Benton High going cellphone free during class day

A test program is now underway at Benton High School to limit cell phone distractions. KSLA News 12 was there when the unique magnetic pouches were handed out to the more than 1300 or so students enrolled at the school in north Bossier Parish.

  IN STUDIO: La. Attorney General Jeff Landry

  LSUS working with Bossier Parish to study rising groundwater levels

  Condition of US 80 bridges has Fibrebond considering a move

  Back-to-school bash brings hundreds out for free supplies

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

FOUND: 10-year-old who went missing in Bossier is safe

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JOBS: Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

SFD investigating cause of house fire

Bossier police searching for missing 10-year-old

Officer likely behind LSU intruder situation was on campus to educate students about online safety

NPSO warns of phone scam; thieves posing as DEA agents

  SFD extinguishes early morning blaze at home

  Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Shreveport

A pedestrian is recovering on Tuesday evening after stepping into traffic.

Those close to Nancy Parker and Franklin Augustus handle a tough loss

While much of New Orleans mourns the losses of Nancy Parker and pilot Franklin Augustus, for some the tragedy is doubly painful.

  IN STUDIO: MLK Health Center holding Fall Health Fest

The MLK Health Center in Shreveport will host its upcoming Fall Fest event next month.

SPD warns drivers against drag racing

The Shreveport Police Department is warning drivers against street racing — and that they know who’s doing it.

  Police ID man charged after allegedly hitting woman with truck

  Cooling stations to open in Shreveport

  Ochsner LSU Health has only Level II pediatric trauma program in Louisiana

Some who worked with Gov. Blanco recall her strength after Hurricane Katrina

  Geek’d Con featured several celebrities

SPD searching for runaway 15-year-old

CPSO: Woman commits fraud against grandmother

Authorities say she used her grandmother's debit card for an $840.37 purchase at a Shreveport Walmart.

  G1 Sports Academy helps the homeless

Local sports group receives a lesson in more ways than one.

  Bossier Schools adjusting school start times

The schedule changes will affect children who attend Benton Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Lesa Cormier, Louisiana Cajun music legend, dies at 88 years old

Lesa Cormier of the Sundown Playboys passed away Saturday morning at the age of 88. His band was well known on the Southwest Louisiana Cajun music scene.

Community gathers to restore vandalized African American museum, teach children the benefits of fellowship

Community members gathered at the Odell S. Williams African American Museum to restore parts of the museum that had been vandalized and teach children the importance of fellowship.

'They’re part of the city’: 2 local icons sent off in true New Orleans style

Those who knew her and many who did not gathered in Treme to celebrate the life of Nancy Parker, as well as long-time radio host CJ Morgan, who died earlier this week, for a traditional New Orleans sendoff.

Caddo court rules in favor of state Sen. Greg Tarver, disqualifying state Rep. Barbara Norton’s eligibility for Senate run

State Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, now has 48 hours to appeal the Caddo Parish court’s ruling against her eligibility to run for state Sen. Greg Tarver’s District 39 seat.

Judge sentences Cotton Valley mayor for abuse of office

A judge handed down Cotton Valley Mayor Joseph Alexander his sentence on Friday.

  Barksdale AFB facility officially named after Tech Sgt. Joshua Kidd

On Friday morning Tech Sergeant Joshua Kidd's family, friends and fellow Airmen all came together to honor him.

Northwestern State to sell beer at upcoming football games

Northwestern State University announced that upcoming football games will sell beer and spiked seltzer at home football, baseball and softball games in 2019-2020.

KSLA Cafe’: Bullying & Suicide

Bullying and cyberbullying can be difficult, especially when it's happening to you.

Labor Day Jamz event to be held in Allendale-Lakeside

The Labor Day Jamz concert will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2 at 1530 Arlington Ave.

Firefighter re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

A firefighter has been re-arrested for 14 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile

Bossier schools holding district-wide emergency drill

Schools in Bossier Parish will be practicing a district wide Emergency Crisis lock down drill on Friday, Aug. 16.

Marshall police to enforce pet laws; increase in reported dog bites

Marshall dog owners may want to take extra precautions with pets as police are going to increase enforcement of “animal running at large” violations.

  Sci-Port executive director reflects over her first year with the museum

“I really really had some doubts about whether we could get reopened,” she said. “But we set our sights high and I said we’re going to have at least the first floor open within six months.”

  Bossier School Board decides to change district’s attendance zones

Members had to pass the proposal because of the desegregation lawsuit with the federal government, attorney says

  KSLA Salutes: Shreveport Area Radio Kontrol Society

If you’ve ever wanted to fly a plane, there’s a club that lets you do just that all from the ground.

  Shreveport holds first of 8 meetings about bond proposals

Here's the schedule of the seven remaining community meetings

  Furever Friends - Jack

Jack is a Lab/Boxer mix that’s been with Pet Savers about a week. He’s been fixed and is up-to-date on all his shots.

La. Gov. requests federal assistance following Hurricane Barry

On Thursday, Aug. 15 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major disaster declaration for Louisiana following Hurricane Barry.

