SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury has convicted a woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Shreveport six years ago.
Jurors found Emily Renee Fields guilty of obstruction of justice late Wednesday after an hour's deliberation in Caddo Parish District Court.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The 33-year-old Texas woman drove alone four hours through the night to get to the Louisiana abortion clinic for a consultation. She initially planned to sleep in her car, but an advocacy group helped arrange a hotel room.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who admitted beating his estranged wife while their three children hid in a closet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The oldest child, a 10-year-old boy, called 911 — and the beating was still going on when Shreveport police kicked in a bedroom door on Feb.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner’s office has released the name of a baby found dead in a lake after his mother allegedly threw him and his older brother into the water.
The child was identified as 10-month-old Joshua Black, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said in a news release Wednesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies punched a Black man so brutally while booking him into a north Louisiana jail two years ago that they broke his nose and left eye socket, civil libertarians said in challenging Louisiana's one-year statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging police abuse.
SHREVEPORT,La. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing two of her children into a Louisiana lake has been extradited from Texas to Louisiana, where she faces a murder charge that could send her to jail for life.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police believe two children were thrown from a bridge Friday into northwest Louisiana's Cross Lake, where one of the children was pulled from the water dead and one survived but had life-threatening injuries.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mayors of two Louisiana cities have announced a friendly competition aimed at bolstering efforts to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.
Adrian Perkins, the mayor of Shreveport in northwest Louisiana, and Nic Hunter, the mayor of Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana are vying to see which city can achieve the higher increase in first-dose vaccinations.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A fight Friday at the same Louisiana high school where 14 students were arrested a day earlier has resulted in more students facing charges.
Two groups of teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, were involved in the fight at Southwood High School in Shreveport, said Caddo Parish Sheriff's Sgt.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a man shot and killed Saturday by a Shreveport officer had struggled with the officer and pulled a gun.
The state agency said in a Sunday news release that it is investigating the shooting that killed 30-year-old Desmond Lewis of Bossier City.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana businessman pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday and accepted a 15-year prison sentence in connection with an investment con that drew tens of millions of dollars from individuals and banks, federal prosecutors said.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Lauren Debroeck slowly leans in closer to her husband’s face, hoping this might be the day he wakes up after nearly a month.
Debroeck does her hair and makeup impeccably each morning because she wants him to look at her and know that, despite the maze of wires and tubes around his hospital bed, everything is OK.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A journalist who edited a Gannett newspaper in Arkansas and won multiple Arkansas Press Association writing awards is the new top editor at the chain’s northwest Louisiana newspaper.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world's largest operating steam locomotive has several Louisiana whistle-stops and overnight stays in two cities as part of a 10-state tour.
Big Boy No. 4014 will be on display Saturday in New Orleans, where it will arrive Friday night and leave Sunday morning on its way back to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A chain-reaction wreck has killed three people and injured three others in northwest Louisiana's largest city.
Shreveport police tell local news outlets that a truck lost a tire on Interstate 20 around 2 a.m.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana faces a fourth wave of rapidly escalating coronavirus cases, a top executive for the four-hospital Willis-Knighton Health System doesn't see any respite coming soon.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An 82-year-old auxiliary sheriff’s deputy died Friday in Louisiana when his parked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a car as the deputy diverted traffic near the earlier crash of two trucks on an interstate, authorities said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The nation's only historically Black university system will be searching for a new leader.
The Southern University System in Louisiana announced Friday that its president and chancellor, Ray Belton, will be retiring in the fall.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport City Council will decide whether to exempt casinos from a citywide smoking ban.
The council last year voted to ban smoking in all workplaces and bars. KSLA reports that the Shreveport City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to exempt casinos from the smoking ban.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has been charged with malfeasance in connection with the death of a 68-year-old man he and other deputies had arrested while they were trying to conduct a search.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of a Louisiana medical school resigned the post Thursday, a day after he was reinstated following an investigation into his handling of students' sexual harassment complaints.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Oklahoma State have scheduled a home and home football series for the 2028 and 2029 seasons.
The Crimson Tide’s series with Notre Dame will move to the 2029 and 2030 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-area animation studio will add six permanent jobs in a planned expansion, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Thursday.
Swaybox Studios in Jefferson Parish will add six new permanent jobs with an average annual salary of $62,800 plus benefits.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Parts of the South could see strong thunderstorms that bring the potential for some flooding.
