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    Marie weakens in the Pacific

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     Marie continues to diminish in intensity.  Here's the latest.

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    Station 8 attorney discusses plea bargains ahead of Thursday court appearance

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

    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

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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>>

    The latest on Cristobal

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     Here's the latest on Cristobal.

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    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>>

    Angie's List- The cost of a free estimate Video included

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    We've all heard the expression there's no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free estimate?  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>>

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast Video included

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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    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>>

    The Military’s Search for 1 little boy ends in Shreveport: "Hope you make it." ---- Gavin Video included

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     Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much. 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

    (source: KTBS 3 News Erin Buchanan) (source: KTBS 3 News Erin Buchanan)
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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>>

    Heated discussion about burning landfill in Shreveport Video included

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    With the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Peggy Hatch front and center, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover put DEQ on notice for how it is handling the whole Harrelson Landfill closure. 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>>

    Shreveport teen tweets his way to the top with gig at the Emmys Video included

    Aaron Carpenter, 15, of Shreveport being interviewed on Entertainment Tonight. Aaron Carpenter, 15, of Shreveport being interviewed on Entertainment Tonight.
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    Getting a hashtag to trend is no easy task. Just ask 15-year-old Shreveporter Aaron Carpenter. But he helped pull it off last night during the Emmys. More>>

    Tensions high, trash talk ensues at Shreveport City Council meeting Video included

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    Tensions between members of the Shreveport City Council reached a boiling point when Councilwoman Rose Wilson-McCulloch (District A) stormed out of Tuesday's regular meeting at Government Plaza. More>>

    Report: No proof that delays in care caused any deaths at VA hospital in Phoenix Video included

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    Despite finding instances of poor care, the Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix.The VA's Office of Inspector General has been investigating the delays for months.  More>>

    Natchitoches student injured in fight, dies in hospital Video included

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    Johnquaries Smith, the 18-year-old beaten at Natchitoches Central High School Monday, died as result of his injuries Tuesday, according to Brad Walker with the Natchitoches Police Department. More>>

    Voluntary boil advisory issued for parts of Shreveport

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    As a precaution, the Shreveport Water System is issuing a voluntary boil advisory for the Martin Luther King (MLK) Area including Northside Elementary, Green Oaks High, Pine Grove Elementary and Southern University Shreveport. More>>

    LSU Health student creates 3D medical implants Video included

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    An LSU Health Shreveport medical student, working with a team of researchers at Tech, has developed an innovative method to make custom medical implants to deliver chemotherapy and antibiotics.  More>>

    Latest guidelines for well woman exams Video included

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    For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection. More>>

    Elm Grove woman originally charged with inciting prostitution pleads guilty to a different charge

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    An Elm Grove woman accused of prostituting out her own teenage relatives pleads guilty in Bossier Parish court. More>>

    Arrest made in Magnolia double homicide Video included

    Byron Dunn (source: CCSO website) Byron Dunn (source: CCSO website)
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    An arrest has been made in a weekend shooting in Magnolia, Arkansas that claimed the lives of two people. More>>

    Man thrown from vehicle in wreck on Youree Video included

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    One man is in the hospital, this morning with serious injuries after he was thrown from his car in a crash.  More>>

    Shreveport mayoral candidates face off in first forum Video included

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    The 2014 election is right around the corner and seven people are battling to be the next mayor of Shreveport. They will be facing voters today in the first of many mayoral forums. More>>

    Report: 4 dead in Ohio plane crash Video included

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    Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland.
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    Some roadway lanes to be closed during holiday

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    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is advising that lanes on some interstates and highways will be closed during the coming Labor Day holiday weekend.
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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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    Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

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    President Barack Obama will be addressing the American Legion National Convention three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, in an appearance that is also fraught with midterm politics.
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    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

    Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan
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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>>

    SPD seek suspect in alleged attempted sexual assault in Springlake area

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    Shreveport Police are looking for a man who allegedly barged into an east Shreveport home Friday morning in an attempted sexual assault. More>>

    I-20 east bound re-open after single vehicle accident

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    UPDATE: I-20 east bound lanes near Common Street are back open after a single vehicle wreck caused them to be shut down earlier Monday afternoon. More>>

    Nearly a year after merger, LSU and Biomed still have yet to complete agreement, blame each other Video included

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    The boxing match between LSU Health Sciences Center and its private partner Biomedical Research Foundation continues.  More>>

    Press conference reveals no arrest made in Magnolia double homicide Video included

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    UPDATE: The Columbia County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Monday regarding the double homicide investigation. More>>

