Lawmakers hit ground running, Peacock says

State Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Bossier City, said lawmakers hit the ground running from the opening of the session. “From the Senate side, we started off...

Waguespack: State must ‘start acting like adults’ with budget

The Bossier City Lions Club got a fresh take on the state budget situation from Stephen Waguespack, the President and CEO of Louisiana Association...

Bill would require unanimous verdicts in felony cases

BATON ROUGE — A Senate committee advanced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that would require juries to reach unanimous verdicts in all felony...

Committee approves bill allowing punitive damages for hazing

BATON ROUGE — A Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow punitive damages for negligence in lawsuits over hazing deaths, potentially...

BPT Sports

Powerlifting: Benton’s Jordan Myles win state title

Benton senior Jordan Myles won the Division II 181-pound division in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Powerlifting State Championships last week at Rapides Coliseum in...

College softball: No. 17 BPCC sweeps Paris JC, hosts No. 3...

The Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavs swept Paris Junior College 12-1 and 13-4 in a Region XIV softball doubleheader on Monday in Paris,...

High school softball: Airline downs Southwood, stays unbeaten in district play

The Airline Lady Vikings started the second half of District 1-5A play with a 7-4 victory over Southwood on Monday at Airline. In another District...

John Rennie steps down as BPCC women’s basketball coach

John Rennie steps down as BPCC women's basketball coach In a press release received by the Bossier Press-Tribune from the Bossier Parish Community College Sports...

BPT Life

Obituary – James Melvin Maples, Jr.

James Melvin Maples, Jr. James Melvin Maples, Jr. was born on April 23, 1951 in Fairbanks, Alaska, to James M Maples, Sr. and Imogene Butcher...



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