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    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

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    Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.
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    New study shows steroid shots less effective

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    Epidural steroid shots for the back are becoming more prevalent as a form of pain relief for chronic back problems. More>>

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast Video included

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     Here's the 7 day forecast.

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    Citizen leads to capture of three suspected burglars

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    A trio of suspected burglars is behind bars this morning following their alleged ties to multiple vehicle burglaries in east Shreveport. More>>

    SLT holds Bravo! Awards

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    The Shreveport Little Theatre held its 13th Annual Bravo! Awards Monday evening at Shreveport Little Theatre with over 100 in attendance. More>>

    What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

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    Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home. More>>

    MPC Executive Director interviews in Shreveport Wednesday Video included

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    The Metropolitan Planning Commission for the City of Shreveport is close to finding their new Executive Director. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier Women's and Minority Career Expo to be held today Video included

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    If you’re looking for a new job Horseshoe Casino Hotel and Harrah's Louisiana Downs along with its partners is hosting a Women’s and Minority Career Expo this morning.
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    Bowie County Schools Looking for Bus Drivers Video included

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    The Bowie County School system will host a job fair for bus drivers this morning.
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    TRENDING NOW - Fruit recall: What you should know

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    As you pack a lunch for today, keep this in mind. If you plan to eat peaches, nectarines, or plums, they may not be safe. There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores. More>>

    Fire Investigators working to determine what caused an early morning blaze Video included

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    A house fire keeps local fire crews busy early this morning.
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    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine

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    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
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    John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
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    Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

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    The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.
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    Four Shreveport/ Caddo MPC finalists meet the public Video included

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    A committee narrowed down a pool of almost 50 to only four, and those finalists had their first test Tuesday night: meeting the people of Caddo Parish. More>>

    Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

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

    TOPS: A life-line but not a full ride Video included

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    TOPS, or the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, is the scholarship program that rewards Louisiana students for furthering their education in-state. It can be centerpiece to financing a college degree -- but parents sending students off to school will tell you, it does have its limits. More>>

    Step Forward is looking for volunteers Video included

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    Step Forward is making a community-wide call for volunteers to help our children this coming school year .A meeting for interested volunteers will be held from 5:30 -7 p.m. on July 22 at IMAX Theater in Sci-Port, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101 More>>

    Chief Fred Johnson Day: What inspired Bear Share. Video included

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    Shreveport City Council, Mayor Cedric Glover,,and the Shreveport Fire Department honored Fred Johnson today at the anniversary of the accident that almost took Amanda Joy Bell Gouthiere 's life over 25 years ago. More>>

    Shreveport Police hold youth basketball camp

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    A group of Arklatex kids get to show their stuff on the basketball court this week. It's all part of a program hosted by the Shreveport Police Department. It's happening at Southern Hills Park, Lakeside Park, and Airport Park.  More>>

    Shreveport pastor sentenced for sexual contact with minors

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    Shreveport pastor Andre Lewis was sentenced to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release for transporting minors across state lines in order to engage in illegal sexual conduct. More>>

    Taser used by Shreveport Police officer to stop suspect

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    A Shreveport Police officer had to rely on his taser this afternoon to stop a suspected crook. More>>

    Tropical Depression #2 update

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     Tropical Depression #2 continues moving west toward the Caribbean.

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    City of Texarkana, Texas considers an impound ordinance Video included

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    The City of Texarkana, Texas is considering a plan to develop an ordinance that would allow police officers to tow and impound vehicles for driving without proof of insurance. More>>

    First responders get help beating the heat

    Capt. Doug Lauter and Lt. Jason Jenkins (l-r) of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office unload more than 400 quart-size bottles of Gatorade Monday that were donated to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by Brookshire’s on Barksdale Blvd. (photo by Lt. Bill Davis, BPSO) Capt. Doug Lauter and Lt. Jason Jenkins (l-r) of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office unload more than 400 quart-size bottles of Gatorade Monday that were donated to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by Brookshire’s on Barksdale Blvd. (photo by Lt. Bill Davis, BPSO)
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    Caddo and Bossier Parish Brookshire's stores, and their customers, are stepping up to help area first responders beat the heat.Several hundred bottles of Gatorade have been donated, all part of an annual campaign. More>>

    NOW HIRING -- Get Paid to Scare People!

