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No. 12 BYU draws upstart UAB as Independence Bowl opponent

Dec. 05, 2021 16:16 PM EST

No. 12 BYU (10-2, Independent) vs. UAB (8-4, Conference USA), Dec. 18. 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana TOP PLAYERS BYU: RB Tyler Allgeier, 1,409 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns. UAB: RB DeWayne...

Caddo Parish Commission appoints Jones to fill vacated seat

Dec. 01, 2021 11:30 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana pastor is the newest member of the Caddo Parish Commission, the parish's governing authority. Commissioners on Monday selected Steffon Jones, on an interim basis, to fill the District 6 seat left vacant by Lynn Cawthorne, who resigned...

Southern University Law Center adds Shreveport site

Nov. 27, 2021 13:25 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport campus of the Southern University Law Center will begin classes in a renovated library in January. The inaugural class will be comprised of eight Southern University Law students who will be in their last semester, The Shreveport...

Will Smith gifts Louisiana high school a showing of new film

Nov. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — ​​It was a bright and sunny Friday morning when a Shreveport high school received a private showing of a film from, Will Smith. On Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. Cinemark Tinseltown and Regal Louisiana Boardwalk ushered in bus after bus of Southwood...

State Supreme Court to consider Ochsner vaccine mandates

Nov. 18, 2021 17:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court will hear arguments next month on whether the state’s largest health care provider can require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Cases involving Ochsner Health employees in the Shreveport and Lafayette...

10-year-old's sneakers inspired by love for LSU, Converse

Nov. 13, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Lifting the lid that displays an animation of her face, 10-year-old Paris LaCour pulls from the box a pair of designer-made high-top sneakers colored in homage to Louisiana State University and crafted with top-of-the-line Italian leather. She is the designer — the...

Football to return to Shreveport's Centenary College

Nov. 10, 2021 16:17 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After more than 50 years without a football program, the game is returning to Centenary College. “We haven’t played football here for quite some time, but the wait is over. Today, I am so excited and proud to announce that Centenary will be...

Southern University Shreveport chancellor to resign

Nov. 09, 2021 15:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of Southern University Shreveport is resigning, effective Dec. 31. Chancellor Rodney Ellis has served in the post since 2016. He asked to take personal leave until his resignation date to focus on family matters, Southern University...

Commissioner pleads guilty to defrauding child food program

Nov. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Caddo Parish commissioner and his sister pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges last week in U.S. District Court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, 54, and Belena Turner, 50, both of...

Man wanted in death of 3 killed by state police

Nov. 05, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

WISNER, La. (AP) — A man suspected of killing three people in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport was shot and killed hours later by state police after holing up at an apartment in northeast Louisiana and firing at local sheriff's deputies, authorities said Friday. ...