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    Goodwill wants you to run and 'Ditch Your Duds' Video included

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    Goodwill Industries wants you to get fit - and donate by participating in the Ditch Your Duds 5K race this Saturday. More>>

    First class service to fly into Shreveport with Delta Video included

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    If you frequently fly out of Shreveport Regional Airport, a new service will be available next fall.  More>>

    Marshall's Wonderland of Lights in danger of going dark Video included

    The Harrison County Courthouse was lit up with thousands of light in November 2013. The Harrison County Courthouse was lit up with thousands of light in November 2013.
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    The future is looking dim for Marshall's annual Wonderland of Lights. More>>

    "PopUp" deadline is today! Video included

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    Calling all retail and restaurants- the deadline for the first-ever Downtown Pop UP Project is today at noon. More>>

    Abbott: Pay teachers bonuses for high exam scores

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    Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.
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    As Perry visits NY, job funds set for new scrutiny

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    As Gov. Rick Perry visits New York trying to lure more companies to Texas, lawmakers back home are getting ready to again scrutinize his signature job-creating programs.
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    Rewritten bill bans judges' guns in the Capitol

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    A state senator who couldn't persuade his colleagues to let lawmakers carry concealed handguns in the Louisiana Capitol doesn't want anybody else to have guns there either.
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    Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit

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    An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary.
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    US Sen. Boozman hospitalized after heart surgery

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    U.S. Senator John Boozman's office says the Republican senator remains hospitalized after undergoing unexpected heart surgery for a tear in his aorta.
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    Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill

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    An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session. More>>

    Microsoft opening Mall of Louisiana kiosk

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    Louisiana's first Microsoft specialty location is set to open May 17 in the Mall of Louisiana.  More>>

    La. House says dogs in truck beds should be secure

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    Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.  More>>

    Rick Rowe is celebrating 30 years of ArtBreak

    Rick Rowe is celebrating 30 years of ArtBreak Video included

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    It's time to celebrate education and 30 years of encouraging reading and the arts for local students. More>>

    US says average airfares rising slowly, $381 in 4Q

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    The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a 0.3 percent increase from a year earlier. The government said that the highest average fares were in Huntsville, Ala., at $528, and the lowest were $249 in Long Beach, Calif. The figures, whic... More>>

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

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    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
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    Clinton School building receives LEED award

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    Officials say a 115-year-old building affiliated with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received an award for being environmentally friendly. More>>

    Man gets 11 1/2 years for methamphetamine conviction

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    A DeSoto, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in western Arkansas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years in federal prison. More>>

    ArkLaTex Best: Holy Angels adventures Video included

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    It's a new treatment in the ArkLaTex for people with developmental disabilities and once you see it, you'll realize why Rick Rowe says it's one of the ArkLaTex Best. More>>

    Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

    Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

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    NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign calledEarth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.While ... More>>

    Officer accused of tripping students at game

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    A Central Texas police officer has been put on paid leave after video surfaced allegedly showing him tripping and pushing students as they rushed a playing field. More>>

    Perry making 2nd job-poaching trip to New York

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    Gov. Rick Perry is making a second trip to New York, hoping to convince employers there to move to Texas. More>>

    La. House wants mental health info before abortion

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    The Louisiana House has agreed to require women seeking an abortion in the state to receive a pamphlet that describes possible psychological effects of the procedure More>>

    Gov. Beebe, sculptor to receive honorary degrees

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    Gov. Mike Beebe and sculptor Anita Huffington will be presented honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas during the university's May 10 commencement ceremony. More>>

    Jonesboro woman's murder trial delayed

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    The murder trial of a Jonesboro woman in the shooting death of her husband is being delayed until September. More>>

    Lawmaker shelves bill to name Bible as state book

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    A Shreveport lawmaker is scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book. More>>

    Dallas man arrested for cutting another man's neck

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    A Dallas man has been arrested after police say he cut the neck of an acquaintance following an argument. More>>

    10-year-old shot amid Dallas domestic disturbance

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    Police say a 10-year-old boy was shot during a domestic disturbance at a home in the Forest Hill section of Dallas. More>>

    State cuts limit services for Caddo juveniles

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    Caddo Parish authorities say state cuts left a $2.9 million hole in the juvenile justice system. More>>

    Teen killed in hit-and-run crash, driver arrested

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    Police in Pine Bluff say the suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a teenager has been arrested. More>>

    USGS reports several small earthquakes in Arkansas

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    The U.S. Geological Survey reports that several small earthquakes have been recorded near Fairfield Bay in central Arkansas. More>>

    Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

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    The average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Monday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More>>

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. More>>

    Abandoned house burns twice in one week

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    Shreveport fire fighters were called to the scene of a previous fire for a new blaze early Monday morning. More>>

    DA's office calls for death penalty in child murder case Video included

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    They're among our community's most vulnerable residents - children.  One local prosecutor says crimes against kids are on the rise. The district attorney's office will fight back with the strongest tool they have. More>>

