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    Shreveport mayoral candidate "doubled dipped" thousands of dollars

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    There's more "double dipping" trouble for a candidate for Shreveport mayor.Back in May, we showed you how Patrick Williams explained away one questionable hotel reimbursement. But our research has turned up a pattern of double dipping by the state representative. That is, he got paid back twice for the same expense.Our research from just the year 2012 shows that williams double dipped 45 times for a total amount of $4,021.88. He was paid back once by the state of Louisiana -- the taxpayers --... More>>

    Incumbents go head to head in race for Bossier Parish School Board seat Video included

    (Source: Bossier Parish Schools) (Source: Bossier Parish Schools)
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    Over 22,000 students - a record-breaking number for Bossier Parish Schools this year. More>>

    Martin asks court to dismiss alcohol sales lawsuit

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    Secretary of State Mark Martin is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block from the November ballot a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 of the state's counties.
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    Republicans file ethics complaint over Witt report

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    Democratic congressional hopeful James Lee Witt's campaign says he's amending his financial disclosure statement to include an $850,000 Little Rock house he bought after Arkansas Republicans filed an ethics complaint over the matter.
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    Congressman Cassidy declines KNOE forum invitation

    Congressman Bill Cassidy, LA's 6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy, LA's 6th District
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    With two months before November's election, the three major candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race have rarely appeared at the same events - and never in a head-to-head debate. How many of those will happen remains unclear. More>>

    Latest Shreveport mayoral forum a two-person show Video included

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    It's hard to know of the next mayor of Shreveport was heard at a forum Tuesday afternoon. Only two candidates were let on stage.Two others -- Victoria Provenza and Sam Jenkins -- were at the North Shreveport Business Association's forum, but were not allowed to take part. They had agreed to another forum at the same time. But that forum got cancelled. And the NSBA said it could not work them in for this forum.So it was just Ollie Tyler and Patrick Williams answering the questions. Tyler needl... More>>

    6 vie for state Senate District 28 seat – east texas

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    Voters in much of West Texas are going to the polls to choose a state senator to succeed one who stepped down to become the Texas Tech University System chancellor.
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    DeSoto DA's race focuses on spending and results

    DeSoto DA Richard Johnson DeSoto DA Richard Johnson
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    DeSoto Parish residents will choose their own district attorney for the second time since separating services from neighboring Sabine. More>>

    Know how to vote: Louisiana Constitutional Amendment #1 Video included

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    The November ballot in Louisiana will be full with just the candidates, but there are also 14 state constitutional amendments that voters will decide on in 56 days. More>>

    Judge tosses out Landrieu residency challenge

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    A state judge has thrown out a challenge to Senator Mary Landrieu's qualification to run for re-election in Louisiana.GOP state representative Paul Hollis said the three-term Democratic senator lives in Washington and not Louisiana. More>>

    2014 Shreveport Mayoral Forum: Candidates tackle questions on local education, economy and more Video included

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    With Candidate James Crowley's exit, only six Shreveport mayoral candidates remained to face a list of questions during the 2014 Shreveport Mayoral Forum, held Thursday night on SUSLA's campus.  More>>

    KTBS 3 Shreveport Mayoral Forum & Political Analysis Video included

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    A partnership between KTBS 3, the Committee of One Hundred, Inc., the Community Foundation and Southern University at Shreveport resulted in the first televised Shreveport Mayoral forum of the season. It was broadcast live on KTBS 3 from Southern University's Jesse Stone Lecture Hall.  More>>

    Pryor, Boozman announce grants for El Dorado

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    Arkansas' U.S. senators say the El Dorado Fire Department will receive $67,500 from the Department of Homeland Security to buy stretchers, back-boards and splints.
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    Bossier City Council votes for sewage increase

    Bossier City residents spoke out against the sewage increase at Monday's meeting. Bossier City residents spoke out against the sewage increase at Monday's meeting.
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    First it was Shreveport, now Bossier City residents will see a sewage rate increase. The city council voted 4 to 2 in favor of adopting a $15.00 hike Tuesday. More>>

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    • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

      Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

      Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:39 GMT
      Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:42 GMT
      With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...
      A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
    • 10 Things to Know for Monday

      10 Things to Know for Monday

      Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:30 GMT
      Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:46 GMT
      By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
      By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    • An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

      An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

      An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
      An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
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    • Abbott emphasizes women in health plan for Texas

      Abbott emphasizes women in health plan for Texas

      Republican Greg Abbott is emphasizing women in his new health agenda for Texas, which comes after Democrat Wendy Davis has lately made abortion and sexual assault issues in the governor's race.
      Republican Greg Abbott is emphasizing women in his new health agenda for Texas, which comes after Democrat Wendy Davis has lately made abortion and sexual assault issues in the governor's race.
    • Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

      Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

      Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has said revealing in a memoir released to bookstores Tuesday that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not...
      Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has said revealing in a memoir released to bookstores Tuesday that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant...
    • In memoir, Texas' Wendy Davis reveals abortion

      In memoir, Texas' Wendy Davis reveals abortion

      Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an abortion in the 1990s after discovering the fetus had a severe brain abnormality.
      Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an abortion in the 1990s after discovering the fetus had a severe brain abnormality.
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