Shreveport residents have been crying out for something to be done about the rising rate of violent crimes in our city. So far this year, 40 people have been murdered.

The city is hosting prayer gatherings at busy intersections in several neighborhoods for 2 days of prayer. Each of these prayer events will happen at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

Here's the list of intersections:

David Raines Road/Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Mayfair Drive/ Algonquin Trail
Union Avenue/Hollywood Avenue
Line Avenue/3132 Terry Bradshaw Passway (north side)
Crabapple Drive/Baird Road
Monkhouse Drive/Hollywood Avenue
Broadway/Hollywood Avenue
Hearne Avenue/Hollywood Avenue
Linwood Avenue/Hollywood Avenue
70th Street/Hollywood Avenue
Linwood Avenue/70th Street
Mansfield Road/70th Street
Greenwood Road/Jewella Avenue

Residents are encouraged to join city officials at these intersections.

The weekend will culminate with a citywide interfaith prayer meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Independence Stadium.

Legendary Musicians Who Rocked The Hirsch In Shreveport

Here's a sample of the legendary musical acts who have played Shreveport's Memorial Coliseum over the last 60 years. The Hirsch was basically the homefield for bands like Van Halen and ZZ Top, who regularly put the Hirsch near the top of their tours. For that reason, we're actually not going to feature them on this list, because they were basically "house bands" for Shreveport...and that's NOT a bad thing.