The national Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a marginal risk of severe storms on Tuesday for parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The director of a north Louisiana city's airports is resigning.
Shreveport Regional Airport Director Wade Davis submitted his resignation Monday, citing personal reasons, news outlets reported.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A funeral service will be held Thursday for a Louisiana oilman and philanthropist who died when his small stunt jet crashed into a lake.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in a Louisiana city who have been sued by the family of a Black man after he died in police custody deny allegations that the man spent 48 minutes in a patrol car unattended and without medical attention.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana oilman who survived a fatal explosion and house fire in 2019 has died in the crash of a one-seat jet plane assembled from a kit.
Fred L. Phillips of Shreveport died Sunday afternoon when his single-engine SubSonex plane with tail number N465JC crashed into Cross Lake, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been found guilty of shooting an AK-47 at random from his car on an interstate highway and killing another driver.
Jurors on Friday convicted John Fitzgerald Chatman, 34, of Shreveport of second-degree murder in the 2016 death of 25-year-old Donald Young of Shreveport, the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office said.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport Police Department has purchased 400 body cameras with the help of a group of concerned business people who formed last summer after the death of George Floyd.
Police in the northern city have had limited use of body cameras over the the last 10 years, KTBS-TV reported.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After a winter freeze that crippled drinking water systems across the region, the city of Shreveport is launching a $36.5 million project designed to improve its drinking water infrastructure.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Louisiana police officer on a charge accusing him of injuring an arrested man by a number of means, including punching him, pistol-whipping him and slamming his head to the ground.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A fire at a northwest Louisiana condominium complex has destroyed 30 units.
The Shreveport Fire Department tells local news outlets that it took three-and-a-half hours Wednesday to bring the blaze under control at the Fairfield Oaks condominium complex south of downtown.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people.
The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time employees who were present for at least 90% of their scheduled workdays during the 2020-21 school year.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The outgoing mayor of a north Louisiana city is providing office space at City Hall for the candidate who defeated him.
The Shreveport Times reports that Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker is also providing the mayor-elect, Tommy Chandler, full access to city staff and resources.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A minor earthquake early Thursday shook Northwest Louisiana, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed.
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Blanchard area, northwest of Shreveport, in Caddo Parish about 2:30 a.m., multiple news outlets reported.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy did not find any evidence of trauma in the death of a 31-year-old Louisiana jail inmate.
Casey Louis Simpson died March 16, he Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district has approved a $1,000 one-time supplement for employees to thank them for their work during a school year filled with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Dec. 13 trial date was set Monday for four Louisiana police officers facing charges including negligent homicide in the death of a 44-year-old Black man, north Louisiana news outlets reported.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two former Louisiana College students as part of a scheme to steal money from other students, federal prosecutors said.
Hayden Philip Breaux, 21, of Houma, and D’Quincy Marquis Jones, 23, of Baton Rouge, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and five counts of identity theft, the U.S.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana college has announced plans to hold spring graduation ceremonies on May 8 for the class of 2021 — and for the class of 2020.
Centenary College in Shreveport said in a news release that the 2021 class will be recognized at a morning ceremony.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family members of a Black man who died after an altercation with police filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a northwest Louisiana city, its police chief and four of its officers.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The city of Shreveport is weighing whether to get rid of jail time for some small marijuana related offenses.
Local media report that the bipartisan proposal was put forward by two city council members — Republican John Nickelson and Democrat Tabatha Taylor — during a Tuesday council meeting.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — It’s been a rough road for Doris Norris, 60, of Sieper who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August.
To help ease some of the financial burden Norris and her husband Terry are facing, the Christian Riders of Pineville and Taboo Harley-Davidson in Alexandria held a benefit ride and luncheon last weekend.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A shooting at a Mississippi restaurant during a drug deal that left one person dead has resulted in prison time for a Louisiana man.
U.S. District Judge Taylor B. McNeel on Wednesday sentenced Demethius Dixon, 29, of Shreveport, Louisiana, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for carrying and using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, resulting in the firearm being discharged, Acting U.S.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After the problems suffered by the city's water system during the recent deep freeze, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins said he is asking the city council for a meeting to discuss infrastructure improvements and will be doing a review to figure out what went wrong.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A homeless Louisiana man was among six people whose deaths were caused by the winter storm last week, authorities said Thursday.
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said in a news release that the body of 61-year-old James Delbert Cunningham was found about 9:15 p.m.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back, and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents.