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  • LSU seeking to oust operator of Shreveport, Monroe hospitals

    September 24, 2015 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is seeking to end its deal with the private operator of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals. The university system sent formal notice Thursday to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana that it considers the hospital manager in breach of its contract. It gave the... more »
  • Caddo Parish detective makes arrest in 35-year-old homicide

    September 14, 2015 4:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man is jailed on a second-degree murder charge in a homicide that occurred 35 years ago. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release, said the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested 62-year-old Jimmy Lee Tigues on Monday at a Shreveport home. Tigues was booked... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • Fallen officer given hero's welcome in return home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police, EMS, firefighters and civilians lined I-10 in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon to honor a fallen soldier as his body was returned home. Many stood at attention outside their cars when Officer Thomas LaValley's body passed by on its way from Shreveport to a funeral home... more »
  • Funeral set for Monday in St. Amant for slain police officer

    August 6, 2015 10:36 PM

    ST. AMANT- Funeral services and burial will happen Sunday and Monday in Ascension Parish for a local man who moved away, became a cop in Shreveport and was murdered on duty Wednesday night. Thomas LaValley , 29, was shot multiple times responding to a suspicious person in a house.... more »
  • In St. Amant, slain officer's family holds candlelight vigil check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 8:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police arrested the man accused of shooting and killing a Shreveport police officer Thursday afternoon, according to reports. KTBS reported police arrested 27-year-old Grover Cannon at a home on Jackson Street. He faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 29-year-old Officer Thomas LaValley Wednesday night. ... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested for exploitation of his mother

    August 2, 2015 1:04 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Caddo Parish authorities say a Shreveport man has been arrested for exploitation of the infirmed for allegedly stealing from his 86-year-old mother. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says in a news release that 64-year-old Paul Brown was arrested Wednesday on a warrant. Prator says Brown allegedly used his... more »
  • Hospital manager offers rebuttal to LSU mismanagement claims

    July 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The manager of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, accused by university leaders of not fulfilling its contract terms, says it has sought to bring in an outside mediator to work out the disputes. But the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, says LSU has refused... more »
  • Shreveport PD kill man accused of holding teens, shooting at wife, officers

    July 27, 2015 11:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Shreveport police say officers shot and killed a 33-year-old man who shot at them. Police spokesman Bill Goodin identifies the man as Khari Westly. He says the incident started when a teenager called Sunday morning, saying a male relative had been holding her and another... more »
  • Shreveport cop suspended after gun found in airport luggage

    July 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after security officials at Shreveport Regional Airport found a handgun in his luggage. A statement from the Shreveport Police Department said Officer James Bass was detained Saturday morning after Transportation Security Administration authorities found the handgun.... more »
  • Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office

    July 22, 2015 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station. David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a... more »
  • LSU hospital manager slaps competitor with federal lawsuit

    July 16, 2015 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of LSU's Shreveport hospital is suing a competitor, accusing it of violating federal antitrust laws and trying to take away its doctors and paying patients. The lawsuit was filed Thursday by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF. It is an outgrowth of... more »
  • LSU outlines grievances about hospitals' management

    July 14, 2015 11:05 AM

    MONROE - In a 10-page breach notice, LSU outlines three primary claims of why it believes Biomedical Research Foundation has failed to live up to its contract responsibilities as the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The three primary claims from LSU against the foundation include: failure to... more »
  • Louisiana's disaster declaration approved

    July 14, 2015 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government has approved Louisiana's request for a disaster declaration for the Red River flooding that caused damage across a half-dozen parishes in the last month. Mike Steele of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the Obama Administration approved the declaration Monday for... more »
  • Hospital operator says LSU will declare contract breached

    July 10, 2015 3:49 PM

    MONROE - The operator of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says LSU intends to push out the group. Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Chairman Steve Skrivanos told the News-Star Friday after a meeting with LSU administrators that the university intends to declare that the foundation has breached its contract.... more »
  • 8 wounded in Shreveport shooting

    July 5, 2015 6:11 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Shreveport police say a gunfight between two groups outside a gas station wounded eight people. Multiple news outlets report that police answered a call about a shooting early Sunday and found a 19-year-old man lying in the parking lot. Investigators learned that private cars took seven other... more »
  • New troubles erupt in LSU Shreveport hospital privatization

