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  • Shreveport, Louisiana: Whitehorn Wins Divisive Caddo Sheriff's Race

    03/24/2024 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 8 replies
    KTBS News ^ | March 24, 2024 | Louisiana Election Results
    SHREVEPORT, La. - The voters have spoken, and Henry Whitehorn will be taking over the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office this summer. He'll be the first African American to hold the position. It was well into Sunday morning before all of the votes were counted, the last batch being absentee votes. Whitehorn beat John Nickelson with 53 percent of the votes. According to the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office, the unofficial numbers are Whitehorn with 34,752 votes and Nickelson with 30,487. Voter turnout was 42 percent. Both Whitehorn and Nickelson addressed supporters at their watch parties. Candidates John Nickelson and Henry...
  • Louisiana to consider minting a new State Currency

    03/06/2024 6:01:11 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 44 replies
    KTAL ^ | Jaclyn Tripp
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A state representative will introduce a bill before the Louisiana Legislature that could establish gold and silver as the state’s currency. Generations have passed since legal tender was last created in the state of Louisiana, but Representative Raymond Crews, a pro-gun, pro-life, combat veteran Republican from District 8, is submitting HB 714 for consideration. If passed, the bill will once again establish gold and silver as currency in the state. Prior to its closure, the U.S. Mint in New Orleans stamped more than 427 million gold and silver coins. The last time it minted coins was...
  • FRAUD ALERT: Democrat “Wins” Louisiana Election by ONE VOTE After Dead People Somehow Cast Ballots – But There’s No Verifiable Paper Trail Thanks to State Using Faulty Voting Machines

    11/28/2023 9:42:18 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 28, 2023 | Cullen Linebarger
    Caddo Parish, Louisiana – It turns out that voting can make a difference even when you are dead. This is especially the case if there is no paper trail ensuring election results are accurate. Democrat Henry Whitehorn and Republican John Nickelson faced off in a November 18 election to determine who would become the next Caddo Parish sheriff. The final results showed the candidates separated by just a single vote out of more than 43,000 cast and Whitehorn was declared the winner. Nicholson rightfully requested a recount to respect the “will of the people.” This extraordinarily narrow margin absolutely requires...
  • Was This Episode Of ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Based In Shreveport?

    10/11/2022 6:04:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    K94.5 ^ | October 11, 2022 | Greg Atoms
    Angela Lansbury, a massive star of movies, television, and theatre, died at the age of 96. Through her legendary career, Lansbury won an Academy Award, 6 Tony Awards, 6 Golden Globes, and was nominated for a Grammy Award, and 18 Primetime Emmy Awards. Her Academy Award came as the 2013 Academy Honorary Award, and her Golden Globes were for The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Manchurian Candidate, and Murder, She Wrote. She recently served as the narrator for the 2022 performances of Beauty and the Beast stage plays at the London Palladium, and will appear posthumously in the Netflix film...
  • Concerned dads patrol high school, spate of fights suddenly end: 'People started going to class'

    10/24/2021 9:03:30 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 24 2021 | Emma Colton
    Louisiana fathers are taking matters into their own hands after repeated violence broke out in one school, where 23 students were arrested over just a three-day period. "We're dads. We decided the best people who can take care of our kids are who? Are us," father Michael LaFitte told CBS News. LaFitte launched a group called Dads on Duty, sparking 40 fathers to sign up and take shifts at Southwood High School in Shreveport to maintain a peaceful environment... "I immediately felt a form of safety," one of the students said. "We stopped fighting; people started going to class." "You...
  • Dads spend time in Louisiana high school after 23 students were arrested in string of violence

    10/22/2021 9:03:12 PM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 22 October 2021 | STEVE HARTMAN
    After a violent week of fighting in school that saw 23 students arrested in three days, Southwood High School parents knew something had to change. Some dads decided to take matters into their own hands. They formed Dads on Duty — a group of about 40 dads who take shifts spending time at the school in Shreveport, Louisiana... ..."I immediately felt a form of safety," one of the students said. ..."You ever heard of 'a look?'" one student asked while describing a "power" they claimed all dads have...
  • ICE releases immigrants in Shreveport with little warning to local officials

    07/16/2021 8:38:08 PM PDT · by JABit · 25 replies
    KTBS ^ | 07-16-2021 | Bill Lunn
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- Approximately 80 Haitian immigrants were dropped off in the city Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and local officials are warning there may be more busloads to come. The influx of immigrants came in two waves to the SporTran Intermodal Terminal at Texas and Murphy Streets in downtown Shreveport, according to a SporTran official who did not want to be identified. ICE confirmed the arrival of two buses. But the influx came with apparently little or no warning to City of Shreveport government and law enforcement officials. Marquel Sennet, spokeswoman for Mayor Adrian Perkins, said...
  • Louisiana Legislature votes to shift $300 million annually to transportation projects

    07/03/2021 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Louisiana Illuminator ^ | June 11, 2021 | Julie O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana Legislature voted overwhelmingly Thursday to move approximately $300 million annually from a fund that pays for higher education and health care to a fund that pays for large transportation projects. Supporters have said the spending will not only improve the state’s infrastructure system, but that it will also create construction jobs. Critics are concerned the proposal would exacerbate an already expected budget deficit in July 2025 affecting state universities, hospitals and other health care programs. Gov. John Bel Edwards needs to sign the legislation for it to become law. Edwards hasn’t decided if he approves of the bill...
  • Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy

