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March 08 09:53 AM
The 16-page annual report covers July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, and features information, photos and statistics about our Criminal, Corrections and Support Services divisions. Some of the items in the report include SWAT Training and specialized vehicles, Operation Clean Sweep, ICE detainees, L.
March 08 09:53 AM
“Our best option is to move forward with financing the $20.5 million dollars with Regions after comparing theirs with market offerings,” Buffington told jury members. “Regions’ rates dropped from previous conversations and we’re at 3.25 percent. The market offering was a little north of that.
March 01 11:08 AM
The check represented the money raised during a special fundraiser at five Bossier Sonic locations on Feb. 19 and will include the portion of sales, as well as donations during that time – it’s a sizeable amount that will surely help the Golden family!.
February 27 10:47 AM
 Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington wants to warn residents about a scam that has been circulating over the past few days.  Fraudulent representatives claiming to be from the Internal Rev
February 23 08:51 AM
Beggs received the news from the National Federation of State High School Associations, which works in conjunction with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Nominated by the LHSAA, the award recognizes coaches around the country who act as role models and are making a difference in their communities and sports.
February 23 08:51 AM
According to the guilty plea, law enforcement officers with the DEA encountered Eric Charles Means, 33, on Jan. 24, 2018, in a vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel on Industrial Drive in Bossier City, Louisiana. Inside the vehicle were plastic baggies containing 12.
February 23 08:51 AM
Parish Engineer Butch Ford said the ART extension would provide a new north/south corridor and help get automobile traffic off Hwy. 71. He said the police jury already had a major investment in that new corridor that could extend as far as Taylortown on U.
February 08 05:35 PM
 Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect caught on home surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles in a Haughton subdivision early
February 01 12:50 PM
The numbers show reported incidents in the major crime categories of homicides, burglaries, armed robberies and thefts decreased in 2018, while numbers increased in aggravated assault and auto theft cases..
March 08 09:53 AM
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator held a ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive Tuesday to promote three deputies and to recognize one employee with a Lifesaving Award and several employees for their years of service with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office.
March 01 11:08 AM
The two people, a couple, were shot on Dec. 23, 2018, by Brandon Tyler, 16, the court determined. Tyler, charged with two counts of aggravated battery in connection with the shootings, was found guilty in a bench trial before Juvenile Judge Paul Young..
March 01 11:08 AM
Community liaison officers, neighborhood assistance team officers and property standards personnel walked through the neighborhood on foot leaving behind pamphlets with crime-prevention information and police contact numbers on doorknobs and speaking with residents about crime, quality of life issues or anything else on their minds.
February 27 10:45 AM

A federal lawsuit against the Caddo Parish District Attorney's and Caddo Parish Coroner's offices, filed by a man convicted of the death of year-old son six years ago, has been dismissed.

 A federal lawsuit against the Caddo Parish District Attorney's and Caddo Parish Coroner's offices, filed by a man convicted of the death of year-old son six years ago, has been dismissed. &
February 25 03:21 PM
 A Caddo Sheriff's deputy received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Jefferson Paige Road early Sunday. Deputy Brian Godfrey was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Paige when the driver
February 23 08:51 AM
“BRF and EAP are serving as an innovation hub in North Louisiana and brightening the spotlight on Shreveport and Northwest Louisiana as the economic center of our region,” said Mayor Perkins. “I would like to congratulate them on their $1.2 million expansion and on the success of this concept, which has now been validated by the U.
January 25 11:49 AM
Caddo is a “wetland of international importance,” but has been threatened by the world’s worst invasive weed, giant Salvinia. That drew the attention of National Geographic host Sal Masekala; he has traveled around the world, and yet found Caddo to be “one of the most magical locations” he’d ever seen.
January 25 11:49 AM
End-of-the-year statistics for 2018 for 2018 compared to 2017 showed a 9 percent drop in violent crime from 518 to 470 offenses and a 17 percent drop in property crime from 849 to 704 offenses. The total difference in crimes was 1,174 offenses compared to 1,367 the previous year.
March 08 09:53 AM
The mayors and state legislators from Northwest Louisiana discussed unified objectives for the Louisiana Legislature’s upcoming regular session in April. Senator Ryan Gatti (R) and Representative Sam Jenkins (D) facilitated the meeting. The majority of the Caddo-Bossier caucus was in attendance.
March 08 09:53 AM
Smith began her career in banking in 2005 and joined the First Guaranty Bank team in 2011 as a Loan Assistant at the Oil City Branch. After completing First Guaranty Bank’s Banking Academy Program in 2013 she transitioned to the Vivian Branch as a Lender.
March 01 11:08 AM
For just about as long as there’s been a Lake Bistineau, fishermen have been dropping brush tops in a favorite fishing hole to attract and hold their quarry. And the largest percentage of these locations are kept a closely guarded secret, shared only with family and best fishing buddies.