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    Join the Runaway Fright Train Haunters.  Auditions and interviews are now being held for haunters and support personnel at the historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Tx as they make plans for Halloween. More>>

    Thompson pleads not guilty to '79 Shreveport murder

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    A accused hitman has pleaded not guilty to a decades old murder. Larry Thompson is accused of killing Deanna Montgomery, for her husband James Montgomery, back on New Year's Day in 1979 as they drove on Live Avenue in Shreveport. More>>

    Arrest in bomb threat that closed UL-L

    Devin Haywood, 30 / photo courtesy of KATC Devin Haywood, 30 / photo courtesy of KATC
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    Police in Lafayette say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. More>>

    Shreveport Facebook user arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

    Christopher Walker, 32 / photo courtesy CPSO Christopher Walker, 32 / photo courtesy CPSO
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    A Shreveport man who thought he was setting up a meeting with a juvenile girl was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier Women's and Minority Expo to be held at Horseshoe Riverdome

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     Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Harrah's Louisiana Downs, in partnership with the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Industries, is hosting the Shreveport-Bossier Women's & Minority Career Expo this week.

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    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

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    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. More>>

    Center at LSU Health Shreveport pulls in $4.82 million to mentor young scientists, continue molecular research

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    The Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology has received $22.9 million totalLSU Health Shreveport's largest program grant ever is getting even bigger.  More>>

    Bond given maximum sentence in death of estranged wife Video included

    (Photo source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Dept.) (Photo source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Dept.)
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    Robert Bond has formally been sentenced. The Bossier Parish man pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in the death of his estranged wife, Annie. More>>

    Do your part to help "Stuff the Bus" today at Suddenlink in Bossier City

    Suddenlink gave $500 to Operation A+ today. The bus will be at Suddenlink on Benton Rd until 3pm. Suddenlink gave $500 to Operation A+ today. The bus will be at Suddenlink on Benton Rd until 3pm.
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    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign rolled into Bossier City this morning. The bus is parked in the Suddenlink parking lot at 725 Benton Road. More>>

    Bossier City double murder suspect enters not guilty plea

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    The man accused of killing two women who were found dead on Mother's Day in Bossier City has pleaded not guilty.The plea for Brandan Santrell Butler, 26, of Bossier City was entered this morning. More>>

    Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

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    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. More>>

    Like the sound of a 3 day work week? The world's 2nd richest man does

    Carlos Slim (AP photo) Carlos Slim (AP photo)
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    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75. More>>

    Shreveport tackles bulk garbage issue Video included

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    Changes on the way for your trash and the City of Shreveport. The city is tackling it's bulk garbage issue that's been leaving city streets filled with trash on the side of the road for weeks at a time.  More>>

    DEVELOPING STORY - Several reported injured in Texas home explosion

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    A house has exploded in Central Texas and emergency responders are trying to determine how it happened. More>>

    Drop by and help Stuff the Bus in Bossier City

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    There are still a few weeks left of summer vacation for students, but our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is well underway.With your generous donations, KTBS 3/KPXJ CW 21 and our partners want to make sure kids have the supplies they need when they head back to class. More>>

    Israeli media say Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

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    Israeli media say an Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip.
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    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

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    A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
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    Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

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    Officials say a 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as the woman with whom she was living ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.
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    Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate Video included

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

    Hazy sunset

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    Hazy, summer weather is back in the ArkLaTex. More>>

    Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board Video included

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    It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of. More>>

    Police believe 1997 Shreveport homicide linked to California massacre Video included

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    Do you know who killed Jesse Ball on Shreveport's Fulton St. in April 1997? More>>

    Sheriff: Mother tells police she killed her 4-year-old daughter

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    A Henderson County woman is jailed and charged with Capital Murder after she walked into the Athens Police Department Monday, telling officers she killed her 4-year-old daughter. More>>

    Stuffing the Bus for Operation A+ with your help Video included

    Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today! Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today!
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    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is underway. Today we collected supplies in the parking lot of the Goodwill store off Bert Kouns. More>>

    Bossier City dog sentenced to death, family appeals Video included

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    The Vanarsdale family said their next door neighbor's dog jumped the fence and attacked their American bulldog-mastiff mix named Diesel. More>>

    Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash in Shreveport

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    Shreveport Police have identified a Mississippi man who lost his life following a motorcycle crash last Friday afternoon in south Shreveport. More>>

