Federal judge approves removal of Confederate monument in Caddo Parish
Posted on 7/26/2018 11:05:00 AM.

A federal judge has allowed for the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the courthouse in Caddo, after dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Daughters of the Confederacy, who said the monument sat on private property. Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven Jackson says it’s a step forward for the community.
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Caddo Sheriff wants to see teachers carry guns, opponents are concerned
Posted on 2/24/2018 4:00:00 PM.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is asking the Caddo Parish School Board, to allow some faculty and administrators to carry guns on campus. Most Caddo Parish schools have a security guard or a resource officer, but he feels it’s not enough. Prator says schools are an open door to criminals with weapons. 
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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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Caddo Sheriff concerned criminal justice reform laws will release dangerous felons next month
Posted on 10/5/2017 12:07:00 PM.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is extremely concerned that criminal justice reform measures passed during the last legislative session will allow for the release of some extremely dangerous criminals in November. Prator says 192 felons will be released early from prison next month in Caddo Parish. He says Louisiana does need some reform but,
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Louisiana rapper Mystikal turns himself into police for alleged first degree rape
Posted on 8/21/2017 4:58:00 PM.

Michael Tyler, better known as Louisiana rapper Mystikal, has turned himself into authorities in Caddo Parish after a warrant for his arrest was issued over the weekend. Sgt. Paula Farquhar with the Shreveport Police Department says Tyler along with a 26-year-old Texas man have been charged with first degree rape. She says an investigation was launched into a sexual assault last year.
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Northwest Louisiana man to spend life in prison for murder of longtime partner
Posted on 4/4/2017 2:19:00 PM.
A man who gunned down and murdered his longtime-partner and prominent business woman in Northwest Louisiana will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Caddo Assistant DA Brittney Green says a jury found 59-year-old Mark Colby guilty of second degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Angela Godley.
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State Superintendent heads to Shreveport to get public input on struggling schools
Posted on 2/7/2017 3:17:00 AM.

State Superintendent of Education John White travels to Caddo Parish to host a public meeting tonight to discuss recommendations on improving struggling schools in Shreveport.
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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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Second flood event predicted on the Red River
Posted on 6/18/2015 1:11:00 PM.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill continue to dump significant amounts of rain in Texas, Oklahoma, and northwest Louisiana and officials have been told that another flood event is predicted for the Red River.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says it's expected that the Red will crest again in the next seven to ten days.
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Vivian teen arrested accused of stabbing parents
Posted on 5/11/2015 11:22:00 AM.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a Vivian teenager accused of stabbing his parents.  Spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says 17-year-old Shane Alexander went into his parents' bedroom at about 3AM this morning.
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