1,500 new cases of COVID-19 reported since Friday

Louisiana will remain in a modified Phase 2 until at least March 2

  Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.
  • National

  Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

The overall relief bill would provide $1,400 payments to individuals, extend emergency unemployment benefits through August and increase tax credits for children and federal subsidies for health insurance.

TOP STORIES

NOPD: Tulane Police Officer shot and killed while escorting suspect from Carver HS basketball game

SPD investigation two Saturday morning shootings; three people injured

Wet, but warm, weekend ahead

Gov. Edwards requests major disaster declaration for severe winter weather from Pres. Biden

  Haynesville police chief arrested on multiple warrants

According to Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation (LSP BOI) arrested Haynesville Police Chief, Anthony Smith, 56, on multiple warrants issued by the Claiborne Parish Grand Jury.

  Arkansas truck driver making delivery to Shreveport ends up on ECMO machine for 30+ days

  Arkansas business owners excited for COVID-19 guideline adjustments

Boil advisories, emergency appeals issued in the ArkLaTex during severe winter weather

East Texas counties declared disaster areas; residents eligible for SBA assistance

  • COVID-19

Pharmacist drives through snow to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to disabled woman, family

For five weeks, the mother of a disabled woman in Pennsylvania searched for a vaccine appointment, reaching out to state and local leaders with no luck.

EAST TEXAS NEWS

  Texarkana police searching for teen who allegedly shot 2 people

  Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workers

$229M in emergency SNAP benefits provided to Texans through March

East Texas counties declared disaster areas; residents eligible for SBA assistance

The declaration covers 126 counties, including Bowie, Gregg, Harrison, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, Shelby and Upshur, as a result of the severe winter storms that started on Thursday, Feb. 11.

  Rapid COVID-19 tests coming to some east Texas businesses

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is working to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic by making sure businesses have access to rapid COVID-19 tests — free of charge.

LOUISIANA NEWS

Edwards proposes $36B Louisiana budget, education increases

Gov. John Bel Edwards has kicked off Louisiana’s annual budget negotiations with lawmakers by suggesting a more than $36 billion spending plan for next year.

501 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine this week

This week, 501 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine.

TEXARKANA NEWS

  Arkansas business owners excited for COVID-19 guideline adjustments

  Ark. governor extends public health emergency through March

COVID-19: ArkLaTex information hub

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall in Arkansas

The number of active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fell Wednesday throughout Arkansas as state officials said the state has seen a 50% drop in hospitalizations in the past month.

Arkansas expands vaccinations to 65+; adds 115k to those eligible

Hutchinson announces Arkansas will receive an additional 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week from the federal government.

KSLA INVESTIGATES

  Accused child molester’s bond hearing moved up a day

THE INVESTIGATORS: Blind zones on cars pose hidden danger for kids

A month after a 1-year-old was accidentally hit and killed in Baker, the 9News Investigators have found a hidden blind zone on cars that could put more children at risk.

MORE TOP STORIES

  Man removed from burning home in Shreveport

  Ark. governor extends public health emergency through March

501 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID-19 vaccine this week

  Rapid COVID-19 tests coming to some east Texas businesses

  Accused child molester’s bond hearing moved up a day

Mother of one of his alleged victims upset she was not told of the schedule change
  • COVID-19

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Heavy showers likely for several days

NPSO investigating death of inmate

Carthage community sends former mayor off to new home at North Texas retirement community

9 East Texas counties added to governor’s major disaster declaration

POLITICS

  Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

What to know before you head to the polls

  Sen. Cassidy: “I am such at peace with that vote”

CONSUMER

Beware of scammers asking for winter storm donations

Extreme cold fuels huge jump at the pump

Water, food to be distributed around ArkLaTex on Sunday