Deputies save residents from snake

Law officers sometimes have to deal with some real snakes. Really. Real snakes. Like this "large" black snake a homeowner found in a residence.

  Bossier School Board again discusses lawsuit over religious expression

The Bossier Parish School Board headed into executive session Thursday night. That makes the second time in two weeks that the panel has met behind closed doors to discuss the federal lawsuit the district faces over religious activity at school and school events.

Clandestine lab uncovered in DeSoto Parish

Authorities arrested two people after discovering a clandestine operation capable of mass producing liquid steroids and pills in DeSoto Parish.

Job Corps unveils state-of-the-art, mobile welding laboratory

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there could be a shortage of 291,000 welders by 2020. Now Job Corps has a new, state-of-the-art mobile welding laboratory to train workers and help meet that demand.

Reward jumps to $100,000 for information about missing man

After 12 years of searching, the reward has been raised for information in a Bossier Parish missing persons case. An anonymous donor now is offering $100,000 for tips that lead to Clinton Nelson's remains, authorities say.

Man arrested in connection with daytime residential burglaries

An East Texas man is accused of burglarizing two neighboring homes, breaking into at least one of them twice. He could face another charge; and someone else could be arrested, authorities say.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking a wet weekend and cool blast next week

Rain could dampen your weekend plans.

LA Tech sees record number of first-time freshmen

The first fall quarter of 2018 at Louisiana Tech has made the record books.

SPD to host Open House - Job Fair Sep. 22

The Shreveport Police Department will host its annual open house and job fair Saturday, September 22.

Shreveport Prosthetics looking for shoes for local amputees

Shoes might not seem like a big deal to many — but to amputees it’s something many struggle to find.

Man comes home to find contractor digging up his backyard

Imagine coming home from a hard day's work only to discover a construction crew tearing up your backyard. That’s what happened this week to a Shreveport man. And he's not the only one.

  Residents react to shooting death of neighborhood handyman

Neighbors in Shreveport’s Mooretown community are reacting to the shooting death of someone they described as the neighborhood handyman.

I-20 East bound shut down, expect backed up traffic

If you’re headed into Louisiana from Texas, expect to be in stand-still traffic for a while.

Bossier Parish man accused of sexually assaulting 2 girls

A Bossier Parish man is accused of sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 17, including one younger than 12 years old.

“American Pickers” coming back to Louisiana

They travel the back roads of America in search of “rusty gold” buried in people’s attics, garages and barns. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz say what most people see as junk makes them see as dollar signs. Now the “American Pickers” are coming back to Louisiana.

Wanted Shelby County sex offender arrested near Austin

A Shelby County man wanted on multiple felony charges, including failure to register as a sex offender and sexual assault of a child, was arrested early Wednesday morning.

Grand jury indicts 2 of 8 people arrested after dismembered body found in rural area

Two of the eight people arrested after a dismembered body was found in rural Louisiana have been formally charged by the courts.

Poll: O’Rourke closes gap in race against Cruz

Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, is leading Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate race in Texas, according to a new poll.

Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex Fall Fundraiser for monument fund

The annual Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex (WVOTA) fall fundraiser will be held this Friday, September 21, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at On the Bayou Southern Kitchen. The event focuses on connecting veterans and members of the community.

307th Bomb Wing welcomes new wing command chief

The Kansas native started his Air Force career as a B-52 Stratofortress crew chief. He now returns to the bomber community after serving as command chief of the 931st Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.

Daughter of WWI flying ace to take flight on a B-52

The daughter of WWI flying ace U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Charles d’Olive, 93rd Pursuit Squadron, is set to fly onboard a B-52 Stratofortress.

Former LSU WR Drake Davis charged with porn involving juveniles

Two counts of pornography involving juveniles have been added to the list of charges against former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis.

Man hits utility pole in moving van, another sent to hospital

Crews are making repairs to a utility pole after a driver slammed into it on Wednesday.

LA AG Jeff Landry calls Red River Waterway appointment unlawful

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will make an announcement on Wednesday morning in Shreveport.

Man injured in overnight home invasion

Shreveport police are investigating a home invasion in which a man was injured when two people barged into his home.

Waking Up My Day: Mother moved across town after break-ins

Keeping her kids safe is Patrice Thomas’ biggest priority. So when she said she was broken into months after moving into her apartment at Willow Trace in Shreveport, she knew she had to make a change no matter the price.

Taking Back Our Streets: A mom on a mission

It’s been nearly a year since 19-year-old Cameron Lee was stabbed in his home on Kent Street in Shreveport. Having been rushed to the hospital in a private vehicle, he later died from his wounds. His mother has since been a mom on a mission.

Testimony in trial of 5 alleged Block Boyz resumes Tuesday morning

Testimony in the federal trial of five alleged Block Boyz gang members is scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Shreveport.

Natchitoches-based school getting $27M for new dorm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says $27 million has been secured to build new living quarters at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches. It will feature two 4-story towers flanking a 2-story building.

Rate of women murdered by men in La. increases for 5th straight year

The Violence Policy Center, based out of Washington, D.C., has released its annual report on female murder victims killed by men, and the report reveals a disturbing trend for Louisiana.

“American Pickers” to film episodes in Arkansas

American Pickers will be filming episodes in Arkansas in November.

  Boxing trainer wants alternative venue while Shreveport’s Bilberry Park is closed for renovations

A Shreveport man says he loves using boxing to help keep young men off the streets and out of trouble. Now he says he is searching for an alternative venue for his program because the city has shut down his training facility for renovations.

La. contract with Ochsner, LSU seeks to take over safety net hospitals

New details were released Tuesday on Louisiana’s massive contract proposal with Ochsner and LSU to take over the safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe.

Man dead after falling into soybean silo in New Roads; victim ID released

A man is dead after falling into a soy bean silo in New Roads.

The Good Stuff: A race against time

A Shreveport doctor, 11 miles into a race against thousands of other runners, suddenly finds herself in a race against time - to save a life.

LSU’s 2019 football schedule released

The SEC announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2019 season Tuesday afternoon.

Skeletal remains discovered in Bowie County, TX

The search for a missing person in Bowie County, Texas has yielded skeletal remains.

32-year-old BAFB Airman dies at area hospital

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. The tragic loss of an Airman takes a heavy toll on the men and women of our wing."

Ted Cruz leads Beto O’Rourke by 9 points in new poll

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is leading the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Someone actually threw out a casket with the garbage in Akron and we know the story behind who picked it up

A simple trip through an Akron neighborhood on Saturday morning began a viral mystery into a casket left in front of a house for trash pick up.

General Motors recalls pickups, SUVs over brakes

General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals.