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    School bus safety Video included

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    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.

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

    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News) (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
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    Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000. More>>

    Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses Video included

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    This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana. More>>

    The Red Bayou Project gives Farmers a boost in water needed for irrigation Video included

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    One of the major needs for farmland or agricultural success is water. If it does not fall as rain the water must come from somewhere else. There are many green farm fields in northern Caddo parish.

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    CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust? Video included

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    Elton John, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Disney On Ice, Cirque Du Soleil you name the artist or act and they have probably made it a point to come to Bossier City to perform at the CenturyLink Center. Who knew 14 years ago that an empty lot would turn into an entertainment destination for singers , performers and fans from all around the world.
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    Mission trip ends with college professor's deportation Video included

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    A mission trip to Guatemala to help others ended with the deportation of a Southwest Arkansas college professor. More>>

    Soaring With the Eagles Video included

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    Imagine soaring like an eagle and catching that next thermal to a higher altitude ...  More>>

    Helicopter Hog Hunting Video included

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    It's a problem that can cost local farmers thousands of dollars a year, the damage is being done by feral or wild hogs. They can do some serious damage, but now the State of Louisiana is trying to help in a way you may not have thought of. More>>

    East Texas families with quintuplets bond through diapers Video included

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    The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy! More>>

    Drones and business- is there a future together? Video included

    Jeff McGee captures a picture of a neighbor from above using his UAV. Jeff McGee captures a picture of a neighbor from above using his UAV.
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    With a quick start of an unmanned aerial vehicle, a business idea takes off. More>>

    New York tornadoes...normal occurrence or from Global Warming? Video included

    New York Tornado Outbreak in July New York Tornado Outbreak in July
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     Early in July, New York state had a tornado outbreak where 4 people were killed!  Is this normal or has Global Warming expanded Tornado Alley to the northeast US?  Find out in this ArkLaTex In-Depth report.

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    Inside Shreveport's Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board Video included

    Shreveport's Civil Service Board Shreveport's Civil Service Board
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    It may be one of the most interesting public meetings you've never heard of. More>>

    Caddo water conservation order amended, doesn't mean business as usual Video included

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    Years after a drought left many in Northwest Louisiana fearful of their water supplies, the Louisiana Conservation Commissioner amended a water conservation order enforced on Caddo Parish southern region.  More>>

    KTBS marketing director tested for West Nile vaccine Video included

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    Summer is quickly approaching and so are swarms of mosquitoes. Some carry the potentially deadly West Nile virus. More>>

    Kayaking in Broken Bow Video included

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    Summer Time water sports are huge across the ArkLaTex. And one of the most calorie burning cardio inducing of them may just be kayaking..... More>>

    Camping on the Mountain Fork River Video included

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    Looking for some family fun this summer that is very affordable. And is as close as the I-30 corridor.. up on the northwestern edge of the ArkLaTex.... 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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    Louisiana sex offender pictures law causes confusion Video included

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    In 2010, Justin Bloxom was tricked by a grown man, pretending to be a girl in text messages, who lured him into a taxi cab to his death.It was a horrific crime that inspired Louisiana State representative Barbara Norton to take action. More>>

    Polar Vortex limits tomato crops Video included

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    Crystal Springs, Mississippi and Jacksonville, Texas challenged each other to a tomato throw down last week.  The Polar Vortex almost stole the show and declared victory over both.  Find out more in this Arklatex In-Depth report.
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    Stock Car Racing in the ArkLaTex Video included

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    They compete for the usual....money and trophies but if you ask them it's not about any of that. Its about having fun and hanging out with family and friends..... More>>

    ELM GROVE PAINT BALL Video included

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    If the beach is too far south and gas prices are holding your wallet hostage...You may want to get more bang for your buck..... More>>

    Marion, Louisiana family of GSU recognized in Guinness Video included

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    Since 1940, attending school has been apart of the Wayne family culture from generation to generation. The large family, from the rural part of Union Parish, set an even larger world record, of having the most family members to attend the same university. More>>

    You saw it First: Skyrunner now the Most Liked Video on CNNmoney.com Video included

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    A new invention backed by a Shreveport native made its debut on an international stage Thursday. More>>

    Magnolia World Championship Steak Cook Off Video included

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    The Summer is almost officially here. Time to dust off the grill..... More>>

    ArkLaTex In-Depth: New charges in Shreveport murder cold case Video included

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    When Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Scott announced a second degree murder indictment against James Montgomery, 72, and Larry Thompson Sr., 70, Thursday it ended decades of speculation and mystery for Deanna Montgomery's family and the investigators who worked her 1979 homicide. More>>

    Start Your Own Bee Hive Video included

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    Between insecticides and parasites bee populations are not what they once were.... More>>

    ArkLaTex Bee Populatin Reflects What's Happening Around the Country Video included

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    If you've seen the Bee Movie, your mind was allowed a glimpse of what it might be like in a world without bees. More>>

    Donating Blood with Brian Fowler Video included

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    From children being treated for cancer... To transplant and trauma patients, someone needs blood every two seconds.  More>>

