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  • Asian beetle found in southwestern Arkansas

    Asian beetle found in southwestern Arkansas

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:27:21 GMT
    An Asian beetle that's blamed for killing millions of Ash trees in the United States has been found in southwestern Arkansas.
    An Asian beetle that's blamed for killing millions of Ash trees in the United States has been found in southwestern Arkansas.
  • BTW Grade Scandal: Shreveport students' futures are on the line

    BTW Grade Scandal: Shreveport students' futures are on the line

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:18:41 GMT
    It was a heart stopping announcement for many Thursday. School officials wrongly inflated grades at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington High School. The Caddo Parish School System is investigating.
    It was a heart stopping announcement for many Thursday. School officials wrongly inflated grades at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington High School. The Caddo Parish School System is investigating.
  • Trial delayed for man accused of killing a Bowie County deputy

    Trial delayed for man accused of killing a Bowie County deputy

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:59:58 GMT
    The trial for an East Texas man accused of killing a deputy has been delayed until next month.
    The trial for an East Texas man accused of killing a deputy has been delayed until next month.
  • Weather forecast for this weekend's Sportspectrum triathlons

    Weather forecast for this weekend's Sportspectrum triathlons

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:36:34 GMT
    Weather Forecast for this weekend's TriathlonsWeather Forecast for this weekend's Triathlons

     The weather looks decent for this weekend's Sportspectrum Ironfish and Rivercities Triathlons.

     The weather looks decent for this weekend's Sportspectrum Ironfish and Rivercities Triathlons.

  • Six new cases of West Nile reported in Louisiana

    Six new cases of West Nile reported in Louisiana

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:34:52 GMT
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is confirming six new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 15.
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is confirming six new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 15.
  • Goodwin takes command at Barksdale

    Goodwin takes command at Barksdale

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:30:11 GMT
    A historic change of command today at Barksdale Air Force Base. Colonel Kristin Goodwin took command of the Second Bomb Wing.
    A historic change of command today at Barksdale Air Force Base. Colonel Kristin Goodwin took command of the Second Bomb Wing.
  • Texarkana College professor killed in hiking accident

    Texarkana College professor killed in hiking accident

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:15:05 GMT
    Texarkana College is mourning the loss of a longtime instructor following a hiking accident in California. 
    Texarkana College is mourning the loss of a longtime instructor following a hiking accident in California. 
  • KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:14:13 GMT
    7 Day Forecast7 Day Forecast

     Here's the 7 day forecast.

     Here's the 7 day forecast.

  • Shreveport Street Sweepers

    Shreveport Street Sweepers

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:00:24 GMT
    The City of Shreveport will have 2 brand new street cleaners and hire 6 city workers to run those machines sometime this year. What does this means in terms of what you see on your streets, and why is the cleaning program starting up now after years of neglect.
    The City of Shreveport will have 2 brand new street cleaners and hire 6 city workers to run those machines sometime this year. What does this means in terms of what you see on your streets, and why is the cleaning program starting up now after years of neglect.
  • Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:25:33 GMT
    Auditors looking at state payments to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year.
    Auditors looking at state payments to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year.
  • Man stabbed multiple times in French Quarter

    Man stabbed multiple times in French Quarter

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:07:07 GMT
    New Orleans police are investigating an early morning stabbing in the French Quarter.
    New Orleans police are investigating an early morning stabbing in the French Quarter.
  • Police: Intruder stabbed in Houma break in

    Police: Intruder stabbed in Houma break in

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:05:33 GMT
    Police say a 30-year-old Houma man accused of breaking into a home ended up in the hospital suffering from several stab wounds.
    Police say a 30-year-old Houma man accused of breaking into a home ended up in the hospital suffering from several stab wounds.
  • Suspect caught in Texas poker game fatal shooting

    Suspect caught in Texas poker game fatal shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:04:16 GMT
    One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large in the slaying of a Houston-area man during a robbery at a private poker game.
    One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large in the slaying of a Houston-area man during a robbery at a private poker game.
  • Shreveport woman accused of bank fraud

    Shreveport woman accused of bank fraud

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:16:26 GMT
    A Shreveport woman is accused of stealing more than $186,000 in a bank fraud scheme.
    A Shreveport woman is accused of stealing more than $186,000 in a bank fraud scheme.
  • Tax Free Weekend hits the ArkLaTex

    Tax Free Weekend hits the ArkLaTex

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:15:42 GMT
    It's back to school time and you know what that means, back to school shopping season is upon us. But there's some good news, this weekend is tax free shopping in our area.
    It's back to school time and you know what that means, back to school shopping season is upon us. But there's some good news, this weekend is tax free shopping in our area.
  • New Driving Laws for Louisiana Drivers

    New Driving Laws for Louisiana Drivers

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:30:30 GMT
    Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. Troopers would like to highlight several changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana's roadways. Listed below are only a few notable changes affecting motorists; however, Troopers strongly urge citizens to familiarize themselves with all new laws, updates, and amendments coming into effe...
    Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. Troopers would like to highlight several changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana's roadways. Listed below are only a few notable changes affecting motorists; however, Troopers strongly urge citizens to familiarize themselves with all new laws, updates, and amendments coming into effe...
  • Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:55:34 GMT
    The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease.
    The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease.
  • 4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

    4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:19:38 GMT
    Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.
    Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.
  • Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:18:11 GMT
    Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
    Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
  • $15,000 worth of stolen property recovered in Bowie County

    $15,000 worth of stolen property recovered in Bowie County

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:16:02 GMT
    Thanks to help from a resale shop owner, the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office has recovered more than $15,000 worth of stolen property.
    Thanks to help from a resale shop owner, the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office has recovered more than $15,000 worth of stolen property.
  • Caddo's transformation schools get ready for new year

    Caddo's transformation schools get ready for new year

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:00:15 GMT
    It should be the calm before the storm at Mooretown Elementary this week with school starting August 11th, but instead the sounds of music and laughter come from the cafeteria. 
    It should be the calm before the storm at Mooretown Elementary this week with school starting August 11th, but instead the sounds of music and laughter come from the cafeteria. 
  • Thieves swipe hair weaves in heist in Houston

    Thieves swipe hair weaves in heist in Houston

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:21:28 GMT
    Thieves were after hair weaves during a smash-and-grab at a business in southwest Houston overnight Wednesday.
    Thieves were after hair weaves during a smash-and-grab at a business in southwest Houston overnight Wednesday.
  • Word of God Ministries hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    Word of God Ministries hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:17:38 GMT
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for ourOperation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at Word of God Ministries at 6645 W. Bert Kouns from 9am-3pm.
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for ourOperation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at Word of God Ministries at 6645 W. Bert Kouns from 9am-3pm.
  • Customer dis-service? Angry confrontation may be sign of a trend

    Customer dis-service? Angry confrontation may be sign of a trend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:14:49 GMT
    If a store overcharged you a lot of money, you'd probably want them to straighten that out promptly and courteously. But it was anything but that for Bob Morrison when he went back to the checkout at a Shreveport CVS drug store. And he got it on cell phone video.
    If a store overcharged you a lot of money, you'd probably want them to straighten that out promptly and courteously. But it was anything but that for Bob Morrison when he went back to the checkout at a Shreveport CVS drug store. And he got it on cell phone video.
  • Jury selection begins for murder case in Bowie County, Texas

