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    Youth vote could make a difference in LA midterm election - but will it?

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    Politicos across the country have their eyes on the state of Louisiana's upcoming midterm election. Whether or not Congresswoman Mary Landrieu will hold onto her democratic seat in the senate - and possibly decide the balance of the Senate - is a big question.  More>>

    Agency handling area death penalty defense services could close by the end of the year

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    Kenneth Willis' attorneys says they don't have the staff or money to take his case to trial as scheduled Oct. 13, and foresee a similar fate for all the area's publicly-funded capital murder defense cases. More>>

    Possible tornado touchdown in DeSoto Parish Tuesday afternoon Video included

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    The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a possible tornado touchdown.  More>>

    50-year-old Worley Observatory in south Caddo Parish undergoing much-needed repairs Video included

    Ralph A. Worley Observatory undergoes much-needed repairs. (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) Ralph A. Worley Observatory undergoes much-needed repairs. (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    Taking a look at the stars will be soon be much nicer experience at the Ralph A. Worley observatory in south Caddo Parish. More>>

    Entrance signs destroyed at American Rose Center in Shreveport, Caddo Parish Courthouse Video included

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    Two local landmarks damaged, two frustrating cases."She said, 'well it's laying on the ground. It's in pieces on the ground.'" More>>

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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    Harvest Texarkana plans events for Hunger Action Month Video included

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    Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger, but it doesn't have to be that way. More>>

    Hospice of Texarkana breaks ground on new facility

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    Hospice of Texarkana celebrates a new Inpatient Care Center. More>>

    Head-on collision in Shreveport sends two to the hospital

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    Two people were transported to University Health after a head-on collision. More>>

    Fatal accident on I-30 near Texarkana shuts down traffic Video included

    (source: KTBS 3 Julie Parr) (source: KTBS 3 Julie Parr)
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    Texas Department of Public Safety officials are working on cleaning up a wreck on the Interstate. More>>

    LSU Health offers Mini Med School classes

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    LSU Health is starting up their Mini Med School classes once again. More>>

    Officer-involved shooting victim's mother files lawsuit against City of Shreveport and officer

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    The mother of a Shreveport man killed in an officer-involved shooting is now suing the police officer and the city of Shreveport. In October of 2013, police responded to the Americana Drive home of 58-year old John shepherd for a medical emergency, and the night ended in tragedy. The KTBS 3 investigative team brought you a close look into that shooting a while back. The original Caddo Parish District Attorney's investigation found that Shepherd became combative with firefighters when they res... More>>

    Latest on Tropical Storm Dolly Video included

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     Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Dolly.

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    Surprise! They are married: Jolie & Pitt

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's marriage ceremony was the very definition of a family affair. When the longtime partners wed at their estate in France on August 23, they made sure each of their six kids had a part to play in the event. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France. More>>

    UPDATE: Magnolia Mayor issues statement regarding letter sent to city employees

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    A letter sent by Magnolia, Arkansas Mayor Parnell Vann has some residents upset. More>>

    More businesses "popping up" in Shreveport Video included

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    Downtown Shreveport will have some new businesses popping up soon. It's all part of the city of Shreveport's second Pop-Up Project.  More>>

    US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia Video included

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    U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.
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    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.
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    Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

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    Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.
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    Man charged with attempted second-degree murder

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    Police say a Monroe man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, days after a stabbing in a local home.
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    Where Is Downtown Bossier?

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    Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta... More>>

    Update: Teen suspect arraignment set Video included

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    16-year-old Timmy Robinson will be arraigned Wednesday morning. District attorney Van Kyzar says Robinson has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Smith. More>>

    Arkansas Democrats campaign in Texarkana Video included

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    Democrats Mike Ross and former Senator David Pryor made a stop in Texarkana, Arkansas on Monday. More>>

    Treasurer Kennedy to put forth motion to file lawsuit against "Edmonson Amendment" at upcoming LSPRS board meeting Video included

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    It's been referred to as "the Edmonson Amendment" and it's caused controversy around the state. An amendment added at the last minute in the Louisiana Legislature allowing two state police officers to change their past decisions about their retirement benefits  More>>

