Shreveport Bossier Headlines For November 2nd
The State Fair is back open today. The gates open at 10 and it’s free to enter and park until 3 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
A young Benton woman faces a list of charges today after trying to make a getaway from police. 18-YEAR-OLD Kasey Renee Horne was clocked by radar going 75 in a 55 zone on highway 162. She did not pull over and led police on a chase at speeds up to 110 mph.
Movie filming is expected to continue today in Shreveport. Crews from the movie “The East” have been filming scenes at Hamel Memorial Park on the riverfrton. The park has been closed to the public. The movie stars Britt Marling, Ellen Page and Alexander Skaarsgard.
A national report on reading and math amonth 4th and 8th graders shows test scores have improved since the 90’s but Louisiana continues to lag behind national averages.
Some Bossier Parish schools need work, but most are in pretty good shape. That’s the word from a consulting firm hired to check out the schools. The report does advise school leaders to take action now to ease overcrowded conditions. The consultant says a new middle school is needed in the Haughton area and a new elementary school should be built in Benton.
Despite cooler weather, vegitation is still dry — and that has many wondering if a burn ban is still in place. The statewide burn ban is issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture and State Fire Marshal’s Office remains in effect.