Miss USA Finals tonight in Shreveport
Posted on 5/21/2018 3:50:00 AM.

The Miss USA finals are tonight in Shreveport. It’s an event that not only brings glamour to northwest Louisiana, but the pageant is also expected to produce a five-million-dollar economic impact. Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau spokesperson Chris Jay says the contestants have enjoyed their time preparing for the big night.

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Western Global Airlines to open Shreveport facility; job growth expected
Posted on 5/9/2018 1:05:00 PM.

Western Global Airlines will invest 3 million dollars in a new Shreveport facility, which could lead to 170 direct jobs. Louisiana Economic Development estimates an additional 308 new jobs will be created by the facility run by the Florida based company. Secretary Don Pierson says they’ll take over the former Continental Express Jet hangar.
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71 arrested in big sex trafficking bust in north Louisiana
Posted on 3/29/2018 12:44:00 PM.

71 people were arrested in a north Louisiana bust targeting prostitution and human trafficking. The sweep took place from March 20th-23rd. Authorities have released the names, with ages ranging from 68 years-old to a juvenile. Shreveport Police Corporal Angie Willhite says the charges involve a wide range of criminal behavior.
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Shreveport, Bossier, Caddo, sex trafficking

Miss USA to set up shop in Shreveport-Bossier
Posted on 3/19/2018 4:12:00 PM.

Shreveport-Bossier will play host to both this year’s Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, with Miss USA confirmed for May 21st. It'll be the first time both pageants have ever been held at the same location back to back. Miss USA will air live on FOX-TV from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.More

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PSC staffer hailed as hero after a dramatic rescue
Posted on 3/14/2018 4:53:00 PM.

Public Service Commission staffer Hunter Coleman is being hailed as a hero, after he dove into cold water in Shreveport to pull a motorist out of vehicle that crashed into a pond on Monday night. Four people, including three children, were saved from the wreck, but the driver died at nearby hospital. Coleman says he doesn’t remember much from his heroic effort. 
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Shreveport caregiver accused of stealing from patient
Posted on 2/12/2018 12:25:00 PM.

A Shreveport woman was arrested and charged with exploitation of persons with infirmities and felony identity theft after an investigation by Caddo Parish deputies. 37-year-old Dorothy Edwards was a caregiver for a disabled 65-year-old-woman and is accused of stealing more than 20,000 dollars. Spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says it was a long con.
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Louisiana Cost of Living most affordable in Monroe and Shreveport
Posted on 11/15/2017 3:41:00 AM.

The newest numbers from the Cost of Living Index for the third quarter of this year rank Monroe and Shreveport in the top for the most affordable cities to live in the Bayou State. President of North Louisiana Economic Partnership Scott Martinez says the consumer’s dollar goes farther in these markets.
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Shreveport Police investigating fatal shooting on I-20
Posted on 10/2/2017 11:46:00 AM.
One person is dead and another person was seriously wounded in a shooting that took place on I-20 in Shreveport just after midnight. Shreveport PD Corporal Angie Willhite says when officers arrived, they spotted a green SUV stopped on the inside wall.
 
"Inside that SUV was the driver of the vehicle, he had been struck multiple times by gunfire and the passenger who had been struck at least once," Willhite said. 
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Shreveport Fire Department: Body of 7-year-old swept away in storm drain recovered
Posted on 8/3/2017 1:08:00 PM.
Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton held a news conference today to discuss how they located the body of 7-year-old Daysean Combest who was swept away in a storm drain Tuesday afternoon. He says railroad contractors called firefighters around 7:30 this morning.
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Three Louisiana cities top list of most stressed
Posted on 7/19/2017 4:14:00 AM.

Three Louisiana cities are among the most stressed in the country, according to a new study from the personal finance website WalletHub. Shreveport came in at number ten on the list. Jill Gonzales with WalletHub says Shreveport did particularly badly in the health category.
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