    CPSO: Speed likely a major factor in crash that killed two people on Old Mooringsport Road Video included

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    "There's been a couple times that we've come around that curve and had a car on the other side of the yellow line in our lane. More>>

    Benton cancer survivor receives Heroes award

    Jan Elkins with Kami Chauncey and Senator Robert Adley. Jan Elkins with Kami Chauncey and Senator Robert Adley.
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    Cancer survivor Kami Chauncy, 14, is the proud recipient of the 2014 Young Louisiana Heroes Award.  More>>

    Suspected car burglars nabbed by Shreveport Police

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    Two men are in police custody following their alleged involvement in a series of vehicle break-ins in east Shreveport Monday morning. More>>

    Shreveport-Bossier teen development program plans expansion Video included

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    A program for teenagers, proven to keep students in school and successful, will expand its services for the 2014-15 school year .Volunteers of America of North Louisiana implemented the national Wyman's Teen Outreach Program®,
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    Hospital to pay $190m after doctor taped pelvic exams

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    Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women whose bodies may have been videotaped or photographed by a gynecologist using a pen-like camera during pelvic exams. More>>

    Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

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    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border. More>>

    MPC hosts public reception for director finalists

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    The Metropolitan Planning Commission will host a reception Tuesday, July 22, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, 104 Market St., so the public can meet and greet the top four candidates for the position of Executive Director.  More>>

    Warrant issued for one suspect in recent cigarette thefts

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    Bossier City police have obtained an arrest warrant for one of two suspects wanted for stealing multiple cartons of cigarettes from local Circle K stores over the past several weeks. More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic down to one lane on Interstate 20 West near mile marker 32

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    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is working an accident involving two vehicles. More>>

    SAU to swear-in new police chief Video included

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    New Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams is scheduled to be sworn into office.
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    Road Closure. LA 3015, Bridge over Castor Bayou Relief Video included

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    A traffic alert those those in DeSoto Parish.
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    David Haak to Announce Mayoral Candidacy Video included

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    A lifelong resident of Texarkana, Arkansas is preparing to announce his candidacy for Texarkana, Arkansas’ Mayoral Race.
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    Bodies from downed jetliner piled in boxcars in Ukraine; West condemns crash site tampering

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    Western leaders are accusing pro-Russian rebels of tampering with the 42-square-mile crash site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner went down with last week, killing all 298 on board.
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    10 Things to Know for Monday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
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    Caddo water conservation order amended, doesn't mean business as usual Video included

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    Years after a drought left many in Northwest Louisiana fearful of their water supplies, the Louisiana Conservation Commissioner amended a water conservation order enforced on Caddo Parish southern region.  More>>

    ArkLaTex Angels-- Jonathan Video included

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    Jumping on a trampoline is not Jonathan’s normal idea of fun, but he gave it a shot at Air U in Shreveport and had a blast. More>>

    Blanchard water plant update, residents still have a to wait Video included

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    Last weekend, several North Caddo residents that are connected to the Mooringsport/East Cove water systems went days without water. A broken down pump caused the outage. More>>

    Famed actor James Garner dies at 86

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. More>>

    Two Shreveport teens arrested following accidental shooting

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    Two local teens face criminal charges following an accidental shooting at a west Shreveport home Saturday afternoon. More>>

    Closure of Harrelson Landfill in MLK area of Shreveport will be months-long, intensive process Video included

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    Residents in the Martin Luther King neighborhood have long complained about the smoke from the smoldering fire at the Harrelson Materials Management Landfill.  More>>

    Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies in New Orleans

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    Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos has died at his home in New Orleans. He was 103. More>>

    SPD investigating early morning shooting in Queensborough neighborhood Video included

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    An early morning shooting leaves two people injured in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood. More>>

    LA Startup Prize wraps up second qualifier in Shreveport Video included

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    It's a competition for $50,000! The second qualifier in this year's Louisiana Startup Prize was held Saturday at Shreveport's Red River District. The startup prize will hold its last event in September.  More>>

    Lights, Camera, Action; City of Minden Building Up Film Resume Video included

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    It's become well known that many locations in Shreveport have been turned into movie sets. If you take a drive on I 20 east and you will find Camp Minden. Although closed to the public at least 10 films have been shot there. And now farther east to the city of Minden which has been building up its resume of filming locations. More>>

