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710 KEEL Afternoon News I was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1948. I got married in 1969, divorced in 1974, and I never re-married. I have no children. Before radio, I served four years in the US Air Force from 1970-1974. I became Afternoon News Anchor at KEEZ-FM in San Antonio, Texas in 1974, then filled the chair of Assistant news Director from 1974-75 at KXXO-AM and KMOD-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 1975 through 1977, I was news Director at KWBB-AM in Wichita, Kansas. I came to KWKH in Shreveport in June of 1977. I was News Director of KWKH for twenty-four years before transferring over to KEEL-AM as News Director in April, 2001. When I'm not covering or reporting news, I'm usually busy working on and autocrossing my 1965 Austin Mini with the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). I'm also Senior Vice President of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation and a founding member of the Greater Shreveport Walk of Stars Committee.
aerial view of LSUHSC-Shreveport campus
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Shreveport Medical School Earns Full Re-Accreditation

The LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine has been granted a full eight-year re-accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. A team of LCME reviewers visited the medical school in January for several days and issued a report to the full body.

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Chimp Haven website
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All 110 New Iberia Research Chimps Now Retired at Chimp Haven

It's taken a year and a half of planning, fundraising, and traveling, but all 110 federally-owned chimpanzees formerly used for research at the New Iberia Research Center have now been retired to Chimp Haven in Keithville.

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photo of swearing-in of COHSEP staff
photo by John Lee, KEEL News
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New Caddo Parish Homeland Security Team Sworn-In

Caddo Parish now has its very own Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. It opened for business today in the Caddo 9-1-1 Communications Center after Sheriff Steve Prator swore-in its three-person staff.

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official portrait of Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator
official portrait of Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator
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Caddo Sheriff’s Office Set to Take on New Duties

Fourteen years ago tomorrow -- July 1st, 2000 -- Steve Prator became Caddo Parish Sheriff. Now, on the 14th anniversary of his doing so, Prator's office is taking on new duties tomorrow.

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