Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
As veterans return home to the ArkLaTex from Iraq and Afghanistan, experts say more veterans are living on the streets.
KSLA News 12's Summer Knowles and Doug Warner shadowed a local veteran who has been homeless for more than a year. A Vietnam-era veteran known as "Smokey" lives in a wooded area in Shreveport. He is considered chronically homeless. "I'm happy with what I have now, compared to what I didn't have," says Smokey. "Smokey" lost track of his family years ago. He is among dozens that come to the Hope House Outreach Center to get a free meal for dinner before disappearing into the night.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Shreveport and the Hope House are working together to help homeless veterans. The Hope House estimates there are about 1,000 homeless people in the Shreveport-Bossier area. According to the VA, about half of them are veterans suffering from some type of mental illness. Experts say mental illnesses from the war or not being able to find a job contributes to homelessness. "Some people suffer from mental illnesses such as paranoia and schizophrenia which prevent them from being in groups," says Hope House Outreach Coordinator Kristi Beirbaum.
Beirbaum says while there are plenty of resources for veterans in the ArkLaTex, the major challenge is finding the veterans and convincing them to accept help from the resources.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>
The findings of a KSLA News 12 special report on the effectiveness of protective orders caught the attention of our viewers last November, and now it's catching the attention of state legislators.More >>