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  • Man pleads guilty in pistol-whipping case

    January 26, 2018 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A 53-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to pistol-whipping his ex-girlfriend, then threatening to shoot their 12-year-old daughter. Caddo Parish district attorney's spokesman John Andrew Prime said in a news release Thursday that Johnny Charles Harris Sr. had been scheduled for trial Monday, but pleaded guilty... more »
  • Man accused of falsely renting rooms, getting deliveries

    December 19, 2017 10:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities say a former hotel clerk is accused of using information obtained through his job to fraudulently rent rooms and receive food deliveries. News outlets reported that on Friday 28-year-old Delvin Darrell Raphiel used a friend's information to setup a hotel honors account, and reserved rooms in 2017.... more »
  • Man pleads guilty, gets 40 years for raping juvenile

    December 12, 2017 6:50 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana prosecutor says a 38-year-old man has pleaded guilty to raping one juvenile and molesting another. Caddo Parish district attorney's spokesman John Andrew Prime says Jonas Jaggers Coffman of Shreveport pleaded guilty Monday, the day his trial was to begin. He says in a news release... more »
  • State Police and FBI searching for armed bank robbers

    December 5, 2017 7:23 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Detectives from the Louisiana State Police Department along with the FBI are asking for the public's help in locating two people suspected of robbing two banks. On Nov. 10 at 10:25 a.m., authorities said two unknown suspects entered the Guaranty Bank in Epps and produced a handgun. The... more »
  • Country music star Trace Adkins to lead Centaur parade

    November 23, 2017 4:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Country music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport. Multiple media outlets report Wednesday that Adkins, a native of Sarepta, Louisiana, will ride on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the parade with the theme "Centaur Goes to... more »
  • Arrest made in mid-June beating death

    November 23, 2017 12:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana man is facing murder charges after the investigation into the death of a man who was injured back in June. News outlets report 54-year-old Marvin Davis, of Shreveport, was arrested Tuesday in the death of 56-year-old Guy Bernard. He faces a charge of second-degree murder. Jail... more »
  • Credit union employee arrested for $11,000 theft after audit

    November 13, 2017 2:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Police in northwest Louisiana say one bank robbery was an inside job. An employee at a credit union in Shreveport is accused of stealing nearly $11,000 from her cash drawer and the vault. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday that Alyse Jones of Bethany was arrested... more »
  • Police: Children tested positive for cocaine, woman arrested

    September 28, 2017 12:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities say four children had very high levels of cocaine in their systems and that a Louisiana woman who cared for them has been arrested. News outlets report that 25-year-old Clydetra Thomas was arrested on Tuesday and charged with four counts of cruelty to a juvenile. In... more »
  • Two children hit by car after getting off of school bus in Shreveport

    September 25, 2017 2:46 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Louisiana authorities say two children were hit by a car and injured after they got off their school bus. Caddo Parish schools spokeswoman Mary Wood told news outlets that one suffered a broken leg and the other minor bumps and bruises Monday morning. Police said the car's... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing nearly $500K

    September 22, 2017 7:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Shreveport bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing nearly a half million dollars from her employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 55-year-old Laurie Johnson was arrested Thursday on a theft charge. She's being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. Jail records did not indicate if she had... more »
  • Coroner: Man shot Sunday dies 3 days later

    September 20, 2017 3:28 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A Louisiana coroner says a man who was shot over the weekend has died, three days later. Police told news media that 26-year-old LeBrandon Clarkson was taken to a hospital after his car crashed into a utility pole Sunday evening, knocking out power in Shreveport's Martin Luther King... more »
  • Former Homer officer pleads guilty in insurance scheme

    August 31, 2017 9:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A former Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to his role in a vehicle fraud theft and insurance scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release, said 52-year-old Donald W. Malray entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Hornsby to one count... more »
  • Man arrested for leaving child in Shreveport casino parking garage

    July 6, 2017 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A man who authorities say left an eight-year-old child in a vehicle while he went inside a casino has been arrested. The Shreveport Times reports 28-year-old Jakebrian Jones was charged with child desertion. Shreveport police said in a news release that casino employees flagged... more »
  • Shreveport holds meetings on future of Confederate memorial

    May 13, 2017 1:41 PM

    SHREVEPORT - People in Shreveport are meeting to discuss the future of a Confederate monument in front of the parish's courthouse. The Shreveport Times reports that a citizen advisory committee of the Caddo Parish Commission was created last year to develop recommendations on what to do with the monument. Possible... more »
  • Police to search landfill in death of Colorado woman

    May 11, 2017 11:01 AM

    BOULDER - Police continue to look for evidence in the death of a Colorado woman whose partial remains were found in Oklahoma in February. Police in Boulder, Colorado said Wednesday that they plan to search an out-of-state landfill for evidence related to the killing of 25-year-old Ashley Mead. They won't... more »
  • Founder of animation studio keeps company in Shreveport

