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    KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

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    KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more. More>>

    Tip leads to discovery of missing man

    Charles Smith, 79 Charles Smith, 79
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     A Shreveport man reported missing for more than a month, was located safely Monday afternoon in downtown Shreveport.  More>>

    South Bossier Redevelopment Plan public meeting set

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    The City of Bossier City will host the second and final public meeting for the South Bossier/Barksdale Boulevard Redevelopment Plan on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center. More>>

    1 Dead in Shooting in Shreveport's Highland Neighborhood Video included

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     One man is dead and his roommate is talking to police about what he says happened on Holly Street near East Kings Highway. More>>

    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

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    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
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    National gay rights group hires Arkansas director

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    A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group. More>>

    No summer break for NSU art student

    Crystal Dunning, NSU Student Crystal Dunning, NSU Student
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    Crystal Dunning is spending her summer immersed in the arts. Dunning, a junior from Lafayette at Northwestern State University, is working at the Interlochen Center for the Arts as an intern in the College of Creative Arts. More>>

    City of Natchitoches to hold recycling meeting

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    The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in citywide recycling efforts.  More>>

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast Video included

    7 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast
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    Here's the 7 day forecast. More>>

    Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

    Photo courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSO Photo courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSO
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    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City. More>>

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

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    An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
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    10 Things to Know for Monday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
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    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

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    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
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    Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

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    Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.
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    Lawsuits may seal important facts about West blast

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    Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case.
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    World War II veteran reveals brave story he never told his family Video included

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    All that Floyd Stratton's family knows is that he lost a finger in World War II. They didn't know how. He never told them. But when we asked, he told us. It turns out it was kill or be killed. More>>

    1 dead after lightning strikes 14 in Southern California

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    A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. More>>

    KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools Video included

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    National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right?  More>>

    Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

    Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

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    Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, LA. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected during the crash. More>>

    Officer involved shooting in Cass Co. leaves one dead Video included

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    Texas officials in Cass County are investigating a fatal shooting that involved an officer.  More>>

    One person seriously injured following early morning shooting in Shreveport Video included

    (Photo source: KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: KTBS 3 News)
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    One person is seriously injured, following an early morning shooting in the Mooretown area of Shreveport. More>>

    Funeral services set for Webster Parish man who died in house fire

    (Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy) (Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy)
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    Funeral services have been set for the Webster Parish man who died in a house fire in Minden last week. More>>

    Fertilizer makers put blame for West, Tx blast on city

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    Two fertilizer companies sued following the massive explosion in West last year that killed 15 people are claiming the small town is partly to blame. More>>

    The Red Bayou Project gives Farmers a boost in water needed for irrigation Video included

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    One of the major needs for farmland or agricultural success is water. If it does not fall as rain the water must come from somewhere else. There are many green farm fields in northern Caddo parish.

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    Blood drive helps cancer victims Video included

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    A Caddo Commissioner's whose family has experienced the worst of cancer gave back to the community Saturday. Commissioner Jerald Bowman partnered with LifeShare to hold a blood drive in Mooretown. More>>

    Cross Country: Texas man carrying cross vows to walk it through all 50 states Video included

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    A Texas man is braving traffic and wild animals whiling carrying a heavy burden. He is attempting to walk through all fifty states while bearing a cross. The Shreveport-Bossier City leg of his possible decade long trip wrapped up today. More>>

    Keithville man sentenced to 60 months for firearm warehouse theft

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    A Keithville man was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse. More>>

    Man killed in Shreveport car crash identified Video included

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    Shreveport Police have identified the man who died in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in east Shreveport.Police say 23-year-old Anthony Carter died from the injuries he suffered after he was thrown from his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. More>>

    Shreveport firefighter hospitalized during battle with house fire Video included

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    A Shreveport firefighter is being treated after battling a blaze at a vacant home. More>>

    UPDATE: Power restored to most SWEPCO customers

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    SWEPCO officials say power has been restored to 95 percent of customers who lost electricity during Wednesday night's storm.  More>>

    Caddo Sheriff's officials searching for armed robbery suspects Video included

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    Caddo Parish Sheriff's officials are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a north Shreveport restaurant early Saturday morning. More>>

    One person dead in boat accident on Lake Pontchartrain Video included

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    A sailboat accident claimed the life of an unidentified man in his early 20's Friday evening.According to the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, a small sailboat flipped over in Lake Pontchartrain near the mouth of Tchefuncte River around 5 p.m.Another person who was thrown from the boat was rescued, said the sheriff's office.Around 8:30 p.m., St. Tammany Sheriff's Office confirmed a body had been found. More>>

    Officials: Counterfeit money passed at local businesses in Hope, AR Video included

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    A rash of "funny money" being passed around town.That's what officials in Hope, AR say they're dealing with right now, and they want residents to be aware.“While certainly the types of incidents reported to HPD that involve counterfeit currency do not pose a serious threat to our local economy, none the less, over the past two months, HPD has seen a significant rise in the cases reported,” said Hope Police Chief JR Wilson.Officials say, over a 41 day period, police seized 16 counterfeit bills... More>>

    CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust? Video included

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    Elton John, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Disney On Ice, Cirque Du Soleil you name the artist or act and they have probably made it a point to come to Bossier City to perform at the CenturyLink Center. Who knew 14 years ago that an empty lot would turn into an entertainment destination for singers , performers and fans from all around the world.
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    Shreveport man jailed, accused of sexual assault of a minor

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    Shreveport Police have arrested a local man accused of committing a sexual assault involving a minor. More>>

    Preventing mosquitoes in your yard Video included

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    Slapping a mosquito might hurt for a second, but the diseases they carry could kill you. More>>

    Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation Video included

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    A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor. More>>

    Sewer nightmare, families face human waste flood in East Cove Video included

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    Since 2006, residents in the North Caddo Parish community East Cove have dealt with a boil advisory for their drinking water. It seems the community's sewer is in bad shape, too. More>>

    Area high school & college students present research at LSU Health Shreveport

    Poster presentation held Friday afternoon. Poster presentation held Friday afternoon.
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    Twenty high school college students learned what it's like to be a research scientist this summer at LSU Health Shreveport.  More>>

    Campbell calls for notification system when power goes out Video included

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    Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur." More>>

    Sabine homicide victim identified

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    James Paul Green, 50, of Fisher, was positively identified today as the victim of homicide in Sabine Parish. More>>

    Smartphone apps are helping users avoid mosquitoes Video included

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    Next time you’re having issues with mosquitoes the problem might be solved as easily as pulling out your smartphone. More>>

    Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

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    Animal Control officials in Charlotte County Florida have made contact with the man posted in a picture pointing a gun at a cat. More>>

    Parking Lot Picnic at Century Link Center Video included

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    Looking for some family fun and food Friday during lunch? Officials with the Century Link Center say they've got just the event for you! More>>

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery. KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
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    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours. More>>

    High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

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    Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled. More>>

    UPDATE: Arrest made in Shreveport shooting death

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    Authorities have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 19-year-old LaDarrius Dewayne Lee, following a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Large power outage in Bossier Parish

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    Thousands of people from North Bossier to Benton are without power after a transmission line failed shortly after 9:00 Thursday night. More>>

    Helicopter Hog Hunting Video included

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    It's a problem that can cost local farmers thousands of dollars a year, the damage is being done by feral or wild hogs. They can do some serious damage, but now the State of Louisiana is trying to help in a way you may not have thought of. More>>

    Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

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    Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team.
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    Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

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    An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.
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    France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

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    French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali.
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    Six arrested, one at large after federal cocaine conspiracy indictments Video included

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    A two-year-long undercover investigation has resulted in the seizure of more than $517,000 in cash and seven people being charged for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, firearm violations, and other related drug charges in parishes across north Louisiana. More>>

    West Nile death in Caddo Parish Video included

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    A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age. More>>

    Official: No survivors found amid wreckage of Air Algerie plane in Mali

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    The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere. More>>

    Shreveport landfill fire sparks more debate, residents meet with state leaders Video included

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    Louisiana State Senator Greg Tarver hosted another community meeting focused on the still burning Harrelson Materials Management landfill. It was a chance for M.L.K. residents to become better informed about the issues and processes needed to close the landfill as soon as possible. More>>

    Teachers prepare for start of new school year Video included

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    Students may still be enjoying summer break, but teachers have been hard at work trying to learn Louisiana's new math and ELA standards. More>>

    For the love of drones Video included

    Drone Drone
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    Wednesday night, KTBS 3's Amy Vitrano told us how drones are now playing a role in local photography.  But it's not all serious business.
    Since he was a boy, Chris Shelby, MD has loved remote control airplanes, helicopters and photography. 
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    Weinstock St. residents complained about trees before limb killed Shreveport woman Video included

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    Wednesday’s severe weather rocked the ArkLaTex—bringing down power lines and trees. Unfortunately one tree limb that fell in Shreveport, hit a woman and killed her. More>>

    East Texas families with quintuplets bond through diapers Video included

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    The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy! More>>

    Salvation Army asking for extra help following severe weather

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    The local Salvation Army needs your help. Wednesday's severe storms left thousands in our area in the dark, including the local helpline. More>>

    TXDOT campaign urges safe driving Video included

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    The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways.  More>>

    Poll shows Hillary Clinton frontrunner in Florida

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    Florida voters would prefer Hillary Clinton take over the White House in 2016, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey. More>>

    BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

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    The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor. More>>

    Shreveport woman killed in Wednesday night's storm

    Connie Wilson, 64 Connie Wilson, 64
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    A candlelight vigil is set for tonight at 7:30 in the 1900 block of Weinstock in Shreveport for a woman who was killed in Wednesday night's storm. More>>

    Probation for Texan who faked being fire marshal

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    A North Texas man has been put on probation for pretending to be a fire marshal to avoid a $10 cover charge at a bar and to get free drinks.
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    Texas players charged

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    A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.
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    Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

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    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. More>>

    New nap time policy for kindergarten Video included

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    Time may be up for students to have nap-time in class.If you are a parent of a kindergartner, you will soon learn about a policy across Louisiana regarding when and if students are allowed to catch some z's during the school day. More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal crash on I-49 Video included

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    Shreveport Police are on the scene of a fatal crash this morning at I-49 and Pierremont.  More>>

    TRENDING NOW - Plane incidents: Should you avoid flying?

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    Several recent high-profile plane incidents may have you wondering if it's safe to fly. The latest occurred just this morning when an Air Algerie plane with 116 people aboard disappeared from radar. More>>

    Mall St Vincent construction update Video included

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    If you drive down St Vincent Avenue you'll notice Mall St Vincent is getting a makeover. Officials say the re-investment into Mall St Vincent saved the mall from closing down which would have left the city and this neighborhood with an empty shell of a mall left behind.  More>>

    Thousands waking up in the dark this morning

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    Around 10 p.m. last night the caddo911.com screen was a flurry of activity as area agencies responded to call after call.
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    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
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    Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine

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    Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a United Nations team.
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    Norway warns of 'concrete threat' linked to Syria

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    Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
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    Drones and business- is there a future together? Video included

    Jeff McGee captures a picture of a neighbor from above using his UAV. Jeff McGee captures a picture of a neighbor from above using his UAV.
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    With a quick start of an unmanned aerial vehicle, a business idea takes off. More>>

    High winds down trees and knock out power Video included

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    Thousands are without power after high winds swept through the ArkLaTex Tuesday night.


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    Storm Wind Gusts Video included

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     Wind gusts were over 50 mph in many locations across the ArkLaTex Wednesday evening.  Here's some of the data.

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    New York tornadoes...normal occurrence or from Global Warming? Video included

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     Early in July, New York state had a tornado outbreak where 4 people were killed!  Is this normal or has Global Warming expanded Tornado Alley to the northeast US?  Find out in this ArkLaTex In-Depth report.

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    Caddo School's human resource department audited; issues with drug testing Video included

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    A new audit of the Caddo Parish School's Human Resources Department in 2013 is out and shows some interesting things when it comes to the system's drug testing policies. More>>

    Development planned for south Bossier Parish just feet away from Red River Video included

    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    More growth is expected in Bossier Parish - this time it's water front property.Two subdivisions are set to be built, on opposite ends of the parish, just feet from the Red River. More>>

    House fire claims life of Webster Parish man

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    An early morning fire today destroyed a Webster Parish home, leaving the sole occupant dead.


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    Shreveport police searching for missing man

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    Shreveport Police are asking the public's help to find a man missing since for two weeks.John Braden West reportedly walked away from his Shreveport home located in the 9100 block of Linwood Avenue, following a verbal argument with another family member back on July 10, 2014. More>>

    Little Rock Air Force Base lockdown lifted

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    The lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base has been lifted. More>>

    Farm equipment thief arrested in Arkansas

    Jamie Caswell, 35 Jamie Caswell, 35
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    A man wanted for stealing $27,000 worth of farm equipment from a farm in Plain Dealing was arrested Wednesday morning by the Miller County Sheriff's Office at his residence in Fouke, Ark. More>>

    Arkansas delegation announces more than $500,000 for airport upgrades

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    U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Tim Griffin, today announced that four Arkansas airports will receive over $500,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport facility upgrades and expansions. More>>

    Major GM & Chrysler recalls announced

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    GM is recalling over 700,000 cars and trucks. The company made the announcement today. More>>

    Shreveport Police: One man dead after possible drug deal gone wrong

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    Shreveport Police are investigating shooting at this hour.  More>>

    Shreveport/ Caddo MPC select new director

    Robert Massarelli Robert Massarelli
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    After interviewing the four finalists Wednesday morning, the Shreveport/ Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission Board selected Robert Massarelli for the director position. More>>

