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    Beating "Back to School" stress in students

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    Saying goodbye to summer is hard for most of us. But if you're a kid coming back from summer break looking towards the school year, the next couple of weeks could be tough.  More>>

    Angie's List-- Tree Removal

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    Trees can add beauty and value to our homes even reduce heating and cooling costs if they’re properly placed. But do you have a tree in your yard that is in danger of toppling? More>>

    TISD discusses facility needs for increased enrollment

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    Texarkana, Texas ISD is looking to expand their facilities to make room for increased enrollment. More>>

    Advisory Committee formed to help improve animal shelter in Texarkana

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    The city of Texarkana, Arkansas has formed a new citizens advisory committee to help make the animal shelter a better place. More>>

    East Texas woman killed in house fire

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    One person is killed and another injured in a house fire in Texarkana, Texas. More>>

    Lawsuit filed by Finish 3132 dismissed in federal court

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    The second federal law suit filed by the Finish 3132 Coalition and Willis-Knighton Medical Center was dismissed Wednesday. More>>

    Louisiana asked to return $7.1 million to Federal government for Medicaid payment requests

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    According to the Office of the Inspector General, Louisiana was overpaid by over $7 million in Medicaid funds—and now the Federal government wants that money back.   More>>

    Mark Sweeney accepts Shreveport/ Caddo MPC director job

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    The Shreveport/ Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission has a new director, but it is not their first choice. More>>

    Large item waste collection in Shreveport running several weeks out for appointment

    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    "Normally, it gets picked up on Monday, this week it was Tuesday. But clearly there is so much trash still left on our street." More>>

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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    Firefighter trials set for December

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    There's a new development today in the Shreveport Fire Station 8 scandal. The felony cruelty to the infirm trials have been set for December 8. More>>

    Two suspects face charges following early morning vehicle burglary in Shreveport

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    Two suspected burglars sit behind bars following their arrest by patrol officers Wednesday morning in east Shreveport. More>>

    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. More>>

    The finale event for the 2013/2014 UNSCENE! Arts Residency Series Video included

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    For one night only, 8 Artist teams comprised of groups of up to 5 compete for a chance at TEN GRAND in prize money by producing collaborative works in front of a LIVE audience! Experience the creative process at work, vote for your favorite teams, and on Saturday August 9 More>>

    Whataburger hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

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    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm.  More>>

    Animal abandonment investigation underway in Caddo Parish

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    Caddo Parish Animal Services is investigating a possible case of animal abandonment in the 1100 block of Prospect St. More>>

    Vitter introduces legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Obamacare, tuition tax credits

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    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced a package of bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare subsides through Obamacare and higher education tax credits. More>>

    Bossier task force seeks stolen fuel card suspect

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    The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying and locating a man suspected of using a stolen fuel card to ring up hundreds of dollars in authorized fuel purchases. More>>

    Late morning fire damages vacant home on Turner Lane

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    Shreveport fire crews had their hands full with a late morning fire. The blaze broke out around 11:05 a.m. on the 700 block of Turner Lane. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames coming from a window of the home.Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control within an hour. Authorities say the home was vacant with no utilities, however it appears someone had been staying there.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stay with KTBS 3 News on-air and online for the latest on ... More>>

    Your back-to-school health checklist

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    A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order. More>>

    In the courts this Wednesday...

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    It's been a busy morning at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. More>>

    St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

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    The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day. More>>

    Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

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    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. More>>

    Misdemeanor warrant leads to discovery of meth labs

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    Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents thought they were going to arrest a man on a misdemeanor bench warrant on Tuesday, but when they arrived at the suspect's house their attention quickly turned to several meth labs found on the premises. More>>

    Arrest warrants obtained in the Shreveport's latest homicide

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    Authorities have obtained warrants for the arrest of two men following an ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood Monday morning. More>>

    Former Station 8 firefighters back in court today Video included

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    Another court date is set in the Fire Station 8 Scandal. The embattled former Shreveport firefighters will go before a judge Wednesday at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.  More>>

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973. More>>

    Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

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    The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason. More>>

    Do your part & help "Stuff the Bus"

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    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign.Today the bus, which we plan to stuff with much needed school supplies, will be parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm. More>>

    Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

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    Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
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    1 Dead, 1 Injured in East Texas fire Video included

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    One person is dead and another is being treated for injures after a late night fire. More>>

    East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

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    East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
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    Harrison Co. officials searching for missing teen

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    Harrison County investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Erin Raquel Martinez. More>>

    Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

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    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.
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    Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

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    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
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    GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

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    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
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    School bus safety Video included

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school.

