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  • 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...
  • Concept car easy on the eyes … and wallet ($6,800 and gets 87 mpg)

    08/13/2013 11:40:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Phildelphia Business Journal ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jared Shelly
    The folks from Elio Motors dropped by the Philadelphia Business Journal offices in Old City on Monday to show off their new concept car (see attached photo gallery). Small in stature and containing three wheels (two in the front, one in the back), the car costs just $6,800 and gets 87 mpg highway (49 mpg city). Although still in the concept and fundraising stages, Elio’s top brass has been showing off the vehicle across the country – from its headquarters in Shreveport, La. to New York to Detroit. For the first time, they revealed a prototype of the car’s engine,...
  • Fuel-Efficient Elio Three-Wheel Car Hits 15,000 Orders Before Production Starts

    04/25/2014 11:56:28 AM PDT · by posterchild · 45 replies
    Green Car Reports via ^ | Fri Apr 25, 2014 | Antony Ingram
    You wouldn't think a small, green, three-wheeled vehicle would be the perfect recipe for creating a buzz in the car world. But that's what Paul Elio has done with his Elio Motors firm, and though the vehicle in question is still a fair while from production reality, the company has a loyal following already. So far, it's enough of a buzz that over 15,000 people have put down deposits for the car, according to Elio's website (via Autoblog Green). That doesn't mean the company has 15,000 sales in the bag, of course. […] It's led Elio to suggest the emissions...
  • Jay Remembers the Three-Wheeled Car- 'The Shotwell'-Jay Leno's Garage

    02/11/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    "Ten years ago, I received a letter from a man named Bob Shotwell who lived in a small town in Minnesota. He knew that I liked old cars from watching me on television. And he wanted to give me one. He recalled that he asked his father for a car as he was about to graduate from high school in the early 1930s. But his dad replied that if he wanted a car, he should build one. So, 17-year-old Bob scrounged parts and made his own car. It was a little three-wheeled coupe powered by a 77.2-cu.-in. four-cylinder 1931 Indian...
  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

    08/15/2014 12:57:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2014 3:22 AM EDT | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less than half the cost. Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. […] Because it has three wheels—two in front and one in the rear—the Elio is actually classified as a motorcycle by the U.S. government. But Elio Motors...