A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS. More>>
A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions. More>>
Monday is day three for the Ebarb Water District's required chlorine burn after state tests came back positive for a brain eating amoeba Friday. More>>
Less than a month before his jury selection scheduled to start, Judge Brady O'Callaghan pushed back accused child killer Kennth Willis's trial. More>>
Crimestoppers has cash for clues to a crime that was caught on camera.It happened September 6th at the UPS store in the 2500 block of Bert Kouns in Shreveport. More>>
A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive. More>>
The Shreveport Police Department has released the names of two officers involved in a shooting incident Saturday evening in north Shreveport.On September 14, Officers Barbara Kendrick and Marie Jones were placed on routine paid administrative leave by Chief of Police Willie Shaw pending an investigation into a shooting incident which occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. on September 13.During the incident, Officers Kendrick and Jones were actively searching the grounds of an apartment complex... More>>
A Texarkana man is sentenced 50 years in prison in connection with a fatal drunk driving crash. More>>
Arkansas ranks 16th in the nation in the number of tornadoes, third in tornado fatalities and fifth in tornado related injuries. More>>
Caddo deputies arrested a Michigan man for sexual battery of a juvenile girl. More>>
Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field.In an emotional, personal monologue delivered on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown," the Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver took a stand against child abuse in response to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted in a child injury case. More>>
A Bethany couple was arrested for cruelty to a juvenile after they delayed seeking medical treatment for a toddler with a head injury. More>>
The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing person. More>>
General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. More>>
The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league.Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault. More>>
There's more "double dipping" trouble for a candidate for Shreveport mayor.Back in May, we showed you how Patrick Williams explained away one questionable hotel reimbursement. But our research has turned up a pattern of double dipping by the state representative. That is, he got paid back twice for the same expense.Our research from just the year 2012 shows that williams double dipped 45 times for a total amount of $4,021.88. He was paid back once by the state of Louisiana -- the taxpayers --... More>>
A man wanted for a shooting in Shreveport is now in police custody. A tip to Crime Stoppers led police to Tiawain Davis. Davis was wanted for a shooting at an apartment complex in the 6700 block of Rasberry Lane.Police say 25 -year-old Oquez Allen was shot in the upper body. More>>
Caddo parish school officials need your help. The school district wants to revamp their vision and improve the quality of education for students in our area. More>>
When it comes to the rights of America's Veterans an Arklatex group Concerned Citizens for America wants to raise awareness. More>>
New Orleans police have arrested a man they say was involved in the shooting of an officer early Sunday morning.
President Barack Obama is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Bossier City Police Department continue their efforts to locate a missing teen and are asking for help from the public. More>>
A suspect - and a Shreveport Police officer - are in the hospital this morning following an overnight shooting. More>>
Twelve high school football teams from four states converged onto Shreveport this weekend to battle it out. They also brought along a trail of fans. Battle on the Border, the Independence Bowl and other sporting events bring in thousands of annual visitors into our area. More>>
Wiley College student Wesley Blackmon, 22, was fatally shot during an unsanctioned off-campus function on Friday night. More>>
There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat. More>>
A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said. More>>
Shreveport Fire Dept. crews worked quickly this morning to extinguish a blaze at a local mall. More>>
The cloudy weather didn't keep planes on the ground in Natchitoches Saturday afternoon, as they took to the skies for the "Wings Over Natchitoches" aerobatic air show. More>>
Two inmates fled from the grounds at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center around 6:00 Saturday evening. They are identified as Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell. More>>
The State Fair of Louisiana's president and general manager is facing a drug charge following an arrest early Saturday morning. More>>
Texarkana Regional Airport will soon be undergoing major renovations to allow an airline to keep operating. Officials say the airport is vital to the Texarkana region's growth and ability to compete. More>>
In 1914, 100 years ago, Greyhound buses first took to American roads. To celebrate their centennial birthday, Greyhound is traveling around the country to showcase its history. More>>
Chilly temperatures didn't keep hundreds of locals from picking up paddles and hitting the Red River. The 6th Annual Dragon Boat Races remained a sight to see at RiverView Plaza. More>>
You may remember, a tragic car crash along Benton Road three years ago took Melissa Maggio away from her family and community. Saturday hundreds gathered to celebrate her life and give back in the 2nd Annual Melissa Maggio Remembrance 5k. More>>
Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Edourard.
Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Edourard.More>>
One person is dead, and another injured, after a shooting in Marshall, TX early Saturday morning. More>>
State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. More>>
The Gregg County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man struck by a vehicle in Lakeport late Friday. More>>
Although school violence at any level is unacceptable, school leaders say schools are not more dangerous now than they where a decade Ago.One recent tragedy of an in school homicide has put a spotlight on violent behavior in students to the public's attention. More>>
There was a special honor at an area high school football game in memory of a young murder victim tonight.
