BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A uthorities in Louisiana are trying to identify a body found floating in the Red River early Wednesday morning.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for the death of his 13-month-old son.
News outlets report 24-year-old Cory Hannon was sentenced Monday in...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at a rally in Louisiana (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very...
HAUGHTON, La. (AP) — A Haughton Middle School 8th grader loves to read and hopes to pass that on to others.
Hannah Addison made it her mission to collect books to give to Plantation Park...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A woman who police say was waving a pair of scissors when she was shot twice by a Bossier City officer has died.
Bossier City police spokeswoman Traci Landry says...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A car in Louisiana was swallowed by a sinkhole when the roadway collapsed, injuring the occupants of the car.
News outlets report the roadway caved in at a major...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Voters in Bossier Parish will vote next year on whether to allow off-track betting for horse racing events to help raise revenue.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man's lawsuit says two banks helped an investor defraud him out of $9.4 million in a Ponzi scheme.
KTBS-TV reports Shreveport businessman Byrum Teekell is...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The U.S. women's volleyball team secured its berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, beating Argentina in straight sets Sunday at a Tokyo Women's Volleyball...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana coroner says a 43-year-old man has died of injuries from an industrial explosion late last month.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says two teenagers are linked by DNA to the 2018 killing of an Air Force technical sergeant.
Bossier Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to loosen restrictions on employers who hire teenagers stalled in the Louisiana House.
Rep. Raymond Crews, a Bossier City Republican, proposed to increase...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The pilot and passenger of a small private plane pulled from the Red River over the weekend will be laid to rest this week.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana city is launching an outdoor market on Mardi Gras. The East Bank Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Bossier City's new festival...
PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) — A North Louisiana prison will undergo a sweeping security upgrade later this year.
KSLA-TV reports Bossier Maximum Security Facility, a 140,000-square-foot...
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Somebody stole about three dozen samples of horse urine and blood from a Louisiana racetrack.
Bossier (BOH-zher) City spokeswoman Traci Landry says nothing else was stolen during a break-in discovered Jan. 12 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer driver died when his big rig slid backward into a ravine at an oilfield.
Trooper Glen Younger says in a news release that the wreck killed 43-year-old Antorian Devol Johnson of Bossier City.
Younger says Johnson was driving a 2009 Freightliner. It stalled on an uphill grade and began rolling downhill about 2 a.m. Thursday on a private road about 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Shreveport.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Officials say water samples in a Louisiana city have tested negative for a brain-eating amoeba after they tested positive in October.
News outlets cite a Monday statement from Bossier City as saying that the latest samples tested negative for both Naegleria fowleri and the amoeba's DNA. The state Health Department collected the samples Jan. 23.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 worth of high-priced goods by putting barcode stickers for lower-priced merchandise over the stores' own stickers.
The U.S. attorney in Shreveport says 39-year-old Peter Stifner of Bossier City would sell the goods online at a profit.
U.S. Attorney David Joseph says in a news release that Stifner pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to three counts of wire fraud and is scheduled for sentencing May 2.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Jan. 24 about the settlement of a lawsuit accusing the Bossier Parish, Louisiana, school board of illegally promoting religion, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the school system admitted no wrongdoing. While the defendants in the suit denied allegations of wrongdoing by the school superintendent and School Board employees, they also admitted in the document that there was a factual basis for the agreement, which states that there were violations of the First Amendment.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana health care system has formally announced the launch of a $43 million project to renovate its medical center in Shreveport.
BENTON, La. (AP) — A man who had been serving a life sentence for rape since 1981 was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola on Thursday after DNA testing cleared him.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Salvation Army says friendly competition between two Louisiana sheriff's offices has raised $2,900 for the charity.
A news release Tuesday says Bossier (BOH-zher) Parish sheriff's deputies rang in nearly $1,900 during Friday's Red Kettle Challenge, while Caddo Parish deputies raised just over $1,000.
It's the challenge's third year. Bossier deputies won them all.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's social services agency is moving its help-line work to new call centers planned within the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that Mississippi-based YoungWilliams will spend $4 million to create new call centers in Bossier City and Baton Rouge, with 240 new jobs.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana teenagers are charged as adults in the shooting death of an airman who was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base.
News outlets report 18-year-old Jareona Crosby 15-year-old Alonzo Wilson, both of Bossier (BOZH-er) City, were indicted Dec. 10 for second-degree murder in the slaying of 30-year-old Air Force Technical Sgt. Joshua Kidd.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LaTerrance Reed nailed 4 of 8 from long range to total a career-high 17 points and C.J. Jones added 15 as Northwestern State rallied late to beat Southern 69-66 in the Shreveport-Bossier City Holiday Classic Saturday night.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a 9-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle crash while the driver was suffering from an unknown medical condition.
News outlets cite reports from Bossier City police and firefighters as saying Brooklyn Dunn died at the scene of the collision Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Police say a man sought as a suspect in three sexual assaults in Dallas may also have made similar attacks in northern Louisiana.
