Law Enforcement Bulletin Patch Call /

A north Louisiana prosecutor is investigating allegations that two men died two weeks apart in April while in custody of one police department.

I-Bowl Lands Title Sponsor

Apr 22, 2020
Parker Anderson / /

Alabama-based Radiance Technologies has agreed to be the title sponsor of the Independence Bowl for the next five years, giving the bowl game in Shreveport stability for the first half of this decade. Radiance Technologies is a tech provider for government agencies.

NWS Shreveport

Forecasters are warning of hurricane-force wind gusts and hail across the region as a potent storm threatens to spin up tornadoes and drench  Louisiana and Arkansas with heavy rains up to 3 inches.  The storm system will form a squall line in Texas and move into North Louisiana after midnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts could top 80 mph — the speed of a Category 1 hurricane.

Take time now to prepare. Have multiple ways to recieve weather warnings including a battery power radio tuned to 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

Patrick Feller /

A Louisiana business owner has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns.

U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph said in a news release Tuesday that 57-year-old Robert Poimboeuf filed false returns from 2011 through 2015. He and his wife are accused of under reporting gross receipts at a Shreveport medical business that provided laboratory and phlebotomy services. As a result, the filing caused a tax loss of more than $1.9 million to the IRS.

Sentencing is set for April 21, 2020.

Poimboeuf faces up to six years in prison.

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office /

Police in Louisiana have charged a 19-year-old who they say shot a 2-year-old girl in the head as she sat in the back seat of a car this weekend.

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist /

The State Fair of Louisiana opens tomorrow and organizers say you can expect a "Gumbo of Fun" — this year's theme.

The fair runs Thursday through Nov. 10 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport.

North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition /

The National Park Service has awarded a city in Louisiana an additional $500,000 grant to preserve a historic landmark and transform it into a civil rights museum.

City of Shreveport /

A judge says a northwest Louisiana city has been overcharging residential water and sewer customers for years.

An attorney for Shreveport residents says in a news release that Caddo Parish Judge Michael Pitman ruled Monday without a full trial.

Attorney Anne Wilkes said in an interview that the Harper Law Firm estimates damages at $24 million to $25 million since 2007, but the judge will decide the amount later. She says about 60,000 customers are affected.

City spokesman Benjamin Riggs could not be immediately reached for comment.

Robert and Talbot Trudeau /

The United Daughters of the Confederacy says a monument in front of a Louisiana courthouse that's been ordered removed is considered very fragile and could cost $1 million to be taken down safely.

The UDC told KTSB-TV they hired an expert witness who says the 116-year-old statue outside of Shreveport's Caddo Parish Courthouse could fall apart if it isn't moved carefully. They say the Mississippi Stone Guild found it would take nearly $1 million to properly move it.

City of Shreveport /

A state agency in Louisiana has found 27 issues in an audit of the city of Shreveport's 2018 finances.

News outlets report the document was released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.