    Jury selection begins for murder case in Bowie County, Texas

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:39:22 GMT
    Jury selection begins Friday for a man accused of shooting and killing a Bowie County sheriff's deputy. 
    Jury selection begins Friday for a man accused of shooting and killing a Bowie County sheriff's deputy. 
  • Proposed tax repeal could go before voters

    Proposed tax repeal could go before voters

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:25:21 GMT
    A proposed tax repeal could soon go before voters in Texarkana, Arkansas.City officials are working to verify signatures turned in with a petition to repeal a two percent tax on restaurant and fast food purchases.
    A proposed tax repeal could soon go before voters in Texarkana, Arkansas.City officials are working to verify signatures turned in with a petition to repeal a two percent tax on restaurant and fast food purchases.
  • BPSB and Barksdale announce a big win for community

    BPSB and Barksdale announce a big win for community

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:06:57 GMT
    Support for military families is vital to Barksdale Air Force Base and the local community's relationship, especially military children. The bond BAFB and the Bossier Parish School Board share was celebrated Thursday.
    Support for military families is vital to Barksdale Air Force Base and the local community's relationship, especially military children. The bond BAFB and the Bossier Parish School Board share was celebrated Thursday.
  • Pair of murder suspects now in Shreveport Police custody

    Pair of murder suspects now in Shreveport Police custody

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:51:31 GMT
    Two men accused in the shooting death of a local man have been taken into police custody.Kinoy Singleton, 35, and Robert Lynn, 41, both of Shreveport, sit behind bars Thursday afternoon following their surrender to authorities.
    Two men accused in the shooting death of a local man have been taken into police custody.Kinoy Singleton, 35, and Robert Lynn, 41, both of Shreveport, sit behind bars Thursday afternoon following their surrender to authorities.
  • Bossier Master Plan: 60 years later, local officials strive to meet demands of growing parish

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

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:24:31 GMT
    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
    Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000.
    Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, you could get a home for about $22,000, and a shiny new Ford for under $2,000.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Caddo Parish has allegations of grade changes

    BREAKING NEWS: Caddo Parish has allegations of grade changes

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:17:55 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations student grades were changed at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School. The investigation follows an anonymous tip sent to Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree.
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations student grades were changed at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School. The investigation follows an anonymous tip sent to Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree.
  • Caddo nearly triples AP exam participation

    Caddo nearly triples AP exam participation

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:46:15 GMT
    Participation in Advanced Placement exams at Caddo Parish high schools nearly tripled last school year according to data released today by the Louisiana Department of Education.
    Participation in Advanced Placement exams at Caddo Parish high schools nearly tripled last school year according to data released today by the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • Class of 2018: LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine's biggest class ever

    Class of 2018: LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine's biggest class ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:23:46 GMT
    Forty-five years after first opening its doors, the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport will welcome its largest class ever Friday. 
    Forty-five years after first opening its doors, the School of Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport will welcome its largest class ever Friday. 
  • Caddo Sheriff seeks help finding sex offender

    Caddo Sheriff seeks help finding sex offender

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:13:18 GMT
    Jeri Allen, Sr., 37 / photo courtesy CPSOJeri Allen, Sr., 37 / photo courtesy CPSO
    The Caddo Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating Jeri M. Allen Sr., a convicted sex offender who has repeatedly failed to register with authorities as required by law.
    The Caddo Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating Jeri M. Allen Sr., a convicted sex offender who has repeatedly failed to register with authorities as required by law.
  • VIDEO: Texas jailer fired for "leg sweep" on prisoner

    VIDEO: Texas jailer fired for "leg sweep" on prisoner

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:46:35 GMT
    Jason BishopJason Bishop
    Denton Police officials are admitting wrong doing and releasing jailhouse surveillance video that shows one of their jailers using an unauthorized leg sweep on a prisoner.That prisoner, Jason Bishop, says that leg sweep sent him into a full speed face plant onto the concrete floor of a jail cell.
    Denton Police officials are admitting wrong doing and releasing jailhouse surveillance video that shows one of their jailers using an unauthorized leg sweep on a prisoner.That prisoner, Jason Bishop, says that leg sweep sent him into a full speed face plant onto the concrete floor of a jail cell.
  • Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:17:38 GMT
    Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.
    Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.
  • Operation A+ Stuff the Bus continues at Word of God Ministries

    Operation A+ Stuff the Bus continues at Word of God Ministries

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:49:46 GMT
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign.Today the bus, which we plan to stuff with much needed school supplies, will be parked at Word of God Ministries at 6645 W. Bert Kouns from 9am-3pm.
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign.Today the bus, which we plan to stuff with much needed school supplies, will be parked at Word of God Ministries at 6645 W. Bert Kouns from 9am-3pm.
  • One of two suspects arrested in Shreveport's latest homicide

    One of two suspects arrested in Shreveport's latest homicide

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:55:22 GMT
    Authorities have arrested one of two men following an ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood Monday morning.
    Authorities have arrested one of two men following an ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood Monday morning.
  • Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

    Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:57:51 GMT
    Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
    Mid-August hearing dates have been set for dueling lawsuits over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
  • Caddo Sheriff Office investigates early-morning fatal crash

    Caddo Sheriff Office investigates early-morning fatal crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:40:00 GMT
    U.S Highway 71 south of Hosston is partially closed this morning as Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.
    U.S Highway 71 south of Hosston is partially closed this morning as Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler, according to Sheriff Steve Prator.
  • Rare tornado hits Boston suburb early this week

    Rare tornado hits Boston suburb early this week

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:40:54 GMT
    Tornado Damage in Revere, MA from Elise Amendola APTornado Damage in Revere, MA from Elise Amendola AP
    An EF-2 tornado tore through the Boston suburb of Revere early this week.  Find out more here.
    An EF-2 tornado tore through the Boston suburb of Revere early this week.  Find out more here.
  • 'Don't be Trashy' PSAs are coming to Shreveport-Bossier City TVs

    'Don't be Trashy' PSAs are coming to Shreveport-Bossier City TVs

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:48:07 GMT
    Nearly everywhere you look, you'll find scraps of paper or plastic on our roadways. Shreveport-Bossier City groups got together last year to combat the area's litter problem. 
    Nearly everywhere you look, you'll find scraps of paper or plastic on our roadways. Shreveport-Bossier City groups got together last year to combat the area's litter problem. 
  • Beating "Back to School" stress in students

    Beating "Back to School" stress in students

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:03:54 GMT
    Saying goodbye to summer is hard for most of us. But if you're a kid coming back from summer break looking towards the school year, the next couple of weeks could be tough. 
    Saying goodbye to summer is hard for most of us. But if you're a kid coming back from summer break looking towards the school year, the next couple of weeks could be tough. 
  • Angie's List-- Tree Removal

    Angie's List-- Tree Removal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:00:40 GMT
    Trees can add beauty and value to our homes even reduce heating and cooling costs if they’re properly placed. But do you have a tree in your yard that is in danger of toppling?
    Trees can add beauty and value to our homes even reduce heating and cooling costs if they’re properly placed. But do you have a tree in your yard that is in danger of toppling?
  • TISD discusses facility needs for increased enrollment

    TISD discusses facility needs for increased enrollment

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:39:08 GMT
    Texarkana, Texas ISD is looking to expand their facilities to make room for increased enrollment.
    Texarkana, Texas ISD is looking to expand their facilities to make room for increased enrollment.
  • Advisory Committee formed to help improve animal shelter in Texarkana

