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    40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

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    A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
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    Perry supporters rally against 'Democrat Games'

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     Dozens of supporters of Gov. Rick Perry are gathering at the courthouse before his expected arrival to be booked on a state indictment.

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    Police: SUV hits Texas teenagers in go-kart

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    Two Texas teenagers have been hospitalized after their go-kart was hit by an SUV.
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    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

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    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. More>>

    Marshall PD swears in new chief

    Jesus Campa (source: KYTX) Jesus Campa (source: KYTX)
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    Jesus E. Campa was officially sworn in as Chief of the Marshall Police Department, Monday afternoon. More>>

    Perry moves ahead with '16 courtship despite case

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.
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    Police: Half-nude Texas man dies after altercation

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    San Antonio police say a partially naked man who crashed his vehicle and was shot with a Taser has died.
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    DART rail service for DFW Airport begins today

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    Rail service has reached Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
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    DeKalb Police Chief discusses video from officer-involved shooting

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    DeKalb Police Chief Shawne Walraven says he has seen Officer Sharon Coleman's body camera video from the fatal officer-involved shooting. More>>

    FAA: 3 dead in North Texas plane crash

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     Three people are dead in a plane crash in rural North Texas.

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    Texas' Perry Indicted for Coercion for Veto Threat

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    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century. More>>

    Public hearing on Bowie County budget canceled

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    The Public Hearing on the 2014-2015 Budget which was set by the Commissioners Court for Monday, August 18th at 6:00 pm in the Central Jury Room cannot be held. More>>

    809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless

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    An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans. More>>

    Dallas school district says it mishandled cheating

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    A Dallas school district says it should have contacted families sooner after learning of falsified test scores in an elementary school.
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    Athletic program begins at TAMUT

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    The first facility Texas AM Texarkana built at Bringle Lake was completed in 2008. Now university officials are ready to step up to the next level with athletics. More>>

    Log truck driver trapped after accident in Cass County Video included

    Log truck accident in Cass County (source: KTBS Julie Parr) Log truck accident in Cass County (source: KTBS Julie Parr)
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    The driver of a log truck is trapped in his rig after an accident involving another 18 wheeler. More>>

    What's on your mind, Texarkana?

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    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan is on the move again today. We're rolling into Texarkana, Texas to have lunch at the newest Big Jake's BBQ location at 5710 Richmond Road. More>>

    Texas lawmakers propose stricter nursing home laws

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    Texas lawmakers are advising the state to force nursing homes with a history of abuses to shut down.
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    Lawmakers mull alternatives to Medicaid expansion

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    A legislative committee is examining market-based alternatives to providing low-income Texans with health care since the state has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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    Bowie County proposed budget includes tax increase Video included

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    Bowie County's financial crisis could end up costing taxpayers alot more out of their pocket. More>>

    ETBU ranked in "50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges" list

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    East Texas Baptist University has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.” The website Christian Universities Online ranked ETBU at 35th. More>>

    Abortion clinics anxious for ruling in Texas trial

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    A trial is wrapping up over new abortion restrictions that would leave only seven Texas facilities where women could legally end a pregnancy.
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    Man detained after armed standoff in north Dallas

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    A man has been taken into custody on seven aggravated assault counts after gunshots aimed at a fire engine led to an armed standoff at a house in a posh neighborhood in far north Dallas.
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    Federal audit blames Texas agency for dental bills

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    A federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.
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    Longview man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

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    A Longview man who allegedly set his girlfriend on fire over the weekend remains jailed as of Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

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    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 ... More>>

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    • 2 in Custody After Early Morning Burglary

      2 in Custody After Early Morning Burglary

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:21:52 GMT
      Shreveport Police say they have two people in custody that could be responsible for an early morning burglary. 
      Shreveport Police say they have two people in custody that could be responsible for an early morning burglary. 
    • 40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

      40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:52:27 GMT
      A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
      A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
    • Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

      Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:50:11 GMT
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
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    • Super PAC'S Pouring Millions $$$$ into Louisiana Political Races

      Super PAC'S Pouring Millions $$$$ into Louisiana Political Races

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:00:26 GMT
      The eyes of the nation will be on Louisiana this November as the Senate race for the seat currently held by Mary Landrieu will be up for grabs. The outcome could determine who will control the United States Senate... Democrats or Republicans. With the stakes so high for both parties, millions of dollars have been flooding the state of Louisiana from outside, mostly from organizations called "Super PAC's".
      The eyes of the nation will be on Louisiana this November as the Senate race for the seat currently held by Mary Landrieu will be up for grabs. The outcome could determine who will control the United States Senate... Democrats or Republicans. With the stakes so high for both parties, millions of dollars have been flooding the state of Louisiana from outside, mostly from organizations called "Super PAC's".
    • Birth behind bars

      Birth behind bars

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:46:52 GMT
      When Shenikia Hall appears in Caddo court next week, the pregnant woman will ask the judge to lower her bond so she doesn't have to have her child while in Caddo Correctional Center custody.
      When Shenikia Hall appears in Caddo court next week, the pregnant woman will ask the judge to lower her bond so she doesn't have to have her child while in Caddo Correctional Center custody.
    • Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths

      Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths

      Sunday, August 17 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:12:12 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      The call comes in -- infant unconcious, not breathing. First responders speed to the home, only to find that it's too late.
      The call comes in -- infant unconcious, not breathing. First responders speed to the home, only to find that it's too late.
    • KTBS 3 InvestigatesMore>>

    • Living on the taxpayer's dime: 3 Investigates state official perks

      Living on the taxpayer's dime: 3 Investigates state official perks

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:18:15 GMT
      The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. 
      The Superintendent of Louisiana State Police, Colonel Mike Edmonson, has been thrust into a different limelight recently, after a new law gave him a pension boost given to almost no one else. And now we're learning of another perk he enjoys. 
    • Documents obtained by KTBS indicate compliance issues not a problem until University Health takeover of LSU

      Documents obtained by KTBS indicate compliance issues not a problem until University Health takeover of LSU

      Friday, August 15 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:20:00 GMT
      The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured." 
      The most controversial allegation by University Health hinted at in official documents is the "dual system of care for insured versus uninsured." 
    • 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? 
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    • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:06:53 GMT
      Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters. It's based on fears of salmonella contamination. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
      Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters. It's based on fears of salmonella contamination. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
    • Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

      Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:50:11 GMT
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
    • US won't reveal records on health website security

      US won't reveal records on health website security

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-08-19 09:12:23 GMT
      The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.
      The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.
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    • Patrick Williams first to file for Shreveport mayor

      Patrick Williams first to file for Shreveport mayor

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:06:55 GMT
      Caddo Parish qualifying has so far offered no surprises on this first day for candidates to file for the Nov. 4 election.State Rep. Patrick Williams, a Democrat, the first to announce his intentions last fall, filed to run for Shreveport mayor. The winner will replace term-limited Cedric Glover. Williams holds the same legislative seat once held by Glover.Also, Wednesday morning Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton filed to run for state Supreme Court and so far faces no opposition. Caddo Dist...
      Caddo Parish qualifying has so far offered no surprises on this first day for candidates to file for the Nov. 4 election.State Rep. Patrick Williams, a Democrat, the first to announce his intentions last fall, filed to run for Shreveport mayor. The winner will replace term-limited Cedric Glover. Williams holds the same legislative seat once held by Glover.Also, Wednesday morning Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton filed to run for state Supreme Court and so far faces no opposition. Caddo Dist...
    • Candidates officially file to run for November elections in Shreveport

      Candidates officially file to run for November elections in Shreveport

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:12:47 GMT
      Election season is upon us and it's time get an official tally of who is running for what office in our area.The November 4th election is a little more than 2 months away and candidates officially start qualifying today
      Election season is upon us and it's time get an official tally of who is running for what office in our area.The November 4th election is a little more than 2 months away and candidates officially start qualifying today
    • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:06:53 GMT
      Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters. It's based on fears of salmonella contamination. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
      Nspired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters. It's based on fears of salmonella contamination. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness.
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