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    KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast Video included

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    Cold weather is forecast for tonight.  Warmer conditions are expected for the remainder of the week. More>>

    Shreveport firefighters, lawyers prepare for trials Video included

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    TRIAL DATES ARE SET FOR THE FIVE FORMER FIREFIGHTERS AT THE CENTER OF A SCANDAL THAT'S ROCKED THE SHREVEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR.    WITH SO MANY SUSPECTS... SO MANY ACCUSATIONS... More>>

    Post office traffic down as more tax payers file online Video included

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    A three-person crew helps those last-minute tax filers through the mailing process, collecting and sorting envelopes into the appropriate baskets. More>>

    Local runners prepare to return to Boston Marathon Video included

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    John and Liz Van Savage were less than two miles apart on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off April 15, but it took the Shreveport couple six hours to find each other in the chaos that followed. More>>

    KTBS Easter Basket Giveaway Video included

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    KTBS took the time to spread some Easter cheer with their annual Easter Basket Giveaway. More>>

    Holiday in Dixie forecast

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    Here's the Holiday In Dixie forecast. More>>

    Rival teams unite for cancer research Video included

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    Two rival schools are putting aside their differences for a very special cause. More>>

    BCFD to shave nearly $70,000 from budget through restructuring Video included

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    The Bossier City Fire Department is putting one outgoing official's salary to other use.  More>>

    Rotary celebration continues with grants, honors

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    Downtown Rotary Club of Shreveport held a special celebration today honoring Dr. Dudley Talbot's 100th birthday.   Dr. Talbot is their longest running member in the Rotary Club at 69 years and counting!  More>>

    Child abuse advocates urge community to learn signs of abuse, speak up Video included

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    "Rizcheir Muskelly is my daughter and she was 3 years old." In the world just 3 years, when police say Rizcheir Muskelly was brutally murdered by her caregiver, Tarika Wilson in June 2013.  More>>

    UPDATE: Grambling State student accidentally drowned in Lafayette Park

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    Lafayette authorities have ruled out foul play in the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found in Girard Park over the weekend.  More>>

    Bowie County addresses budget; commission sworn in Video included

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    Bowie County officials agree that a loan may be needed to get the county through this fiscal year, but just how much and where those funds will come from are being questioned.
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    Texarkana authorities investigating death of 27 year-old

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    Texarkana, Texas authorities are investigating the death of a 27 year-old man. More>>

    Man, woman accused of conspiring to murder her husband

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    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a woman from Haughton and a male friend from Bossier City were arrested Monday night for conspiring to murder her husband this past weekend. More>>

    Shreveport Man Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

    Louisiana Lottery Sales Representative Ashley Mandina helps Store Manager David Beardsley spread the news that his store in Shreveport sold the $1 million winning Powerball ticket from the April 9 drawing. Louisiana Lottery Sales Representative Ashley Mandina helps Store Manager David Beardsley spread the news that his store in Shreveport sold the $1 million winning Powerball ticket from the April 9 drawing.
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    Errick Harper said he plays Powerball because he figures someone has to win it. Though Harper may not have won the jackpot, he nonetheless became a millionaire in the April 9 Powerball drawing. More>>

    Residents weigh in on Jimmie Davis Bridge closure, possibility of future expansion Video included

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    Roy Gilcrease has lived in south Bossier City for 10 years, and during all 10 of those years, he's used the Jimmie Davis Bridge as his main thoroughfare into Shreveport.
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    Fair Tax leader continues his drive Video included

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    Are you still doing your taxes? You have until midnight tomorrow to get through all those forms and get it postmarked -- or sent online. But supporters of tax reform say there's an easier way. What if More>>

    Identity theft becomes obvious at tax time Video included

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    As tax preparers help you file your income taxes, one Bossier City professional said they see more and more people who's identity was stolen. More>>

    UPDATE: Second cross installed for accident victim, no update on missing memorial Video included

