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Southern beats Grambling State 49-7 in Bayou Classic

Apr. 17, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Ladarius Skelton completed 6 of 8 passes for 102 yards and ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and Southern beat Grambling State 49-7 on Saturday. Skelton was awarded his third straight Bayou Classic MVP as he helped the Jaguars (5-1, 4-1...

Earthquake reported near Louisiana-Texas border

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A second earthquake has sent some shock waves to parts of north Louisiana near the Texas border. A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was registered about 7:43 p.m. Thursday, about 6 miles west of Blanchard, Louisiana and near the border with Texas, the...

Inmate found guilty in drug conspiracy case

Apr. 14, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 42-year-old man serving time in Louisiana's maximum security prison has been found guilty in a drug conspiracy case, federal authorities said Wednesday. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said a federal jury found Damione Brock guilty...

Louisiana med school chancellor on leave after complaints

Apr. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The head of a Louisiana medical school is on administrative leave while the university investigates allegations that he suppressed students’ complaints about sexual harassment and retaliated against faculty members who supported the students. ...

Coroner: Louisiana inmate died of problems with diabetes

Apr. 13, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner says an investigation showed that an inmate died last month of problems related to diabetes. Casey Louis Simpson, 31, was found unresponsive March 16 in his cell at Caddo Correctional Center, where he had been jailed several...

Confederate monument to stay on national register after move

Apr. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, LA (AP) — A Confederate monument will still be on the National Register of Historic Places after it takes a trip from a northwest Louisiana courthouse to a privately owned Civil War battlefield site. KSLA-TV reports that the Shreveport...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Bossier City mayor gets a jump on the transition of power

Apr. 02, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The outgoing mayor of a north Louisiana city is providing office space at City Hall for the candidate who defeated him. The Shreveport Times reports that Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker is also providing the...

Weak earthquake hits Northwest Louisiana

Apr. 01, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A minor earthquake early Thursday shook Northwest Louisiana, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed. A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Blanchard area, northwest of Shreveport, in Caddo Parish about...

Louisiana coroner: autopsy found no trauma in inmate death

Apr. 01, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy did not find any evidence of trauma in the death of a 31-year-old Louisiana jail inmate. Casey Louis Simpson died March 16, he Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said. He had been found unresponsive in his cell at the...