    Driver identified in fatal motorcycle accident Video included

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    A Garland, Texas man is killed in an early morning motorcycle accident on I-30 in Bowie County. More>>

    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law Video included

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    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
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    Election 2014: Local political dynasties, Bowman bros. follow mother

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    The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office.  More>>

    Louisiana DHH fights brain-eating amoeba, new tests help find the parasite Video included

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    The brain eating amoeba found recently found in St. John the Baptist Parish in South Louisiana has long been an issue in the state. Now, it seems the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals are stepping up their efforts with help from the Center of Disease Control to keep the parasite from your taps.In just about any body of water you see, you'll find the brain-eating amoeba lurking.  More>>

    Tax exemption in LA on hunting supplies next weekend

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    Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. More>>

    Gunfire breaks out at motel parking lot in Shreveport Video included

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    Gunfire erupts in a parking lot at a motel in Shreveport. It happened shortly before 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 4900 block of West Monkhouse. Police were called to the Days Inn motel where two occupants in two vehicles were firing several shots at each other.  More>>

    Bossier City Police encounter suspect

    In most cases, the mere presence of law enforcement alone is enough to diffuse a situation or deter a crime, but that's not what happened with one suspect. More>>

    UPDATE: Murder suspect captured in Shreveport

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    Shreveport Police, U.S. Marshals and the FBI have arrested wanted murder suspect Kevin Joseph Lino after a nearly two-day manhunt. More>>

    Two injured following early morning shooting in Shreveport Video included

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    Two people are recovering from minor injuries following an overnight shooting at a west Shreveport home. More>>

    Pilot program through Volunteers of America works to prevent drop-outs in local schools Video included

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    Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students. More>>

    Baytown, Tx firefighters random act of kindness for local family goes viral Video included

    (Photo source: KHOU/CNN) (Photo source: KHOU/CNN)
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    It was a normal call for the men of Engine 4 in Baytown, TX. At a house one mile away, 65 year old John McCormick collapsed while mowing his front yard. More>>

    Campers rally for overnight use at Albert Pike

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    Four years after the deadly flood, Albert Pike campers gather to preserve the camp ground. On June 10, 2010 campers at Albert Pike were caught off guard by a flash flood. More>>

    Arkansas high school asks students to pray off campus Video included

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    An Arkansas school district is telling a group of students to preach their religious message off school grounds. More>>

    Accidental shooting in ETX leaves one dead, another charged Video included

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    A 21-year-old man is dead and another is man is charged with manslaughter after an accidental shooting in Shelby County. More>>

    Major crash on 70th St. in Shreveport Video included

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    Four cars crashed Saturday night in an incident on 70th Street near the Jimmie Davis Bridge in Shreveport. More>>

    Manhunt underway after a police chase in Bowie County, TX

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    Police in Bowie County are looking for a man wanted on multiple felony warrants. Jordan Lee of New Boston, Texas, is wanted on multiple felony warrants in Arkansas.  More>>

    Shreveport murder numbers, lower than last year's rate so far Video included

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    Murders in Shreveport rose slightly last year. Police says 28 people were killed in 2013, compared to around 20 in both 2011 and 2012.So far this year, 17 people have been killed by the hands of others. More>>

    Shreveport Farmers Market closes until the fall Video included

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    It's come to an end. The Shreveport Farmers Market summer season has closed. Summer fruits and vegetables have been packed up, but not before hundreds of locals could go through and pick the best for their meals.  More>>

    Festival attracts dozens to Shreveport's Red River District Video included

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    It's nearly September and summer will be at a close before we know it.SPAR isn't letting go of the season without any fun. It held SummerFest Saturday at the Red River District.  More>>

    Sci-Port offers special programming to remember anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita

    (Photo source: Sci-Port Science Center, Shreveport) (Photo source: Sci-Port Science Center, Shreveport)
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    Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, along with representatives of the National Weather Service, will present special programming to the public from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 related to remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Nine years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. A weather balloon will be displayed in the Center's lobby, with representatives from the National Weather Service on-hand to discuss it on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 3... More>>

    Armed TXK man hospitalized after threatening to harm himself outside home Video included

