Bossier up against the deficit

BOSSIER CITY — Bossier City Council met Tuesday to discuss budget problems. The council learned last week they would have cut a significant number of jobs to balance next year's budget.

Terror Plot Suspect Zazi Contacted by Al Qaeda Chief

Intelligence officials say the terrorist operative who contacted an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a New York attack was the head of Afghanistan's Al Qaeda operations.

N.Y. School Won't Budge on Eagle Scout Suspension

As a 17-year-old Eagle Scout waits out a one-month suspension from his New York high school for having a 2-inch pocketknife locked in his car, the U.S.

Man drowns in Red River

BOSSIER CITY — Police say Johnny Marc Williams fell into the Red River Tuesday night and drowned. Officials say Williams was working on the first floor when he opened a door and fell 10 feet into the water. Another worker attempted to sav

Schools achieve 5-star ranking

SHREVEPORT — Four Caddo schools were awarded a five-star ranking from the state of Louisiana Tuesday. Officials say the rankings were based on school performance scores the state released earlier in the day. The schools that achieved five

Democrats launch attack on insurer exemption

WASHINGTON — The long-simmering tension between insurers and congressional Democrats is erupting into open warfare, with lawmakers stepping up their push to revoke a key federal protection for the insurance industry. Sen.

Streets flooded in New Orleans

New Orleans — Heavy rain flooded the streets of New Orleans Monday. Roads were left underwater as the thunderstorms rolled through. Officials say some neighborhoods got three inches of rain in less than an hour. Policed reported rescui

Billboards over the limit

Bossier City — An ordinance limiting billboards has many companies up in arms and considering legal action. The controversial ordinance would eliminate almost two-thirds of billboards in Bossier City. After years and stacks of complaints,

Eagle Scout Suspended for Keeping Pocketknife in Car

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car — a gift given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby t

Assistant DA resigns after arrest

MINDEN— The Webster Assistant District Attorney Sherb Sentell resigned Friday. Officials say Sentell was arrested last week on charges of domestic abuse and battery and public intimidation after physicially assulting his wife at the Horshoe