Dallas police Deputy Chief Thomas Castro says the man sought in the September and October attacks in Dallas matches the description of a man suspected in two sexual assaults in Bossier City, Louisiana, in late March and early April.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A new medical marijuana health clinic is opening in northwest Louisiana.
News outlets reported the Total Health Clinic was opening in Bossier City on Monday.
Dr. Chad Rossitter, an internal medicine doctor in Acadiana, said he became interested in marijuana prescriptions because of his work and his family. Rossiter said he has lost family members to the opioid crisis. He says many of those additions occur because people are in pain.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say one of their troopers has been arrested.
State police said in a Monday news release that Trooper John C. Kelly of Troop G in northwest Louisiana faces a charge of felony abuse of office. The release says an investigation showed that Kelly used his access to law enforcement databases for unauthorized activities. The release did not provide details.
It said Kelly was placed on leave when the investigation began in August.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A man has been shot to death in front of his home in Louisiana.
News outlets reported the shooting was reported around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in Bossier City.
Police said that 30-year-old Joshua Lewis Kidd was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An Air Force band based in Texas will hold workshops for Louisiana students and perform in Louisiana schools.
The Bossier Parish school district says in a news release that the Air Force Band of the West will hold a workshop for high-school students on Thursday and one for middle-school students on Friday.
Each day also includes a performance for elementary school students.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana couple is accused of sex crimes against a teen girl who police say they also forced to smoke meth.
Bossier City police spokeswoman Traci Landry tells news outlets that 42-year-old Shelly Carey and 27-year-old Bryant Smiley were arrested last week on charges of third-degree rape, cruelty to juveniles and indecent behavior with juveniles.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard is welcoming soldiers back home after nine months in Afghanistan.
The ceremony was scheduled Saturday in Bossier City for about 70 soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion.
The unit managed sustainment operations in support of coalition forces in Afghanistan.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say more than 50 people accused of entering the United States illegally are being held at a Louisiana parish medium-security facility.
Maj. Charles Gray with the Bossier Sheriff's Office tells The Times of Shreveport that the federal prisoners are male and began arriving Monday morning.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An airman assigned to a northwest Louisiana air force base is charged with stabbing a fellow airman to death on March 26 while both were in Guam.
Officials at Barksdale Air Force Base say Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards is in custody there, charged with the murder of Bradley Hale. Both Hale and Edwards were assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as electronic warfare journeymen.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal that could allow Louisiana school employees to pray with students during the class day edged closer to final legislative passage Tuesday, despite concerns it could embroil the state in litigation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate has backed a proposal that opens the door to school employees praying with their students during the class day.
The measure by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would allow teachers and other workers to pray with students during the workday, if parents of every student in attendance submit a signed request and if the prayer is student-initiated.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms 20 tornadoes hit Louisiana on Friday and Saturday.
A 2-year-old girl died when a tree fell on her travel trailer in Bossier Parish. No one was injured by any other tornado.
Tornadoes were reported in 13 parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Lafayette, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, St. Landry, St. Mary, Union, Webster and West Carroll.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — K-9 Rico, a Belgian Malinois who began working with Louisiana State Police in 2009, has retired.
The agency says Rico retired at the end of February after nine years of service with Troop G in Bossier City. He is trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and methamphetamine.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the second time in as many months, a north Louisiana public school district is accused in a federal lawsuit of promoting Christianity in violation of the Constitution.
This time the defendants are the Bossier (BOH'-zher) Parish School Board and the Bossier schools superintendent. A federal lawsuit filed by four parents says officials throughout the Bossier system coerce students into religious practices in class, at athletic contests, graduation ceremonies and other events.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Battling cancer gives Bossier City resident Agnes Mercadal enough to think about as she faces two months of radiation treatments.
One extra burden Mercadal, 78, doesn't need to worry about is how she's going to get to and from her appointments when she doesn't have a car.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A former City of Bossier City employee who was arrested and accused of stealing city funds has pleaded not guilty.
The Times of Shreveport reports 47-year-old Shelli S. Briggs, former booking manager at the Bossier Civic Center, waived formal arraignment Tuesday in state court and entered the plea.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Northwest Louisiana's largest transit system is offering a week of free bus rides.
SporTran, serving Shreveport and Bossier City is showing off new electric buses and new terminals downtown and in southwest Shreveport. The terminals cost $5.8 million.
KSLA-TV reports that an estimated 2,000 customers rode the new buses on Sunday.
BENTON, La. (AP) — An airman at Barksdale Air Force Base has been arrested on more than two dozen counts of pornography involving juveniles.
Bossier City Police, in a news release, said 27-year-old Robert Betha Broadus, of Bossier City, was taken into custody Thursday.
City spokesman Mark Natale says the arrest was the result of a tip. The investigation began in June.