SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — When Janet Ward left an eight-year military career in the late '90s to be with family in her hometown of Shreveport, the thought of working in public safety didn't even...
Body pulled from Red River identified
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man whose body was pulled from the Red River has been identified.
The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 49-year-old Nathaniel H....
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A crew of Shreveport firefighters is working to bring the mysteries of firehouses to light and, they hope, to network television.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes were formed during a two-day period of severe weather in eastern Texas and Louisiana.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican lawmakers seeking to rework or repeal a Louisiana sales tax compromise passed last year seem unlikely to gain traction for the ideas in the Senate, where the tax...
Feds: defendant paid only $100 of $149,000 restitution
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man who pleaded guilty in connection with dumping military explosives in Louisiana has paid only $100 toward more than $149,000 restitution, so the...
Air Force veterans open community garage for bikers
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Three vets, same passion, one community.
It was all thanks to their assignments at Barksdale Air Force Base where these three airmen met. Shortly after, they realized...
Man’s body found in Louisiana bayou
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a body in Jeems Bayou.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies were notified that a...
Incarceration until age 21 for teen who killed at age 13
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to imprisonment until her 21st birthday for a Louisiana slaying.
The district attorney's office in Caddo Parish says the girl was...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jury selection must be started over for a man charged in the death of a Louisiana police officer because some young adults were unintentionally excluded from the jury...
5 officers identified in death of man brandishing gun
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say at least five law enforcement officers are on leave while investigators look into a fatal shooting of a gunman after a chase.
Court rejects bid to save Louisiana Confederate monument
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge was right when he cleared the way to remove a Confederate monument at a north Louisiana courthouse, a federal appeals court has ruled. A local official applauded the...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A court hearing is underway in Baton Rouge to determine if the jury pool should be thrown out in the trial of the man accused of killing a Shreveport police...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A prosecutor says jury selection has resumed in the case of a Louisiana man accused of killing a police officer.
The Advocate reports the court directed Caddo Parish...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Four juveniles ranging in age from 10 to 19 have been wounded in a shooting at a northwest Louisiana mobile home park.
Man accused of severely neglecting wife pleads
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who severely neglected his wife's care has pleaded guilty in state district court.
KTBS-TV reports 66-year-old Johnny Essary, of Mira, was sentenced...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Lafayette businessman has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing nearly $300,000 from finance companies.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign for its campuses, describing it as the largest such higher education effort in state...
3 indicted in shooting death of Louisiana police officer
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury has indicted three men in the shooting death of a Shreveport police officer.
KTBS-TV reports a Caddo Parish grand jury Wednesday indicted...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal investigators Wednesday released a preliminary report involving a plane that crashed last month into the Red River, killing the pilot and his...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit over religious activities at a Louisiana school system.
U.S. District Court Judge Maurice Hicks Jr. on Wednesday...
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...
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The FAA says a small plane heading from Louisiana to Texas crashed into the river between the states, and initial reports indicate two people were on board.
Indiana aftermarket ATV-part company plans Louisiana factory
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Indiana company that makes aftermarket parts for all-terrain vehicles says Louisiana is getting its first out-of-state factory.
Louisiana mayor announces plans for medical corridor
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor has announced plans for a medical corridor that he says will spur economic development and improve access to healthcare within resource-deprived...
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2 from Mississippi plead guilty in cocaine case
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man and woman from Mississippi each face a possible 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in Louisiana to cocaine-related charges.
Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond.
The artist, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was freed Wednesday from a Shreveport area correctional complex, local news outlets report.
Airline offering tickets from Shreveport to Destin, Florida
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An American discount airline is offering tickets from a Louisiana city to a Florida city.
The Shreveport Times reports Allegiant Air is offering tickets from Shreveport to Destin at prices starting at $49 one-way. The flights will be twice-weekly, leaving on Mondays and Fridays.
Louisiana chimp sanctuary schedules 4 public mornings
KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana sanctuary for retired federally owned chimpanzees has scheduled four mornings when the public can see humanity's closest relatives in outdoor habitats.
Chimp Haven is in Keithville, outside Shreveport. The sanctuary has scheduled "Chimpanzee Discovery Days " from 9 a.m. to noon on four spring and fall Saturdays: March 16, April 13, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16.
Tractor-Trailer rolls backward into ravine, killing driver
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.
Surgeon found guilty of stealing Social Security benefits
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A surgeon and chief of trauma at LSU Health Shreveport has been found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 in Social Security disability payments.
A federal jury deliberated for around 10 hours before finding 58-year-old Dr. John Owings guilty Friday of 20 counts of theft of government property and one count of concealing or failing to disclose an event affecting right to a government benefit, news outlets reported.
