The FBI Citizens’ Academy chapter in Shreveport-Bossier is promoting child’s safety programs on Veterans Day. The FBI-trained academy alumni will distribute materials about FBI community programs at the Louisiana State Fair on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Gina Starnes, vice president of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Shreveport chapter, says her group will hand out hundreds of child ID kits that involve fingerprinting and DNA swabs.
“The kits are kept at home in a safe place,” Starnes said. “Hopefully [parents] will never need it, but they will have it right away.”
Airs Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Kate Archer Kent will bring your results from races throughout our listening area and will feature interviews and analysis from Dr. Greg Granger, professor of history and political science at Northwestern State University; Dr. Jeffrey Sadow, associate professor of history at LSU Shreveport; Dr. Ken Collier, associate professor of government at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Dr. Paul Babbitt, associate professor of political science at Southern Arkansas University. We'll bring you up-to-date results as they come in throughout the evening.
An ambulance bus or AMBUS, like this one from Sherman, Texas, is designed to transport 20 patients from a mass casualty site.
Nearly 500 East Texas emergency responders have launched a three-day regional emergency response test. The training exercise is being held in Canton. It will help 14 counties improve their coordination and understanding of protocol for when a real disaster strikes.
Caddo Magnet High School senior Henry Lin of Shreveport is in southern California to give a talk on dark energy. Lin is the only speaker who is a high school student to be included in this year's Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lin says he wants the elite physicists in the audience to understand that high school students can take on complex research projects.