    June 18, 2015 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tensions again are emerging in the privatization deal for LSU's hospital in Shreveport. The private manager of the hospital, which is operated as University Health, on Thursday accused a competitor in the region of trying to poach its doctors and paying patients. University Health System officials said... more »
  • Red River to drop below flood stage at Shreveport this week

    June 15, 2015 11:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT- The Red River continues to recede with an expected drop below flood stage by the end of the week. But forecasters are watching the development of a tropical disturbance in the Gulf which could have an impact on the Red River basin next week. Meteorologist Mario Valverde in the... more »
  • Louisiana flooding: 'Dirty red water was too much for some'

    June 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The flooding Red River in rural northwest Louisiana is reaching levels not seen since the 1940s, sending people scrambling to protect their homes, property and livestock. Along the river on Friday, family, friends, neighbors and volunteers pitched in to build sandbag walls. The effort has been going... more »
  • NWS: Red River just above 37 feet; likely to stay there

    June 8, 2015 7:30 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service in Shreveport says the Red River has crested and likely will stay at or around its current level for the next few days before slowly decreasing. Meteorologist Davyon Hill said the river, as of 4 p.m. Monday, was at 37.02 feet. That's the highest... 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 »
  • 1 alleged ringleader in cable TV ID theft turns self in

    May 7, 2015 5:56 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish sheriff's spokeswoman says a man accused in an ID theft case is in a New York State jail, and an alleged ringleader has surrendered in Caddo Parish. Cindy Chadwick says 42-year-old Willie James Jones of Shreveport turned himself in Wednesday and was booked with 107... more »
  • 1 arrested, 10 wanted in $1.2 million identity theft scheme

    April 28, 2015 7:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say 10 employees of a Texas cable contractor and a former Comcast worker are accused of using at least 1,200 Comcast customers' personal information to open 3,600 fraudulent cable accounts in northwest Louisiana. Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff Steve Prator says the scheme cost Comcast, RMH Cable of... more »
  • Privatization deals leave schools stuck with 'legacy costs'

    April 16, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's medical schools in New Orleans and Shreveport are struggling to pay millions of dollars in insurance, retiree and maintenance costs left to them from the privatization of the state's charity hospitals. University officials outlined more than $56 million in "legacy costs" that they face in the... more »
  • Man wanted involved in fatal shooting of teen turns himself in

    April 12, 2015 2:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man sought for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at Shreveport park is in custody. The U.S. Marshals Service says in a new release that Antonious Cawthorne of Shreveport surrendered Saturday at the Caddo Correctional Center. A second-degree murder warrant had been issued... more »
  • Man wanted for shooting death of 13-year-old

    April 5, 2015 5:32 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police are looking for a 19-year-old man accused of firing into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old boy during a gathering at a park. Keandre Broadway was shot in the torso Saturday and died at University Health Medical Center Police said Sunday they have a warrant for... more »
  • Bald eagle shot north of Shreveport, too injured to save

    March 31, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State and federal wildlife agents are looking for whoever shot a bald eagle about 25 miles north of Shreveport. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the mature eagle was too badly hurt to save. Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says there's an $8,500 reward for... more »
  • Tensions emerge in LSU hospital privatization in Shreveport

    March 27, 2015 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A review done for LSU says the privatization deal struck for the university's Shreveport hospital threatens the health of the nearby medical school. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration turned over control of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana in October 2013.... more »
  • $26M crime lab gleams, but lacks key funding

    February 20, 2015 1:04 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory being constructed in Shreveport promises to offer high-level forensic testing services, some of which aren't currently available anywhere in the state. But despite receiving $26 million from the government in capital outlay funds the crime lab doesn't have enough money to staff and... more »
  • Ex-deputy arrested for cattle theft

    February 19, 2015 3:13 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A former Caddo Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly stealing three cows and selling them for nearly $3,000. 54-year-old Marilyn Roberson was arrested Wednesday for felony theft following an investigation by the sheriff's office and Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission. The sheriff's office, in a news release... more »
  • Trial for cruelty to a puppy set for Monday

