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  • Former Bossier Parish sheriff, 2 others indicted

    September 25, 2014 7:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A federal grand jury has indicted former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen and two owners of Blakey Auto Plex LLC in connection with an alleged scheme to enrich themselves through their handling of a public vehicle. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says the indictment lists Deen and co-defendants Clinton... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • Body found in Red River identified

    April 3, 2014 11:48 AM

    BENTON - A body found in the Red River has been identified as a man who's been missing more than a week. 22 year-old Glen Bowens was reported missing on March 24. The body was found Tuesday night about a mile south of Red River South Marina on U.S.... more »
  • Armored car employee facing theft charges

    September 18, 2013 12:07 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - An employee of an armored car company is facing more theft charges today for stealing deposit bags full of cash. 34 year old Robert Posey was arrested in Caddo Parish yesterday, accused of stealing a deposit bag containing $60,000. Today, he was arrested in Bossier Parish... more »
  • Half Bossier police crashes were the cop's fault

    September 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    BENTON - The Times reports that Bossier City police officers and employees were at fault in more than half of the crashes involving their vehicles since 2011. The newspaper reports that an analysis of city data shows most of those accidents were minor. It says police vehicles were involved in... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in Bossier Parish

    August 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on Louisiana Highway 527 in Bossier Parish. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Andrew Burks of Elm Grove was killed when he was hit by a car on Friday night. The news... more »
  • Superintendent Gets $50K Raise

    August 17, 2013 11:49 AM

    BENTON - The Bossier Parish School Board has approved a $50,000 pay bump for Superintendent D.C. Machen. The increase brings Machen's annual salary to $180,000 - up from $130,000 he's earned since taking the position in 2009. The board also agreed to extend his contract through December 2016 and will... more »
  • 200 gallons of gas spilled in Bossier Parish

    June 18, 2013 2:22 PM

    BENTON- Hazardous materials crews are on the scene of a gas spill in Bossier Parish. Lt. Bill Davis of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened just before noon at an Exxon gas station on Highway 3 at Highway 162. KTBS-TV reports a motorist apparently hit a hose attached... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly making bomb threat

    June 14, 2013 8:58 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Investigators with the Bossier City Police and Fire Departments have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to the offices of the University of Phoenix located at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The Times reports Tanner Jerome Raney, of Bossier City was arrested Thursday on a... more »
  • 2 Bossier Parish schools buildings to close

    April 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    BENTON- Two Bossier Parish school facilities will close at the end of this school year in an effort to cut costs. The Times reports the Bossier Parish School Board unanimously approved the closure of Charlotte Mitchell Education Center and Bossier Learning Center -- the district's adult education program. The move... more »
  • Youth shelter employee arrested on sex charge

    April 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Bossier City police say a Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter employee was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at the facility. Police say 36-year-old Jermario Tywhunn Jefferson, of Shreveport, was booked Saturday with molestation of a juvenile. Jefferson is being held in the... more »
  • Woman accused of hitting co-worker with bottle

    March 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- A Shreveport woman is accused of battery after police say she hit a co-worker with a bottle of steak sauce. Bossier City police say 30-year-old Lashonda Turner and 23-year-old Heather Mattingly were working at steak house Sunday when they got into an argument and Turner allegedly grabbed a... more »
  • Search for man who took girlfriend's children

    March 27, 2013 11:19 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say a man who took off with his girlfriend's three children following a domestic dispute dropped them off at their grandmother's house. The children were not harmed. Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said the man is not the biological... more »
  • Bossier Teacher Arrested

    March 25, 2013 11:14 AM

    HAUGHTON - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Haughton teacher for allegedly having sexual conduct with a 17-year-old student over the past few weeks. Lt. Bill Davis says 28-year-old Jessica Banet, a teacher at Princeton Elementary School and one of the coaches of the girls' softball team for Haughton... more »
  • 2 people found dead in Bossier City home

    January 28, 2013 2:06 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Two people have been found dead inside a home in Bossier City. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says that an elderly couple lived in the home. Their identities have not been released. Authorities responded to the home about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped at the... more »
  • Bossier City bookkeeper arrested for theft

    November 9, 2012 3:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Bossier City bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing $100,000 from her employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator tells The Times that 48-year-old Theresa Robinson was arrested Thursday for theft after her employer, Bailey Bark Materials, conducted an audit of company funds that allegedly linked Robinson to the... more »
  • 'Billy the Exterminator' faces La. drug charges

    June 5, 2012 4:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say William "Billy" Bretherton, star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator," has been arrested in Bossier City, La., on drug possession charges. City spokesman Mark Natale says a warrant was issued last week for Bretherton and his wife, Mary, after items recovered from... more »
  • Threat on Facebook, student arrested

    May 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police say a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School has been arrested after school officials found a posting on Facebook describing violent threats to the high school. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the teen was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terrorizing after posting a detailed sketch... more »
  • Series of church burglaries, man arrested

    April 24, 2012 12:10 PM

    BOSSIER CITY- Bossier City police have arrested a 27-year-old man on burglary charges for breaking into at least five churches over the past several weeks. Some of the churches were burglarized multiple times. The churches included Barksdale Methodist Church, Waller Baptist Church, Bossier Church of Christ, Bossier Church... more »
  • Tot with pot shows up at Head Start with drugs

    April 20, 2012 5:54 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police in Bossier City say a 3-year-old showed up at the Head Start center he regularly attends with marijuana and a prescription anti-anxiety drug. An investigation led to the arrest of the boy's mother and three other people. Police were called to the Head Start Center Thursday... more »
  • Sheriff: Woman married to three men at once

    December 1, 2010 11:02 AM

    BENTON, La. - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 35-year-old Bossier City woman on two counts of bigamy. Sheriff Larry Deen says Bridget K. Mize was taken into custody Tuesday after she admitted to investigators that she is currently married to three different men. Deen said Mize also admitted... more »
  • Stolen car police chase

    July 19, 2010 11:39 AM

    A 23-year old Haughton man was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted homicide of a police officer after he ran into two police units. Officers say they were trying to stop a stolen car on La. Hwy 157 Sunday, when Javis Dontreal Jones rammed a deputy's car... more »
  • Woman trapped in flash flood

    July 18, 2010 9:17 AM

    Strong thunderstorms caused flash flooding in some parts of the Shreveport-Bossier region. A woman had to be rescued after she was trapped on top of her car in Shreveport on Saturday. Witnesses told an area TV station that firefighters were able to rescue the woman by boat. In... more »

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