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    Friends of Mikey Presley have installed a second memorial on Shreveport's Linwood Ave. less than a week after the original cross was taken from Presley's accident site.
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    Louisiana Tech's Eco Car team prepares to defend world title Video included

    The team named its car, Diesel Dawg. The team named its car, Diesel Dawg.
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    In just 10 days, students at Louisiana Tech will defend their world record in Shell's Eco-Marathon in Houston. More>>

    Rep. McAllister cancels tea party appearance

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    An organizer says Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance before a tea party group as he continues to stay out of sight after a video showed him kissing a married aide. More>>

    Arkansas GOP to intervene in voter ID lawsuit

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    A state judge is allowing the Arkansas Republican Party to intervene in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under a new voter ID law. More>>

    Lawmakers hear budget recommendations

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    Lawmakers on the House budget-writing committee are hearing spending requests from the general public after weeks of getting information from individual state agencies. More>>

    The tax clock is ticking

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    Everyone's least favorite day of the year is fast approaching. Taxes are due Tuesday. But procrastinators, rejoice! If you don't have time to file and the government owes you a refund, you won't be penalized for filing late. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

    Obama having silent moment for Boston bombing

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    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House. More>>

    Shreveport teen's death inspires online bike lane petition Video included

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    Divorious Magee, 16, was killed when his bike collided with a car at a Shreveport intersection March 28, but friends hope to prevent similar deaths in the future with an online petition for change.
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    West Texas Explosion Anniversary

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    This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities. More>>

    Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance

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    Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance More>>

    Tree falls on Shreveport home

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    One Shreveport resident was lucky to escape without injury after a tree fell on his house.
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    Local schools see surge in Hispanic students Video included

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    For years, the Hispanic population in the state of Texas and Arkansas has experienced an up tick. But a growing trend shows a migration of Hispanics to Louisiana. New Orleans has seen the largest growth. Then, More>>

    The ArkLaTex celebrates a birthday this week! Video included

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    Happy 30th birthday Artbreak! Artbreak and KTBS 3 Summer Reading Festival set to kick off. It's the 30th anniversary of the annual KTBS 3'S Summer Reading Festival and Artbreak The Celebrate Education More>>

    Student of the year regional finalists ready for state event Video included

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    Our regional student of the year is just hours away from heading to the Louisiana Statewide competition.  It's one of the highest honors a student can have. Lauren Haigler of Airline High School is among More>>

    Haynesville native training for triathlon killed in New Orleans

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    An accident Friday on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, left a 36 year-old bicyclist dead and another in critical condition. More>>

    Haughton family battling Bossier Parish over non-existent sewer connection Video included

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    Amanda Williamson, her husband, and their two kids have lived in their home on Pine Cone Drive in the Tall Timbers neighborhood of Haughton for two years.  More>>

    Grambling State student found dead in Lafayette park

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    Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.  More>>

    Texarkana career fair set to help job seekers Video included

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    New statistics for the Texarkana area show a slight drop in unemployment numbers.

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    NEW INFORMATION: Stolen test drive vehicle recovered

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    UPDATE:  Authorities in Panola County, Texas today located the Audi A7 that was stolen from Moffitt Audi on Friday.
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    Confirmed tornado near Pittsburg, Texas Sunday afternoon

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    An EF-0 tornado with 70-75 mph winds was confirmed near Pittsburg, Texas Sunday afternoon. More>>

    Good viewing for tonight's Lunar Eclipse

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    Expect good viewing for tonight's Lunar Eclipse. More>>

    Freeze Warning in effect for tonight

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    A Freeze Warning is in effect for the I-30 corridor tonight. More>>

    Disc golfers donate tourney proceeds to female vets

    (left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore. (left to right) Dieter Neumann, Chad Smith. Brenda Ligon, Kevin Pelton, Reginald Hardy, Dr. Patrick McGauly & Todd Moore.
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    The future looks bright for the Women's Health Program at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, thanks to the local Disc Golf Union. More>>

    Woman calls 911 after shooting man at Hallsville home

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    Man killed in morning shooting in Harrison County More>>

    Holy Week crawfish supply should satisfy demand

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    Hungry for crawfish? Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and Easter weekend. More>>

    Armed man injured following pursuit

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    A Spring, Texas man led law enforcement officers from three agencies on a pursuit that ended in gunfire early this morning, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and DeSoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle.


