Latest Shreveport News

Rapper Mystikal again accused of rape; held without bond

Aug. 04, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

Rapper Mystikal was jailed in Louisiana on Monday, accused of rape more than a year after prosecutors dropped charges that had kept him jailed for 18 months in another part of the state. Michael “Mystikal” Tyler was arrested on charges including rape and domestic abuse battery,...

Judge disqualifies Louisiana mayor from reelection bid

Aug. 02, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor was disqualified Tuesday from running for reelection because he registered for the race using the wrong address. State District Judge Brady O'Callaghan's ruling disqualifying Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins from this year’s election can...

Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula, dies at 95

Jul. 31, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95. Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday....

Shreveport public artist Ka'Davien Baylor to debut new mural

Jul. 31, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — You may have seen bright, colorful murals popping up all over Shreveport recently and wondered what has been going on. Artist Ka’Davien Baylor has been making his mark on the city in hopes of inspiring change and creativity. Baylor jokes that he’s been...

Photographer tells story at Red River wildlife refuge

Jul. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — As people walk into the Red River National Wildlife Refuge they are welcomed with large colorful displays filled with photos of what animals can be seen at the refuge. On the side of the photos, in very small print, is the name of the photographer. The majority of them...

Louisiana abortion ban again blocked by judge

Jul. 21, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Abortion clinics in Louisiana can continue operating while a lawsuit challenging the state’s near total ban on abortions is resolved, a state judge ruled Thursday. The preliminary injunction issued by state district judge Donald Johnson in Baton Rouge is...

Bill would give state building to Shreveport city agency

Jul. 17, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A bill pending in the Louisiana Senate would give control of a state office building in Shreveport to a local government agency, part of a plan to consolidate state workers in a new downtown home. KTBS-TV reports that a Senate committee is scheduled to vote...

Louisiana man, 26, gets 70 years for 2020 crossbow slaying

Jul. 14, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 26-year-old Louisiana man was been sentenced Thursday to 70 in years in prison for killing a man with a crossbow in 2020. Daniel Ralph Haire had been convicted in May of manslaughter in the death of Rodney Christopher Nordby, 33, the Caddo Parish District...

'Fighting for one day': Louisiana abortion clinic still open

Jul. 07, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Fielding a call from a woman seeking an abortion, the director of Hope Medical Group for Women tried to answer as best she could. Yes, federal protections for abortion had been overturned, she said. The clinic was still open — but there's a waiting list...

NW Louisiana 145-year-old church is Civil Rights landmark

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For over 47 years a Shreveport building has stood vacant, as time slowly eats away at the ceiling like a cancerous cell taking over a body. Within these walls lives the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others who laid the road to the Civil...