Ask any police officer. There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. “I’ve made thousands of traffic stops,” begins Corporal Christian Hicks, who just celebrated 17 years with the Shreveport police department earlier this month.
A billboard stands tall not far from the murder scene at Briarwood Apartments on Golf Links Boulevard. The billboard pictures Phadarius with a caption that reads “Who Killed Me?” It’s a horrifying reminder of her son’s death. Lennie says she tries to avoid this route on her way home.
It’s been nearly a year since 19-year-old Cameron Lee was stabbed in his home on Kent Street in Shreveport. Having been rushed to the hospital in a private vehicle, he later died from his wounds. His mother has since been a mom on a mission.
Daniel Alford's daughter Heather was 6 years old when she was beaten to death. Eighteen years later, he says justice still hasn't been served. Alford fights every appeal of those convicted of killing Heather. And he has a message for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
It's a place where boys and men can have a candid conversation that is confidential among the group. No cell phone recordings are allowed. And this is no place for Facebook or any other social media. It's called spiritual boot camp. And the popularity over the past six months is growing.
From back-to-school giveaways to paying college students' tuition, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral pastor Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon is known for giving back and helping others. But a personal tragedy nine years ago caused him to nearly walk away from the ministry. Now he's using his personal story of triumph to help others.