    Advisory Committee formed to help improve animal shelter in Texarkana

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:34:41 GMT
    The city of Texarkana, Arkansas has formed a new citizens advisory committee to help make the animal shelter a better place.
    The city of Texarkana, Arkansas has formed a new citizens advisory committee to help make the animal shelter a better place.
  • East Texas woman killed in house fire

    East Texas woman killed in house fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:29:21 GMT
    One person is killed and another injured in a house fire in Texarkana, Texas.
    One person is killed and another injured in a house fire in Texarkana, Texas.
  • Lawsuit filed by Finish 3132 dismissed in federal court

    Lawsuit filed by Finish 3132 dismissed in federal court

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:12:52 GMT
    The second federal law suit filed by the Finish 3132 Coalition and Willis-Knighton Medical Center was dismissed Wednesday.
    The second federal law suit filed by the Finish 3132 Coalition and Willis-Knighton Medical Center was dismissed Wednesday.
  • Louisiana asked to return $7.1 million to Federal government for Medicaid payment requests

    Louisiana asked to return $7.1 million to Federal government for Medicaid payment requests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:11:55 GMT
    According to the Office of the Inspector General, Louisiana was overpaid by over $7 million in Medicaid funds—and now the Federal government wants that money back.  
    According to the Office of the Inspector General, Louisiana was overpaid by over $7 million in Medicaid funds—and now the Federal government wants that money back.  
  • Mark Sweeney accepts Shreveport/ Caddo MPC director job

    Mark Sweeney accepts Shreveport/ Caddo MPC director job

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:00:24 GMT
    The Shreveport/ Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission has a new director, but it is not their first choice.
    The Shreveport/ Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission has a new director, but it is not their first choice.
  • Large item waste collection in Shreveport running several weeks out for appointment

    Large item waste collection in Shreveport running several weeks out for appointment

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:41:50 GMT
    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
    "Normally, it gets picked up on Monday, this week it was Tuesday. But clearly there is so much trash still left on our street."
    "Normally, it gets picked up on Monday, this week it was Tuesday. But clearly there is so much trash still left on our street."
  • Firefighter trials set for December

    Firefighter trials set for December

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:46:58 GMT
    Fire Station 8Fire Station 8
    There's a new development today in the Shreveport Fire Station 8 scandal. The felony cruelty to the infirm trials have been set for December 8.
    There's a new development today in the Shreveport Fire Station 8 scandal. The felony cruelty to the infirm trials have been set for December 8.
  • Two suspects face charges following early morning vehicle burglary in Shreveport

    Two suspects face charges following early morning vehicle burglary in Shreveport

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:43:02 GMT
    Two suspected burglars sit behind bars following their arrest by patrol officers Wednesday morning in east Shreveport.
    Two suspected burglars sit behind bars following their arrest by patrol officers Wednesday morning in east Shreveport.
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:56 GMT
    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
  • The finale event for the 2013/2014 UNSCENE! Arts Residency Series

    The finale event for the 2013/2014 UNSCENE! Arts Residency Series

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:25:51 GMT
    For one night only, 8 Artist teams comprised of groups of up to 5 compete for a chance at TEN GRAND in prize money by producing collaborative works in front of a LIVE audience! Experience the creative process at work, vote for your favorite teams, and on Saturday August 9
    For one night only, 8 Artist teams comprised of groups of up to 5 compete for a chance at TEN GRAND in prize money by producing collaborative works in front of a LIVE audience! Experience the creative process at work, vote for your favorite teams, and on Saturday August 9
  • Whataburger hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    Whataburger hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:10:15 GMT
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm. 
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm. 
  • Animal abandonment investigation underway in Caddo Parish

    Animal abandonment investigation underway in Caddo Parish

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:45:23 GMT
    Caddo Parish Animal Services is investigating a possible case of animal abandonment in the 1100 block of Prospect St.
    Caddo Parish Animal Services is investigating a possible case of animal abandonment in the 1100 block of Prospect St.
  • Vitter introduces legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Obamacare, tuition tax credits

    Vitter introduces legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Obamacare, tuition tax credits

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:18:25 GMT
    U.S. Sen. David VitterU.S. Sen. David Vitter
    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced a package of bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare subsides through Obamacare and higher education tax credits.
    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced a package of bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving healthcare subsides through Obamacare and higher education tax credits.
  • Bossier task force seeks stolen fuel card suspect

    Bossier task force seeks stolen fuel card suspect

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:36:23 GMT
    The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying and locating a man suspected of using a stolen fuel card to ring up hundreds of dollars in authorized fuel purchases.
    The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force and Bossier Crime Stoppers are asking the public for help with identifying and locating a man suspected of using a stolen fuel card to ring up hundreds of dollars in authorized fuel purchases.
  • Late morning fire damages vacant home on Turner Lane

    Late morning fire damages vacant home on Turner Lane

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:50:39 GMT
    Late morning fire damages Shreveport homeLate morning fire damages Shreveport home
    Shreveport fire crews had their hands full with a late morning fire. The blaze broke out around 11:05 a.m. on the 700 block of Turner Lane. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames coming from a window of the home.Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control within an hour. Authorities say the home was vacant with no utilities, however it appears someone had been staying there.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stay with KTBS 3 News on-air and online for the latest on ...
    Shreveport fire crews had their hands full with a late morning fire. The blaze broke out around 11:05 a.m. on the 700 block of Turner Lane. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames coming from a window of the home.Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control within an hour. Authorities say the home was vacant with no utilities, however it appears someone had been staying there.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stay with KTBS 3 News on-air and online for the latest on ...
  • Your back-to-school health checklist

    Your back-to-school health checklist

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:04:19 GMT
    A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order.
    A new school year is right in front of us and now is the time to get your child's health needs in order.
  • In the courts this Wednesday...

    In the courts this Wednesday...

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:03:56 GMT
    Chevis CarterChevis Carter
    It's been a busy morning at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
    It's been a busy morning at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
  • St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

    St. Jude is "Disneyland" for Tulane researcher

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:01:17 GMT
    The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day.
    The KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home campaign continues as the children's research hospital saves lives every day.
  • Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:12:26 GMT
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
  • Misdemeanor warrant leads to discovery of meth labs

    Misdemeanor warrant leads to discovery of meth labs

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:36:54 GMT
    Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents thought they were going to arrest a man on a misdemeanor bench warrant on Tuesday, but when they arrived at the suspect's house their attention quickly turned to several meth labs found on the premises.
    Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents thought they were going to arrest a man on a misdemeanor bench warrant on Tuesday, but when they arrived at the suspect's house their attention quickly turned to several meth labs found on the premises.
  • Former Station 8 firefighters back in court today

    Former Station 8 firefighters back in court today

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:08:45 GMT
    Another court date is set in the Fire Station 8 Scandal. The embattled former Shreveport firefighters will go before a judge Wednesday at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. 
    Another court date is set in the Fire Station 8 Scandal. The embattled former Shreveport firefighters will go before a judge Wednesday at the Caddo Parish Courthouse. 
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:53:09 GMT
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
  • Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

    Hikes sought in health coverage rates in Louisiana

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:45:01 GMT
    The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
    The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
  • Do your part & help "Stuff the Bus"

