Author Archives: Kaley Green

19 Jan
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Caddo Commission fills vacant seat

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Caddo Parish Commission voted to fill the vacant seat left by former District 12 Commissioner Kenneth Epperson on Thursday afternoon. Louis Johnson of Shreveport is the new interim representative of District 12. Johnson was selected with ...

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06 Jan
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The Short Line Food Station re-opens for business

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Short Line Food Station in downtown Shreveport is finally open for business again nearly three months after it was shut down by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). Owner Greg Solomon said he has invested approximately $30,000 in ...

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27 Dec
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Shreveport City Council elects new officers

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Shreveport City Council elected new officers for 2017 during its last regular session meeting of the year this evening. As the end of the three hour-long meeting neared, District E councilman James Flurry was voted in as ...

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14 Dec
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2017 City budget passes, MPC likened to IRS

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Shreveport City Council approved the 2017 budget Tuesday night in a meeting that lasted five hours and consisted of many reconsiderations to re-vote on certain amendments to budget ordinances. Councilman James Flurry’s proposed amendment to reduce the Metropolitan ...

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12 Dec
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Baton Rouge police officer cleared in videotaped altercation

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police haven’t found sufficient evidence to support an excessive force complaint against an officer who punched a teenage boy arrested at an Earth Day celebration. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2hpBLd4 ) that Sgt. Todd ...

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12 Dec
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Audit: Inadequate oversight of work program for prisoners

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new audit says Louisiana’s state prisons agency does an inadequate job ensuring that inmates given loosened restrictions and offsite job assignments are eligible. The legislative auditor’s office review of the Department of Corrections’ “trusty ...

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11 Dec
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Grey area in legal representation of public bodies

SHREVEPORT, La. — The legality of private attorneys handling public records has been called into question following the City of Shreveport’s water under-billing scandal. A local law firm, Abrams & Lafargue, was hired as outside counsel to represent the City in its ...

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09 Dec
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Recap: Thursday’s Caddo Commission meeting

SHREVEPORT, La.  — The Caddo Parish Commission met Thursday evening for its only regular session meeting this month at Government Plaza. It started with one upset woman making claims of animal abuse, and begging the Commission to pass legislation to allow ...

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08 Dec
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Secrecy shrouds $1M public haul for local attorneys

SHREVEPORT, La. — The local law firm Abrams & Lafargue is cashing in on almost $1 million for its legal representation of only two public bodies in our area. They represent the City of Shreveport and the Caddo Parish School Board ...

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06 Dec
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Public records show Abrams & Lafargue on track to make more than $1M in public funds

SHREVEPORT, La. — The City of Shreveport has hired outside attorneys Reginald Abrams and Julie Lafargue of the local firm Abrams & Lafargue to represent it against Sand Beach Properties, LLC following the recent water under-billing scandal. Abrams & Lafargue ...

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02 Dec
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Local MMA fighter Matt Schnell to fight in UFC

SHREVEPORT, La. — Persistence. Determination. Heart…all words that can be used when talking about Shreveport native Matt “Danger” Schnell, who is set to fight in “The Ultimate Fighter” Tournament of Champions Finale in Las Vegas this Saturday night. Schnell’s UFC ...

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23 Nov
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Garbage collection fee dead, talks to resume in 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. –The Shreveport City Council removed the garbage fee from the proposed 2017 budget Tuesday evening by a vote of four to one. During the public hearing segment of the regular session meeting, several people spoke out against the ...

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17 Nov
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Water and sewer rate increases, garbage fees and more

SHREVEPORT, La. – Next week Shreveport residents will see whether the City Council will vote to tack on another $9 million or so in fees on top of nearly a half-billion dollars already allocated to the City for infrastructure repairs. ...

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09 Nov
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Vote for proposed garbage collection fee moved up

SHREVEPORT, La. – Mayor Ollie Tyler’s proposed legislation for a garbage collection fee to be adopted as part of the 2017 budget was introduced by the Shreveport City Council last night. The Council met in the late afternoon in Government ...

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04 Nov
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More public documents finally turned over in Shreveport water scandal

SHREVEPORT, La. – More documents are available for viewing a day after they were promised to be delivered by the City of Shreveport and weeks after they were legally due.  Private attorney Julie Lafargue turned them over early this afternoon. After ...

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