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  • Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    July 29, 2014 11:02 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... 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 »
  • Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    July 24, 2014 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says Connie Wilson Johnson died Wednesday of blunt force trauma from the collapse of the limb. Neighbors said Johnson was walking down... more »
  • Deputy: Alleged meth dealer had 1,800 silver bars

    June 4, 2014 3:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 1,852 silver bars have been confiscated from a Shreveport man accused of dealing drugs. Lt. Carl Townley says investigators believe the one-ounce ingots probably were bought to launder drug money. Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw held a news conference Wednesday... more »
  • Child hit by Caddo school bus dies

    May 16, 2014 8:39 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus. Cpl. Marcus Hines says Brenden Houston was pronounced dead at University Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Hines says Houston was hit after he exited the Caddo Parish school bus. He says the driver,... more »
  • New sponsor restores Independence Bowl name

    February 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Independence Bowl Foundation officials say Duck Commander, the company run by the stars of the reality television series "Duck Dynasty," is the new title sponsor of Shreveport's annual college football bowl game. Officials say Duck Commander chief operating officer Willie Robertson also has agreed to bring back the... more »
  • Stretches of interstate closed for cold weather

    February 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - State traffic officials closed two sections of interstates in northwest Louisiana Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of wintry weather. DOTD closed portions of I-49 in Caddo Parish, and I-220 in Caddo and Bossier parishes. They said this would let them focus their available resources on priority routes with... more »
  • Man charged with 50 counts of child porn

    January 10, 2014 5:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man faces 50 counts of child pornography and possibly life in jail, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Detectives arrested 61-year-old Paul Baker for violating a state law that forbids people to produce, distribute or possess pornography involving juveniles. Baker faces up to 20 years... more »
  • Bandits dressed as Darth Vader rob dollar store

    January 10, 2014 2:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are on the lookout for a couple of thieves dressed as Darth Vader. Police tell KTBS TV the pair robbed a Dollar General store around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The suspects are described as black males, both approximately six-feet tall, wearing all dark clothing and the star... more »
  • Shreveport student brings loaded gun clip to school

    January 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A student at Youree Drive Middle School in Shreveport has been arrested after allegedly bringing a 9mm clip loaded with bullets to campus. The school was locked down for nearly two hours Wednesday as police searched for weapons after authorities discovered the gun magazine. Caddo Parish Schools System officials... more »
  • Police: woman stabbed husband

    December 19, 2013 5:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport woman has been booked with second-degree murder after an investigation into the fatal stabbing of her husband earlier this month. Police had been called to the home of 60-year-old Louie Cobb and 47-year-old Linda Cobb on Dec. 4. Louie Cobb was hospitalized with a stab wound... more »
  • Child pornography suspect captured

    December 17, 2013 11:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A child pornography suspect has been captured in north Louisiana. The suspect was wanted by U.S. Immigration investigators. Federal authorities said the suspect was arrested Monday evening at a residence near Jonesboro. Nearly 50 tips to homeland security investigators helped lead to the arrest. more »
  • Medical helicopter crashes in Shreveport

    November 9, 2013 5:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A helicopter crashed during a test flight near the Shreveport Downtown Airport. Three people were on board the chopper and suffered minor injuries. Angie Willhite of the Shreveport Police said after takeoff the Life Air crew had mechanical problems which led to the crash that was called... 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 »
  • Sentencing Thursday for 2 former councilmen

    September 23, 2013 9:48 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Former Monroe City Councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert Stevens are scheduled to be sentenced this week for accepting bribe payments. The News-Star reports they are set to appear for sentencing at the federal courthouse in Shreveport on Thursday. They each face up to 20 years in prison. Gilmore and... more »
  • Shreveport girl struck by a stray bullet

    September 17, 2013 11:07 AM

    SHREVEPORT - An 8-year-old girl was struck by a bullet as she slept inside of her Shreveport. The Times reports the shooting happened late Monday night. Police say the girl was in the bed when she was struck by a bullet. Police say the bullet struck the victim in the... more »
  • Firefighter injured in Shreveport fire

    September 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport firefighter suffered minor injuries as the fire department battled a morning blaze. Firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant house in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood, about 5 a.m. Monday. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. That blaze spread to a home next... more »
  • Teleperformance expands its Shreveport center

    September 13, 2013 3:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - New jobs are coming to Shreveport. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Travis Coates, executive vice president of operations at Teleperformance, on Friday to announce the company's creation of 740 new jobs for its Shreveport customer contact center over the next two years. The move, Jindal said, will bring total... more »
  • School bus wreck sends 7 to hospital