    Filipino teacher update Video included

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    Five years ago group of Filipino teachers were recruited from the Philippines with the promise of "teaching jobs" in the  U.S. And a better life.   Since that time.The educators have been working here More>>

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land Video included

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    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

    Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show Video included

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    Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" More>>

    UT won't plug maroon bluebonnets after all

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    Maroon bluebonnets will be allowed to remain on the University of Texas campus in Austin after mysteriously appearing in the shadow of the UT Tower. More>>

    Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

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    State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. More>>

    Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

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    Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. More>>

    State government offices closed for Good Friday

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    State government offices are closed for the Good Friday holiday, in advance of Easter. More>>

    Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard

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    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County. More>>

    Clinton White House documents set for release

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    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Friday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

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    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults. More>>

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing Video included

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    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. More>>

    Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine

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    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev. More>>

    Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

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    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. More>>

    Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

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    A man who moved to the Murfreesboro area because he enjoys hunting for precious stones at Crater of Diamonds State Park has found a 6.19-carat white diamond. More>>

    Ark. watershed, stream conservation meeting set

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    Southern Arkansas University is inviting anyone interested in watershed and stream conservation to attend a public meeting at the school's science center. More>>

    Hearing set in challenge to Ark. gay marriage ban

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    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County. More>>

    Burglar caught lurking over child's crib Video included

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    A burglar was caught on surveillance video creeping through a baby's room in a Houston-area home. More>>

    All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    Barbara Walters Barbara Walters
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    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. More>>

    Coast Guard rescues 3 from ship taking on water Video included

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    The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain. More>>

    Missing child found inside arcade claw machine Video included

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    A missing child has been found safe and well inside an arcade claw machine filled with toys. More>>

    AA jet makes quick stop after cabin-pressure issue

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    An American Airlines plane heading from Mexico to Dallas-Fort Worth has made an emergency stop in Abilene after developing a cabin pressure problem. More>>

    Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

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    President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. More>>

    Man on federal death row tries for new hearing

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    A Yukon, Okla., man on federal death row for the slayings of three members of an Arkansas family wants a judge to reconsider his denial of a request for a hearing that could lead to a new trial. More>>

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

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    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee. More>>

    Reports: Ferry with 471 people sinking off SKorea

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    A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side. More>>

    Penalty trial starts in stabbing-castration trial

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    A North Texas jury is to begin hearing evidence on what punishment a woman will receive for stabbing a man 130 times before castrating him at a Dallas hotel room. More>>

    French Quarter Fest breaks attendance record

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    Nearly 733,000 people attended this year's French Quarter Festival, an increase of nearly 200,000 compared to last year. More>>

    Teen arrested for threat at Rogers High School

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    Police in Rogers say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a threatening message written on a boy's bathroom stall at Heritage High School. More>>

    Recovery to begin for sunken barge in Miss. River

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    Salvage operations for a barge that overturned and sank last week in the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas are expected to begin. More>>

    Texas visit brings Rubio onto turf of Cruz, Perry

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    Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. More>>

    Senators examine testing, curriculum overhaul

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    The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass. More>>

    Minden Bancorp declares dividend

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    The board of directors of Minden Bancorp Inc. has declared a dividend off 9.5 cents per share on its common stock. More>>

    Reality TV stars at outdoor expo

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    Reality TV stars Jeff Danker and Matt Duff of the cable television series "Major League Bowhunter" will be special guests at the Bayou Outdoor and Adventure Expo on April 26-27 in Houma. More>>

    La. names preservationist of the year

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    Jean Sayres of Shreveport has been honored as Louisiana preservationist of the year. More>>

    Cotton calls for debates with Pryor in Senate race

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    Congressman Tom Cotton is calling for a series of five debates with Senator Mark Pryor as Cotton challenges Pryor in the U.S. Senate race. More>>

    Driver arrested in deadly Florida day care crash

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    A manhunt across Florida has ended with the surrender of an SUV driver wanted in a fatal crash at a day care that killed a 4-year-old whose mother pleaded for him to turn himself in. More>>

    Spacecraft developer, Houston partner on spaceport

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    The private developer of a winged spacecraft concept called the Dream Chaser is partnering with the city of Houston on a proposed project to renovate historic Ellington Field into a spaceport. More>>

    Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

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    President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act. More>>

    La. congressman rebuffs calls for his resignation Video included

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    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister has stayed out of sight as calls grow louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation. More>>

    Ark. Education Board takes over Lee County schools

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    The Arkansas Education Board has agreed to take over the Lee County School District, which has been cited for having academic and financial problems. More>>

    11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

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    Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. More>>

    Girl gets $20K for diamond found in Arkansas park

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    An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000. More>>

    Carly's First Mardi Gras

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    KTBS 3 First News Anchor Carly Flynn Morgan blogs about her very first Mardi Gras experience. More>>

    Dr. Jim Henderson Begins Interviews Today

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    A local educational leader is a step closer to running the state's community and technical colleges. More>>

    Teen arrested on gun charge after fight at school

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    Bossier City police have arrested a teenager after he allegedly had possession of a firearm on a high school campus. More>>

