Louisiana health officials say a Caddo Parish resident has died from the West Nile virus.
The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, told the Shreveport Times she could not provide other information, citing confidentiality rules.
A $4 million freshwater diversion project will pump water from the Red River into depleted Red Bayou, offering farmers along the nine-mile-long waterway in northwest Louisiana summertime relief for their fields.
Water is most needed in the last months of the growing season, when as much as half of the bayou's channel is dry. Farmers currently use wells for nearly all irrigation.
By next summer, river water will pour into the bayou, providing irrigation for cotton, corn and soybeans.
SHREVEPORT — A stray hog went unclaimed, so the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is selling it.
The black-and-white male hog was found July 23, running loose on Sparks Davis Road. The sheriff's office is taking bids from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the sheriff's substation at 4910 North Market. The hog will be there for viewing.
For more information contact Deputy Beaux Nunnery at 318-681-1120.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Water levels have been up in four monitoring wells for more than 85 straight days, but the state-imposed groundwater emergency in two areas of south Caddo Parish remains in place.
The state Department of Natural Resources' conservation office said in a news release that it will continue to "closely and carefully monitor hydrologic conditions" in the areas and determine if and when the water use restrictions should be removed.