The State Bond Commission approved over $72.9 million for projects statewide and approximately $3.9 million in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its July 18th meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.
According to officials, tourist numbers were up by 3 percent compared to this time last year.
The Shreveport-Bossier gaming market also played a significant part in the increase bringing in almost half of the business.
Bossier City police arrested a disorderly man Sunday after he refused to leave a local hotel but not before he became violent toward officers and was taken into custody with the use of a less-than-lethal beanbag shotgun.
Shreveport Police are investigating an apparent home invasion attempt that left one man dead Saturday morning in west Shreveport.
It happened at 3:30 a.m. in the3800 block of Murvon Street for a shooting.