Persistent flood victims near Lake Bistineau ask for help

Long after the nightmarish floodwaters from spring of 2016 have receded, some residents near Lake Bistineau are still fighting persistent high water seemingly any time there's heavy or persistent rainfall.

  Protecting your home from holiday fires

First Bossier Church hosts first worship service after devastating fire

Fit for Life Event encourages students in Bossier Parish

ALERT: Police warn of phony Netflix emails that could steal your information

Shreveport welcomes new mayor in two-part celebration

Dog goes missing after morning walk near Shreveport church; owners frantic

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  Reaching Our Dreams Foundation gives away 230 turkeys in Shreveport

Local group holds run to benefit children with disabilities

Motorcycle groups help 22 kids have “A Christmas to Remember”

School hosts surprise birthday party for girl who lost home in fire

Bossier Parish Schools to use “Remind Me” app for transportation alerts

Campaigns underway against holiday drunk driving

Holiday and New Year’s garbage collection schedule for Shreveport

As the New Year and holidays come closer, the City of Shreveport has announced changes in the trash collection schedule.

Man found in car shot in head; suspect sought

A man is fighting for his life following a shooting on Friday night.

  Nearly 2,000 wreaths placed on veterans' graves

Crews braved the rain and chilly wind, to lay wreaths at the foot of veterans' graves on Friday afternoon.

U.S. Army looking for new recruits to serve our country

Local army reps opened up about recruiting efforts in the region.

  Maranda At Work: The art of stained glass

Shreveport business working to help children in foster care this holiday season

Family displaced by fire loses mom to breast cancer

App Development Certification approved for Louisiana public schools

Big retailers catering to last-minute shoppers

Kevin Schutte appointed as acting police chief for Texarkana, Texas

  Shreveport Mayor-Elect announces transition team

The group is comprised of 15 members with different skills and backgrounds that will provide Perkins with “strategies and policies designed to advance the 'Future of Shreveport’ mission.

Free smoke alarms available for some Natchitoches Parish residents

Some families in Natchitoches Parish who may not have a smoke detector have a chance to get one for free.

Wake Village PD looking for canned food donations

The Wake Village Police Department needs help collecting can goods and nonperishable foods for this year's food drive.

‘Christmas in Roseland’ takes over the American Rose Center for the 35th year

If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit — The American Rose Center can do just that.

Crews investigating fire at N. Shreveport home

Crews are working to determine the cause of a fire that broke out at a home on Friday.

First Bossier church members gather for meeting on massive fire

It was standing room only inside the Bossier Civic Center as they united in song and prayer.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

Haughton museum on the verge of closing

Attendance started to decline after Sam passed away in 2002.

The Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Classic on Dec. 15

The annual Holiday Classic, presented by Southland Printing, will take place at the Centenary College Gold Dome.

East Texas animal shelter in disrepair desperately seeks volunteers, homes for dogs

The Humane Society of Marion County is desperately asking for help after poor living conditions at their facility in Jefferson was made public. This comes as a number of dead dogs were discovered on Monday in freezers on the property of this nonprofit that claims to be “no-kill.”

Sportran gets on board helping local families with Stuff Bus

Sportran’s Stuff Bus 2018 is now open, accepting food and toy donations to help local families this holiday season.

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun Christmas

A Christmas display in downtown Morgan City got a major upgrade this year with help from Hollywood. An Emmy Award-winning special effects artist has turned the town’s landmark shrimp boat into Christmas on the bayou.

Showtime boxing coming to Shreveport in January

Showtime Boxing network’s Next Gen will television a full line up for a fight night at Louisiana StageWorks on January 11.

Goodwill & Charitable Giving Season

The charitable giving season is now underway. But a new tax law has nearly doubled the standard deduction, which is expected to substantially lower donations. While the local impact is unclear, we learned more about the guidelines for giving at Goodwill Industries

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office delivers holiday spirit

Dozens of deputies from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office delivered hundreds of meals ahead of Christmas. Thursday marked the annual “Spirit of Christmas” holiday food drive.

Enduring the flames: Photos of the fire at First Bossier Church

Early in the morning on December 10, flames ripped through First Bossier Church, destroying the old sanctuary, and engulfing an iconic Bossier City institution.

Boil advisory lifted for Waskom Rural Water Supply

Officials with the Waskom Rural Water Supply have said the boil advisory for the system has been lifted.

LA State Treasurer to speak in Bossier Parish

The Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder will be in Northwest Louisiana this week.

Group aims to build affordable housing in Texarkana, some residents oppose

A national development group, MVAH Partners, is wanting to bring what they call affordable housing to Texarkana, Texas, but some residents oppose the construction.

Crews on scene of wreck in Bossier Parish

Crews are on the scene of a wreck in Bossier Parish on Tuesday morning.

Crews remain on scene of First Bossier fire; community meeting on Wednesday

Now 24 hours after the first call came in, fire crews remain on scene, still working to extinguish the blaze that ripped through First Bossier Church on Monday.

Bossier City megachurch still smoldering after a huge morning fire

Fire crews kept a watchful eye on smoldering debris well after sunset at the scene of what was a raging fire at a Bossier City megachurch.

‘Jocks in a Box’ spend a week in box to collect toys for holidays

Could you live in a box for an entire week? Well, two radio personalities have been doing just that — but it’s all for a good cause.

Mayor-Elect Adrian Perkins shares vision for Shreveport’s future

The convincing victory by Democratic challenger Adrian Perkins in the Shreveport mayoral race this weekend creates a seismic shift in local politics, with a new generation of leaders about to take the reins of the city.

