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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>>

    From war to ministry, Billy Franks says God directed his life Video included

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    Old music buffs know of the late Tillman Franks from "The Hayride" on radio here in Shreveport. But you're about to meet his brother, Billy, who also made a name for himself here -- partly as a music promoter -- after duty in World War II. More>>

    Young, married father was off to World War II Video included

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    Sam Waller got married at age 16. Then they had a child. Then came another big life changer.  More>>

    A. J. Johnson faced deadly confrontation in The Philippines Video included

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    A. J. Johnson was fired up. A sailor wounded at sea was back home telling him and three of his buddies how the Japanese sank his ship. So Johnson and his buds all decided to join the Navy, too. But Johnson was the only one to pass the physical. He to war alone. He would go on to pass another test -- a test of courage and fighting skill. More>>

    Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II Video included

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    Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business. You could say it turned out. More>>

    Edwin Davis found Christianity on the battlefield in World War II Video included

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    Edwin Davis says he was not a Christian when he went into World War II. But something he found on the battlefield changed that.While fighting his way through Italy as a leader for a machine gun platoon, Davis made a chilling discovery. More>>

    James Rhoades dramatically shares survival story from Korean War Video included

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    James Rhoades of Marshall, Texas says he knew as a young boy he'd love to fly.  He also says because of his love of Jesus that he's never scared.  So what happened when he faced a do or die situation while flying as a mechanic over Korea during the war?
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    Ralph Walls survived battle on recon in Vietnam Video included

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    If you talk to many Vietnam War veterans, not many would enthusiastically say the experience was "great!"  But Ralph Walls does, even though he had risky duty and was lucky to come back in one piece to tell about it. More>>

    Like Father, like son; generations of Willyerds served in battle Video included

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    As we approach Father's Day we have a story of amazing military service for one family. Their service dates back -- as far as they know -- to the Civil War and the Spanish American War, and almost every war since involving U.S. forces. More>>

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    • Growing concerns for pesticides in produce

      Growing concerns for pesticides in produce

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:34:56 GMT
      Getting locally grown food right from the source is a growing trend.
      Getting locally grown food right from the source is a growing trend.
    • 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. 
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