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  • Woman accused of stealing from elderly Medicaid patient

    February 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell say a 51-year-old Bossier City woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $42,000 from an elderly Medicaid patient. Caldwell said in a news release that Connie Monts surrendered Tuesday to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators. He says Monts was booked with... more »
  • Search suspended for man who fell into river

    September 25, 2014 11:32 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City police have suspended a search of the Red River for a man who fell into it after a two-vehicle crash that happened on the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge. The crash happened about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a small pickup that was being pushed by four men and... more »
  • Man's body recovered from Red River

    April 2, 2014 10:42 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have recovered a body of an unidentified man floating in the Red River south of Bossier City. Deputies said Wednesday investigators are working to make a positive identification. The body was found around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. more »
  • Records confirm remains that of missing woman

    November 20, 2013 6:49 PM

    BENTON - Dental records confirm the human remains found in Webster Parish are that of 46-year-old Ann Bond, who was reported missing from Bossier City last week. Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his department Wednesday received confirmation of the identity from LSU forensic anthropologist Mary Manhein, who worked with... more »
  • Woman survives train collision

    October 20, 2013 5:01 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City police are investigating a traffic accident in which a driver escaped from her car just before it was struck by a train. A city news release says a witness told police that the Saturday night accident happened when a speeding Kia Optima left the roadway... more »
  • Bossier City nearly 1/3 through water meter change

    October 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - With nearly one-third of Bossier City's new, automated water meters installed, billing supervisor Judy Vetkoetter says most people who have called to complain about higher bills have been satisfied with the city's explanation. They're told the new meters are more accurate than the old ones - and... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Tribe quits deal for Louisiana casino

    February 4, 2013 7:21 PM

    An Indian tribe from Oklahoma walked away from a deal to buy the bankrupt DiamondJacks casino in Bossier City and a similar operation in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The deal was for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, part of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, claims in court papers the DiamondJacks operation had... more »
  • Bossier man jailed for claiming to be officer

    January 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    GREENWOOD- Claiming to be an officer resulted in not getting a ticket, but instead a trip to jail for a Bossier City man. The Times reports Greenwood police stopped 41-year-old Melvin Shupert on Interstate 20 Sunday for not having a license plate. Investigators say Shupert allegedly told the officer that... more »
  • Elderly couple found dead in apparent Bossier City murder-suicide

    January 28, 2013 7:49 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and... more »
  • 2 people found dead in Bossier City home

    January 28, 2013 5:26 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and woman... 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 »
  • Accountant accused of spending stolen $360K on strippers

    October 15, 2012 4:16 PM

    MINDEN - A 36-year-old Bossier City accountant is accused of stealing at least $360,000 from the Minden construction company where he worked, and allegedly gave much of the money to strippers. Webster Parish sheriff's Detective Scott Tucker tells the Minden Press-Herald that Murlin Dale Graham estimates about $10,000 of 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 »
  • Bossier City student arrested for posting threats to Facebook

    May 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    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 »
  • Woman arrested for hatchet-swinging road rage

    May 10, 2012 8:38 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City police got a Shreveport woman and the hatchet they say she used to chase and threatened two people after a road rage incident. Melissa Ann McSwain faces charges of aggravated assault and simple property damage. Police say the incident began Tuesday when McSwain almost hit... 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 »
  • Shreveport, Bossier City ban fireworks sales

    June 26, 2011 12:23 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Shreveport and Bossier City have banned fireworks sales through the end of June because of a drought and a forecast that calls for more hot, dry conditions. Shreveport Fire Chief Brian Crawford told The Times that it was a difficult decision because of the tradition of shooting... more »
  • Bossier bakers take their wares to cable TV

    February 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La.- On a normal day, Kim Wood bakes and sells sweet confections at Buttercups Cupcakes, the company she opened in Bossier City last year. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that on Tuesday night, Wood and assistant Mary Craig will be one of four teams seen competing for the... more »
  • Bossier City councilman arrested for fraud

    November 16, 2010 5:27 AM

    BENTON - A Bossier City councilman has been arrested on charges of bank fraud. Bossier City Councilman James "Chubby" Knight turned himself into police. The charges stem from an investigation into a secret shopper scam Knight claimed he was a victim of. Knight's attorney says he thinks the charges are... more »
  • Police probe death of Bossier baby

    September 30, 2010 8:08 AM

    Bossier City police are investigating the death of a newborn baby boy. Police and fire personnel responded to a call at a Bossier City home just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Bossier Coroner's office is also investigating and planned an autopsy to determine the cause of death. more »
  • La. store owner gets prison in counterfeiting case

    August 27, 2010 4:43 AM

    A Bossier City store owner has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for selling counterfeit goods at a mall. Dwight Anthony Reed was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his prison term. In 2005, police officers seized more than 380 counterfeit trademarked items from "Rockafellas," a... more »
  • Ethics charges dropped against PSC chairman

    August 25, 2010 6:08 AM

    State ethics officials have dropped charges against a state utility regulator who didn't file his required personal financial disclosure report on time. Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III has since filed the document, so the Louisiana Board of Ethics agreed not to pursue the charges. Boissiere still must pay late... more »
  • Bossier officer arrested in family altercation

    July 7, 2010 8:48 AM

    A Bossier City police sergeant has been arrested following a family altercation. A police spokesman tells The Times that James Cole was arrested Saturday after police responded to reports of a disturbance at Cole's mother's house in south Bossier City. After an argument with his mother, police say Cole allegedly... more »
  • Murder-suicide suspected in teens' deaths

    June 30, 2010 8:14 AM

    Authorities say parental pressure over a relationship may have contributed to a Bossier City teen couple's murder-suicide. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say an uncle found the bodies of the teens in a pickup about 5 p.m. Tuesday just north of Bossier City. The couple had been missing for several days.... more »
  • Bossier City lawsuits, settlements cost $1.7M