AMBER ALERT: 3-year-old Louisiana girl found safe, suspect in custody

An AMBER Alert has been cancelled by the Louisiana State Police after a missing 3-year-old girl from Evangeline Parish was found safe.

Louisiana senior enhances English language skills in Spanish-speaking students, braids hair through self-created charitable program

Armed with only $100 and a vision for what she could do to improve the lives of youth in Baton Rouge, high school student Emily Seighman created the Books and Braids program to help improve the reading skills of four youth in our community, three of which speak English as a second language.

Louisiana launches website to help first responders facing trauma

The First Responders Emergency Media Outlet (FREMO), is a private website where firefighters, police officers, EMS, etc. can talk to each other or licensed professionals about their experiences. Only first responders can log into and use the site.

SFD extinguishes fire at Queensborough home

The Shreveport Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire on Sunday morning.

Shreveport’s Oldest Community is hosting a Open Studio Tour

The historic Highland neighborhood is hosting an open studio on December 9 from 12pm to 4pm.

Bossier City youth leaders experience criminal justice system up close

Bossier Youth Leadership program paid a visit to an ArkLaTex detention center to get an up close lessons about the criminal justice system.

NPSO: 2 dead, including 6-year-old, following fire

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office and other agencies are investigating following a fatal fire on Sunday morning.

Toys for Tots collect thousands of toys for needy children

The partnership has been able to collect around 3,000 toys to gift children in need during the holiday season.

Marshon Lattimore fined for Salvation Army donation against the Cowboys

Lattimore was fined over $13K

Shreveport residents make their way to vote

People throughout Shreveport made their way to vote in the December 8th election. On the ballot were many key races including the race for Shreveport Mayor.

Ochsner Health System raising minimum wage by nearly $4 in January

Ochsner Health System announced Thursday it will increase minimum wage payments from $8.10 per hour to $12 per hour, increasing the overall annual pay for more than 1,200 people employed by the system.

Cypress Lake and Black Bayou boat ramps closed

With up to six inches of rain in some areas of Bossier Parish, rising water from rains have forced the closure of boat launch ramps.

Waskom Rural Water Supply issues boil advisory

The Waskom Rural Water Supply has issued a boil advisory on Dec. 8, 2018 until further notice.

Sandbags still available in Bossier Parish

Bossier Parish officials are still offering sandbags for those who need them on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Shreveport Elk, Boy Scouts celebrate holidays for homeless veterans

Two North Louisiana organizations came together to make sure homeless veterans have a hot meal to eat for the holidays.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man snatches propane tanks

Marshall Police are asking the public’s help in idenifying a man who was caught on camera stealing two propane tanks from a East Texas grocery store.

Major hurdle cleared for new LSU Medical School facility in Shreveport

A major hurdle has been cleared in efforts to bring a new LSU medical education building to Shreveport. The LSU Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to the $56 million project. Next step: State legislative approval.

Fire heavily damages home; no one injured

It started around 8:40 p.m. in the 100 block of E. Jordan Street.

Minimum wage doesn’t cover rent costs for some Louisiana residents

There is an ongoing debate on whether to raise the minimum wage because of the rising cost of rent.

Sandbags available for Bossier Parish residents

As rains fall across the ArkLaTex, Bossier Parish officials are offering and bags of sand for those who need it.

Man dies in fatal fire at Haughton home; family displaced

A family is recovering following a fatal fire that took one life and destroyed their home.

The Gift of Life: A woman’s life-saving donation

A mother finds solace knowing after her child dies, her daughter was able to save other's lives.

Christus St. Michael gets new president

There is a new man in charge at Christus St Michael Health System in Texarkana.

Tickets still on sale for SRAC’s “Christmas in the Sky”

Wicked, Mary Poppins and The Lion King are just some of the many Broadway favorites you can find at this year’s “Christmas in the Sky.” The Shreveport Regional Arts Council puts on this glamorous event with a unique them every two years.

East Texas organization is making spirits bright for kids in need

For the past 25 years, Lea McGee has made Christmas a reality for thousands upon thousands of children in need across Harrison County.

Caddo Parish Commissioners 1 vote short of Queensborough Allocation

Caddo Commissioners denied an extra $300,000 to help those in Shreveport's Queensborough Neighborhood that is still recovering from April's tornado damage.

Wiley College takes on the UNCF national title

s a winning tradition at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Members of the college have won the national title for the United Negro College Fund for six consecutive years and 15 times since 1999.

Southern Air’s ’Heat the Town’ program comes to Shreveport

The gift of heat is what one Shreveport heating and air conditioning company is looking to bring to those in the area.

‘Christmas Around the World’ Dec. 20 in Shreveport

Come out to enjoy delicious refreshments, music and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Church’s nativity scene puts baby Jesus in cage, wise men behind border wall

Parishioners say they want to start a conversation about migrants and the separation of children from their parents.

Bossier Parish residents to vote on future alcohol sales

This weekend, some voters in Bossier Parish will have the decision to end, maintain or expand alcohol sales in their area.

Family escapes blaze with help of SFD firefighters

A family is recovering following a house fire on Wednesday night.

Caddo Coroner IDs burned body found; police investigating as homicide

The Caddo Parish Coroner has released the name of the man whose body was found burning in Shreveport over the weekend.

Virginia College officials announce nationwide closure of campuses

Virginia College, one of the country’s largest for-profit colleges, is closing.