Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
Each week, we dig deeper into the archives for a look back at the long history of KSLA-TV and update our online photo gallery.
KSLA News 12 has a proud tradition in the Ark-La-Tex dating back to January, 1954 when it became the first television station in this area to sign on the air.
This week, our featured flashback photos show how far we've come from the days of drawing the weather forecasts. Today, tracking storms is done with live radar, streams of constant data feeding forecast models and "chroma key" technology.
That's that big green wall you see in today's television studios. The "chroma key" takes a color out and replaces it with another image, allowing for someone to stand in front of that image without interfering with it. This shade of green is particularly popular for this purpose, because it's not one most people tend to wear. In the studio, you see the green, but on camera, our graphics, video, radar images and forecast maps are super-imposed wherever they "see" that color.
KSLA-TV station meteorologist and announcer weatherman Al Bolton may have had low-tech tools, but his forecasts were highly respected. He came to KSLA-TV year in 1954, the same year the station went on the air. Besides being the station meteorologist for many years, Bolton also hosted Al's Corral, a western-themed children's show.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>
Funeral services have now been set for the Ark-La-Tex teenager killed Wednesday in a fiery wreck, as she returned home from college. And now authorities have released 911 calls from the scene of the tragedy.More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android and iPhone has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>