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Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.

  Reaching Our Dreams Foundation gives away 230 turkeys in Shreveport

Motorcycle groups help 22 kids have “A Christmas to Remember”

School hosts surprise birthday party for girl who lost home in fire

Nearly 2,000 wreaths placed on veterans' graves

Maranda At Work: The art of stained glass

More ‘Baby Shark’ just in time for Christmas

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  Kevin Schutte appointed as acting police chief for Texarkana, Texas

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office delivers holiday spirit

Enduring the flames: Photos of the fire at First Bossier Church

Cara Center offers free training to educate public on child abuse

8-year-old battling cancer given free trip to see LSU play in Fiesta Bowl

Combat veteran, wife donate all their belongings to firefighters affected by California wildfires

The Shreveport Elk, Boy Scouts celebrate holidays for homeless veterans

Two North Louisiana organizations came together to make sure homeless veterans have a hot meal to eat for the holidays.

The Gift of Life: A woman’s life-saving donation

A mother finds solace knowing after her child dies, her daughter was able to save other's lives.

Christus St. Michael gets new president

There is a new man in charge at Christus St Michael Health System in Texarkana.

East Texas organization is making spirits bright for kids in need

For the past 25 years, Lea McGee has made Christmas a reality for thousands upon thousands of children in need across Harrison County.

  Wiley College takes on the UNCF national title

‘Christmas Around the World’ Dec. 20 in Shreveport

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

8-year-old boy with terminal brain tumor only wants you to send him cards for Christmas

More than $10,000 raised during Annual Red Kettle Challenge

Krewe of Centaur to hold toy drive

Boy, 9, gets Colorado town to legalize snowball fights

Despite the law banning snowball fights, the town's mayor said no one had ever been cited for throwing snowballs.

KCS Holiday Express to make stops in ArkLaTex

Starting today, the Kansas City Southern Lines Holiday Express train will make its first stop in the ArkLaTex on Monday.

MPD & MFD to host “Battle of the Badges” blood drive

The Marshall Police Department and the Marshall Fire Department will see who comes out on top during this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive.

Sorority shares the gift of reading, donates books to school

As a Texarkana school works to resupply its library with books, a local organization just gave them a step up.

Barry Live United Bowl to kick off Saturday

It is more than just a football game — that’s what organizers say as they prepare for the 6th annual “Barry Live United Bowl”.

Hormel Foods, Brookshire’s bring ‘Hams For Hunger’ to NWLA Food Bank

The Northwestern Louisiana Food Bank has received a huge helping of hams just in time to for the holiday season. Hormel Foods and Brookshire Grocery joined forces for ‘Hams For Hunger’ to provide over $150,000 worth of hams to food banks and kitchens in local communities.

Pregnant woman battling cancer finds perfect bone marrow match

Almost 40,000 people registered to help the soon-to-be mother of five find her 100 percent bone marrow donor match.

KSLA News 12 Holiday Food Drive Nov. 28 across the ArkLaTex

The KSLA News 12 Food Drive is happening now at locations throughout the ArkLaTex.

Teacher donates kidney to stranger after seeing social media photo

Since their surgeries, the two former strangers have become very close and talk every day, checking in on each other’s recovery.

IN STUDIO: “Christmas in the Park” this weekend

Riverpark Church's annual Christmas in the Park event will be held this weekend.

Springhill, Minden among 20 Safest Cities in Louisiana

65% of the cities listed had no murders, according to the FBI’s crime data. Only three cities saw more than 40 total violent crimes.

The Good Stuff: Thanking the Thankless

Our jobs at KSLA News 12 are not as difficult or life-altering as doctors, police officers, or fire fighters who traditionally work most holidays. But many of us here do have one thing in common with many of them. We all worked Thanksgiving Day.

Good Samaritan saves choking baby during Thanksgiving meal at Golden Corral

The baby's family panicked when the 7-month-old started choking on mashed potatoes, but a fellow restaurant customer managed to save the little girl.

Man finds human ashes on ground at MI car wash, returns them to family

The family says they’re very grateful the good Samaritan returned the urn and bags of cremated remains.

‘I’ve had to learn to listen’: Veteran journalist relies on his ears for reporting while vision deteriorates

Crocker Stephenson is not letting his weakening vision stop him from working.

Lunches delivered to Natchitoches sheriff’s deputies

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies will have a plate of food on Thanksgiving thanks to members of an ArkLaTex Church.

NWLA family shares adoption story

“We just wanted to foster because we wanted to see families reunified, and we wanted to just fill in the gap like Jesus has for us."

WNBA All-Star hosts annual swim safety event in Shreveport

After six teenagers drowned in Shreveport’s Red River back in 2010, a hometown hero decided to make sure it never happened again.

The Good Stuff: The perfect timing for cancer

Bossier Parish 17-year-old Gavin Roe had a busy 2018. He competed for a national championship with the Bucs fishing team, and helped lead the Bucs football team into the playoffs. But more impressive, is the team he formed in late October to help him mother in her fight against cancer.

Coats for Kids ‘18 collection drive kicks off

Have a spare coat lying around? Put it to good use — and give it away.

VIDEO: Clemson RB gets surprise reunion with soldier dad at game

A Clemson Tiger walk-on running back got a big surprise before his team’s win on Saturday vs. Duke.

