Author: Hank Miller

Confederate monument may be coming down

The ongoing battle between the Daughters of the Confederacy and Caddo Parish over the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the Parish courthouse may now be over. According to a press release from Caddo Parish, “The US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana denied a motion by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) to halt the removal of the Confederate monument at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. The ruling was issued Friday morning by US District Court Judge Robert G. James.’ “The Parish is pleased that the Court accepted our arguments that the UDC does...

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Dog Freezes To Death In South Highlands

A Shreveport couple found a stray dog frozen to death in their yard this yesterday morning. The dog was found at the corner of Richmond Ave and Ockley Ave on Sunday, January 14th, when the overnight temperature reached a low of 27°F. Unfortunately, this is not the first case that has been reported throughout the country this winter, but this is the first we’ve heard of in Caddo Parish. At the end of last year, Pennsylvania passed a law making it illegal for dogs to be kept outdoors for longer than 30 minutes during extremely hot (more than 90...

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Shreveport Ranks As Worst Place In America To Find A Job

Bad news if you’re looking for a job in the Shreveport area. According to a study by, Shreveport ranks 182nd out of 182 cities surveyed when it comes to finding a job. In front of Shreveport are cities such as Detroit, Michigan which came in at 181, and Jackson, Mississippi which got the 164 spot. Shreveport was determined to have worst job market and the 8th worst socio-economic score. According to the article, the surveyors looked at 26 indicators such as the number of jobs available, employment growth, unemployment rate and job satisfaction. They also looked as socio-economic...

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Shaun King’s Facebook Post About Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator Goes Viral

Political activist Shaun King took to social media today to denounce Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator after the Sheriff released a video where he discussed the upcoming release of prisoners from the Caddo Correctional Center. The video has already been viewed over 400,000 times from King’s facebook page. Shaun King’s FB post: The prisoners are being released under the Judicial Reinvestment Act, which seeks to release prisoners who are convicted of nonviolent crimes and have demonstrated good behavior. The Sheriff also noted in an earlier episode of his Straight Shootin’ video series that not all of the prisoners being...

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Meals on the Red Needs 600 Volunteers for March 2015 Event

In just one day, local volunteers will prepare 200,000 prepackaged meals to be used to feed the hungry in the Shreveport area over the next year. Numana Inc. will host Meals On the Red on March 28, 2015, at the Supper Club at 610 Commerce St. in downtown Shreveport, and they need your help.  The non-profit is asking for 600 local volunteers to join them from 10 AM to 4PM that day.  Volunteers will help in shifts of two hours and can select open time slots on the Numana Meals on the Red volunteer page. Numana is a non-profit...

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