ETX county added for ‘Text-to-911’ service

Residents in Shelby County can now reach emergency dispatchers from the tips of their fingers and in a matter of seconds.

  KSLA Salutes: Expanding The Warrior Network family

Bossier Parish School Board names six candidates for superintendent

  Elderly man injured while attempting to put out fire

Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators ’19 to take place on Saturday

4th Annual Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Bass Tournament this Saturday

  Man admits to encouraging coworker to have sex with dog , sentenced

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Local and state police to hold safety checkpoint

Louisiana State Police to host free child seat check event

  SPD sergeant files lawsuit against city and police chief

Louisiana Fire Marshal warns of unexpected Spring fire hazard

  Trial date set for Caddo Commissioner, sister facing money laundering charges

  Marshall ISD inks apparel deal with Under Armour

  Residents fret about TX chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Authorities lifted Thursday's order to remain indoors after several hours, saying tests showed the elevated levels of benzene in the air had cleared.

  Rep. Barbara Norton announces run for state senate

This is Rep. Norton’s last eligible term for state representative, which expires next January.

  Furever Friends: Chloe

This week's Furever Friend is Chloe, a Lab-mix looking for a new home.

  Train derailment closes highway in Red River Parish

Crews are working to reopen a Louisiana Highway on Thursday morning following a train derailment in Red River Parish.

  Broadmoor Neighborhood Association to host consumer protection event

Gillette launches recycling campaign to keep razors out of landfills

Sabine Parish school closed due to flu

Woodlawn HS million-dollar scholar reacts to college cheating scandal

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

Shreveport ranked #2 in 2019′s ‘Fattest Cities in America’

BCPD: Second wave of text scam targets bank customers

The fake text messages appear to be from the recipients’ bank, and may even include some information from their bank card account.

  NIH medical research program visiting Shreveport

The program focuses on precision medicine, which is medicine personalized for each specific person.

  Stress can affect a working mother’s heart health

Finding a way to balance a career, mommy duties, a social life, and personal health has been a mystery every woman attempts to solve.

  Final day to apply for Bossier Schools superintendent position

Today, March 20, marks the last day for applicants to apply for superintendent of Bossier Schools.

Department of Community Development to offer pre-apprenticeship truck driving program

Do you know someone ages 21 to 24 looking for a possible career in truck driving?

  Rep. Westerman visits Texarkana plant

A Southwest Arkansas industrial plant continues to grow and on Tuesday, received support from a visiting U.S. congressman.

  New app could help provide parishes and counties with faster internet

The National Association of Counties or NACo launched a new app called “TestIT” that will help identify areas with low connectivity.

  SporTran job fair scheduled for March 22

Looking for a job that will take you places — at least in Shreveport-Bossier?

Photos released of suspects wanted for credit/debit card fraud

Investigators have released photos of the suspects wanted in connection to that fraud

  KSLA News 12’s Christian Piekos to participate in Dancing for the Cure

It’s time for one of KSLA News 12′s own to put on some dancing shoes — all for a great cause.

  IN STUDIO: Crawfest to take place this week

Betty Virginia Park will be crawling with Crawfish at the end of this week.

  Local women honored at 8th Annual Women’s Circle Ceremony

The Multicultural Center of the South is an educational, historical, informational resource center supporting diverse cultures in Northwest Louisiana.

  DCFS: LA SNAP Benefits to be issued on modified schedule for April

Those on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their April benefits on a different time, according to a news release issued today.

Speed limit increase on I-49 in Alexandria

Passing through Alexandria might be a little quicker now.

  Victim in fatal Harrison County crash named

The 20-year-old driver was unrestrained, according to officials.

  Civil service board denies bid to remove Shreveport police chief from office

A Shreveport police sergeant called for the city's police chief to be removed from office.

‘Terror is no match for love’ Mayor Perkins posts letter of support for Muslim community

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins posted a letter to Instagram following the deadly terror attack in New Zealand.

  SFD crews extinguish morning fire

The Shreveport Fire Department is currently looking into the cause of an early morning fire.

Injection used in combination chemotherapy recalled, possible copper salt presence

Some patients with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer may be affected.

  KSLA Salutes: Lives changed and lives saved

Dogs can help people feel better by providing companionship. In some cases, they not only change lives, but save lives. Such is the case with an ArkLaTex veteran.

  Winner claims $550K Lotto ticket

A lottery ticket purchased at a Shreveport store is worth $550,000.

Texas firefighter carries elderly woman up stairs after she struggled to walk

Harwell is a senior captain with the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department which is about 50 miles from Houston.

SWEPCO: Call Center agents wanted

Please bring a copy of your resume and a valid ID.

