Author: Joseph Lafave

Man Convicted For 2016 Murder

A Caddo District Court jury has found Cameron Deshane Lewis, 28, guilty of murder on January 10, 2018. According to a press release from the Caddo District Attorney’s Office: Cameron Deshane Lewis was found guilty of the February 22, 2016 slaying of Bryan Savage, killed during a burglary at his Woolworth Road residence. The six-man, six-woman jury deliberated less than an hour before returning to District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom with the unanimous verdict, guilty of second-degree murder, at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The jurors determined that Lewis and an accomplice broke into the Savage residence, shot...

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Shreveport Fire Department Is Hiring Firefighters

If you’re looking for a career change, you may not have to look further than the Shreveport Fire Department. SFD is holding an open house and recruitment event this Saturday, January 13th, 2018, from 10 AM- 1 PM at the Shreveport Fire Training Academy. According to the department, firefighters and staff will be available to talk to interested applicants and the public about personal experiences and what it’s like working for SFD. Firefighters from some of SFD’s specialized units will also be at the event to talk to prospective applicants about what it takes to become a firefighter, and...

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Flu Season Is In Full Swing In Louisiana

If you’re feeling a little under the weather, you aren’t alone. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, influenza or “flu” season is here and is wreaking havoc. “Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.” “In more severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year,” said Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health. “In Louisiana, we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for the current flu season.” According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Flu Season begins sometime...

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Prator Claims Victory As Crime Drops 3% In Rural Caddo

Caddo Parish Steve Prator was happy to announce that crime had been reduce in the rural communities of Caddo Parish in 2017. “Once again I’m happy to announce a drop in crime in Caddo Parish for 2017,” Prator said. “This reduction is a direct result of the hard work and partnership between the citizens and deputies.” According to 2017 crime statistics report for the parish, rural communities saw a three percent drop in crime rates. There were 1,362 reportable crimes in 2017 compared to 1,407 in 2016. The report also indicated a 63 fewer violent crimes than the previous...

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Man Pinned Under Car After South Shreveport Crash

A vehicle crash on Friday night has left one man hospitalized. According to Shreveport Police, 18-year-old Andre George was riding a dirt bike with no headlights when he was struck by a Chevrolet Impala driven by 22-year-old Shaquory Young. The accident occurred at the intersection of St. Vincent Ave and West 84th Street. The Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene and found George pinned underneath the Impala. After a lengthy extrication, George was transported to University Health with “serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.” Upon investigation, Shreveport Police officers determined that Young had George collided after Young stopped at a...

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