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    Caddo Parish early voting continues

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    All registered voters are eligible to vote on one parishwide proposition from the Caddo Parish Commission. More>>

    Street donation changes come to Shreveport Video included

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    Compromise was the word of the night-- as city officials worked with organizations on how to handle street donation solicitations. More>>

    Louisiana moves closer to tougher abortion standards

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    The Louisiana House has agreed to require women seeking an abortion in the state to receive a pamphlet that describes possible psychological effects of the procedure, though studies disagree on those effects.The bill by Republican Rep. Barry Ivey, of Baton Rouge, also would mandate the women get information on the illegality of coerced abortions and services available to human trafficking victims.Clinics would have to provide the three brochures at the start of the state-mandated, 24-hour wai... More>>

    Opponents cry hypocrisy over McAllister and Vitter scandals Video included

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    There may be good news for in a poll for the so-called "Kissing Congressman" Vance McAllister. A Glascock Group survey of more than a thousand voters in Louisiana's 5th District shows that barely half More>>

    Staffer accused of leaking McAllister kissing video resigns

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    The staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking a video that captured him kissing an aide has resigned. More>>

    Bill toughens regulations on explosives Video included

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    Companies storing explosives at Camp Minden and any other similar sites will soon face tougher regulation. More>>

    Fair Tax leader continues his drive Video included

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    Are you still doing your taxes? You have until midnight tomorrow to get through all those forms and get it postmarked -- or sent online. But supporters of tax reform say there's an easier way. What if More>>

    Texas visit brings Rubio onto turf of Cruz, Perry

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    Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. More>>

    Shreveport teen's death inspires online bike lane petition Video included

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    Divorious Magee, 16, was killed when his bike collided with a car at a Shreveport intersection March 28, but friends hope to prevent similar deaths in the future with an online petition for change.
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    11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

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    Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. More>>

    Ark. election board approves absentee ballot rules

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    Arkansas' board of election commissioners has approved a set of proposed, permanent rules for absentee ballots. More>>

    Ethics complaint against Rep. Tom Cotton dismissed

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    An ethics panel has dismissed a complaint that accused Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton of illegally soliciting contributions. More>>

    Pro-Clinton super PAC raises almost $6M

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    A super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. More>>

    Badge of Dishonor: George D'Artois and his alleged murder plot against Jim Leslie

    Photo courtesy: LSUS - Shreveport Times Archive Photo courtesy: LSUS - Shreveport Times Archive
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    A former Shreveport Police officer with more than two decades experience, Jere Joiner's new book Badge of Dishonor centers around the 1976 murder of Jim Leslie, allegedly orchestrated by his former boss and Shreveport commissioner George D'Artois.
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    Former Bossier City mayor George Dement dies

    (Photo source: Centenary College) (Photo source: Centenary College)
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    KTBS 3 News has learned that long-time Bossier City mayor George Dement has passed away. A friend of the family says Dement died at his Frierson, LA home around 11 a.m. Sunday morning.  More>>

    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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    • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

      Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:21 GMT
      Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
      Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
    • Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

      Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:29 GMT
      The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee,...
      The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his...
    • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

      Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:54:19 GMT
      For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
      There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
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    • Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

      Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

      The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is asking a judge to strike down a state law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, arguing the new requirements violate the...
      The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is asking a judge to strike down a state law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, arguing the new requirements violate the Arkansas...
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