Author: Joseph Lafave

Shreveport Guardsmen Lead The Way Through Grueling Training Exercise

Local Guardsmen of the 2-108th Cavalry Squadron recently completed a rotation at the Louisiana National Guard’s Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), the largest training event this year. During the three-week event at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, the Soldier’s train on and hone their basic warfighting skills, and build up meaningful relationships which are vital to the Squadron’s success. At first, the training events are focused on small unit tactics and sharpening the individual Soldier’s combat abilities. As the training progresses, the events become larger and more complex. The culminating event of XCTC is the three day Field Training Exercise (FTX)....

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Shreveport City Council: Setting The Field For Election 2018

By 4:30 pm Friday (July 20), all the Shreveport city council wannabes will be known. In the meantime, some are definitely in, others are definitely out, and some on the fence. Currently, four council members can seek re-election. Three council members are finishing a second term and can not run again this year. Willie Bradford currently represents District A for north and northwest Shreveport. He will seek re-election. Lloyd Anderson has announced he will run for the District A seat. Shreveport attorney Jeremy Babers may also enter this race. Bradford, Anderson, and Babers are black male Democrats. Jeff Everson...

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SPD Chief Crump Stands Up Caddo Commission At Funding Meeting

Ever had a dinner party and the guest of honor was a no-show? If so, you can share the sentiments of a dozen or so public officials who wanted to discuss Commission funding of sheriff patrols in the city limits. Nine of the twelve Commissioners, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and his top two deputies, a representative of the Shreveport Marshal’s office and numerous Commission officials recently met to discuss a recommendation to the full commission for a July 5 vote. This meeting was a follow up to a “crime summit” meeting held by Prator that was attended by Shreveport...

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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,” CDC officials said in the report, which was released via the Center’s publication Vital Signs. The report also indicated that the suicide rate has risen in 49 out of 50 states, with only Nevada seeing a decrease. North Dakota had the biggest increase, with its suicide rate rising by 57.6 percent....

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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 multiple houses on Mertis Street near Catherine Street and Frederick Street. One man, 20-year-old Deandrew Mosley, was wounded in the lower part of his body. Mosley was driven to University Health hospital by a private vehicle and is described as having “non-life threatening” injuries. Detectives arrived on the scene shortly after receiving multiple reports of shots fired....

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