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July 13 12:02 PM
SWEPCO will install “smart switches” on a circuit that stretches from the CenturyLink Center to Airline Drive near I-220 and east toward Bossier Parish Community College. These switches automatically will isolate outages, reducing the number of customers affected.
July 06 02:25 PM
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington oversees the youth program that teaches leadership skills, physical training, teamwork, discipline and confidence-building skills. The program also instills the Marine Corps values of honor, courage, and commitment, and promotes a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
July 06 02:25 PM
When it comes to hitting the bull’seye, the young athletes at Benton Elementary School are right on target. The team recently came in first place at the 2017 NASP World Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., bringing home the world championship title..
July 06 02:25 PM
“The Pea Farm provides an opportunity for non-violent offenders to be productive and help provide for the food they and other inmates will eat,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “It teaches some a trade, gives them a work ethic, and helps them take pride in what they do.
June 29 03:38 PM
BEEF is a perpetual endowment for Bossier schools created in 1985 by then- State Sen. Foster Campbell. Former Gov. Edwin Edwards set aside the first halfmillion dollars in tax revenue from Louisiana Downs to fund BEEF. Sen. Campbell later amended the legislation that added state tax revenue collected from Bossier City casinos.
June 29 03:38 PM
Two Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies recently graduated with 32 other law enforcement leaders from Louisiana and other states in the inaugural Command and Leadership Education Program with the National Command & Staff Command during a ceremony in St.
June 22 11:13 AM
“Our Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit personnel have noticed an increase in heavy truck traffic that could be exceeding the posted weight restrictions on some of our bridges,” said Parish Engineer Butch Ford. “This is a public safety concern of ours and we’re going to be weighing trucks to be sure they are in compliance.
June 22 11:13 AM
Once the well is completed and water is available, plans call for construction of a bathroom at the camp that features a public boat launch, camping ground and picnic areas. The camp is located on the southern end of Lake Bistineau on Parish Camp Rd..
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.
May 25 11:52 AM
Shreveport Common, a planned 2.4-acre community green space on the west edge of downtown Shreveport adjacent to the Municipal Auditorium, is closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
May 25 11:52 AM
"Questions later arose about his case, as well as some legal issues, but today it was all resolved by a plea agreement," Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Owen Williams, Appellate Section Chief with the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office, said Monday.
May 25 11:52 AM
Students, their parents, club staff and council members of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club heard Malone speak on several topics, including his upbringing in Summerfield, La., and attending Louisiana Tech University..
May 04 12:49 PM
Two consecutive years of flooding by the Red River prompted Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator to reach out to the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M to analyze the causes of the flooding and to make recommendations to deal with future potential floods.
April 27 02:21 PM
"The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Pretrial Diversion Program was recently featured in a case study published by SCRAM Systems, the makers of the alcohol monitoring technology used in the program," says Shelby Cage.
April 27 02:21 PM
Deputies and officers will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of prescription and over-thecounter medications, such as tablets, capsules, and sealed liquids. All identifying information such as name, address, and prescription number should be removed.
April 24 12:32 PM
The “Buckle Up in Your Truck” promotion runs April 20-26. Grants from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will allow Caddo deputies and other law enforcement officers across the state to work extra hours enforcing Louisiana’s seat belt law while focusing on pickups.
July 13 12:02 PM
The games were held June 30-July 6 in Seattle, WA. Our Louisiana athletes worked hard to bring home 63 gold medals, 43 silver medals, 33 bronze medals, 19 fourth place ribbons, 20 fifth place ribbons, 6 sixth place ribbons and one seventh place ribbon.
July 13 12:02 PM
At the workshop on Tuesday, July 24, 4 th through 8 th grade students will arrive at 9:00 a.m. to learn about stop-motion animation and how it is made, followed by a chance to create their own stop-motion cartoons. The program also includes a mid-morning break with healthy snacks and mindful movement with Little You Yoga.
June 29 03:38 PM
At noon, the Bossier Chamber will perform a ribbon cutting. At 4:30 p.m., the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting. Dexter Duran will begin performing live music on the Rollin’ 6 Beer Garden stage at 7 p.m., followed by Dirty Moses and the Burning Bushes from 8-10 p.
June 18 12:19 PM
“SPAR’s Safe Summer Basketball League continues to be well received by our participants and parents, while providing a true safe haven for area youth during peak crime hours. The benefits and outcomes of this league are invaluable to today’s youth,” said Jerod Jones, division manager of SPAR Athletics Division.
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.
April 24 12:32 PM
On April 13, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office held a drone demonstration at Shriners Hospital in conjunction with DeSoto Fire District 1. Refreshments were provided, and those in attendance were given an opportunity to talk with firefighters and officers, sit in a DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol car, and try on equipment.
March 19 06:02 PM
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Arbuckle wrote, “I just want to thank the citizens of DeSoto Parish for the opportunity to serve as your sheriff for the last 17 years. After much prayer and conversation with my family, I have decided to retire effective March 16, 2018.
January 17 01:37 PM
  Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle has stated that an arrest has been made by his department in a stabbing incident that occurred overnight in Gloster.  At about 11:47 p.m., Desoto Parish dispatc
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
July 13 09:35 AM
Being a federal court of appeals judge has become almost a prerequisite for ascension to the Supreme Court. Every judge presently sitting on the Court was elevated from the federal court of appeals system.