    April 14, 2017 7:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The founder of an Oscar-winning Shreveport animation studio has decided to stay in town. The Times reports Moonbot Studios founder William Joyce announced Thursday that he'll lead the studio in Shreveport. Joyce said in a release that Shreveport is his hometown and he intends on bringing back the... more »
  • VIDEO: truck flies through the air, crashes after high speed chase Play Video

    March 1, 2017 12:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT – Cameras captured a dramatic moment near Shreveport Tuesday when a pickup truck ran off the road and was launched into the air. Authorities in Webster Parish say the incident happened after police stopped the driver for speeding. While police were speaking with the driver, the passenger jumped... more »
  • 3 Shreveport museums get reprieve and will stay open for now

    January 16, 2017 10:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities say three Shreveport historical museums that were set to be shut down by the end of 2016 have been given a few weeks of new life. The Shreveport Times reports that the museums have been granted approval to stay open through February. Secretary of State Tom Schedler... more »
  • Shreveport businesswoman filming 'Blue Collar Millionaires'

    January 9, 2017 10:07 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport businesswoman is appearing on a television show about people who make their fortunes in blue-collar jobs or industries. Laura FitzGerald is the president of the Shreveport oil and gas exploration company Ilios Resources. The Shreveport Times reports she'll appear on "Blue Collar Millionaires" in February. FitzGerald... more »
  • Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

    January 2, 2017 10:02 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday at a Whole Foods market in Shreveport. Currently about a dozen members... more »
  • Pilot injured when small plane flips while landing

    December 22, 2016 6:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The pilot of a small plane was injured when the plane flipped while landing at Shreveport's downtown airport. Shreveport news media reported that the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the pilot was hospitalized with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening. The pilot was... more »
  • Shreveport kid wins $30K for school in cooking contest

    December 7, 2016 10:23 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A Shreveport seventh-grader has won $15,000 for himself and $30,000 for his school after being named one of five national winners in the 2016 Ben's Beginner Cooking Contest. Media outlets report that Caddo Middle Magnet School student Samuel Davis submitted a meatball recipe and snapshot with his family to... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal Shreveport double shooting

    November 21, 2016 11:00 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of two people in Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood. 25-year-old Arthur Anderson was arrested Sunday and faces two counts of second-degree murder. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office identified victims as 37-year-old Huey Leonard and 27-year-old Ashley Williams. Police found the couple... more »
  • Body discovered behind Shreveport business

    November 17, 2016 10:48 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body behind a Shreveport business. KSLA TV reports the body was found behind Labor Finders just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The businesses' general manger says an employee discovered the body when he went to the back of the business to... more »
  • St. Amant native killed on duty as Shreveport cop memorialized on bridge today

    October 22, 2016 12:09 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A St. Amant native who was killed in the line of duty as a Shreveport Police officer last year will be memorialized in namesake on a bridge that crosses Lake Bistineau. Thomas LaValley was killed in August 2015 after being shot multiple times after answering a call... more »
  • Man escapes Shreveport Police custody at University Health

    October 14, 2016 12:13 PM

    SHREVEPORT – Shreveport Police are searching for a prisoner who managed to escape from custody early Friday morning while being transported to University Health. Police are searching for 24-year-old Ralphell Young around the hospital area. Police say that Young escaped on Friday around 3:30 a.m. He was last seen... more »
  • Council votes to move forward with Shreveport Aquarium

    October 13, 2016 9:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport's city council has voted to move forward with bringing a public aquarium to Northwest Louisiana. The council Tuesday voted for a plan that allows the city to lease the empty Barnwell Garden & Art Center to the Planet Aqua Group. The city will bring the historic... more »
  • Ghali named permanent chancellor at LSU med in Shreveport

    October 9, 2016 11:37 AM

    SHREVEPORT - LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport has made interim chancellor G.E. Ghali the center's permanent chancellor. The university announced its choice Friday. Ghali had been interim chancellor since February. The Times reports LSU President F. King Alexander also named Ghali dean of the school of medicine. Ghali has... more »
  • Stalemate emerges between state, north La. hospital operator

    September 19, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration appears to be in a stalemate with the manager of the state-owned charity hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana has refused to sign off on renegotiated terms of its deal with the state, financing and other... more »
  • Dog trained in sign language missing after break-in

    September 1, 2016 11:16 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a service dog trained to respond to sign language is missing after a house burglary Monday, and investigators are looking for the dog and for clues. The Times reports that the Rottweiler named Major has been missing since sometime between 7 a.m. Sunday and 1... more »
  • 2 found guilty in sex trafficking trial

