Man arrested after allegedly offering to pay family for sex with son

Police say the suspect admitted to the incident and told officers he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

ETX Counties to get new safety lighting systems

Sorority collects “Soles for Souls”

Stores already prepping for Black Friday

Spirit of the Season to be held on Nov. 20

Bossier Parish school bus involved in crash

Text 911 available for ArkLaTex Texas counties

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Southern University students experience dangers of smartphone use while driving

Louisiana construction project impacting holiday traffic on I-20

Caddo Parish students compete in local ‘Amazing Shake Competition’

FDA calls for new e-cigarette regulations after teen use increases

Left lane of WB I-20 closed over M.P. Railroad tracks in Greenwood

Flooded road now open, but high water remains

  GRAPHIC: Woman survives CA mass shooting, loses home in wildfire

A California family lost its home days after their daughter survived the deadly bar shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Remains of southeast Oklahoma man being returned to family

The remains of an Army private who was just 21 years old when he went missing in 1950 will be returned to his family.

Caddo Parish Schools meet to discuss scoring system

A new accountability system for the state of Louisiana dramatically dropped performance scores for schools across the state. That includes Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

FIRST ALERT: Cold start but warmer temperatures this afternoon

Grab a jacket before you head out the door this morning. Temperatures are once again in the 30′s across the ArkLaTex.

  Raw ground turkey recalled nationwide over concerns of salmonella

‘A lie’: Homeless man, couple who started $400K GoFundMe for him charged with theft, conspiracy

SWLA woman 1 of 100 chosen to help decorate the White House this Christmas

A Grieving mother awaits justice in son’s murder

Officials tour Main Street Texarkana, praise developments

Zurik: State senator’s sick time use is ‘criminal,’ law expert says

  Northern California fire death toll reaches 63; Staggered evacuation plan questioned in fire’s aftermath

Questions are being raised after a fire-devastated Northern California town used a staggered evacuation plan to avoid gridlock.

Longview holds Thanksgiving prayer service

A sign of the coming holidays played out on an East Texas courthouse lawn.

Caddo DA, others host free soccer clinic this weekend

Boys and girls looking for a chance to learn a new sport can this weekend.

East Texas firefighters join California wildfire battle

The death toll from the California fires has risen to fifty eight people, and now Longview firefighters are in the area of the Woolsey fire where they have been attached to a hands crew unit.

Lady Antebellum to headline Freedom Fest 2019 at Fort Polk

Country music artists "Lady Antelbellum" to headline Freedom Fest in 2019 at Fort Polk

Spine Hospital of Louisiana launches robotic spine surgery program

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center announced the launch of its robotic spine surgery program.

WANTED: Inmate serving for armed robbery escapes from custody

Michael Jones, 41, of Baton Rouge, was serving time for an armed robbery.

Gov. Edwards faces a different political landscape for his re-election bid

As a well-known Republican ponders whether to enter the governor's race, pundits say no matter what, Gov. Edwards will face a difficult political landscape as he seeks re-election.

Local professor discovers new species of kissing bug

Kissing bug carries deadly parasite mostly found in Latin America, but also found in the U.S.

Coroner identifies 5-year-old girl killed in Youree Drive crash

Authorities say Chloe Maines, 5, of Mansfield, died Wednesday morning. Her mother and brother were also injured in the crash.

Marshall police IDs woman killed in crash

The Marshall Police Department has released the name of a woman killed in a crash earlier this week.

SPD unit involved in crash, minor injuries reported

A Shreveport police officer is recovering following a wreck in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood.

LSU, Les Miles reach settlement agreement for $1.5M

LSU announced Thursday, November 15 they’ve reached a settlement agreement with former head football coach, Les Miles.

Meet the Mayor: Vivian, Louisiana

Voters in the northern Caddo Parish town of Vivian have elected a new mayor. Ronnie Festavan, a Vivian native, will be sworn in this January and will take over for Mike VanSchoick, who’s been mayor for the past four years.

Serial killer linked to 90 murders confesses to two Louisiana cold cases

According to the Houma Police Department, Samuel Little admitted to killing Dorothy Richards of Gray, LA, and Daisy McGuire, 40 of Houma.

Texarkana Junior League’s Mistletoe Fair Nov. 15-18

Tickets prices are $5 online or $7 at the door. Children 5 and under are free.

Dining out with Louisiana’s very own ROMEOs

Every second Thursday of the month, founder Ken will coordinate and find a place for this group to meet and eat.

‘Hee Haw’ host Roy Clark dies

A publicist said country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died.

FIRST ALERT: Few showers return this weekend and maybe on Turkey Day

A few showers or storms will be possible on Sunday, while more widespread rain could return on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.

ShrevePark painting curbs green to remind people to pay for downtown parking

Curbs in downtown Shreveport are turning green to remind you to pay for your parking.

CAUGHT: Work release inmate escapes in West Feliciana Parish

A work release inmate who escaped custody Wednesday night has been captured, according to authorities.

Report: Student accused of having loaded gun on campus says he was afraid after brother got shot

A student was found with a loaded gun on the campus of a Baton Rouge high school Wednesday, according to court documents.

Senator Kennedy confident in Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The final day of hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh happened Friday, and Louisiana Senator John Kennedy said he’s confident in Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy.