It should be very Fall-like this weekend with only a slight rain chance. Here's the forecast.
It should be very Fall-like this weekend with only a slight rain chance. Here's the forecast.More>>
A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Ebarb Water District water supply in Sabine Parish. A chlorine burn will be conducted and will take a few days to complete. More>>
A Shreveport man wanted for the Wednesday murder of his girlfriend was arrested by Mexican authorities. A Caddo judge signed an arrest warrant for Mark Colby, 58, Thursday evening, charging him with the second degree murder of his girlfriend, Angela Godley, 53. More>>
On Friday morning health professionals from local schools, CHRISTUS and the CDC met to learn how to combat enterovirus EV-D68.It's the illness that has sent dozens of children to the hospital this month in at least six confirmed states by the Centers for Disease Control. More>>
Caddo School Board members have chosen an interim member to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Lillian Priest of district seven.The board just wrapped up interviews with the seven candidates and they selected Dorothy Nell Warren Fisher. More>>
Sarah Palinmay have channeled her inner lipstick-wearing pit bull this past weekend, when her entire family was reportedly involved in a brawl in Alaska. More>>
Back in June, State Rep. Henry Burns won the Hudson Award, giving him the title of "2014 Gentleman." It also gives him a chance to help a Louisiana cause of his choice. More>>
A local teenager suspected in a trio of vehicle burglaries this summer in west Shreveport is now in police custody and charged with the crimes. More>>
A suspect is wanted by police following a warrant being issued for his arrest in connection to a shooting that injured a Shreveport man earlier this week.Back on Sunday, police responded to the 6700 block of Rasberry Lane relative to a shooting. More>>
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Detectives working in conjunction with La. Department of Children and Family Services, Natchitoches Parish Coroner's Office and Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office have arrested a Natchitoches man in connection with the death of his 14 month old daughter according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. More>>
Brace yourselves for The Landers Battle on the Border. This weekend's high school football showcase will highlight some of the top programs and players in the south. The twelve team, two day format will take place at Independence Stadium in Shreveport on September 12th and 13th. More>>
Federal investigators have joined the search for Shreveport murder suspect Mark Colby, believing the 58-year-old to have fled the area. More>>
Election season is upon us. Big races across the city of Shreveport include mayor, city council and school board -- all offices that can have daily, direct impact on neighborhoods and people's lives. More>>
Imagine going to your boss and asking for a raise and instead of getting that raise they say they actually have to cut more from your paycheck. More>>
The Environmental Protection Agency agrees to help out with the a city landfill issue. Harrelson Landfill has been a thorn in the side of North Shreveport residents who say they're fed up with the smoke. More>>
The manager of LSU's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid outstanding debts to the university system and is working out the final details of its contract.
A judge found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally -- but unlawfully -- killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing.
The chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says that the plane being shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of investigators.
Two people are injured after a serious crash in north Caddo Parish along Highway 1 in Rodessa. More>>
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to help facilitate the effective closure of a private landfill that has long been a source of complaints by Shreveport residents concerned about the smoke and fumes spewed by the underground fires that have burned at the site for years. More>>
Mansfield Police Chief Gary Hobbs takes issue with a recent report calling his town among the Louisiana's most dangerous cities, speculating it was put out by alarm company Home Security Shield to boost sales. More>>
On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Bossier's first responders and military were honored with the annual Patriot Awards that were handed out on by the Chamber of Commerce. More>>
The investigation into a Shreveport homicide discovered yesterday afternoon continues Thursday with no suspects named. However, the police do look for one man for information. More>>
September 11 is a day that can't be forgotten. Its impact has affected us all in some way over the past 13 years. Thursday, dozens of groups around the Arklatex gathered to remember the day that changed our nation. More>>
13 years a go from our KTBS 3 Video Vault: Sherri Talley at BAFB with President Bush .A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania.In some cases, they are tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances -- people who became symbols of comfort and hope for a grieving nation. More>>
Bones found on a sandbar in the Red River are human, according to Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma.An "intact female adult skeleton," including a skull, have been located, but it's too early to provide further information, he said. More>>
“We really won't know until the 9th class day, but we expect about a 15 percent increase in the size of our freshman class,” said Dr. James King, vice president of the University.
“We really won't know until the 9th class day, but we expect about a 15 percent increase in the size of our freshman class,” said Dr. James King, vice president of the University.More>>
The main campus of Texarkana College was evacuated Thursday because of a bomb threat.They plan to reopen the campus at 2:00pm. More>>
The Bossier City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating a missing teenage girl who is believed to have run away from home.Nakita Taylor was last seen August 30, when she left home to go to a friend's home. Police say right now, there's nothing to indicate that foul play is involved in her disappearance, but there is concern for the 17 year old's welfare.Nakita is a black female who is 5' 9” tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.She has a pierced tongue along wi... More>>
KTBS 3 Sports Director is calling into question the NFL's decision-making process following the release of the controversial video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.Crane relates the past actions taken against the New Orleans Saints to the highly criticized handling of Rice's situation in this “Just My Opinion” editorial. More>>
Shreveport Police are on the scene of a homicide right now. The scene is the 1900 block of Bayou, at the corner of Bayou and Bermuda. More>>
It's been 13 years since the worst terrorist attack on US soil. September 11, 2001 is a day that most Americans remember vividly. More>>
Two early morning fires involving a vacant residential home and a vacant business have kept several fire companies busy this morning in downtown Shreveport.
The 40 passengers and crew who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
The annual Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony has changed little over the years. But so much around it has.
Oscar Pistorius has arrived in a South African courtroom ahead of the verdict in the murder trial of the double-amputee athlete.
The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. More>>
The face of health care in Shreveport - Bossier City is literally changing before our eyes. The three major hospital systems are each working on multi-million dollar construction projects to expand and revamp services. More>>
9/11 REMEMBRANCE REVIELLE AND MEDAL PRESENTATIONSTeam Barksdale will participate in Reveille at 7 a.m. Thursday as part of a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Team Barksdale senior non-commissioned officers will be in formation and salute as the flag is raised at half-staff. Following the flag raising ceremony Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, will provide remarks and present Senior Airman TJ Brantley from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight will with the... More>>
\President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria.The president spoke to the nation from the White House Wednesday night. More>>
Over 22,000 students - a record-breaking number for Bossier Parish Schools this year. More>>
“In a recent Harris poll, we found that 50 percent of homeowners that have recently hired a contractor were not happy or had problems,” said Angie Hicks of Angie's List. More>>
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing man. More>>
"It starts with veterans, but it goes on to family, it goes on to all of the other groups and segments and populations that need to be targeted." More>>
A group of teachers in Caddo Parish Schools is making the grade, through a program used to measure the efficiency of teacher performance in the classroom. More>>
There's a new health alert causing concern for parents across the nation.An uncommon strain of enterovirus known as D68 is infecting children in more than ten states, mostly in the midwest and southeast. More>>
The Natchitoches Police Department needs help finding a missing woman. More>>
A Haughton man was arrested for allegedly firing a gunshot at another vehicle during an apparent case of road rage. More>>
A Southwest Arkansas city is experiencing some gator trouble.Alligators are causing sewer pond levees to erode in Garland City. More>>
The Samaritan Counseling Center announces Dr. Tim Hart as recipient of the 2014 Samaritan of the Year award. Dr. Hart has served the community in countless ways over the past years and continues to provide strong leadership in various volunteer opportunities. More>>
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and Caddo Coroner's Office are investigating the discovery of bones on a sandbar in Red River. More>>
On Monday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m., the Texarkana Arkansas School District will hold grand openings for safe rooms located on the Union and Trice campuses. More>>
An eight year old child, and elderly woman are recovering from wounds they received after an attack by two pit bull dogs. More>>
A Missouri inmate has been put to death for killing two people during a restaurant robbery in 1998.
Four months after opening, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has gotten about 135 new gifts from victims' families, survivors, rescue workers and others.
President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad.
There is a new scam going around that has made it's way to the ARKLATEX.You fill out an application online and before you start working you have a check in the mail for almost 2K. When you cash it or deposit it in your bank account you get wiped out.New Boston, TX resident Amy Bean got one of these checks last month while she was looking for a job. When she filled out the application she included her social security number and drivers license number.She got a letter from Microchip Tech Incorp... More>>
A community is searching for solutions after the tragic death of Natchitoches central student Johnquaries Smith and the arrest of his classmate Timmy Robinson. More>>
The park that came out of a lawsuit against Bossier City is slowly coming into view..on paper. Bossier City engineers released a sneak peak picture of Walker Place park which will be constructed near the Century Link Center. During an agenda meeting today the city moved closer to approving the use of additional money to make sure the park will become a reality next year. More>>
Efforts by Ferguson city leaders to repair the local government's fractured relationship with its residents have gotten off to a rocky start.Tuesday was the first public meeting of elected officials since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot by a white police officer. More>>
This resolution was the same one the council postponed at the last meeting two weeks ago. More>>
Authorities say the seventh defendant was working as a manager for Explo when a blast shook homes and businesses more than 20 miles from the Camp Minden property. More>>
A district attorney says the bodies of five children missing from South Carolina have been found in rural Alabama. More>>
Allergy sufferers beware! Ragweed season is just starting!