    January 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says demonstrations won't be allowed near the courthouse during trial of a man accused of abandoning a pit bull puppy in a rental unit last year. Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Lee is scheduled for trial Monday on a charge of cruelty to the puppy, then... more »
  • Production start again pushed back for Elio

    January 16, 2015 10:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The start date for production of a new three-wheeled vehicle at a plant in Shreveport has been pushed back - again. Production at Elio Motors had been slated to start by March 2015. Now, it is expected to begin in first half of 2016. Founder Paul Elio Paul... more »
  • Shreveport principal gets BESE appointment

    January 6, 2015 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Shreveport elementary school principal has been named to Louisiana's top school board to temporarily fill the unexpired term of Walter Lee, who resigned amid legal problems. Mary Johnson Harris, principal of highly rated South Highlands Elementary Magnet School, was named Monday by Gov. Bobby Jindal to... more »
  • Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dead at 87

    December 26, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson, a civil rights activist and charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, has died. Jackson died Tuesday at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was 87. Originally from Shreveport, Jackson had the distinction of being the first black... 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 »
  • Roadside accident kills Landrieu campaigner

    December 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport. Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy. KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said... more »
  • Man killed by officer on Centenary College campus

    November 20, 2014 6:44 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police continued their investigation Friday into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers. Cpl. Marcus Hines says the unidentified man struggled Thursday evening with the two officers while being escorted off the campus. He says the man... more »
  • 3-year-old shot in Shreveport

    November 15, 2014 10:31 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A 3-year-old girl was seriously wounded by gunfire at a home in Shreveport. Shreveport Police said it happened shortly after noon Friday. Police were called to University Health Medical Center after the girl was taken there with a gunshot wound to the head. The parents told police... more »
  • Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    October 22, 2014 3:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sgt. Jason Brook faces up to six months in jail when sentenced next month by Judge David N. Matlock. Brook admitted buying his... more »
  • Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

    October 13, 2014 11:33 AM

    PLEASANT HILL - Officials say a 10-month-old infant trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days is being released from a Shreveport hospital. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, would be released Monday afternoon. Rivers said the infant was... more »
  • Infant survives being trapped under dead father

    October 12, 2014 2:14 PM

    PLEASANT HILL, La. - A 10-month-old infant is being treated at University Health in Shreveport after being trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says the infant, Betty Jean Fields, was dehydrated and suffering from blistering skin. He... more »
  • State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    September 17, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, has ordered the shutdown of a Shreveport landfill where long-burning fires have been a problem for years. Tuesday's order requires Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease landfill operations at its construction and demolition landfill on... more »
  • Bones on Red River sandbar are human

    September 12, 2014 10:28 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma says bones found on a sandbar in Red River are human. Thoma tells The Times an "intact female adult skeleton," including a skull, have been located, but it's too early to provide further information. Authorities and representatives from the LSU FACES lab... more »
  • LSU hospital manager tells board invoices paid

    September 11, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The manager of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid outstanding debts to the university system and is working out the final details of its contract. Rodney Huebbers is CEO of the University Health System, which oversees the two LSU-owned hospitals in north Louisiana.... more »
  • LSU board to discuss dispute with hospital manager

    September 11, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An ongoing financial disagreement between LSU and the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals will be talked about by the university system's governing board. LSU claims it's owed more than $25 million for services rendered from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF.... more »
  • Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

    August 22, 2014 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... more »
  • LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    August 21, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... more »
  • Shreveport airport guard on leave after shooting

    August 20, 2014 12:08 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police detectives are investigating a shooting involving a security officer at the Shreveport Regional Airport. Police say patrol officers responded to the airport just before 10:15 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about an airport security officer firing his gun. At about the same time, police received... more »
  • Company ordered to close Shreveport landfill

    August 8, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have ordered Harrelson Materials Management Inc. to extinguish fires at its Shreveport landfill and ultimately close the landfill. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch signed the order Thursday and approved a fire mitigation plan that focuses on extinguishing fires that have plagued... more »
  • La., Miss. hospitals form cancer drug test network

    August 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local hospitals means patients won't have... more »
  • 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 »

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