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.

Claiborne Parish Sheriff announces retirement

  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

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  ETX man convicted of assaulting step-daughter, sentenced 375 years

  SporTran hosting bus operator job fair today

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

  Sheriff: Man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

  Video shows performers fall during high-wire stunt

Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease

Young country music singer Justin Carter dies after accidental shooting on music video set

Carter was a 35-year-old father of two, who had just released a new video, “Love Affair,” on March 9.

  Tax scams to watch out for this season

It's the height of tax season, and that means you need to be aware of scammers.

  Trump to pull federal research funding from colleges unless they promise to ‘promote free inquiry’

The president's order adds no new obligations for schools but attaches strings to rules they’re already told to uphold.

Local and state police to hold safety checkpoint

This is one part of an ongoing commitment to reduce the number of vehicle related deaths and injuries.

Louisiana State Police to host free child seat check event

FIRST ALERT: Clouds and rain return this weekend

Bossier Parish Pre-K applications available for 2019-2020 school year

  SPD sergeant files lawsuit against city and police chief

Gun stolen from La. police chief linked to 2013 cold case homicide

Louisiana Fire Marshal warns of unexpected Spring fire hazard

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

The siblings were charged last year, accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a summer feeding program from 2011 to 2015.

  ‘It’s really hard to keep a stiff upper lip.' Patients explain difficulties of living without health insurance in new documentary.

The KSLA original documentary “Chronically Heal” will air Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. on KSLA News 12.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  SPD Chief discusses grassroots walks, community policing

These grassroots walks aren’t anything new for the department, but Chief Raymond promised people would see more of him in the community.

  Marshall ISD inks apparel deal with Under Armour

Marshall ISD has inked a three-year-deal with Under Armour.

  ETX church commemorates 180th-anniversary

First United Methodist began worshiping together in 1839 — close to 30 years before Hallsville was incorporated.

  Facebook exposed millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data.

  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.

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

  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.

  Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its 2019 spring outlook. Experts plan a briefing on their flood forecast at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

  ‘You’re talking 1,000s’: Poisonous toads invade Florida community

Residents of Palm Beach Gardens have a massive outbreak on their hands. They expect the problem to grow in the coming weeks.

Caddo Animal Services to host free rabies clinic

Is your pet up to date on its rabies shots?

  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

A Shreveport neighborhood association will hold an event on Thursday evening on how to protect yourself from scams.

Gillette launches recycling campaign to keep razors out of landfills

The razor brand is launching the campaign alongside TerraCycle, an international recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials.

Ichiro to announce retirement, reports say

Baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, as first reported by Kyodo News.

Sabine Parish school closed due to flu

Another ArkLaTex school system has announced school closures due to flu.

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

The syrup has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.

  Police: Driver attempts to fight off car jacker, rolls SUV

A man is recovering after defending himself and rolling his SUV on its side on Thursday morning.

  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

Police seek help identifying 2 possible theft suspects

Someone's wallet was stolen at a Shreveport restaurant

Woodlawn HS million-dollar scholar reacts to college cheating scandal

A local high school valedictorian with over 30 scholarships reacts to the massive college cheating scandal.

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach on September 14, 2018 and became the costliest hurricane in North Carolina History.

  Shreveport fire officials outline needs in new master plan

The 70-page wish list, of sorts, says the department’s vehicles and staffing are at a critical stage

Catholic priest accused of groping woman during last rites

A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites.

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

Five Medicaid recipients in Louisiana have been arrested on charges related to welfare fraud, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday, Mar. 20.

  Grand jury indicts 3 men accused of killing police officer

Each man now is formally charged with one count of second-degree murder

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

Wallet Hub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas.

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.

  Wilmington bulldog named Cadbury’s newest bunny

Wilmington’s own Henri the English bulldog has been named the new Cadbury bunny.

  Shreveport police officer shot but did not kill gunman, coroner’s office says

The officer shot the man three times but it was not his bullets that claimed the man’s life

  Shreveport upgrading first responder technology, promoting low-cost internet

The units' modems are being changed at a cost of about $200,000

  NIH medical research program visiting Shreveport

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

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

  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.

  Suspect in 2014 Mother’s Day double homicide found guilty

Brandon Butler was found guilty of in a double homicide that occurred on Mother’s Day in 2014.

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?

  Mom throws kids from third story of building to save them from fire

Trapped inside on the burning third story was O'Sheana Harrison and her kids, all under the age of 3. Four Des Moines officers are being hailed as heroes for their efforts to save the family.

  Rep. Westerman visits Texarkana plant

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

  Wednesday is the last supermoon of 2019, and actually it’s a super worm moon

It's the vernal equinox, a super worm moon - so much happening in the night skies on Wednesday.

  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.

Mock disaster to be staged on Bossier City school campus

People in the area might notice smoke, hear simulated gunfire and see people running from the building or being assisted by first responders.

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

  SporTran job fair scheduled for March 22

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

  New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

The first funerals came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques — a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  Missing woman’s body found wrapped in chain in creek

Authorities say her hands also were bound with a zip tie

Natchitoches man accused of distributing methamphetamines in Sabine Parish

Authorities say they received several complaints about alleged drug activity at a Florien apartment complex

Photos released of suspects wanted for credit/debit card fraud

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

East Texas student accused of bringing stolen gun onto campus

Authorities say the events that led to the teen's arrest began with an encounter the previous night

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

Mother accused of allowing man to sexually assault 5-year-old for $400

Authorities arrested a 36-year-old Texas woman who has been accused of permitting a 62-year-old man to sexually assault her 5-year-old daughter for $400.

  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.

  One dead, another arrested after overnight shooting in Marshall

The victim was transported to an area hospital but could not be revived and passed away.

  IN STUDIO: Crawfest to take place this week

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