The mother of a Shreveport man killed in an officer-involved shooting is now suing the police officer and the city of Shreveport. In October of 2013, police responded to the Americana Drive home of 58-year old John shepherd for a medical emergency, and the night ended in tragedy. The KTBS 3 investigative team brought you a close look into that shooting a while back. The original Caddo Parish District Attorney's investigation found that Shepherd became combative with firefighters when they res... More>>
Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Dolly.
Here's the latest on Tropical Storm Dolly.More>>
Two people were transported to University Health after a head-on collision. More>>
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's marriage ceremony was the very definition of a family affair. When the longtime partners wed at their estate in France on August 23, they made sure each of their six kids had a part to play in the event. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France. More>>
A letter sent by Magnolia, Arkansas Mayor Parnell Vann has some residents upset. More>>
Downtown Shreveport will have some new businesses popping up soon. It's all part of the city of Shreveport's second Pop-Up Project. More>>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.
Police say a Monroe man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, days after a stabbing in a local home.
Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta... More>>
16-year-old Timmy Robinson will be arraigned Wednesday morning. District attorney Van Kyzar says Robinson has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Smith. More>>
Democrats Mike Ross and former Senator David Pryor made a stop in Texarkana, Arkansas on Monday. More>>
It's been referred to as "the Edmonson Amendment" and it's caused controversy around the state. An amendment added at the last minute in the Louisiana Legislature allowing two state police officers to change their past decisions about their retirement benefits More>>
A Garland, Texas man is killed in an early morning motorcycle accident on I-30 in Bowie County. More>>
A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office. More>>
The brain eating amoeba found recently found in St. John the Baptist Parish in South Louisiana has long been an issue in the state. Now, it seems the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals are stepping up their efforts with help from the Center of Disease Control to keep the parasite from your taps.In just about any body of water you see, you'll find the brain-eating amoeba lurking. More>>
Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. More>>
Gunfire erupts in a parking lot at a motel in Shreveport. It happened shortly before 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 4900 block of West Monkhouse. Police were called to the Days Inn motel where two occupants in two vehicles were firing several shots at each other. More>>
In most cases, the mere presence of law enforcement alone is enough to diffuse a situation or deter a crime, but that's not what happened with one suspect. More>>
Shreveport Police, U.S. Marshals and the FBI have arrested wanted murder suspect Kevin Joseph Lino after a nearly two-day manhunt. More>>
Two people are recovering from minor injuries following an overnight shooting at a west Shreveport home. More>>
Education and skills training beyond high school isn't even a consideration for a startling number of students. More>>
It was a normal call for the men of Engine 4 in Baytown, TX. At a house one mile away, 65 year old John McCormick collapsed while mowing his front yard. More>>
Four years after the deadly flood, Albert Pike campers gather to preserve the camp ground. On June 10, 2010 campers at Albert Pike were caught off guard by a flash flood. More>>
An Arkansas school district is telling a group of students to preach their religious message off school grounds. More>>
A 21-year-old man is dead and another is man is charged with manslaughter after an accidental shooting in Shelby County. More>>
Four cars crashed Saturday night in an incident on 70th Street near the Jimmie Davis Bridge in Shreveport. More>>
Police in Bowie County are looking for a man wanted on multiple felony warrants. Jordan Lee of New Boston, Texas, is wanted on multiple felony warrants in Arkansas. More>>
Murders in Shreveport rose slightly last year. Police says 28 people were killed in 2013, compared to around 20 in both 2011 and 2012.So far this year, 17 people have been killed by the hands of others. More>>
It's come to an end. The Shreveport Farmers Market summer season has closed. Summer fruits and vegetables have been packed up, but not before hundreds of locals could go through and pick the best for their meals. More>>
It's nearly September and summer will be at a close before we know it.SPAR isn't letting go of the season without any fun. It held SummerFest Saturday at the Red River District. More>>
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, along with representatives of the National Weather Service, will present special programming to the public from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 related to remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Nine years ago, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. A weather balloon will be displayed in the Center's lobby, with representatives from the National Weather Service on-hand to discuss it on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 3... More>>
A man is being evaluated at a Texarkana hospital, after threatening to kill himself outside a home.It happened on Holly Ridge Street about 9:30 p.m..Friday night.Authorities responded to the home and began to create a perimeter, after seeing that the man was armed with an assault rifle.Texarkana, Texas police say the man, described only as a 45-year-old white male made contact with officers in the yard.The Texarkana, TX S.W.A.T. Team responded and a negotiator was able to talk the subject dow... More>>
