Friday, March 7 2014 9:24 PM EST2014-03-08 02:24:48 GMT
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative. HouseMore >>
There's a new effort underway to combat bullying. This time it comes in the form of a bill that Louisiana state lawmakers could soon consider down in Baton Rouge. And it comes from a Shreveport state representative.
Friday, March 7 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-03-08 01:07:10 GMT
Since having a double lung transplant, Kellie Henely hasn't needed the daily breathing treatments
Finally. Back at home. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months removed from a double lung transplant. "OrganMore >>
Finally. Back at home and breathing easier. "It feels amazing. You never know how much you miss home until you're gone for months at a time," says Kellie Henley, just months after a double lung transplant.More >>
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
The Bossier City Council has unanimously approved the use of $7M in riverboat gaming funds to pay for the construction of new roads designed to provide traffic relief in and around a proposed high-end Kroger development off of Airline Dr.
It's all part of Kroger's plan to bring a new 124,000 square foot store to Bossier City. It would be the first of its kind in Louisiana, but it would come at a price.
Kroger Southwest Media Representative Gary Huddleston says they asked the city to build the roads leading up to the store and planned shopping center as part of the deal.
The proposed traffic relief road would extend from what is currently a dead end at Plantation Drive then cut north toward Viking Drive. The proposed development will be built on the lot between Home Depot and Walmart on Airline Drive.
There was little discussion before the measure approving the funds for proposed infrastructure was passed early Tuesday afternoon. Bossier City Director of Finance Joe Buffington predicts it will take about 5 to 6 years to make the $7 million back in sales taxes.
District 5 councilman Tommy Harvey believes the money will be well worth it, "When we bring a large entity like this to our area, we bring sales tax money with it," he said.
Huddleston says the Kroger Marketplace will be the first of its kind in Louisiana, a one-stop shopping destination and upscale grocery store. The company touts it as "the only store you need for Home Fashion and Décor, Bed and Bath, Kitchen and Small Appliances, Home Office and Toys."
"There are a couple of reasons why we wanted to bring a Kroger Marketplace to Bossier City, number 1 is growth in the area, number 2 is the availability of an outstanding site off Airline Drive," Huddleston also cites the city's cooperation as to why they picked the location.
The marketplace will be the anchor store in a new development, planned for various restaurants and retail shops.
City leaders say the roads could be completed in a little more than a year from now, that's when Kroger would begin construction on its store.
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-03-06 21:00:31 GMT
(CNN) - Facebook is cracking down on guns. A new policy plans to block minors from seeing gun sale postings. The social media site will also pull posts of sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Facebook plans to pull posts of gun sales that don't require a background check.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:17 PM EST2014-03-05 18:17:50 GMT
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole. "Post Miranda, the defendant advised that he was trying to fight crime in the area andMore >>
A man claiming to be a crime-fighting vigilante was arrested after allegedly attacking a man with a metal pole.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:40 AM EST2014-03-07 12:40:30 GMT
North Louisiana Senator Robert Adley, R-Benton, says last week's fund raiser by 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark did not make the judicial side of government look good. Adley's concernedMore >>
A fundraising loophole allows Louisiana lawyers to host campaign events for judges, so one state lawmaker wants to tighten up the way judges can raise money.More >>
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