Financial

Fundraiser Announced for Injured Officer & His Family
Friends of Shreveport Police Corporal Robert Rivet are holding a chicken dinner fundraiser next month -- to help the officer and his family during his recovery. Back on August 24th, Rivet was involved in an ATV crash in Bossier Parish that left him with a serious head injury...
Greenwood Man Arrested for Arranging Fake Land Deals
A Greenwood man is in jail, accused of swindling nearly 20 people out of millions in land and royalties from fake land deals. Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force detectives say 64-year-old Willie Draper allegedly approached two land-leasing companies in June and offered to arrange leasing d…
BBB Names Top Ten Scams of 2011
Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes as old as the hills. Our new Scam Source (www.bbb.org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country, with tips from BBB, law enforcement and others...
Time to Get Your Parish Property Taxes Paid
You don't have much time left to get your parish property taxes paid...the deadline is December 31st. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says Caddo residents have several ways to pay -- in person at the courthouse, by mail or online. He says a lot of people are taking advantage of a new program where you ca…
Big Money from Chesapeake
A lot of money is being paid out in our region. Chesapeake Energy Corporation will be making a total of more than $9-million in property tax payments to parishes benefitting from natural gas and oil development. Company representatives will begin making presentations at area police jury meetings to …
Shreveport Bossier Headlines
BIG MESS ON I-20 THIS MORNING. AN 18 WHEELER HAS OVERTURNED IN THE WESTBOUND LANES NEAR DIXIE INN. THE WESTBOUND LANES ARE BLOCKED AND WILL BE FOR MUCH OF THE MORNING.
THE LEAP TEST IS GOING AWAY. IT'S BEING PHASED OUT OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS...
Louisiana Gets a New Lottery Game Today
Fans of the lottery are getting a new option today, since Louisiana is taking part in the multi-state Mega Millions drawings. Louisiana Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Chopin says Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play by selecting five numbers from a field of 56 and one yellow Mega Ball number from a …
A Good State Fair Run, Despite Negative News
The final numbers aren't in yet, but preliminary estimates indicate one of the State Fair of Louisiana's better years.  Fair General Manager Chris Giordano says it was the weather, more than the negative news, that kept some people away...
Summer Fires’ Effects on Fire District Budgets
Parish fire districts are still hurting from the rash of summer fires. Caddo Fire District 7 Chief Danny Richardson says his department got hit for about $30,000 more than it had budgeted for the year. He says fuel expense is about double what was budgeted, and there were increases in truck repairs …

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