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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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    • New book and retail businesses coming to Bossier

      New book and retail businesses coming to Bossier

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:09:22 GMT
      A well loved bookstore has closed its doors in Bossier City. Books a Million on Airline Drive is gone but it's being replaced by another book friendly store. 
      A well loved bookstore has closed its doors in Bossier City. Books a Million on Airline Drive is gone but it's being replaced by another book friendly store. 
    • Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

      Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:07:06 GMT
      South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.
      South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.
    • Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

      Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:04:24 GMT
      An appeals court's decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
      An appeals court's decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    • ArkLaTex In-DepthMore>>

    • 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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    • Arkansas drug director announces retirement

      Arkansas drug director announces retirement

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:54:34 GMT
      Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post.
      Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post.
    • KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

      KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:04 GMT
      KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more.
      KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more.
    • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

      Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:54:54 GMT
      An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
      An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
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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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    • KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

      KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:56:42 GMT
      KTBS 3 7 Day ForecastKTBS 3 7 Day Forecast

       Here's the 7 Day Forecast.

       Here's the 7 Day Forecast.

    • 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.

    • DARE officers adapt curriculum to include social media, active shooter discussions

      DARE officers adapt curriculum to include social media, active shooter discussions

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:47:24 GMT
      SPD Sgt. Alan Crump says DARE's fundamentals have stayed the same, but topics change over time.
      SPD Sgt. Alan Crump says DARE's fundamentals have stayed the same, but topics change over time.
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