July 13 12:02 PM
This challenge is compounded by the closure of many rural banks. Larger banks often buy smaller banks, then close branches in more rural markets. There are now 625 rural counties in the country without a community bank. There are 37 counties without a single bank, and 115 counties served by just one bank.
July 13 12:02 PM
What they will not do, because they can't, is remember: Remember a time before the 9/11 attacks, or the changes in American society that took place in the aftermath of those attacks. They won't be equipped to yearn for better days that they've only heard about at second-hand from their parents and grandparents.
July 13 12:02 PM
Being a federal court of appeals judge has become almost a prerequisite for ascension to the Supreme Court. Every judge presently sitting on the Court was elevated from the federal court of appeals system.
July 06 09:52 AM
Legislators were high-fiving this week over the balancing of the state budget by increasing the already highest sales tax in the nation. Fully funding the TOPS tuition program for college students became the centerpiece for much of the discussion.
July 06 02:25 PM
Legislators were high-fiving this week over the balancing of the state budget by increasing the already highest sales tax in the nation. Fully funding the TOPS tuition program for college students became the centerpiece for much of the discussion.
June 29 03:38 PM
The second location was 100 yards away on Shiloh Road. Investigators determined it also started at the roadway and burned 50 yards into the woods. This fire spread 200 yards north and required efforts by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to cut fire lines to stop the spread.
June 18 12:19 PM
Completing the list, in order, are Georgia Tech, the University of Central Florida, Savannah College of Art and Design, Full Sail University, Ringling College of Art & Design, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Clemson University and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School.
April 24 12:32 PM
According to the Dec. 13, 2017, guilty plea, Shreveport 911 operators received a call on Aug. 10, 2017, from Owens’ ex-girlfriend. They heard the ex-girlfriend and Owens arguing about a firearm. Owens had entered the ex-girlfriend’s home with a firearm. Police later arrived and detained Owens.
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.
April 27 02:21 PM
I am so excited, it’s Friday, I get to read the “Finding Love on the Other Side of the World.” This is the most exciting article. Your readers are enjoying this so much, and it looks like true love. I just lost the love of my life after 37 years, but it is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.
February 16 01:50 PM
  Interstate 20        OK, Shreveport, I see you are finally doing a fine job using our taxpayer dollars and putting it to work. I see the City of Shreveport
January 26 10:28 AM
I would like to say the guy on Chanel 12, Doug Warner, I believe, I been all over the United States and never seen a news anchor do the news like he does. He is absolutely the most disrespectful guy I have ever seen. Joe, the general manger, you need to pull that young man to the side and give him some data on how to function on the news.
December 01 12:57 PM
  Problem in Bossier City        Yes, I’m very concerned about the conditions of Melrose Avenue in Bossier City. This street has always been such a nice stre
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.
July 13 09:35 AM
Larry Gene Thomas, 65, of Bells, Texas, was arrested Friday on a warrant obtained by Sheriff’s Detective Larry Pierce. Thomas is accused of having sex with the victim in Oil City and in Texas between 2000- 2003 when the victim was a minor..
July 13 09:35 AM
A local man is behind bars after a search warrant uncovered illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia last week. Last Friday, July 6, the Caddo- Shreveport Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Dalzell Street.
July 13 09:35 AM
Last Friday, July 6, a Shreveport police officer initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Rightway and Drexel streets. The suspect, 32-year-old Aubrey Dewayne Davenport of 2750 Randolph St., was allegedly found to be in possession of schedule I narcotics.
July 13 09:35 AM
Randolph was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, weapon use/drug distribution/violent act, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I drugs and illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17 years of age.
July 13 09:35 AM
Last Thursday, July 5, 27-year-old Dalton Ray Young of 4108 Courtland Way in Benton, La., allegedly exposed his penis in front of the victim and her grandchild at a public hotel..
July 13 09:35 AM
Shreveport police responded to University Health hospital on reports of a victim of an alleged domestic battery arriving at the hospital for treatment. Due to the nature of the victim’s injuries, investigators with the homicide division were summoned..
July 13 09:35 AM
Police made multiple reports of vehicle burglaries along Lovers Lane and Swedes Avenue in the Broadmoor neighborhood. Investigators were able to collect surveillance video from several of the burglaries, some of which was released to the public..
July 13 09:35 AM
Investigators with the Property Crimes Unit launched an investigation. The scene was processed and evidence collected. Investigators took Keener into custody and transported him to the Shreveport Police Complex for questioning..
July 13 09:35 AM
Jeffery Lamar Brooks, 40, was sentenced by the same Caddo District judge, John Mosely Jr., after he admitted to the bigamy that resulted from a marriage in April 2007 to one woman, followed by a second marriage to another woman in 2017. He did not divorce the woman he married in 2007 prior to the second marriage.

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July 13 12:02 PM
This challenge is compounded by the closure of many rural banks. Larger banks often buy smaller banks, then close branches in more rural markets. There are now 625 rural counties in the country without a community bank. There are 37 counties without a single bank, and 115 counties served by just one bank.
July 13 12:02 PM
What they will not do, because they can't, is remember: Remember a time before the 9/11 attacks, or the changes in American society that took place in the aftermath of those attacks. They won't be equipped to yearn for better days that they've only heard about at second-hand from their parents and grandparents.

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