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  • Caddo coroner rules toddler's death accidental

    July 26, 2013 9:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish coroner has ruled the death of the 3-year-old girl who was left in the backseat of a car nearly 19 hours was an accident. The Times reports Dr. Todd Thoma said in a news release the cause of death was a heatstroke, secondary to... more »
  • Commissioner wants 'swag, not sag' in Caddo

    October 15, 2012 9:26 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Eight months after dropping his proposed sagging pants ban from the Caddo Commission agenda, Commissioner Michael Williams has revived the ordinance. This time, it's a resolution encouraging businesses to adopt dress codes banning the wearing of pajamas and traditional sleepwear in their establishments. The Times reports... more »
  • Caddo deputies detain driver rescued from lake

    June 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo sheriff's deputies have detained a man believed to have driven himself and a female passenger into Cross Lake. The vehicle careened off of a road into the lake Wednesday night. The vehicle was fully submerged when deputies arrived, and both occupants were still inside. The... more »
  • Some Caddo residents seek Shreveport water

    May 28, 2012 10:45 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Some residents living north of Wallace Lake in northwestern Louisiana want to tie into the city of Shreveport's water supply as a precaution in case their wells run dry. Last summer's drought has some concerned that the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer might get low. So the residents along... more »
  • Caddo school board attempts to agree on cuts

    May 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Making changes is keeping Caddo School Board members at work as they struggle to approve next year's $493 million budget. Although the board approved a plan last month that cut about 33 kindergarten and first-grade teachers as part of a new staffing formula, members are trying... more »
  • Caddo looks to outsource alternative education

    May 7, 2012 9:13 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An effort to boost student success in the Caddo Parish alternative public schools may come through outsourcing them to a company nationally recognized company. The board currently is reviewing a proposal by Superintendent Gerald Dawkins to contract with Ombudsman Educational Services, a division of Educational Services... more »
  • Caddo School Board may hit budget reserves

    April 6, 2012 11:10 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish School District officials are recommending the use of $6.2 million in surplus funds to balance the 2012-2013 budget. The recommendation comes after parents expressed unhappiness with scheduling changes designed to save about $7 million. The Times reports that not all board members are happy... more »
  • Caddo to vote on green cards for Filipino teachers

    March 19, 2012 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish School Board will vote this week on whether to sponsor 35 teachers from the Philippines for the "green card" that allows permanent U.S. residency. The Times reports the board is expected to approve the plan. It says the teachers are well into their... more »
  • Caddo SO vehicles to use compressed natural gas

    February 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says he hopes to save money and help the environment by converting 13 vehicles to use cleaner-burning compressed natural gas as well as gasoline. He says the four passenger vans and nine sedans travel a total of 17,500 miles a month.... more »
  • Caddo Parish Sheriff to Sell Paint Mare, 2 Jennies

    June 19, 2011 12:05 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is auctioning two female donkeys and a paint mare on Monday. It's taking sealed bids on the animals from 8 a.m. until noon at the North Market Street substation. Sgt. Doyle Smith says the owner released the two jennies and the... more »
  • Caddo sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots self

    June 14, 2011 9:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish sheriff's deputy shot himself in the leg outside the parish jail as he was putting his gun into the holster. Deputies say no prisoners were nearby when the accidental shooting happened and no one else was injured. KTBS-TV in Shreveport says it happened... more »
  • Caddo School Employees Get Layoff Notices

    June 2, 2011 10:39 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - More than 150 Caddo Parish school employees have received layoff notices. KTBS television reports that the employees got the notices Wednesday. The move came after the Caddo School Board approved a proposal by Superintendent Gerald Dawkins to begin staff reductions to help balance the district's budget.... more »
  • Ex-Caddo Parish juvenile detention worker arrested

    September 7, 2010 9:13 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former employee at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center is accused of battering an inmate. Sheriff Steve Prator said Tuesday that 56-year-old Dale Smith of Shreveport was issued a summons for simple battery following an investigation by sheriff's Detective Jackie Winston and a review by the... more »
  • 3 Brothers Shot to Death in S Caddo

    August 17, 2010 8:52 PM

    SPRING RIDGE, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says a 33-year-old Shreveport man is accused of gunning down three brothers - aged 13 to 20 - whom he accused of stealing a video game system. Sheriff's spokesman Cindy Chadwick says Marcus Donte Reed was booked Tuesday with first-degree... more »
  • Caddo Parish School Board Candidate Arrested

    August 4, 2010 4:23 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish School Board candidate has been booked with felony theft and practicing law after being disbarred. Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says Ronnie K. Banks Sr. was being held Wednesday in lieu of $35,000 bond. She says a 70-year-old woman reported hiring Banks in December... more »
  • Woman's Death Investigated in Caddo

    June 1, 2010 9:28 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was shot at her house north of Cross Lake. On Monday, the victim of the Sunday night shooting was identified as 27-year-old Jacklyn Morris. Sheriff's deputies said Morris was involved in a domestic dispute... more »

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