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    KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools Video included

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    National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right?  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>>

    Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

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    Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long?  More>>

    Whistleblower claims secret list at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport

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    Although problems with VA wait times and scheduling practices have been discussed by Government audits for over a decade,this issue really came to light after whistleblowers in Phoenix, Arizona, started talking to CNN about secret wait lists and veterans who died waiting for care. More>>

    WATCH NOW - Entire media briefing on care at Shreveport's Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center Video included

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    No secret wait list of mental health patients needing treatment exists at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, the new interim director said Thursday. More>>

    Shreveport Fire Chief Mulford under indictment in Station 8 scandal Video included

    Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office. Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office.
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    The heat is on Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford, now under indictment in connection with the scandal at Fire Station 8. He was booked this afternoon into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office. It's a story 3 Investigates has been following since the beginning, breaking today's new developments. More>>

    Shreveport's Bad Roads..Part. 2

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    Some roads in Shreveport, like Jordan, have famously been torn up and redone over and over. Water and sewer issues that couldn't be addressed quickly, made repairs to the surface not last very long.So what Shreveport roads are at the top of the list right now to get repaired this summer? More>>

    Shreveport's Bad Roads

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    Potholes and bad roads we certainly have more than our fair share in this part of the country.

    These dastardly dents in the roadway can do a number on your car.
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    Whistleblower opens up about manipulated numbers at the Shreveport V.A. Hospital Video included

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    “I don't trust any numbers that come out of the V.A. Just for the simple reason I've seen the manipulation of so many numbers and so many measures,” says Shea Wilkes, a current employee, and licensed clinical social worker, at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center. There have been a lot of numbers coming out of the V.A. in recent weeks. More>>

    Are your child's school lunches safe?

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    For a parent, there's nothing more important than their child's health and well-being.  You expect school to be a safe place. More>>

    Debunking day care in Louisiana: what's behind state regulations and ratings Video included

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    "When I pulled up I saw the ambulance and police, it was, I just can't describe the feeling. And when I got out of my car, all I hear was just screaming and hollering, screaming."  More>>

    Ark-la-tex resident scammed by Home Warranty Company Video included

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    Buying and selling a home are no small tasks.  And unfortunately, there are scammers out there looking to cash in on the often complicated process. More>>

    Drug prices vary by store; be your own advocate Video included

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    "It's like somebody is literally arbitrarily going well let's charge $600 for this, let's charge $200 for this, like there is no rhyme or reason." More>>

    911 call for help turns tragic Video included

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    On October 15th, 2013, first responders were called to Americana Drive in Shreveport, the home of 58-year-old John Shepherd, for a man in medical distress. More>>

    2015 LA Governor's race expected to be one of the most expensive in state history Video included

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    The race for the next governor of Louisiana is on. After much speculation, Senator David Vitter officially announced his candidacy.  More>>

    Mall St. Vincent owners not holding up their end of the bargain Video included

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    As the holiday shopping season kicks in, Mall St. Vincent shoppers will see a 1% sales tax added to their purchases to pay for mall renovations. More>>

    CPSD's transportation department looks at changing cost of field trips

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    The wheels on the bus might go round and round, but the cost to keep the Caddo Parish School Buses rolling goes up and up. More>>

    UPDATE: 3 Investigates: Emergency shelters built in Louisiana & Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina

    LA has built only one shelter since Hurricane Katrina, the 'mega shelter' in Alexandria. LA has built only one shelter since Hurricane Katrina, the 'mega shelter' in Alexandria.
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    Hurricane Katrina was a rude awakening for gulf states in terms of emergency preparedeness.  More>>

    Will Mall St. Vincent Hire Locally to Help Renovate the Mall?

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    Mall St Vincent is getting some upgrades and tax payers are footing much of the bill.  More>>

    Bossier Parish couple pleads not guilty to charges of inciting prostitution involving their underage relatives

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    It's hard to imagine that such a crime could happen on a quiet street like Country Forest Lane in Elm Grove, LA.  More>>

    3 Investigates: SPD's new property room

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    A year and a half later, there are still questions about the evidence missing from the Shreveport Police Department. 14,000 hydrocodone pills are simply unaccounted for. Edward Clark and Robert Henry- More>>

    3 Investigates: The money to fight salvinia Video included

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    Salvinia—a problem that several lakes in Louisiana have and Wildlife and Fisheries tries to fight, especially Lake Bistineau. The department has found methods to maintain the aquatic plant but so far nothing to get rid of it. More>>

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    • Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

      Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:23:41 GMT
      Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
      Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
    • East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

      East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:14:39 GMT
      East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
      East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
    • Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

      Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:12:59 GMT
      University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.
      University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.
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    • School bus safety

      School bus safety

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:28:19 GMT

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school.

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school.

    • Bossier Master Plan: 60 years later, local officials strive to meet demands of growing parish

      Bossier Master Plan: 60 years later, local officials strive to meet demands of growing parish

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:26:39 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000.
      Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000.
    • Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses

      Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:08:27 GMT
      This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana.
      This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana.
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    • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

      Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:53:09 GMT
      The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
      The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
    • Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

      Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:45:01 GMT
      The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
      The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
    • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

      Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:04:38 GMT
      The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.
      The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.
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    • Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders

      Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:13 GMT
      The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family.
      The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family.
    • Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

      Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:57:23 GMT
      A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants.
      A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants.
    • Austin crash kills woman, injures 2 children

      Austin crash kills woman, injures 2 children

      Sunday, July 27 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:34:03 GMT
       Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children.
       Police say a morning crash in northwest Austin has killed one woman and injured two children.

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    • Arrest warrants obtained in the Shreveport's latest homicide

      Arrest warrants obtained in the Shreveport's latest homicide

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:51:04 GMT
      Authorities have obtained warrants for the arrest of two men following an ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood Monday morning.
      Authorities have obtained warrants for the arrest of two men following an ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood Monday morning.
    • Former Station 8 firefighters back in court today

      Former Station 8 firefighters back in court today

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:08:45 GMT
      Another court date is set in the Fire Station 8 Scandal. The embattled former Shreveport firefighters will go before a judge Wednesday at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. 
      Another court date is set in the Fire Station 8 Scandal. The embattled former Shreveport firefighters will go before a judge Wednesday at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. 
    • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

      Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:53:09 GMT
      The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
      The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
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