February 15 11:57 AM
A total of 21 high school girls competed for the top honors. The pageant consisted of a group hip-hop dancers. In addition to the dance routine, the contestants were judged on a backstage interview with the judges and an evening gown competition..
February 15 11:57 AM
The free-admission festival holds the distinction as the first event of its kind to be held in the historic park. Crawfish boiled onsite by Shane’s Acadiana of Shreveport will be available for sale, along with food from other local vendors, including a whole-hog roast by Southern Fork, and beignets and crawfish sacks by Marilynn’s Place.
February 01 12:50 PM
The Krewe of Highland is gearing up for a busy Carnival season, which will include the annual Krewe of Highland Grand Bal, Friday, March 1, at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, as well as the enormous Krewe of Highland Parade XXIV, Sunday, March 3, in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood.
January 25 11:49 AM
Tickets to Tech to Market are available now for $10, and the event will take place Feb. 21 at Remington Suites Hotel & Spa in downtown Shreveport 4:30-7:30 p.m. The event will include a keynote speaker, guest speakers, 20 featured startups, networking opportunities, complimentary food and drink, and live music.
January 18 01:04 PM
General admission show hours are Friday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 9-12 and no charge for children 8 and under. Admission is valid for the entire weekend at no additional charge.
January 25 11:49 AM
DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible in this case. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1 -800-505-7867 or contact Detective Jordan Ebarb at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-872-3956.
January 18 01:04 PM
Hunter's Education Courses are open to persons of all ages, but only those 10 years of age or older are eligible for certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Louisiana Hunter Education Certificate Card that is recognized by all states and provinces that require hunter education.
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.
March 15 10:14 AM
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins inherited a city budget passed in the last days of the Tyler administration. Three of the current council members voted for this budget: Jerry Bowman Jr., Willie Bradford and James Flurry. The 2019 city budget was balanced by utilizing $5 million of unspent 2018 funds — i.
March 15 10:14 AM
According to several watchdog organizations, Louisiana has one of the worst judicial climates in the country. The state has been given the dubious title of the nation’s judicial hellhole by several neutral watchdog groups. Campaign funds given to a judicial candidate are often cited as possibly influencing future judicial decisions.
March 08 09:53 AM
In his first few weeks, Hanson has made significant progress is evaluating the current state of technology in the city’s many departments. He has also provided a wealth of knowledge to the Future of Shreveport Technology Committee in its two meetings. Hanson is a committee member.
March 08 11:03 AM
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy has stirred up a hornet’s nest back in the Bayou State over his Facebook comments of eating a Louisiana delicacy. The Senator had this to say: “Found this raccoon in my backyard. We ate him for breakfast.” He even included a photo of the raccoon.
March 08 11:03 AM
In his first few weeks, Hanson has made significant progress is evaluating the current state of technology in the city’s many departments. He has also provided a wealth of knowledge to the Future of Shreveport Technology Committee in its two meetings. Hanson is a committee member.
March 01 10:41 AM
City ordinance requires the Shreveport Department of Engineering and Environmental Services to render two reports each year which compare the needed capital project investment in water supply treatment and distribution and the wastewater collection and treatment system with the actual investments made each year.
March 01 10:41 AM
Presidential election season has kicked off earlier than usual with new democrat candidates appearing almost daily. Fourteen announced candidates so far with others like former Vice President Joe Biden waiting in the wings. The president is unopposed for now, but anti-Trump forces are searching for several good candidates.
March 01 11:08 AM
City ordinance requires the Shreveport Department of Engineering and Environmental Services to render two reports each year which compare the needed capital project investment in water supply treatment and distribution and the wastewater collection and treatment system with the actual investments made each year.
March 01 11:08 AM
Presidential election season has kicked off earlier than usual with new democrat candidates appearing almost daily. Fourteen announced candidates so far with others like former Vice President Joe Biden waiting in the wings. The president is unopposed for now, but anti-Trump forces are searching for several good candidates.
February 22 04:44 PM
Blackface mania has consumed voters in Virginia and is seeping into other states. Are there closeted politicians in Louisiana who are perusing their old yearbooks and scrapbooks to see if there are any blackface photos lurking in their past? Actually, no, since blackface parodies have been part of the Louisiana mode de vie for a number of years.
March 08 09:53 AM
According to the guilty plea, a Shreveport police officer observed Pierce exit an apartment and noticed a black handgun tucked in the front waistband of his shorts as he walked toward a parked car. When the officer approached the vehicle, Pierce attempted to exit the vehicle.
March 08 09:53 AM
Janet Miller, executive director for the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling, said, “This year we changed the slogan to ‘Awareness Plus Action.
March 08 09:53 AM
“This is a great day for the Capital Region and the State of Louisiana. ExxonMobil has been a strong partner for Louisiana, and I am excited to see their commitment to our state solidified with this announcement,” said Gov. Edwards.
