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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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