    Do your part & help "Stuff the Bus"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:33:12 GMT
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign.Today the bus, which we plan to stuff with much needed school supplies, will be parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm.
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign.Today the bus, which we plan to stuff with much needed school supplies, will be parked at Whataburger on Bert Kouns near Youree Drive from 9am-3pm.
  • Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:23:41 GMT
    Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
    Louisiana's state school board has jumped into a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal that accuses the governor of illegally meddling in education policy through his efforts to block Common Core education standards.
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured in East Texas fire

    1 Dead, 1 Injured in East Texas fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:16:25 GMT
    One person is dead and another is being treated for injures after a late night fire.
    One person is dead and another is being treated for injures after a late night fire.
  • East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

    East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:14:39 GMT
    East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
    East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
  • Harrison Co. officials searching for missing teen

    Harrison Co. officials searching for missing teen

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:56:40 GMT
    Harrison County investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Erin Raquel Martinez.
    Harrison County investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Erin Raquel Martinez.
  • Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

    Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:51:56 GMT
    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.
    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.
  • Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:43:51 GMT
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
  • GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

    GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:29:13 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
  • 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.
  • Bat tests positive for rabies in Longview

    Bat tests positive for rabies in Longview

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:29:31 GMT
    A bat captured in Longview has tested positive for rabies, as confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on Tuesday.
    A bat captured in Longview has tested positive for rabies, as confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on Tuesday.
  • Army responds to EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Army responds to EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:29:57 GMT
    The Army responds to the Environmental Protection Agency about the clean up at Camp Minden. The EPA made the deadline midnight Monday, and the military branch responded in time.
    The Army responds to the Environmental Protection Agency about the clean up at Camp Minden. The EPA made the deadline midnight Monday, and the military branch responded in time.
  • Shreveport families escape major apartment fire on Buncombe Road

    Shreveport families escape major apartment fire on Buncombe Road

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:29:46 GMT
    Shreveport firefighters are on scene at the Olde Salem Village Apartments on Buncombe Rd. where a blaze has destroyed at least two units. 
    Shreveport firefighters are on scene at the Olde Salem Village Apartments on Buncombe Rd. where a blaze has destroyed at least two units. 
  • Emmitt Smith to speak at kick off luncheon

    Emmitt Smith to speak at kick off luncheon

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:25:52 GMT
    http://independencebowl.org/shop/kickoff-luncheon/http://independencebowl.org/shop/kickoff-luncheon/
    Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith will be the featured speaker for the fifth-annual Duck Commander Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.The kickoff luncheon is set for Wednesday, August 13, at 11:45 a.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. (318) 221-0712, toll free at (888) 414-BOWL
    Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith will be the featured speaker for the fifth-annual Duck Commander Independence Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.The kickoff luncheon is set for Wednesday, August 13, at 11:45 a.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. (318) 221-0712, toll free at (888) 414-BOWL
  • Sherri Talley returning to KTBS 3 News at 6pm

    Sherri Talley returning to KTBS 3 News at 6pm

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:22:56 GMT
    KTBS is pleased to announce that Sherri Talley is returning to the KTBS 3 News desk, Monday, August 4th.“I’m so excited to be back with the team that has a sharper-than-ever focus on good, quality journalism,” said Sherri Talley.
    KTBS is pleased to announce that Sherri Talley is returning to the KTBS 3 News desk, Monday, August 4th.“I’m so excited to be back with the team that has a sharper-than-ever focus on good, quality journalism,” said Sherri Talley.
  • Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder

    Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:30 GMT
    The Crime Stoppers of Sabine has announced the cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest and filing of criminal charges in the murder of James Paul Green whose charred remains were discovered in his burned Fisher home on July 18.
    The Crime Stoppers of Sabine has announced the cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest and filing of criminal charges in the murder of James Paul Green whose charred remains were discovered in his burned Fisher home on July 18.
  • U.S. Air Force musicians to perform in Bossier City

    U.S. Air Force musicians to perform in Bossier City

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:19:36 GMT
    (JBSA-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex.) -- Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home on Monday, August 25th. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge.The United States Air Force Band of the West is proud to present Brass in Blue. The newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West, Brass in Blue combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flex...
    (JBSA-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex.) -- Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home on Monday, August 25th. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge.The United States Air Force Band of the West is proud to present Brass in Blue. The newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West, Brass in Blue combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flex...
  • BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:51:34 GMT
    Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.
    Louisiana's state school board has voted to join a lawsuit filed to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to block implementation of the Common Core education standards.
  • Money magazine ranks Louisiana Tech among nation's best college values

    Money magazine ranks Louisiana Tech among nation's best college values

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:24:09 GMT
    Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation's best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
    Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation's best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
  • Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders

    Texarkana PRIDE Academy seeks youth peer leaders

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:13 GMT
    The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family.
    The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has been inundated with juveniles who are committing misdemeanor offences, such as theft or simple assault, that do not result in any type of corrective programs or incarceration. Unfortunately, there are limited corrective resources and opportunities for offenders and their family.
  • BREAKING NEWS - Crash shuts down highway in Caddo Parish

    BREAKING NEWS - Crash shuts down highway in Caddo Parish

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:05:08 GMT
    Highway 79 in Greenwood is shut down after an 18 wheeler accident this morning.
    Highway 79 in Greenwood is shut down after an 18 wheeler accident this morning.
  • Suspect faces charges in Shreveport robbery investigation

    Suspect faces charges in Shreveport robbery investigation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:58:19 GMT
    Calvin Youngblood, 55Calvin Youngblood, 55
    A local man accused of robbery is jailed following his arrest by Shreveport Police Monday evening.
    A local man accused of robbery is jailed following his arrest by Shreveport Police Monday evening.
  • New book and retail businesses coming to Bossier

    New book and retail businesses coming to Bossier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:09:22 GMT
    A well loved bookstore has closed its doors in Bossier City. Books a Million on Airline Drive is gone but it's being replaced by another book friendly store. 
    A well loved bookstore has closed its doors in Bossier City. Books a Million on Airline Drive is gone but it's being replaced by another book friendly store. 
  • Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

    Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:07:06 GMT
    South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.
    South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.
  • Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display

    Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:03:06 GMT
    A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.
    A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage.
  • BESE holds special meeting on Common Core dispute

    BESE holds special meeting on Common Core dispute

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:54:45 GMT
    Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
    Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
  • Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:44:59 GMT
    A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.
    A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.
  • Early morning fire damages home in MLK Neighborhood

    Early morning fire damages home in MLK Neighborhood

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:27:27 GMT
    The Shreveport Fire Department responded to an early morning blaze in the 2800 block of Kelsey Street.
    The Shreveport Fire Department responded to an early morning blaze in the 2800 block of Kelsey Street.
  • Dog Faints With Joy When Reunited With Owner

    Dog Faints With Joy When Reunited With Owner

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:17:44 GMT
    A 9-year-old schnauzer so excited to be reunited with her owner after two years that she fainted with joy has become a viral star.
    A 9-year-old schnauzer so excited to be reunited with her owner after two years that she fainted with joy has become a viral star.
  • Walkway Damaged when Truck Hits Overpass on I-20 West

    Walkway Damaged when Truck Hits Overpass on I-20 West

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:46:30 GMT
    A subcontractor doing roadwork for the D.O.T. on Interstate 20 West hit an overpass walkway just after midnight.
    A subcontractor doing roadwork for the D.O.T. on Interstate 20 West hit an overpass walkway just after midnight.
  • Mother of fallen service member gets unexpected gift