    Shreveport landfill protesters want site reclaimed Video included

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    Cedric Glover, Shreveport mayor, has asked the state fire marshal to help come up with a plan to finally extinguish the Harrelson Materials Management Landfill fire. More>>

    NSU Folk Festival celebrates 300 years of Louisiana culture Video included

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    A celebration of Louisiana culture and history. The annual NSU Folk Festival is wrapped up in Natchitoches on Saturday. More>>

    Jeff Thompson to run for District Judge

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    BOSSIER CITY, LA - Jeff Thompson, (R-Bossier City, LA) says he will be a candidate during the November 2014 elections for District Court Judge, Division B, for the 26th Judicial District serving Bossier and Webster Parishes.  More>>

    Inmates injured when roof collapses at East Texas jail

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    DIBOLL, Texas (AP) -- The roof of a privately run East Texas jail has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 10 inmates to nearby hospitals. More>>

    Watchful neighbor helps Shreveport police nab suspected car burglars

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    A watchful neighbor alerts police to a crime in progress. Now, a pair of local teens face charges for allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles early this morning in southeast Shreveport. More>>

    UPDATE: Two dead in major accident on Old Mooringsport Rd. in north Caddo Parish Video included

    (Photo source: KTBS 3 News/Sara Machi) (Photo source: KTBS 3 News/Sara Machi)
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    A major accident claims the lives of two people in north Caddo Parish late Friday night. More>>

    LDWF schedules drawdown of Lake Bistineau to help combat giant salvinia

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    The war continues on the invasive plant known for strangling local waterways. More>>

    SPD seeks suspects in store burglary on MLK Drive

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    Police need your help identifying and locating the three suspects caught on surveillance video robbing a north Shreveport business. More>>

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery. KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
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    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours. More>>

    Dad's 911 call: I've beaten up my son's assailant

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    A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was "nice and knocked out" for police to apprehend. More>>

    DHH awards $405K to water system for new well in Jackson Parish

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    A Jackson Parish water system has received a $405,000 low-interest loan from the state to help install a new drinking water well. More>>

    Body found in burned Fisher house, homeowner's family fears the worst Video included

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    Friday morning, firefighters in the Village of Fisher, Louisiana returned to a house that caught on fire Thursday night. The blaze had flared up again, but this time they found burned remains in the home's kitchen.  More>>

    Is Shreveport Municipal Still Haunted? Video included

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    Last year we took a trip to Shreveport Municipal but we could not get inside because they were closed for renovations. Our story focused on the past haunted experiences of visitors and workers. We wondered if the make over scared the ghost away. We went back with others to see if the place is still haunted. More>>

    Serial DWI offender sentenced to life in prison in Texas

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    A man convicted of his seventh DWI was sentenced to life in prison in Burnet County, Texas. More>>

    Teen charged with aggravated rape in Webster Parish

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    A 15-year-old Sarepta boy will face criminal charges as an adult after being charged with aggravated rape of a toddler. More>>

    Big changes at Shreveport Regional Airport Video included

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    Shreveport Regional airport is getting some upgrades. Not only to the terminal but there are new, bigger planes and now--there's even first class service. More>>

    Local residents represented Louisiana at the 2014 SO USA Games

    Ryan Bryd wins gold in singles bocce. Ryan Bryd wins gold in singles bocce.
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    Special Olympics Louisiana selected 5 athletes, 3 unified partners and 2 coaches from the Northwest Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games. More>>

    Shreveport church to battle pornography with "Porn in the USA" event Video included

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    The stats are shocking, but according to The Hub Ministry, 48 million Americans visit porn sites and in the US, 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography.  More>>

    Shreveport emergency crews working major crash Video included

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    Shreveport emergency crews are working a major crash at the intersection of Flournoy Lucas and Ashley River Rd.The wreck happened around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon. Shreveport Police say a vehicle and a motorcycle collided. Details are limited at this time but authorities say at least one person has been taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.Investigators are working to determine what caused the wreck.Stay with KTBS 3 News on-air and online for the latest on this developing story. More>>

    Bowie County Commissioners meet to pay bills Video included

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    Bowie County officials are still working to get a grip on their financial crisis. More>>

    ArkLaTex Rain Totals

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     Here are some of the rain totals from across the ArkLaTex.