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    Millions of used cars sold with unfixed recalls Video included

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    When buying a car –there are so many decisions to make.  Size, color, cost, model, make, the list goes on. More>>

    Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found Video included

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    A woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday and is in custody in Utah after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes. More>>

    West anniversary brings lawmakers back to Capitol Video included

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    This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities. More>>

    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: More>>

    Kidnapping suspect wanted by police

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    Monroe Police needs the public's help finding a kidnapping suspect. Monroe Police say Benjamin Smith abducted his ex-girlfriend on Friday night, forcing her into his car and punching her several times More>>

    Commissioners to discuss incentives for 160 jobs Video included

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    The Caddo Commission has big decision to make this week and 160 new jobs are on the line. Commissioners are to debate about an incentive to attract a company, which is being kept secret for now.  More>>

    DeSoto Parish teen with autism attends senior prom with dream date Video included

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    "To see the world through Christian's eyes is amazing." That's because 18-year-old Christian English sees it like no one else. "That just brings a whole nother level of joy to everybody."
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    Reruns are Fun, sale concludes until the fall Video included

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    If you have some items in your home you'd like to sell, you missed your chance to participate in the spring/summer 2014 Reruns are Fun sale. The consignment sale started out more than 10 years ago.  More>>

    4th Annual Walk to create a world free of M. S.

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    Hundreds gathered,at the Louisiana Boardwalk, on Saturday to raise awareness and push for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis in the 4th annual Walk to create a world free of M. S. walk. Participants attending More>>

    Sabine Parish authorities searching for suspect in killing of English Bulldog

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    The body of a young female English bulldog was discovered along the New Hope Road on Sunday evening.  More>>

    Local man finds KTBS 3 Holiday in Dixie Treasure after only 3 clues Video included

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    After only 3 clues, the Holiday In Dixie Treasure has been found by one lucky KTBS 3 Treasure Hunter.  More>>

    Suspect in apartment shooting surrenders to police

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    An arrest has been made in the apartment shooting that claimed a man's life.
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    Python escapes causing concern for some Longview residents

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    Longview's police department is warning citizens on it's Facebook page that a 16 foot Burmese Python has escaped from a home in the 700 Block of East Lynnwood. More>>

    TEAM COVERAGE-How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Your Kids?

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    Technology is a great learning tool for our kids but that doesn't mean they should have unlimited access to the TV or iPad. More>>

    Tahj Jones shot by another former LSU player

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    Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones is recovering from surgery and remains in serious condition after being shot Friday night by another former LSU football player. More>>

    Library Bans at Shreve Memorial Video included

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    When we hear the words banned and library, we usually are thinking about banned books.  But what about banned patrons?  The Shreveport Library system has a list of banned patrons that is 26 pages long!  This More>>

    2014 Great American Cleanup Shreveport, holds a lesson for the city Video included

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    Crowds of environmental conscious people hit the nation's streets and roadways Saturday . It's all for the Great American Cleanup, and the Shreveport Green led efforts locally.  More>>

    Health fair warns Shreveporters about hep-c Video included

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    Shreveport's Hattie Perry Park was the site of a special event Saturday. It was meant to make you healthier. The group "Hit-s for Life" held a health fair highlighting the dangers of Hepatitis C. More>>

    A mother mourns, a toddler's death is never forgotten Video included

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    The loss of a child is something no parent can forget. The mother of toddler Rizcheir Muskelly, allegedly whipped to death by caretaker Tareika Wilson last year.... More>>

    Spring 2014 Makers Fair, a downtown Shreveport treat Video included

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    Saturday's great spring weather allowed crowds and crowds of people to enjoy the Texas Avenue Makers Fair. Hundreds walked up and down the avenue in the search of unique goods. They had a large choice! More>>

