BCPD holds graduation ceremony for new reserve police officers

Four new Bossier City Police Department reserve officers will be sworn into the ranks during a ceremony at 6p.m. tonight, September 9, 2013 at the Bossier City Public Safety Training Complex, 5850 Shed Road.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

Don't mess with Texas leads to reduction in roadside trash

Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas ® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message.

LA Secretary of Revenue to visit Bossier City this week for Tax Amnesty 2013: A Fresh Start tour

Louisiana Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield will travel the state to speak with local communities about a tax amnesty program to run from September 9 through November 22.

13 children injured after ride loses power at Connecticut festival

An accident on a children's swing ride at a festival in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Sunday injured 13 children, some seriously, according to police.

Rogers: Obama is losing support on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wants to see Congress approve the president's pitch to take military action in Syria, but he said the administration has failed at wooing Capitol Hill.

Newborn baby found dead inside a Goodwill bathroom

Sad news just outside of Houston. Polilce say a newborn baby was found dead inside a Goodwill store in the town of Webster. According to authorities, the store's manager found the infant in a bathroom.

2 men bitten by sharks off Florida coast

It started with a swim on a sunny afternoon off the Florida coast. Before long, the two men were nursing shark bites.

McCain raises impeachment -- if boots hit ground in Syria

After endorsing President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain warned the president would face impeachment if he were to put "boots on the ground."

Kerry: Saudi Arabia OK with international military strike on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Sunday from Paris, where he met with Arab League ministers, said Saudi Arabia has approved international military intervention in Syria.