DNA evidence leads to arrest of local man accused of raping 3 women

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Shreveport police investigators have arrested a local man amid allegations he sexually assaulted three female victims over the span of 11 years. Authorities say 38-year-old John Henry Gibbs was arrested Tuesday evening by Shreveport Police Sex Crimes detectives after receiving a warrant on DNA evidence that came back from the North […]

2 dead in gunfire in Rosenberg, police investigating 2 sites

ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) – Two people have been killed and another wounding during early-morning gunfire at a Houston-area apartment and an unoccupied high school stadium. Rosenberg police say the suspected gunman was among the dead Wednesday. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at some apartments around 2 a.m. CST Wednesday. Police found a woman fatally […]

Texas lawmaker confronted by gun rights group gets security

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A Texas lawmaker has been provided security after his confrontation with gun rights activists led to panic buttons made available to House members. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1CyreBq ) reported Tuesday that Rep. Poncho Nevarez (nuh-VAR’-ez) received threats. The Democrat from Eagle Pass says Department of Public Safety officers have been assigned […]

Consultant: 15 more fire stations needed in Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – A consultant says fifteen additional fire stations are needed in unincorporated parts of Lafayette Parish to protect citizens and keep insurance costs down. Tom Cassisa, a fire rating consultant hired by Lafayette Consolidated Government, presented the findings Tuesday of the parish’s fire protection operations. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1wAHYRG ) the city […]

Phelps Correctional reopens for prison to work program

DEQUINCY, La. (AP) – More than two years after Phelps Correctional Center was shut down by the state the facility is up and running with new inmates, a new mission and a new name: the Beauregard Parish Transitional Work Program. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) the facility, near DeQuincy, will be run by Louisiana Workforce […]

Grambling St. GSU could lose undergraduate nursing program

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) – Grambling State University officials will meet with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing next month to learn the fate of the university’s undergraduate nursing program. For the past three years Grambling’s undergraduate nursing program has been on the board’s “conditional approval” list because it has not maintained an 80 percent passing […]

Incarnate Word uses big second half to slip past McNeese

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (AP) – Mitchell Badillo’s driving layup with two seconds left helped Incarnate Word overcome a 12-point halftime deficit and beat McNeese State 86-84 on Monday. McNeese State’s Kevin Hardy made two free throws with 12 seconds left, tying the game at 84, before Badillo’s winner. Jontrell Walker scored 24 and Denzel Livingston […]

How to stay safe when riding out a blizzard

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As a potentially record-breaking blizzard pummels the U.S. Northeast, there are steps residents should take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, doctors say. The National Weather Service is predicting anywhere from 2 to 3 feet of snow along a 300-mile corridor that stretches from New Jersey […]

Don’t become a blizzard casualty

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns. If you must be outdoors, staying warm is critical, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “In the cold weather, it’s important to […]

A small business solution to shrinking workforce – hire seniors

26th January 2015   ·   0 Comments By Mark TaylorContributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from Yahoo Small Business/New America Media) – As the U.S. economy heats up and successful companies consider expansion and new hiring, competition for reliable, experienced and skilled employees will grow more intense, labor market experts predict. They caution small businesses against ignoring […]

Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations

26th January 2015   ·   0 Comments By Kelly ParkerContributing Writer Carnival 2015 marks the 10th celebration since Hurricane Katrina and by the looks of it, the Mardi Gras women’s movement is evident. As the Krewe of Muses celebrates its 15th anniversary, and The Mystic Krewe of Nyx hits the ‘largest female krewe in Carnival history’ […]

HBCUs divided over free community college plan

26th January 2015   ·   0 Comments By Freddie AllenNNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

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LSUS Professor publishes two books

LSUS Professor publishes two books August 12, 2013 LSU Shreveport Associate Professor Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze has had two books published this summer: Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 (London: Frontline, 2013) and Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013). Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 is […]

Noel Foundation Scholarship Reception

The Noel Foundation Scholarship Reception was held on August 22, 2013 in the Noel Memorial Library. These valuable Scholarships greatly facilitate the transition of students to LSU Shreveport from our partner institutions of Southern University in Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College. Congratulations to recipients Charles Campbell, Kristen Duhamel, James Exline, Shuntina Goines, Elichia Jones, […]

Metropolitan Opera: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Airs Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who is singing his first Met performances of the title role. Baritone Thomas Hampson adds a new role to his extensive repertory as the Four Villains […]

State of the Re:Union – Pike County, Ohio

Airs Sunday, February 1, at 6 p.m. In this episode Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. Racial lines have been blurred to invisibility, and […]

Southeastern Channel student documentary wins international awards

Monday, October 20, 2014 by: Tonya Lowentritt SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS – The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access television channel, recently won an international Telly Award along with a Gold Remi Award from the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. The awards are for the documentary “McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival” produced by […]