Rodessa resident Alvin Tyson says his son and his son's girlfriend had been inseparable for 13 years. Then gunfire erupted. "She was his everything, his everything." Tyson identified 36-year-old Krystal Kennedy as the woman who was fatally shot during a drive-by about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Red Bud Lane in Shreveport.
Food trucks have become increasingly popular in Northwest Louisiana over the past few years. And some have become successful enough to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in an effort to try to grow business. But taking a menu from the road to the table can be easier said than done.
Statistics released by the U.S. attorney's office show Shreveport recorded about 1,800 violent crimes involving firearms in 2017. Gun violence is projected to fall to 1,600 cases by the end of this year.
"Crime can sometimes, I think, be the result of people struggling to find out who they are and where they fit," said Gregory Lamar Oliver Sr., pastor-elect of Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist in Shreveport.
Dozens of members of the Shreveport community united Thursday evening at Airport Park for an hour of worship and prayer. The Shreveport Police Department's Pastors on Patrol unit led a prayer vigil to "pray away violence."
In an emergency situation, time is of the essence, which makes communicating potentially life-saving information to the public that much more important. In a couple of months, Webster Parish will be rolling out a new emergency alert system called Nixle. "In an emergency situation, information is changing very quickly," said Jenny Reynolds, director of Webster Parish office of homeland security and emergency preparedness. "A system like Nixle brings that capability into...
A Bossier City man completed the mission trip of a lifetime when he walked 21 miles each day for a week. Along his walks, he's interacted with folks from all walks of life and prayed for anything they requested.