    July 28, 2016 12:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal authorities say a man and woman have been found guilty of having a minor female from Texas engage in prostitution. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley Tyrone said in a news release 37-year-old Larry Smith and 33-year-old and Lacoya Washington, both of Shreveport, were found guilty Wednesday on one... more »
  • Man uses power spray to blast carjacking attempt at car wash

    July 27, 2016 10:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A man in Louisiana has thwarted a carjacking attempt with the help of a car wash power spray. KSLA-TV reports Michael Davis was cleaning his car at a Shreveport car wash July 20 when he says a man pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys and... more »
  • FBI warns of safety concerns for public, law enforcement this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The FBI released a strongly-worded warning about threats to peoples' safety Friday evening. In the memo - known as a 'Gold Code' - federal authorities warned Baton Rouge-area and Shreveport-area law enforcement agencies to "threats to law enforcement and potential threats to the safety of the... more »
  • State to build new Red River bridge, cancels plans for rehab

    June 22, 2016 11:51 AM

    BOSSIER CITY - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says it will cancel plans to rehabilitate the Jimmie Davis Bridge, between Bossier City and Shreveport, and build a new one instead. The state had issued a $23.4 million contract to rehabilitate the bridge, but it was terminated after the... more »
  • Texas man sentenced for taking girl to La for prostitution

    May 8, 2016 11:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Prosecutors say a 27-year-old Texas man faces nearly 15 years in prison for bringing a 14-year-old Dallas girl to northwest Louisiana for prostitution. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says federal District Judge Elizabeth Foote sentenced Larry Bluitt of Dallas last week to 14 years and 10 months in prison.... more »
  • Woman who cashed dead man's checks for decades faces prison

    May 6, 2016 3:35 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A 78-year-old Shreveport woman faces up to 10 years in prison for cashing Social Security checks mistakenly sent to a dead man for nearly three decades. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Rose Marie Jackson Allen will be sentenced Sept. 8. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of... more »
  • Flooding predicted along sections of Red River

    May 1, 2016 3:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service is warning of flooding along the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Forecasters say the river will peak at a moderate flood stage at Shreveport Tuesday, with major flood crests predicted downriver at Coushatta on Wednesday and Grand Ecore on Thursday. Officials tell KSLA-TV that... more »
  • Troopers seize more than 450 lbs. of pot in traffic stop

    April 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police arrested a Shreveport man and made a massive drug bust on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish Saturday morning. Carl Fuller gave troopers permission to search his vehicle after they stopped him on I-10 East near LA-415 in Port Allen. Investigators say they... more »
  • Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9

    April 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries. Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton tells KTBS-TV that concrete being poured for an expansion of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center North collapsed when scaffolding and supports gave way Friday morning. Workers... more »
  • Construction accident at Shreveport hospital, workers trapped

    April 8, 2016 12:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities are responding to a construction accident at Willis Knighton Hospital in the 2600 block of Greenwood Road. Construction crews were doing work when a building collapsed while at least 18 workers were inside. Reports say that three people have been rescued since the collapse, but others may be... more »
  • Gov. Edwards to tour northern La. flood damage Friday

    March 11, 2016 5:44 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Governor John Bel Edwards is making a trip to survey the damage left behind by massive flooding in northern Louisiana. A spokesperson for the Edwards administration says the governor plans to visit Shreveport, Bossier City and a shelter in Monroe on Friday, weather permitting. Weather officials near... more »
  • Southern University System announces finalists for Shreveport campus leadership

    February 2, 2016 12:55 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Southern University Board of Supervisors has announced three finalists in their search for an individual to take over the main leadership role at the school’s Shreveport campus. According to the SU board, the finalists are Rodney Ellis, Johnny Moore and Boyce Williams. “Our efforts to... more »
  • Police: Man jumped out of car, struck by hit-and-run driver

    January 24, 2016 1:23 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Shreveport police say a passenger jumped out of a moving car during an argument and was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Cpl. Breck Scott says the accident occurred about 1:20 a.m. Sunday on Highway 3132 East near Jewella Avenue. The man's name is being withheld until police... more »
  • Airman stabbed to death outside nightclub

    January 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Bossier City police say a service member with the U.S. Air Force died after he was stabbed outside a night club during a fight between two groups of men. In a news release, police say the victim was a 34-year-old airman stationed at the Barksdale Air Force... more »
  • Southern University working to fill 3 chancellor posts

    January 22, 2016 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University system is working to fill three chancellor openings. Six semifinalists have recently been named in the search for a new Southern University at Shreveport chancellor, and search committees are working to find new leaders for Southern University's Law Center and Agriculture Center. ... more »
  • Employee's boyfriend jailed for stealing bank deposit

    January 16, 2016 11:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The boyfriend of a former Pizza Hut employee has been arrested for stealing a deposit bag full of cash. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says James Winn of Shreveport was arrested after an investigation determined he stole a bag containing $2,344 from the business. Authorities say Winn was... more »
  • 6 finalists for Southern University-Shreveport chancellor

