Emotions ran high Wednesday evening at the Baton Rouge Metro-Council meeting as members of council took exception to threats of personal lawsuits. The tension surrounded the Rouzan development in the Southdown's neighborhood that includes dozens of homes. The developer Tommy Spinosa asked council members to change the zoning from single family residential to traditional neighborhood development or TND, so existing homeowners can receive approval from banks and insurance companies.

"It's really created a financial nightmare for these approximately 40 residents so we ask for your consideration of this," said Spinosa.

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A man accused of getting into a fistfight with a councilman about a year ago is now facing another charge.

Gerald Wilson, 36, of Amite, is now charged with threatening a public official in connection with a fight at the Amite City Hall in May 2013.

He was reportedly booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on Friday, but was released shortly thereafter.

Councilman Jonathan Foster was also arrested and charged back when the fight broke out.

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Shreveport city council members honored KSLA at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Members voted that the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Dashiel Street be dedicated in honor of KSLA's 60th anniversary on the air.

Our general manager, James Smith, was there to thank the council. KSLA was recognized for being the first television station on the air in 1954.

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A Northwest Louisiana firefighter has become a local hero after quickly spotting a blaze Friday and alerting his colleagues to respond.

Marcus Cox, 25 is a volunteer with the Red River Parish Fire Department. Friday afternoon, he was working at a business on Front Street in Coushatta when he spotted flames at the Red River Council on Aging's building across the road.

Published in Louisiana Local News

|Facing fallout from alleged dirty tricks in his 2010 campaign, the District of Columbia incumbent faces a serious threat from council member Muriel Bowser.

Published in U.S. Politics

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council continues their monthly series event Saturday with a tribute to Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, a Shreveport record producer.

Lewis will be honored at the free event through music, interviews, art and a peek at the local music mogul's personal memorabilia collection.

Published in Shreveport News