Statewide News

Bossier Parish closes bridge on Swan Lake Road

The bridge on Swan Lake Road just north of Modica Lott Road has been closed by Bossier Parish after a routine inspection by the Parish Engineer found the bridge in need of emergency repairs.

Fire officials investigating house fire

The Shreveport Fire Department is looking into three fires that have taken place on the 3100 Block of Jonquil St. that began on Saturday. The home of the Roberson family at 3051 was completely destroyed last Monday night.

Shreveport Fire Department Issues Moratorium on Burn Permits Inside the City Limits

Caddo Parish has issued a burn ban for the entire parish. Inside the city limits is always under a burn ban but a permit can be attained from SFD Fire Prevention Bureau to burn.

DPS corporal killed in traffic collision

A DPS Highway Patrol corporal was killed in an on-duty traffic crash Monday night in Montague County.

National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be sponsoring the 30th Annual Wildlife and Forestry Festival, a Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Saturday, September 25, 2010.

Susan G. Komen has a new home

SHREVEPORT - The 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held Saturday in Bossier City and the event now has a new home. Participants showed off their pink T-shirts at the CenturyTel Center.

Burn ban in effect

Today three local parishes, Caddo, Bossier and Webster issued burn bans. The main problem for our area is miles of dry grass along area highways and the interstate.

TABC reverses Smith County moratorium

Earlier this year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission put a moratorium on liquor sales in Smith County. But some new revisions will bring big business to local distributors.

Feds reject Texas' request for $830M for schools

By APRIL CASTRO / Associated Press The U.S. Department of Education has rejected Texas' application for $830 million in federal money for schools and asked the state to resubmit its request without conditions.

Escaped Texas sex offender captured in Florida

Billy Twayne Gibson, a registered sex offender who escaped from custody in Dallas last Saturday, was arrested this morning in Miami Springs, Florida, after police there received a tip about his whereabouts.