Thursday, April 24 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:36:25 GMT
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan. The board voted to sell $25 million worth of bonds this afternoon,More >>
The Bossier Parish School Board voted Thursday afternoon to save the district $2 million, which will speed up their school building plan.More >>
HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) -
A newly-elected Alderman of Haughton has been arrested, accused of setting his own house on fire.
Haughton police and firefighters were dispatched to Phillip Smith's home in the 130 block of Camp Zion Road in Haughton early Wednesday evening, where a neighbor had helped Smith extinguish the fire, but not before it caused damage to the kitchen and master bedroom.
Police say an initial investigation revealed that someone had intentionally set it.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bossier Sheriff's Office began to investigate, and when they interviewed Smith on Thursday, they say he admitted to setting the fire.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office estimates about $20,000 in fire and smoke damage.
Smith, 38, is charged with aggravated arson. He is being held at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Bond is pending.
Smith was one of five people automatically elected on Tuesday to the Town of Haughton's Board of Aldermen. They are set to take office January 1.
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:50:03 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >>
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >>
A pedestrian explains to KSLA News 12 the temptation to avoid a busy Shreveport crosswalk and instead use a popular shortcut, used dozens of times a day. But, that's exactly the spot that turned into a tragic accident on Thursday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:28:26 GMT
Pranks can be mean-spirited and cruel. Not this one. Parents of this youngster have decided to make his childhood just a little more magical. Take a look. Please feel free to try and trick your childrenMore >>
Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response.More >>
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