The vast majority of local citizens have made it clear that they are not happy with the crime that continues to plague the city of Shreveport. Now that the city has appointed “substitute” Police Chief Ben Raymond as its new top law enforcement officer, things are about to change.
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.
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.
Calvin Baker, Shreveport fire training officer and president of Operation Santa Claus, said the event has been in existence since 1984. The three partnering agencies “go out and ask for donations of toys for those boys and girls who may not receive any Christmas toys for this Christmas season.
Between January 2014 and March 2018, the Department recovered approximately $25 million in per member per month fees. However, auditors identified an additional $2.1 million in per member per month fees paid on behalf of 1,010 incarcerated Medicaid recipients that LDH did not recover between January 2014 and June 2017.
For example, auditors found that the Department’s child care licensing standards did not meet all national best practices related to child-to-staff ratios, group sizes, and oversight of family and inhome providers.