Jonesboro remains under curfew as utility crews, police work to provide help

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

LIVE: White House task force gives update; NY to get 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon

The number of people infected in the U.S. exceeded a quarter-million, and the death toll climbed past 7,000, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead, an increase of over 560 in just one day.
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

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  Vivian police chief issues curfew effective immediately

Report: Gov. Hutchinson to make announcement Monday on school year

Authorities search for accused domestic violence partner

SPD search for man accused of domestic violence

Weekend showers followed by very warm temperatures next week

This weekend will be wet with a few scattered showers both days. It will consist of off and on activity, and not a washout. Then, by next week, temperatures will be much warmer! It will get back to the mid to upper 80s by midweek
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  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  Month of the Military Child: Bennett Drew

Caddo Coroner names Highland shooting victim

How to apply for unemployment in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

  SPD searching for shooting suspect; woman dead

Scattered wet weather for ArkLaTex

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Caddo

  LSU doctors travel to New Orleans to help fight COVID-19

  Bossier wife, mother recovering after COVID-19 diagnosis

  • National

  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

EAST TEXAS NEWS

What we know about the 177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

Harrison County resident dies from COVID-19 at Longview hospital

East Texan making N95-equivalent masks using 3-D printer

Superintendent: Linden-Kildare ISD staffer tests positive for COVID-19, has not handled meals, homework

The superintendent shared full details in this letter to LKISD families:

Marion Co. Judge issues shelter-in-place order in response to COVID-19

Marion County has issued a shelter-in-place order for its residents, effective at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

KSLA INVESTIGATES

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel insurance likely won’t cover coronavirus-related cancellations

Travel insurance will cover cancellations in very limited situations, and pandemics aren't generally one of those. InvestigateTV looks at vacation refund policies.

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  KSLA Salutes: The road to becoming a nurse

Rain possible everyday through next week

  Shreveport seeking to raise awareness of COVID-19 virus

  Month of the Military Child: Jordon White & Karrington Matthews

Bystander shot in the leg in Shreveport

Police have not yet released any information about a possible suspect or suspects
  • Coronavirus

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

Early forecasts point to ‘above average’ Atlantic hurricane season ahead

  Mayor Perkins issues emergency declaration

  Fairfield Studios: Musicians perform live on Facebook during coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Edwards launches new text alert system to give La. residents COVID-19 updates

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Authorities search for accused domestic violence partner

SPD search for man accused of domestic violence

Caddo Coroner names Highland shooting victim

Bystander shot in the leg in Shreveport

Two men sought in connection to shooting