    04/01/2021 10:14:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | February 27, 2021 | CNN
    (CNN) — Njeri Camara, 61, can’t visit the Shreveport, Louisiana home where she was born. Like many Black homes and neighborhoods across the country in the 1960s, it was bulldozed to clear space for highways. Camara says her parents moved when she was a baby to another Shreveport neighborhood, Allendale, where she still lives. But now her current home is at risk of being bulldozed so that a second highway, Interstate 49, can connect directly through the city. The Shreveport leaders who want to trade Camara’s home for a highway are embracing a Dwight Eisenhower-era belief in the almighty good...
  • Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19

    12/29/2020 7:26:06 PM PST · by Meatspace · 477 replies
    WDSU ^ | 12/29/20
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died after contracting COVID-19 last week, according to his campaign manager Andrew Bautsch. Letlow, who just turned 41, was getting treatment in the intensive care unit in Shreveport, according to an announcement on his Twitter page last week.
  • Sheriff, councilman say Mayor Perkins pulled SPD from Trump rally

    11/14/2019 3:09:54 PM PST · by blueyon · 105 replies
    KTBS3 ^ | 11/14/19 | Gerry May
    SHREVEPORT La. -- Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and City Councilman Grayson Boucher say they confirmed that Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins pulled city police resources out of assisting with security for President Trump's rally for GOP gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone. And they say it left the U.S. Secret Service in a lurch. Boucher said after an SPD officer informed him on Wednesday morning, he sought confirmation outside the SPD. "I was told by several members of law enforcement that this was true. That at about four o'clock yesterday afternoon, the mayor contacted the Secret Service and said we would no longer...
  • Confederate monument in Shreveport can come down, federal judge rules

    07/26/2018 7:14:57 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    SHREVEPORT -- More than a year after four monuments to the Confederate era were removed from the New Orleans landscape, a federal judge has cleared the way for removal of another Louisiana Confederate memorial. Wednesday's ruling in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport says the Caddo Parish Commission has the authority to remove a monument outside the parish courthouse. U.S. District Judge Robert James dismissed a lawsuit by a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Family confirms identity of 4-year-old killed in shooting

    05/11/2018 2:14:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 5/11/18 | Javonti Thomas
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Family members confirmed to KSLA News 12 the identity of the young boy killed in a shooting Thursday night. Twyla Smith says she is the grandmother of 4-year-old Messiah Murphy who was shot to death around 11 p.m. Police say they got a call from a woman saying she was in front of the police station with a young child in her car who had been shot. Investigators believe the shooting took place in the 100 block of North Pierre Avenue near the intersection of Buena Vista Street, according to SPD Corporal Angie Willhite. They also...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shreveport VA Director Fired From Position Over Misconduct

    04/29/2017 2:18:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/29/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has fired Toby Mathew from the position of Shreveport VA medical center director after transferring him to another facility in a non-supervisory role. Aaron Robison, an attorney at the VA’s Office of General Counsel, stated that Mathew was removed from his position on April 13 “based on charges related to general misconduct, and failure to follow policy and provide effective oversight of the Center’s credentialing and privileging program,” ... This man displays ALL the signs and symptoms of someone suffering from extreme, malignant narcissism ... Shea Wilkes, a well-known whistleblower at the Shreveport VA,...
  • Police: Neighborhood watch posts call to watch young blacks [Shreveport LA]

    09/25/2016 3:09:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    Shreveport police are investigating posts to a large neighborhood watch group suggesting recent car break-ins are reason to watch young, black men or teens, and even for so-called “vigilante justice.” The Times reports that police confirmed on Thursday that they’re investigating some of the posts made to the Facebook page called “Broadmoor Neighbors in Shreveport.” …
  • 4 Smart microcars tipped over in San Francisco

    04/07/2014 7:59:52 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 113 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2014 | Kale Williams
    San Francisco police are investigating an unusual crime spree after four people who live in and around Bernal Heights awakened Monday morning to find their Smart microcars had been rolled over by groups of vandals.
  • Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

    08/04/2015 8:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Gruber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories has spent most of his career in the automotive industry. One day he realized that no matter how fuel-efficient or how few tailpipe emissions the modern car has, the business of car manufacturing is destroying the environment. "3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can...
  • 25 Fuel Efficient Cars That Are Not Hybrids

    01/19/2014 7:58:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    MPG-O-Matic ^ | January 1, 2014
    Are you thinking about buying a new fuel efficient car but are wary of hybrid technology? Fear not! There are dozens of cars on the market today that deliver great fuel economy without resorting to heavy and expensive battery packs. While most of these vehicles are designed to run on petroleum products (either conventional gasoline or diesel fuel), the Ford Focus SFE is a FlexFuel vehicle that can run on 100% domestic E85 ethanol fuel as well as conventional unleaded gasoline. 2014 Ford Focus five-door E85 holds a significant price advantage over regular unleaded gas in some parts of the...
  • World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive [Eventual Doom of UAW?]

    09/16/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Sean Lewis
    In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car -- named Strati, Italian for "layers"-- took its first test drive. "Less than 50 parts are in this car," said Jay Rogers from Local Motors.
  • Three-wheel vehicles eligible for federal funds

    10/19/2009 5:59:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 728+ views
    CNET News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Martin LaMonica
    Congress has approved a measure that will allow makers of three-wheel cars to receive funding for fuel-efficient auto technologies, according to published reports. The bill, which still needs to be signed into law, could be a boost to companies developing alternative car designs, notably Aptera Motors and Elio Motors. Both companies have argued that their three-wheel cars deserve federal funding meant to promote more efficient vehicles. The legislation, passed late last week, would overturn an Energy Department rule that limited funding to four-wheel vehicles meeting emissions and fuel-economy benchmarks, Automotive News reported on Friday. The new guidelines will now allow...