Author Archives: RealShreveport

18 Nov
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Dillard University officer fires weapon at fleeing vehicle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Dillard University police officer fired his gun at a fleeing vehicle, which he says tried to run him over. Dillard University said in a statement that the incident began Thursday morning after the officer responded ...

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18 Nov
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Former Orleans Parish deputy faces theft, other charges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former deputy on charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The sheriff’s office, in a news release, says an arrest warrant accused Edward Moore of obtaining fuel from ...

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18 Nov
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Gang leader might serve US life sentence close to home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans gang leader recently sentenced to life in federal prison for crimes including three murders might get assigned to a prison relatively close to home. A federal judge has recommended that 40-year-old Telly Hankton ...

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17 Nov
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Public colleges get $18M cut in Edwards deficit-closing plan

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is planning an $18 million cut to public colleges to help close a state budget deficit, only months after higher education leaders thought they had escaped ...

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16 Nov
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Hearing delayed in Landry’s LGBT-rights dispute with Edwards

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the ongoing legal dispute between Louisiana’s governor and attorney general over the governor’s LGBT-rights protection order, even setting the court date to settle the arguments proved to be complicated. ...

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15 Nov
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Former rivals endorse within party ranks in Senate race

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell received backing Tuesday for his runoff campaign from a former rival who during the primary election linked him to white supremacist David Duke. Republican ...

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15 Nov
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Governor says TOPS cuts have ‘failed’ Louisiana’s students

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has “failed” students in the TOPS free college tuition program and risks forcing some of them out of college or pushing them into greater debt because of upcoming cuts, ...

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14 Nov
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Edwards’ $315M deficit-closing plan to be unveiled Friday

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief budget adviser will unveil the administration’s proposal for closing a $315 million deficit to lawmakers on Friday, a gap that threatens to force new cuts ...

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14 Nov
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Audit prompts ‘complete internal review’ of fisheries agency

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary said he’s ordered a “complete internal review” of his agency’s operations after auditors found questionable spending, missing state-owned property and shoddy management of finances under ...

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10 Nov
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Economist: Louisiana job numbers down, hitting state coffers

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s $315 million deficit from last year was mainly driven by continuing dips in employment that are hammering personal income and business tax collections, the Legislature’s chief economist said Thursday. ...

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09 Nov
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Louisiana US Senate race now a two-man, partisan competition

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell agreed on one thing Wednesday as they began a month-long sprint to Louisiana’s U.S. Senate runoff election: They don’t agree on much. Campbell, ...

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09 Nov
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News Guide: Louisiana US Senate, US House runoffs on Dec. 10

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three of Louisiana’s congressional races remain unsettled, to be decided in a December runoff election. In addition to casting ballots for president, Louisiana voters Tuesday whittled the list of U.S. ...

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04 Nov
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ALERT: Shreveport may be imminently losing historical documents in Times move

11/4/16 – 5:10pm Insiders are reporting that our community is potentially in imminent danger of losing historical documents.  Help do something to stop it.  Read to the end of this article and share. The Shreveport Times announced earlier this year ...

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03 Nov
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Publisher’s Note: (Some) Records Made Public in City Water Scandal

11/3/16 – 3:50PM One of the keys to good governance is transparency in government.  Open and public records for citizens to freely view is such a cornerstone.  Our City Hall has taken actions in delaying and denying public records (in this ...

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01 Nov
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City still refusing to turn over public documents

SHREVEPORT, La. – The City of Shreveport is continuing to withhold public documents regarding the water under-billing scandal. A public records request was originally sent from Real Shreveport to City Attorney William Bradford Oct. 17 for documents and correspondence related ...

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