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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>>

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>>

Rick Rowe Arklatex Best: Azaleas Video included

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The gardens at Norton's in Shreveport are famous for what happens for a couple of amazing weeks every spring... 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>>

Hang onto those supporting documents for your tax return

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Now that the tax filing deadline is here, it's time to focus on all those documents that support your return. 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>>

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>>

Python escapes causing concern for some Longview residents

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Longview's police department is warning citizens on it's Facebook page that a 16 foot Burmese Python has escaped from a home in the 700 Block of East Lynnwood. 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>>

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>>

McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape Video included

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A top-ranking staff member of a Louisiana congressman caught kissing a woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to videotape that exposed the dalliance. More>>

Rick Rowe: Arklatex Made Airline HistoryTeam Video included

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Airline High School has the best history team in the state. In fact they're so good they are heading to Nationals in a couple of weeks. More>>

Rick Rowe Arklatex Best : Beaver's Bend Video included

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A small town in Oklahoma is experiencing a boom and it's all about Beavers Bend and folks building log cabins as investments. 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>>

Mystery surrounds death of Tenn. twins in home

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The strange discovery of the skeletal remains of twin brothers Andrew and Anthony Johnson has mystified neighbors and others in Chattanooga and beyond. 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>>

New Orleans chef Besh to co-star on new TV show

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New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh will co-star in the new Spike network series "Hungry Investors," in which restaurants compete for investor cash. More>>

American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble

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The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release as part of Mideast peace talks. More>>

Bob Griffin: Griffin's Good Life Jan Hughest Video included

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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. More>>

Ark. exchange enrollment falling below target

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Arkansas officials say more than 33,500 people have signed up for the health insurance exchange set up under the federal health law. More>>

Rick Rowe Somewhere in the Arklatex: Mansfield

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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 More>>

ALM: Amazing Beauty Media Video included

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They say that we should take time to appreciate the beauty in life. But with the busy fast-paced lifestyle of today...is that really possible? More>>

First Baptist Church School Reaches for the Stars Video included

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Nearly 240 students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth at First Baptist Church School will participate in a space-themed Curriculum Fair. More>>

Cajun band to tour mainland China

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New Orleans-based public radio program "American Routes" has organized the first tour by a Louisiana French band to mainland China. More>>

Somewhere in the Arklatex: Natchitoches Show Contestant Video included

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He's joining a list of local performers. From Willie Jones to Cole Vosbury, Louisiana has been rocking the music scene thanks to shows like NBC's "The Voice." More>>

GGL: Living the Good Life through Music Video included

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As the years add up, a person who wants to live the good life and stay active looks for people of similar interest. And many times, a perfect fit can be found. More>>

Timeless Cafe: Living Independent Lives Video included

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There's a group in Minden.  A group that takes the time to find new beginnings for people. More>>

GGL: Rita Fruge Video included

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Retiring at 65 is no longer automatic for everyone. Many choose are staying in the work force past the retirement age. More>>

Leo is living the "good life" Video included

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You push yourself a little bit harder and believe it will have a great effect on everything for the rest of my life.
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Go Red Luncheon

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CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier is partnering up with the American Heart Association to sponsor the 2014 Go Red Luncheon. More>>

GGL: Mexico Mission Trip Video included

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For those in their later years there are many ways to stay active and make a contribution to the world. For some, one way is to go on a mission trip with their church or some other group. More>>

Hope Run in Marshall

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Next weekend you can run for great cause.

In Marshall the eleventh annual Hope Walk/Run will be held next Saturday in downtown Marshall.
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Arklatex Best: Christmas Display Video included

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Looking at him, he may seem like a nerd, but Owen Holman is full of the Christmas spirit. More>>

Crawfish and Pecan Soup Video included

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Check out a recipe from the new The Pot & The Palette Cookbook! More>>

Smoked Roasted Garlic Injected Pork Loin with Pepper Jelly Glaze Video included

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Thanksgiving is almost here!

And for many it's time to start planning and prepping for that holiday meal.
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Cartwheels Over Cancer: Fighting Cancer one Cartwheel at a Time

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Fourth-grader GraceAnne Hodgson hopes to help children fighting cancer through "Cartwheel Over Cancer" the second-annual fund raiser benefiting the Feist Weiller Cancer Center. More>>

Sweet Treats: Bourbon Pecan Bites Video included

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Award Winning chef Zondrain Mack of Bossier has the perfect treat for this holiday season. She shares with us her Bourbon Pecan Bites. More>>

Heart Walk for American Heart Association

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And this weekend you can help raise awareness. More>>

Centenary College Open House Video included

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This Saturday, Centenary College of Louisiana is inviting all high school seniors and juniors still looking for the right college. More>>

Texas inmate to die Tuesday for abduction, slaying

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A Texas death row inmate is set for execution Tuesday evening for abducting a Houston couple, raping the woman and killing the man. More>>

Taking Root

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With the colder weather of fall and winter the thought of planting vegetation may be distant from your way of thinking. Not so for KTBS Neil Shaw in this Ark La Tex in Depth Report. 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>>

Raised in Louisiana a 4H Dream Video included

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4-H...It's an organization you've probably heard of or known someone who has been affected by it. More>>

Airline Homecoming Video included

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Homecoming is point in fall that most high school students look forward too.

For 25 years Airline High School in Bossier has been celebrating homecoming but one thing was missing...the homecoming parade.
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Inside the Marshall Fire Department Video included

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We go inside the Marshall Fire Department to show you what goes on behind the scenes to make it work! More>>

State Fair Cooking Competition

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In less than a month the Louisiana State Fair will be back in town!

The fair is full of fun, food and loads of friendly competition.
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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill to resume

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A trial is set to resume for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster. More>>

River City Rep Theater Hosting Big Event

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This weekend the River City Rep Theater is hosting a big event and you're invited! More>>

Bark in the Park: A Canine Event for Cancer

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This Saturday the American Cancer Society is celebrating our four legged friends with a Bark for Life: Canine Event to fight Cancer. More>>

Drunk driving ends in a crash and burn Video included

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A man is in jail after slamming his SUV into a building in the 4200 block of Pro Street. More>>

Oklahoma Indian casinos impacting Shreveport-Bossier

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Tomorrow, we'll learn just how much money area riverboats took in last month.  The state Gaming Control board is scheduled to meet in Baton Rouge. That's where the revenue figures will be released. More>>

AID: Remembering April Fulghum Video included

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The murder trial of a former maintenance man, charged with killing his boss will get underway next month.  Robert Earl Walter is charged with 2nd degree murder for last year's killing of April Fulgham. More>>

Area kids D.A.R.E to be Fit for Life

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About 8,000 students from Caddo and Bossier parish are expected to pack Independence Stadium Wednesday morning for the annual "Fit for Life D.A.R.E Day." More>>

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  • La. legislature reviews state minimum wage bills

    La. legislature reviews state minimum wage bills

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:34:14 GMT
    Through out President Obama's administration, he's urged congress to raise the federal minimum wage. When the latest push to increase it from $7.25 to $10.10 stalled in Congress, state governments took
    Seventeen bills were filed this legislative session to help regulate minimum wage in Louisiana.
  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

    KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:28:57 GMT
    Cold weather is forecast for tonight.  Warmer conditions are expected for the remainder of the week.
    Mostly sunny and mild today with highs in the 60s. Clear and down...
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