    Fly Fishing On The Little Missouri River

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    A few months ago our morning show director josh hale and myself went up into Arkansas to do some fly-fishing on the Little Missouri. More>>

    Monroe inmate dies after fight with another inmate

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    An inmate of Ouachita Correctional Center died during a fight with another inmate Tuesday. More>>

    Bonanza Creek to spend $80M in south Arkansas

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    A Denver-based energy company says it will invest $80 million this year to drill about 50 natural gas wells in south Arkansas. More>>

    DPS observes AMBER Alert anniversary

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    Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day. More>>

    Southwest flight lands at wrong Mo. Airport

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    Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri. More>>

    Saturday hours planned for Caddo Animal Shelter

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    The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter is preparing to expand operations with Saturday hours. More>>

    N La temps: 50s in the morning, frigid afternoon

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    Temperatures are plumetting as an arctic front moves into the Deep South, sending temperatures from the 50s to about freezing. More>>

    Young Natchitoches woman killed in crash

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    A young Natchitoches woman was killed in a vehicle accident after she reportedly lost control of her car.
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    Evening fire causes heavy damage to Shreveport home

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    A Shreveport home was heavily damaged by an evening fire.
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    Driver of Big Rig Treated at Area Hospital Video included

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    A truck driver is being treated for injuries after a late night accident in Shreveport. More>>

    Ark. AG launches investigation into Target breach

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    Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel says he has launched an investigation into how a security breach at Target that affected millions of customers. More>>

    Chrissi Coile is leaving KTBS...

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    Chrissi Coile is leaving KTBS to stay home with family.  She talks about the difficult decision, in her own words.  Her last newscast is Friday, December 13th.  Please leave a comment and wish her well.   More>>

    Senators question electricity pricing plan

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    The Texas Senate's Natural Resources Committee has called the Public Utility Commission to talk about the pricing of electricity. More>>

    Suspect in Houston-area murders to go before judge

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    A man arrested on capital murder charges in connection with a triple homicide near Houston is scheduled to appear before a judge. More>>

    Monroe educational campaign: grease disposal

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    Grease is clogging sewer lines in Monroe, so public works officials are starting a campaign to teach people the right way to get dump cooking grease, fats and oils. More>>

    Woman arrested in death of infant son's death

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    A 30-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested in the death of her 9-month-old son, who was found dead in his crib under mysterious circumstances. More>>

    Top performing Ark. schools to be announced

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    The Arkansas Education Department is to release a list of the top public schools, as judged in an accountability report. More>>

    I-530, Highway 10 to be shut down for work

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    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says lanes of Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff and Highway 10 in Little Rock will be closed this week. More>>

    Oswald wedding ring to be sold at auction

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    The gold wedding band of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald set to go up for auction, along with almost 300 items tied to the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. More>>

    Bossier City firefighters go pink for breast cancer awareness

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    Members of the Bossier City Fire Department will be sporting special duty shirts during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The shirts are black pullover polos that feature More>>

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    • Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

      Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

      Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:58 GMT
      NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign calledEarth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.While ...
      NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign calledEarth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.While ...
    • ABC's Robin Roberts to get honorary degree

      ABC's Robin Roberts to get honorary degree

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:48:44 GMT
      Southeastern Louisiana University will honor ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with an honorary doctorate at its spring commencement on May 17.
      Southeastern Louisiana University will honor ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with an honorary doctorate at its spring commencement on May 17.
    • Groups react to La. anti-sodomy law being upheld

      Groups react to La. anti-sodomy law being upheld

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:45:27 GMT
      Louisiana will remain one of a dozen states that continue to prohibit sodomy, though a U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down such laws a decade ago.
      Louisiana will remain one of a dozen states that continue to prohibit sodomy, though a U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down such laws a decade ago.
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    • External cameras on school buses considered

      External cameras on school buses considered

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:55:19 GMT
      We're all supposed to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off students but all to often this law and common courtesy is side stepped. 
      We're all supposed to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off students but all to often this law and common courtesy is side stepped. 
    • Local group gives minority businesses upper hand

      Local group gives minority businesses upper hand

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      Business leaders gathered today to support the Minority Suppliers Institute Community Update.
      Business leaders gathered today to support the Minority Suppliers Institute Community Update.
    • Texarkana area hit by copper thieves

      Texarkana area hit by copper thieves

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:11:38 GMT
      Over the last few weeks, the Texarkana, Tx Police Department responded to numerous reports of copper thefts.The suspect(s) in the thefts removed copper components from outside air conditioner units, and at times removed the entire units.The thefts occurred primarily at vacant businesses and homes.Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of vacant properties near their homes and report any suspicious vehicle or suspect information to the police department.Detective Lewis wants to provide citizens...
      Over the last few weeks, the Texarkana, Tx Police Department responded to numerous reports of copper thefts.The suspect(s) in the thefts removed copper components from outside air conditioner units, and at times removed the entire units.The thefts occurred primarily at vacant businesses and homes.Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of vacant properties near their homes and report any suspicious vehicle or suspect information to the police department.Detective Lewis wants to provide citizens...
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