Shreveport want safety for their families. They want their children to go outside and not be shot. They want street drainage. They just want safety in their town, police officers hired.
January 11 09:35 AM
Officers also located a glass jar with approximately 26.34 grams of suspected marijuana inside, but neither party claimed ownership. The co-defendant, 24-year-old Kelvin D. Broadway of 115 E. Wyandotte St. said the contents of the backpack belonged to him.
January 11 09:35 AM
Doyle was found to have a pill bottle with no name. Inside the bottle was a large, clear baggie with 60 dosage units of Ecstasy pills and a clear baggie with two individually packaged baggies of crack cocaine rocks, all in the manner for sale. The Ecstasy pills were packaged in individual baggies at 10 dosage units per baggie.
January 11 09:35 AM
A Shreveport police officer allegedly saw 20-year-old Mikhaila Gabrielle Buckley of 8976 Country Aire Drive on video surveillance at Walmart, located at 1125 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., take items off the shelf and conceal them in a large carrying bag on her person.
January 11 09:35 AM
According to SPD booking reports, on Dec. 17, the two suspects entered the Circle K at 8975 Walker Road armed with a semi-automatic handgun, which was pointed at the cashier, and demanded the money from the register. The men took the money from the cash drawer and fled the store.
January 11 09:35 AM
On Monday, Shreveport police tried to conduct a welfare check on 6-yearold Sharriah Miles, 7-year-old Tiara Miles and 10-year-old Rayven Miles, The children are siblings and were last seen in the care of their mother earlier that day..
January 11 09:35 AM
Following further investigation by Shreveport police detectives, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 36-year-old Carter Bernard Butler, who has an address listed in the 9700 block of Baird Road in Shreveport. Bond in the matter has been set at $7,500.
January 11 09:35 AM
Thomas W. Medlin, 47 of 12731 Crest Drive in Keithville, is currently in the Caddo Correctional Center for allegedly threatening Caddo Juvenile Judge David Matlock and state child protection employees with the Department of Children and Family Services.
January 11 09:35 AM
A Shreveport woman who pleaded guilty late last year to manslaughter in the death of her toddler son was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison at hard labor. Brandy Lynn Shackelford, 34, was indicted Aug. 18, 2016, for manslaughter in connection with the May 27, 2016, death of her 2- year-old son, Richard Malott III.
January 11 09:35 AM
One charges Austin Wade Boyd, 26, with second-degree murder for the Oct. 12, 2018, slaying of Bernard Sollers, 28, outside a residence in the 4600 block of North Lakeshore Drive. Sollers was stabbed several times following an argument..

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