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Check it out today! Three federal judges who threw out new congressional map asked the chief elec- tions Monday for a hard deadline on the latest a map can be in place to conduct the Nov. 5 elections. The three-judge panel issued a 2-1 decision last week ruling congressional map creating a second Black majority district was unconstitution- al because of impermissible racial siding with the who sued to block the boundaries. That left Louisiana without a congressional map and the U.S. House members and their voters in the dark on representation.

status conference conducted in open court. It was held virtually and only included the parties in the case. Louisiana Secretary of State Nancy Landry has previously said she needed clarity on a map by May 15 in order to conduct the fall congressional elections, but the judges asked her to respond by Friday with a hard deadline they believe can be extended. A spokeman for Landry reitered her position Mon- day. is indeed a hard deadline for us to imple- ment the November Landry spokesman Joel Watson said in a statement to USA Today Network.

what been saying since this case be- congressional map drama continues Greg Hilburn Shreveport Times USA TODAY NETWORK See MAP, Page 5A The Ida Shelter program ended, but residents re- main in campers as state and parish governments work out how to close the program. The state-funded Ida Shelters program provided Hurricane Ida survivors campers after their homes were destroyed or made uninhabitable by the storm. These campers are separate from the FEMA trailers Ida Shelters program comes to an end Colin Campo Houma Courier-Thibodaux Daily Comet USA TODAY NETWORK See PROGRAM, Page 5A The Provenance Town Center was bustling with ex- citement Saturday, May 4, as partygoers dressed in their best fascinators and seersucker anxiously await- ed the Kentucky Derby. Shreveport Derby Day returned to the region fol- lowing a year hiatus. A partygoer Katy Kent said, a great way to get out and support the community and Katy Kent a partygoer at the Shreveport Derby Day at Provenance Community.

HENRIETTA TIMES Check out the Shreveport Derby Day Makenzie Boucher Shreveport Times USA TODAY NETWORK See DERBY, Page 2A North Norwood is Player of the Year SPORTS, 1B You may think that 1 trillion noisy periodical cica- das emerging in the Midwest and southern states this spring is gross but got something even more disgusting to tell you. As the Brood XIII and Brood XIX cicadas emerge, the two broods will also produce huge amounts of pee. Yes, pee, more commonly called honeydew or ci- cada rain, according to John Cooly, an entomologist at the University of Connecticut. Periodical cicadas, which appear in large numbers once every 13 to 17 years, have the unique ability to urinate in high-velocity jets, according to a recent ar- ticle in the journal Proceedings of the National Acad- Cicadageddon 2024 could bring massive amounts of Janet Loehrke Shreveport Times USA TODAY NETWORK See CICADAS, Page 2A.

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Who is the most famous person from Shreveport Louisiana? ›

Who Are The 5 Most Famous People Born in Shreveport/Bossier?
  • Johnnie Cochran. OJ's Attorney. ...
  • Jared Leto. Actor/Musician/Heart Throb. ...
  • Kix Brooks. Half of Brooks & Dunn. ...
  • Hank Williams, Jr. The Rowdiest Man in Country Music. ...
  • Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images.
Mar 29, 2016

Why is Shreveport famous? ›

In the 1990s, Shreveport became known for its rap music scene, and acquired its famous aka name, Ratchet City. The term was first used by the group Lava House in its 1999 single "Ratchet". During the September 11, 2001 attacks, President George W. Bush was taken to the nearby Barksdale Air Force Base.

What year did Shreveport become a city? ›

In 1871 Shreveport was incorporated as a city. Shreveport's original boundaries were contained within a parcel of land sold to the Shreve Town Company by the indigenous Caddo Indians in 1835.

Why is Shreveport population declining? ›

Shreveport's population has been in a slow decline for years due to issues like poverty, a high unemployment rate, and crime. According to Census data, Louisiana was one of eight states in the U.S. to see a population drop between 2016 and 2017.

What rank is Shreveport in crime? ›

If the city has no more homicides in 2023, Shreveport will end the year with a homicide rate of 41.07 homicides per 100,000 people, based on the Census Bureau's most recent population estimate. That would give Shreveport the fifth highest homicide rate in America when compared to other cities' 2022 homicide rates.

What food is Shreveport known for? ›

If you didn't eat Cajun or Creole food, did you even visit Shreveport-Bossier? From piping hot bowls of seafood gumbo and crawfish étouffée to crispy beignets, overstuffed po-boys and muffuletta sandwiches, Shreveport-Bossier is no stranger to traditional and innovative Cajun and Creole foods.

What is the oldest building in Shreveport? ›

The building that houses the Spring Street Historical Museum has its own stories to tell! Arguably the oldest building in Shreveport, it was constructed around 1866 and housed Tally's and Asher's Banks and in 1877, became the Banking House of E. & B. Jacobs.

What is the oldest business in Shreveport? ›

Morris & Co. drugstore was operating on Texas Street. The lineage of his early business has endured for over 183 years, continuing today as Shreveport's oldest company, Morris & Dickson.

Is Shreveport Democrat or Republican? ›

Recent election results
201962.4% 28,10637 16,668

Is it expensive to live in Shreveport? ›

The cost of living in Shreveport, LA is 1% higher than the state average and 8% lower than the national average. Shreveport, LA housing is 22% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 15% less pricey.

What is the poverty rate in Shreveport, Louisiana? ›

Shreveport has a poverty rate of 25.7%, with women (27.5%) and Black (35.6%) residents most impacted. This economic instability correlates with higher rates of food insecurity and housing challenges.

Is Shreveport a good place to retire? ›

While the low cost of living, world-class entertainment options and diverse cultural offerings make Shreveport-Bossier an appealing destination for retirees, it is the warm, friendly and welcoming attitude of local residents that truly distinguishes Shreveport-Bossier from other communities.

Who is the biggest celebrity in Louisiana? ›

Who Is the Most Famous Person Living in Louisiana?
  • Ellen DeGeneres. Comedian, television host, actress, and writer. ...
  • Britney Spears. Singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. ...
  • Tyler Perry. Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ...
  • Lil Wayne. ...
  • Peyton Manning. ...
  • Reese Witherspoon. ...
  • Harry Connick Jr. ...
  • Anthony Mackie.

How many NFL players are from Shreveport Louisiana? ›

Newberg, who counts players on active NFL rosters as well as practice squad players and injured reserve lists, credits the Shreveport area with 11 current NFL players in a population of 441,000.

Was Elvis filmed in Shreveport? ›

While the Hayride did occasionally broadcast from the Hirsch, it's regular home was at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. In the initial trailer for the new Elvis film, the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is featured front and center as Austin Butler's Elvis attempts to find himself as a performer.

Did Elvis play in Shreveport? ›

Second only to the Grand Ole Opry, many claim the Louisiana Hayride was the most successful stage in music history. Elvis Presley at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport in 1956 with the original band. Doug Kershaw, a Louisiana fiddle player and songwriter performs at the Louisiana Hayride Bicentennial Party in 2012.


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