Prosecutors originally scheduled former Station 8 firefighters for trial Thursday but now expect a series of plea deals. More>>
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>>
We've all heard the expression there's no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free estimate? 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
An Elm Grove woman accused of prostituting out her own teenage relatives pleads guilty in Bossier Parish court. More>>
An arrest has been made in a weekend shooting in Magnolia, Arkansas that claimed the lives of two people. More>>
One man is in the hospital, this morning with serious injuries after he was thrown from his car in a crash. More>>
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>>
Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland.
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.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
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.
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>>
Shreveport Police are looking for a man who allegedly barged into an east Shreveport home Friday morning in an attempted sexual assault. More>>
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>>
The boxing match between LSU Health Sciences Center and its private partner Biomedical Research Foundation continues. More>>
UPDATE: The Columbia County Sheriff's Office held a press conference Monday regarding the double homicide investigation. More>>
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>>
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.
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>>
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 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>>
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 is looking to hire from within for positions that became vacant after Cynthia Warrick took over as president July 1. More>>
A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. More>>
Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw has placed a police officer on administrative leave Saturday evening following an allegation of possible policy violations. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
A Kilgore, Texas man was shot after police say he confronted firefighters with a gun as they battled a house fire. More>>
A Shreveport man is critically injured early Saturday morning after a visit to his girlfriend's apartment leads to gunfire. More>>
Federal prosecutors say a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport has pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money. More>>
State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya fever but none of dengue fever in Louisiana. More>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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 has confirmed 10 new cases of West Nile virus. More>>
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 nutrition program is meeting tough standards .School leaders met Friday with officials from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. More>>
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>>
A Caddo parish school board member has withdrawn his name from the race and decided not to seek re-election. More>>
SWEPCO is expecting about 1,200 customers to be without power Friday evening after a car hit a pole. More>>
Just in time for the school year, two new parks are opening in Texarkana, Texas. More>>
Three people are recovering after an accident in the Highland neighborhood. More>>
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>>
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 person was arrested after a brief standoff in Texarkana, Texas.It happened in the 300 block of Blanton Street on Thursday. More>>
A Shreveport Police Officer who was placed on administrative leave after an officer involved shooting in Natchitoches Parish, has returned to full duty. More>>
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
The quality of care for dogs in a city pound is at the center of controversy in Magnolia, Arkansas. More>>
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>>
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.
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 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
An attempt at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has left several firefighters injured in Kentucky. More>>
Arkansas voters will soon be deciding who will be responsible for the state's finances. More>>
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>>
More than a dozen people were arrested following a prostitution sting conducted by the Shreveport Police Department's Vice Unit. More>>
Our latest KTBS 3 NewsHealthy Green Into the Outdoorsweb forum shines the spotlight on healthy options in schools. More>>
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>>
The public is invited to register to vote at the event. More>>
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 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>>
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.
The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180millionfor the next drawing in the multistate lottery game.
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.
Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.
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>>
The earth heated up last month. NOAA says July was record setting.
The earth heated up last month. NOAA says July was record setting.More>>
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.
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>>
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 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>>
A tree blown down from an evening gust front is still blocking the east bound lanes of Bert Kouns on the southwest side of Shreveport.
A tree blown down from an evening gust front is still blocking the east bound lanes of Bert Kouns on the southwest side of Shreveport.More>>
Storms over Toledo Bend sent a gust front north that did some wind damage around the Shreveport / Bossier City area.
Storms over Toledo Bend sent a gust front north that did some wind damage around the Shreveport / Bossier City area.More>>
The Saints got a welcome sight at practice Tuesday as the team's most heralded free agent signing was on the field, in pads. More>>
The ever-growing scandal stemming from allegations of prostitution and abuse at Shreveport Fire Station 8 may have reached across to Shreveport Police Department, a year after a string of arrests first tarnished the fire department's reputation. More>>
The eyes of the nation will be on Louisiana this November as the Senate race for the seat currently held by Mary Landrieu will be up for grabs. The outcome could determine who will control the United States Senate... Democrats or Republicans. With the stakes so high for both parties, millions of dollars have been flooding the state of Louisiana from outside, mostly from organizations called "Super PAC's". More>>
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington announced Tuesday that he will open the Bossier Sheriff's Office rifle range for three weekends starting Sept. 26 for use by the public to sight in their rifles. More>>
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>>
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, 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>>
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>>
It's back to school for students in Texarkana, Ar. Today they headed back to class for the 2014-2015 school year. More>>
A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds. 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>>
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