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SHREVEPORT, La. – A Bossier City man pleaded guilty today for his leadership role and participation in an anabolic steroid distribution conspiracy in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. 

The 14,000-seat CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, will play host to the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament August 2-4. Team USA, ranked third in the world, will play host to No. 11 Argentina, No. 16 Bulgaria and No. 23 Kazakhstan. The winning team in the round-robin event earns a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

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 A former school official in Louisiana has been charged with criminal offenses involving mail-order prescription drugs.

KTBS-TV reports that a federal bill of information charges former Bossier Parish Schools Superintendent Scott Smith with four misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a controlled substance. KTBS says the drugs involved were sleep and anxiety medications.

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 Police in northern Louisiana say a man has been arrested for shooting and killing a postal worker.

Shreveport police said Saturday that 32-year-old Michael Gentry is being held in the city jail on one count of second degree murder.

Bond was set at $250,000.

Authorities say they believe Gentry shot 52-year-old Antonio Williams as he was bringing mail to the home.

Investigators say there does not appear to have been a dispute between the two men prior to the shooting.

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 A Louisiana city may be filled with food trucks, but only some are licensed to serve.

News outlets say just seven of at least 30 food trucks are legally allowed to operate in Shreveport.

The low number of licenses surprised city council members and Mayor Adrian Perkins during a work session Monday.

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The city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has moved to abolish a 2007 ordinance banning people from wearing pants below their waistline.

The Shreveport Times reports the City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to abolish the law. Police data show it resulted in the arrests of a total of 699 black men and 12 white men.

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The National Weather Service has  3 damage survey teams out in the field today. They will be working to assess the damage from last night's storms and determine tornado intensity where damage has occurred. The main area of interest is the roughly 150-mile storm track from near San Augustine, Texas, northeastward to Union Parish, Louisiana.

 

Jury selection must be started over for a man charged in the death of a Louisiana police officer because some young adults were unintentionally excluded from the jury pool.

Grover Cannon is charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of Shreveport police officer Thomas LaValley.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser's office is holding nine meetings across the state in April and May to help choose locations for a new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail.

Nungesser's office oversees state tourism efforts. It says the trail is planned to tell the story of Louisiana's role in the civil rights movement.

The nine meetings start April 22 in New Orleans and Hammond. They continue in Lafayette, Opelousas, Alexandria, Thibodaux, Monroe, Shreveport and Lake Charles through May 22.

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SHREVEPORT, La.  Illegal alien and felon Shandy Salgado-Almendaris, 39, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of re-entry of a removed alien and one count of felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  

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