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17 Facts About Children Who Live Without Their Fathers

Children who live without their fathers, are, on average, more likely to have problems in school performance (Hetherington & Stanley-Hagan, 1997; Horn & Sylvester, 2002; Kelly, 2000). They are more likely to have lower scores on achievement tests (McLanahan...

CDC: US Suicide Rate On The Rise

A new report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that the suicide rate in the United States has risen by 30 percent since 1999, and almost 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. "Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US,"...

Shreveport Police Are Searching For Shooting Suspect

SHREVEPORT, LA, May 23, 2018- Shreveport Police are searching for a man they believe is responsible for a mid-day shooting that took place Monday, May 21, 2018. According to a press release from the department, 19-year-old Carnell Briggs shot several weapons at...

What’s The Priority: Crime Crisis or Cross Bayou?

If Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler or the Shreveport City Council had a magic wand, what would they wish for? A proposed billion dollar development on Cross Bayou or safe streets? Would they want to fund infrastructure improvements for Cross Bayou or for more law...

E-Cig Explosion Kills Man In Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida, May 17, 2018- authorities have confirmed that a Florida man was killed earlier this month after his e-cigarette exploded in his face, sending shards of metal into his brain and simultaneously starting a fire inside his home, according to an...

Family Asks For Help Finding Missing Senior

Family members of are asking for the public's help finding Helen Marie Bertrand, who went missing after 7 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from The Village Station convenience store in Maurice, Louisiana. According to family members, Bertrand is 75 years old, has blue eyes...

Police Search For Auto Zone Robbery Suspects

Two masked men entered the Auto Zone store on Greenwood Road Wednesday night as it was closing and demanded that the employees empty out the cash register. The two men brandished a weapon and left the employees with no alternative but to comply. The bandits made off...

Resolution Supporting Cross Bayou Is A Bad Idea

So when did the Shreveport City Council start telling the Mayor what to do? That’s exactly what a resolution introduced by Councilman Willie Bradford attempts to accomplish. Bradford (not to be confused with city attorney Will Bradford) has introduced a resolution...

Shreveport City Council Honors Joe Shyne

It was fitting that the Shreveport City Council voted unanimously on April 24th to place commemorative markers on Alton Street to celebrate the public service of former City Councilman Joe Shyne. Shyne has lived on Alton Street for over 40 years. It was appropriate...

Two Shreveport Mayor Hopefuls, Compared

Both Adrian Perkins and Lee O. Savage formally announced their campaigns for Shreveport mayor last week. The two events were like night and day. More like a dark, no stars, no moon night and a bright, no clouds sunny day. The only real similarities were that both...

Caddo Commisioner Lynn Cawthorne Indicted For Fraud

Caddo Parish District 6 commissioner Lynn Cawthorne has been indicted after Federal investigators discovered he had been stealing money from a child nutrition program for his own personal use. Cawthrone was president of the United Citizens and Neighborhood, a charity...

Alleged Regions Bank Robber Captured

SHREVEPORT, April 25, 2018- Shreveport Police officials have captured a man they suspect may have robbed a Regions Bank in the 6800 block of Pines Road on April 23, 2018. According to a Shreveport Police Facebook post, Mark Longenecker was arrested around 6:30 am on...

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