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 >>
WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
The ballot for the town of Sarepta has five proposals, and all five proposals deal with the banning of alcohol sales in the small town.
For years businesses in Sarepta have followed what they thought was a dry town law, and residents also believed the small had laws preventing the sale of alcoholic beverages.
"It was dry when I came here and I want to keep it dry," says A.D. Jones.
But Dollar General Representatives, brought it to the attention of town officials last year that the town was indeed "Wet," and alcohol could be sold within the town.
"When this came up, we found out we weren't, and we thought we were, so they were like oh, no we don't want this in our town," says Board of Alderman Peggy Adkins. Adkins says many of the residents in the town were shocked to find out Sarepta was a wet town.
Adkins started a petition to get these proposals on the ballot.
Residents will vote on whether beverages with high or low alcoholic percentage should be sold in stores or restaurants, and if residents should be able to buy and drink alcohol at a business.
Some residents are against the idea keeping Sarepta wet.
"It causes too much crime," says Jackson.
"We don't need to encourage it, and make it so convenient for the kids," says Gwen Weems.
The proposal has caught the attention of nearly everyone in town, and town officials are expecting more voters than usual.
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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