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.
Former Shreveport Radio DJ Found Dead in Alabama
The search for a former local radio DJ reported missing in Alabama ends tragically.
New SPD Chief Alan Crump: Officer Safety Is a Priority
Now that Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler has appointed Alan Crump as Shreveport's new police chief, what are his plans for the department going forward?
Being a Theater Mom Isn’t As Easy As It Looks, But It Is Fun
During my time away from work while recovering from surgery, I had the opportunity to be part of something I never thought I'd be involved in -- musical theater.
Mark Colby’s Murder Trial Continued Until 2017
The trial for a man accused of murdering his long-time girlfriend in 2014 has been continued.
Hospitalized Children Get Extra Gift from Local Blood Donors
LifeShare Blood Centers are giving donors the chance to give some extra gifts to hospitalized children in our area.
How Charitable Are Louisiana Residents?
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and WalletHub has taken the opportunity to rank our 50 U.S. states to find out which ones are the most willing to give.
Mispronounced Streets, Venues & Towns in Caddo-Bossier
Every state has its own uniquely-spelled -- and often mispronounced -- towns, venues and streets, and Louisiana is no exception.
UPDATE: Shooting on I-49 Leaves One Dead
More than a dozen Shreveport police units are on the scene of a reported shooting on the interstate.
Warrant Issued for Escaped Shreveport Fugitive
Shreveport police have issued a warrant for a Shrveport man who fled from police custody during a medical transport early this morning.
Public Meeting Set to Discuss Shreveport’s Proposed Garbage Pick-up Fee
Shreveport City Council Chairman Willie Bradford has called a "Special Budget Meeting" for next week.