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Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are working a car crash that killed an unrestrained toddler 

Shreveport, LA – According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, the fatal crash occurred right after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

It happened in the 8900 block of Belcher Oil City Road in Caddo Parish.

Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a crash.

The responding deputies discovered that the unidentified female driver of Ford F-150 truck was driving erratically at a high rate of speed heading east on the roadway.

The vehicle skidded off the roadway and hit several trees before resting.

The unrestrained toddler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver was taken to Ochsner LSU Health with moderate to severe injuries.

No other information is available at the moment.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

Jurors have been chosen for the second-degree murder trial of 32-year-old man, officials say

Caddo Parish, LA – According to the officials, the trial began Monday in District Judge Mosely Jr.’s court.

Selection was completed the following day, with four men and eight women empaneled.

Opening statements and initial testimony and presentation of evidence by the state will commence today.

The 32-year-old defendant, Christopher Dooley, was indicted by the Caddo Parish Grand Jury October 22, 2020, in connection with the June 19, 2020 slaying of Danzeria Farris Jr., 32.

Mr. Farris was shot several times at a Texaco station at Hearne at Hollywood avenues. Dooley also is charged with illegal possession of a stolen 2016 Mercedes sedan, which was one of the elements associated with the slaying.

SPD: Local man wanted in Lindholm Avenue shooting

Shreveport, LA – According to the Shreveport Police Department, the fatal shooting occurred on Monday.

It happened in the 2600 block of Lindholme Avenue.

Shreveport Police Department officers responded to a shooting call.

The responding officers discovered that the victim was walking his kids to the bus stop when a man approached him and shot him multiple times in the upper body.

Detectives were called to the scene and an investigation ensued.

Shreveport Police Violent Crime investigators have obtained a warrant for Boris Williams for one count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.

Shreveport Police are urging citizens to use extreme caution and contact SPD if Boris Williams is located.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

The victim, in this case, is currently at a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

If you have information on the whereabouts of this dangerous suspect, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Shreveport Police at 318-673-7300 #3.

CPSO deputies arrested man after a theft investigation on West Antoine Loop

Shreveport, LA – CPSO officials said that a business owner reported the theft of metal from his property on West Antoine Loop.

Video evidence showed the theft took place just after midnight Friday night.

At 11:45 a.m. on February 25, the business owner reported an ex-employee, Chad DeLoach, 40, had the items in his yard in the 6800 block of Jeremiah Court.

Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to investigate and subsequently obtained a search warrant for the property.

At the beginning of the search, deputies found DeLoach hiding in the bathroom of a camper on the property, and he was taken into custody.

Deputies recovered the stolen metal, stolen spools of copper wire, a stolen license plate, a firearm, and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine.

DeLoach’s criminal history showed he could not lawfully possess any firearms.   

Corporal Jermaine Kelly booked DeLoach into the Caddo Correctional Center where he was charged with one count each of simple burglary, theft, illegal possession of stolen things, possession of schedule II, felon in possession of a firearm, and illegal carrying of weapons while possessing a controlled dangerous substance.    

Gov. Edwards accepted a letter from DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson informing the Governor that Sec. Wilson will retire from state service effective March 4, 2023

Shreveport, LA – According to the state officials, the average state transportation secretary serves for three years, but Dr. Wilson served Louisiana in the role of secretary for more than seven and completed more than 16 years of executive service at DOTD. During his tenure as Secretary, the state invested nearly $5.5 billion in infrastructure projects around the state consisting of more than 2,230 projects compiling nearly 7,000 miles of improvements.

Under Dr. Wilson’s leadership Louisiana has finally addressed long-needed projects, from the planned Calcasieu River Bridge replacement to the Barksdale Interchange, widening of I-10, elevation of LA-1, dredging of the Mississippi River and diversion of the Comite River, support for locally-owned bridges in need of repair, and so much more.

Sec. Wilson was recognized nationally when he was elected as the first African American president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 2020-2021.

Governor Edwards released the following statement:

“Dr. Shawn Wilson has been the most effective DOTD secretary in state history. Despite tremendous challenges with state revenue, devastating hurricanes, and the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on our workforce and supply chain, Shawn has tackled important infrastructure projects that were previously only talked and dreamed about for decades.

From the biggest, most high-profile projects along major interstates to less glamorous but equally important rural infrastructure, he has worked tirelessly to unleash our economic potential and improve quality of life for everyone in our state by making major improvements to our roads, bridges, ports, rail system, flood control, and more.