    Mother of fallen service member gets unexpected gift

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:19:44 GMT
    A Texas mother received an unexpected gift of honor from a military family in more than 100 miles away in Southeast Texas.
    A Texas mother received an unexpected gift of honor from a military family in more than 100 miles away in Southeast Texas.
  • One dead after Shreveport home invasion early Monday morning

    One dead after Shreveport home invasion early Monday morning

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:22:13 GMT
     One man is dead, and his roommate is talking to police about what he says happened on Holly St. near East Kings Highway.
     One man is dead, and his roommate is talking to police about what he says happened on Holly St. near East Kings Highway.
  • Construction on Kingston Road widening project in north Bossier Parish to begin soon

    Construction on Kingston Road widening project in north Bossier Parish to begin soon

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:14:09 GMT
    (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
    It's yet another sign of the times. Construction on Kingston Road in north Bossier Parish will begin soon to relieve growing congestion in the area.
    It's yet another sign of the times. Construction on Kingston Road in north Bossier Parish will begin soon to relieve growing congestion in the area.
  • Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses

    Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:08:27 GMT
    This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana.
    This fall, it will be illegal for smokers to light up on any public college campus in Louisiana.
  • NOPD officer suspended, accused of attempting to run over man

    NOPD officer suspended, accused of attempting to run over man

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:35:38 GMT
    A veteran New Orleans police officer has been arrested for trying to run over her husband.
    A veteran New Orleans police officer has been arrested for trying to run over her husband.
  • Shreveport religious leaders protest "Black Jesus" sitcom

    Shreveport religious leaders protest "Black Jesus" sitcom

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:34:47 GMT
    A new TV series on Cartoon Network's night time programming, Adult Swim, has groups across America protesting before the show even debuts. Now Louisiana joins in.
    A new TV series on Cartoon Network's night time programming, Adult Swim, has groups across America protesting before the show even debuts. Now Louisiana joins in.
  • Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

    Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:50:26 GMT
    Shanice Davis, 16Shanice Davis, 16
    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month.
    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month.
  • Water moccasin takes bite out Louisiana state senator

    Water moccasin takes bite out Louisiana state senator

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:22 GMT
    State Sen. Robert Adley of Benton is in a Florida resort today, but over the weekend he was in a hospital ICU beingtreated for snake bite.Adley stepped off the porch of this lake-front home in the near dark Friday night and onto the back of a water moccasin.“Multiply a wasp sting by 10 or 15 times…it’s like electricity running through you,’’ said Adley of the pain that spreads as the venom moves through the bloodstream. He should know. Earlier in the week he had been to the doctor for treatme...
    State Sen. Robert Adley of Benton is in a Florida resort today, but over the weekend he was in a hospital ICU beingtreated for snake bite.Adley stepped off the porch of this lake-front home in the near dark Friday night and onto the back of a water moccasin.“Multiply a wasp sting by 10 or 15 times…it’s like electricity running through you,’’ said Adley of the pain that spreads as the venom moves through the bloodstream. He should know. Earlier in the week he had been to the doctor for treatme...
  • Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

    Shreveport Police looking for missing juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:46:26 GMT
    Shanice Davis, 16Shanice Davis, 16
    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month.
    The Shreveport Police Department needs your help to find a missing juvenile who ran away from home earlier this month.
  • WESLA hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    WESLA hosts Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:43:33 GMT
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at WESLA Federal Credit Union on Fern Avenue in Shreveport. 
    Your generous donations continue to roll in for our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign. Today the bus was parked at WESLA Federal Credit Union on Fern Avenue in Shreveport. 
  • Shreveport man arrested on warrant following domestic incident

    Shreveport man arrested on warrant following domestic incident

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:25:16 GMT
    Michael Payne, 37Michael Payne, 37
    A local man has been arrested in connection with a domestic incident occurring earlier this month.
    A local man has been arrested in connection with a domestic incident occurring earlier this month.
  • Shreveport- Bossier "Hope for the Homeless" reduced local homelessness by 22%

    Shreveport- Bossier "Hope for the Homeless" reduced local homelessness by 22%

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:59 GMT
    http://www.nwlahope.org/http://www.nwlahope.org/
    Hope for the Homeless announced today that Shreveport Bossier had housed homeless individuals as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign, which today reached its four-year goal of helping communities house 100,000 chronically homeless Americans.
    Hope for the Homeless announced today that Shreveport-Bossier is making a big difference to wipe out homelessness.  It has housed homeless individuals as part of the national 100,000 Homes Campaign.  
  • Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

    Deputy involved in fatal Cass County shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:57:23 GMT
    A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants.
    A Cass County deputy fatally shot a man he was trying to arrest on felony warrants.
  • Thieves caught on cam robbing Shreveport tattoo parlor

    Thieves caught on cam robbing Shreveport tattoo parlor

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:38:02 GMT
    Shreveport Police need your help to locate a trio of suspects accused of robbing a local tattoo parlor last week.
    Shreveport Police need your help to locate a trio of suspects accused of robbing a local tattoo parlor last week.
  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Brandan Butler

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Brandan Butler

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:24:40 GMT
    Bossier Parish prosecutors say they'll seek the the death penalty for a man accused of killing two Bossier city women on Mother's Day.
    Bossier Parish prosecutors say they'll seek the the death penalty for a man accused of killing two Bossier city women on Mother's Day.
  • Several arrested during Caddo, Shreveport drug investigations

    Several arrested during Caddo, Shreveport drug investigations

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:52:40 GMT
    Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of several people on drug charges following investigations in Caddo Parish and the City of Shreveport.
    Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of several people on drug charges following investigations in Caddo Parish and the City of Shreveport.
  • KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

    KTBS hosts online health forums, your input needed

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:04 GMT
    KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more.
    KTBS has joined up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to get people around Shreveport eating better and moving more.
  • South Bossier Redevelopment Plan public meeting set

    South Bossier Redevelopment Plan public meeting set

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:52:09 GMT
    The City of Bossier City will host the second and final public meeting for the South Bossier/Barksdale Boulevard Redevelopment Plan on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center.
    The City of Bossier City will host the second and final public meeting for the South Bossier/Barksdale Boulevard Redevelopment Plan on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center.
  • Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

    Landrieu hammering Cassidy on banking agency

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:15:12 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is making a campaign issue out of a congressional fight over a banking agency targeted for elimination by conservative Republicans.
  • National gay rights group hires Arkansas director

    National gay rights group hires Arkansas director

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:12:56 GMT
    A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.
    A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.
  • No summer break for NSU art student

    No summer break for NSU art student

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:36:25 GMT
    Crystal Dunning, NSU StudentCrystal Dunning, NSU Student
    Crystal Dunning is spending her summer immersed in the arts. Dunning, a junior from Lafayette at Northwestern State University, is working at the Interlochen Center for the Arts as an intern in the College of Creative Arts.
    Crystal Dunning is spending her summer immersed in the arts. Dunning, a junior from Lafayette at Northwestern State University, is working at the Interlochen Center for the Arts as an intern in the College of Creative Arts.
  • City of Natchitoches to hold recycling meeting