    Charter schools in Northwest Louisiana Video included

    Charter schools have long been an issue of debate.There are those who want more support for public schools and those who support having other educational options for kids.While there are arguments for each side, they both have a common goal of educating our students.The future is bright for the charter school market in Northwest Louisiana."The idea behind a charter school is that parents should have the opportunity to make decisions for their children on their education and as the current sys... More>>

    10 Things to Know for Monday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
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    Michael Brown's family prepares to lay him to rest

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    After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.
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    Milton McFerrin put to the test stateside to help win World War II Video included

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    Milton McFerrin wanted to go overseas and fight in World War II. It didn't matter if it was Europe or the Pacific. But it didn't happen. He was stateside in the Army Air Corp. But his work did help our men win on the battlefields. 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>>

    SFD battle blaze at Kingston Village Apartments Video included

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    The Shreveport Fire Department responded to the Kingston Village Apartments at 2:38 PM at 9045 Kingston Road this afternoon for a reported fire. Fire crews arrived within five minutes and found smoke coming from the roof and doorway of an upstairs apartment. They confirmed the occupants were not home and entered the apartment to attack the fire. Other arriving companies began evacuating the remaining apartments in the building and assisting with fire extinguishment. The fire was brought under... 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>>

    Grambling State University reshuffles from within

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    Grambling State University is looking to hire from within for positions that became vacant after Cynthia Warrick took over as president July 1. More>>

    6.0 magnitude earthquake hits northern California

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    A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. More>>

    Shreveport Police officer placed on administrative leave

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    Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw has placed a police officer on administrative leave Saturday evening following an allegation of possible policy violations. More>>

    Homeowners lose dogs in house fire

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    Shreveport firefighters worked to save a home on the 8000 block of Jackson Square Place. The fire broke out right before 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze in about 15 minutes. Fire officials say the flames started on the porch at the back of the home and spread to the attic. No one was home at the time, sadly however the homeowners lost their two dogs in the blaze. The cause of the fire is being investigated. 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>>

    Obama orders review of military equipment sales to police

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    President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday. More>>

    Police: Kilgore man attacks firefighters

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    A Kilgore, Texas man was shot after police say he confronted firefighters with a gun as they battled a house fire. More>>

    Shreveport man arrested for shooting

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    A Shreveport man is critically injured early Saturday morning after a visit to his girlfriend's apartment leads to gunfire. More>>

    Shreveport postal worker admits to stealing DVDs, cash

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    Federal prosecutors say a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport has pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money. More>>

    State: 2 new chikungunya cases, no dengue in Louisiana

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    State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya fever but none of dengue fever in Louisiana. More>>

    A Micro-Brewery Is Coming To A Bossier Fire Station Video included

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    In 1963 Bossier City Fire Fighters tried to save the lives of two sewage workers. It was a sad day because the workers died along with 2 veteran fire fighters, Larry Baldwin and Royce Glen Vogel. Today a huge maple tree stands as a memorial to those fire fighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The tree sits in front of one of the oldest fire station built in bossier city on Barksdale Blvd. back in the early 1950's. The station has been abandoned for quite some time now but ther... More>>

    2014 James Burton Inter. Guitar Festival: Event highlights the arts impact on development Video included

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    The James Burton International Guitar Festival kicked off Friday night. A celebration was held downtown to celebrate Burton's 75th birthday. Several other events are scheduled for the weekend, and they're expected to have an impact on the city.  More>>

    Win a new car! Goodwill Industries Announces Car Raffle Video included

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    One lucky winner will be the owner of a brand-new car following Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana's car raffle on December 6, 2014.
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    Shreveport Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Job Corp Video included

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    Today Job Corp celebrated an important milestone 50 years it 's here in our community. Let's hear from an alumni that states how Job Cob worked for her and what all it means to our community. More>>

    Louisiana health officials confirm 10 new West Nile virus cases

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    Louisiana has confirmed 10 new cases of West Nile virus. More>>

    Seven candidates qualify for Shreveport mayor Video included

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    The November ballots are set. Qualifying for hundreds of Louisiana elections ended 4:30pm Friday. The Shreveport mayor's race is a full one with seven candidates running.  More>>

    Caddo's school nutrition program meet standards Video included

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    Caddo's nutrition program is meeting tough standards .School leaders met Friday with officials from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. More>>

    Shreveport and Bossier low water sales leave city coffers dry Video included

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    A relatively mild summer with well timed rainfalls has been a welcome break from the usual heat waves of July and August -- but for those who make money off hot weather, the summer trend can make them sweat. More>>

    Caddo Parish school board member withdraws from race Video included

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    A Caddo parish school board member has withdrawn his name from the race and decided not to seek re-election. More>>

