Louisiana man convicted of raping 2 girls over 6 years
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 29-year-old Louisiana man has been convicted of raping two girls over a six-year period.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says Robert Ladell of Shreveport faces a mandatory life sentence on an aggravated rape conviction, and up to 25 years on a ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has admitted to stealing at least $27,000 of his children’s Social Security benefits.
A Tuesday news release says 51-year-old Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property.
According to the ...
City worker accused of fixing bills for family, friends
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A city employee in northwest Louisiana’s largest city has been arrested on charges that she manipulated water bills so relatives and friends wouldn’t have to pay.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 90,000 Louisiana residents are getting an early Christmas gift in the mail: money they are owed by the state.
Treasurer John Schroder was quoted by The ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who returned his mom’s very overdue library book is paying her fine — even though he didn’t have to.
The Shreveport Times
BENTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says more allegations have surfaced against an elementary school teacher accused of child rape and video voyeurism of children.
The Times of Shreveport
BENTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana elementary school teacher is accused of rape and video voyeurism of children.
News agencies report that Benton Elementary School physical education teacher Aubrey “Perry” Norcross was arrested Wednesday on a charge of video voyeurism, and the rape charge was ...
2 inmates on work release fall from pickup bed; 1 dies
DIXIE INN, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say one jail trusty died and one was hurt when they fell from the bed of a moving pickup truck on a highway.
Trooper Glenn Younger said in a news release Thursday night that 30-year-old Kenneth George of Shreveport and 26-year-old Tyler Hodges ...
Louisiana police department to stop hosting prayer vigils
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Prayer vigils will no longer be hosted or promoted by police in Shreveport, Louisiana.
That’s according to City Attorney William Bradford, in response to a letter from a national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state.
The Shreveport ...
New interchange between I-49, I-220 officially opens
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Officials celebrated the opening of a new interchange between Interstate 49 and Interstate 220 in Louisiana.
The Shreveport Times
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A sculptor from Iceland will be at a Louisiana college in the upcoming week to guide visitors through her outdoor sculpture series called Borders.
Eleven pairs of life-sized androgynous human figures were installed around
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana school board member, a fourth-grade teacher and the teacher’s husband face federal steroids charges.
Bossier Parish school board member Michael Mosura was indicted in September along with Caddo Parish teacher Julie Landry and Brant ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Investigators continue to look into how an explosive device ended up on an interstate bridge in northwest Louisiana.
The Shreveport Fire Department’s bomb squad tells local news outlets it found something explosive on the Interstate 220 bridge over Cross Lake Friday ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out as an 11-year-old girl.
Ex-hospital manager, insurer proceed with antitrust lawsuit
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — BRF and Vantage Health Plan say they’re proceeding with their antitrust lawsuit in Louisiana against Willis-Knighton Health System.
BENTON, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are accused of killing an airman who was from Virginia and stationed in Louisiana.
News outlets report that both were arrested on charges of second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Tech Sgt. Joshua Kidd.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana have a new manager.
A new company jointly controlled by Louisiana State University and Ochsner Health System took control Monday of the hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.
The facilities care for the poor ...
Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities, the head of the health care company said Monday as the oversight contracts were officially signed.
Operating rooms ...
Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose wrestling with Williams, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old.
He died Wednesday. He had played steel guitar for more than 70 ...
US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana congressman says “Atheist litigation groups” are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson made the
Attorney general: Edwards’ pick for waterway board illegal
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s governor violated state law with his appointment to a state water regulatory commission, Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday in his latest clash with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Landry traveled to Shreveport to release a
Lawmakers welcome new deal for north Louisiana hospitals
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several lawmakers bid good riddance to the outgoing manager of the state-owned, safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, saying Tuesday that they expected a new oversight deal to improve the facilities.
The Shreveport and Monroe hospitals which care for the poor and ...
Shreveport police shoot and kill 1, wound 2, in 2 incidents
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana have shot and killed one man and seriously wounded two others in two incidents over the weekend.
Shreveport police say the man who was killed Sunday reportedly was holding a woman at gunpoint and firing a gun in the front yard of a home. ...
Woman stabbed 21 times; man convicted, faces life in prison
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 52-year-old Louisiana man faces life in prison for stabbing a 44-year-old woman to death in his home.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says a jury deliberated 40 minutes Thursday before convicting Raymond George Johnson of second-degree murder in the ...
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Louisiana sheriff holds sniper school for law officers
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s office is holding sniper school this week for officers from six departments, including one in Texas.