    Family pleads for missing memorial's return Video included

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    The roadside memorial marking Mikey Presley's accident site was stolen on what would have been his 39th birthday.
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    Pit bull fighting in the Bayou State Video included

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    Pit bull fighting is not a new issue, but it is a continuing problem that plagues rural areas including the ArkLaTex. More>>

    Federal government defers funding for LSU hospitals Video included

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    The federal government has temporarily deferred funding for medical services from University Health. More>>

    Lisa Westerfield wins $1,000 Video included

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    Our latest one class at a time winner comes to us from Evangel Christian Academy. More>>

    Sheriffs' group endorse Judge Crichton Video included

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    An update in the race for the District 2 justice's seat of the Louisiana Supreme Court. The Louisiana Sheriffs' and Deputies' Political Action.... More>>

    Easter at the Glen, kids celebrate with their elders Video included

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    Easter Sunday is a little more than a week away, but a group of local kids and seniors citizens celebrated Friday.  More>>

    Drug bust recovers six pounds of marijuana Video included

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    After a short vehicle pursuit and a foot chase, the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit has taken three suspected drug dealers off of our city streets.  More>>

    Neurosurgeon wins high-profile malpractice suit

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    KTBS 3 has learned of a decision on a high-profile trial involving Shreveport neurosurgeon, Dr. Ravish Patwardhan More>>

    Elected officials aim to help Safe House Video included

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    Yesterday's announcement shocked people from all across our area. Officials at providence say they'll have to close the doors to their safe house at the end of may. But city and state officials say they're More>>

    RRAD construction moving toward completion Video included

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    One of the largest construction projects in Bowie County, Texas is another step closer to completion.
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    Loyola hosts impressive alums

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    Today Loyola Seniors were given a taste of what awaits them in the "real world."  30 accomplished Alumni were on campus, presenting to students for Career Day.  Jesuit, St. Vincent's and Loyola College More>>

    Shreveport theft suspects arrested

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    Wanda Thomas, 45, and Carl Giounes, 51, have both been arrested and charged with felony theft of goods after they allegedly took hundreds of dollars worth of children's clothes from a Shreveport boutique. More>>

    Search for missing woman continues

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    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a local woman who has not been seen since mid-March. More>>

    First-time unemployment insurance claims rise

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    First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending April 5 increased from the previous week's total. More>>

    2 bank tellers booked with theft

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    Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say two bank tellers in Cut Off have been arrested after they allegedly admitted to stealing money from their employer More>>

    Missing Teen I'esha Jones

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    Shreveport Police detectives need your help in locating a teenage girl who has apparently run away. On April 8, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Sumner Street More>>

    30 percent of U.S. parents admit to spanking their babies, study says

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    Researchers in Michigan have reportedly released some eyeopening stats about spanking. They say 30% of 1-year-old U.S. children were spanked at least once in the past month by their mother, father or both parents.

     
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    Agents arrest trio of suspected drug dealers; seize drugs, guns and money Video included

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    Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw are pleased to announce the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit has put three men accused of peddling illegal narcotics in Caddo Parish out of business. Based on More>>

    Webb to retire as NSU president later this year

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    Northwestern State University President Dr. Randall J. Webb announced Friday that he will retire later this year. More>>

    Woman arrested for cashing stolen poker chips

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    Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman today, accused of cashing in stolen poker chips valued at $3,500. More>>

    Jindal calls on McAllister to resign

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    Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for the resignation of one of his state's GOP congressmen who was videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife More>>

    Louisiana ranked number 1 in movie locations, industry report says Video included

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    Last year was a landmark year for Louisiana's film production. Two films shot in Louisiana were nominated for the best picture including the winner, 12 Years a Slave. More>>

    Crafts on sale at Shreveport's Makers Fair Saturday Video included

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    The first Texas Avenue Makers Fair of 2014 is planned for Saturday. More>>

    Yogie and Friends hold fundraiser for new cat houses Video included

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    Louisiana's only big cat refuge, Yogie and Friends want to build new houses for its animals but need your help. More>>

    Sentencing next month for convicted child killer

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    Convicted child killer Brian Horn will be formally sentenced to death at 9 a.m. May 28. More>>

    Pistorius back on witness stand

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    Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial under questioning from the chief prosecutor, who has accused the athlete of lying about how he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Friday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

    Providence House to end vital domestic violence services Video included

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    Local victims of domestic violence will soon face even more challenges. Providence House announced Thursday that it will end its domestic violence program and safe house.
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    Local man receives big honor at "West Side Story" Video included

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    Famous American musical "West Side Story" is playing at the Strand Theater, but before the singing and dancing started, someone got a special surprise.  More>>

    Search for missing woman leads to excavation Video included

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    The search for the remains of a New Boston, Texas woman who vanished more than 14 years ago has ended, but no skeletal remains have been found.  

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    Caddo revamps Principal Intern program Video included

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    Students are not the only ones learning in the classroom. The Caddo Parish School District has resurrected a program for a select group of educators on track to becoming principals. More>>

    Holiday in Dixie Preps

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    Tomorrow kicks off Holiday in Dixie here in Shreveport! It's a weekend filled with family fun and activities. And today Festival Plaza was bustling.  Booths are being set up and rides tested before the More>>

    Two annexation proposals considered by city Video included

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    Shreveport's growing but maybe not the way you think. The population remains a bit static but the city of shreveport is spreading out and growing geographically. Near the Provenance retail area on Southern More>>

    Costly jailhouse calls, PSC and local phone company head to court over fees Video included

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    For months now, Louisiana's Public Service Commissioners have bickered over the cost prisoners pay to use a telephone and the companies that provide the phone services to them.  More>>

    Police arrest two teens for snatching purse from 93-year old woman

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    Bossier City police have arrested two Bossier City teenagers for allegedly stealing a purse from a 93-year woman today who was injured as a result. More>>

    Construction on new Bossier City water treatment plant to wrap up by end of 2014 Video included

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    Construction began in June 2012, and today, the $60 million Red River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bossier City is taking shape.  More>>

    Shreveport domestic violence program, safe house to close by the end of May

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    Due to programmatic and financial constraints, the Providence House Board of Directors has concluded that Providence House can no longer manage the Domestic Violence Program and Safe House.  More>>

    CHRISTUS dedicates first cancer center in Bossier City Video included

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    CHRISTUS is expanding across the river to provide more accessible care to it's patients in all locations.



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    Employee arrested for theft

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    A Shreveport woman was arrested for felony theft for allegedly stealing nearly $13,000 from her employer while working at a Youree Drive retail store. More>>

    Louisiana Sheriffs endorse Judge Scott Crichton for District 2 Supreme Court Justice

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    The Louisiana Sheriffs' and Deputies' Political Action Committee will conduct a press conference on Friday, April 11, 2014 to announce the official endorsement of Judge Scott Crichton for District 2, in More>>

    Parkway JROTC Cyber Team Finishes in Nation's Top One-Percent

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    Parkway High School's JROTC cyber team made the nation take notice when the six members of the LA-071 placed in the top one-percent in the CyberPatriot VI National Finals, held March 26-30 in National More>>

    Louisiana Tech students recognized for outstanding research presentations

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    RUSTON, La. – Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from across the Louisiana Tech University campus were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding oral and poster presentations during the 2014 More>>

    Dog Fighting arrest in Sabine Parish

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    Phillip B. McHenry, 37, of Powhatan, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on April 10, 2014, for dog fighting, aggravated cruelty to animals, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency More>>

    French Quarter Festival kicks off in NOLA

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    When the first French Quarter Festival launched in 1984, traditional jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin recalls there was little interest and most of the streets in the 16-block area were largely empty. More>>

    American Red Cross Highlights Pet First Aid App

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    App helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. More>>