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    A man is being evaluated at a Texarkana hospital, after threatening to kill himself outside a home.It happened on Holly Ridge Street about 9:30 p.m..Friday night.Authorities responded to the home and began to create a perimeter, after seeing that the man was armed with an assault rifle.Texarkana, Texas police say the man, described only as a 45-year-old white male made contact with officers in the yard.The Texarkana, TX S.W.A.T. Team responded and a negotiator was able to talk the subject dow... More>>

    Sheriff: Baton Rouge TV host shot to death faced molestation charges

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    A Louisiana sheriff says a Baton Rouge television host who was shot to death in his home in Iberville Parish faced unresolved child molestation charges in England. More>>

    Marshall man's family wants police to investigate his death as a homicide Video included

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    Tanisha Turner says she doesn't believe her uncle Eddie Clark committed suicide. The 51-year-old East Texas man was found Sunday hanging from a bush near the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, but family members say Clark wasn't depressed and never wore a belt. More>>

    Authorities search for Montana murder suspect near Stoner Trails in Shreveport Video included

    Kevin Joseph Lino, 27 / FBI photo Kevin Joseph Lino, 27 / FBI photo
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    A man wanted for murder in Montana may be in Shreveport right now. More>>

    GEAUX BAGS: When foster children need to a safe place to go. Video included

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    GEAUX BAGS! A labor of love of K.C. Kilpatrick Stone and members of NWLA Foster Adoptive Parent Association to help families who receive children in state custody from DCFS Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services in the "first 24 hours" when they arrived at the foster parents home from abuse neglect More>>

    DHH: 9 new cases of West Nile virus including one in Caddo

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    Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61. More>>

    Detectives arrest Shreveport man accused of molesting juvenile

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    Shreveport Police detectives have arrested a local man who they believe molested a 14 year old girl over a two year period.\ More>>

    Magnolia press conference reveals third shooting victim, charges expected to be upgraded against two arrested Video included

    Timothy Johnson (source: CCSO) Timothy Johnson (source: CCSO)
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    Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe along with Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell are scheduled to hold a press conference Friday around 1:30 p.m. More>>

    Group plans rally for overnight camping at Albert Pike Video included

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    A rally is planned for Saturday in support of reopening the Albert Pike campground for overnight use. More>>

    Growing concerns for pesticides in produce Video included

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    Getting locally grown food right from the source is a growing trend. More>>

    SCAM ALERT: East Texas woman falls prey to IRS scam

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    Tyler Police are warning area residents about a scam that claimed a local woman as its victim. More>>

    Driver unharmed in early morning roll over Video included

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    A car rolls over early this morning and it's driver walks away ok.
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    Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

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    Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.
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    Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

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    A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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    California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

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    State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
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    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

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    Military officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed that the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed.
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    Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed Video included

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    An autopsy report on an Oklahoma inmate who died following a troubled execution concludes he succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered.
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    Shreveport city employees not happy with budget meeting Video included

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    Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover started a conversation about next year's budget and possible pay raises Thursday night. More>>

    UPDATE: Judge allows SPD to transfer detective to patrol Video included

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    Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw took the stand Thursday to answer allegations of corruption and retaliation made by SPD Detective Rod Demery. More>>

    Shreveport students register to vote Video included

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    The November election isn't going ignored by one group of Centenary College students.The Kappa Sigma Fraternity held "Geaux Vote" to register their fellow students in time for the fall election.  More>>

    School Resource Officer tip leads to drug bust in Mansfield Video included

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    A school resource with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office contacted detectives working with the Narcotics Division in reference to smelling what he believed to be a marijuana odor coming form the backpacks of two juveniles who lived at a residence in the 5000 block of Highway 191 in Mansfield.  More>>

    Murdered Minden teen's family speaks out Video included

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    Minden, La - Another suspect, believed to be the triggerman in the shooting death of a Minden teen whose body was discovered Wednesday, has been arrested.Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton tells KTBS 3 that Murphy Lee Robertson, 18, of Minden was arrested early Thursday morning and has been fingered as the shooter in death of Omar Lott, 18, of Minden.. More>>

    CCCUA gets its professor back Video included

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    Cossatot Community College professor Molly Sirigiri, 33, was denied re-entry into the states on her return from a church mission trip to help out with an ophanage in Guatemala. More>>

