After three years attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, I came back to Shreveport-Bossier to continue college at LSU-S. I took a couple of breaks to work full-time, and finally graduated from LSU-S in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in communications. My biggest challenge came in 2008, when I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Emma. She's a handful, but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world! Hobbies include singing and playing music, writing and reading. I dabbled at being a "rock star" for a little while when a friend and I started an acoustic band we called Aimless. We wrote about a dozen songs together, and even recorded a 5-song EP. My most favorite bands are Toad the Wet Sprocket, Candlebox and regional bands too numerous to mention. In the reading department...I love fiction novels, and my favorite author is Stephen King. I have quite an extensive collection of his work, but also enjoy Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series.
Boil Advisory Issued for Parts of Downtown Shreveport
Shreveport's Department of Water and Sewerage is repairing a 10-inch water main near the intersection of Spring and Milam in downtown Shreveport.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot and Killed in Ankara
An off-duty Turkish police officer has reportedly killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey and wounded at least three others.
BREAKING: Truck Rams Into Berlin Christmas Market
National news agencies are reporting a truck has rammed into a crowded Christmas market in the center of Berlin, killing at least nine and causing multiple injuries.
100 Caddo Parish Kids Receive Brand-New Bikes
Some underprivileged students in Caddo Parish gathered at the Wal-Mart on Westport Avenue this morning, where they each received brand-new bicycles.
Man Killed in Shreveport Shooting Is Identified
The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office has identified the man killed during what police say was a robbery attempt in west Shreveport.
SPD Officer Arrested, Three Others Terminated
Two officers are now on departmental leave, and three others have been terminated.
Fatal Shooting at Shreveport Apartment Complex
Shreveport police are investigating a late-evening shooting that left a man dead.
DOTD Sends Reminder About December Holiday Travel
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson reminds motorists there are some restrictions on oversize and overweight vehicles for the holidays.
Fundraiser Scheduled for Webster Parish Teen
A fundraiser is set for a 15-year-old Webster Parish girl who's been diagnosed with Intestinal Motility Disorder.
Bossier Deputies Receive End-of-Year Awards
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presented several special awards to his deputies during an end-of-year Christmas and awards celebration.
Caddo & Bossier Schools Go Head-to-Head in Red Kettle Challenge
Tomorrow's the big day -- Caddo and Bossier Parish Public Schools are participating in the 2nd annual Red Kettle Challenge.
5 Reasons Why Fans Should Travel to SBC for the Independence Bowl
Why should North Carolina and Vanderbilt fans make the trip to Shreveport-Bossier for the 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl?