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    Here's the 7 day forecast. 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>>

    Shreveport Police looking for missing senior

    Charles Smith, 79 Charles Smith, 79
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    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find an elderly man who has been missing for nearly a month. 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

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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>>

    Angie's List-- Summer Pet Health Video included

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    Now that summer has arrived, our pets are spending more time outdoors, which can put them at risk for fleas and other harmful parasites. 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>>

    TOPS: A life-line but not a full ride Video included

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    TOPS, or the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, is the scholarship program that rewards Louisiana students for furthering their education in-state. It can be centerpiece to financing a college degree -- but parents sending students off to school will tell you, it does have its limits. More>>

    Step Forward is looking for volunteers Video included

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    Step Forward is making a community-wide call for volunteers to help our children this coming school year .A meeting for interested volunteers will be held from 5:30 -7 p.m. on July 22 at IMAX Theater in Sci-Port, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101 More>>

    Chief Fred Johnson Day: What inspired Bear Share. Video included

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    Shreveport City Council, Mayor Cedric Glover,,and the Shreveport Fire Department honored Fred Johnson today at the anniversary of the accident that almost took Amanda Joy Bell Gouthiere 's life over 25 years ago. More>>

    Shreveport Police hold youth basketball camp

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    A group of Arklatex kids get to show their stuff on the basketball court this week. It's all part of a program hosted by the Shreveport Police Department. It's happening at Southern Hills Park, Lakeside Park, and Airport Park.  More>>

    Shreveport pastor sentenced for sexual contact with minors

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    Shreveport pastor Andre Lewis was sentenced to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release for transporting minors across state lines in order to engage in illegal sexual conduct. More>>

    Taser used by Shreveport Police officer to stop suspect

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    A Shreveport Police officer had to rely on his taser this afternoon to stop a suspected crook. More>>

    City of Texarkana, Texas considers an impound ordinance Video included

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    The City of Texarkana, Texas is considering a plan to develop an ordinance that would allow police officers to tow and impound vehicles for driving without proof of insurance. More>>

    First responders get help beating the heat

    Capt. Doug Lauter and Lt. Jason Jenkins (l-r) of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office unload more than 400 quart-size bottles of Gatorade Monday that were donated to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by Brookshire’s on Barksdale Blvd. (photo by Lt. Bill Davis, BPSO) Capt. Doug Lauter and Lt. Jason Jenkins (l-r) of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office unload more than 400 quart-size bottles of Gatorade Monday that were donated to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by Brookshire’s on Barksdale Blvd. (photo by Lt. Bill Davis, BPSO)
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    Caddo and Bossier Parish Brookshire's stores, and their customers, are stepping up to help area first responders beat the heat.Several hundred bottles of Gatorade have been donated, all part of an annual campaign. More>>

    NOW HIRING -- Get Paid to Scare People!

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    Join the Runaway Fright Train Haunters.  Auditions and interviews are now being held for haunters and support personnel at the historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Tx as they make plans for Halloween. More>>

    Thompson pleads not guilty to '79 Shreveport murder

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    A accused hitman has pleaded not guilty to a decades old murder. Larry Thompson is accused of killing Deanna Montgomery, for her husband James Montgomery, back on New Year's Day in 1979 as they drove on Live Avenue in Shreveport. More>>

    Arrest in bomb threat that closed UL-L

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    Police in Lafayette say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. More>>

    Shreveport Facebook user arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

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    A Shreveport man who thought he was setting up a meeting with a juvenile girl was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier Women's and Minority Expo to be held at Horseshoe Riverdome

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     Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Harrah's Louisiana Downs, in partnership with the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Industries, is hosting the Shreveport-Bossier Women's & Minority Career Expo this week.

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    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

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    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. More>>

    Center at LSU Health Shreveport pulls in $4.82 million to mentor young scientists, continue molecular research

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    The Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology has received $22.9 million totalLSU Health Shreveport's largest program grant ever is getting even bigger.  More>>

    Bond given maximum sentence in death of estranged wife Video included

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    Robert Bond has formally been sentenced. The Bossier Parish man pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in the death of his estranged wife, Annie. More>>

    Do your part to help "Stuff the Bus" today at Suddenlink in Bossier City

    Suddenlink gave $500 to Operation A+ today. The bus will be at Suddenlink on Benton Rd until 3pm. Suddenlink gave $500 to Operation A+ today. The bus will be at Suddenlink on Benton Rd until 3pm.
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    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign rolled into Bossier City this morning. The bus is parked in the Suddenlink parking lot at 725 Benton Road. More>>

    Bossier City double murder suspect enters not guilty plea

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    The man accused of killing two women who were found dead on Mother's Day in Bossier City has pleaded not guilty.The plea for Brandan Santrell Butler, 26, of Bossier City was entered this morning. More>>

    Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

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    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. More>>

    Like the sound of a 3 day work week? The world's 2nd richest man does

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    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75. More>>

    Shreveport tackles bulk garbage issue Video included

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    Changes on the way for your trash and the City of Shreveport. The city is tackling it's bulk garbage issue that's been leaving city streets filled with trash on the side of the road for weeks at a time.  More>>

    DEVELOPING STORY - Several reported injured in Texas home explosion

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    A house has exploded in Central Texas and emergency responders are trying to determine how it happened. More>>

    Drop by and help Stuff the Bus in Bossier City

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    There are still a few weeks left of summer vacation for students, but our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is well underway.With your generous donations, KTBS 3/KPXJ CW 21 and our partners want to make sure kids have the supplies they need when they head back to class. More>>

    Israeli media say Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

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    Israeli media say an Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip.
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    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

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    A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
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    Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

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    Officials say a 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as the woman with whom she was living ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.
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    Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate Video included

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    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... More>>

    Hazy sunset

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    Hazy, summer weather is back in the ArkLaTex. More>>

    Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board Video included

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    It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of. More>>

    Police believe 1997 Shreveport homicide linked to California massacre Video included

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    Do you know who killed Jesse Ball on Shreveport's Fulton St. in April 1997? More>>

    Sheriff: Mother tells police she killed her 4-year-old daughter

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    A Henderson County woman is jailed and charged with Capital Murder after she walked into the Athens Police Department Monday, telling officers she killed her 4-year-old daughter. More>>

    Stuffing the Bus for Operation A+ with your help Video included

    Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today! Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today!
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    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is underway. Today we collected supplies in the parking lot of the Goodwill store off Bert Kouns. More>>

    Bossier City dog sentenced to death, family appeals Video included

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    The Vanarsdale family said their next door neighbor's dog jumped the fence and attacked their American bulldog-mastiff mix named Diesel. More>>

    Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash in Shreveport

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    Shreveport Police have identified a Mississippi man who lost his life following a motorcycle crash last Friday afternoon in south Shreveport. More>>

    CPSO: Speed likely a major factor in crash that killed two people on Old Mooringsport Road Video included

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    "There's been a couple times that we've come around that curve and had a car on the other side of the yellow line in our lane. More>>

    Benton cancer survivor receives Heroes award

    Jan Elkins with Kami Chauncey and Senator Robert Adley. Jan Elkins with Kami Chauncey and Senator Robert Adley.
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    Cancer survivor Kami Chauncy, 14, is the proud recipient of the 2014 Young Louisiana Heroes Award.  More>>

    Suspected car burglars nabbed by Shreveport Police

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    Two men are in police custody following their alleged involvement in a series of vehicle break-ins in east Shreveport Monday morning. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier teen development program plans expansion Video included

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    A program for teenagers, proven to keep students in school and successful, will expand its services for the 2014-15 school year .Volunteers of America of North Louisiana implemented the national Wyman's Teen Outreach Program®,
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    Hospital to pay $190m after doctor taped pelvic exams

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    Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women whose bodies may have been videotaped or photographed by a gynecologist using a pen-like camera during pelvic exams. More>>

    Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

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    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border. More>>

    MPC hosts public reception for director finalists

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    The Metropolitan Planning Commission will host a reception Tuesday, July 22, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, 104 Market St., so the public can meet and greet the top four candidates for the position of Executive Director.  More>>

    Warrant issued for one suspect in recent cigarette thefts

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    Bossier City police have obtained an arrest warrant for one of two suspects wanted for stealing multiple cartons of cigarettes from local Circle K stores over the past several weeks. More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic down to one lane on Interstate 20 West near mile marker 32

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    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is working an accident involving two vehicles. More>>

    SAU to swear-in new police chief Video included

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    New Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams is scheduled to be sworn into office.
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    Road Closure. LA 3015, Bridge over Castor Bayou Relief Video included

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    A traffic alert those those in DeSoto Parish.
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    David Haak to Announce Mayoral Candidacy Video included

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    A lifelong resident of Texarkana, Arkansas is preparing to announce his candidacy for Texarkana, Arkansas’ Mayoral Race.
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    Bodies from downed jetliner piled in boxcars in Ukraine; West condemns crash site tampering

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    Western leaders are accusing pro-Russian rebels of tampering with the 42-square-mile crash site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner went down with last week, killing all 298 on board.
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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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    Caddo water conservation order amended, doesn't mean business as usual Video included

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    • Jeff Thompson to run for District Judge

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      BOSSIER CITY, LA - Jeff Thompson, (R-Bossier City, LA) says he will be a candidate during the November 2014 elections for District Court Judge, Division B, for the 26th Judicial District serving Bossier and Webster Parishes. 
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      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...
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    • Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

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      Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long? 
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    • Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

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