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    Station 8 attorney discusses plea bargains ahead of Thursday court appearance Video included

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    Prosecutors originally scheduled former Station 8 firefighters for trial Thursday but now expect a series of plea deals. More>>

    Homicide investigation underway in Webster Parish

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    Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton has confirmed with KTBS 3 News that they are working what appears to be a homicide in the Minden area. More>>

    Shreveport woman fights off attempted kidnapper, suspect at large

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    Shreveport Police detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping of a woman outside her west Shreveport home. More>>

    Louisiana Public Defender Board pulled funds for local death penalty cases after unsuccessful trials Video included

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    The Louisiana Public Defender Board says it doesn't have the money to pay for expert witnesses ahead of Kenneth Willis' October 13 trial, so defense attorneys want proceedings pushed back until they can find the funds. More>>

    Firefighter's son charged with prostitution in Station 8 investigation Video included

    Stuart Duke Stuart Duke
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    Investigators say Stuart Duke, a firefighter's son, was present- and chipped in money- to hire a prostitute for a mentally disabled man June 14 last year. More>>

    Caddo ADA: Third Station 8 firefighter to plead guilty Thursday

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    The Caddo District Attorney's Office says a third Station 8 firefighter, Billy Glass, will plead guilty Thursday, the day originally slated for prostitution trials. Former SFD employees Clint Richardson and Jason Vaughan have also struck plea bargains with the DA's office. More>>

    Elm Grove woman originally charged with inciting prostitution pleads guilty to a different charge

    (Photo source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Dept.) (Photo source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Dept.)
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    An Elm Grove woman accused of prostituting out her own teenage relatives pleads guilty in Bossier Parish court. More>>

    Two Station 8 firefighters to plead guilty, testify against former coworkers Video included

    Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan Former firefighters Clint Richardson (left) and Jason Vaughan
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    Clint Richardson and Jason Vaughan will plead guilty to prostitution charges, trading testimony for dropped felony charges, the promise of no jail time, and the possibility of expungement. ADA Dale Cox calls them "the least culpable" of the defendants. More>>

    SPD seek suspect in alleged attempted sexual assault in Springlake area

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    Shreveport Police are looking for a man who allegedly barged into an east Shreveport home Friday morning in an attempted sexual assault. More>>

    Shreveport pair arrested for major retail theft Video included

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    The pair allegedly gathered over $1,300.00 worth of merchandise before leaving the business without paying. Investigators interviewed both suspects on the scene. More>>

    Shreveport man arrested for shooting

    Torrance Bedford, 22 courtesy SPD Torrance Bedford, 22 courtesy SPD
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    A Shreveport man is critically injured early Saturday morning after a visit to his girlfriend's apartment leads to gunfire. More>>

    Shreveport postal worker admits to stealing DVDs, cash

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    Federal prosecutors say a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Shreveport has pleaded guilty to stealing Netflix DVDs and money. More>>

    Two arrested following prostitution investigation at Bossier City massage parlor

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    An investigation by the Bossier City Police Department's Vice Unit into illegal sexual activity at a local massage parlor has resulted in the arrests of two people. More>>

    Judge allows SPD detective's transfer, union head supports future restraining orders Video included

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    A Caddo judge ruled Thursday morning Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw can move ahead with plans to transfer veteran detective Rod Demery to evening patrol when he reports to work Monday. More>>

    Shreveport detective, union head allege SPD-led smear campaign Video included

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    Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw will head to court Thursday to face Det. Rod Demery, days after the 15-year veteran filed a lawsuit against his boss. More>>

    Caddo constable defends position after commissioner's criticism Video included

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    Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson recently told KTBS 3 News he's concerned area constables are not keeping up with property standards, but Constable Eric Hatfield denies the charge. More>>

    Shreveport detective files suit, alleges Chief Shaw didn't follow up on Station 8 allegations Video included

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    The ever-growing scandal stemming from allegations of prostitution and abuse at Shreveport Fire Station 8 may have reached across to Shreveport Police Department, a year after a string of arrests first tarnished the fire department's reputation. More>>

    Birth behind bars Video included

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    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. More>>

    Local DJ among those charged in Bossier casino fight

    Terrence Stewart (source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Terrence Stewart (source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
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    Terrance Stewart aka DJ Bay Bay, was arrested and charged for his alleged role in a casino fight at a Bossier City casino. More>>

    Suspect wanted for Bossier City home invasion arrested

    Brandonlyn Campbell, 25 / Photo courtesy of BCPD Brandonlyn Campbell, 25 / Photo courtesy of BCPD
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     Brandonlyn Campbell, 25, was arrested Tuesday by detectives with the Bossier City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit.  More>>

    Early morning shooting in Shreveport injures two people Video included

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    An early morning shootout in a Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood sends two people to the hospital. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.  More>>

    1966 Ford Mustang yields nearly 80 pounds of pot

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    A 1966 Ford Mustang has been seized and the driver arrested after border officers in West Texas found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana hidden under the front fenders. More>>

    Murder occurred during home invasion

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    Dion Laonadre Lewis was in Shreveport court today for further proceedings on a first degree murder charge. More>>

    Drug possession lands Texarkana woman behind bars

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    A Texarkana woman is behind bars. Cynthia Stone was arrested Friday afternoon following a search of her residence. More>>

    Shooting suspect wanted

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    Authorities have obtained a search warrant for a suspect wanted for allegedly shooting a man earlier this week in Shreveport. More>>

    Man charged in Bossier City's first homicide of the year

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    Bossier City police have arrested and charged a man they believe is responsible for Saturday's early-morning homicide. More>>

    Man arrested for rape of child

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    Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Shreveport man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, said Sheriff Steve Prator. More>>

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    • Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor

      Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:25:45 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      Keeping up with growth in Bossier Parish has been a long and winding road. After many twists and turns, officials are now on the straight-away for a major artery through the parish.
      Keeping up with growth in Bossier Parish has been a long and winding road. After many twists and turns, officials are now on the straight-away for a major artery through the parish.
    • Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

      Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:30:10 GMT
      Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton's law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them. At the end of last school year KTBS spot checked 4 local schools. 1 in Bossier and 3 in Caddo, most were not in compliance with the law. 
      Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton's law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them. At the end of last school year KTBS spot checked 4 local schools. 1 in Bossier and 3 in Caddo, most were not in compliance with the law. 
    • Latest guidelines for well woman exams

      Latest guidelines for well woman exams

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:42:02 GMT
      For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection.
      For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection.
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    • Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Oil tanker near Texas leaves after legal dispute

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:14:22 GMT
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
      A tanker carrying crude oil from Kurdistan has left its position near Texas during an ongoing legal dispute with Iraq over its potentially $100 million cargo.
    • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:12:54 GMT
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
      A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas.
    • Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

      Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

      Thursday, August 28 2014 5:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:59:13 GMT
      An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
      An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
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