  Metro Aviation partners with Acadian Air Med to operate Life Air Rescue

Through this partnership Life Air Rescue will transition to an instrument flight rules program which will enable Life Air Rescue to safely conduct transports in weather.

  SWEPCO crews restore power in Benton

Residents in the Benton Area may be waking up in the dark.

Loud explosions expected near Grand Ecore area on Thursday; road closures announced

If you hear a loud boom in Natchitoches Parish this afternoon - it's okay.

  The Good Stuff: Journey to the sidelines

On this week's #TheGoodStuff with KSLA News 12's Doug Warner: a returning sophomore finds a way onto the football field even after doctor's told him he'd never play the game.

2 people attend meeting about $1.5 billion Cross Bayou Point

Purpose of gathering was to educate the public about the project, consultant says

BCSO: Woman caught selling meth in drug bust

Her bond has been set at $40,000

  CPSO: Traffic stop ends with foot chase; suspect faces multiple charges

Caddo deputies say a man ran away from them during a a traffic stop in Shreveport.

Wreck involving tractor-trailer, mobile home jams traffic on Airline Drive

Drivers may want to avoid Airline Drive in Bossier City following a wreck on Wednesday afternoon.

SPD Warrant Wednesdays seek fugitives; cash rewards offered

Crime Stopper is offering up to $300 for information leading to the arrests of these individuals

  Cutting costs on fall youth sports teams

As kids return to school — fall also marks the return of youth sports.

  La. Gov. to speak at NWLA Legislative Summit

On Wednesday morning, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will speak with Northwest Louisiana business leaders.

Wreck blocks traffic on I-20 east in Bossier City

Traffic is moving slow on Interstate 20 east near the Interstate 220 entrance on Wednesday morning.

  Texarkana students head back to school Wednesday

Students on both sides of the state line head back to school today.

Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old girl from Montgomery, Texas

Kiah Miller is believed to be in grave danger, police have said.

  Keeping You Safe: Tips for children & parents heading back-to-school

The end of summer tends to means one thing for many kids and parents: School is back in session and it's time to proceed with caution.

  Man considered armed and dangerous now in police custody

Leondray Sanders Jr., 24, was wanted in connection to an Aug. 11 home invasion.

Crash involving motorcycle, pickup truck blocks traffic

Shreveport Police are on the scene of a wreck in north Shreveport on Tuesday afternoon.

Boil advisory issued for Keithville

A boil advisory is in effect for residents and businesses in Keithville.

  Bossier school board member submits resignation, applications now being accepted for seat

Bossier Parish School Board Member Mike Mosura officially resigned from his position on the board — and applications are now being accepted for his seat.

  Bossier deputy injured in school zone back at work for new year

Back in January, Bossier Deputy Daniel Golden was directing traffic outside of Platt Elementary School when he was hit by a car.

SPD report details more information on Grimmett Drive shooting; suspect sought

A man is recovering after being shot multiple times on Monday evening at a Shreveport apartment complex.

  School bus driver shortage impacts some NWLA districts

Caddo says it’s been able to sign up more drivers by offering full-time employment within 30 days of their initial hiring

  Athlete glides through unique diagnosis

"If I get hurt, it’s more dangerous because of my diagnosis; but in swimming, you don’t get hurt”

  Cutting costs for college students

Sending your college-aged child back to school can be three times as expensive as sending school-aged students into the classroom.

BRPD investigating alleged vandalism at African American museum founded by Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Baton Rouge police confirm to WAFB that officers are investigating reports of vandalism at the Odell S. Williams Now And Then African American Museum.

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

ArkLaTex Job Alerts!

Valliant School District cancels classes Aug. 13

The Valliant Public School District has announced that classes will be canceled on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

  Caddo Parish students return to class for 2019-2020 school year

This year, 58 schools in the district will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.

  SPD working to identify theft suspect

Shreveport police are hoping someone can identify a man who took off with a backpack blower.

Free shredding event to be held in Shreveport

AARP Louisiana will host a free community event to help protect the community from identity theft.

The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

In the most highly-anticipated return to a fast food restaurant’s menu, spicy nuggets are officially back at Wendy’s.

District B and Community Town Hall meeting scheduled for Aug. 12

Shreveport Councilwoman LeVette Fuller will host a town hall meeting for her district on Monday evening.

  Classes teach gun safety, situational awareness

Learning situational awareness and firearm safety are becoming popular classes across the country.

Police seek help finding girl who ran away from home

The 15-year-old last was seen Aug. 5 in the vicinity of her home in Shreveport, authorities report.

Man whose dog died in hot car after being stolen honors pooch’s memory with fundraiser at Spanky’s

After his beloved dog was snatched and left to die in a stolen truck, David Mohr continues to honor his “Roleaux” through a foundation created to assist in the fostering and adoption of animals that need great forever homes.

50 dogs rescued from makeshift shelter in rural St. Helena Parish

The Northshore Human Society pulled off a massive animal rescue Saturday morning (Aug. 10), after 50 dogs were displaced when a makeshift shelter in rural St. Helena Parish closed down.

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis

Dozens of people attending Amite High School’s back to school event held at Southeastern Louisiana University were captivated at a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner sang by Sharnwanika Cotton.