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.

VA formally opens clinic that caters to homeless veterans

Efforts to end veteran homelessness took a major step forward with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Pelican’s SnoBall diabetic employee receives help from customers after going unconscious at work

A diabetic Midlands woman is thankful to be alive after her blood sugar fell at work.

Maranda at Work: Crafting and creating prosthetics, improving lives

There are only around 5,000 certified prosthetists in the United States — and Maranda Whittington had the chance to work with one of them.

  Walmart associates compete to help CMN kids

Push-ups and tutus. Those are some of the innovative ways that Walmart employees in the ArkLaTex used to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Trey Hutchison Award Ceremony honors fallen officer, recognizes law enforcement

The Caddo-Bossier Domestic Violence Task force hosted the 15th annual Trey Hutchison Awards Banquet.

Man returns mother’s overdue library book — 84 years later

Out of the hundreds of books that sit on the shelves at the Shreve Memorial Library — one seemed to be missing.

42nd annual Poultry Festival being held this weekend in Center, TX

The Poultry Festival celebrates one of the region’s biggest economic industries, but it’s more about bringing the community together and having fun.

Positively WAVE: Man mowing lawns across America cuts grass for Louisville family

Rodney Smith Jr. says this started small, lending a helping hand to someone who couldn’t finish mowing the lawn, but has since transformed in a way to help people around the country doing the same.

VIRAL PHOTO: Saints fan helps disabled Giants fan stand for National Anthem

The photo, taken by, Michael DeMocker, shows a Saints fan helping a disabled Giants fan stand for the National Anthem.

Shreveport firefighter/father-to-be gets long-distance gender reveal

They are on different continents thousands of miles apart. But a Shreveport couple is not letting that distance keep them from celebrating and cherishing one of the most important moments of their lives together.

11-year-old Haughton girl sucked into culvert, survives

It’s the stuff of nightmares for parents. One minute your child is outside playing in the rain, the next, life takes a gut-wrenching turn. For one Haughton family, life was almost turned upside down for good.

Trooper saves overdose victim with nasal spray

A state trooper's body camera captured video of him giving Narcan to a man likely overdosing on opioids.

Disney to offer cruises out of New Orleans

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

  DeSoto Parish School district adds new smart boards in all classrooms

What would you do with $1.2 million? For the Desoto Parish School district, they decided to use that money to purchase brand new smart boards for all classrooms.

Community gets inside look at Shreveport Police Department

On Saturday, dozens of community members found out first hand, when the Shreveport Police Department opened its doors for an open house at the training center on Greenwood Road.

LA Tech sees record number of first-time freshmen

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

Texarkana, Arkansas landmark to get much needed TLC

The Texarkana Arkansas Municipal Auditorium has been disused for the last 40 years.

Annual Springhill Rodeo begins Thursday, Sep. 20

Members of the Springhill Rodeo Association held a luncheon on Wednesday in Taylor, Arkansas, to announce plans for the annual event which begins today.

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.

“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.

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.

Four States Fair draws ‘unprecedented’ crowd

“... After meeting with Fairgrounds management, we learned that the crowd that day was estimated at 20,000 people (and we agree with that number!),” police say.

Land excavator discovers ancient Native American canoe in Belle Rose; nearly 1,500 years old

A Pierre Part man made quite the discovery: a roughly 1,500 year old canoe.

AR Gov. rides in Four States Fair Parade

Today was a good day for a parade here in the Ark-La-Tex — just ask Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Scarecrow Festival to come with change of seasons

A celebration for the upcoming change of seasons is coming soon.

Four States Fair to begin Friday, Sept. 14

Workers have begun setting up the carnival for the annual Four States Fair and Rodeo in Texarkana.

$7 Million to upgrade Shreveport Airport

Shreveport Airport to get nearly $7 million dollars for upgrades.

Natchitoches school district brings in robots to help children with autism

Natchitoches Parish Schools is bringing robots into the classroom to help children with autism.

SUSLA student gets 50K check from Ellen, Nicki Minaj

A Southern University of Shreveport student received the gift of a lifetime on national television.

Missing East Texas man found safe

Man found

First, she was crowned homecoming queen. Then, she kicked the winning field goal.

Kaylee Foster has made quite the name for herself in Greyhound Nation and for good reason!

Airman surprises children at Caddo Parish school

Two Caddo Parish students received the surprise of a lifetime when they were unexpectedly reunited with their deployed dad.

IN STUDIO: Bringing Back The Sound II (partial)

Sonya Hester spoke with KSLA News 12's Melissa Kakareka about the upcoming event.