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 >>
HOMER, LA (KSLA) -
"It hit me dead in the face," Homer Police Chief turned ex-chief Russell Mills says about Monday's vote by town leaders to disband its police force.
Homer's five-member council moved to get rid of its police force effective March 1. Homer's police department had 8 officers, one chief and one secretary.
Of the department's 10 members, only two will remain -- a captain and a lieutenant -- until August as a transition goes on with the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Mills says.
Mills, though no longer chief, says he is slated to be Homer's new town marshal.
KSLA News 12 tried to reach out to Homer's mayor and city council but was unsuccessful.
Claiborne Parish NAACP official Terrence Willis describes tensions between Homer's Mayor and five-member city council and the police force.
More important, Willis says he is concerned about how the chief, an elected official, can be fired with just a vote of the council.
Mills, meanwhile, says he is extremely upset by the move.
"I was told to pick my battles wisely. Apparently I didn't pick them too wisely," Mills says.
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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