lawsuit filed against Bossier School System in Benton abuse scandal
Posted on 10/29/2018 2:00:00 AM.

Parents of a Benton Elementary School nine-year-old student who say their child was abused by alleged serial predator and teacher “Perry” Norcross have filed a lawsuit against the Bossier Parish School System alleging negligence. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says if evidence surfaces that the school was warned about Norcross, they could be in trouble.
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Additional charges likely for alleged Benton Elementary child predator
Posted on 10/24/2018 11:16:00 AM.

Up to ten additional parents have come forward with information suggesting Benton Elementary School teacher “Perry” Norcross behaved inappropriately with their child. Norcross is facing rape and video voyeurism charges related to two other students. Bossier Parish Sherriff Spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says it’s likely the new allegations will lead to additional charges.
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Benton Elementary school recovering from alleged child predator
Posted on 10/22/2018 12:08:00 PM.

The Bossier Parish School System says counselors and other support staff have been hard at work since the weekend helping families cope with the trauma associated with allegations that a teacher preyed on students. Psychologist Grady Bray says difficult conversations will be needed in the days ahead.
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Senate passes a proposal allowing prayer in school with parent permission
Posted on 4/27/2018 10:00:00 AM.

The Senate passed a proposal that will allow school employees to pray with students during the class hours. Before joining in the group prayers, students would have to have a signed request form signed by their parents. The bill’s sponsor, Bossier Senator Ryan Gatti, says it’s a response to recent legal actions taken against his parish.

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Cleanup underway in Bossier after rough storm shakes area
Posted on 4/16/2018 12:17:00 PM.

Clean up is underway in Bossier Parish after some nasty weather trashed the northern part of the parish on Saturday. Most of the damage occurred just north of I-20 near Red Chute. Bossier Parish Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says a tornado tore through a town just outside of Bossier City.
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Bossier school bus driver arrested for DWI
Posted on 5/10/2016 5:43:00 AM.
Deputies say a Bossier parish school bus driver has been arrested for a DWI, immediately after she dropped of dozens of children. Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says 33-year-old Bridget Whitley reported for a random drug screen after her morning route, where she showed signs of intoxication.
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Another day of heavy rain anticipated in Louisiana
Posted on 3/11/2016 3:00:00 AM.
Over 35-hundred homes have been evacuated in Bossier Parish as a result of flood waters. Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office wants people to know that more flooding is possible.
 
"A number of our homes are flooded in south Bossier because that is a low lying area of the parish. The water that heads north from the north has to head somewhere and it heads down south in those bayous and tributaries," Davis said.
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BPSO: Minden woman fatally shoots son while driving
Posted on 11/23/2015 11:12:00 AM.

Bossier Parish authorities are still trying to figure out why a mother fatally shot her son and injured another woman while driving down Interstate 20. Lt. Bill Davis says after the three people left a casino, 47-year-old Dora Blake of Minden took out a handgun, while riding in the backseat of the vehicle and shot the two people in the front seat.
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Local governments impacted by Red River flooding to receive federal aid
Posted on 7/13/2015 8:38:00 PM.
Five parishes that were impacted by flooding from the Red River have been declared a federal disaster area. The declaration means federal dollars will be available to local government agencies in Caddo, Bossier, Grant, Natchitoches and Red River.
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Rising Red River leads emergency declaration
Posted on 5/30/2015 8:40:00 AM.
Governor Bobby Jindal issues an emergency declaration so the state can prepare for potential flooding in northwest and central Louisiana as a result of the rising Red River.
 
 
 
(picture courtesy of Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
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