Author: Joseph Lafave

Community Members Team Up To Save Lives With F.I.R.S.T. Chance

When a person suffers a traumatic injury, seconds count. In emergency medicine they call it “The Golden Hour”. Doctors agree that if a person with a traumatic injury is able to reach an operating room within one hour of injury, their chances of survival are greatly increased. Sometimes an injury is so severe the wounded person doesn’t have an hour. Police face danger every day that they hit the streets, and one of the biggest dangers they face is being shot. Bullet wounds can be particularly damaging, as they can cause massive tissue damage and can cause a person...

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Medical Helicopter Crash In Arkansas Leaves Three Dead

A medical helicopter belonging to Pafford EMS crashed Sunday night in Arkansas County, close to the city of DeWitt, leaving all three crew members dead. Dewitt sits approximately 60 miles southeast of Little Rock. The helicopter reportedly did not have a patient on board. Of the three killed one man, John “Trey” Auld III was from Shreveport, Louisiana. According to KSLA before working for Pafford Auld was a volunteer firefighter. Auld was also a member of the Krewe of Centaur and was recently made the Krewe’s Duke of Fun. On a Facebook post made Sunday night, Pafford officials said...

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Shreveport Chosen As Testbed For Free Financial Counseling Service

Shreveport has been chosen by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to receive technology support and grant money to replicate the successful Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) concept. The grant money and support will help the city establish one-on-one financial counseling for Shreveport residents. A major portion of the grant money comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their American Cities initiative. “Shreveport is proud to be among the cities chosen to empower those who are struggling financially. Every citizen needs access to opportunity,” said Mayor Ollie Tyler. “My vision for Shreveport is that everyone is afforded an economic opportunity...

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Caddo Sheriff’s Academy Graduates New Recruit Class

Thursday, November 16th, the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy graduated it’s 42nd basic training class after roughly 7 weeks of intensive training. The graduation took place at 4 p.m. Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator was the guest speaker. The graduates have received more than 360 hours of instruction in several critical law enforce fields including law, patrol activities, traffic services, report writing, investigations, firearms, first aid, and criminal justice. The 33 Cadets represented 11 different agencies from around Northwest Louisiana, including Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, three students from the Camp Minden Military...

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New Organization Aims To Support Medical Spouses In Shreveport

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport brings in a lot of students from around the country to study and train. LSUHSC-S is home to a medical school, a PA program, several medical residencies and fellowships, along with other allied health programs. Students in these programs spend a lot of time dedicated just to their studies and work, leaving their spouses to take care of the household alone in their absence. A new group called Shreveport Medical Spouses now brings the partners of these medical professionals together to offer support and fellowship. The idea for the group started in 2016,...

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