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Caddo Grand Jury Returns Numerous Indictments

Caddo Grand Jury Returns Numerous Indictments

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned a number of true bills Tuesday, September 19, 2017, most in connection with sex crimes. One indictment was for second-degree murder. The indictments for sex crimes were issued under seal, due to the nature of the charges. The...

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Texan Convicted of Attack on Wife, Neighbor

Texan Convicted of Attack on Wife, Neighbor

A former Shreveport man who beat and chased his wife with a high-powered rifle and then attacked her and a neighbor with the weapon in July 2014, was found guilty of two misdemeanors and a felony Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Caddo District Court. It took the six...

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Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced in Caddo Court

Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced in Caddo Court

A Shreveport man convicted last month in Caddo District Court for repeatedly raping a male juvenile relative, was sentenced to life in prison Monday, September 11, 2017, in that same court. For the crime of aggravated rape of a child under age 13, Edward Keith...

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Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

An elderly Shreveport man scheduled to go to trial next week on charges he sexually abused a female family member, instead pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court Friday, September 8, 2017. James Edward Dickens, 82, pleaded guilty before Judge Katherine Dorroh to a...

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Comments on High-Profile Rape Case Will be Minimal

Heightened local and national public interest in a high-profile rape case involving a popular entertainer necessitates a reminder to the media that the release of information in such events is severely limited by law and basic decency. The need to ensure justice and a...

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In the News

WNBA Star Hosts Swim Safety Event in Shreveport

WNBA Star Hosts Swim Safety Event in Shreveport

Shreveport, La. – WNBA Champion and Shreveport, Louisiana native Alana Beard hosted her second annual swim safety event at the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana on July 21-22. Beard will participate in the two-day swim education program with local children. Beard said...

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Gov. Edwards Announces Board of Regents Appointment

Gov. Edwards Announces Board of Regents Appointment

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an appointment to the Louisiana Board of Regents. Wilbert Pryor will fill the remainder of William C. “Bubba” Rasberry’s term. Rasberry resigned from his seat representing the 4th Congressional District; his term concludes on...

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