    Boil advisory lifted for part of Broadmoor area in Shreveport

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    The all clear has been given. Water samples collected and analyzed from the 400 block of Ockley, including Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School, are free of any coliform bacteriological contamination. More>>

    Caddo Judge accepts plea deal for two former Shreveport firefighters Video included

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    Two former Shreveport firefighters plead guilty Thursday for their involvement in the "Fire Station 8 Scandal." More>>

    Brain-eating amoeba found in south Louisiana parish water supply Video included

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    Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. More>>

    Station 8 attorney discusses plea bargains ahead of Thursday court appearance Video included

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    Prosecutors originally scheduled former Station 8 firefighters for trial Thursday but now expect a series of plea deals. More>>

    Early morning shooting kills Shreveport man Video included

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    Shreveport Police are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a local man after a dispute in west Shreveport early this morning. More>>

    Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

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    An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
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    No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

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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.
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    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

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    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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    Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish Video included

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    It's Bossier Parish's smallest library branch. Originally just a bookmobile, this 12 x 30 foot temporary metal building has been the Koran community's only branch since 1977. More>>

    Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor Video included

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    Keeping up with growth in Bossier Parish has been a long and winding road. After many twists and turns, officials are now on the straight-away for a major artery through the parish. More>>

    Natchitoches student remembered by hundreds at vigil Video included

    Hundreds gather in Natchitoches to remember Johnquaries Smith, 18. Hundreds gather in Natchitoches to remember Johnquaries Smith, 18.
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    Hundreds turned out Wednesday evening for a vigil at Town South Park in Natchitoches to remember Johnquaries Smith, 18. More>>

    Homicide investigation underway in Webster Parish

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    Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton has confirmed with KTBS 3 News that they are working what appears to be a homicide in the Minden area. More>>

    Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen Video included

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    18-year-old Johnquaries Smith was a high school senior at Natchitoches Central High school.He died Tuesday after he was punched by another student on campus. More>>

    NAACP to hold legal clinic, highlights sidewalk law Video included

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    If you walk in the streets here in Shreveport, you may be breaking the law. Police can stop you and even arrest you for the act. Such an obscure law is one reason why the NAACP will hold a free legal clinic soon. More>>

    Shreveport woman fights off attempted kidnapper, suspect at large

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    Shreveport Police detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a woman outside her west Shreveport home. More>>

    Low turnout expected for Louisiana's November primary election Video included

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    With Election Day a little more than two months away, here's one prediction—low voter turnout in Louisiana. More>>

    Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in six Arkansas counties

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    The Arkansas Plant Board is to decide whether 25 counties will be subject to a firewood quarantine to try to control the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.The board is to decide by September 11th. More>>

    Teen held in death of Natchitoches student to be tried as an adult Video included

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    The suspect held in connection with the death of a Natchitoches Central High School student earlier this week will be tried as an adult.  More>>

    Flaming 18-wheeler backs up traffic on I-20 East

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    One injured after rollover wreck in Shreveport Video included

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    A wreck on East Washington Street at the Youree Drive intersection slowed traffic Wednesday morning. More>>

    Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US Video included

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    American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.
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    Crabapple Wreck Video included

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    It took Shreveport Fire crews hours to remove a man trapped in his vehicle after an early morning wreck.
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    Interstate 10 through New Orleans open

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    New Orleans police have reopened eastbound Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans after a tank truck hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel overturned, exploded and burned in the median.
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    Jindal suing feds over Common Core Video included

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    Louisiana's Republican governor is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
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    Shreveport mayoral candidates face off for first time Video included

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    And they're off! Candidates for Shreveport Mayor opened the race in the first public form.They faced off before a large crowd that filled Southwood High School's auditorium. They touted their qualifications and hit on economic themes in opening responses. More>>

    Louisiana Public Defender Board pulled funds for local death penalty cases after unsuccessful trials Video included

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    The Louisiana Public Defender Board says it doesn't have the money to pay for expert witnesses ahead of Kenneth Willis' October 13 trial, so defense attorneys want proceedings pushed back until they can find the funds. More>>

    Firefighter's son charged with prostitution in Station 8 investigation Video included

