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Start Your Day: Comparing ArkLaTex crime rates, debate continues over Confederate symbols

Issues with the Louisiana state budget have put tax credits to the local film industry in jeopardy. Issues with the Louisiana state budget have put tax credits to the local film industry in jeopardy.

Good morning! Here's what happened overnight and what the ArkLaTex will be talking about today:

Shreveport police are looking for two men who reportedly injured a woman after kicking in her door and robbing her of money. Tune in to KSLA New 12 This Morning for more details.

In a KSLA CrimeTracker report, KSLA News 12's Jacob Bradford is live with a closer look at crime rates around the ArkLaTex. He'll break down police reports and explaining crime numbers.

Louisiana ranks right up there with California in the number of major films made in the state each year. That could be in jeopardy with a new tax bill signed into bayou state law. Coming up tonight on KSLA News 12 at 10, Adria Goins has a special report about the significance of this new law and how it will affect filming and the local economy here in the ArkLaTex. She asks state leaders why they felt the change was needed.

The confederate flag in South Carolina comes down today after flying high on the grounds of the state house for decades. This morning, we'll have a live interview with Raycom News Network's Justin Smith. He is live in Columbia where the flag will be removed later today.

The Confederate Flag issue has sparked debates all across the country, especially in southern states. Whether it be in Louisiana, Texas or Arkansas, the momentum to remove Confederate symbols and remnants of the past appears to be reaching some sort of critical mass. In New Orleans, long-standing symbols of the Confederacy could soon become a thing of the past if the city's mayor has his way.

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