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    US Transportation chief Foxx visits I-49 project Video included

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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will tour the Interstate 49 North Segment K project today in Shreveport. More>>

    Friends try to raise money for Caddo Parish teacher with terminal blood cancer Video included

    Danielle Lewis was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable type of blood cancer. Danielle Lewis was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable type of blood cancer.
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    Friends of a Caddo Parish teacher who has touched so many lives now ask the community to give back to her. More>>

    Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

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    A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a Corpus Christi home has been executed by Texas prison authorities. 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>>

    Texas town recovering year after deadly blast

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    Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people. More>>

    GSU holds vigil for student who drowned in park

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    Grambling State University students will hold a candlelight vigil for their deceased classmate Alexandria Shelton at 11 a.m. Thursday. 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>>

    La. legislature reviews state minimum wage bills Video included

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    Seventeen bills were filed this legislative session to help regulate minimum wage in Louisiana. 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>>

    292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster Video included

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    A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday. More>>

    Senate gives final passage to new explosives rules

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    Regulations will be tightened on explosives licenses in Louisiana, in response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden. 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>>

    Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

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    Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison. 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>>

    Identity theft becomes obvious at tax time Video included

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    As tax preparers help you file your income taxes, one Bossier City professional said they see more and more people who's identity was stolen. More>>

    Louisiana Tech's Eco Car team prepares to defend world title Video included

    The team named its car, Diesel Dawg. The team named its car, Diesel Dawg.
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    In just 10 days, students at Louisiana Tech will defend their world record in Shell's Eco-Marathon in Houston. More>>

    Rep. McAllister cancels tea party appearance

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    An organizer says Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister canceled an appearance before a tea party group as he continues to stay out of sight after a video showed him kissing a married aide. More>>

    2 weak twisters cause damage in East Texas

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    Surveys by National Weather Service teams have determined that damaging windstorms that swept parts of East Texas on Sunday were weak tornadoes. 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>>

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

    Obama having silent moment for Boston bombing

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    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House. More>>

    Armed man injured following pursuit

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    A Spring, Texas man led law enforcement officers from three agencies on a pursuit that ended in gunfire early this morning, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and DeSoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle.


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    Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found Video included

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    A woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday and is in custody in Utah after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes. 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>>

    West anniversary brings lawmakers back to Capitol Video included

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    This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities. 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>>

    Louisiana ranked number 1 in movie locations, industry report says Video included

    Film crews work on the set of Now You See me in New Orleans. Film crews work on the set of Now You See me in New Orleans.
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    Last year was a landmark year for Louisiana's film production. Two films shot in Louisiana were nominated for the best picture including the winner, 12 Years a Slave. More>>

    Crafts on sale at Shreveport's Makers Fair Saturday Video included

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    The first Texas Avenue Makers Fair of 2014 is planned for Saturday. More>>

    Yogie and Friends hold fundraiser for new cat houses Video included

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    Louisiana's only big cat refuge, Yogie and Friends want to build new houses for its animals but need your help. More>>

    Sentencing next month for convicted child killer

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    Convicted child killer Brian Horn will be formally sentenced to death at 9 a.m. May 28. 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>>

    Pistorius back on witness stand

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    Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial under questioning from the chief prosecutor, who has accused the athlete of lying about how he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. 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>>

    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>>

    Bill requires mental health info before abortion Video included

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    Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects. More>>

    Defendant in shoe stabbing case may testify

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    A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe may testify during the sentencing phase of her trial. More>>

    Committee supports removing unconstitutional law Video included

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    A House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex. More>>

    Ark. election board approves absentee ballot rules

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    Arkansas' board of election commissioners has approved a set of proposed, permanent rules for absentee ballots. More>>

    Ethics complaint against Rep. Tom Cotton dismissed

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    An ethics panel has dismissed a complaint that accused Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton of illegally soliciting contributions. More>>

    Pro-Clinton super PAC raises almost $6M

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    A super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. More>>

    Sentencing pending in Texas shoe stabbing trial Video included

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    A jury is to hear additional testimony before deciding the sentence of a Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe. More>>

    Barge overturns on Mississippi River; 2 missing

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    Authorities say a barge capsized on the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas and that two people who fell into the water are missing. More>>

    Board to consider emergency absentee ballot rules

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    Arkansas' Board of Election Commissioners are set to consider whether they will permanently adopt the emergency rules for absentee ballots that they approved last month. More>>

    Huckabee headlining conservative event in Iowa

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    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is headlining a conservative event in suburban Des Moines, after meeting privately with past campaign aides in the leadoff caucus state. More>>

    La getting $300,000 to fight feral swine

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    The National Feral Swine Management Program is giving Louisiana $300,000 to help reduce the animals' damage to farms, wetlands and other areas. More>>

    Mexican national set to die for 1997 Texas slaying Video included

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    A Mexican citizen convicted of fatally beating a former Baylor University professor and attacking his wife at their ranch near Kerrville is headed to the Texas death chamber. More>>

    Supporters of payday loan limits point to new data

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    Organizations seeking to toughen regulations on payday loans pointed to a report by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions. More>>

    Landrieu asks lawmakers to back Medicaid expansion

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    While she was visiting Baton Rouge, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she was meeting with state lawmakers to encourage them to support the expansion of Louisiana's Medicaid program. More>>

    Church wants Wal-Mart investor vote on gun sales

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    Attorneys for a church in Manhattan are asking a federal judge in Delaware to prohibit Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders. More>>

    Dallas-area mayor, 9 workers accused of corruption

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    The mayor of a Dallas-area town and eight past and present employees of the town's public works department have been indicted on corruption charges. More>>

