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    Operation A + school supplies at Central Elementary

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    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with Operation A + school supplies at Central Elementary More>>

    Healthy Green and Into the Outdoors: An online Obesity Prevention forum Video included

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    KTBS 3 News is taking our Healthy Green Into the Outdoors campaign online. We're using a web forum to shine the spotlight on the growing problem of obesity and to promote healthy living.  More>>

    KTBS 3 Community Caravan in Texarkana, TX Video included

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    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan in Texarkana, Texas.
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    What's on your mind, Texarkana?

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

    Thanks for helping the children at St. Jude

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    A big thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to win the 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
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    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery. KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
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    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours. More>>

    KTBS 3 Community Caravan Idabel, Ok Video included

    © Jan & KTBS 3 Community Caravan in Idabel, OK © Jan & KTBS 3 Community Caravan in Idabel, OK
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    Thursday July 17, KTBS 3 crew with Community Caravan had lunch at Papa Poblanos. They all had a great time. Thanks Idabel, OK!


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    You're invited to tour the beautiful KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home

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    The KTBS 3 St Jude Dream Home is completed, and you can see the house this weekend from 9 - 5 on Saturday, or noon until 5:00 on Sunday. More>>

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

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

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

      Birth behind bars

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

      Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths

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

      From war to ministry, Billy Franks says God directed his life

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:49 GMT
      Old music buffs know of the late Tillman Franks from "The Hayride" on radio here in Shreveport. But you're about to meet his brother, Billy, who also made a name for himself here -- partly as a music promoter -- after duty in World War II.
      Old music buffs know of the late Tillman Franks from "The Hayride" on radio here in Shreveport. But you're about to meet his brother, Billy, who also made a name for himself here -- partly as a music promoter -- after duty in World War II.
    • World War II could not deter Arthur Williams from supporting his mom

      World War II could not deter Arthur Williams from supporting his mom

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:08:09 GMT
      Arthur Williams was left to support his mother when he was in the seventh grade. At age 18 came his draft notice, and he was off to World War II. But he was still helping his mom because all his pay went to her. They would reunite three years later, though their time together was tragically cut short.
      Arthur Williams was left to support his mother when he was in the seventh grade. At age 18 came his draft notice, and he was off to World War II. But he was still helping his mom because all his pay went to her. They would reunite three years later, though their time together was tragically cut short.
    • Young, married father was off to World War II

      Young, married father was off to World War II

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:28:25 GMT
      Sam Waller got married at age 16. Then they had a child. Then came another big life changer. 
      Sam Waller got married at age 16. Then they had a child. Then came another big life changer. 
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    • 2 in Custody After Early Morning Burglary

      2 in Custody After Early Morning Burglary

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

      40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

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

      Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:50:11 GMT
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
      A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children.
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    • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

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

      Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

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

      US won't reveal records on health website security

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

      Celebrate Education Week wraps up

      Friday, April 25 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-26 00:07:19 GMT
      The KTBS 3 Summer Reading Festival and ArtBreak celebrated the big 30 this week. What is known as the biggest arts and reading festival for students has been around for 30 years in the ArkLaTex, and it is all on display at the Shreveport Convention Center.This week thousands of 3rd grade students got a hands on lessons in the arts.While 2nd grade students are being encouraged to get library cards and continue reading this summer. "This week completes our 30th year of doing this so that is a l...
      The KTBS 3 Summer Reading Festival and ArtBreak celebrated the big 30 this week. What is known as the biggest arts and reading festival for students has been around for 30 years in the ArkLaTex, and it is all on display at the Shreveport Convention Center.This week thousands of 3rd grade students got a hands on lessons in the arts.While 2nd grade students are being encouraged to get library cards and continue reading this summer. "This week completes our 30th year of doing this so that is a l...
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    • Candidates officially file to run for November elections in Shreveport

      Candidates officially file to run for November elections in Shreveport

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

      Rick Rowe Arklatex Made: America on Edge

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:14:56 GMT
      A new radio show is in the works for the Arklatex area, called American on the Edge. And it all began here with local pastor and conservative speaker Ci Bryant.
      A new radio show is in the works for the Arklatex area, called American on the Edge. And it all began here with local pastor and conservative speaker Ci Bryant.
    • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

      Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

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

      2 in Custody After Early Morning Burglary

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:21:52 GMT
      Shreveport Police say they have two people in custody that could be responsible for an early morning burglary. 
      Shreveport Police say they have two people in custody that could be responsible for an early morning burglary. 
    • SPD investigate shooting at Shreveport Regional Airport

      SPD investigate shooting at Shreveport Regional Airport

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:06:23 GMT
      Shreveport Police are investigating a shooting involving a security officer at the Shreveport Regional Airport.
      Shreveport Police are investigating a shooting involving a security officer at the Shreveport Regional Airport.
    • Family Escapes Home in Early Morning Blaze

      Family Escapes Home in Early Morning Blaze

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:46:16 GMT
      A Shreveport family escapes their home - unharmed, this morning after a fire breaks out.
      A Shreveport family escapes their home - unharmed, this morning after a fire breaks out.
    • Holder calls for end to violence in Ferguson

      Holder calls for end to violence in Ferguson

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:44:59 GMT
      Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown while calling for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets" of Ferguson, Missouri.
      Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown while calling for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets" of Ferguson, Missouri.
    • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

      Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:26:30 GMT
      Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.
      Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.
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