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2 hospitalized after campus shooting in Louisiana

Oct. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Two people have been hospitalized after a shooting at Louisiana's Grambling State University. Trooper Michael Reichardt tells KTBS-TV that a person at a party on campus pulled out a gun and shot another attendee twice early Friday morning. He says one officer was shot in the leg while...

Judge: Louisiana city overcharged on residential sewer bills

Oct. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A judge says a northwest Louisiana city has been overcharging residential water and sewer customers for years. An attorney for Shreveport residents says in a news release that Caddo Parish Judge Michael Pitman ruled Monday without a full trial. Attorney Anne Wilkes said in an...

1 killed, 1 hurt in garage explosion in southwest Colorado

Oct. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed and a man was injured in an explosion and fire that destroyed a garage and damaged a home in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reports 72-year-old Fred Phillips, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was pulled from the perimeter of the burning structure...

Louisiana governor candidates lodge blows in final debate

Oct. 9, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' two major Republican opponents took their most direct swipes at each other Wednesday even as they struck at the Democratic incumbent in their final TV debate before the primary election. While Edwards remains in the lead, polls ahead of the Saturday...

Daughters of Confederacy: Monument removal could cost $1M

Oct. 7, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The United Daughters of the Confederacy says a monument in front of a Louisiana courthouse that's been ordered removed is considered very fragile and could cost $1 million to be taken down safely. The UDC told KTSB-TV they hired an expert witness who says the 116-year-old statue...

Hollywood's magical summer memories linger in Natchitoches

Oct. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — In the summer of 1989 Hollywood came to Natchitoches for the filming of "Steel Magnolias," and introduced the historic, quaint small town to the world. There was Dolly, Julia, Olympia, Sally, Shirley, Daryl — as in Parton, Roberts, Dukakis, Field, Maclaine, Hannah. They were...

Louisiana police officer pleads guilty to kicking suspect

Oct. 4, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to kicking a subdued suspect in the face while he was in custody. News outlets report that 33-year-old Shreveport officer William McIntire was found guilty of simple battery on Thursday. Prosecutors say McIntire kicked robbery suspect...

Committee recommends $500,000 to move Confederate monument

Oct. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A planning committee in Caddo Parish has recommended setting aside up to $500,000 to move a Confederate monument. News outlets report the Long Range Planning/Special Projects Committee of the Caddo Parish Commission made the decision at a meeting Monday. The full commission is...

Independent audit finds 27 deficiencies in city's finances

Oct. 1, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A state agency in Louisiana has found 27 issues in an audit of the city of Shreveport's 2018 finances. News outlets report the document was released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The findings noted the arrests of four city employees accused of using city money for...

Hospital owners, operators agree to pay federal settlement

Sep. 27, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A whistleblower claim brought a $530,000 settlement from a Louisiana hospital. A news release from U.S. Attorney David Joseph on Thursday says the claim targeted owners and operators of University Health Hospital in Shreveport. The statement says Biomedical Research Foundation of...