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.

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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.

Shreveport, Louisana /

A Louisiana mayor has appointed a permanent police chief despite the appointee being a possibly controversial choice.

News outlets report Provisional Police Chief Ben Raymond was named the permanent chief by Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins on Monday. Raymond has been the temporary chief since November.

Perkins says Raymond has performed well as temporary chief and that crime has gone down under Raymond's leadership. It's unclear if the city council will vote on the nomination Tuesday.

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office /

A Louisiana teacher and football coach has been jailed on a child pornography charge.

An arrest warrant states 33-year-old James Allen Opie of Shreveport was arrested Wednesday. The warrant says police assisted the FBI in a search of his home.

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office /

 Three City of Shreveport employees are facing charges.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said Friday that the Department of Water and Sewerage workers each are accused of felony theft. He says detectives discovered that 44-year-old Tobashia Watson had a large concrete driveway installed at her home that she collaborated with co-worker, 36-year-old Antonio Church, to have built. Authorities say the materials cost more than $3,300 and were installed by city employees during work hours.