    Texas shoe stabbing trial close to going to jury

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    Jurors are expected to soon get the case of a Houston woman accused of stabbing to death her boyfriend with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe. More>>

    Ark. police join effort to end texting & driving

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    Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas are joining a national effort to stop texting while driving. More>>

    Sick baby's parents defend sailing trip with kids Video included

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    The parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell ill and had to be rescued from a sailboat attempting to circle the world are defending their decision to sail with children. More>>

    LBJ summit celebrates law's 50th anniversary

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    Four U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, are scheduled to headline a summit this week that commemorates the signing of a law 50 years ago that brought broad changes in America's social fabric. More>>

    Job fair set for revamped mall

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    Companies opening at the revamped Riverwalk shopping mall will hold a job fair Monday to take applications for nearly 800 part-time and full-time positions. More>>

    Makeover for Ruston's Railroad Park possible

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    Mayor Dan Hollingsworth hopes the third time is the charm when it comes to improvements for downtown Ruston's historic Railroad Park. More>>

    Fruit trees, row crops may be weather affected

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    Up and down temperatures across Arkansas may affect Arkansas fruit trees and a wet spring could delay planting of row crops in the state. More>>

    Hobbs State Park plans Earth Day activities

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    Hobbs State Park at Rogers is planning several free events to mark Earth Day 2014 on April 22. More>>

    Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair

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    The young couple that has become the face of gay marriage in Utah is an unlikely pair for the role. More>>

    Reports: Paula Deen restaurant closes

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    A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed. More>>

    Serial killer executed with Texas' new drug supply

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    A serial killer has been put to death in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. More>>

    Ninth Annual CORK Wine Festival Tomorrow

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    This weekend will be a wine-lovers' paradise as Shreveport-Bossier's premier wine tasting event takes over Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport tomorrow from 2-5 p.m. More>>

    'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

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    The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba. More>>

    Space station sidesteps space junk again

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    The International Space Station had to dodge space junk again -- the second time in less than three weeks. More>>

    50 to 1 stars appear on KTBS 3 First News Video included

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    It's the story of an unlikely horse and a misfit group of cowboys making it all the way to the Kentucky Derby. 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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    • SPAR to show "Rango" tonight

      SPAR to show "Rango" tonight

      Thursday, April 17 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:31:13 GMT
      Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) announces the first 2014 Movies & Moonbeams event with the feature presentation of "Rango", on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:30 PM
      Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) announces the first 2014 Movies & Moonbeams event with the feature presentation of "Rango", on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:30 PM
    • Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

      Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

      Thursday, April 17 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:00:38 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Ark. watershed, stream conservation meeting set

      Ark. watershed, stream conservation meeting set

      Thursday, April 17 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:39:23 GMT
      Southern Arkansas University is inviting anyone interested in watershed and stream conservation to attend a public meeting at the school's science center.
      Southern Arkansas University is inviting anyone interested in watershed and stream conservation to attend a public meeting at the school's science center.
    • Somewhere In The ArkLaTexMore>>

    • Rick Rowe: Center, TX Courthouse

      Rick Rowe: Center, TX Courthouse

      Thursday, April 17 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:20:48 GMT
      Our KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolls into Center, TX later today. We sent Rick Rowe there ahead of us. He found a rather unique building that has lots of history. This morning he shows us the Center,
      Our KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolls into Center, TX later today.

      We sent Rick Rowe there ahead of us.
    • Rick Rowe Somewhere in the Arklatex: Granny Ruth

      Rick Rowe Somewhere in the Arklatex: Granny Ruth

      Thursday, April 10 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:28:52 GMT
      There's an incredible lady in Vivian known as Granny Ruth. Raised half the town in a day care she ran for years she rides a motorcycle...and is dying of cancer.
      There's an incredible lady in Vivian known as Granny Ruth. Raised half the town in a day care she ran for years she rides a motorcycle...and is dying of cancer.
    • Rick Rowe Somewhere in the Arklatex: Mansfield

      Rick Rowe Somewhere in the Arklatex: Mansfield

      Thursday, March 27 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:35:58 GMT
      Somewhere lies Mansfield Female College...the first college for woman west of the Mississippi.....its also where a famous movie director was born and raised...Josh Logan
      Somewhere lies Mansfield Female College...the first college for woman west of the Mississippi.....its also where a famous movie director was born and raised...Josh Logan
    • Griffin's ArkLaTexMore>>

    • Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life: Ginger Folmer

      Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life: Ginger Folmer

      Monday, April 14 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:20:42 GMT
      Wearing her choreographers hat, one of many hats she wears is 72 year old Ginger Folmer, also a longtime accomplished dancer.
      Wearing her choreographers hat, one of many hats she wears is 72 year old Ginger Folmer, also a longtime accomplished dancer.
    • Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life Jan Hughest

      Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life Jan Hughest

      Monday, March 31 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-03-31 12:16:03 GMT
      She's been a teacher at Eden Gardens Elementary for over thirty years. In fact she helped the school become earn a blue ribbon..and even though she's past retirement age she's still living the good life.
      She's been a teacher at Eden Gardens Elementary for over thirty years. In fact she helped the school become earn a blue ribbon..and even though she's past retirement age she's still living the good life.
    • Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life Jerry Beach

      Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life Jerry Beach

      Monday, March 24 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-03-24 12:17:17 GMT
      Back in the 60s when the Bossier strip was known from coast to coast, the duo of Danny and Jerry was one of the strip's top musical attractions.
      Back in the 60s when the Bossier strip was known from coast to coast, the duo of Danny and Jerry was one of the strip's top musical attractions.
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