Sorority collects “Soles for Souls”

One of the oldest service organizations in the country is giving back to the ArkLaTex — a pair of shoes at a time.

Spirit of the Season to be held on Nov. 20

To kick off the Holiday Season, Shreveport city officials have announced the return of Spirit of the Season.

Text 911 available for ArkLaTex Texas counties

A text can now send for help in parts of the ArkLaTex.

Caddo DA, others host free soccer clinic this weekend

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

Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

Operation Christmas Child to help spread holiday cheer.

It’s snowing in the ArkLaTex!

Believe it or not, it's snowing outside.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

Guiding young boys on the path to college

Guiding young boys on the path to college.

Protection from the flu: low number of Louisianan’s getting vaccinated

Less than 30 percent of people across the state were vaccinated. That’s down nearly eight percent from 2016.

Caddo Schools Superintendent named 2019′s LA Superintendent of the Year

Caddo Parish Schools Superintendent T. Lamar Goree was named as 2019's Louisiana Superintendent of the Year.

Singing nurse brings joy to patients in Michigan hospital

“We were watching a show, Pat Boone, and he told the nurse 'I don't like him, but I like a song that his daughter sings.' and this lady just starts singing.

Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana Pageant 2019

Contestants Sought for Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana Pageant

Randy Sams’ Outreach Center gets new leader

A new director is now on board for a Texarkana homeless shelter.

Maranda at Work: State Fair Concessioner

The State Fair of Louisiana is a place where people come to enjoy the rides, the shows — and most importantly the food.

KSLA SALUTES: Air Force veteran honored 50 years after his heroic efforts in the skies over Vietnam

An Air Force veteran honored 50 years after his heroic efforts in the skies over Vietnam helped save thousands of lives.

OBVAMC Celebrates Veterans Day

Community members joined hospital staff and community members to honor our nation's veterans, especially those here in the ArkLaTex.

Fundraiser held for Christmas With a Cop ’18

Texarkana Arkansas and Texas police officers did away with the state line today as the group teamed with a local restaurant to help children in need this upcoming holiday season.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council kicking off local shopping event in downtown

If you are looking for Christmas gifts to give to loved ones — the Shreveport Regional Arts Council has an event just for you.

FUMC Bossier City hosting free flu clinic

The First United Methodist Church of Bossier City will host a free flu clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Bossier City mayor honored by former college

The mayor of Bossier City has been honored by the very college he attended back in the 1950′s.

2-year-old Marshall girl called a hero after notifying family of fire

An East Texas girl is being called a hero after alerting her family to a fire in their apartment over the weekend.

History in the Making: La. State Police’s first mother, daughter troopers

Many parents hope their children will follow in their footsteps. On Friday, October 26, Tiah Larvadain, 23, made history by graduating as a Louisiana State Police trooper by following in her mother’s footsteps.

Man reunited with father’s missing wedding band

Nearly a week ago, a Texarkana man returned home from a visit of an Oklahoma restaurant in not so good of a mood, not because of the food but what he left behind.

7-year-old in hospital gets surprise of a lifetime

A 7-year-old boy from Grambling recovering in Oschner-LSU Academic Medical Center in Shreveport received the surprise of a lifetime today.

Andrew Young to honor Dr. C.O. Simpkins at Civil Rights Gala in Shreveport

Simpkins was a one of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s founding members in the 1950s, serving closely with his friend, the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Shreveporter pays mother’s 84-year-old library fine

The man who recently returned the book his mother checked out 84 years ago returns to the library, this time to pay her fine.

State Fair of Louisiana opens to public on Oct. 25, different tickets offered

The fair will be open October 25 through November 11, and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

26th Annual Pumpkin Shine on Line Oct. 23 in Shreveport

The free event will take place at Betty Virginia Park from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Good Stuff: The Heroes of Haughton High

For many teenagers in uniform on a Friday night, whether they’re cheering on the fans or fighting for yards on the football team, it’s about creating the kind of memories that last a lifetime.

15 restaurants take part in 28th annual Taste of Jefferson in Jefferson, TX

The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. in downtown Jefferson.

Pumpkin decorating event Oct. 21 at Rhino Coffee in Shreveport

It's the perfect opportunity to paint a pumpkin for your house or for Pumpkin Shine on Line!

Alabama teen going viral for doing the right thing

A young Birmingham teenager is going viral for doing something good.He found a wallet in a buggy at the Piggly Wiggly in Forestdale, with close to $300 and a phone inside.

Community health care started from the heart

For the last three decades, the MLK Health Center and Pharmacy has provided a safety net to give members in our community access to care to help them live more fruitful lives. It all came together, from a simple observation.

Walmart donates $37,000 to Providence House

The Walmart Foundation today awarded a $25,000 grant to a Shreveport organization that works to pull hundreds of people out of homelessness in Northwest Louisiana. That’s in addition to $12,000 the 13 Walmart stores in Walmart Market 542, which includes Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, collected.

The George Rodrigue Foundation of Arts is accepting entries for 2019 art contest

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is accepting application for their 2019 Art Contest.

The Common Park moves forward with construction plans

Construction on The Common Park is moving forward after a groundbreaking Tuesday.

Groundbreaking held for ‘The Common’ in downtown Shreveport

The groundbreaking for downtown Shreveport's newest common ground and park will be held today - Oct. 16.