    City of Natchitoches to hold recycling meeting

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:51:20 GMT
    The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in citywide recycling efforts. 
    The City of Natchitoches will hold a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to encourage and increase participation in citywide recycling efforts. 
  • Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

    Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:33:50 GMT
    Photo courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSOPhoto courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSO
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:54:54 GMT
    An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
    An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:54:37 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:48:49 GMT
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
  • Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

    Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:46:58 GMT
    Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.
    Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.
  • Lawsuits may seal important facts about West blast

    Lawsuits may seal important facts about West blast

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:45:03 GMT
    Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case.
    Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case.
  • World War II veteran reveals brave story he never told his family

    World War II veteran reveals brave story he never told his family

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:04:42 GMT
    All that Floyd Stratton's family knows is that he lost a finger in World War II. They didn't know how. He never told them. But when we asked, he told us. It turns out it was kill or be killed.
    All that Floyd Stratton's family knows is that he lost a finger in World War II. They didn't know how. He never told them. But when we asked, he told us. It turns out it was kill or be killed.
  • 1 dead after lightning strikes 14 in Southern California

    1 dead after lightning strikes 14 in Southern California

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:24:50 GMT
    A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
    A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
  • 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? 
  • Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

    Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

    Unrestrained Man Killed in Crash, Alcohol Suspected

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:44:52 GMT
    Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, LA. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected during the crash.
    Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, LA. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected during the crash.
  • Officer involved shooting in Cass Co. leaves one dead

    Officer involved shooting in Cass Co. leaves one dead

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:56:21 GMT
    Texas officials in Cass County are investigating a fatal shooting that involved an officer. 
    Texas officials in Cass County are investigating a fatal shooting that involved an officer. 
  • One person seriously injured following early morning shooting in Shreveport

    One person seriously injured following early morning shooting in Shreveport

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:25:54 GMT
    (Photo source: KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: KTBS 3 News)
    One person is seriously injured, following an early morning shooting in the Mooretown area of Shreveport.
    One person is seriously injured, following an early morning shooting in the Mooretown area of Shreveport.
  • Funeral services set for Webster Parish man who died in house fire

    Funeral services set for Webster Parish man who died in house fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-27 12:51:56 GMT
    (Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy)(Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy)
    Funeral services have been set for the Webster Parish man who died in a house fire in Minden last week.
    Funeral services have been set for the Webster Parish man who died in a house fire in Minden last week.
  • Fertilizer makers put blame for West, Tx blast on city

    Fertilizer makers put blame for West, Tx blast on city

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 10:55:41 GMT
    Two fertilizer companies sued following the massive explosion in West last year that killed 15 people are claiming the small town is partly to blame.
    Two fertilizer companies sued following the massive explosion in West last year that killed 15 people are claiming the small town is partly to blame.
  • The Red Bayou Project gives Farmers a boost in water needed for irrigation

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

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:44:54 GMT
    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.
    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.

  • Blood drive helps cancer victims

    Blood drive helps cancer victims

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:04:02 GMT
    A Caddo Commissioner's whose family has experienced the worst of cancer gave back to the community Saturday. Commissioner Jerald Bowman partnered with LifeShare to hold a blood drive in Mooretown.
    A Caddo Commissioner's whose family has experienced the worst of cancer gave back to the community Saturday. Commissioner Jerald Bowman partnered with LifeShare to hold a blood drive in Mooretown.
  • Cross Country: Texas man carrying cross vows to walk it through all 50 states

    Cross Country: Texas man carrying cross vows to walk it through all 50 states

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:46:11 GMT
    A Texas man is braving traffic and wild animals whiling carrying a heavy burden. He is attempting to walk through all fifty states while bearing a cross. The Shreveport-Bossier City leg of his possible decade long trip wrapped up today.
    A Texas man is braving traffic and wild animals whiling carrying a heavy burden. He is attempting to walk through all fifty states while bearing a cross. The Shreveport-Bossier City leg of his possible decade long trip wrapped up today.
  • Keithville man sentenced to 60 months for firearm warehouse theft

    Keithville man sentenced to 60 months for firearm warehouse theft

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:52:33 GMT
    A Keithville man was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse.
    A Keithville man was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse.
  • Man killed in Shreveport car crash identified

    Man killed in Shreveport car crash identified

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:35:05 GMT
    Shreveport Police have identified the man who died in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in east Shreveport.Police say 23-year-old Anthony Carter died from the injuries he suffered after he was thrown from his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
    Shreveport Police have identified the man who died in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in east Shreveport.Police say 23-year-old Anthony Carter died from the injuries he suffered after he was thrown from his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
  • Shreveport firefighter hospitalized during battle with house fire

    Shreveport firefighter hospitalized during battle with house fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:20:03 GMT
    A Shreveport firefighter is being treated after battling a blaze at a vacant home.
    A Shreveport firefighter is being treated after battling a blaze at a vacant home.
  • UPDATE: Power restored to most SWEPCO customers

    UPDATE: Power restored to most SWEPCO customers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:53:44 GMT
    SWEPCO officials say power has been restored to 95 percent of customers who lost electricity during Wednesday night's storm. 
    SWEPCO officials say power has been restored to 95 percent of customers who lost electricity during Wednesday night's storm. 
  • Caddo Sheriff's officials searching for armed robbery suspects

    Caddo Sheriff's officials searching for armed robbery suspects

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:41:11 GMT
    Caddo Parish Sheriff's officials are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a north Shreveport restaurant early Saturday morning.
    Caddo Parish Sheriff's officials are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a north Shreveport restaurant early Saturday morning.
  • One person dead in boat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    One person dead in boat accident on Lake Pontchartrain

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:40:37 GMT
    A sailboat accident claimed the life of an unidentified man in his early 20's Friday evening.According to the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, a small sailboat flipped over in Lake Pontchartrain near the mouth of Tchefuncte River around 5 p.m.Another person who was thrown from the boat was rescued, said the sheriff's office.Around 8:30 p.m., St. Tammany Sheriff's Office confirmed a body had been found.
    A sailboat accident claimed the life of an unidentified man in his early 20's Friday evening.According to the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, a small sailboat flipped over in Lake Pontchartrain near the mouth of Tchefuncte River around 5 p.m.Another person who was thrown from the boat was rescued, said the sheriff's office.Around 8:30 p.m., St. Tammany Sheriff's Office confirmed a body had been found.
  • Officials: Counterfeit money passed at local businesses in Hope, AR

    Officials: Counterfeit money passed at local businesses in Hope, AR

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:16:33 GMT
    A rash of "funny money" being passed around town.That's what officials in Hope, AR say they're dealing with right now, and they want residents to be aware.“While certainly the types of incidents reported to HPD that involve counterfeit currency do not pose a serious threat to our local economy, none the less, over the past two months, HPD has seen a significant rise in the cases reported,” said Hope Police Chief JR Wilson.Officials say, over a 41 day period, police seized 16 counterfeit bills...
    A rash of "funny money" being passed around town.That's what officials in Hope, AR say they're dealing with right now, and they want residents to be aware.“While certainly the types of incidents reported to HPD that involve counterfeit currency do not pose a serious threat to our local economy, none the less, over the past two months, HPD has seen a significant rise in the cases reported,” said Hope Police Chief JR Wilson.Officials say, over a 41 day period, police seized 16 counterfeit bills...
  • CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust?

    CenturyLink in Bossier City: Boom or Bust?

