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What does the Shreveport Airport Authority Board actually do?

Everyone in Shreveport may have wondered this at one time or another. Now columnist John Settle asks the question: "So what are the ...

Are two Shreveport City Council members leaking the Audit Report?

Columnist John Settle is puzzled, and he is asking a simple question: Are Councilmen Nickelson and Boucher leaking the audit report? &q...

Convicted felon sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegal firearm possession

North Louisiana is getting serious about enforcing existing gun laws, and that proved to be bad news for a Bastrop resident. U.S. Distr...

Louisiana man who purchased 10 AR-15 rifles faces federal prison for lying on ATF form

If you're thinking of not telling the truth when you buy a gun, you should reconsider that decision. Jerry A. Morgan, 30, pleaded g...

Perception of increase in crime unsupported by facts

There seems to be a perception of an increase in crime, but columnist John Settle says this view is not supported by facts. Ok, I get it...

Columnist answers reader responses to Chris David Political Signs opinion article

Reader's response to John Settle's article about political signs in Caddo Parish was tremendous. So the columnist is making a r...

Marine Unit offers boating safety course

Being safe on the water is more important than ever as several accidents have claimed the lives of ArkLaTexans in recent years. Caddo S...

Centenary College and Northwestern State partner for nursing degree program

Two well known Ark-La-Tex institutions of higher education are joining forces to help relieve the shortage of nurses in our area. Repre...

Mudbugs and Watermelon? Find out what they have in common

Mudbugs and watermelon... What do they have in common? It’s not a trick question. But it is a question that the Shreveport Airport Aut...

Is Chris David following the rules on political yard signs?

People have been talking a lot about political yard signs. Columnist John Settle asks the question: Is Chris David following the rules? ...

Shreveport Police prepares for new chief to be named

In a few weeks. Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins will announce his selection for Shreveport’s next permanent police chief. Former SPD ch...

Lessons learned from Laser-Guided Bomb Unit testing at Barksdale AFB

Laser-Guided Bomb Units, commonly referred to as LGB’s, were dropped from the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress for the first time in near...

California man arrested for allegedly removing money from Caddo Parish bank accounts

A California man was arrested in Shreveport on Saturday for allegedly asking bank customers for account information and PIN number in frau...

K-9 deputy "Endy" retires from service

One of the ArkLaTex's favorite deputies is retiring, and people all across Northeast Texas wish him well. Deputy Endy, from Smith C...

Money used for Shreveport Air Authority's local sponsorships raises ethical concerns

  A long list of popular events in Shreveport receives sponsorship money from the Air Authority. Should citizens be concerned? Columnist ...

Widow of postman gunned down while delivering the mail makes heart-wrenching City Council appearance

There was not a dry eye in the Shreveport City Council chambers in mid-August. And there shouldn’t have been. Ivy Shelby-Williams addre...

Sooners overtake Razorbacks on Sunday night

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Soccer (1-1) fell in double overtime to the Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) in front of 2,241 fans on Sunday night ...

Caddo Commission will interview candidates for Registrar of Voters

Long-time registrar Ernie Roberson resigned effective July 15. The Caddo Commission must appoint his successor by Oct. 14 Twenty-one ap...

Why build a new Shreveport police station when you can renovate: OPINION

Shreveport's police department currently has many problems with its current facilities, and te bond issue looks to remedy that. Col...

Former Texarkanian Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed as FOX News contributor across all platforms

The woman that Texarkana citizens once knew as Mike Huckabee's super sweet and brilliant daughter while he was the pastor at Beech Str...

Texas woman finds 3.72-carat yellow diamond at Murfreesboro, Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park

It was a big day at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, and it changed a Texas woman's life. Twenty-seven-year-old Miranda...

Shreveport-Bossier metro area is losing jobs

The Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area is a statistical area (MSA) that covers the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and Desoto...

Are Fuller, Nickelson, Boucher teaming up to deny 55,000 voters the right to vote on bond issue? OPINION

Are a few elected officials in Shreveport trying to deny their constituents the right to vote? Columnist John Settle has a definite opini...

Caddo Commission elections slated for Fall, 2019

The terms of all twelve  Caddo Parish commissioners end this year. Well... technically at the first Commission meeting of next year. T...

Military working dogs to get a new roof over their heads

If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for military working dogs, what would yo...

The inspiring story of a local church that went from renting a conference room to owning their own church with no debt in 8 months

Even the most informed Ark-La-Tex citizen could be excused for not having heard of Legacy Baptist Church. That's because it's bra...

Why would three Shreveport City Council members vote to stop the public from voting for bond package?

A group of Shreveport City Council members was apparently not interested in voters' opinion of the bond package.  Columnist John Se...

National Weather Service transmitter is out of service until further notice for Shreveport

The Shreveport branch of the National Weather Service just announced that its radio transmitter is out of service until further notice. T...

Shreveport liquor stores must have a lot of political clout: OPINION

Do liquor stores really have more clout than grocery stores with the Shreveport City Council? Columnist John Settle discusses the issue o...

Shreveport bond election: Who will oppose? Who will support?

Sides will soon become apparent in the much-discussed bond election in Shreveport. Columnist John Settle discusses what's at stake. ...

Theron Jackson replacement on Shreveport Metro Planning Commission could happen Aug. 22

Theron Jackson resigned from the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) board last week. That leaves 8 members. The Cadd...

Rumors are circulating about a recall of Shreveport City Council members

Will voters seek to recall some Shreveport City Council members? Columnist John Settle gives his opinion on what's at stake. Maybe ...

Did Caddo Commission candidate Chris David vote outside district for mayor?

Political races always bring out the gossip mongers, and especially in today’s world of social media. Candidates suddenly realize that ...