    Power outages expected in Bossier after car hits power pole

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    SWEPCO is expecting about 1,200 customers to be without power Friday evening after a car hit a pole. More>>

    New parks open in Texarkana, Texas Video included

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    Just in time for the school year, two new parks are opening in Texarkana, Texas. More>>

    Shreveport emergency crews working two car accident in Highland Video included

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    Three people are recovering after an accident in the Highland neighborhood.  More>>

    ASU student impaled by golf club at fraternity house

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    An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club. More>>

    Hope you make it! ---Gavin: Shreveport Boy Inspires Troops Video included

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    The Military's search for one little boy ends in Shreveport.  Serious men with a serious mission, and a seriously great sense of humor. Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much.  We bring you that special meeting.   More>>

    One arrested after standoff in Texarkana

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    One person was arrested after a brief standoff in Texarkana, Texas.It happened in the 300 block of Blanton Street on Thursday.  More>>

    SPD officer cleared in Natchitoches shooting

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    A Shreveport Police Officer who was placed on administrative leave after an officer involved shooting in Natchitoches Parish, has returned to full duty. More>>

    A Shreveport man is jailed in connection with Carnal knowledge of a juvenile Video included

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    Back on April 11, 2014, Shreveport Police detectives launched an investigation into allegations, a 21 year old man was reportedly involved in a sexual relationship with a 15 year old female.
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    6900 haven't sent papers needed for insurance

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    Federal officials say about 6,900 Louisiana residents could lose insurance under the Affordable Care Act unless they send copies of citizenship or immigration papers to prove they're eligible.
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    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash Video included

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur.
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    Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

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    An Associated Press reporter has seen the first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossing into eastern Ukraine after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.
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    Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

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    A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
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    City of Magnolia addresses overcrowded dog pound Video included

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    The quality of care for dogs in a city pound is at the center of controversy in Magnolia, Arkansas. More>>

    Constables and JPs call for commissioner to apologize or resign Video included

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    Caddo Parish Constables and Justices of the Peace didn't take lightly Commissioner Ken Epperson's comments in a story that aired Sunday on KTBS. Epperson suggested the commission would consider dissolving their jobs as enforcers of parish ordinances.  More>>

    Toe Shoe controversy Video included

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     As you know, fads come and go.  If you are a runner, you might have seen these shoes a time or two...even on my feet (Joe Haynes).  Now a law suit has been settled that alleged the manufacturer made unjustified claims about the shoe's benefits...I'll give you the details in my ArkLaTex In-Depth report.
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    Are ISIS fanatics creeping into the U.S. through the southern border?

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    Texas Governor Rick Perry says there's a very real possibility that Islamic extremists have crept into the U.S. through its southern border. More>>

    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager Video included

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    LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. More>>

    Thousands of dollars collected in Caddo Parish qualifying fees Video included

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    Candidates in Louisiana make it official by qualifying this week, and part of that means paying a fee. For some races, that could cost close to a $1,000. More>>

    Two arrested following prostitution investigation at Bossier City massage parlor

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    An investigation by the Bossier City Police Department's Vice Unit into illegal sexual activity at a local massage parlor has resulted in the arrests of two people. More>>

    Judge allows SPD detective's transfer, union head supports future restraining orders Video included

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    A Caddo judge ruled Thursday morning Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw can move ahead with plans to transfer veteran detective Rod Demery to evening patrol when he reports to work Monday. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge goes awry, firefighters injured

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    An attempt at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has left several firefighters injured in Kentucky. More>>

    Candidate for Arkansas Treasurer stops in Texarkana Video included

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    Arkansas voters will soon be deciding who will be responsible for the state's finances. More>>

    Two U.S. ebola survivors leave Atlanta hospital

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    Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release. More>>

    SPD Vice operation nets more than a dozen arrests

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    More than a dozen people were arrested following a prostitution sting conducted by the Shreveport Police Department's Vice Unit. More>>

    Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors: An online discussion about what's on the menu at school Video included

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    Our latest KTBS 3 NewsHealthy Green Into the Outdoorsweb forum shines the spotlight on healthy options in schools.  More>>

    Bossier sheriff gets "arrested" for a good cause

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    Sgt. Johnnie Estess with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office “arrested” Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington this morning as part of the 2014 Bossier City Lock-Up to support Muscular Dystrophy Association. More>>

    Two activist groups host voter registration drive in Shreveport

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    The public is invited to register to vote at the event. More>>