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    LSUS professor: Airline tragedy part of Russian-Ukraine proxy war

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    Editor’s note: KTBS asked LSUS Associate Professor Alexander Mikaberidze, a European history specialist and native of the Georgian republic, to comment on the circumstances surrounding the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 and its possible impact on the region.This is a tragic day in what has already been a tragic year for Ukraine, which is experiencing a bloody conflict, for Malaysia, which lost second plane in just a few months, and for many European countries, most notably The Nether... More>>

    Shreveport man faces more charges for abusing boys

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    A local man who was arrested this past week for sexually abusing a teenage boy is facing more charges now that additional suspected victims have come forward. More>>

    Web forums designed to improve health of Shreveport Video included

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    In August, KTBS 3 News is taking our Healthy Green into the Outdoors campaign online. We're reaching out to you through social media and two web forums, shining the spotlight on healthy living. More>>

    Burned body leads to homicide investigation in Sabine Parish Video included

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    Sabine Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible homicide in the village of Fisher.Sheriff Ronny Richardson reports a man's body was discovered Friday in the kitchen of a home destroyed by fire Thursday night.  More>>

    What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

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    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: More>>

    Cassidy confirms flood insurance refunds begin Oct. 1, 2014

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    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is continuing to implement the Grimm-Cassidy Substitute Amendment to the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Insurance companies will begin to issue refunds for applicable policyholders beginning October 1, 2014.  More>>

    Former Fort Polk soldier sentenced to 210 months in prison for sexually abusing a minor

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    A former Fort Polk soldier was sentenced Thursday to 210 months in prison and five years of supervised release for sexually abusing a minor under the age of nine, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today. More>>

    Evergreen clients shine at talent show

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    It's a day the clients at Evergreen Life Services look forward to all year: the annual talent show. All of their practice and hard work came together Friday morning, as different acts performed for an audience! More>>

    Jindal meeting on Common Core Video included

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    It was a much anticipated meeting Thursday, as Governor Bobby Jindal meet with education leaderJohn White, to try and settle the Common Core issue. More>>

    Shreveport man killed in Pennsylvania crash

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    Pennsylvania State Police say a Shreveport man is dead after head-on motor vehicle collision on Route 6 in Wyalusing Township, PA Thursday. More>>

    UPDATE FROM THE COURT: Firefighters' defense strategy under fire

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    Two blows to the Shreveport firefighters' defense strategy in the wake of the Station 8 scandal. More>>

    NSU band to participate in Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade

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    The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band has been invited to participate in the St. Patrick's Festival Parade in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17, 2015. More>>

    Gym renovation at Panola College well underway

    Alan Moon, Director of Maintenance, Dr. Greg Powell, President, and Steve Williams, Vice President of Physical Affairs of Panola College listen to Cody Stonger from Hunt Construction, project manager, regarding the remodel process  of Arthur Johnson Gym. Alan Moon, Director of Maintenance, Dr. Greg Powell, President, and Steve Williams, Vice President of Physical Affairs of Panola College listen to Cody Stonger from Hunt Construction, project manager, regarding the remodel process of Arthur Johnson Gym.
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    The future is looking bright for Panola College in Carthage, Texas. The first phase of a $35 million bond passed last spring to build a new student life center and science/health science building includes a renovation of the existing Arthur Johnson Gymnasium. More>>

    Bossier City Police release name of woman killed in ART Parkway crash

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    The identity of the driver killed in Thursday's fatal crash on the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City has been released.  More>>

    Nearly 5,000 waking up in the dark Video included

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    Nearly 5,000 AEP Swepco customers are waking up in the dark. More>>

    Back-to-School spending to hit $26.5B

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    Summer vacation is winding down and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. It looks like they'll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for this school year.The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items.  More>>

    Big changes coming to Shreveport Regional Preview Video included

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    Shreveport Regional Airport is getting some upgrades. Not only to the terminal but there are new, bigger planes and now--there's even first class service. More>>

    Sheriff's office: Oklahoma infant safe in Texas Video included

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    Authorities say an infant has been found unharmed in West Texas after she was abducted in Oklahoma.
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    Rescuers combing scene of Malaysian plane crash Video included

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    Rescue workers, policemen and off-duty coal miners are now combing the crash site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airline passenger plane went down, killing all 298 aboard.
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    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

