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    Cristobal becoming extra tropical

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     Cristobal is becoming extra tropical as it races through the north Atlantic.

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    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast Video included

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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    Shreveport city employees not happy with budget meeting Video included

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

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

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

    Shreveport students register to vote Video included

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

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

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

    Murdered Minden teen's family speaks out Video included

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

    CCCUA gets its professor back Video included

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

    Boil advisory lifted for part of Broadmoor area in Shreveport

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

    Marie continues to weaken

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     Once powerful Hurricane Marie is now just barely a tropical storm.  The forecast is for continued weakening in the eastern Pacific.

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

    Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan
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    Two former Shreveport firefighters plead guilty Thursday for their involvement in the "Fire Station 8 Scandal." More>>

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

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

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

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

    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>>

    Early morning shooting kills Shreveport man Video included

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

    Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

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

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    The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night.
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    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

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

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

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

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

    Natchitoches student remembered by hundreds at vigil Video included

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

    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>>

    Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in six Arkansas counties

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

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

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

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

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    One injured after rollover wreck in Shreveport Video included

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

    Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    Downed tree continues to block east bound Bert Kouns

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     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.

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    Wind damage in Shreveport / Bossier City

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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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    Byrd sanctuary; back at practice in pads Video included

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    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>>

    Shreveport detective files suit, alleges Chief Shaw didn't follow up on Station 8 allegations Video included

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    BPSO: Sheriff Whittington to open rifle range to public

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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>>

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    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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    • Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:14:22 GMT
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
    • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:12:54 GMT
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
    • Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

      Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:59:13 GMT
      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.
      An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
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    • Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor

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

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:25:45 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      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.
      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

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:30:10 GMT
      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

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:42:02 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • East Texas NewsMore>>

    • Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

      Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:46:02 GMT
       Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.
       Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

    • Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:14:22 GMT
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
    • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:12:54 GMT
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
    • Texarkana NewsMore>>

    • Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

      Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:46:26 GMT
       A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001
       A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001

    • Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

      Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:46:02 GMT
       Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.
       Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

    • CCCUA gets its professor back

      CCCUA gets its professor back

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:21:26 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • 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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    • Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill

      Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:04:03 GMT
       A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and arrested at a Phoenix airport this week says she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.
       A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and arrested at a Phoenix airport this week says she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.

    • Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset

      Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:53:22 GMT
       Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.
       Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.

    • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

      Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:50:24 GMT
       It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies
       It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies

    • Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

      Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:46:26 GMT
       A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001
       A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001

    • Shreveport city employees not happy with budget meeting

      Shreveport city employees not happy with budget meeting

      Thursday, August 28 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:17:32 GMT
      Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover started a conversation about next year's budget and possible pay raises Thursday night.
      Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover started a conversation about next year's budget and possible pay raises Thursday night.
    • UPDATE: Judge allows SPD to transfer detective to patrol

      UPDATE: Judge allows SPD to transfer detective to patrol

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:57:23 GMT
      Chief Willie Shaw (source: SPD website)Chief Willie Shaw (source: SPD website)
      Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw took the stand Thursday to answer allegations of corruption and retaliation made by SPD Detective Rod Demery.
      Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw took the stand Thursday to answer allegations of corruption and retaliation made by SPD Detective Rod Demery.
    • School Resource Officer tip leads to drug bust in Mansfield

      School Resource Officer tip leads to drug bust in Mansfield

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:42:58 GMT
      (source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)(source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office)
      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. 
      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. 
    • Murdered Minden teen's family speaks out

      Murdered Minden teen's family speaks out

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:03 GMT
      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..
      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..
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