Tomorrow is the “day that will live in infamy” December 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt gave it that name in his famous speech to Congress the following day as the US declared war on Japan as we entered World War II. So take a few minutes to remember the men and women who fought in that war. And thank any surviving veterans you know for their service.
Following nine sold out performances in Natchitoches with audiences totaling more than 15,000, Northwestern State University’s Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts will perform the wildly popular Christmas Gala at Shreveport’s historic Strand Theatre at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.
Tickets are $12 and are available through NSU’s website at nsula.edu/gala. Additional fees will apply to online tickets purchased for the performance at the Strand.
Tuesday morning shortly before 6:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 49 three miles north of US 84 that claimed the life of a Haughton man.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 BMW passenger car driven by 43-year-old Stephan Lane of Haughton was traveling north on I-49 when, for reasons still under investigation, Lane struck a stationary semi-trailer that was disabled on the right shoulder of the road. Although Lane was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner’s Office.
Though impairment is not suspected, a toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
In 2017, Troop G has investigated 22 crashes resulting in 25 deaths.
Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg will be in Coushatta Sunday night. He will perform at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. The evening begins at 5:00 pm with dinner and a little laughter. This is a free event.
This evening is the last night of the revival at Open Door Fellowship. Ken Freeman is speaking tonight at 6:00 pm.