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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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
July 20 01:06 PM
Local singers, dancers and musicians of all ages are invited to perform various genres of music in celebration of the history and culture of African Americans. The program will also feature a special performance by the Airport Park Community Choir, and a light lunch will be served.
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.
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.
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
September 21 09:41 AM
I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
September 21 09:41 AM
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
September 14 10:16 AM
We all know that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church right now. Allegations of sexually abusive clergy are pouring in worldwide. Unfortunately, the roots of this terrible tragedy engulfing the Catholic Church have strong ties to the Bayou Sate.
September 14 10:16 AM
Jackson previously worked for former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, and then for Mayor Ollie Tyler for a few months before being terminated. From there, Jackson went to DRCHC. Reportedly, Glover helped him get this job; Jackson is a selfproclaimed protégé of Glover.
September 14 10:16 AM
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.
September 07 10:03 AM
I met and visited Sen. McCain on one occasion at the invitation of Roemer. The meeting was at the former governor’s Baton Rouge office, and McCain made it very clear to me that he loved Louisiana.
September 07 10:03 AM
Many times the audiences have more candidate supporters than non-committed voters. Often, the candidates began to sound like “parrots” as they basically repeat what others have said. And with council forums, the candidates sometimes misunderstand their role as a council person and the limitations of the position versus the mayor.
August 31 09:36 AM
When I served as secretary of state back in the 1980s, I would often make fun of my friend, Lt. Gov. Bobby Freeman. If he were in attendance at a gathering, I would tell the crowd that I knew what the lieutenant governor did all day.
August 31 09:36 AM
The Hatch Act of 1939, officially titled “An Act to Prevent Political Activities,” is a United States federal law that prohibits federal employees from certain forms of political activity. A 1940 amendment extended the act to include certain employees of state and local governments whose positions are primarily paid for by federal dollars.
August 31 12:34 PM
"We've had several calls with the rating agencies over the past few months, and we were hopeful after our discussions that we would see an improvement," said Treasurer Schroder. "The better our ratings, the cheaper it is for the state to borrow money to pay for infrastructure and other projects.
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.
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.
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
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.
September 21 09:41 AM
On Sept. 9, a Shreveport police officer was working off-duty at Walmart and saw 45-year-old Michael Wayner Rowe of 2013 Lovers Lane walk out the front door with three steaks valued at $34.35 partially hidden in his pants and under his shirt..
September 21 09:41 AM
During the search, agents allegedly located 32 marijuana plants, grow lamps, grow tents, a water system and marijuana seeds..
September 21 09:41 AM
The complainant said that Pleasant pulled in front of her at Line Avenue and Kings Highway, and she turned into a Circle K. Pleasant then started yelling at her then blocked her into her parking space by pulling his vehicle behind hers..
September 21 09:41 AM
Post-Miranda, the subjects, identified as 22-year-old Diallo Armani Colton of 760 St. Peter Blvd. and 38-year-old Chrishon Ashley Blunt of 431 Hancock in Bossier City, denied knowledge of all items..
September 21 09:41 AM
Hartzo was also in possession of a green, leafy substance weighing approximately one gram and suspected to be marijuana in a black pipe that is commonly used to smoke marijuana..
September 21 09:41 AM
Quinton Damone Hill, 34, faced counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of schedule IV drugs (Tramadol) and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
September 21 09:41 AM
Within a day of the video’s release, Shreveport police received a tip from Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers that led investigators to identify one of the suspect’s as 18-year-old Gmerrio Underwood of the 6900 block of Castle Cove Drive.
September 21 09:41 AM
For most other sexual assault crimes with victims under the age of 17, to include cases of sexual battery; molestation, indecent behavior or felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile; or crimes against nature, the statute of limitations is 30 years from the time the juvenile victim attains the age of 18.
September 21 09:41 AM
During the investigation, officers found evidence that Harlow caused bruising to the child’s face and neck area while the child was in his care. Harlow was booked into the Bossier City jail and later transferred to the Bossier Parish jail. Bail is set at $75,000.

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September 14 10:16 AM
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.
September 14 10:16 AM
We all know that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church right now. Allegations of sexually abusive clergy are pouring in worldwide. Unfortunately, the roots of this terrible tragedy engulfing the Catholic Church have strong ties to the Bayou Sate.
September 14 10:16 AM
Jackson previously worked for former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, and then for Mayor Ollie Tyler for a few months before being terminated. From there, Jackson went to DRCHC. Reportedly, Glover helped him get this job; Jackson is a selfproclaimed protégé of Glover.

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