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The Shreveport Fire Department’s “Golden Hour”

Tomorrow will be a busy one for Shreveport firefighters. Not only will they be installing smoke detectors in the MLK area, they'll also participate in the American Heart Association's Annual "Golden Hour

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jeku arce, Flickr
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Raleigh, NC Is the Best City to Live — Did Shreveport Make the Top 20?

The 377,487 residents of Raleigh, the state capital of  North Carolina, have something to cheer about as their city has been rated the number one city to live in the nation by Businessweek.com’s first-ever ranking of America’s Best Cities.

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Netflix CEO Apologizes for Rate Increase, Announces Company Will Split Into Two Divisions

In the wake of unpopular rate increases that caused customers to cancel subscriptions in droves and resulted in the company stock nosediving, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings apologized in a blog post on Sunday.

“I messed up,” he said. “I owe everyone an explanation … In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.”

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President Obama Reveals $3 Trillion Plan to Cut the Deficit [VIDEO]

In a speech given from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President Obama proposed a $3 trillion plan to cut the deficit, with half of that amount covered by increased taxes on the wealthy and another $800 million financed by letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire.

“If we are going to make spending cuts… then it is only right we ask everyone to pay their fair share … We can’t afford these special lower rates for the wealthy. We can’t afford them when we are running these big deficits,” he said.

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Davis Turner, Getty Images
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Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs As Part of $5 Billion Reductions

On Monday, Bank of America announced that part of its plan to cut $5 billion in spending by 2014 includes the elimination of 30,000 jobs.

CEO Brian Moynihan made no mention of layoffs during an investor conference, and the bank says it expects the job losses to occur naturally through attrition and not rehiring when people vacate their positions.

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Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Shreveport Journalism Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for college juniors or seniors -- and the application deadline is quickly approaching. Interested students, who reside at or attend a four-year college in the 10 northwest Louisiana parishes, have until September 1st to apply

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Countries Debating Taxing Motorists Based on How Much They Drive

Picture the government placing a GPS on your car and tracking every mile you drive. Now, imagine being charged a tax based on those miles, your vehicle’s fuel efficiency rating and the time of day you drove. Such a system is being explored in car-clogged regions of Europe and Asia. Even the US is interested in studying mileage charging systems.

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Silicon Valley Company Moves To Louisiana And Is Expected To Create 1,300 Jobs

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar Monday to mark the company's milestone in exceeding 100 Louisiana jobs with the company's headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Covington. 

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Leighton Mash / SPD Booking Photo
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Local Teenager Busted Just Mere Minutes Before Holding Up A Bank

 

Detectives believe they averted a potential robbery when they captured a local man armed with a handgun and robbery note lurking in the parking lot of a west Shreveport bank in a stolen car.

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US House Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling, Fleming Votes ‘No’

Congressman John Fleming M.D. released the following statement today after voting against the "deal" to raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion – the largest debt ceiling increase in American history. 

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