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

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    Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.
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    New study shows steroid shots less effective

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    Epidural steroid shots for the back are becoming more prevalent as a form of pain relief for chronic back problems. More>>

    Citizen leads to capture of three suspected burglars

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    A trio of suspected burglars is behind bars this morning following their alleged ties to multiple vehicle burglaries in east Shreveport. More>>

    SLT holds Bravo! Awards

    Shreveport Little Theatre holds 13th Annual Bravo! Awards Shreveport Little Theatre holds 13th Annual Bravo! Awards
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    The Shreveport Little Theatre held its 13th Annual Bravo! Awards Monday evening at Shreveport Little Theatre with over 100 in attendance. More>>

    What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

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    Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home. More>>

    MPC Executive Director interviews in Shreveport Wednesday Video included

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    The Metropolitan Planning Commission for the City of Shreveport is close to finding their new Executive Director. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier Women's and Minority Career Expo to be held today Video included

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    If you’re looking for a new job Horseshoe Casino Hotel and Harrah's Louisiana Downs along with its partners is hosting a Women’s and Minority Career Expo this morning.
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    Bowie County Schools Looking for Bus Drivers Video included

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    The Bowie County School system will host a job fair for bus drivers this morning.
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    TRENDING NOW - Fruit recall: What you should know

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    As you pack a lunch for today, keep this in mind. If you plan to eat peaches, nectarines, or plums, they may not be safe. There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores. More>>

    Fire Investigators working to determine what caused an early morning blaze Video included

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    A house fire keeps local fire crews busy early this morning.
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    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine

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    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
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    John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
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    Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

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    The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.
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    Four Shreveport/ Caddo MPC finalists meet the public Video included

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    A committee narrowed down a pool of almost 50 to only four, and those finalists had their first test Tuesday night: meeting the people of Caddo Parish. More>>

    Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

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    The start of a new school year is fast approaching.As teachers and students prepare for the first day of class, a number of Caddo teachers don't know where they'll be going.Nearly three dozen Caddo Parish teachers don't know what classroom, or what school they'll be assignedThe moves comes after Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District's plan for transforming Caddo's lowest performing schools forced the district to start at ground zero, and required all staff to re-apply f... More>>

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    • The Red Bayou Project gives Farmers a boost in water needed for irrigation

      The Red Bayou Project gives Farmers a boost in water needed for irrigation

      Sunday, July 27 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:44:54 GMT
      One of the major needs for farmland or agricultural success is water. If it does not fall as rain the water must come from somewhere else. There are many green farm fields in northern Caddo parish.
      One of the major needs for farmland or agricultural success is water. If it does not fall as rain the water must come from somewhere else. There are many green farm fields in northern Caddo parish.

    • CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust?

      CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust?

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:20:33 GMT
      Elton John, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Disney On Ice, Cirque Du Soleil you name the artist or act and they have probably made it a point to come to Bossier City to perform at the CenturyLink Center. Who knew 14 years ago that an empty lot would turn into an entertainment destination for singers , performers and fans from all around the world.
      Elton John, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Disney On Ice, Cirque Du Soleil you name the artist or act and they have probably made it a point to come to Bossier City to perform at the CenturyLink Center. Who knew 14 years ago that an empty lot would turn into an entertainment destination for singers , performers and fans from all around the world.
    • Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation

      Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:44:53 GMT
      A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor.
      A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor.
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    • Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

      Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

      Monday, July 28 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:15:12 GMT
      U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
      U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
    • Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate

      Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:24 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:24:51 GMT
      A slap in the face for a candidate -- literally. A woman who accused a Lafayette County Judge candidate of molestation when she was a child confronted him along with her supporters.It happened in the parking lot of the sheriffs office where the candidate, Barry Reeder, is a deputy. A KTBS 3 News camera captured the slap just as Amanda Killgore's hand smacked his face.Reeder tried walking away from the confrontation. But Killgore came back and threw a small object at Reeder. He had little to s...
      A slap in the face for a candidate -- literally. A woman who accused a Lafayette County Judge candidate of molestation when she was a child confronted him along with her supporters.It happened in the parking lot of the sheriffs office where the candidate, Barry Reeder, is a deputy. A KTBS 3 News camera captured the slap just as Amanda Killgore's hand smacked his face.Reeder tried walking away from the confrontation. But Killgore came back and threw a small object at Reeder. He had little to s...
    • Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board

      Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:04:46 GMT
      Shreveport's Civil Service BoardShreveport's Civil Service Board
      It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of.
      It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of.
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    • KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

      KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

      Sunday, July 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:00:13 GMT
      National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
      National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
    • Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:28:29 GMT
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
    • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
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