Officials investigating Cypress Lake boat explosion

By Jennyne Pinter, Officials are investigating an explosion on Cypress Black Bayou over the weekend that injured nine people. On Saturday evening, just after 5...

Naked man in casino arrested after throwing chairs at officers

A Texas man faces multiple charges in connection with a disturbance overnight at a local casino. Terrence Roquemore, 24, of Deberry, Texas faces charges...

Bossier man saved from drowning recounts harrowing tale and thanks rescuers

By Jennyne Pinter, “Fifteen minutes of fun,” is what Christopher Burns said he had in mind when he invited his two dogs onto his...

Gov. Edwards says current special session ‘last chance’ to solve budget

By Tryfon Boukouvidis, Paul Braun and Drew White, LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE – At the outset of the third special legislative session...

BPT Sports

Rodeo: Benton Middle School students headed to National Finals

Two Benton Middle School rising eighth-graders are headed to South Dakota for the National Junior High Rodeo Association Finals. Chase Rambin and George Chambers...

Rodeo: English sisters preparing for Little Britches National Finals

Sisters Landan and Katie English have both qualified for events in the upcoming National Finals Rodeo to be held the second week of July...

High school football: Airline runner-up in Benton 7-on-7 tournament

Coming back through the losers’ bracket Saturday, the Airline Vikings finished runner-up in the Hudl Benton 7-on-7 Charity Invitational tournament at Freedom Fields. After Friday’s...

Louisiana now home for Texas native Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees left no doubt about how he feels about his adopted home state of Louisiana during the Walk-On’s Independence...

BPT Life

Obituary – Jimmie Dale Jackson

Jimmie Dale Jackson Benton, LA - Services for Jimmie Dale Jackson will be at 12 noon Saturday, June 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church of...



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