Lex Talamo, The Shreveport Times

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The Shreveport Times

Irving, TX, United States

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Past articles by Lex:

76 Louisiana inmates re-arrested after early release under justice reforms

The criminal justice system has re-netted 76 offenders given a second chance through state prison reforms since November. → Read More

Doctor shares frustrations about child protective services

Dr. Michael Ulich shares his frustrations that Louisiana child protective services do not take his concerns about substance-exposed or at-risk children seriously. → Read More

Majority of Louisiana babies born to addicted mothers are sent home — by law

Louisiana law does not require social workers to automatically open cases on babies born to drug addicted mothers. And doctors are frustrated. → Read More

76 offenders released early have been re-arrested since November

76 offenders released early have been re-arrested since November → Read More

You've heard about Shreveport's '50' homicides. There were 6 more

The Shreveport Police Department under Chief Alan Crump has started classifying some homicides as "justified." → Read More

Shreveport to install new water meter reading system for 2019

The new system would replace automated water meters installed in 2010 at a cost of $7 million at more than 3,000 homes — meters that the city is not using today. → Read More

Shreveport police are logging their homicide counts differently

The Shreveport Police Department has started including "justified" homicides as a separate line item in their monthly and yearly crime reports. → Read More

Police association threatens litigation against Shreveport Police Department

A lawyer on behalf of the Shreveport Police Association has threatened a lawsuit against the Shreveport Police Department for "improper actions" and violations of Louisiana law. → Read More

Caddo Parish Animal Shelter staff attacked on social media: official

The Caddo Parish administrator said staff were "attacked" on social media. "I thought this was about the animals," he said. "I'm not sure it is." → Read More

Another Shreveport water billing problem — flat rate fees

An October audit found the city's water billing system also has been charging water and sewer customers incorrect "flat rate" fees since 2015. → Read More

International students face challenges in pursuit of better life

International students enrolled at Southern University in Shreveport say they struggled with basic living, including housing and transportation. → Read More

New police bikes come equipped with sirens and special lights

The Shreveport Police department unveiled 15 new specially equipped bicycles that community liaison officers will use during community patrols at a Friday event. → Read More

New bikes will help Shreveport police officers arrest burglars and more

The bikes, equipped with a siren and lights, also will make officers more approachable, police officials said. → Read More

Caddo Parish animal shelter consultant threatens to sue

The consultant says he had verbal and written assurances that Caddo Parish would hire his firm to address problems at the animal shelter. → Read More

Shreveport's revenue from 22-year methane contract: $0

Shreveport city councilmen and the city's mayor spar over a landfill contract that has returned zip to the city government from a landfill contract. → Read More

Shreveport landfill methane gas possible source of revenue

Shreveport landfill methane gas possible source of revenue → Read More

Hopeful wireless providers must be in 'harmony' with the community

Shreveport drafts an ordinance that, if approved by city council, would govern wireless providers wanting to add small cell towers in the city. → Read More

Illegal tree planting activity in Highland Park?

City officials said tree-planting activity in Highland Park has been done without permission or needed permits. → Read More

Shreveport fruit tree plan hits snag — city parks official

The Orchard Squad wants to plant 1,000 trees, including Highland Park. The city parks department has said "hold on." → Read More

Some Shreveport cops getting bikes — with sirens, lights

Shreveport police community oriented police officers will now have access to specially equipped bikes for patrol. → Read More