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    The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.
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    Israel PM: Military ready to expand Gaza offensive

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    Israel's prime minister says he has ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants.
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    USCG: Search for missing Longview doctor suspended

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    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who disappeared during a commercial shark diving venture in the vicinity of West End, Bahamas, Sunday night. Missing is John E. Petty, 63, a chiropractor from Longview, Texas. More>>

    Provenza takes a crucial step in her mayoral campaign Video included

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    Shreveport mayoral hopeful Victoria Provenza took the next step to legitimize her candidacy Thursday and her supporters turned in signatures to the Caddo Voters Registrar.  More>>

    Bossier City child hit by father's truck, dies at Uni. Health Video included

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    A Bossier City family is mourning the death of their 14-month-old daughter. Police say she was severely injured when her father ran over her in the family's driveway along the 600 block of Rome Street.  More>>

    EPA: Army responsible for clean up at Camp Minden Video included

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    Clean up at Camp Minden is the Army's responsibility, according to a determination by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. More>>

    Williams responds to accusation of "double dipping" on trip reimbursement Video included

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    A candidate for Shreveport mayor is trying to set the record straight after a news investigation made a startling accusation against him -- double dipping on travel reimbursements.State Representative Patrick Williams blames it on miscommunication with news organizations in New Orleans. More>>

    Local children with low vision impairment to receive life-changing high-tech vision aids Video included

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    Shreveport, LA - On Thursday, July 17th, local children who are visually impaired will receive life-changing vision assistive technology thanks to grants from the Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, and The Grayson Foundation. The children were referred to Sight Savers America's 'I Can See Now' program by local schools and Louisiana Association for the Blind. All of the children receiving equipment have eye conditions causing severe... More>>

    McCurtain County Regional Airport receives upgrades Video included

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    Airport upgrades in McCurtan County, Oklahoma could help boost the economy. More>>

    Former fire capt. Derrick Harris booked into Caddo Correctional on terrorizing charge

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    Former Shreveport fire captain Derrick Harris has been booked into Caddo Correctional Center on a terrorizing charge following his transfer from the Dallas area. More>>

    Bossier City child dies after being run over by father Video included

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    UPDATE - Bossier City Police are now treating this as a fatal accident and are investigating the matter as such. No charges pending on the father as of now. More>>

    Malaysian Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine Video included

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    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country. More>>

    Bossier residents aiming to bring archery to their schools

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    Archery has taken off like wildfire not only in Bossier Parish but the state and nationally. That is why the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting an archery workshop Thursday from 8am until 4pm in the gymnasium at Carrie Martin Elementary School in Plain Dealing. More>>

    University Health saved Louisiana $42 million, according to DHH

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    Louisiana spent $52 million less than expected for Gov. Bobby Jindal's hospital privatization deals and $42 million of the savings has come from Shreveport and Monroe's University Health system, which is now managed by the Biomedical Research Foundation. More>>

    Programming Success: CIS program at Louisiana Tech builds lifelong skillsets, careers

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    College is just the beginning.For students majoring in computer information systems (CIS) at Louisiana Tech University, what they learn in college will help them continue learning in the future. More>>

    Cigarette thieves targeting convenience stores Video included

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    Bossier City Property Crimes Detectives need the public's help in identifying several suspects involved in stealing cartons of cigarettes from area Circle K's.Over the past several weeks multiple subjects enter the Circle K stores, during the late night or early morning hours and ask the clerk to make fresh coffee. More>>

    TRENDING NOW: Young babies ready to talk

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    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think. More>>

    Operation A + offers school supplies for kids in need Video included

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    Educators know how important it is for children to start the new school year with the supplies they need. That is why the KTBS 3 Operation A + Stuff the Bus campaign, is offering free school supplies to students in need. More>>

    New businesses revive Silver Lake downtown Shreveport Video included

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    There's a big party going on in downtown Shreveport Thursday night. The area used to be part of downtown's Silver Lake and today, it takes on a whole new personality. The 400 block of Lake Street will be turned into a block party. That's because 5 entrepreneurs will open their newly-renovated spaces, and the city is helping them by throwing a Cirque de Lake. The Downtown Development Authority says the businesses have just completed extensive renovation and remodeling. The fun gets underway at... More>>

