Weather slowly starts to improve Wednesday

We are tracking slowly clearing skies for the ArkLaTex.

  Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

The government is increasing spending on broadband as the pandemic made stark that millions of Americans did not have access to, and could not afford, broadband at a time when jobs, school and health care was moving online.
  • COVID-19

US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.

TOP STORIES

  Man dies after his car plunges into ravine

  Red River Parish recovering from storm damage

Rain winds down on Wednesday

  Louisiana House passes bill proposing to decriminalize marijuana

  Louisiana lawmakers continue discussion on legalizing recreational marijuana

Seventeen states currently allow recreational marijuana use and several more are considering it, including Louisiana.

SFD battles hotel fire on Monkhouse Drive

Gov. creates new committee to “manage appropriately” $5B in federal money coming to Ark.

Coroner IDs victims in Linwood Avenue fatal shooting

Gov. Edwards heads to nation’s capital to testify on offshore oil and gas exploration, climate change

  • COVID-19

  Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

A handful of cities started offering shots to children ages 12 to 15 on Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration gave the vaccine emergency use authorization for that age group.

EAST TEXAS NEWS

Center man dies in Nacogdoches County log truck crash

  Wadley Regional Medical Center announces plans for new hospital

  Longview ISD offering Pfizer vaccine for students 12 and older

Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office searching for man accused of stabbing wife who wanted to attend church

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating a man who allegedly stabbed his wife Sunday.

Lufkin police investigating after woman finds boyfriend shot to death at home

Police say the shooter is at large, but they do not believe there is a threat to the public.

LOUISIANA NEWS

Tangipahoa teen found safe

Elexia Meeker has been located and is safe after being reported missing.

  Price of lumber skyrockets

The price of lumber is skyrocketing across the country and is affecting home building projects.

TEXARKANA NEWS

Arkansans speak out regarding unemployment assistance ending

Missing elderly man in Texarkana found safe

Report: Arkansas in foster care crisis, needs more foster homes

There were nearly 4,400 children in foster care in the state of Arkansas last year, with state officials and officials with a Central Arkansas non-profit saying Friday that the need is great for help.

ArDOT provides update on status of future I-57

For the first time in months, an update was given on the status of the future I-57. The proposed interstate would connect Highway 67 from Walnut Ridge to the Missouri state line, which would be just over 40 miles.

KSLA INVESTIGATES

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Agencies misplaced bikes, vacuums, other items according to state records

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Flash Flood Watches through Wednesday

  Longview ISD offering Pfizer vaccine for students 12 and older

SPD names man in connection to Lakeville Townhomes homicide

Green Oaks, Pine Grove Elementary schools closed on May 11

Tree blocks intersection in Southern Hills neighborhood

Shreveport police and road crews blocked off a street in the Southern Hills neighborhood after a tree fell during bad weather.
  • National

All 7 siblings orphaned in crash adopted

Their parents were killed and all of the kids were seriously hurt in a rollover crash during a move from California to Texas.

Arkansans speak out regarding unemployment assistance ending

Storm damage reported in the ArkLaTex

  Car plunges into ravine, seriously hurting man

  Price of lumber skyrockets