Allergy sufferers beware! Ragweed season is just starting!More>>
About one year ago, KTBS brought you a startling investigation into federal background checks for firearm purchases. Background checks are supposed to weed out felons and mental defectives. But Louisiana had reported zero mental defectives to the FBI's background check system, making us one of the worst states for keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Because of that, lawmakers passed laws to fix these broken background checks. Until this law went into effect, someone could walk... More>>
KTBS 3 News has learned that both Life Air and the Webster Parish coroner have been called to the scene of a head-on collision involving an 18 wheeler on Highway 371 near Cullen. More>>
Investigators in Lufkin have determined two recent house fires were caused by a a flare being shot into the homes. More>>
It's hard to know of the next mayor of Shreveport was heard at a forum Tuesday afternoon. Only two candidates were let on stage.Two others -- Victoria Provenza and Sam Jenkins -- were at the North Shreveport Business Association's forum, but were not allowed to take part. They had agreed to another forum at the same time. But that forum got cancelled. And the NSBA said it could not work them in for this forum.So it was just Ollie Tyler and Patrick Williams answering the questions. Tyler needl... More>>
An Arkansas sheriff says his deputies were forced to disable an armed suspect's truck. More>>
A Mooringsport man who was arrested this past month for possessing child pornography is now facing additional charges. More>>
A sexually transmitted cancer is still plaguing dogs around the world despite efforts to combat the disease by sterilizing dogs and preventing them from roaming free, according to recent survey of veterinarians. More>>
You know the guy. The guy who bought a house to rent out and then an inspector showed up after and told him he needed $30,000 in repairs before it was rentable. And then one of the tenants flooded the house and insurance didn't cover it. More>>
Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for several decades, but despite such improvements, alcohol has remained a contributing factor in roughly one-third of roadway deaths. More>>
Janay Rice, the wife of Ray Rice, is defending her husband after video was released Monday that showed him knocking her out. The video shows rice punching his fiancé at the time, inside an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, seven months ago. More>>
Shreveport Police detectives have arrested a local man accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl in west Shreveport Monday night.Approximately 11:30 p.m. on September 8, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to the 6900 block of Broadway Avenue relative to a sexual assault. Upon arrival, officers contacted the mother of the victim who advised a family friend forcibly raped her daughter. Authorities apprehended the suspect who attempted to flee from officers on foot.S... More>>
The Commissioners Court issued an order prohibiting outdoor burning for Harrison County in Texas.Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor signed the order on Monday and states that because of the circumstances in the area, it would be a public safety hazard. More>>
A Human Skull and piece of clothing were discovered Monday on a sandbar just south of Fulton, Arkansas. More>>
A fire breaks out in a Shreveport home early this morning and the family escapes unharmed.
Louisiana State Troopers arrested a Florida State University student for narcotics charges monday following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Bossier Parish. More>>
New rape charges have been filed against Will Hayden, the former star of the reality TV show, "Sons of Guns."
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.
The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft."
DeSoto Parish residents will choose their own district attorney for the second time since separating services from neighboring Sabine. More>>
The Baltimore Ravens have released Ray Rice and the NFL has suspendeA grainy video released by TMZ Sports shows Rice and his then-fiancee getting into an elevator. More>>
The U.S. may have identified the masked man in the ISIS execution video of American Journalist James Foley. More>>
The City of Queen City, Texas has issued a boil advisory.The advisory comes after a contract crew broke a major water line on FM 74 and FM 785. More>>
It's no secret. Trying to find a job in this country isn't easy these days, and if you have a criminal record, it's even harder. In Louisiana a law passed this summer helps offenders expunge their records. More>>
Riverboat gaming revenues are down. That's what the caddo finance department tells the commission. The department is requesting $300,000 to make up for the shortfall. Tempting lady luck is easy in Shreveport-Bossier with six casinos and Louisiana Downs. More>>
The smooth sounds of jazz filled one Shreveport community this afternoon."PAC" the Park Joint Venture held its second annual "Jazz in the Park" music festival. Dozens showed to watch jazz bands and dancers perform within Chris Hays Park. More>>
Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, shook up Bossier City Saturday with an "UnPhiltered" speech. Robertson and his son Alan were guest speakers at the first ever "Outdoor Extravaganza" at Bossier City's CenturyLink Center. More>>
Opponents to Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative John Flemming met voters Saturday for a small forum at Shane's Barbecue in Bossier City. The two Libertarians addressed many issues their party sees as solutions for the nation's woes. More>>
The Caddo Parish School District has faced major financial stresses in past years. From teacher cuts, budget deficits, to fear of school closures - the district has struggled to stay afloat. So one would think there's lean budget - with no waste in the system. More>>
The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. More>>
The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured." More>>