SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Two of the Ark-La-Tex's newest residents arrived within hours of the new year.
Ja'Kyler Collins was born at 1:22 a.m. Monday at Christus St. Michael Health Center in Texarkana, Texas.
He weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 18.25 inches long.
Ja'Kyler is the son of Texarkana, Texas, residents Roy and Keoishia Collins The couple have three other children.
A Shreveport couple also greeted the new year with a newborn.
Penelope Rose Lane was born at 4:34 a.m. Monday at Willis-Knighton South and the Center for Women's Health in Shreveport.
She weighed in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces and also measured 18.25 inches long.
Penelope Rose is the daughter of Alanna Cordaro and Mayson Lane.