For those that read blogs, evaluating the perspective of the author can be helpful in determining the credibility and merit of a column. I suggest readers match up Elliott Stonecipher with this writer..
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
Patrol officers secured the scene and summoned violent-crimes investigators. Detectives learned that Edwards and his brother, 26-year-old Laquan Edwards, also of the 300 block of West 68th Street, were involved in a dispute, following which Laquan Edwards allegedly shot Calvin Edwards once with a handgun.
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.
Kevin Jerome Myles, 42, was convicted of aggravated incest by a five-woman, one-man jury in District Judge Brady D. O'Callaghan's courtroom, where he will return May 30 for further proceedings and post-trial motions..
DeSoto Sheriff Jayson Richardson and the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office take all reports regarding violence on any of the school campuses seriously. The incident was handled in a timely manner, and no one was in danger. The investigation is ongoing..
Following a jury trial, Jones was found guilty as charged and sentenced in May of 2017, to 10 years at hard labor, with one year to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Jones’s motions for new trial, postverdict judgment of acquittal and reconsideration of sentence were denied by the appeals court.
On April 8, the complainant allowed an acquaintance whom he knew as “Donnie” to borrow his 2004 Lincoln Navigator valued at $3,500 for seven hours, and Donnie agreed. But the suspect did not return the vehicle and refused to answer the phone or text messages.
Now I’ll admit that most of us do not regularly run down to our local supermarket to check on whether a fresh shipment of horsemeat has arrived. But I’m not all that enamored by eating nutria, a large rat, that is regularly publicized as a tasty dish by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
As the largest recipient of taxpayer dollars in Caddo Parish, the CPSB is indeed an important position. The school board generally receives less publicity than the Shreveport City Council or the Caddo Commission. And similarly, the “political importance” assigned to service as a school board member is the least appreciated.