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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is in less than a week and consumers all around the country will be rushing around to see family. Some may want to grab a bite while on the road and some may need to make a last-minute grocery run.

  Raw ground turkey recalled nationwide over concerns of salmonella

SLIDESHOW: Black Friday ad previews 2018

LIST: Here’s what stores are closed on Thanksgiving 2018

KSLA Morning Anchor Adria Goins undergoes successful eye surgery

Holiday shoppers expected to spend more & stretch their gift dollars

Watch out for the top 10 hazardous holiday toys

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Boil Advisory issued for Sarepta residents

Chick-fil-A will expand delivery nationwide, partnering with DoorDash

BBB: Think of your budget before Black Friday shopping

Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media

Veterans Day freebies and special deals

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Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

Motel 6 to pay millions for sharing guest lists with ICE

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit in January, claiming Motel 6 violated Latino immigrants' and other guests' civil rights. (Source: CNN)

Ortho-Novum recalls birth control pills over incorrect dispenser instructions

The company is issuing a voluntary recall on three lots of birth control pills.

First FDA approved cannabis-based drug now available in all 50 states

Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution for patients ages two and older, who suffer from either Dravet syndrome, or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. (Source: CNN/GW PHARMACEUTICALS)

FDA recalls another heart medication for possible cancer risk

McDonald’s changing its breakfast menu

Body cam blast prompts NYPD recall of nearly 3,000 devices

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

Jenny Craig chicken wraps recalled due to potential listeria and salmonella

Worried about chlorine in Bossier water? Here are the latest test results

  Brain-eating amoeba: Know the facts

KSLA News 12 has received several questions about Bossier City water and whether it’s safe to use and drink. Doug Warner sat down with Dr. Martha Whyte with the Louisiana Department of Health to separate myth from fact when it comes to Bossier City’s water.

East Texas woman giving away wedding venue after breaking off engagement

After ending her own engagement, an East Texas woman is hoping to aid another couple by donating her wedding venue - paid in full.

Boil advisory is lifted after days of water main repairs

Boil advisory is now lifted after days of water main repairs.

Facebook: Hackers accessed information from more than 29 million accounts

Facebook downsized the number of accounts that were hacked back in September.

Bossier City working to learn how brain-eating amoeba got in water system

With a chlorine burn well underway in Bossier City, city officials say they've scheduled double the testing and are working to figure out how a brain-eating amoeba got into the water system in south Bossier City.

Bossier City issues water boil advisory

Bossier City has issued a boil advisory as a result of low water pressure due to repairs to a main pipeline.

Louisiana orders chlorine burn for Benton-based water system

CBB Water says its water is safe to drink. But during the burn, the water will have the strong smell and taste of chlorine.

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Bossier City water system

Bossier City's water system has one site that has tested positive for the brain-eating amoeba, the Louisiana health department reports.

Michigan DNR to hunters: Test your deer for bovine tuberculosis

A warning from Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources made the rounds on social media this week.

Hundreds attend city-sponsored job fair

Organizers estimate nearly 500 people turned out for a city-sponsored job fair Thursday at the Shreveport Convention Center. That's nearly half as many as attended a similar event at Municipal Auditorium in mid-July.

6.5 million pounds of beef products recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella

An investigation has identified 57 people from 16 states with illnesses believed to have been caused by the beef products.

Pain medicine recalled for packaging issue

Some of the ingredients in Uber Numb are poisonous if swallowed. The spray and cream are being recalled because the packaging isn't child resistant as required.

HELP WANTED! City hosts job fair Thursday

The City of Shreveport will host a job fair this week for people looking to get to work.

BBB offers tips on donations for police or firefighter organizations

BBB of South Central La., Inc. is urging consumers to investigate requests for donations before giving. Make sure you understand what kind of organization is requesting a donation. Is it a charity “501C3” ora lobbying group which offers different tax deductions. Carmen Million, BBB President/CEO, st

Facebook announces security breach affecting 50 million accounts

Facebook announced Friday that a security breach had affected around 50 million of its users accounts.

Christmas time means live characters: Costume character call this weekend

Christmas is less than 90 days away, and businesses are preparing to bring the Christmas spirit alive to the ArkLaTex this year.

LAX passengers can now bring marijuana on plane

A statement posted on the official website of LAX this week says travelers can have weed in their luggage when flying through the airport.

Veterinarians warn of mushroom dangers to dogs in damp weather

Our wet, damp CTX weather has created the perfect environment for wild mushrooms to grow in just about any patch of grass.

CFMOTO recalls hundreds of its ATVs over possible fire hazard

About 5,300 all-terrain vehicles are being recalled because of a fire hazard. Here are which ones and what to do if you own one.

Is your smartphone listening to your conversations?

Is your phone listening to your conversations? We spoke with a professor who is researching what happens to your information when it leaves your phone.

The “No-No” List: Louisiana’s Rejected License Plates

For many, cars are a four wheeled extension of who we are, where we’re going and what we love. They’re a mechanical form of personal expression with plenty of flair. But, the cherry on top of all the automotive creativity can often be found on a 12 by 6 piece of aluminum.

Disney to offer cruises out of New Orleans

The Disney Wonder will offer Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from New Orleans starting in 2020.

Boy Scouts of America neckerchief slides recalled due to high levels of lead

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Sheriff: Children targeted through live-stream app

The sheriff also discussed the use of other apps, such as Kik, a texting app; Monkey, a live chat app; WeChat, a messaging app; and GroupMe, a group chat app.

