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September 25 09:55 AM
A water well has been drilled at the park and plans call for that to be used to supply water for a future bathroom and shower facility. Brotherton said additional RV slots and hookups for water and sewer were in the future along with an enlarged boat launch.
August 31 12:34 PM
Fire chiefs in the parish agreed to ban outdoor burning until further notice, and Police Jury President Glenn Benton has signed the necessary documents to declare the ban in effect. Residents will be notified when the ban is lifted..
July 31 02:34 PM
Rodes, Platt, Princeton and Elm Grove Elementary attendance zones, and with Barksdale Air Force Base East Reservation adjusted from Kerr Elementary, Rusheon Middle and Bossier High to T.L. Rodes, Platt, Princeton, Haughton Middle and Haughton High School attendance zones.
July 20 01:06 PM
“If you are seeking a career that offers excite-ment in the workplace and a chance to make a difference in our community, then the Bossier Sheriff’s Office may have a place for you,” said Sheriff Whittington. “We still have openings and are ready to hire.
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..
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.
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..
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.
August 31 12:34 PM
As announced Monday, Lone Sailor, who finished eighth in this year’s Run for the Roses for owner Gayle Benson’s GMB Racing, leads a field of nine in the Super Derby. Trained by Tom Amoss, the bay colt has faced the nation’s top three-yearolds, including Triple Crown winner Justify in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
July 31 02:34 PM
Whisk opened its doors in September 2017. “We predominantly did dessert baked goods, but I’ve been in the food business for about seven years as a caterer and private chef. I wanted to cross over into that savory bit, so this is how we decided to approach that.
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.
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.
November 16 09:24 AM
The horrific Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead last month was, for good reason, called “the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.” It was a ghastly crime of appalling proportions. Robert Bowers is charged with 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder and multiple counts of hate crimes.
November 16 09:24 AM
Leadership skills are almost always learned. Military service provides a fertile ground of life experiences and training to develop this skill set..
November 09 10:31 AM
If Tyler really has the best interest of Shreveport at heart, she would graciously throw in the towel now. Then she could ride out of city hall on a fancy steed, her head held high, accompanied by adoring choirs and loud trumpets and children throwing rose petals.
November 09 10:47 AM
This was the fifth election in Louisiana in 2018. And get ready for six election dates in 2019. There was a 45 percent turnout last week, even though voters witnessed a great deal of election hype from throughout the nation. Louisianans just were not all that enthused.
November 09 10:47 AM
If Tyler really has the best interest of Shreveport at heart, she would graciously throw in the towel now. Then she could ride out of city hall on a fancy steed, her head held high, accompanied by adoring choirs and loud trumpets and children throwing rose petals.
November 02 10:24 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 projections and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot.
November 02 10:24 AM
Many question if Shreveport voters will be impressed by the endorsement of a basically unknown minor political party — especially a party funded by George Soros. There is an old saying that desperate political candidates do desperate things..
October 26 10:31 AM
It was a cool Tuesday evening, and I was leaving a reception for former congressman Billy Tauzin at the Old State capital in downtown Baton Rouge. Billy and I had fought many battles together when we both served in the Louisiana legislature back in the 1970s.
October 26 10:31 AM
The poll’s key question was “If an election were held today, would you want to see Ollie Tyler re-elected mayor, or would you prefer to that someone else be given the chance to do better?” The answers were 106 (35 percent) to re-elect Tyler, 137 (46 percent) to elect someone new, and 57 (19 percent) not sure.
October 19 09:55 AM
Special statewide elections in Louisiana are only a few weeks away. At the top of the ballot on Nov. 6 will be an office second in line to the governorship. A number of the candidates are harping on the same theme. Each wants to be the business development voice of the state.
November 09 10:31 AM
The role of the brave men and women who serve in the military is an important one, and it’s one that warrants appreciation and celebration. The following are a few easy ways to celebrate veterans and their significant contribution to our country this Veterans Day.
November 07 11:46 AM
OSL generates revenue for the State by managing leases and rights of way for state lands and water bottoms. It issues leases to individuals and businesses that want to build and maintain docks, campsites, and other structures on state lands, and issues rights of way to companies installing pipelines, cables and utilities.
November 07 11:46 AM
On May 27, 2018, 59 Cadets from across the state began their nearly 22 week journey through the Louisiana State Police Training Academy.
August 31 12:34 PM
Five whooping crane chicks have hatched and fledged this summer in southwest Louisiana, marking a major milestone in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries whooping crane reintroduction project. The five chicks are the most to hatch in one year in the nascent project, which launched in 2011.
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.
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
November 16 09:24 AM
Baker and Wilkins arrested on a charge of possession of schedule II drugs with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17 years of age..
November 16 09:24 AM
Anderson was arrested on a charge of possession of schedule I drugs with intent to distribute, manufacture and distribution of schedule II drugs, weapon use/drug distribution/violent act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon..
November 16 09:24 AM
Upon arrival, the victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to her right knee. Approximately charge of armed robbery 15 minutes later, 18-year-old Demaria Lewesly Jefferson of 2943 Oak Forest Lane and a juvenile arrived at Ochsner- LSU Health suffering from gunshot wounds.
November 16 09:24 AM
Judge Dorroh provided a detailed rationale for handing down the sentences, noting the severity of the crimes, that the sexual attacks be gan when the children were 9 and 10 years of age, that the attacks lasted a number of years, the attacker's likelihood of reoffending and the emotional damage his acts caused the children.
November 16 09:24 AM
On November 3, 2018, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the 700 block of West 68 th Street relative to a shooting. As officers arrived at the scene, it was discovered 28-year-old Lester McGee was suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
November 16 09:24 AM
Caddo sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man for sexually assaulting a young girl beginning when she was 8 years old. Gregory Gene Cline, 52, of the 9900 block of Lowry Road, was arrested last Wednesday, Nov. 7, on two counts of sexual battery following an investigation by Detective Christopher Ardoin.
November 16 09:24 AM
Brandy Lynn Shackleford, 34, who was indicted Aug. 18, 2016, for manslaughter in connection with the May 17, 2016, death of her 2-year-old son, Richard Malott III, pleaded guilty as charged..
November 16 09:24 AM
Their efforts led them to name 25-year-old Demiko Wallace Jr., as a suspect in the crime. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Wallace, charging him with a single count of armed robbery with a bond set at $150,000..
November 16 09:24 AM
One charges Clarence Youngblood Jr., 50, of Shreveport, with manslaughter in connection with the Sept. 8 slaying of Untarion Clark. Clark, 31, was shot several times in the 3100 block of West Caperton Street in west Shreveport..

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