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Minden Mayor Terry Gardner dies from cancer

Minden Mayor Terry Gardner passed away today at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer. Gardner publicly announced on May 24th he had pancreatic cancer and it also spread to his liver. Minden Councilwoman Pam Bloxom says Mayor Gardner was the ultimate supporter of Minden. “Nobody cared more...
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Highland residents ask city council to keep bar closed

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Highland neighborhood bar that lost its liquor license back in April will stay closed for another six months after the Shreveport City Council heard from neighbors with complaints about noise and safety concerns in a special meeting Monday. “You hear women hollering, cars racing...
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1 shot in Queensborough carjacking

SHREVEPORT, La. - A carjacking early Tuesday led to a shooting in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood. According to police, the victim was at AK's Clark gas station in the 4000 block of Jewella just north of I-20 when he was approached by four men who took his truck and shot him in the leg. It happened about 12:30 a.m.
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Shreveport lounge mired by shootings and violations to remain shuttered through September

Ant's Urban Lounge will remain closed until at least mid-September, Shreveport's City Council voted Monday, citing a number of ordinance violations against the nightclub and community complaints about violence and other crime. In April, Police Cheif Wayne Smith and Mayor Adrian Perkins signed off on revoking the club's liquor license for six months after a...
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Louisiana Mayor, 66, Dies After Disclosing Cancer Diagnosis

MINDEN, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana mayor has died after battling cancer. The city of Minden announced Tuesday that Mayor Terry Gardner had died at age 66 of complications from cancer. KTBS-TV reports that Gardner had been hospitalized over the weekend, a month after he announced that he...
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Child rapist pleads guilty at start of trial

SHREVEPORT, La. -- A Haughton man accused of raping a child pleaded guilty Monday in Caddo District Court just before his trial was to start. Oscar Abraham Gonzalez, 21, charged with first-degree rape, pleaded guilty responsively to second-degree rape in District Judge Chris Victory's court. Gonzalez was accused of sexually...
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Ursula Bowman announces run for Shreveport city council seat

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On June 28 Ursula Bowman announced her candidacy for Shreveport City Council’s District G seat. The seat is currently held by her husband Jerry Bowman, Jr., who is serving his last term. Ursula Bowman is a member of the Caddo Democratic Parish Executive Committee, serving...
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Explosion and Fire Rocks DeSoto Parish

An explosion and fire in DeSoto Parish shook a small community in DeSoto Parish. It happened on the Catuna Road just off of Highway 171 Monday morning. A natural gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames which could be seen for miles. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office evacuated nearby residents...
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Minden Mayor Terry L. Gardner dead at 68

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The City of Minden confirmed on June 28 that Mayor Terry L. Gardner died from complications related to his recent cancer diagnosis. Below is the information from the City of Minden’s Facebook page:
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Louisiana abortion clinics re-open after judge pauses 'trigger law' ban

Two of Louisiana's three abortion clinics said they resumed procedures Tuesday, a day after a Louisiana judge halted implementation of the state's trigger law that outlawed nearly all abortions after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A third is open and planning to resume abortions and counseling Thursday. The Shreveport clinic...
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Suspects Sought in Shreveport Carjacking and Shooting

A Shreveport man is currently recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, sustained when he was shot during a carjacking. Officers with SPD received a call about the shooting at 12:30am Tuesday (6/28/22). Police arrived on the scene to the gas station at the corner of Jewella Avenue and Fair Street. Upon arrival, Police located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The man claimed three men approached him with guns as he was leaving the gas station and demanded the keys to his vehicle.
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Shreveport homicide victim named

SHREVEPORT, LA. - The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office has released the name of the man shot and killed at a Shreveport gas station Saturday night. Officials say Jeremy Glenn Wyatt, 31, was shot multiple times at the Shell station in the 5400 block of West 70th Street. Wyatt was pronounced...
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VA clinic construction nears completion

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — Construction of the Veterans Administration clinic in Texarkana, Texas, is nearing completion. It is one of three outreach clinics under the umbrella of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. The new clinic will replace the one in Texarkana, Ark. Officials said the new location...
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Man shot twice on Youree Drive

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport police are investigating a report of a shooting. It happened in the 2500 block of Youree Drive at 3:25 p.m. Monday, June 27, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. KSLA News 12 has been told that a man was shot twice. He has since been...
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