FIRST ALERT: One more cold morning before we warm up

We begin Thursday with freezing conditions across the ArkLaTex, with some areas as low as 23 degrees in Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and Freeze Warnings have been issued in Sabine and Natchitoches Parishes. Both parishes have experienced their first frost of the year.

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

The rescued dogs were treated by animal shelter workers and taken to regional shelters for fostering or adoption.

Elderly woman who used wheelchair unable to escape when family dog attacked

The three family dogs were taken into custody by animal control, which will determine what will be done with them.

Smart Helmets: How did they work this football season?

At the beginning of the football season, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital donated “smart helmets” to every public and private high school football team in Calcasieu Parish.

Crime rate rises around holidays, police say

The Sulphur Police Department has tips for residents to keep safe this holiday season.

Firefighters begin to see progress against deadly California blazes, as death toll rises to 59

The cause of the fires remains under investigation, but they broke out around the time and place two utilities reported equipment trouble.

Marshall Police seeking Training Advisory Board volunteers

The Marshall Police Department is looking for volunteers to help with their Training Advisory Board.

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission low on donations for Thanksgiving meal

The call goes out for donations to help make one of the largest community meals happen once again for the homeless and needy this Thanksgiving.

Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

Operation Christmas Child to help spread holiday cheer.

2 teens charged in connection to fatal shooting of pizza delivery driver; 1 at large

Two juveniles are charged in the death of a pizza delivery driver earlier this month

East Texan speaks about sister after CA wildfire destroys home

East Texan is impacted by California wildfires.

Gov. Edwards touts Louisiana’s criminal justice reform in California

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was in California on Wednesday to discuss criminal justice reform.

Leaked video shows violent struggle as officer says student grabbed for gun

WAFB's 9News Investigators obtained leaked footage from Brusly Middle School that shows a police officer place a student in a choke-hold, then slam him to the ground twice as staff members anxiously pace behind a desk. Two officers resigned, and the case is under investigation by state authorities.

25-year-old dies while in custody at SWAR jail

A 25-year-old woman died while in custody on Wednesday at the Miller County Detention Center.

SPD: Missing man found

Have you seen Bruce Wilson?

  Air Force Global Strike Command hosts 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

Keynote speakers included Brigadier General Wilma Vaught and Lieutenant General Stayce Harris, who both broke barriers for women with their service.

Les Boutiques de Noel shopping event starts Thursday

Looking to get your holiday shopping done early? Head over to the Bossier Civic Center for the Les Boutiques de Noel.

AG Landry to run for re-election, not governor

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says he'll run for re-election, rather than challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards in next year's governor's race

Kennedy clashes with Edwards after audit uncovers millions in Medicaid waste

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is again locked in a war of words with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards as he calls on the Governor to remove Louisiana’s top health official from office.

Who Killed Justin Lowrey?

Detectives say the 29 year old was shot to death

KSLA Morning Anchor Adria Goins undergoes successful eye surgery

Adria Goins will be off the anchor desk for the rest of this week as she recovers from a “successful” eye surgery. She went through Lasik surgery Wednesday morning at the Eye Surgery Center in Shreveport.

Holiday shoppers expected to spend more & stretch their gift dollars

Americans are expected to spend more this holiday season. That’s according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) which estimates the average consumer will spend more than a thousand dollars this year.

Florida man arrested for ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb materials, sheriff says

Sheriff's deputies in Florida responded to the home of Jared Coburn, 37, on Tuesday, according to the office's Facebook post. Officers found jars of triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, a highly volatile white crystalline powder.

Carthage police: ‘Possible threat of violence’ made against school; juvenile arrested

Carthage police arrested a juvenile suspect who reportedly made a threat against Carthage Junior High School.

Air Force pilot dies in plane crash at Laughlin AFB, TX

The Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at about 7:40 p.m. at the base. The injured pilot was taken to the hospital. The pilot’s condition wasn’t disclosed.

Sneaux moving out of the ArkLaTex, cold temperatures remain

Snow is moving out of most parts of the ArkLaTex; however, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for several counties and parishes north and east of the Shreveport-Bossier metro.

Girl, 6, hit with stray bullet fired by security guard outside McDonald’s

The 6-year-old was able to take some steps and lift her injured leg after undergoing a three-hour surgery to get the bullet removed.

Springhill’s mayor-elect hopes to bolster local economy

Residents in the northern Webster Parish city of Springhill made their voices heard and elected a new mayor. Ray Huddleston received close to 75 percent of the vote during the November 6 election.

Rare November snow in the ArkLaTex

Many of you woke up to snow this morning, check out some of your videos.

Tips to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting this winter

Here are a few tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing this winter.

Man arrested, accused of shooting woman in the mouth

A woman is fighting for her life and Natchitoches police are hoping someone will come forward to put the gunman behind bars.

Boil Advisory issued for Sarepta residents

A Boil Advisory has been issued for the residents of Sarepta, Louisiana.

Shreveport woman pleads guilty in death of 2-year-old son

She faces up to 40 years in prison.

Mayor Tyler names substitute police chief

Chief Administrative Assistant Ben Raymond will assume the position as Substitute Chief of the Shreveport Police Department, upon the medical leave of Chief Alan Crump.

National non-profit provides coats for Queensborough Elementary School

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Operation Warm provided more than 300 coats to every student in the school.