    September 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A school bus accident in Shreveport sent seven to the hospital, including five Summerfield Elementary students. The Times reports fire and police responded the accident at 7:29 a.m. Friday on Mansfield Road involving a school bus and car. Police say the female driver of a car traveling northbound... more »
  • 2 officers sue Shreveport, claim arrest quotas set

    September 7, 2013 1:06 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Two Shreveport police officers are suing the city and the police chief, saying the police department sets quotas to measure how many traffic stops and arrests its officers are making. The suit, which represents only one side of a legal argument, also says officers who make their quota... more »
  • Raises to be considered for Southern System employees

    September 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of employees in the Southern University System may soon get raises. On Friday, the Southern Board of Supervisors will consider across the board salary increases for faculty and staff at Southern's Law School, Ag Center and New Orleans campus. The raises will be up... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan approved

    September 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal Administration can move forward with the privatization of LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe after getting approval from the Civil Service Commission today. It was the final step needed for an October 1 date for an outsourcing contract. It also allows LSU to... more »
  • Search for boater in Cross Lake continues

    August 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Rescue efforts turned into recovery efforts Sunday as Shreveport fire and police divers brought in a cadaver dog to assist with the search for a boater who went missing late Saturday. The search resumed Monday. The Times reports authorities searched Sunday for the unidentified missing boater who reportedly went... more »
  • Shreveport employee to get back wages from T.G.I. Fridays

    August 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and... more »
  • Ex-LSU hospitals' employees can re-apply Aug. 5

    July 28, 2013 7:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - More than 2,300 employees at LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe can start applying for jobs with the hospitals' new operator starting August 5. Biomedical Research Foundation Hospital Holding Co. will take over management of the former public hospitals October 1. That nonprofit, a subsidiary of Biomedical Research... more »
  • LSU to vote on practice organization

    July 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A nonprofit corporation will represent LSU School of Medicine doctors who see patients at former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. LSU System supervisors Friday will vote on creating a faculty practice organization for LSU Health Shreveport. Sally Croom, an LSU Health Shreveport spokeswoman, says the proposal... more »
  • Honeywell to expand operations in Louisiana

    July 15, 2013 1:20 PM

    GONZALES - Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies announced today that it will expand its operations in Louisiana. Company President and CEO, Andreas Kramvis joined Governor Bobby Jindal to present the plan. The company says it will invest $208 million at facilities in Geismar, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. ... 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 »
  • Justice Department sues La. pharmaceutical company

    June 20, 2013 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Justice Department has sued to block a Louisiana pharmaceutical company from distributing drugs that the government claims are misbranded and haven't been approved by regulators. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court says the Food and Drug Administration inspected facilities of Sage Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Shreveport... more »
  • Taxpayers could spend more on hospitals

    June 5, 2013 11:19 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Taxpayers could end up spending three times more to support a foundation that's taking over LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The Times reports Biomedical Research Foundation could earn about $8.6 million a year, up from $2.9 million, if LSU System supervisors approve a new contract to... more »
  • Man arrested for allegedly sending nude images

    June 3, 2013 12:39 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's detectives have arrested a 26-year-old Shreveport man for allegedly sending nude images of himself to three juvenile girls. Deputies tell The Times Derek Austin Boyd was arrested Friday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on three counts of indecent behavior with juveniles. His bond... more »
  • Man abandons in-gear car during traffic stop

    May 31, 2013 11:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport are trying to determine why a man abandoned his car, leaving it in gear as he fled what started out as a routine traffic stop. The car rolled away, coming to a stop atop a guard rail on Shreveport's Portland Street Bridge. Nobody injuries were... more »
  • Toxic letters sent to Bloomberg from Shreveport

    May 29, 2013 7:42 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Officials say two threatening letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin and were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport. New York City police said Wednesday the anonymous letters were opened Friday in New York at the city's mail facility and Sunday... more »
  • Four injured in five car accident in Shreveport

    May 28, 2013 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A five-car accident sent four people to the LSU hospital in Shreveport. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Monday on the Terry Bradshaw Passway. Witnesses say the initial crash involved two cars, but other crashes followed as drivers failed to get around the initial wreckage. Two of the... more »
  • Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting at Shreveport apartment complex

    May 8, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex. The shooting was reported Tuesday night at Shreveport's Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. Authorities responded to reports of a fight at the complex about 45 minutes prior to the shooting, but found nothing and left the scene. Police returned... more »
  • Shreveport student arrested for bringing gun to school

    May 7, 2013 11:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport high school student is facing charges after taking a handgun on a school campus. Police tell The Times that the 17-year-old Fair Park High School student was arrested Friday after authorities found a .22 caliber handgun in his backpack. Authorities took the weapon and arrested the... 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 »
  • Shreveport's overall crime rate drops

    April 25, 2013 8:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT- The latest statistics show the Shreveport's overall crime rate is on the decline. The Times reports there was a 9 percent reduction in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the first quarter of last year. When broken down by types of crimes, most notable is a... 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 »
  • Shreveport fire victim dies of burns

    April 22, 2013 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Fire officials say a 65-year-old Shreveport man burned in a fire has died of his injuries. Assistant to the Chief Fred Sanders identified the victim as Jeremiah Dudley. Sanders tells The Times firefighter responding to a call at 1 a.m. Sunday and found Dudley in the living room of... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2 sentenced in shooting death of Shreveport teen

    March 27, 2013 8:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Two Shreveport men will be spending the next six decades behind bars following their sentencing for second-degree murder in Caddo Parish District Court. Joshua D. Brooks and Paul Anthony Jones, both 20, were sentenced this week by Judge Joseph Bleich to 60 years in prison at hard labor without... more »
  • Shreveport teen booked on rape charge

    March 15, 2013 8:28 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A teen boy is behind bars on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl at Woodlawn High School. Police say the incident happened about 9 a.m. Wednesday on the school campus. Few details about the incident are being released, but Caddo deputies say the 14-year-old was arrested and booked... more »
  • Independence Bowl to become Advocare V100 Bowl

    February 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Independence Bowl is changing its name to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl as part of a new sponsorship deal. The Independence Bowl Foundation and AdvoCare, who announced the deal jointly on Thursday, say the agreement is aimed at rebranding the bowl and helping it grow into one of... more »
  • Track coach accused of inappropriate relationship

    January 24, 2013 11:31 AM

    DOYLINE- The track and cross country coach at Doyline High School has been arrested and booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile. A news outlet in Shreveport reports 29-year-old William Andrew Major was arrested Wednesday by Webster Parish Sheriff's detectives. Major is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a... more »
  • Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Frank Page dies Play Video

    January 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride - the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry - has died. Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized... more »
  • Startup auto company moving into former GM plant

    January 3, 2013 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A startup car company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport, where it would build three-wheeled, low-price vehicles. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that Elio is buying part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking car. The company says the two-seat... more »
  • GM plant being sold in Shreveport

    January 2, 2013 10:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport and Caddo Parish officials say the former General Motors assembly plant has a buyer that plans thousands of vehicle assembly jobs with good pay. Assistant Parish Administrator Randy Lucky says the buyer expects to bring 1,500 jobs by the end of the second quarter and 3,000 within... more »
  • Shreveport homicides, 20 for 2 consecutive years

    January 1, 2013 8:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport has recorded the same number of homicides as it did last year. The Dec. 21 killing of Larry Patterson brought this year's homicide count to 20, matching 2011's total and 10 less killings than occurred in 2010. The last two years' numbers represent the lowest... more »
  • Ohio whips ULM 45-14 to win Independence Bowl

    December 28, 2012 4:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship ran for four scores, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday. Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second... more »
  • Shreveport woman accused of stealing from church

    December 5, 2012 7:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport woman has been arrested on charges she stole more than $100,000 from a local church. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Evelyn Brown, a volunteer treasurer at Broadmoor Christian Church in Shreveport, fraudulently accessed church bank accounts and transferred roughly $104,000 into an unused... more »
  • Town evacuates as authorities relocate explosives

    December 3, 2012 7:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities have resumed the transfer of an estimated 6 million pounds of improperly stored explosive material at a northwest Louisiana industrial site. State police say the movement of the explosive "M6" propellant began again at daybreak Monday at Camp Minden in rural Webster Parish after being suspended before... more »
  • Shreveport man hurt in plane crash

    November 26, 2012 3:47 PM

    DERIDDER - The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Sunday is recovering in a hospital in Rapides Parish. Beauregard Parish Chief Deputy Joe Toler says James Murrell of Shreveport has broken bones, a punctured lung and cuts to his face. He says Murrell was pulled from the wreckage... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Shreveport police say child struck by patrol car

    November 1, 2012 2:46 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities in Shreveport say an 11-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a police car. The accident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday. Police said the girl was standing in the street when a patrol car topped a small hill. Officials said the officer at the... 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 »
  • Investigators: Woman set herself on fire

    October 23, 2012 5:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities said today that their investigation revealed a woman who claimed she'd been set on fire by three men in Franklin Parish had actually set herself on fire. Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was in critical condition today after the incident this past weekend. Police said she'd told then... more »
  • La. Tech brings perfect record into game with A&M

    October 12, 2012 11:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech were supposed to meet to open the season, when neither team was a Top 25 candidate. On Saturday, when the Aggies and Bulldogs play their game that was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac, both teams are ranked and ready to move up. For... more »
  • Shreveport waits for Isaac's arrival

    August 29, 2012 3:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Isaac should be a tropical depression by the time it reaches Shreveport. The weather service is predicting 30 to 40 mph winds will be moving into the area from Toledo Bend to Monroe Wednesday night through Thursday. Heavy rainfall... more »
  • Woman's body found in truck

    August 6, 2012 1:10 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating the death of a woman found inside of a parked truck. Sgt. Bill Goodin tells The Times the unidentified woman's body was found just before 3 a.m. Monday. Goodin says the woman, between 35 to 40 years old, was in a white pickup parked in... more »
  • Man tries to steal car full of cops

    August 2, 2012 5:37 PM

    SHREVEPORT - State Police arrested a man after they said he tried to steal an unmarked police car while three officers were inside. "He's not one of your smarter ones," Chris Turner with the U.S. Marshals Office told KTBS-TV in Shreveport. Trooper Matt Harris said yesterday Joshua Adam... more »
  • DA: Stromile Swift admits stalking, on probation

    July 24, 2012 9:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Former NBA player Stromile Swift has been placed on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to stalking a Shreveport woman. The District Attorney's Office tells The Times the 32-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to one count of stalking, and Judge Ramona Emanuel gave him a suspended six-month jail... more »
  • Southern-Shreveport approved for tuition hike

    July 13, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top higher education board has agreed to let Southern University at Shreveport raise tuition by 10 percent this fall, joining nearly every other public college campus in the state. The Board of Regents had refused to approve the increase because officials said Southern's Shreveport campus fell... more »
  • Life sentence in shooting death of 17-month-old

    July 5, 2012 4:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 shooting death of a 17-month-old boy. Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Paul Johnson was found guilty June 27 by a Caddo Parish jury of second-degree murder in the death of LeGary Adams. KTBS television reports that state District... more »
  • Delta increases flights to and from Shreveport

    June 4, 2012 2:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Delta Air Lines will offer 10 flights daily from Shreveport Regional Airport to Memphis and Atlanta hubs beginning in July. Seven of the flights will serve the Atlanta hub, and three will serve the Memphis hub. This is the first time since 2004 that Delta has offered that... more »
  • Shreveport businessman jailed pending trial

    May 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport businessman is in jail awaiting trial on charges that he concealed nearly $2 million from his creditors and laundered the money to buy a boat and a stake in a private jet. The Times reports a federal judge on Friday revoked the pretrial release of 55-year-old... more »
  • Moderate earthquake felt in Shreveport

    May 17, 2012 9:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A moderate 4.3 earthquake with an epicenter in east Texas was felt in Shreveport today. The earthquake was roughly seventy miles west of the Louisiana state line and struck in the predawn morning hours. There are no reports of injuries, but News 2 did obtain photos of... 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 »
  • Shreveport to display Titanic artifacts

    April 16, 2012 8:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center plans to offer displays of about 300 objects from the doomed luxury liner Titanic in September. The Times reports the artifacts are coming to Sci-Port as part of a 5,500-item collection amassed by Premier Exhibitions. The science center staff doesn't know yet what items... more »
  • Westbound I-20 lane to close this week

    April 10, 2012 8:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The morning commute in Shreveport will be disrupted. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed the westbound inside lane of I-20 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning Wednesday. The work begins at the Texas State line and proceeds to Highway 526. The lane will remain... more »
  • Police: Woman throws baby through vehicle's open window

    April 9, 2012 4:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A 29-year-old Shreveport woman is behind bars after allegedly throwing her 10-month-old baby into a stopped car through an open window. Shreveport police say the baby's father told investigators that he was in the front seat and caught the child when it was thrown to him, but the... more »
  • Man convicted of dumping waste into Red River

    March 22, 2012 8:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A federal jury has convicted a Shreveport man of several violations including the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the Red River. The Times reports John Tuma, former president of ARKLA Disposal Services Inc. was convicted Wednesday of dumping wastewater without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater into Shreveport's... more »
  • Judge denies DA recusal motion

    March 19, 2012 11:14 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Caddo Parish district judge has denied a woman's request to recuse the district attorney in her first-degree murder case. The Times reports defense lawyers for 19-year-old Alasundria Avery contended the district attorney shouldn't be able to prosecute the case because of a conflict of interest. They claim the... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested for possession of weapon, alcohol

    March 14, 2012 11:37 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and faces several charges after authorities found him in possession of a weapon and alcohol at a Shreveport elementary school. The Shreveport Police Department says the juvenile was arrested Tuesday after school officials at Werner Park Elementary notified police that the student had... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested in rape of young girl

    March 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Sheriff Steve Prator said Monday that 30-year-old Dameon Taylor was arrested Friday on one count of aggravated rape. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. Bond was set at $1 million. Prator,... more »
  • La. state fair officials choose new ride operator

    February 29, 2012 11:03 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Louisiana state fair officials say they are going with a new ride operator, but denied the move was because of last year's ride accident. State Fair of Louisiana General Manager Chris Giordano said Tuesday that Crabtree Amusements is a family-owned ride operation company from Staples, Texas, will run the... more »
  • Parade planned for Oscar winners

    February 28, 2012 8:40 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport is planning a parade to honor Moonbot Studios - the animation studio that won an Oscar for its movie, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." Mayor Cedric Glover said in a city council meeting Monday the plans had been in the works before William Joyce... more »
  • Shreveport's Moonbot Studios brings home Oscar

    February 27, 2012 7:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT - When the Oscar for Best Animated short film was awarded, it gave a lot of people in Shreveport reason to celebrate. That's because Shreveport's Moonbot Studios' William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg won the golden statue for "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," Moonbot employees held their... more »
  • Shreveport man gets life for infant's death

    February 14, 2012 7:08 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 22-year-old Shreveport man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his infant son. Grady Thornton was convicted last week of second-degree murder for the killing of his 3-month-old son, Terrell. Thornton was sentenced Monday after state District Judge Scott Crichton denied a defense... more »
  • 2 Shreveport police officers fired, face criminal charges

    February 11, 2012 5:39 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw has fired two officers currently facing criminal charges in separate incidents. Shaw fired 46-year-old Sgt. Joey Willis and 30-year-old Officer Jeffrion Smith after separate disciplinary conferences Friday. Willis, a 21-year department veteran, was indicted Jan. 25 on six federal charges related to his... more »
  • Mom says she still thinks son not guilty of murder

    February 7, 2012 8:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The mother of newly convicted killer Robert Coleman told a jury in Shreveport she still believes her son is not guilty of killing a retired minister in 2003. Birgie Bracey was testifying Monday in the penalty phase of Coleman's first-degree murder trial. He was convicted Friday for the... more »
  • 105th State Fair of Louisiana opens in Shreveport

    October 27, 2011 2:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The 105th annual State Fair of Louisiana is getting under way in Shreveport. Opening Thursday, the fair runs through Nov. 13. The fair, founded in 1906, boasts the state's largest livestock show and carnival It also features concerts and rodeo competitions. This year's theme is "A... more »
  • Pregnant mother booked in 1-year-old's death

    October 24, 2011 8:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A pregnant 19-year-old has been booked into the Shreveport City Jail in connection with the death of her 1-year-old daughter. The woman was arrested after police received a call Friday about an injured child who was brought to LSU Hospital in Shreveport. The child was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Crane topples onto nursing home in Shreveport

    September 19, 2011 12:45 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - No residents were injured when a construction crane toppled onto the lobby of a health center at a Shreveport nursing home. The accident occurred about 10:20 a.m. Monday at The Oaks, a retirement community operated by Willis-Knighton Health System. Charlie Cavell, Willis-Knighton spokesman, tells The... more »
  • Pedestrian killed in I-20 crash

    August 21, 2011 9:43 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- A tractor trailer crash involving two pedestrians on Interstate 20 claimed the life of 25-year-old man from Shreveport. Police said 22-year-old Nicholas Johnson of Ruston was on the westbound shoulder of I-20 with a flat tire and his friend, Brandon Hewitt, who came to help. While... more »
  • Fallen hero remembered in Shreveport

    August 13, 2011 7:39 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Family members paid tribute to a fallen hero today. Flags lined the streets of Shreveport to honor Navy Chief Pettey Officer Robert Reeves and 29 other U.S. troops who died when Taliban insurgents shot down their military helicopter. Mourners held flags mourning their loss. more »
  • Man gets death sentence in dismemberment killing

    August 6, 2011 4:52 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Eric Mickelson has been sentenced to death for strangling a World War II veteran whose body was dismembered and left in trash containers. A Caddo Parish jury returned the sentence Friday night for Mickelson in the death of 86-year-old Charles Martin. The jury convicted Mickelson of first-degree murder... more »

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