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10:38am

Tue July 10, 2012
Local

Kansas City filmmaker prepares to shoot in Shreveport

Screenwriter Jeff Albert will begin pre-production later this summer on the $15 million feature film "The Pendant." This will be Albert's first filmmaking experience in Louisiana. He says he was lured by the state's film tax credits. He chose to shoot in Shreveport because it's out of the hurricane zone.

10:31am

Tue July 10, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Shreveport's connection to political corruption

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the death of Shreveporter Jim Leslie who was gunned down 36 years ago this week, a casualty of the bad old days of Louisiana political corruption.

10:24am

Mon July 9, 2012
Local

Kickball takes flight in Lufkin

Big Blue Kickball

The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back games customarily played at school recess to lure more adults into recreational sporting leagues. Assistant director Jason Arnold says he'll be coordinating two kickball tournaments a year. He also plans to start adult dodgeball in the fall.

9:59am

Fri July 6, 2012
Local

Shreveporter does humanitarian medical relief in Ghana

Tia Landrum will spend 30 days in Ghana for a medical internship. The Centenary College biology and chemistry double major also works as a massage therapist in Shreveport.
Kate Archer Kent

Centenary College student Tia Landrum, 23, leaves for Western Africa next week  for a medical internship with Global Brigades, a student-led nonprofit health organization. Landrum says her lifelong dream has been to do humanitarian medical relief work around the globe. She plans to continue volunteer work in Haiti in December.

9:45am

Fri July 6, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: State of the Union, Archie style

Commentator Archie McDonald tries his hand at a presidential State of the Union address with much fanfare.

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