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I don't know about you, but seeing all of the pandemic restrictions melt away like snow in the sun is doing my heart some good!  All of the concert announcements, open restaurant dining rooms, and more are making this feel like the springiest spring that has ever sprung!  Now, another incredibly positive sign that we are emerging from our 2-year-pandemic-cacoons is really making me feel like life-as-we-used-to-know-it could be back soon!

Angola Prison Rodeo
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According to a report from WBRZ, the world-famous Angola Prison Rodeo is back!  After a 2-year break due to COVID-19, the triumphant return of the black-and-white-striped cowboys is set for April 23-24 and will feature everything you love (and have missed) about rodeo.

Angola Prison Rodeo
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Inmates are set to ride angry bulls, wrestle steer, and impress the crowd with all of your rodeo favorites.  Outside the arena, there will be arts and crafts (made by the inmates) for sale as well.  All of the proceeds from the rodeo and the arts market go to benefit programs put in place to help freed inmates reenter society.

Angola Prison Rodeo
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Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are on sale now, and go for $20.  You can find out more about the rodeo and buy your tickets online by visiting the official Angola Prison Rodeo Website here.

Every Tier-3 Sex Offender Living in Shreveport-Bossier Right Now

Have you ever wondered if you live near any sex offenders? As a parent of 2, it's something I am constantly worried about. Luckily, law enforcement keeps track of those who have been convicted of a sex crime in order to keep us informed. The folks listed below have been convicted of the highest level of sex crimes. Authorities classify these crimes as Tier-3 sex offenses. Each and every one of these offenders live in Shreveport or Bossier City - and as the law demands, their crimes and addresses been made public. You can search the entire database for the state of Louisiana here.

Have You Seen Any of These 19 Missing Shreveport/Bossier People?

Hundreds of people go missing every year in Louisiana. While the vast majority of those missing persons cases are solved, some have never come home. That means the friends and family members who miss them are still searching for their lost loved ones, or at least for information on what happened to them. If you've seen any of these people or might have some information that could shed light on why they went missing or what might have happened to them - contact the FACES laboratory at (225) 578-4761.

These 34 Texas 'Most Wanted' Criminals Were Captured in 2021

Texas law enforcement officials put in one heck of a year in 2021! Thanks to the tireless efforts of state, local, national, and even international agencies, the Lone Star State broke the record of arresting 32 of the most "Most Wanted" fugitives in the state back in 2013. After the dust settled, these 34 wanted crooks were behind bars.