    Louisiana Cheer Team Heading to Orlando

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    They're called the Louisiana Rebel All-stars competitive cheerleading team and they're from right here in the ArkLaTex...... More>>

    Spring Pictures in the ArkLaTex

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    Want to take some outdoor family pix now that Spring has arrived?  There's some things you definitely need to know about first. More>>

    El Nino Video included

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    Forecasters are predicting a strong El Nino this year. More>>

    The cost of homelessness

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    Every year in Louisiana, advocates for the homeless take a survey asking anyone who slept in a shelter or on the street January 27. Various information including physical health status, mental health, income, and length of time without shelter. The census tells homeless groups who is in the most need. 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>>

    Plan for new charter in DeSoto Parish Video included

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    It is considered to be a historical landmark in the small DeSoto Parish community where it sits. Pelican All Saints High School came about in the1950's when several rural church schools were combined. More>>

    Landry Vineyards Video included

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    Wine making is not just confined to the West Coast or Europe for that matter.  How about...West Monroe, Louisiana!  More>>

    Update: LA Science Education Act: The Place for Creationism in LA Public Schools

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    A recent lawsuit has refueled the discussion locally and nationally of separation between church and state.  The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Sabine Parish School Board alleging officials at one of its public schools harassed a sixth-grader because of his faith. Further complicating an already controversial issue, Louisiana has a unique law about creationism in public schools. 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>>

    The Art of Fencing Video included

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    Fencing is a little known sport but it's big in the ArkLaTex where we have not only a Fencing school but the only Fencing Museum in the country! More>>

    The Science of Food Video included

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    Find out how Science can play a part in making your next dinner a learning experience for the whole family. More>>

    The good, the bad, the results of Obamacare Video included

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    A tale of two citizens affected by the Affordable Care Act here. One is affected in a good way; the other not so good -- though he created his own happy ending. Debra Lindsey is a self-employed realtor More>>

    Bedtime Blues: Sleeping routine

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    How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. The cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. More>>

    Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is haunted

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    Some historians say Elvis put Shreveport on the map when he performed one of his first  professional concerts at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium back in 1954.  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>>

    ArkLaTex in Depth: Pet Poisoned

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    What should have been a time to celebrate the holidays turned into a horrible situation for one Shreveport family.  More>>

    Taking the Plunge with Scuba Ventures in Shreveport Video included

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    Sure it's getting colder out now but you can still enjoy some Scuba Diving. Find out what it takes to get certified! More>>

    Why Whole Foods Market has not opened a store in Shreveport-Bossier Video included

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    It's a grocery store dedicated to organic food. Whole Foods Market sweeps across the nation as the 'it' place to shop, but not in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. More>>

    Flying cars could take off from Shreveport manufacturing plant Video included

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    A new invention backed by a Shreveport native made its debut on an international stage Thursday. More>>

    Domestic violence on the rise while funding to fight the epidemic decreases

    Photograph: Dani Rodriguez / Alamy Photograph: Dani Rodriguez / Alamy
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    Jennifer bears the scars of abuse that can't be seen, but will, in some ways, always be felt.  More>>

    Squirrel hunting with Brian Fowler Video included

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    Some guys are out bow hunting for deer right now. We are heading out to squirrel hunt on a very early Saturday morning.  More>>

    Shreveport region contributes small amount to Louisiana Lottery's total revenue Video included

    Louisiana Lottery's total revenues from the last five years. Louisiana Lottery's total revenues from the last five years.
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    The Shreveport- Bossier area is known in the state for its gaming industry—with six of Louisiana's 14 casino boats. But there's another type of gaming legal statewide—the lottery. More>>

    What's on the other end of the gambling helpline number? Video included

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    The lights. the sounds, the thrill of the possible win. "A few visits, here and there." That was about eight years ago. More>>

    Big Tex Gets a Makeover at the State Fair Video included

    Big Tex Gets a Makeover at the State Fair Big Tex Gets a Makeover at the State Fair
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    An electrical fire took the State Fair of Texas icon Big Tex and turned him into ashes and a steel frame but now he's back and has a new look. More>>

    Former campaign op takes aim at DeSoto Sheriff's spending

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    A former campaign manager has turned on the DeSoto Sheriff -- a man he's helped get elected four times. More>>

    Second year of Louisiana Film Prize brings in more money Video included

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    The Shreveport-Bossier area ramps up for its largest film festival this weekend: the Louisiana Film Prize.

    It's the second year for the short film contest. Last October, three young men from the Shreveport area won the top prize at the inaugural contest.
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    DixieMaze Farms Fall Spectacular Video included

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    It's that time of year again for haunted corn mazes and hay rides, so off we go to DixieMaze Farms. More>>

    Computer model comparisons Video included

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    Weather forecasting is quite a challenge to say the least.  Advances in computer modeling have increased prognosticating accuracy over the years. 
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    • KTBS 3 InvestigatesMore>>

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

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

      Sunday, July 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:00:13 GMT
      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? 
      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? 
    • Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:28:29 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
      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...
      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...
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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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