    June 9, 2010 7:22 AM

    Wrecks involving Bossier City employees cost the city nearly $1 million in the last five years. Many of those accidents -- including a 2006 head-on collision that resulted in a $240,000 payout -- involved the city's police department. Not all of the money, though, was paid out of Bossier City... more »
  • Bossier City proposes raising sewer rates

    June 9, 2010 7:14 AM

    Bossier City Council plans to raise city sewer rates by $8 per month, regardless of usage, and issue up to $82 million in sewer-related bonds. The fee would be $12 per month for a few subdivisions outside the city limits but to whom the city still supplies sewer. The city... more »
  • Bossier City police officer arrested

    April 22, 2010 10:49 AM

    A Bossier City police officer has been arrested for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery. Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says 23-year-old Jonathon Clark Rosson was taken into custody early Thursday morning after he went to his ex-girlfriend's house near Princeton. Deen says Rosson told... more »
  • Louisiana lands another big national tournament

    March 29, 2010 9:13 AM

    The Shreveport-Bossier City area landed yet another national bass finishing tournament, thanks in part to the success of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic held in the area. BASS recently announced that the 2010 Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship, the biggest tournament of the year for grass roots BASS competition, is being... more »
  • Appeal filed in Bossier officer's reinstatement

    February 26, 2010 7:56 AM

    Bossier City officials are appealing the reinstatement of a fired police officer. Officer Phillip Vernon had been fired after the arrest of attorney Sherb Sentell at a Bossier casino last fall, following an alleged domestic dispute. At the time, Sentell was an assistant district attorney in Webster Parish. The state... more »
  • Bossier-born filmmakers on hometown location

    February 25, 2010 5:13 AM

    Independent filmmakers Blayne Weaver and Brandon Barrera have returned to Bossier City to make their fourth movie. They say Louisiana's film incentives played a big part in their decision, but being hometown boys is a big help, too. Weaver says they've gotten amazing deals because they're from Bossier City. Barrera... more »
  • Shreveport-Bossier lands 2012 Bassmaster Classic

    February 18, 2010 7:56 AM

    With a lure of record crowds, Northwest Louisiana has landed the 2012 Bassmaster Classic. BASS vice president and general manager Tom Ricks says the group will be partnering again with the Shreveport Regional Sports Authority, which helped put on the 2009 Classic. Last year's Classic attracted 137,700 visitors, obliterating the... more »
  • Woman killed in single car crash

    February 11, 2010 6:07 AM

    Bossier City police are investigating a deadly car crash that killed a 50-year-old woman. Police say the woman was driving eastbound on the Industrial Drive Extension when the vehicle crashed through a barricade where the road comes to a dead end. The car then rolled over several times in a... more »
  • Bossier City cuts millions from construction plans

    February 8, 2010 8:03 AM

    Bossier City plans to spend $18 million less on construction projects this year to save money because of ongoing fiscal problems. The Times of Shreveport reports that means citizens might not have as many new parks and other projects to look forward to in the near term. Mayor Lorenz "Lo"... more »
  • Bossier firefighter booked with terrorizing ex-wife

    February 5, 2010 12:22 PM

    Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a Bossier City firefighter has been booked with terrorizing and cyber-stalking his ex-wife. A news release says 39-year-old David Allen Desadier of Doyline is in the parish jail, his bond set at $205,000. Authorities say he allegedly beat up his ex-wife in... more »
  • Bossier mayor can't get hiring freeze exemption

    February 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    The Bossier City Council rejected a hiring freeze exemption for the mayor. Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker's secretary is retiring. He says the job is critical to day-to-day functioning, and he wants the best person. Council president Don "Bubba" Williams said other departments had to lay off workers. He says the... more »
  • Two arrested in phone-card scam

    February 4, 2010 6:29 AM

    Alexandria Police have arrested two men who they say scammed a Texas man out of $19,000. Police say 26-year-old Abdel J. Yousef of Metairie and 31-year-old Saed Mousa Yousef of Bossier City have been charged with theft of more than $500. Police say the Katy, Texas, man arranged to meet... more »
  • Woman accused of checking girl out of school for sex date

    January 28, 2010 10:51 AM

    A woman in Bossier City, La. is accused of posing as a high school student's mom to check her out of school for a sex date. Maria Torres-Rivera, 22, is accused of setting the girl up with her brother. Police in Bossier City say they found the 16-year-old girl... more »
  • Flooding possible near Bossier City

    November 1, 2009 6:33 PM

    Officials in Bossier City asked residents near the Red Chute Bayou levee to leave their homes Sunday, as water topped the levee and a breach seemed possible. Emergency officials spent the weekend fortifying weak spots in the levee. A shelter is open at a nearby school. Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Escapee injures himself

    October 4, 2009 7:36 PM

    A Bossier Parish city jail inmate jumped out of a jail van at 55 mph and was seriously injured, Bossier Parish sheriff's spokesman Ed Basswell said Sunday. Claude Martin James, 45, of Bossier City was listed in fair condition at LSU Hospital in Shreveport. James was one of... more »
  • Deadly shooting in Bossier City

    October 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    Two Bossier City police officers have been involved in a shooting that killed an assault suspect. The shooting is now under investigation. The unarmed suspect is accused of assaulting a 77-year-old woman at a Bossier City drugstore. When the suspect was stopped in his vehicle, authorities say he got out... more »
  • Mold forces airmen out of dorms

    September 18, 2009 11:13 AM

    Mold remediation is under way at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. A release from 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs says it spread through two dormitories this summer. More than 140 airmen have been told to move out, but the Air Force says the mold doesn't pose a... more »

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