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.
Natchitoches Attraction Ranks High on ‘Must-See Haunts’ List
A scary attraction located in our corner of the state is ranked #12 on the Top 31 Must-See Haunts List.
President Visits Flood-ravaged South Louisiana
President Barack Obama is visiting flood-ravaged south Louisiana today.
Wrongfully-incarcerated Woman Sues Shreveport Officials
The longest-ever wrongfully-incarcerated woman in U.S. history is suing those she says framed her, and they include some local officials.
Caddo Schools Extend Flood Relief Drive
Caddo Parish schools want to make sure they collect the most supplies for south Louisiana flood victims, so they've extended their collection drive another day.
Women Jailed for Cashing Phony Payroll Checks
Three women are behing bars for creating couterfeit payroll checks and cashing them at a local business.
Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy Class 016 Underway
The Bossier Sheriff's Office says 26 recruits from various agencies have started their 12-week training course to become Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)-certified law enforcement officers.
Bossier Rescue Team Arrives Safely Back Home
The Bossier Parish Water and Technical Emergency Response (W.A.T.E.R.) Task Force has completed its mission of helping south Louisiana flood victims.
North DeSoto Student Caught with Weapon at School
A North DeSoto High School student is in some trouble after being caught having a weapon on campus.
Teen Attacked in Bossier City Is in Critical Condition
A 16-year-old boy remains in critical condition and an 18-year-old suffered a hand injury after the two were attacked at a Bossier City apartment complex over the weekend.
More Local Firefighters, Deputies Being Sent to South Louisiana
A new team of local sheriff's deputies and a third fire department unit deploy to Baton Rouge this afternoon.
Red Cross Volunteers Helping with South Louisiana Flood Relief
Two Red Cross volunteers from northwest Louisiana will join four others and the Emergency Response Vehicle already serving flood victims to our south.
UPDATE: Body Found Behind Shreveport Hotel Was Suicide Victim
Police are investigating a body found behind a local hotel this morning.