    January 16, 2016 11:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Six semifinalists are in the running for chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport. The Southern University System Board of Supervisors' Chancellor Search Committee named them Friday as: - Rodney Ellis, higher education consultant and former chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical and Community College in Alexandria - Aubra Gantt,... more »
  • State Police release details about abductors of 2-year-old, 7-year-old

    January 14, 2016 1:09 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state continue to actively aid Shreveport Police in locating a missing 2-year-old, 7-year-old and their abductors. LSP identified one of the kidnappers as Keith Rogers. They said Rogers was last seen wearing a black jacket, bright yellow... more »
  • Shreveport bookkeeper arrested, accused of stealing

    January 13, 2016 3:45 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport bookkeeper has been arrested for stealing nearly $168,000 from her long-time employer. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release Wednesday, said 48-year-old Susan Kennedy Summers was booked Tuesday into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft. It was unknown if she's represented by... more »
  • Shreveport man shot to death at home

    January 10, 2016 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say a local man was shot to death after an argument in his family's home. Police say in a news release Sunday that 43-year-old Charles Ray Acklen died at the home late Saturday of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Investigators say they were told... more »
  • Storm damages buildings in North La.; no injuries noted

    December 28, 2015 1:22 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A line of storms damaged buildings and cut power across Louisiana, but no injuries have been reported. Strong winds blew trees onto at least eight mobile homes in Blanchard, northwest of Shreveport. A business there lost its roof and several house roofs were damaged. Several oil tanks... more »
  • Toddler dies; fell into pool with more than 1 foot rainwater

    December 27, 2015 8:57 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A 2-year-old boy has died, four days after he slipped out of his house and was found in a swimming pool with more than a foot of rain water in it. Noah Porteau's family tells KSLA-TV that he died Sunday morning. The station reports that he'd been on... more »
  • Wreck on I-49 delays travel through Shreveport

    December 24, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities warned drivers about delays along I-49 near Shreveport after a wreck on Christmas Eve. KTBS reported the wreck involved multiple vehicles and happened just before 2 p.m. at the I-49 Terry Bradshaw / Inner Loop interchange. Police said one person was taken to the... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fight in Shreveport

    November 29, 2015 7:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say one man is dead and another in critical condition after one of them pulled a gun during a 3 a.m. fight over a woman in her apartment. Cpl. Breck Scott says each was shot in the upper body while they struggled to control the gun... more »
  • Shreveport firefighter arrested for indecent behavior

    November 11, 2015 6:24 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport firefighter has been arrested on various charges including indecent behavior with a juvenile In a news release, Louisiana State Police said 35-year-old Brian Garza was arrested after he facilitated a meeting with what he believed to be a 13-year-old child and her mother for a... more »
  • 1 died, police search for suspect in Shreveport shooting

    November 11, 2015 11:00 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead at a Shreveport motel. Cpl. Breck Scott said in a news release that officers were called to the Moonrider Inn near the Shreveport Regional Airport early Wednesday morning for a report of shots fired.... more »
  • LSU Shreveport hospital manager trying to get suit dismissed

    November 4, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe is trying to maintain its hold on the facilities, asking a judge to throw out a university lawsuit seeking to have it removed. A two-day court hearing in Baton Rouge began Wednesday over a request from... more »
  • Educators surprised with national award, $25,000 prize

    October 28, 2015 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three Louisiana educators have received a national award as well as checks for $25,000 for their work in their respective school districts. The Milken Family Foundation acknowledged the work of Port Allen Middle School teacher Jessica Major and Plaquemine High School Principal Chandler Smith during award... more »
  • Man indicted in Shreveport officer's death pleads not guilty

    October 26, 2015 2:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man accused in the slaying of Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder. The Times reports 27-year-old Grover Cannon entered the plea Monday in state court. His next hearing date is Dec. 21. The state indicated it... more »
  • Hearing on control of LSU hospitals to be held next month

    October 21, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It will be next month before it's determined who will control University Health hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. A hearing in state court in Baton Rouge had been scheduled for this week but was moved to Nov. 4-5. The News-Star reports it's the first hearing... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in death of Shreveport police officer

    October 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 27-year-old Shreveport man faces a first-degree murder charge for his alleged role in the death of police officer Thomas LaValley. Grover Cannon is currently being held without bond at Caddo Correctional Center. The Times reports a Caddo Parish grand jury returned the first-degree murder indictment on Thursday.... more »
  • Wildfires in northwestern Louisiana threaten homes

    October 14, 2015 5:25 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Authorities say a series of wildfires have burned more than two square miles in northwestern Louisiana and threatened homes. Louisiana State Police said in a statement that the fires started Tuesday afternoon in Bienville Parish. Dozens of residents in a community called Sheppard Town, about 40 east of Shreveport,... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 »

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