His yeoman’s work will continue to bear fruit for years and years to come. He set a great example for future leaders of DOTD and our state by always focusing on what was best for our people and working across partisan, ideological, and regional divides to build consensus.” 

The Caddo Parish Commission is hosting an additional public meeting aimed at educating citizens on the redistricting process

Shreveport, LA – According to the city officials, this meeting will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 4pm at the Government Plaza.

Officials also said that the Parish Commission contracted with Data Center, review and develop a model redistricting map for public input and Parish Commission consideration and approval.

Throughout the development and review process of the maps, public meetings will provide an opportunity for community members to play a role in the process, learn more about the proposed maps, and hear more about the work involved in redistricting. 

For more information on the redistricting process and to view documents and maps, visit caddo.org and click on “Caddo Commission Redistricting Process”.

No other information is available at the moment.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

CPSO: 43-year-old man arrested on multiple charges

Shreveport, LA – According to the CPSO officials, the 43-year-old man, Christopher Canizares, was arrested and taken into custody for distributing child and animal p0rnography.

In November of 2022, Cyber Crimes Detective Lites launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that the man distributed child p0rnography.

The investigation led detectives to the suspect’s home, where he was contacted on February 9.

Further investigation showed Canizares possessed and distributed many images and videos of child p-rnography and p-rnographic material showing se-ual intercourse between humans and horses.

He was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for 4 counts of p-rnography involving juveniles and 12 counts of se-ual abuse of an animal.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be added as information becomes available.

CPSO deputies arrested local man after finding $42,760 worth of drugs and a firearm in his possession

Shreveport, LA – According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 9900 block of Mansfield Road, where they took 28-year-old James Jr. into custody. 

After locating 89 fentanyl pills, 10 oxycodone pills, 7.6 grams of marijuana, and $4,750 in cash on his person, agents conducted a search warrant for James’ vehicle from where they collected a firearm.  

Further investigation led agents to the suspect’s home in the 600 block of Meadowdale Place, where a second search warrant was conducted.

Agents located 863 illegal pills including 716 doses of fentanyl and 117 doses of oxycodone, 455 grams of marijuana, 105 grams of THC vape pens, a mason jar of THC wax, 3 bottles of promethazine syrup, packaging material, 2 digital scales, and $1,000 in cash.

The estimated street values of the narcotics were as follows:

  • fentanyl pills $24,150 
  • assorted prescription pills $4,410
  • marijuana $11,375
  • THC vape pens $2,625
  • promethazine syrup $200

James was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute schedule II (fentanyl), one count of possession with intent to distribute schedule I (marijuana), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and illegal carrying of weapons.  

CPSO: Local woman arrested after she failed to report her son missing

Shreveport, LA – According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, the woman was taken into custody after she failed to report her son missing.

CPSO officials said that on Dec. 1, 41-year-old Stephanie Horache reported her teenage son missing three days after he ran away from home.

The child was found on Monday, Dec. 5 and Horache was issued a summons to appear in court.

By law, a child thirteen years of age or younger is to be presummed missing if the child’s caretaker has not been in contact with them for a period of twelve hours; and a child over the age of thirteen is to be presummed missing if the child’s caretaker has not been in contact with them for a period of twenty-four hours.

This incident remains under investigation.

Governor Edwards and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Colonna agreed on a memorandum of understanding to expand the strong cultural connections between France and Louisiana

Shreveport, LA – According to the state officials, the memorandum of understanding was signed by Gov. Edwards and the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna in the presence of President Macron.

It establishes the intention to increase the respective parties presence in the energy sector with an emphasis on clean energy, and formally creates a French technical expert position for the energy transition to be based in Louisiana.

The goals of the new collaboration are to advance cooperation among French and Louisiana governmental agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector as it relates to the energy sector, clean energy, renewable energy, the energy transition, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The partnership with France will be advanced by an international technical expert sponsored by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Expertise France who will integrate into the offices and operations of Louisiana Economic Development and Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Once selected, the technical expert will monitor developments in France and Louisiana related to law and policy, emerging best practices, economic, technological, and scientific progress related to the energy sector, the energy transition, and climate change. In addition to working to promote joint public sector and private sector ventures, the technical assistant will also support public relations and education efforts concerning energy and the environment.

French and Louisiana companies and research institutions wishing to enhance their presence or deepen their connections in the two markets and those looking to form new partnerships to jointly address common problems or opportunities presented by climate change and the energy transition should be beneficiaries of this partnership.

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