March 01 11:08 AM
SuperATV will create 75 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $40,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 42 new indirect jobs, for a total of 117 new jobs in Caddo Parish and the Northwest Region.
March 01 11:08 AM
On Feb. 21, Shreveport police violent crimes detectives were called to investigate a shooting in the 1600 block of Woodrow Street. They arrived to learn that 64 -year-old Albert Joiner was shot during a robbery and was transported Ochsner LSU Health Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
March 01 11:08 AM
A Rodessa man was arrested Monday for sex crimes involving juveniles. Darin Gene Chandler, 47, was arrested at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division following an investigation by Detective Jacob Bergren..
February 23 08:51 AM
After months of studying the negative outcomes faced by youth when they leave the foster care system and the feasibility of extending care, the Task Force on Extending the Age of Foster Care to 21 recommends Louisiana extend the age of care and provide intensive services to aid in youths' transition to adulthood.
February 23 08:51 AM
Taxidermy work has been displayed in the LDWF headquarters lobby in Baton Rouge since 1988. Displays of wildlife and fisheries species help the general public to get a close-up look at the animals that many may never experience. It also helps citizens to understand the conservation mission of LDWF and the threats facing many species in Louisiana.
February 23 08:51 AM
Enjoy the cooler weather and staycation on Toledo Bend Reservoir, as Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announces a special promotion on stays in cabins and campsites at North Toledo Bend State Park and campsites at South Toledo Bend State Park through the end of 2019.
March 08 09:53 AM
Yes, I’d like to know more about the Bossier Sheriff’s resource officer that got hit out in Haughton. It was the assistant principal from Haughton. I’m just trying to figure out why we have not heard anything about it? Can you please investigate this for us?.
February 23 08:51 AM
I was listening to Chanel 3 news last night, and they had this guy whose daughter was being harassed by this boy. He slapped the boy, what the news said, and they are making a big deal out of it. If that had been my daughter, I would take him behind a building and give him and old country boy whooping, like his momma and daddy should have done.
February 15 11:57 AM
I’m calling about the neighbor trying to break into the wrong house and about the family that is wanting justice. What do you expect when you go to beating on a door that early in the morning, and then trying to force yourself into the house? This all makes no sense.
January 18 01:04 PM
I think that we Christians need to help Trump to build that wall because there were walls during the Christian times. Instead of sending money to these television evangelists, we should be sending money to Trump to build that law. Trump is a Christian, and we need to help him.
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.
March 15 10:14 AM
Hinzey jumped in the back seat and allegedly began striking the victim in the facial area. She then armed herself with a pen and began stabbing the victim, who suffered a small puncture wound in her left forearm from the stabbing..
March 15 10:14 AM
A search of the car turned up a clear baggie containing approximately 4.2 grams of marijuana sitting in an open purse on the passenger side floorboard..
March 15 10:14 AM
On March 7, a Shreveport police officer made contact with a suspicious vehicle parked in a handicapped parking spot, at which time 27-year-old Trezericke Kenyon Lane of 2355 Merrion St. jumped out of the vehicle. There was a smell of burnt marijuana..
March 15 10:14 AM
Dewayne Willie Watkins, 34, was indicted Feb. 14 by the Caddo Parish Grand Jury in connection with the Nov. 8, 2018, robbery, kidnapping and slaying of a Shreveport couple, 43-year-old Kelly Jose and 32-year old Heather Jose. The Joses were found inside a burned car in the Queensborough neighborhood.
March 15 10:14 AM
Theresa Fondell Ealy, 54, also known as Theresa Puryear, admitted she poured hot cooking oil over her boyfriend while he slept at his residence. The burns he suffered covered large parts of his body, greatly affecting his vision and hearing. The attack occurred on April 3, 2018.
March 15 10:14 AM
Steven Wayne Richardson, 52, will serve 40 years in prison at hard labor for manslaughter, following his admission to District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. that he killed Linda Johnson on May 18, 2018, after a domestic dispute.
March 15 10:14 AM
The three-man, nine-woman jury deliberated less than 80 minutes before determining that White was guilty of attempted possession of the Schedule II narcotic cocaine with intent to distribute when he was arrested by Shreveport police on Morningside Drive May 4, 2017.
March 15 10:14 AM
Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene of the crime, investigators learned that the victim was shot at his residence following a verbal altercation involving two men identified as Willie Rochelle III, 41, and Marvin Rochelle, 22. Both men allegedly arrived at.
March 15 10:14 AM
The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated less than half an hour Wednesday before returning unanimous guilty verdicts against Dustin Charles Eschenbach, 20. He was charged with aggravated battery and attempted second-degree murder in connection with the Feb.
March 15 10:14 AM
Earnest White, 41, of the 6900 block of Gold Leaf Circle, was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshal’s Task Force agents after he was spotted in the 1700 block of Forsythe Avenue in Monroe, La..

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