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    Investigators say Stuart Duke, a firefighter's son, was present- and chipped in money- to hire a prostitute for a mentally disabled man June 14 last year. More>>

    Caddo ADA: Third Station 8 firefighter to plead guilty Thursday

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    The Caddo District Attorney's Office says a third Station 8 firefighter, Billy Glass, will plead guilty Thursday, the day originally slated for prostitution trials. Former SFD employees Clint Richardson and Jason Vaughan have also struck plea bargains with the DA's office. More>>

    Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law Video included

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    Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton's law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them. At the end of last school year KTBS spot checked 4 local schools. 1 in Bossier and 3 in Caddo, most were not in compliance with the law.  More>>

    Workers fired after Whataburger confrontation goes viral Video included

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    Whataburger has made fast work of some of its workers, saying it's fired those involved in an angry and disturbing confrontation at its restaurant in southeast Shreveport early Saturday.That confrontation was caught on a customer's cell phone video. More>>

    Late week weather pattern change

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     A late week weather pattern change may bring us some rain and slightly cooler conditions.

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    Texas students head back to school for first day

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    Students across the state of Texas headed back to school Monday.Students enrolled in the Waskom Independent School district kicked off the first day bright and early.New teachers that headed back to school in the district had extensive training to get the started off on the right foot.18 new teachers began their first day just as excited as the students.Superintendent, Jimmy Cox, began early, arriving at the schools to check in with principals and teachers before welcoming the students and th... More>>

    Two Station 8 firefighters to plead guilty, testify against former coworkers Video included

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    Clint Richardson and Jason Vaughan will plead guilty to prostitution charges, trading testimony for dropped felony charges, the promise of no jail time, and the possibility of expungement. ADA Dale Cox calls them "the least culpable" of the defendants. More>>

    Commissioner proposes bond issue for new water plant Video included

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    Well more than $400 thousand have been spent by Caddo and Bossier Parishes for a regional water study. This looks into the possibility of a Northwest Louisiana Utility District, imagine a multi-parish network of pipes supplying the area with water.  More>>

    Inefficiencies found in Caddo Parish School District Audit

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    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>>

    Fighting fires in the heat, how Shreveport firefighters stay safe Video included

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    Temperatures have stayed in the high 90s and into the 100s all week it seems. That can make life a sweaty mess, but for firefighters, the heat poses as much danger as a blaze. More>>

    Shreveport pair arrested for major retail theft Video included

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    The pair allegedly gathered over $1,300.00 worth of merchandise before leaving the business without paying. Investigators interviewed both suspects on the scene. More>>

    Guitar festival helps kids get prepared for a musical career

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    Day two of the James Burton International Guitar Festival is nearly over. The festival is the James Burton Foundation's main fundraiser. Janie Landry, the foundation's volunteer chairperson, says sponsors and ticket sales generate the thousands of dollars that help provide guitars for kids and introduce them to the music industry.  More>>

    Living on the taxpayer's dime: 3 Investigates state official perks Video included

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    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>>

    Documents obtained by KTBS indicate compliance issues not a problem until University Health takeover of LSU Video included

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    The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured."  More>>

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    • Youth vote could make a difference in LA midterm election - but will it?

      Youth vote could make a difference in LA midterm election - but will it?

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:16 GMT
      Politicos across the country have their eyes on the state of Louisiana's upcoming midterm election. Whether or not Congresswoman Mary Landrieu will hold onto her democratic seat in the senate - and possibly decide the balance of the Senate - is a big question. 
      Politicos across the country have their eyes on the state of Louisiana's upcoming midterm election. Whether or not Congresswoman Mary Landrieu will hold onto her democratic seat in the senate - and possibly decide the balance of the Senate - is a big question. 
    • Where Is Downtown Bossier?

      Where Is Downtown Bossier?

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:00:18 GMT
      Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta...
      Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta...
    • Election 2014: Local political dynasties, Bowman bros. follow mother

      Election 2014: Local political dynasties, Bowman bros. follow mother

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      The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office. 
      The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office. 
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    • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

      Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
      The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
      The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
    • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

      Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
      Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...
      Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...
    • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

      Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:41:52 GMT
      Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
      Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.
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