BAFB anticipating 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air Show

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the festivities on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9.

  Waiting patiently for a COVID vaccine? Non-profit offers tips to streamline process

Funeral arrangements announced for Shreveport firefighter who died from COVID-19 complications

Chimpanzees living at sanctuary outside Shreveport enjoy rare snow day

  VIEWER VIDEO: Strangers help woman stuck in ditch on interstate

Willis-Knighton Health System makes urgent plea for blood donations

  La. Department of Health issues updated COVID-19 vaccine guidance

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Somebody said you’re not supposed to eat king cake until Jan. 6

  Local business owners have big expectations for upcoming crawfish season

  Coronavirus vaccinations continue in east Texas

Great Raft Brewing’s brand manager recognized on Louisianan of the Year list in 2020

Court canceled on Jan. 4 in Caddo Parish

  Next wave of coronavirus vaccinations launches Jan. 4

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport welcomes first baby of 2021

Welcome to the world, little one!

  Memorial service held for Congressman-elect Luke Letlow

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

Jackets donated through annual Coats for Kids drive distributed Saturday morning

The 2020 annual Coats for Kids donation drive was quite successful.

  A year of ‘The Good Stuff’

In a year full of heartache and heartbreak, you may have missed all the good that happened all across the ArkLaTex. Wednesday nights on KSLA News 12 at 10, we have enjoyed sharing your inspirational stories.

  Heavy gunfire jars Shreveport neighborhood on New Year’s Eve

  Those who knew Congressman-elect Luke Letlow reflect on untimely passing

SPAR hosting virtual fun run to benefit the Providence House

  Addressing Shreveport’s biggest concerns in 2021

  Ringing in 2021 safely: CDC issues New Year’s Eve COVID-19 guidance

Missing Lafayette County man found safe

  ADORABLE VIDEO: Louisiana quintuplets sing ‘Twelve Days of Quarantine’

A set of quintuplets from Lake Charles, Louisiana, has performed the “Twelve Days of Quarantine,” which highlights the unique challenges of 2020.

  Community responds to COVID-19 fatigue, information overload 10 months into pandemic

The seemingly never-ending news cycle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all the efforts to fight it, can get a bit overwhelming.

  Former KTBS anchor, reporter Al Pierce dies

The former anchor for KTBS was with the station from 1975 to 1995.

  30+ hold prayer vigil for frontline worker battling COVID-19

Even while in an ICU bed, Jay Fussell manages to help those around him

  Churches adjust how they’ll ring in new year during a pandemic

“Before COVID, many churches had watch night services, New Year's Eve services, communion services, candlelight services”

  Bossier City business provides Christmas meals for officers

Lunch will be provided for Bossier sheriff’s deputies, Bossier City police officers and Louisiana State Police Troop G troopers who are on duty.

  Texarkana couple feeds the homeless during holiday season

The spirit of giving is alive and well in 2020 in part by one Texarkana couple who set out to feed the homeless.

GoFundMe created for family who lost home days before Christmas

The American Red Cross has already reached out to the family to help, and Green’s sister has created a GoFundMe account to further assist the family in getting back on their feet.

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office raises more than $2k for Salvation Army

Since 2015, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office has raised more than $11,000 for the Salvation Army, including more than $2,000 in 2020.

Restaurants open this Christmas in the Shreveport-Bossier area

Restaurants that will be open this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Shreve Memorial Library’s new lighting systems save on energy

In their own words — Shreve Memorial Library branches are shining a little brighter these days.

  ArkLaTex pastor hosts food giveaway that serves 1,000 people

People smiled and thanked volunteers as they received hot dinners at no cost on Wednesday.

  First African American constable inaugurated in northwest Louisiana

The first African American constable in northwest Louisiana was inaugurated Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Willis-Knighton surgeon performs 3,000th robotic surgery

“It’s my dream to see patients have a surgical intervention with little to no impact on their daily lives. Robotic surgery helps me attain my dream.”

Shreveport city workers to get one-time payment

The Shreveport City Council on Friday voted 6-1 to approve a payment of $1,000 for every full-time employee and $500 for every part-time employee.

Donate blood now through Dec. 23 to be entered to win an Xbox Series X console

LifeShare Blood Center is giving away three Xbox Series X consoles just in time for Christmas... all you have to do is donate blood.

  HOPE Connections temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Shreveport agency that places homeless individuals in shelters is currently shutdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

  City officials honor LSU Health Shreveport for work with COVID-19 vaccine

City officials honored LSU Health Shreveport Friday morning for the hospital’s work in helping to develop the COVID-19 vaccine.

  KSLA Salutes: Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club

Safety, community and comradery. Those are just some of the focuses for the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club.

Shreveport man sentenced to life for selling $20 worth of marijuana released from prison

A Shreveport man who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $20 worth of marijuana back in 2008 has now been released from prison, according to the Innocence Project New Orleans.

Gayle Benson pays off layaway at Alexandria Walmart, other locations

Gayle Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, is helping Louisiana families this holiday season, including those in Alexandria.

  Texarkana food bank distributes 3,000 boxes for the holidays

The Texarkana area saw its last mobile food pantry for the year on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and just in time for the holidays.

