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    Vietnam War buddies bring reunion to their old Army boss Video included

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    George Gray hasn't been able to travel to reunions with the engineering battalion he led in Vietnam the last couple of years. Health reasons keep the retired Army colonel close to home in Shreveport. So 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>>

    Lloyd Ponder escaped Bataan Death March, survived as POW

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    After graduating from Pleasant Hill in Sabine Parish, it was either pick cotton or join the military for Lloyd Ponder.  So he shipped out with the Army Air Corp to the Phillipines when it was peace time in late 1941. More>>

    "Frenchie" Roussel gave all American service in three wars

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    Gerald "Frenchie" Roussel was one year too young to join the U.S. effort in World War II. So what he forged his dad's signature and joined anyway. "I wanted to be a hero," the now 87-year-old says with More>>

    War buddies inspired book by World War II vet Joe Windham

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    Joe Windham of Blanchard says he had a knot in his stomach during the World War II -- fear, as he battled through Europe. He came away a survivor. But what really stuck with him was friendship. Building More>>

    Floyd Teague battled back from brutal World War II experience Video included

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    We didn't know what PTSD -- Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome -- was back when Floyd Teague of Waskom, Texas came home from World War II. He somehow survived bloody combat and got his life back together on More>>

    Aspiring dentist Richard Cary pulled duty in three wars

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    After growing up in Atlanta, Texas, it was off to trade school in Wichita, Kansas, then off to work in the California shipyards. Doesn't exactly sound like the path of an Army colonel. But it was for Richard More>>

    Son flew historic combat mission on B-52 his dad helped design Video included

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    The B-52 Bomber has spanned generations. But for one family here, it's personal. From a man who helped design the latest models to his son who flew one on a historic combat mission. "When the word came More>>

    Spurgeon Burdine got surprise duty in World War II Video included

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    Spurgeon Burdine signed up for the U.S. Coast Guard out of high school in Haynesville during World War II. But he found out the job didn't come as advertised. He saw in ad in 1943 saying guardsmen were More>>

    These sweethearts were also devoted to serving our country.

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    Ahead of Valentine's Day, we have the sweet story of a couple who both spent about half of their almost 50-year long marriage also devoted to serving our country. For Chuck and Marie Heimerdinger of Marshall,it More>>

    Despite segregation Lugene Younger was proud to defend U.S. Video included

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    In honor of African American History Month, meet a man who had an important mission for the U.S. Army in World War II, even though he received second class treatment in return. Lugene Younger was in charge More>>

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    • Overton Brooks cashing in on sun savings

      Overton Brooks cashing in on sun savings

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:58:01 GMT
      Contractors have been busy erecting car ports at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center since October of last year. Upon closer inspection, you will notice that solar panels make up the tops of these covered parking areas.
      Contractors have been busy erecting car ports at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center since October of last year. Upon closer inspection, you will notice that solar panels make up the tops of these covered parking areas.
    • Academic integrity in digital age

      Academic integrity in digital age

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:55:02 GMT
      With a rise in online classes, many educational institutions are asking the question, how can they maintain academic integrity in the digital age. More and more students are getting educated through online sources, to match courses to their busy schedules, avoid long commutes or to save money. "Well, people who are local to the Shreveport area, they have the option of coming in and actually taking the exam at an assigned time. They don't have to pay for the exam. Then I proctor it," said LSU-...
      With a rise in online classes, many educational institutions are asking the question, how can they maintain academic integrity in the digital age. More and more students are getting educated through online sources, to match courses to their busy schedules, avoid long commutes or to save money. "Well, people who are local to the Shreveport area, they have the option of coming in and actually taking the exam at an assigned time. They don't have to pay for the exam. Then I proctor it," said LSU-...
    • Worley Observatory celebrates 50th anniversary

      Worley Observatory celebrates 50th anniversary

      Monday, April 21 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:00:17 GMT
      2014 marks a special anniversary for a special building in Caddo parish. It's a place that both youngsters and adults have enjoyed for decades.
      2014 marks a special anniversary for a special building in Caddo parish. It's a place that both youngsters and adults have enjoyed for decades.
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    • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

      ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

      Sunday, April 20 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:50:49 GMT
      There are lots of animals in the ArkLaTex who are looking for that perfect home.
      There are lots of animals in the ArkLaTex who are looking for that perfect home.
    • Easter Bunnies

      Easter Bunnies

      Saturday, April 19 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:26:06 GMT
      Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
      Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
    • Celebrate Education 2014

      Celebrate Education 2014

      Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
      Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
      CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
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    • Joint prostitution stings nets more than a dozen arrests in Shreveport

      Joint prostitution stings nets more than a dozen arrests in Shreveport

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:40:35 GMT
      Shreveport Police are taking prostitution in the city seriously. A joint operation Wednesday resulted in 16 arrests.
      Shreveport Police are taking prostitution in the city seriously. A joint operation Wednesday resulted in 16 arrests.
    • KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

      KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:10:25 GMT
      Here's the KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast.
      Here's the KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast.
    • On Your Side On Call addresses phishing concerns

      On Your Side On Call addresses phishing concerns

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:01:49 GMT
      KTBS 3 and WESLA Federal Credit Union are On Your Side and On Call.
      KTBS 3 and WESLA Federal Credit Union are On Your Side and On Call.
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