After three years attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, I came back to Shreveport-Bossier to continue college at LSU-S. I took a couple of breaks to work full-time, and finally graduated from LSU-S in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in communications. My biggest challenge came in 2008, when I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Emma. She's a handful, but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world! Hobbies include singing and playing music, writing and reading. I dabbled at being a "rock star" for a little while when a friend and I started an acoustic band we called Aimless. We wrote about a dozen songs together, and even recorded a 5-song EP. My most favorite bands are Toad the Wet Sprocket, Candlebox and regional bands too numerous to mention. In the reading department...I love fiction novels, and my favorite author is Stephen King. I have quite an extensive collection of his work, but also enjoy Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series.
Shots Fired Incident Forces Local School to Shelter in Place
A bit of a scare at Caddo Magnet High School this morning, but it turned out to be nothing big.
Vacant Allendale House Destroyed by Fire
A vacant house in the Allendale neighborhood is said to be a total loss following a late-night fire.
Two Local Officers Honored with Trey Hutchison Awards
Two police officers, one from Caddo and one from Bossier, received awards during the 13th Annual Trey Hutchison Awards Banquet.
NSU President Named Head of University of Louisiana System
The Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System have chosen their next president, and it's no surprise who board members picked.
Red Cross Prepared to Help with Hurricane Matthew Response
The American Red Cross is preparing for a possible multi-state response as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the East Coast.
BSO Visits Neighborhoods During National Night Out
Nearly two dozen neighborhoods throughout Bossier Parish hosted block parties for National Night Out.
Another Juvenile Charged with Terrorizing
A second Caddo Parish teen posing as a clown on social media has been arrested for threatening a classmate.
BSO, School District Aim to Crush the Creepy Clown Craze
The Bossier Sheriff's Office is trying to put an end to the "creepy clown" fad that's circulating throughout our region.
Caddo Schools Happenings October 3-8
There's a lot going on in Caddo Parish Public Schools for the upcoming week.
Report of Man with Gun at Louisiana Boardwalk Causes Concern
Patrons at the Louisiana Boardwalk last night were worried after hearing reports of a man with a gun hiding between two vehicles in the parking garage.
Bossier Schools Happenings October 3-7
Some big events are going on at Bossier Parish schools in October, including Fire Prevention Week and National Walk to School Day.
PETA Holds Demonstration in Downtown Shreveport
Folks walking and driving through downtown Shreveport this afternoon got quite a sight.