A Louisiana sheriff says a Baton Rouge television host who was shot to death in his home in Iberville Parish faced unresolved child molestation charges in England. More>>
Tanisha Turner says she doesn't believe her uncle Eddie Clark committed suicide. The 51-year-old East Texas man was found Sunday hanging from a bush near the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, but family members say Clark wasn't depressed and never wore a belt. More>>
A man wanted for murder in Montana may be in Shreveport right now. More>>
GEAUX BAGS! A labor of love of K.C. Kilpatrick Stone and members of NWLA Foster Adoptive Parent Association to help families who receive children in state custody from DCFS Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services in the "first 24 hours" when they arrived at the foster parents home from abuse neglect More>>
Louisiana confirms nine new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 61. More>>
Shreveport Police detectives have arrested a local man who they believe molested a 14 year old girl over a two year period.\ More>>
Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe along with Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell are scheduled to hold a press conference Friday around 1:30 p.m. More>>
A rally is planned for Saturday in support of reopening the Albert Pike campground for overnight use. More>>
Getting locally grown food right from the source is a growing trend. More>>
Tyler Police are warning area residents about a scam that claimed a local woman as its victim. More>>
A car rolls over early this morning and it's driver walks away ok.
Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.
A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Military officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed that the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed.
An autopsy report on an Oklahoma inmate who died following a troubled execution concludes he succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered.
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover started a conversation about next year's budget and possible pay raises Thursday night. More>>
Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw took the stand Thursday to answer allegations of corruption and retaliation made by SPD Detective Rod Demery. More>>
The November election isn't going ignored by one group of Centenary College students.The Kappa Sigma Fraternity held "Geaux Vote" to register their fellow students in time for the fall election. More>>
A school resource with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office contacted detectives working with the Narcotics Division in reference to smelling what he believed to be a marijuana odor coming form the backpacks of two juveniles who lived at a residence in the 5000 block of Highway 191 in Mansfield. More>>
Minden, La - Another suspect, believed to be the triggerman in the shooting death of a Minden teen whose body was discovered Wednesday, has been arrested.Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton tells KTBS 3 that Murphy Lee Robertson, 18, of Minden was arrested early Thursday morning and has been fingered as the shooter in death of Omar Lott, 18, of Minden.. More>>
Cossatot Community College professor Molly Sirigiri, 33, was denied re-entry into the states on her return from a church mission trip to help out with an ophanage in Guatemala. More>>
The all clear has been given. Water samples collected and analyzed from the 400 block of Ockley, including Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School, are free of any coliform bacteriological contamination. More>>
Two former Shreveport firefighters plead guilty Thursday for their involvement in the "Fire Station 8 Scandal." More>>
Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. More>>
Prosecutors originally scheduled former Station 8 firefighters for trial Thursday but now expect a series of plea deals. More>>
Shreveport Police are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a local man after a dispute in west Shreveport early this morning. More>>
An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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>>
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>>
Hundreds turned out Wednesday evening for a vigil at Town South Park in Natchitoches to remember Johnquaries Smith, 18. More>>
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>>
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>>
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 Police detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a woman outside her west Shreveport home. More>>
With Election Day a little more than two months away, here's one prediction—low voter turnout in Louisiana. More>>
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 suspect held in connection with the death of a Natchitoches Central High School student earlier this week will be tried as an adult. More>>
A wreck on East Washington Street at the Youree Drive intersection slowed traffic Wednesday morning. More>>
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.
It took Shreveport Fire crews hours to remove a man trapped in his vehicle after an early morning wreck.
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.
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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, 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>>
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 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
A late week weather pattern change may bring us some rain and slightly cooler conditions.
A late week weather pattern change may bring us some rain and slightly cooler conditions.More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. More>>
The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured." More>>
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>>
Sportsmen across the Ark La Tex are gearing up for another season of hunting.
Sportsmen across the Ark La Tex are gearing up for another season of hunting.
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