Author Archives: RealShreveport

Elliot Stonecipher
20 Dec
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YES! REAL JOURNALISM REAPPEARS HERE! WILL IT LAST?

Monday, December 19, 2016 ….. 10:35 P.M. ….. As Christmas now rapidly approaches, I feel like presents for my Shreveport and Caddo Parish home have already been opened. The first such gift is the three-part series now finishing up by ...

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19 Dec
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Audit: Extensive problems in labor agency’s computer system

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Problems with the Louisiana labor department’s new computer system caused incorrect unemployment payments, stalled fraud investigations and widespread disruptions throughout the program for jobless residents, according to an audit released Monday. The report from Legislative ...

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19 Dec
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Mayor: Settlements in lawsuits over Katrina police shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans will announce details of settlements resolving civil rights lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina, the mayor’s office announced Monday. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is scheduled to discuss the settlements at ...

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19 Dec
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Feds: College financial aid officer stole $22K from students

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 43-year-old Alexandria woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than $22,000 from students at a private college. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Makquel Gailes also must pay ...

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19 Dec
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Louisiana electoral voters cast ballots in Senate chamber

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s eight electoral voters are expected to stick with Donald Trump, who won the state overwhelmingly, as they cast their ballots for president. The formal vote is scheduled for Monday in the state Senate chamber. ...

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16 Dec
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November Louisiana jobless rate dips as labor force shrinks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.2 percent in November as more people left the labor force. The jobless rate fell from 6.3 percent in October, but remained above the 5.9 percent level from November 2015. Fewer ...

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16 Dec
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Suspect shot, officer injured in Louisiana police chase

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police during a chase near New Orleans as he traded gunfire with patrol cars and struck one officer with his vehicle while plowing through a barricade, ...

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15 Dec
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Times archives still in question… Probable jeopardy.

Sadly, this week saw something totally expected, but alarming.  The Times headquarters now dons U-Haul logo signage on its facade, as well as a new LED “Open” sign inviting customers of U-Haul into the building for trade.  As of now, ...

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15 Dec
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Health contracts approved with LGBT-rights language stripped

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A stalemate over contracts to provide health insurance next year for 10,000 state employees, retirees and family members has ended. House lawmakers had stalled the contracts because they objected to having language from Gov. John ...

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15 Dec
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Lafayette, La, and Baltimore win EPA air monitoring award

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Cities in Louisiana and Maryland have won a national Environmental Protection Administration contest for plans to have residents set out hundreds of air pollution sensors, with results made public. Lafayette, Louisiana, and Baltimore each get $40,000 ...

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15 Dec
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$313M deficit from last year closed; Colleges take $12M cut

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards have reached a compromise to close a $313 million deficit. The plan, approved by the joint House and Senate budget committee Thursday, lessens a proposed cut to public colleges ...

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15 Dec
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Doctors say wounded Louisiana deputy’s recovery going well

HOUSTON (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy who was critically injured in a July shootout that killed three other Baton Rouge law-enforcement officers is recovering remarkably well at a Houston hospital, doctors said Thursday. Since his transfer last month to ...

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15 Dec
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FEMA extends deadline for flood victims living in motels

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to extend a temporary housing program that is paying for hundreds of Louisiana families to stay in hotel and motel rooms after this summer’s historic flooding. At the ...

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15 Dec
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Jeff Davis to fix 10 bridges closed by state inspectors

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Jefferson Davis Parish has contracts to fix 10 bridges closed by state inspectors and has agreed to ask for bids to fix an 11th. The American Press (http://bit.ly/2gFYxeL ) reports that the Police Jury awarded bids ...

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15 Dec
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Report: Louisiana has large wealth gap between rich, poor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has one of the highest income inequality rates in the country. That’s the finding of a left-leaning organization that advocates for low- to moderate-income families, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The center’s ...

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