Target, Sam’s Club, Aldi and more affected by beef recall

The USDA announced a recall of more than 130,00 pounds of Cargill Meat Solutions ground chuck products last week, and released an expanded list of affected retailers on Wednesday.

Is someone calling you from (727) 339-5272?

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office reports having received several complaints Tuesday from residents who got calls from the telephone number (727) 339-5272.

Macadamia nut products recalled over E. coli contamination concerns

A variety of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company products produced on the Big Island earlier this month have been voluntarily recalled due to potential E. coli contamination, according to the state Department of Health.

Here are the most and least valuable college majors

What you study in college may be just as, if not more, important than where you attend, according to a report that ranks the most and least valuable degrees.

Study: Best places to raise a family

Wednesday morning, the KSLA news team introduced you to Patrice Thomas. Thomas is a single mother who raises her son Braylen and her niece Lailah. Patrice said she struggles each month to get by and has to cut some things from her budget that she doesn’t consider a necessity, and according to one st

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.

Nissan recalling more than 215,000 cars and SUV’s because of fire risk

Brake fluid could leak onto a circuit board, causing a short and a possible fire.

Student pilot hops airport fence, boards American Airlines jet

The 22-year-old man was from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is unclear why he boarded the plane.

Ground beef recall: 130,000 pounds possibly contaminated with E. coli

The beef products are being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions, which produced and packaged the items on June 21, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

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.

Waking Up My Day: Get out of financial trouble with “money school”

Carl Piehl is a credit specialist who spends every Tuesday teaching ‘money school’, a class designed for those who have fallen on hard times and want to learn ways to pull themselves out of poverty.

Waking Up My Day: Learn how to strive against stress

Tom Moore is a licensed counselor and family therapist. He said dealing with stress can be hard when juggling work, finances, and kids. When you add being a single parents, things can get complicated, but the basic guidance still proves to help.

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.

Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

Here are current boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex and what to do when one is issued.

  More than half of soon-to-be retirees expect to work afterward

Diane Crouch, 77, plans to retire from the Caddo Council on Aging at the end year. But like so many others, that doesn’t mean she’ll stop working entirely.

A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company's reputation

Dara Khosrowshahi took the reins at Uber a year ago and inherited a ride-sharing company plagued with scandals

Cardiologists raise awareness about Atrial Fibrillation

The Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier have teamed up to open North Louisiana’s first heart and vascular center.

Ford recalls 2 million F-150s for seat belt fire concerns

The recall affects vehicles from the 2015 to 2018 model years. Ford said its investigation found some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy, which may ignite gases released from the device.

Nationwide recall for chicken sold by Wayne Farms

Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000 pounds of chicken due to the possibility of pieces of metal being mixed in with the food.

LinkedIn says it’s working to combat Chinese spy accounts

LinkedIn says it's working to combat Chinese espionage activity targeting U.S. users of the online career network

Go green with Shreveport Green

Ready to go green and save your community here in the Shreveport and Bossier area? Shreveport Green a local organization has been awarded with a Healthy Communities Grant and wants to use those funds to bring awareness to keep the community clean.

Uber launches food delivery in Shreveport

With companies across the country striving to make life easier on customers, one national company has launched a new service in Shreveport.

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. families struggle to pay their bills

40 percent of U.S. families have struggled to pay for basic needs like food and housing in the past year, according to research from the Urban Institute. Beyond that statistic are real people who face real challenges to make ends meet.

Fountains shut off at school; bottled water to be available

The water fountains at a Bossier City school will be covered and roped off for at least Tuesday.

Shreveport dry cleaner closes; some people can't get clothes

One customer says his clothing is being held ransom until a third party gets paid by the dry cleaner.

Shreveport's Dupont Fish Market shut down by state

A Shreveport business has been shut down by the Louisiana Health Department for a laundry list of health code violations.

Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

Here's a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Consumer Reports: Bank Savings Programs

Several bank programs promise they can help you save by making automatic deposits every time you use your debit or credit card. Here's a look at the pluses and minuses.

Best Bargain Destinations for 2009

According to a recent study, 80% of Americans say the economy is a significant source of stress. Some rest and relaxation may be just what the doctor ordered. But if an extravagant getaway isn't in the budget, no worries. There are bargain destinations as we head into the new year... whether your dream is to head overseas, or you'd rather siesta stateside.

Toy Testers: Dolls, dogs, flying machines and more

The idea: put a bunch of toys in the classroom, tell the kids to play, and see what they like at first. Then, return a few days later and see what's still tops and what's not.

Walmart wants to take over

SHREVEPORT, La., Mike Duke, Walmart's new C-E-O want's the company to get even bigger. He's the fourth C-E-O in the company's nearly 50 year history. 2009 will be the first time in Walmart's history

Pets and OCD

If you've ever seen it, you know how troubling it is. Pets... plagued by offbeat and sometimes bizarre behavior. Owners don't know what's wrong and struggle with what they can do to help.

Consumer Reports: Downsized Packaging

You may be getting less of what you want at the grocery store and not even know it. That's because some favorite items are getting smaller in size but, unfortunately, the price isn't shrinking.

Infant Seat Tests Reveal Chilling Results

Consumer Reports says many infant car seats not crash-worthy.