After three years attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, I came back to Shreveport-Bossier to continue college at LSU-S. I took a couple of breaks to work full-time, and finally graduated from LSU-S in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in communications. My biggest challenge came in 2008, when I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Emma. She's a handful, but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world! Hobbies include singing and playing music, writing and reading. I dabbled at being a "rock star" for a little while when a friend and I started an acoustic band we called Aimless. We wrote about a dozen songs together, and even recorded a 5-song EP. My most favorite bands are Toad the Wet Sprocket, Candlebox and regional bands too numerous to mention. In the reading department...I love fiction novels, and my favorite author is Stephen King. I have quite an extensive collection of his work, but also enjoy Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series.
BREAKING: Suspect Shot By Shreveport Store Owner
A man has been shot after what Shreveport police say was a robbery at a local business.
NWLA Walk of Stars Revived; Tim Brando Induction Set
The December 26 induction of Fox sports announcer Tim Brando is the first in five years for the Northwest Louisiana Walk of Stars.
Boil Advisories Issued in Two Areas of Shreveport
Water main breaks in two areas of Shreveport caused water to be cut off for repairs, and voluntary boil advisories to be issued.
Watch Erin McCarty’s Amazing Throw at Benton’s Christmas Parade [VIDEO]
It looks like much fun was had at Saturday's Benton Rotary Christmas Parade.
UPDATE: Louisiana DCFS Secretary Heading to Shreveport This Week
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters is paying Shreveport a visit this week.
Water Main Break Forces Shreveport School to Close Early
Students at a local school were dismissed today because of a water main break.
DOTD Sends Reminder About December Holiday Travel
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson reminds motorists there are some restrictions on oversize and overweight vehicles for the holidays.
Results for Louisiana’s December 10 Runoff Election
Now that the polls are closed, numbers are starting to come in from today's runoff election.
Fundraiser Scheduled for Webster Parish Teen
A fundraiser is set for a 15-year-old Webster Parish girl who's been diagnosed with Intestinal Motility Disorder.
Bossier Deputies Receive End-of-Year Awards
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presented several special awards to his deputies during an end-of-year Christmas and awards celebration.