    SAU memorial garden to honor Adcox and Biddle

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    MAGNOLIA – A dedication ceremony for a garden in memory of the late Jay Adcox and Leonard Biddle at the Southern Arkansas University Aquatic Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The More>>

    Dardenne inducted into LSU Hall of Distinction

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    Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is the part of the newest class of the LSU Alumni Association's Hall of Distinction. The Hall recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and LSU through their careers, their personal and civic accomplishments, their volunteer activities and their loyalty to their alma mater. More>>

    $1 Million Lottery ticket sold in Shreveport

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    The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night, but there is a new millionaire.  More>>

    New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

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    An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. More>>

    SUSLA offers degrees without classrooms Video included

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    While online classes gain popularity, the Shreveport campus of Southern University takes it one step further. They offer complete degree programs on the computer. More>>

    Bible bill to be heard by House committee Thursday Video included

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    Representative Thomas Carmody's state symbol bill will be heard by a House committee Thursday morning. More>>

    Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying

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    A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving time for murder has been executed in Texas for killing a local rancher in 1997. More>>

    Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights

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    Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. looked on. More>>

    McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape Video included

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    A top-ranking staff member of a Louisiana congressman caught kissing a woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to videotape that exposed the dalliance. More>>

    Bossier City racing to replace aging water and sewer system Video included

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    The area of Bossier City dates back to the 1830's, and though the water and sewer system isn't quite that old, it's time for replacement.
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    La. House unanimously approves school zone safety bill

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    A bill that would ban drivers from using cell phones in school zones is one step closer to the Louisiana law books. House Bill 370 unanimously passed a House vote Wednesday. More>>

    McAllister not planning to resign

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    The Louisiana congressman caught kissing a staffer says he has no plans to resign. That's according to his chief of staff. More>>

    Fired SPD officer Matthew Prunty gets job back Video included

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    Nearly a year after his termination, Shreveport Police Sgt. Matthew Prunty- twin brother of slain SPD officer Tim Prunty- has his job back.
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    Project: Homeless 101 Video included

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    And one Airline High student experienced homelessness as part of his project. More>>

    Shreveport restaurant to open second location after winning Food Network reality show Video included

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    A Shreveport business takes home the honors after battling it out on a Food Network reality show shot in the Ark-La-Tex.  More>>

    Dozens of vehicle burglaries have Greenwood residents on alert, police arrest five suspects Video included

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    A rash of vehicle burglaries has a quiet Caddo Parish community on alert. "We just love the atmosphere of the small town."    More>>

    Water rate study released to city officials Video included

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    Could you be paying too much for your water and sewer bill? Shreveport citizens took a rate hike to pay for leaky pipes. But a study says the hike may have been too high. City officials received results More>>

    12 kids hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash

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    Authorities say they have located the vehicle believed to be involved in a day care crash in Florida that injured 15 people, including a dozen children. More>>

    Fouke man arrested in child predator sting

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    A Fouke, Arkansas man is behind bars for sexual deviancy with a child.

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    CHRISTUS Health recruiting candy stripers Video included

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    CHRISTUS Health's 165 volunteers gave more than 32,000 hours of their time last year alone. More>>

    Bossier Parish tax preparer arrested on fraud charges

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    A Bossier Parish tax preparer faces felony charges related to tax fraud, the Louisiana Department of Revenue announced Wednesday. More>>

    Daycare director arrested for forgery and theft

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    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a former daycare director for a Benton church has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars from the daycare accounts and placing into her personal accounts, following an investigation by the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force. More>>

    McAllister backs off on FBI probe

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    In an emailed statement, officials in Congressman Vance McAllister's office have announced the lawmaker will not pursue an FBI investigation at this time regarding the distribution of a video filmed in leased federal office space. More>>

    Hillary Clinton memoir to be released June 10

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's latest memoir on the years she spent heading the State Department has an official release date - June 10, 2014. More>>

    BREAKING NEWS: 4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings Video included

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