Zach Beaird, The Shreveport Times

Zach Beaird

The Shreveport Times

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Past articles by Zach:

Louisiana still lacks laws to protect domestic violence victims

None of Michael Salley's guns were in his safe when he returned home from prison — his ex-wife and sister-and-law saw to that. → Read More

Caddo commissioner moves to suspend parish administrator

A resolution has been proposed calling for the suspension and removal of Woodrow Wilson as Caddo Parish Commission Administrator. → Read More

Local administrators to cover 20 percent of TOPS funding

At a time when the governor and university leaders statewide are saying a budget shortfall may require them to shutter campuses comes another blow to absorb – TOPS. → Read More

Local students react to stopping of TOPS funding

Times reporter Zach Beaird will visit area college campuses to find out what's next for students who rely on TOPS to pay for school. → Read More

ExpressJet partnership brings 71 new jobs, preserves 250

ExpressJet Airlines announced a facility expansion Thursday at Shreveport Regional Airport that's promised to bring new work opportunities to the area. → Read More

Corp denies funding for Red River study

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers denied funding for a study of Red River Tuesday which was requested in response to flooding in June. → Read More

Accused Shreveport kidnappers await extradition to La.

Two alleged Shreveport kidnappers are behind bars in Arizona and now await their return to Louisiana. → Read More

Breaking: Two local schools on lockdown

Two local schools, Atkins Elementary and 81st Street Early Childhood Education Center are currently on lockdown. The schools have been on lockdown for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, school officials say. → Read More

Shreveport firefighters battling Highland house fire

Shreveport firefighters are battling a blaze in a Highland home. → Read More

Former Caddo sheriff, WWII veteran dies

Retired Caddo Parish Sheriff Harold M. Terry died Friday, Feb. 5, at the age of 90. → Read More

African American History Parade route and rules

The 28th annual African American History Parade is set to roll out at 11:00 a.m. → Read More

White collar crimes on the rise in Shreveport-Bossier

From identity theft to credit card fraud, counterfeiting, forgery, embezzlement and phone and email scams, police damore Caddo-Bossier Parish residents than ever are falling prey to these schemes, leaving officers to conduct nationwide investigations → Read More

Rural landscape changing for Caddo Sheriff's deputies

Caddo Sheriff's deputy Cpl. Jeremy Edward knows his area. → Read More

Officer-pastor's motto: Love the Hell out of people

Any officer will tell you going into law enforcement isn't a decision, it's a calling. → Read More

Breaking: Police searching for pair of bank robbers

A Shreveport bank has been robbed and police are now searching for the pair responsible. → Read More

Investigators await lab results in Homer woman's murder

Authorities say no new information is available in the killing of 68-year-old Sulyn Prince as investigators await lab results from the scene. → Read More

Local district judge announces candidacy for Stewart's vacant seat

Judge Jeff Cox, the current District Judge for Bossier and Webster Parishes in Division C, announced his running for an open bench in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday. → Read More

High-profile case brings extra security to federal courthouse

A high-profile case is underway at the Western District Court of Louisiana, and with it comes added security. → Read More

Police plead for public's help as search continues for missing children

"We want these kids brought home." More than a week after being reported missing, law enforcement's plea for the safe return of two kidnapped Shreveport children grows. Their determination to find the children was made apparent in a Friday news conference at Shreveport Police Headquarters. "We're not worried about any other stuff right now. It's basically immunity," Louisiana State Police… → Read More

Cold case series starts with 1988 murder

The Times is beginning work on a new, semi-regular series that will take an in-depth look at cold cases being worked by local law enforcement. → Read More