Woman’s Department Club has empowered women for decades
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — In 1919 —at a time when there were limited educational opportunities for women — the Woman's Department Club emerged as a place Shreveport women could learn from each other.
It was organized in November 1919 by a group of ladies inspired by the city's oldest literary club — the Hypatia Club.
Louisiana mother gets jail time for children missing school
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says a woman whose children missed almost two years of school has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart tells KTBS-TV that 35-year-old Fathimah Slack pleaded guilty to improper supervision. She appeared in parish juvenile court Thursday.
Guilty plea: barcode scheme used to steal $180,000 in goods
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.
2nd prison guard pleads guilty in chemical spray cover-up
A second former prison guard has pleaded guilty to covering up an incident in which he and other officers used a chemical spray on five kneeling, handcuffed inmates at a privately run Louisiana prison. Three other ex-guards are scheduled for federal trial April 15.
Centenary students get a boost to LSU law school
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A private college in north Louisiana says it has a new agreement giving a law school boost for students who are graduating with a minor in legal studies and are interested in public interest careers.
Officials at Centenary College in Shreveport say a memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday gives those students a good chance of admission to LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center — though not a guarantee — and automatic consideration for financial aid.
Louisiana man pleads guilty in livestreamed killing
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to murdering his former girlfriend while she was livestreaming on Facebook.
News agencies report that 37-year-old Johnathan Robinson of Shreveport pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder of 27-year-old Rannita Williams.
The plea agreement means he cannot be sentenced to death and must be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Court-martial: 35 years for airman who killed roommate
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A court-martial in Louisiana has sentenced a 22-year-old airman to 35 years in prison for killing his roommate in Guam last year.
The seven-officer panel sentenced Isaiah Edwards on Tuesday in the March 27 stabbing death of 20-year-old Bradley Hale, news agencies reported.
Edwards will be dishonorably discharged from the Air Force.
Chief: Louisiana officer was fatally shot by her boyfriend
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The man who killed a Louisiana police officer as she left for work was her boyfriend and the father of her child, authorities said.
At a news conference Wednesday, Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond said Treveon Anderson, 26, shot and killed Officer Chateri Payne on Jan. 9.
"We believe Anderson shot and killed her, then concocted the false narrative of her being murdered by an unknown suspect," Raymond told news outlets.
Trial delayed for man charged in Louisiana officer’s death
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing a police officer in Louisiana in 2015 has been delayed again.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office said in a news release that the trial of 31-year-old Grover Cannon has been delayed at the request of defense attorneys.
Cannon is charged in the shooting death of Shreveport police officer Thomas LaValley, who was killed when he responded to a report of a prowler.
3 arrested in death of Louisiana officer leaving for work
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer preparing to go to work.
Funeral arrangements set for officer shot leaving for work
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a recently graduated Louisiana police officer who was fatally shot shortly before a night shift.
News outlets report a public viewing and family hour service for 22-year-old Chateri Payne will be held Friday, while her funeral will take place Saturday morning at Summer Grove Baptist Church.
Louisiana Film Prize seeks short-film competition applicants
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana short-film competition is seeking applicants for its 2019 film prize, which will award $50,000 to the winning director.
To be eligible for the Louisiana Film Prize, independent filmmakers must produce an original short film ranging from five minutes to 15 minutes in designated parishes in northwest Louisiana.
This year, competition filming locations will expand to include Lincoln Parish, with downtown Ruston and Louisiana Tech University.
Health system announces plans for hospital renovation
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.
Louisiana police officer fatally shot while leaving for work
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A recently graduated Louisiana police officer has been fatally shot as she was in uniform leaving for work on the night shift.
Officer Chateri Payne, who had graduated from the police academy Nov. 16, died within hours of being shot outside a home Wednesday night, Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond said Thursday during a livestreamed news conference.
Court-martial pretrial hearing in airman’s death in Guam
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Air Force electronic warfare journeyman has pleaded innocent to a murder charge accusing him of stabbing and slitting his roommate's throat while they were temporarily assigned to a base in Guam.
News agencies report that court-martial proceedings began Monday for Isaiah Edwards. He is charged with killing 20-year-old Bradley Hale of Montgomery County, Texas.
Airman’s trial Monday in 2nd airman’s stabbing death in Guam
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A court-martial is scheduled Monday for a Louisiana-based airman accused of stabbing his roommate to death in their quarters at an Air Force base in Guam, the Air Force said.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards is charged with murder of 20-year-old Airman 1st Class Bradley Hale on March 26 at Andersen Air Force Base.
An Air Force panel will hear the case in the federal district court in Shreveport, Louisiana.