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    DARE officers adapt curriculum to include social media, active shooter discussions

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    SPD Sgt. Alan Crump says DARE's fundamentals have stayed the same, but topics change over time. More>>

    Bat tests positive for rabies in Longview

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    A bat captured in Longview has tested positive for rabies, as confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on Tuesday. More>>

    Army responds to EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden Video included

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    The Army responds to the Environmental Protection Agency about the clean up at Camp Minden. The EPA made the deadline midnight Monday, and the military branch responded in time. More>>

    Shreveport families escape major apartment fire on Buncombe Road Video included

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    Shreveport firefighters are on scene at the Olde Salem Village Apartments on Buncombe Rd. where a blaze has destroyed at least two units.  More>>

    Emmitt Smith to speak at kick off luncheon Video included

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    Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith will be the featured speaker for the fifth-annual Duck Commander Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.The kickoff luncheon is set for Wednesday, August 13, at 11:45 a.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. (318) 221-0712, toll free at (888) 414-BOWL More>>

    Sherri Talley returning to KTBS 3 News at 6pm Video included

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    KTBS is pleased to announce that Sherri Talley is returning to the KTBS 3 News desk, Monday, August 4th.“I’m so excited to be back with the team that has a sharper-than-ever focus on good, quality journalism,” said Sherri Talley. More>>

    Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder Video included

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    The Crime Stoppers of Sabine has announced the cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest and filing of criminal charges in the murder of James Paul Green whose charred remains were discovered in his burned Fisher home on July 18. More>>

    U.S. Air Force musicians to perform in Bossier City

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    (JBSA-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex.) -- Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home on Monday, August 25th. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge.The United States Air Force Band of the West is proud to present Brass in Blue. The newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West, Brass in Blue combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flex... More>>

    BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

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    Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards. More>>

    Money magazine ranks Louisiana Tech among nation's best college values

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    Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation's best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday. More>>

    Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders Video included

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    The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family. More>>

    BREAKING NEWS - Crash shuts down highway in Caddo Parish

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    Highway 79 in Greenwood is shut down after an 18 wheeler accident this morning. More>>

    Suspect faces charges in Shreveport robbery investigation

    Calvin Youngblood, 55 Calvin Youngblood, 55
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    A local man accused of robbery is jailed following his arrest by Shreveport Police Monday evening. More>>

    New book and retail businesses coming to Bossier Video included

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    A well loved bookstore has closed its doors in Bossier City. Books a Million on Airline Drive is gone but it's being replaced by another book friendly store.  More>>

    Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

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    South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.
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    Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display Video included

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    A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.
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    BESE holds special meeting on Common Core dispute

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    Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
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    Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

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    A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.
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    Early morning fire damages home in MLK Neighborhood Video included

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    The Shreveport Fire Department responded to an early morning blaze in the 2800 block of Kelsey Street. More>>

    Dog Faints With Joy When Reunited With Owner

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    A 9-year-old schnauzer so excited to be reunited with her owner after two years that she fainted with joy has become a viral star. More>>

    Walkway Damaged when Truck Hits Overpass on I-20 West Video included

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    A subcontractor doing roadwork for the D.O.T. on Interstate 20 West hit an overpass walkway just after midnight. More>>

    Bossier Master Plan: 60 years later, local officials strive to meet demands of growing parish Video included

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    Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000. More>>

    Rare tornado hits Boston suburb early today

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    An EF-2 tornado tore through the Boston suburb of Revere early today.  Find out more here. More>>

    Mother of fallen service member gets unexpected gift

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    A Texas mother received an unexpected gift of honor from a military family in more than 100 miles away in Southeast Texas. More>>

    One dead after Shreveport home invasion early Monday morning Video included

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

    Construction on Kingston Road widening project in north Bossier Parish to begin soon Video included

    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    It's yet another sign of the times. Construction on Kingston Road in north Bossier Parish will begin soon to relieve growing congestion in the area. More>>

    Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses Video included

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    This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana. More>>

    NOPD officer suspended, accused of attempting to run over man

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    A veteran New Orleans police officer has been arrested for trying to run over her husband. More>>

    Shreveport religious leaders protest "Black Jesus" sitcom Video included

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    A new TV series on Cartoon Network's night time programming, Adult Swim, has groups across America protesting before the show even debuts. Now Louisiana joins in. More>>

    Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

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    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month. More>>

    Water moccasin takes bite out Louisiana state senator

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    State Sen. Robert Adley of Benton is in a Florida resort today, but over the weekend he was in a hospital ICU beingtreated for snake bite.Adley stepped off the porch of this lake-front home in the near dark Friday night and onto the back of a water moccasin.“Multiply a wasp sting by 10 or 15 times…it’s like electricity running through you,’’ said Adley of the pain that spreads as the venom moves through the bloodstream. He should know. Earlier in the week he had been to the doctor for treatme... More>>

    Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

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    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month. More>>

    WESLA hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign Video included

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    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at WESLA Federal Credit Union on Fern Avenue in Shreveport.  More>>

    Shreveport man arrested on warrant following domestic incident

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    A local man has been arrested in connection with a domestic incident occurring earlier this month. More>>

    Shreveport- Bossier "Hope for the Homeless" reduced local homelessness by 22% Video included

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    Hope for the Homeless announced today that Shreveport-Bossier is making a big difference to wipe out homelessness.  It has housed homeless individuals as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign.  
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    Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

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    A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants. More>>

    Thieves caught on cam robbing Shreveport tattoo parlor

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    Shreveport Police need your help to locate a trio of suspects accused of robbing a local tattoo parlor last week. More>>

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Brandan Butler

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    Bossier Parish prosecutors say they'll seek the the death penalty for a man accused of killing two Bossier city women on Mother's Day. More>>

    Several arrested during Caddo, Shreveport drug investigations

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    Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of several people on drug charges following investigations in Caddo Parish and the City of Shreveport. More>>

    KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

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

    Tip leads to discovery of missing man

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

    South Bossier Redevelopment Plan public meeting set

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

    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

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

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

    No summer break for NSU art student

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

    City of Natchitoches to hold recycling meeting

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

    Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

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

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1 dead after lightning strikes 14 in Southern California

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

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

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

    Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

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

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

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

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

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    One person is seriously injured, following an early morning shooting in the Mooretown area of Shreveport. More>>

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

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    Funeral services have been set for the Webster Parish man who died in a house fire in Minden last week. More>>

    Fertilizer makers put blame for West, Tx blast on city

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

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

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

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    Blood drive helps cancer victims Video included

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

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

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

    Keithville man sentenced to 60 months for firearm warehouse theft

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

    Man killed in Shreveport car crash identified Video included

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

    Shreveport firefighter hospitalized during battle with house fire Video included

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

    UPDATE: Power restored to most SWEPCO customers

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

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

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

    One person dead in boat accident on Lake Pontchartrain Video included

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

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

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

    CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust? Video included

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

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

    Preventing mosquitoes in your yard Video included

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

    Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation Video included

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

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

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

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

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

    Campbell calls for notification system when power goes out Video included

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

    Sabine homicide victim identified

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

    Smartphone apps are helping users avoid mosquitoes Video included

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

    Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

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

    Parking Lot Picnic at Century Link Center Video included

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

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

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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

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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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

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

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    • Vitter introduces legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Obamacare, tuition tax credits

      Vitter introduces legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Obamacare, tuition tax credits

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:18:25 GMT
      U.S. Sen. David VitterU.S. Sen. David Vitter
      U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced a package of bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare subsides through Obamacare and higher education tax credits.
      U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced a package of bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare subsides through Obamacare and higher education tax credits.
    • Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

      Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

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

      Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate

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

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

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

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

      Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

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

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

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
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    • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:20 GMT
      An 8-year-old boy has died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit the child in bed early Wednesday, Detroit police said.
      Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.
    • Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

      Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:41:23 GMT
      The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
      The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...
    • Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

      Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:40:40 GMT
      Documentary pioneer Robert Drew has died in Connecticut at age 90.
      By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and...
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    • Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

      Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:33:50 GMT
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      Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
      Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
    • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

      KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

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      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
    • KTBS 3 Community Caravan Idabel, Ok

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      Thursday July 17, KTBS 3 crew with Community Caravan had lunch at Papa Poblanos. They all had a great time. Thanks Idabel, OK!


    • You're invited to tour the beautiful KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home

      You're invited to tour the beautiful KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home

      Friday, July 18 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:16:11 GMT
      The KTBS 3 St Jude Dream Home is completed, and you can see the house this weekend from 9 - 5 on Saturday, or noon until 5:00 on Sunday.
      The KTBS 3 St Jude Dream Home is completed, and you can see the house this weekend from 9 - 5 on Saturday, or noon until 5:00 on Sunday.
    • KTBS 3 MASH BASH Blood Drive

      KTBS 3 MASH BASH Blood Drive

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      The KTBS 3 MASH BASH Blood Drive continues until 8pm Wednesday night, then resumes Thursday morning. 
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      Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your dad. We hope all the dads out there have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.
    • North LA Criminal Justice Academy graduates 15

      North LA Criminal Justice Academy graduates 15

      Friday, May 23 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:03:25 GMT
      Photy by: Josh Cagle, Bossier Parish Sheriff's OfficePhoty by: Josh Cagle, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office
      Fifteen recruits from four agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 011 from North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy May 23.
      Fifteen recruits from four agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 011 from North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy May 23.
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