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Check cashing fraud draws 20 year federal sentence for Shreveport man, 42

A fraudulent scheme involving check cashing that netted almost 400k ended with a 20-year federal prison sentence for a 42-year-old Shreve...

Local "Flea Market Boutique" is scaring up great deals and a pumpkin contest

Just taking a few steps into a favorite Texarkana destination can provide a mountain of decorating ideas for fall - or any season.  No...

It's Slammer Time for man and woman who made and passed counterfeit $100 bills in Shreveport

It's NOT going to be raining $100 bills for a Florida man and a Texas woman after they were sentenced for making, possessing and pass...

Will a donation by Interim Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell to Obama official against Sen. John Cornyn complicate his 2020 Republican primary race?

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of analytical opinion articles on local races in the ArkLaTex for the 2020 election cycl...

Could the absence of liquor in Brookshires spur new Highlands liquor store

Earlier this year Shreveport councilman Grayson Boucher pushed to amend Shreveport’s out-dated liquor ordinance to allow sales in grocery...

Odds of who will be the next chair of the Shreveport City Council

Not many people are talking about it right now, but the next chair of the Shreveport City Council is beginning to become an issue. John S...

Shreveport mayor and council are evidence of courage under fire

Ugly. Brutal. Disgusting. Disrespectful. Divisive. And that is just for starters. The Shreveport city council meeting on Tuesday was ...

Lots of "C's" in the news as local politics in Shreveport invade police chief nomination

It’s rare any one topic ever gets more press, online chatter and noise than LSU and Saints football collectively. However, the continui...

Is there a name on the City Council agenda for Shreveport Police Chief?

Could it be that there is no name on the City Council agenda for Shreveport Police Chief? Yep – its still a mystery as to who Shrevepor...

The benefits of being a Shreveport Airport Authority board member

The Shreveport Airport Authority has been in the news constantly. So what are the benefits of being a board member? Columnist John Settle...

Bad timing: The Shreveport bond propositions and the new police chief?

Its often said that timing is everything in politics. Both bad and good. In a perfect world, the selection of Shreveport’s new police ch...

Attorney for asylum seekers chosen as speaker on Constitution Day that celebrates US citizenship

Centenary College seems to be taking a political position against the Trump administration's immigration policies with its choice of ...

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 ...