    Former East Texas officer possible suspect in Jacksonville murder

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    Authorities say they are treating the death of a Jacksonville woman whose remains were found earlier this year as a murder investigation. They also say they aren't ruling out a former police officer as a suspect.The skeletal remains of 26-year-old Shunte Coleman were found in a wooded area of San Augustine County back in March, nearly eight years after her disappearance. The body of Terri Reyes was found in that same area in 2007,one month after her own disappearance. Both women were schedule... More>>

    Shreveport detective, union head allege SPD-led smear campaign Video included

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    Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw will head to court Thursday to face Det. Rod Demery, days after the 15-year veteran filed a lawsuit against his boss. More>>

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

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    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
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    Mega Millions jackpot reaches $180 million Video included

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    The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180millionfor the next drawing in the multistate lottery game.
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    Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case

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    A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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    Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

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    Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.
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    Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

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    A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit. More>>

    Earth registers 4th highest average temperature ever in July

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    The earth heated up last month.  NOAA says July was record setting. 

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    Male model alleges harassment by Philadelphia Center head, auction guests Video included

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    A shocking lawsuit against Shreveport's Philadelphia Center and its executive director -- accusations of male-on-male sexual harassment.A male model says he was assaulted by Brett Malone and guests at the center's annual auction to fight AIDS.
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    Sheriff Prator speaks about police militarization, says military grade weapons are needed Video included

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    Automatic guns, armored vehicles and men in camo. Those are what you'll see in the police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Local law enforcement around the country, even here in Northwest Louisiana, have such military grade equipment.  More>>

    Tyler, Williams file for Shreveport mayor race

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    Caddo Parish qualifying has so far offered no surprises on this first day for candidates to file for the Nov. 4 election.State Rep. Patrick Williams, a Democrat, the first to announce his intentions last fall, filed to run for Shreveport mayor. The winner will replace term-limited Cedric Glover. Williams holds the same legislative seat once held by Glover.Also, Wednesday morning Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton filed to run for state Supreme Court and so far faces no opposition. Caddo Dist... More>>

    Caddo constable defends position after commissioner's criticism Video included

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    Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson recently told KTBS 3 News he's concerned area constables are not keeping up with property standards, but Constable Eric Hatfield denies the charge. More>>

    Storm Team 3 Forecast Video included

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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     Storms over Toledo Bend sent a gust front north that did some wind damage around the Shreveport / Bossier City area.

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    BPSO: Sheriff Whittington to open rifle range to public

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    Birth behind bars Video included

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    When Shenikia Hall appears in Caddo court next week, the pregnant woman will ask the judge to lower her bond so she doesn't have to have her child while in Caddo Correctional Center custody. More>>

    Local DJ among those charged in Bossier casino fight

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    Terrance Stewart aka DJ Bay Bay, was arrested and charged for his alleged role in a casino fight at a Bossier City casino. More>>

    Lillian Priest won't seek re-election to Caddo Parish School Board

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    Lillian Priest, one of the Caddo Parish School Board's most active and vocal members for the past 10 years announced Monday that she will not be a candidate for re-election in this fall's elections for the school board. More>>

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    Texarkana students return to school

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    It's back to school for students in Texarkana, Ar. Today they headed back to class for the 2014-2015 school year. More>>

    Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator

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    A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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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.
    • Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

      Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

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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. 
      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. 
    • Latest guidelines for well woman exams

      Latest guidelines for well woman exams

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      For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection.
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    • Jury to get Texas road-rage murder case

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      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:21:34 GMT
      A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.
      A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.
    • Police: Houston father charged in son's death

      Police: Houston father charged in son's death

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:20:18 GMT
      Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son.
      Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son.
    • Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

      Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:33:48 GMT
      Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television.
      Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack her Republican opponent on television.
    • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

    • More BACK TO SCHOOL Pictures 2014

      More BACK TO SCHOOL Pictures 2014

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      2014 Back to School cuties ! Still time to send them to in to #KTBSBTS and UShare@ktbs.com
    • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

      ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

      Friday, August 22 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:24:12 GMT
      There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
      There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
    • SPD Vice operation nets more than a dozen arrests

      SPD Vice operation nets more than a dozen arrests

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:01:06 GMT
      More than a dozen people were arrested following a prostitution sting conducted by the Shreveport Police Department's Vice Unit.
      More than a dozen people were arrested following a prostitution sting conducted by the Shreveport Police Department's Vice Unit.
    • Assignment EducationMore>>

    • Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

      Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library taking shape in South Bossier Parish

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:27:55 GMT
      Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library (Photo source: Prevot Design Services)
      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.
      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.
    • Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

      Family mourns loss of Natchitoches teen

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:53:10 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Jindal suing feds over Common Core

      Jindal suing feds over Common Core

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:51:42 GMT
      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.
      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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