Caddo Parish sheriff’s Cpl. Justin Dunn is an instructor for the 40-hour course for marksmen who respond to active shooters and people who have ...
Shreveport sending refunds to many water and sewer customers
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city has begun refunding $1.4 million to approximately 6,000 commercial sewer and water customers.
The Times of ...
School board to fight lawsuit alleging religion promotion
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school board has voted to fight a federal lawsuit alleging its schools unconstitutionally promote Christianity in classes and during school activities.
News outlets report Bossier Parish School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to fight the February lawsuit ...
LGBT film festival to open in with stellar movie lineup
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will turn 10 years old and organizers are planning for more attendees, special guests and events to mark the milestone.
The NLGLFF, presented by People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE), will be Sept. 7-13 at ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured in north Louisiana will shift to new, more expensive management Oct. 1, after Louisiana State University’s governing board Friday approved the deal.
A new company jointly controlled by LSU and Ochsner Health ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal prosecutor in north Louisiana says a former resident physician at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport has pleaded guilty to forging prescriptions.
U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says in a Wednesday news release that 32-year-old Kevin V. Patel pleaded ...
Museum’s new board searching for exhibits sent for repair
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Missing exhibits from a Louisiana museum are being sought after by officials as a new management group is taking stock of the children’s science center.
KTBS-TV reported Monday the Sci-Port Discovery Center board is searching for ...
Owners examine if they can save burned historic building
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The owners of an historic southwest Mississippi building gutted by fire are trying to determine if they can salvage it.
The Natchez Democrat reports that the Prentiss Club, ...
Auditions for “American Idol” this month in Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — If singing is your thing, prepare for the spotlight.
ABC’s “American Idol” will host open call auditions Sept. 9 at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.
The Times of Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The first rule of improvisation — or improv — is to say ‘yes’ and accept with every situation thrown the actor’s way.
Rita Davis isn’t an actor but finds the rule of agreement applies when tending to her husband, Travis.
More than a decade ago, Travis was ...
New deal for north Louisiana safety-net hospitals worked out
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration announced Wednesday that a deal is done to transfer oversight of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana to a new manager, with boosted costs and more direct involvement from Louisiana State University.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the management transfer deals for the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana (all times local):
The management transfer of two state-owned hospitals in north Louisiana will have Louisiana State University back involved in operations of ...
Group loses bid to save Louisiana Confederate monument
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has refused to reconsider his order clearing the way for the removal of a Confederate monument.
U.S. District Judge Robert James of Monroe on Monday dismissed the lawsuit by the Shreveport chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, ...
MINDEN, La. (AP) — Someone who stole pencils and markers from a Louisiana office more than 40 years ago has sent an anonymous tenfold donation of office supplies to make up.
A Folgers Coffee box overflowing with new pens, pencils and highlighters arrived Wednesday at the LSU AgCenter ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of filing false divorce papers, and having someone forge his wife’s signature on the documents.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says the wife found legal documents showing she’d been granted a divorce she had never requested.
A news ...
Small plane crashes at Shreveport Regional Airport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say a small private plane went down right after takeoff at Shreveport Regional Airport.
Airport spokesman Mark Crawford tells news outlets the pilot took off about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, but immediately discovered she had engine trouble and was forced ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating after a black mayoral candidate in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was threatened with lynching if he didn’t drop out of the race.
Louisiana State Police trooper Glenn Younger told the
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former employee at a northwest Louisiana animal shelter says he was fired because he reported problems.
Collin Sly of Shreveport on Thursday sued Caddo Parish Animal Services Director Travis Clark and parish Administrator Woodrow Wilson.
Local news outlets ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later.
The boy has been afraid even to let his ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The family of a Louisiana policeman killed three years ago has asked a state court to delay the trial of the man accused in the slaying.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office says Grover De’Aundre Cannon will be tried Jan. 14 at the request of Officer Thomas ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana parish commission has voted to display an “In God We Trust” sign in the legislative chambers.
The Times of Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say they shot and killed a man who backed a stolen car into a marked police car after a chase.
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that 26-year-old Michael Ducote of Shreveport died Tuesday night at a hospital.
Shreveport police ...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed three months for men who pleaded guilty in a case involving a huge explosion in 2012 at a site owned by the Louisiana National Guard.
Online records show that U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote moved the sentencing Tuesday from Aug. 30 ...
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman encouraged him to pursue a coaching career by starting out at the high school level to find out if he had a passion to teach the sport.
Pederson tells guest host Rob Maaddi in the latest episode of ”