Judge John Robinson sentenced Willie Jones, Jr. to two consecutive life terms. Jones was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for killing Mark Lioy and Amy Lynn Foster.
City Council restores cuts
The Bossier City Council voted to restore funding to the Red River Film Society, and thus to the Robinson Film Center. Councilman David Montgomery had proposed a number of cuts to several local non-profits. Councilman David Jones has worked to restore some of the cuts, while leaving others in place.
Keep Bossier Beautiful will lose $46,000 in city funding. Jones says that they have not lived up to their promises.
The budget will be voted on at the December 21st meeting.
Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen presented the agency's commendation award during an awards ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City.
The honor went to Captain Charles Thomas, who currently supervises the patrol division. He has been with the agency 19 years and served as a patrol deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and now captain. In presenting the award, Deen said Thomas “serves in a quiet, humble, caring way but rises to the occasion with appropriate swift action when duty demands.”
In addition, awards were given for Outstanding Performer of the Year in each division. In the Criminal Operations Division, the awards went to Deputy Dave Faulk and Deputy Josh Cathcart. In the Corrections Division, the awards went to Major Charles Gray, Sgt. Michael Glover, Deputy Joey Martin, Deputy Robert Maule. In the Support Services Division, the award went to insurance clerk Connie Myers.
|Sheriff Deen with Capt. Thomas|
I thought a commenter to KTBS said it best.
"There is so much bad in the best of us and so much good in the worst of us, that it ill behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us."
Rest in peace.