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Louisiana city serves up new food truck licensing policies

Jun. 14, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city may be filled with food trucks, but only some are licensed to serve. News outlets say just seven of at least 30 food trucks are legally allowed to operate in Shreveport. The low number of licenses surprised city council members and Mayor Adrian Perkins during a work...

City to end 'Saggy pants' law that mostly affects black men

Jun. 12, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has moved to abolish a 2007 ordinance banning people from wearing pants below their waistline. The Shreveport Times reports the City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to abolish the law. Police data show it resulted in the arrests of a total of 699 black...

South Carolina county names new administrator

Jun. 9, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Richland County, South Carolina has a new administrator in place. The county in a news release Friday announced the hiring of Leonardo Brown. He is scheduled to start July 15. Brown has led Smith County, Texas, a county of 250,000 residents with a budget of $250 million, for the past...

Official: Texarkana traffic will double without improvements

Jun. 2, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — In the next 20 years, traffic going through Texarkana will increase exponentially due to interstate improvements and planning for that needs to begin now, Curt Green with the I-49 Coalition said during a recent meeting of the Red River Valley Association. He told those gathered at...

Louisiana debates 'Saggy pants' law after man shoots himself

May. 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Officials in a Louisiana city are reconsidering a 2007 ordinance outlawing "saggy pants" after a man's death in a confrontation with police. Anthony Childs, 31, died in February. North Louisiana news outlets say he ran from a police officer who tried to stop him for wearing saggy...

Man accused of fatally shooting guest; he says man attacked

May. 28, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of fatally shooting a guest who he says attacked him after he shot an air mattress during an argument between the guest and a woman. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said in a news release Monday that 19-year-old Brandon McLaughlin was arrested Sunday...

New beginning on tap for Shreveport's Arlington Hotel

May. 27, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — From a falling facade, to broken windows, the historic Arlington Hotel in Shreveport's downtown has been vacant since 1990. But for the first time in decades, the old building will soon see new life. The Metropolitan Planning Commission has voted to approve a special use permit for...

Shreveport's 1st female arson investigator: Never say never

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — When Janet Ward left an eight-year military career in the late '90s to be with family in her hometown of Shreveport, the thought of working in public safety didn't even cross her mind as something she'd do for her next career. But in a turn of events that changed. Now after having...

Shreveport fire department pitching food show to networks

Apr. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A crew of Shreveport firefighters is working to bring the mysteries of firehouses to light and, they hope, to network television. "Cooking with Fire," an original series created by Shreveport Fire Department's Captain Allen Dantes, is a documentary-reality style food and travel show....

Bad weather in eastern Texas, Louisiana spawned 9 tornados

Apr. 26, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes were formed during a two-day period of severe weather in eastern Texas and Louisiana. Meteorologist Davyon Hill says seven tornadoes were part of the same parent storm that started in San Augustine, Texas, on Wednesday evening and...