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  • Louisiana National Guard mobilizes flood response efforts

    June 5, 2015 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard began mobilizing its flood response efforts in Northwest Louisiana to assist emergency officials Friday. Governor Bobby Jindal and state emergency officials urged local officials and state agencies to take immediate steps to combat flooding and protect homes and important infrastructure. The... more »
  • Closings, evacuations ordered as Red River rises

    June 5, 2015 5:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Governor Bobby Jindal surveyed flooded areas near the Red River and met with emergency officials in Caddo and Bossier parishes Friday. According to KTBS-TV, the Red River is flowing into homes and businesses from Texarkana to Natchitoches, prompting road closings and evacuations. Caddo-Bossier authorities are taking more... more »
  • Jindal traveling to flood-wary Bossier, Caddo Parishes

    June 4, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is traveling to northwest Louisiana tomorrow to meet with officials in Caddo and Bossier Parishes about the quickly-rising Red River. Officials expect the river to crest at 35.5 feet this weekend in Shreveport. That is the highest level in 70 years. While... more »
  • Light plane crashes in Red River

    December 15, 2014 7:14 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a small plane crashed in Red River after its pilot reported landing gear problems. Detective Bobby Herring says the crash was reported just before 1:20 p.m. Sunday, after the airplane, attempting a landing at Shreveport's Downtown Airport. Herring said the pilot was told... 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 »
  • DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    August 29, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
  • DHH confirms 13 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    August 15, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday. The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
  • First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    July 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana health officials say a person in Shreveport has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. The gender of the victim has not been released at this time. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the... more »
  • Elderly couple killed in crash with train

    April 24, 2014 11:42 AM

    KEITHVILLE - An elderly couple died in a crash with a train in Caddo Parish. Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say 85 year old Wilson Evans and his wife, 79-year-old Kathleen Evans, died at the scene near Keithville. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Wilson Evans drove around the... more »
  • Shreveport man found guilty of three murders

    October 2, 2013 11:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of three brothers over an X-Box gaming system. A Caddo Parish jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday before finding Marcus Donte Reed guilty on 3 counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Jarquis... 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 »
  • Plan to buy former GM plant approved in Caddo

    August 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
  • Coroner: Girl, 3, dies from heat stroke

    July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Coroner Todd Thoma says a 3-year-old girl who was found dead inside of car Friday died of a heat stroke. However, Thoma has yet to rule if her death was accidental. The Times reports Shreveport police were called to the mother's house just after 4:30 p.m.,... more »
  • Student arrested after damaging restroom

    May 1, 2013 8:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Police say a Caddo Magnet High School student was arrested after being seen damaging a restroom at the school. Cpl. Marcus Hines tells The Times 18-year-old Justin Washer was escorted to the main office on Tuesday. Upon arrival, Hines says he began to get into a physical altercation with... more »
  • Teachers, staff return to school after drinking allegations

    April 23, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Three school days after six Northwood High School teachers and staff members were suspended amid allegations of drinking at a school-sponsored event, Caddo school officials say the employees will return to work. The Times reports the accusations surfaced last week after parents complained the female employees were drunk... more »
  • Ultra-light plane crashes in soybean field

    April 7, 2013 7:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A two-seater ultralight plane crashed into a soybean field in north Caddo Parish. The sheriff's office says the incident happened Saturday just before 8 p.m. after taking off from a private farm. Cpl. Mike Vaitkus says the plane had been experiencing mechanical issues for most of the day... more »
  • Man charged with selling bogus newspaper ads

    March 28, 2013 12:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A 61-year-old Minden man faces charges in at least six parishes and one Texas county in connection with an alleged scam that involved selling bogus newspaper ads. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says David Edward Dix is accused of going into several Caddo businesses and stating that he... more »
  • Teacher accused of showing student obscene pic

