Parish News

Gas leak closes Bossier Parish courthouse


A state of emergency has been declared due to a natural gas leak at the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton Tuesday, forcing all offices at the courthouse to be closed effective immediately.

Bossier Parish Police Jury officials said the courthouse hopefully will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m.


Any additional information on the situation, such as the need to continue courthouse closure, will be posted on both the police jury’s Facebook page and on the jury’s website,


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