    3 dead after California bank robbery, gunbattle

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    Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses riddled with bullets. The violence began when three people robbed a Bank of the West branch and took three women hostage. Police say the robbers stole a bank employee's SUV and led dozens of police cars on a high-speed chase t... More>>

    Senate panel examining role of GM legal department

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    The CEO of General Motors is expected to get pointed questions today at a Senate hearing looking into how a known defect remained hidden from the public for 11 years. Mary Barra will likely be asked by the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection about how she's changing the corporate culture that allowed defective ignition switches to go unchecked. But Senators may focus even more closely on GM General Counsel Michael Millikin as they seek to establish what role the company's leg... More>>

    Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash

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    A former prosecutor has asked a Texas agency to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance but which her attorney says was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch. Candice Anderson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation for the death of her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson, in an East Texas crash. Robert Hilliard, Anderson's attorney, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in May confirmed to Erikson's mother the c... More>>

    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. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $575,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $600,000 for Saturday. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $50 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $60 million for Saturday. The Easy 5 drawing rises to an est... More>>

    Springhill teen arrested for attempted armed robbery

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    A 14-year-old Springhill boy is facing a felony charge after allegedly attempting to rob a convenience store at gunpoint Monday. More>>

    Two murder indictments handed down in Caddo Parish

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    A Caddo Parish grand jury returned two murder indictments on Wednesday, each from cases that began in May. More>>

    Yogie and Friends starts online campaign to save exotic cats Video included

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    Yogie and Friends has built stronger cat pens for emergency weather situations, installed sod, heightened one fence, and is reinforcing another, but the non-compliance list seems to get longer with ever visit from Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries. More>>

    Louisiana named 4th scariest state; Texas 3rd

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    Fear runs amok in Louisiana and Texas, according to a national real estate search site. More>>

    New Bossier Parish Director of Homeland Security stops in at police jury meeting Video included

    Ian Snellgrove (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) Ian Snellgrove (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    The new director of the Bossier Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness made a stop at the police jury meeting at the Benton Courthouse on Wednesday. More>>

    Shannon Richardson sentenced to 18 years in ricin letter case Video included

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    A New Boston, Texas, woman who mailed ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others last year is sentenced to 18 years in prison. More>>

    Sen. Landrieu to hold meeting with Louisiana, federal officials about Camp Minden clean up Video included

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    A year and half after the explosion at Camp Minden, the battle over who will pay for the clean up of left over explosive material continues continues. About 16-million pounds of M-6 just sits at Camp Minden and deteriorates, which makes it even more dangerous. More>>

    Drone helps Bossier City photographer get ahead of competition Video included

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    New technology helps one ArkLaTex photographer set himself apart.  More>>

    Shreveport's streets need cleaning, sweeper program proposed Video included

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    A drive down any street in Shreveport will reveal a dirty problem. Curbs are caked with weeds, dirt or trash. The city's public works department proposes to clean it up.  More>>

    Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

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    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who has not been seen or heard from for nearly a month. More>>

    Shreveport mayor candidate cultivates supporters, raises some cash

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    A Tuesday meet-and-greet event expected to draw 10-15 people for Shreveport mayoral candidate Patrick Williams in fact drew 60-70 people, said organizer Ken Antee.The event at East Ridge Country Club wasn’t labeled as a fund raiser, but some did in fact bring campaign donations, said Antee, who was chief administrative officer under former Mayor Keith Hightower. He didn't provide a total.Antee said he held the event for Williams because his old boss isn’t running, though he doesn’t expect Hig... More>>

    Louisiana campus shut down after 2 packages found

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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    Bomb technicians are working to neutralize a suspicious device near one of Louisiana's largest universities while authorities investigate a second suspicious package found in a in a nearby parking garage. More>>

    Jimmy Granger Ford employees get patriotic honor Video included

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    A couple of Jimmy Granger Ford employees were honored by the U.S. Department of Defense Wednesday. More>>

    NSU cheerleaders win seven first place awards at competition

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    Northwestern State University’s cheerleading squad won seven first place awards at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Spirit Camp at Texas State University - San Marcos.The team won first place in cheer competition, sideline competition and game day competition. Northwestern State won the Most Collegiate Award for Division I Large Coed Teams, the overall Camp Champion Award and the Leadership Award. NSU’s mascot, Vic the Demon, was named the top mascot. The squad was second in the... More>>