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:20:33 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Shreveport man jailed, accused of sexual assault of a minor

    Shreveport man jailed, accused of sexual assault of a minor

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:26:58 GMT
    Shreveport Police have arrested a local man accused of committing a sexual assault involving a minor.
    Shreveport Police have arrested a local man accused of committing a sexual assault involving a minor.
  • Sewer nightmare, families face human waste flood in East Cove

    Sewer nightmare, families face human waste flood in East Cove

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:36:45 GMT
    Since 2006, residents in the North Caddo Parish community East Cove have dealt with a boil advisory for their drinking water. It seems the community's sewer is in bad shape, too.
    Since 2006, residents in the North Caddo Parish community East Cove have dealt with a boil advisory for their drinking water. It seems the community's sewer is in bad shape, too.
  • Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

    Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:34:57 GMT
    Animal Control officials in Charlotte County Florida have made contact with the man posted in a picture pointing a gun at a cat.
    Animal Control officials in Charlotte County Florida have made contact with the man posted in a picture pointing a gun at a cat.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:04 GMT
    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
  • High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

    High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:02:44 GMT
    Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled.
    Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled.
  • Six arrested, one at large after federal cocaine conspiracy indictments

    Six arrested, one at large after federal cocaine conspiracy indictments

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:14:09 GMT
    A two-year-long undercover investigation has resulted in the seizure of more than $517,000 in cash and seven people being charged for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, firearm violations, and other related drug charges in parishes across north Louisiana.
    A two-year-long undercover investigation has resulted in the seizure of more than $517,000 in cash and seven people being charged for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, firearm violations, and other related drug charges in parishes across north Louisiana.
  • West Nile death in Caddo Parish

    West Nile death in Caddo Parish

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:46:40 GMT
    A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age.
    A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age.
  • Official: No survivors found amid wreckage of Air Algerie plane in Mali

    Official: No survivors found amid wreckage of Air Algerie plane in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:32:24 GMT
    The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere.
    The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere.
  • Shreveport landfill fire sparks more debate, residents meet with state leaders

    Shreveport landfill fire sparks more debate, residents meet with state leaders

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:11:50 GMT
    Louisiana State Senator Greg Tarver hosted another community meeting focused on the still burning Harrelson Materials Management landfill. It was a chance for M.L.K. residents to become better informed about the issues and processes needed to close the landfill as soon as possible.
    Louisiana State Senator Greg Tarver hosted another community meeting focused on the still burning Harrelson Materials Management landfill. It was a chance for M.L.K. residents to become better informed about the issues and processes needed to close the landfill as soon as possible.
  • Teachers prepare for start of new school year

    Teachers prepare for start of new school year

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:08:03 GMT
    Students may still be enjoying summer break, but teachers have been hard at work trying to learn Louisiana's new math and ELA standards.
    Students may still be enjoying summer break, but teachers have been hard at work trying to learn Louisiana's new math and ELA standards.
  • Poll shows Hillary Clinton frontrunner in Florida

    Poll shows Hillary Clinton frontrunner in Florida

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:14:08 GMT
    Florida voters would prefer Hillary Clinton take over the White House in 2016, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.
    Florida voters would prefer Hillary Clinton take over the White House in 2016, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.
  • Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:30:03 GMT
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
  • New nap time policy for kindergarten

    New nap time policy for kindergarten

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:46:04 GMT
    Time may be up for students to have nap-time in class.If you are a parent of a kindergartner, you will soon learn about a policy across Louisiana regarding when and if students are allowed to catch some z's during the school day.
    Time may be up for students to have nap-time in class.If you are a parent of a kindergartner, you will soon learn about a policy across Louisiana regarding when and if students are allowed to catch some z's during the school day.
  • TRENDING NOW - Plane incidents: Should you avoid flying?

    TRENDING NOW - Plane incidents: Should you avoid flying?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:23:22 GMT
    Several recent high-profile plane incidents may have you wondering if it's safe to fly. The latest occurred just this morning when an Air Algerie plane with 116 people aboard disappeared from radar.
    Several recent high-profile plane incidents may have you wondering if it's safe to fly. The latest occurred just this morning when an Air Algerie plane with 116 people aboard disappeared from radar.
  • Drones and business- is there a future together?

    Drones and business- is there a future together?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:34:27 GMT
    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.
    With a quick start of an unmanned aerial vehicle, a business idea takes off.
    With a quick start of an unmanned aerial vehicle, a business idea takes off.
  • High winds down trees and knock out power

    High winds down trees and knock out power

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:27:36 GMT
    Thousands are without power after high winds swept through the ArkLaTex Tuesday night.

    Thousands are without power after high winds swept through the ArkLaTex Tuesday night.


  • Storm Wind Gusts

    Storm Wind Gusts

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:13:50 GMT

     Wind gusts were over 50 mph in many locations across the ArkLaTex Wednesday evening.  Here's some of the data.

     Wind gusts were over 50 mph in many locations across the ArkLaTex Wednesday evening.  Here's some of the data.

  • New York tornadoes...normal occurrence or from Global Warming?

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:53:35 GMT
    New York Tornado Outbreak in JulyNew York Tornado Outbreak in July
     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.
     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.

  • Shreveport police searching for missing man

    Shreveport police searching for missing man

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:49:43 GMT
    Shreveport Police are asking the public's help to find a man missing since for two weeks.John Braden West reportedly walked away from his Shreveport home located in the 9100 block of Linwood Avenue, following a verbal argument with another family member back on July 10, 2014.
    Shreveport Police are asking the public's help to find a man missing since for two weeks.John Braden West reportedly walked away from his Shreveport home located in the 9100 block of Linwood Avenue, following a verbal argument with another family member back on July 10, 2014.
  • Little Rock Air Force Base lockdown lifted

    Little Rock Air Force Base lockdown lifted

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:42:38 GMT
    The lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base has been lifted.
    The lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base has been lifted.
  • Arkansas delegation announces more than $500,000 for airport upgrades

    Arkansas delegation announces more than $500,000 for airport upgrades

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:37:51 GMT
    U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Tim Griffin, today announced that four Arkansas airports will receive over $500,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport facility upgrades and expansions.
    U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Tim Griffin, today announced that four Arkansas airports will receive over $500,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport facility upgrades and expansions.
  • TRENDING NOW - Fruit recall: What you should know

    TRENDING NOW - Fruit recall: What you should know

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:19:03 GMT
    As you pack a lunch for today, keep this in mind. If you plan to eat peaches, nectarines, or plums, they may not be safe. There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores.
    As you pack a lunch for today, keep this in mind. If you plan to eat peaches, nectarines, or plums, they may not be safe. There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores.
  • Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

    Three dozen Caddo teachers displaced

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:13:09 GMT
    The start of a new school year is fast approaching.As teachers and students prepare for the first day of class, a number of Caddo teachers don't know where they'll be going.Nearly three dozen Caddo Parish teachers don't know what classroom, or what school they'll be assignedThe moves comes after Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District's plan for transforming Caddo's lowest performing schools forced the district to start at ground zero, and required all staff to re-apply f...
    The start of a new school year is fast approaching.As teachers and students prepare for the first day of class, a number of Caddo teachers don't know where they'll be going.Nearly three dozen Caddo Parish teachers don't know what classroom, or what school they'll be assignedThe moves comes after Louisiana Department of Education's Recovery School District's plan for transforming Caddo's lowest performing schools forced the district to start at ground zero, and required all staff to re-apply f...
  • 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...
  • Whistleblower claims secret list at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport

    Whistleblower claims secret list at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:16:09 GMT
    Although problems with VA wait times and scheduling practices have been discussed by Government audits for over a decade,this issue really came to light after whistleblowers in Phoenix, Arizona, started talking to CNN about secret wait lists and veterans who died waiting for care.
    Although problems with VA wait times and scheduling practices have been discussed by Government audits for over a decade,this issue really came to light after whistleblowers in Phoenix, Arizona, started talking to CNN about secret wait lists and veterans who died waiting for care.
  • WATCH NOW - Entire media briefing on care at Shreveport's Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center

    WATCH NOW - Entire media briefing on care at Shreveport's Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center

    Thursday, June 26 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-06-26 21:58:48 GMT
    No secret wait list of mental health patients needing treatment exists at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, the new interim director said Thursday.
    No secret wait list of mental health patients needing treatment exists at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, the new interim director said Thursday.
  • Shreveport Fire Chief Mulford under indictment in Station 8 scandal

    Shreveport Fire Chief Mulford under indictment in Station 8 scandal

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:58:13 GMT
    Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office.Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office.
    The heat is on Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford, now under indictment in connection with the scandal at Fire Station 8. He was booked this afternoon into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office. It's a story 3 Investigates has been following since the beginning, breaking today's new developments.
    The heat is on Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford, now under indictment in connection with the scandal at Fire Station 8. He was booked this afternoon into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office. It's a story 3 Investigates has been following since the beginning, breaking today's new developments.
  • Marion, Louisiana family of GSU recognized in Guinness

    Marion, Louisiana family of GSU recognized in Guinness

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:33:14 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Pest control Airmen protect personnel, families from deadly diseases

    Pest control Airmen protect personnel, families from deadly diseases

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-05-20 20:58:56 GMT
    Staff Sgt. Scott Addis, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays herbicide on Barksdale Air Force Base / U.S. Air Force photoStaff Sgt. Scott Addis, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays herbicide on Barksdale Air Force Base / U.S. Air Force photo
    Airmen and their families inhabit and work on more than 80,000 acres on Barksdale, which are also home to mosquitoes, snakes, racoons, alligators and other wildlife.The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management flight is Team Barksdale's front line in the war against deadly insect and animal-borne diseases.
    Airmen and their families inhabit and work on more than 80,000 acres on Barksdale, which are also home to mosquitoes, snakes, racoons, alligators and other wildlife.The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management flight is Team Barksdale's front line in the war against deadly insect and animal-borne diseases.
  • Ark-la-tex resident scammed by Home Warranty Company

    Ark-la-tex resident scammed by Home Warranty Company

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:09 AM EST2014-03-06 16:09:25 GMT
    Buying and selling a home are no small tasks.  And unfortunately, there are scammers out there looking to cash in on the often complicated process.
    Buying and selling a home are no small tasks.  And unfortunately, there are scammers out there looking to cash in on the often complicated process.
  • Drug prices vary by store; be your own advocate

    Drug prices vary by store; be your own advocate

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 5:32 PM EST2014-03-04 22:32:58 GMT
    "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."
    "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."
  • Natchitoches plays after rare southern snow fall

    Natchitoches plays after rare southern snow fall

    Friday, January 24 2014 4:09 PM EST2014-01-24 21:09:51 GMT
    It looked just a like Christmas card in Natchitoches on Friday. The buildings on Northwestern State University's campus were covered in snow. Classes were canceled and most students took advantage of
    It looked just a like Christmas card in Natchitoches on Friday.
  • Shreveport home damaged during morning chimney fire

    Shreveport home damaged during morning chimney fire

    Monday, January 13 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-01-13 16:30:03 GMT
    Shreveport fire crews were kept busy Sunday morning working a house fire under control. The blaze started just before 7 a.m. at a home at the 5200 block of Broadway Ave. 
    Shreveport fire crews were kept busy Sunday morning working a house fire under control. The blaze started just before 7 a.m. at a home at the 5200 block of Broadway Ave. 
  • Early morning shooting in Shreveport injures two people

    Early morning shooting in Shreveport injures two people

    Monday, January 13 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-01-13 16:11:19 GMT
    An early morning shootout in a Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood sends two people to the hospital.
    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. 
  • DPS observes AMBER Alert anniversary

    DPS observes AMBER Alert anniversary

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:06 AM EST2014-01-13 12:06:32 GMT
    Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day.
    Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day.
  • Lengthy Illness Claims Life of Longtime Lawman

    Lengthy Illness Claims Life of Longtime Lawman

    Thursday, January 9 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-01-10 04:15:01 GMT
    Funeral services have been set for former U.S. Marshal and Claiborne Parish Sheriff J.R. Oakes. The 84 year old died today at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston following a lengthy illness. A
    Funeral services have been set for former U.S. Marshal and Claiborne Parish Sheriff J.R. Oakes.
  • MPC meets tomorrow, zone change debate expected

    MPC meets tomorrow, zone change debate expected

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 6:01 PM EST2014-01-01 23:01:35 GMT
    Shreveport's Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a meeting tomorrow. You can bet the corner of Kings Highway and Highland Avenue will come up in debate. The MPC may rezone that area. It's zoned
    Shreveport's Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a meeting tomorrow. You can bet the corner of Kings Highway and Highland Avenue will come up in debate. The MPC may rezone that area. 
  • Young Natchitoches woman killed in crash

    Young Natchitoches woman killed in crash

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 11:33 AM EST2013-12-31 16:33:08 GMT
    A young Natchitoches woman was killed in a vehicle accident after she reportedly lost control of her car.
    A young Natchitoches woman was killed in a vehicle accident after she reportedly lost control of her car.
  • Evening fire causes heavy damage to Shreveport home

    Evening fire causes heavy damage to Shreveport home

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 10:54 AM EST2013-12-31 15:54:00 GMT
    A Shreveport home was heavily damaged by an evening fire.
    A Shreveport home was heavily damaged by an evening fire.
  • Boat sinks at Bodcau Dam leaving three men stranded

    Boat sinks at Bodcau Dam leaving three men stranded

    Monday, December 30 2013 9:32 AM EST2013-12-30 14:32:35 GMT
    The men were out boating and possibly duck hunting when it happened.
    The men were out boating and possibly duck hunting when it happened.
  • Driver of Big Rig Treated at Area Hospital

    Driver of Big Rig Treated at Area Hospital

    Monday, December 30 2013 7:30 AM EST2013-12-30 12:30:22 GMT
    A truck driver is being treated for injuries after a late night accident in Shreveport.
    A truck driver is being treated for injuries after a late night accident in Shreveport.
  • Bedtime Blues: The sleep epidemic

    Bedtime Blues: The sleep epidemic

    Monday, December 23 2013 9:57 AM EST2013-12-23 14:57:57 GMT
    According to the CDC, 40 million people in the U.S. have a chronic sleep disorder, causing more than $18 billion in lost productivity every year.
    According to the CDC, 40 million people in the U.S. have a chronic sleep disorder, causing more than $18 billion in lost productivity every year.
  • Bedtime Blues: Sleeping routine

    Bedtime Blues: Sleeping routine

    Monday, December 23 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-23 14:55:56 GMT
    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.
    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.
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