  FBI aiming to recruit more diverse special agents

If you have a diverse background and have aspired to work for the F.B.I., now might be the time to give your dreams a shot.

  Suspicious package removed by bomb squad near Bi-State Justice Center

Crews are on scene after the discovery of a suspicious package near the Bi-State Justice Center.

National Kick Butts Day is March 20

It's never too late to quit smoking.

  Entergy rolling out new electric meters

New technologies could help Entergy customers bills low.

Bowie county takes on opioid crisis

Local medical professionals, law enforcement, first responders discuss ways to combat the opioid crisis at Opioid Crisis: Awareness to Action" event.

Free legal clinic in Shreveport on Mar. 18

If you’re in need of legal help — a free resource is available to you.

  Polls open for early voting in Louisiana

Early voting is underway for Lousiana’s March 30 election.

  318 Restaurant Week kicks off on March 18

Around 50 restaurants will be participating and offering special menu items, as well as $10 lunches and $20 dinners.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Sherricka Fields Jones named as Shreveport’s CAO

After being nominated by Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, Sherricka Fields Jones was unanimously confirmed by the City Council as the city's newest Chief Administrative Officer.

Nominate your favorite teacher to win a free Norwegian cruise, $15,000 prize for their school

If you're a teacher, you can even nominate yourself, Norweigan Cruise Line says.

World of Wheels car show promotes prostate cancer awareness

Attendees of the show have the opportunity to speak with medical professionals about the disease and complete a blood test to check their prostate.

#smashSMARDchallenge raising money for rare disease

It’s happening all over the country. Families are taking pies to the face as part of the latest viral challenge called #smashSMARD.

  Ogden, Arkansas railroad crossing to get safety upgrades

It’s been years in the making — work is underway in Little River County and leaders are hoping will make the drive through Ogden Arkansas safer.

Missing person reported in East Texas

Have you seen Kayla Howard?

  School Emergencies: Knowing the difference between a lockdown and shelter-in-place

Within the past two days, two Caddo Parish Schools had a lockdown and shelter-in-place emergency.

  Maranda at Work: Mudbugs Hockey

Hockey is fast, there’s action, and if you’re sitting in the stands it’s exciting to watch.

TBOS: Bossier Parish residents encouraged to L.O.C. up

If you commit a crime in Bossier Parish — there's a good chance you may be recorded.

  World of Wheels runs Mar. 15-17 at Shreveport Convention Center

The family-friendly event will feature a variety of the latest model cars, custom trucks and motorcycles.

4th Annual Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Bass Tournament

In January 2016, Poche was fatally stabbed at the Cypress Bend Boat Launch. Andrew Jacob Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of Dylan Poche and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  Police department offers free active shooter course for all law enforcement officers

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department wants to prepare all law enforcement professionals for active shooter situations.

  Furever Friends: Perdita

She is sweet, loving and appears to be crate-trained.

Power outages grow as severe weather moves through ArkLaTex

As heavy rains and winds move through the ArkLaTex on Thursday morning, the number of power outages grow.

  Your pelvic floor: What is it? How is it important to your health?

We're starting the conversation to help keep you healthy and active for years to come by shining the light on a topic that might be difficult to discuss not just with your doctor, but with your friends.

  Northside Elementary closed Thursday due to flu

School officials are encouraging parents to keep their children home from school until they are fever free for a minimum of 24 hours.

  IN STUDIO: American Heart Association’s Heart Walk scheduled for April 6

Take the first step in the right direction this spring with The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

  NTSB releases preliminary report on Red River plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on a fatal plane crash in the Red River.

  Fouke marching band sports new championship rings

The band consists of 49 musicians and band leaders say receiving championship rings will only help the band grow.

  Teens arrested in cloned debit and credit card arrests

A total of four arrests have been made over the last four days, three of those teenagers, involving credit and debit card skimmers.

  Bossier City plans to widen Viking Drive

The city plans to widen the street hopefully by next year.

  Mumps outbreak prompts SWAR school district closures

Students in a Southwest Arkansas school district will not return to school until March 25.

  Man injured in Ingleside shooting; suspect sought

Shreveport police do not have any suspect information to share at this time.

  Shreveport council delays vote on garbage collection fee

Frustration is mounting after the latest delay for any decision on a possible trash fee for Shreveport.

Woman who lost hands, feet to septic shock learning how to dance again

For one Livingston Parish woman, her brush with septic shock has been life-changing, in more ways than one.

  Give it your ‘Auld’

And even now, a year and a half after 26-year-old Trey Auld’s tragic death, his family and friends gather often to continue the giving legacy Trey began long before becoming a first responder.