    Bossier City Council Talks Dogs Video included

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    A dog attacked and killed a neighbor dog in Bossier City and animal control labeled it a dangerous dog. The dog's owner appealed the city's label and the matter came before Bossier city council members today. More>>

    Defense attorney files motion to withdraw as council in Kenneth Willis' child murder case Video included

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    Kenneth Willis is scheduled for trial October 13 for the first degree murder of his one-month-old son, Zamian Willis, but a motion to withdraw as council by his defense attorney Jason Waltman ninety days out from jury selection could affect the trial's start. More>>

    Shreveport Pension Plan Problems Video included

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    There's a little over Two-hundred million dollars in the City of Shreveport's Pension Plan Fund. Sounds like a lot of money right? Well, it is, but when you need around three-hundred and twenty million dollars to fulfill your obligations to city workers there's obviously a problem. More>>

    Shoppers smash windows when children are left in hot car Video included

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    (KHOU-TV) -- Some brave shoppers jump into action, smashing open a car, after spotting children inside.It happened Monday in Katy, Tx as temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.As Rucks Russell shows us, the rescue was caught on camera. More>>

    This will warm your heart: Lowe's employees repair amputee veteran's wheelchair

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    Michael Sulsona of Graniteville, Staten Island, is a veteran who lost his legs above the knee after stepping on a land mine in Vietnam. Sulsona has been confined to a wheelchair since the incident, and even after repeated inquiries to the Veterans Administration office, he has still not been provided a new chair. More>>

    The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: looking at Caddo Parish's perjury cases Video included

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    Caddo Parish's three high-profile perjury cases have one person at the helm: assistant district attorney Dale Cox. More>>

    Former Shreveport fire capt. Derrick Harris arrested in TX on terrorizing charge Video included

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    US Marshals took former Station 8 fire captain Derrick Harris into custody Monday evening in the Dallas area. More>>

    Holy Angel trust speaks about their future following nuns' departure Video included

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    The nuns of Holy Angels, a residential facility for those with developmental disabilities, departed with the organization back in April. Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows helped found the locally cherished facility 49 years ago. More>>

    Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern Video included

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    We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c... More>>

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

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    So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere... More>>

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    • What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

      What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:57 GMT
      Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home.
      Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home.
    • 4 dead in Texas Panhandle car wreck

      4 dead in Texas Panhandle car wreck

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:12:21 GMT
      Police say three adults and one toddler have died in a Texas Panhandle car wreck.
      Police say three adults and one toddler have died in a Texas Panhandle car wreck.
    • Suspect in Texas police shooting `presumed dead'

      Suspect in Texas police shooting `presumed dead'

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:11:09 GMT
      Authorities say a man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers is "presumed dead" after an assault by officers on the house in which he was barricaded.
      Authorities say a man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers is "presumed dead" after an assault by officers on the house in which he was barricaded.
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    • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:37:07 GMT
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
    • Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:26 GMT
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.

    • Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:46 GMT
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
    • ArkLaTex PoliticsMore>>

    • Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate

      Former child molestation accuser slaps candidate

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

      Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:04:46 GMT
      Shreveport's Civil Service BoardShreveport's Civil Service Board
      It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of.
      It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of.
    • Jeff Thompson to run for District Judge

      Jeff Thompson to run for District Judge

      Saturday, July 19 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:15:28 GMT
      BOSSIER CITY, LA - Jeff Thompson, (R-Bossier City, LA) says he will be a candidate during the November 2014 elections for District Court Judge, Division B, for the 26th Judicial District serving Bossier and Webster Parishes. 
      BOSSIER CITY, LA - Jeff Thompson, (R-Bossier City, LA) says he will be a candidate during the November 2014 elections for District Court Judge, Division B, for the 26th Judicial District serving Bossier and Webster Parishes. 
    • Assignment EducationMore>>

    • Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

      Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:08:35 GMT
      Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards.
      Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards.
    • Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus

      Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:06:48 GMT
      Authorities say a man accused of making a bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana last week also is believed to have tried unsuccessfully to rob a bank.
      Authorities say a man accused of making a bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana last week also is believed to have tried unsuccessfully to rob a bank.
    • Harding University names new registrar

      Harding University names new registrar

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:02:41 GMT
      Harding University is getting a new registrar.
      Harding University is getting a new registrar.
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