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  Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility

Trump tweeted Friday: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

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.

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.

Kennedy, Edwards again at odds in “petty” dispute

U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy (left), of Louisiana, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards again are at odds, this time over an appointment to the Red River Waterway Commission. Each side describes the other's actions as petty.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Pastors host Shreveport mayoral forum

A forum featuring most of Shreveport’s mayoral candidates is being held Tuesday night at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, 4725 Greenwood Road.It starts at 7 p.m.

Sheriffs, including Bossier’s Julian Whittington, meet with President Trump

Bossier's Julian Whittington is among 45 sheriffs who met Sept. 5 with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss border security and public safety.

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Democratic candidates make their way to Texarkana

Two Democratic candidates running for congressional seats for Arkansas and Texas brought their campaigns to Texarkana over the Labor Day weekend. Both political newcomers say they are the right choice for change.

Trump’s disapproval rating reaches all-time high

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Meet the progressive candidate running for Congress in one of the country’s most conservative districts

Catherine Krantz, a small business owner and community volunteer is the Democratic Party's nominee for the 4th Congressional District in Texas.

Mnuchin praises Fed's Powell as 'phenomenal leader'

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin praises Fed chairman as 'phenomenal leader' after recent Trump attacks

Tearful Graham mourns McCain in Senate eulogy

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham mourned John McCain on the Senate floor, saying his best friend should be remembered for a life of forgiveness, fighting and love

7 of 8 Shreveport mayoral hopefuls field questions at forum about LGBTQ equality

There was standing room only at forum Sunday during which seven of Shreveport's eight mayoral hopefuls were questioned about their thoughts on LGBTQ equality.

Shreveport's 8 mayoral hopefuls field queries about crime, jobs and city's streets

Each candidate was asked whether he or she would get a third-party audit of the city's water billing system. All except Mayor Ollie Tyler said yes.

President Trump, Sen. Kennedy push work requirements for food stamp recipients

"I don't want to take food stamps away from people in need. I want fewer people to need food stamps. And the best way to do that is to implement a work requirement for food stamps."

5 mayoral candidates address forum that targeted millennials

The big issues debated by the five who took part came as little surprise.

Qualifying continues for elections Nov. 6 in Louisiana

Qualifying for elections Nov. 6 in Louisiana began Wednesday and continues until 4:30 p.m. Friday.

November 6 Election - DeSoto Parish

Here's a look at what's on the ballot in DeSoto Parish for the November 6, 2018 Election.

November 6 Election - Bossier Parish

Here's a look at what's on the ballot in Bossier Parish for the November 6, 2018 Election.

November 6 Election - Bienville Parish

Here's a look at what's on the ballot in Bienville Parish for the November 6, 2018 Election.

November 6 Election - Caddo Parish

Here's a look at what's on the ballot in Caddo Parish for the November 6, 2018 Election.

Sen. Kennedy has strong words for Putin, stands by Trump

A day after President Donald Trump's historic and widely criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Louisiana's U.S. Sen. John Kennedy shares his thoughts on both men.

Hope, AR, voters narrowly decide to keep city manager form of government

The group Citizens for Change Hope, Arkansas had been petitioning for voters to put an end to the city manager form of government that Hope has used since 1958.

LA Gov. to hold news conference following special session

Louisisana Governor John Bel Edwards will speak following the adjournment of the most recent special session on Friday.

Exclusive: Louisiana governor remains hopeful ahead of third special session

As Louisiana lawmakers prepare to head back to Baton Rouge for another special session Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards says he feels better about the chances they will reach a compromise to solve the state's budget woes.

Gov. Edwards: Sen. Kennedy's comments 'absurd'

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is responding to criticism from U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, with jabs of his own. Edwards, a Democrat, used three words to describe the federal lawmaker's comments.

Second LA special session fails, third expected with looming deadline

Louisiana state lawmakers hope the third time will be the charm for the next special session.  That's because the second special legislative session ended at midnight with no deal on new taxes to fill budget holes, before the July 1 deadline.

Louisiana Legislature fails to reach tax deal in special session

After working for almost two weeks to find a solution to the $648 million budget shortfall, state legislators failed.

Louisiana Gov. Edwards lays out his state budget proposal

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the state from a podium flanked by screens reading "Fight for our state. Fight for our people." His address came as the state Legislature prepared to convene to try to solve the state's budget crisis in this year's second special session. The session began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Lawmakers have until midnight June 4 to come up with a solution.

Everything you need to know about Louisiana's budget battle

When the state legislature meets for a special session next week, it will continue a three-year streak of lawmakers filling holes to try to balance the state's operating budget.

Campaign Coverage: Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Dardenne

On October 24, Louisiana residents will cast their votes in the primary election for the Gubernatorial race.

Louisiana nursing home residents, operators anxious over possible cuts to Medicaid

Louisiana officials will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. May 9 to discuss notices being issued to more than 30,000 senior citizens in the state's nursing homes who are at risk of losing Medicaid coverage.

Shreveport native to play 'nastiest old judge' Tuesday on 'NCIS: New Orleans'

A Northwest Louisiana native will appear Tuesday night on "NCIS: New Orleans." He's Ted Ferguson, who grew up in Mooretown and started his acting career on a children's science show on KSLA.

Candidates lining up for Oct. 14 elections in NWLA, statewide

Friday is the last day of qualifying for Louisiana's Oct. 14 elections.

KSLA News 12 Investigates: Budget special sessions cost taxpayers $1.9M

The Louisiana Legislature tried to fill a more than $900 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended on July 1, and  it all came at a hefty cost to the taxpayers.

Lawmakers debate taxes vs. govt. waste cuts in final hours of session

Less than 12 hours remain for the second special session of the Louisiana Legislature.

Lawmakers talk funding education as deadline looms to solve budget deficit

Lawmakers have less than 48 hours in this second special session to solve a state budget shortfall of around $800 million.

Lawmakers taking revenue-raising measures down to the wire as session nears end

Lawmakers in Baton Rouge face less than 24 hours left to stabilize Louisiana's budget which is still $142 million in the hole this fiscal year ending June 30.

Lawmakers still face $142 million deficit with two days left in session

On Monday, Louisiana lawmakers faced the third-to-last day to fix the budget deficit.

GSU students, leaders meet to talk looming state budget cuts

Now that lawmakers have proposed cuts of more than $71 million to higher education in 2016, Grambling State University students came to a town hall meeting with university leaders.