  A Lyft leads to a car for a Shreveporter

Don't miss our talk with the Lyft driver and gas station clerk who embody the Christmas spirit Wednesday on KSLA News 12 This Morning

  Sorority sister makes connection through Teen Mom program

LSU-Shreveport Phi Mu sorority helps raise donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  People turn to religious leaders for vaccine advice

“I know in the Shreveport-Bossier area, if [Bishop Brandon] decided to get the vaccine, you would probably have a big sigh of relief from the spiritual community”

  Community leaders hand out food in Martin Luther King neighborhood

“A lot of times with the holidays, people get depressed, because they can’t do what they really want to do. Now that we’re in this pandemic, it’s even worse.”

  Volunteers honor loved ones, veterans with wreaths

Volunteers across the ArkLaTex came to the North West Louisiana Veteran Cemetery to honor veterans.

  KSLA Chief Photographer Semmie Buffin retires

Please join us this Friday, Dec. 11, in sending well wishes to our friend “Mr. Semmie” on his last day at KSLA News 12

Christmas in Roseland shines bright for holiday season

The American Rose Center has lit up its gardens and trails for the annual ‘Christmas in Roseland’ light show spectacular.

  Officials announce new name for former CenturyLink Center

The colossal events venue near Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, once known as the CenturyLink Center, now has a new name.

  Documentary to feature Shreveport on LPB tonight

The documentary highlights the Wiener brothers architectural designs that are highlighted throughout the city.

  Neighbors coming together after fire destroys home in Spring lake neighborhood; GoFundMe account launched

The elderly couple inside the home was able to make it out safely, but the home is a total loss.

  Shreveport man warns others of holiday scam

A Shreveport man is warning others of a scam that cost him $1,000.

  Alleged thieves arrested thanks to home surveillance, Neighborhood Watch

Jeff Hart of Texarkana was a victim of package theft, but thanks to security cameras and an active neighborhood watch group, the alleged thieves were captured.

  Discussions of crime take over Shreveport city council meeting

Tensions ran high and tears fell at Shreveport’s city council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as people voiced their concerns on what they want to see from the city leaders.

  Many mayor speaks on police chief’s death; special meeting regarding position to come

Chief Freeman's family made the decision to take him off the ventilator on Monday afternoon. He later died at 5:15 p.m.

  Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ will go on

The production will be staged at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13

  Bossier Parish residents vote on tax that would benefit correctional facilities

Voters hopped from one election to another, with the 2020 presidential election and the run-off election being just over a month apart.

  Voters soon head to the polls for early December election

Voters across Louisiana will head to the polls starting early Saturday morning to cast ballots on a variety of local elections, including a constitutional amendment, as well as races for Republican State Central Committee representatives.

Ark. to adopt new CDC quarantine guidelines; State sees record for new cases

Gov. Hutchinson reports the highest new cases since the pandemic beginning.

Marshall Education Foundation awards $33,000 in teacher grants

The Marshall Education Foundation is continuing their mission of improving education at Marshall ISD.

  Several Evangel Christian Academy football players “released” from high school

The parents of three of these students told KSLA News 12 an incident happened at Baton Rouge hotel the night before the team played against University Lab. However, they all deny their children’s involvement.

  Shreveport medical centers prepare for arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

Anticipation is building here in the U.S., after Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine. Now the public wants to know when we could see the vaccine here at home.

  Marshall to begin long-anticipated downtown redevelopment project

Anybody who has spent even just minutes in downtown Marshall knows just how much charm this quintessential, ‘All-American’ main street packs.

Louisiana prepares for arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, special freezers shipped in

The first shipments of a coronavirus vaccine make their way to the United States and health systems in Louisiana, like Ochsner, are now preparing for the vaccine.

  Texarkana police host Shop with a Cop

“We are doing it COVID style, obviously, because of the times,” interim police chief said

  Shreveport Mudbugs remain optimistic about season after game cancellation

Their opponent, the Amarillo Bulls, announced on Facebook they would need to postpone the match “out of an abundance of caution” for COVID-19 concerns.

  COVID-19 recovery: Separating fact from fiction

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise, so too does the number of questions from the public about the novel coronavirus.

  What the latest proposed COVID-19 relief package means for La.

Lawmakers in Congress are working to get some COVID-19 relief measure passed before the new year.

Main Street Texarkana cancels 2020 Christmas parade

The holiday procession is sponsored annually by Main Street Texarkana

Arkansas sees new record for hospitalizations at 1,074

Hospitalizations in the state of Arkansas are at a record high.

Power outage closes North DeSoto schools

The closure is due to a power outage in the Stonewall area.

  Giving Tuesday provides opportunity to support local nonprofits working tirelessly amid pandemic

As nonprofits across the nation and throughout the ArkLaTex work harder and longer, many are operating with less funding due to a drop in donations.

  Family members, friends remember teen driver killed in Sligo Road crash

“I’ve never known somebody that can always be so upbeat, so kind, so generous”

  As possible COVID-19 vaccines near approval, some worry about safety while others say trust the science

"Say your prayers and believe in science; and that’s a good combination that never hurt anybody”

Northeast Louisiana’s Krewe of Janus cancels its 2021 parade

Decision expected soon on fate of Krewe de Rivière’s procession

  City Council postpones vote on purchasing used jetways at Shreveport Regional

According to an official, inspections of some boarding bridges have not taken place in years.

  Eleven-year-old collecting blankets for homeless following family tragedy

A Northwest Louisiana girl is working to collect blankets in an effort to protect the homeless during the winter months.