    March 27, 2013 11:06 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a teacher at Woodlawn High School has been booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on obscenity. Sheriff Steve Prator says Michael D. Parsons was overseeing in-school suspension at the high school on Feb. 13 where he allegedly showed an obscene photo to a... more »
  • State Fair drug arrests: 3 carnies, 5 others

    November 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw say a drug operation at the Louisiana State Fair netted three carnival workers and five fair-goers. Drug agents made the arrests on Saturday. Seven were booked with possessing a drug; 41-year-old Timothy Haley of Hawkins, Texas, was... more »
  • 2 dead in shootout with police

    October 24, 2012 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Two people are dead in an apparent domestic dispute that began in north Shreveport and ended in Caddo Parish after a police chase and shootout. Officials tell The Times the initial call, which came in at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday, reported a man who was threatening a woman with... more »
  • Caddo advances pajama, saggy pants legislation

    October 16, 2012 10:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Commission will decide Thursday whether to formally encourage businesses to prohibit patrons from wearing pajamas in their establishments. Commissioners voted during their work session Monday to give District 3's Michael Williams his due process and advance his resolution to their regular agenda. Earlier... more »
  • Teacher arrested on a simple battery charge

    April 20, 2012 11:11 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says a 48-year-old teacher at Green Oaks High School has been arrested and booked with simple battery of a student. Prator says Alvin Wallace of Shreveport was booked into Caddo Correctional Center Friday following an investigation by Det. Jackie Winston. Wallace's bond was... more »
  • Caddo Parish teacher booked with battery

    March 21, 2012 7:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies booked a teacher from Mansfield with simple battery of a student at the Academic Recovery School in Shreveport. Prator says 53-year-old Alvin Orlando Williams allegedly grabbed a student around the neck to keep him from leaving the classroom, causing scratches and... more »
  • Caddo to vote on green cards for Filipino teachers

    March 19, 2012 7:43 AM

    SHREVEPORT- The Caddo Parish School Board will vote this week on whether to sponsor 35 teachers from the Philippines for the "green card" that allows permanent U.S. residency. The board is expected to approve the plan. It says the teachers are well into their fourth year in Caddo Parish Schools,... more »
  • Caddo Parish train accident claims woman's life

    March 5, 2012 7:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a train accident that claimed a woman's life Sunday evening. Officials say the accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on a Union Pacific railroad track that crosses Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and runs behind subdivisions on the west side of Youree Drive... more »
  • Caddo sheriff's to sell unclaimed animals

    February 13, 2012 11:24 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Three horses and a donkey will be auctioned off after their owners either released them to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office or failed to claim their loose livestock. The sheriff's office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Deputies say one of the... more »
  • Caddo Parish wildfires contained

    September 7, 2011 2:24 PM

    Nine wildfires that swept through Caddo Parish on Labor Day have now been contained, that's according to Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain. Strain said the 16 crews called in from around the state contained the last of the fires by 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fires were located... more »
  • Wildfires burning in NW La.; 3 homes burned

    September 6, 2011 8:37 AM

    OIL CITY- Wildfires in northwestern Louisiana have burned at least 500 acres and three homes near the town of Ida and forced the evacuation of scores of residents. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said the fires started over the weekend in northern Caddo Parish. Firefighting crews were dispatched from... more »
  • House fire claims the life of Caddo Parish couple

    July 5, 2011 2:11 AM

    GREENWOOD- Investigators are looking into a house fire that killed a married couple in Caddo Parish. Officials say Elgin Ralph Elliott, 83, and Mary Elliott, 84, were in the home sleeping when the fire broke out around 9 p.m. in the 4700 block of Greenwood Heights Road. When... more »
  • Off-duty Caddo deputy nabs robbery suspect

    January 1, 2011 9:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Shreveport police are thanking a vigilant off-duty Caddo Parish Sheriff's deputy for his part in the capture of a bank robbery suspect. Police said a Capital One Bank branch in Shreveport was robbed Friday morning by a man who handed a teller a note indicating he was... more »

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