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    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>>

    • East Texas NewsMore>>

    • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:37:07 GMT
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
    • City of Texarkana, Texas considers an impound ordinance

      City of Texarkana, Texas considers an impound ordinance

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:15:01 GMT
      The City of Texarkana, Texas is considering a plan to develop an ordinance that would allow police officers to tow and impound vehicles for driving without proof of insurance.
      The City of Texarkana, Texas is considering a plan to develop an ordinance that would allow police officers to tow and impound vehicles for driving without proof of insurance.
    • NOW HIRING -- Get Paid to Scare People!

      NOW HIRING -- Get Paid to Scare People!

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:12:05 GMT
      Join the Runaway Fright Train Haunters.  Auditions and interviews are now being held for haunters and support personnel at the historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Tx as they make plans for Halloween.
      Join the Runaway Fright Train Haunters.  Auditions and interviews are now being held for haunters and support personnel at the historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Tx as they make plans for Halloween.
    • Texarkana NewsMore>>

    • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:37:07 GMT
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
    • Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:26 GMT
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.

    • Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:46 GMT
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
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    • Four Shreveport/ Caddo MPC finalists meet the public

      Four Shreveport/ Caddo MPC finalists meet the public

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:14:34 GMT
      A committee narrowed down a pool of almost 50 to only four, and those finalists had their first test Tuesday night: meeting the people of Caddo Parish.
      A committee narrowed down a pool of almost 50 to only four, and those finalists had their first test Tuesday night: meeting the people of Caddo Parish.
    • Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

      Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:13:09 GMT
      The start of a new school year is fast approaching.As teachers and students prepare for the first day of class, a number of Caddo teachers don't know where they'll be going.Nearly three dozen Caddo Parish teachers don't know what classroom, or what school they'll be assignedThe moves comes after Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District's plan for transforming Caddo's lowest performing schools forced the district to start at ground zero, and required all staff to re-apply f...
      The start of a new school year is fast approaching.As teachers and students prepare for the first day of class, a number of Caddo teachers don't know where they'll be going.Nearly three dozen Caddo Parish teachers don't know what classroom, or what school they'll be assignedThe moves comes after Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District's plan for transforming Caddo's lowest performing schools forced the district to start at ground zero, and required all staff to re-apply f...
    • TOPS: A life-line but not a full ride

      TOPS: A life-line but not a full ride

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:05:23 GMT
      TOPS, or the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, is the scholarship program that rewards Louisiana students for furthering their education in-state. It can be centerpiece to financing a college degree -- but parents sending students off to school will tell you, it does have its limits.
      TOPS, or the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, is the scholarship program that rewards Louisiana students for furthering their education in-state. It can be centerpiece to financing a college degree -- but parents sending students off to school will tell you, it does have its limits.
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