Caddo Sheriff’s deputies required to wear protective masks

Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 — all Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputies will begin wearing protective masks.

INTERACTIVE MAPS: COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

Louisiana to receive more ventilators from federal stockpile, Gov. Edwards says

Authorities search for accused domestic violence partner

SPD search for man accused of domestic violence

  A local photographer gives back to the community

  Month of the Military Child: Bennett Drew

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LIVE: Gov. Edwards holds press conference following drastic case increase

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

  SPD searching for shooting suspect; woman dead

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

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

  KSLA Salutes: The road to becoming a nurse

  Month of the Military Child: Jordon White & Karrington Matthews

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Mayor Perkins issues emergency declaration

It goes in to effect at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 and will remain in effect until Saturday, May 2.

  Fairfield Studios: Musicians perform live on Facebook during coronavirus pandemic

With a record number of unemployment claims, a Shreveport business has turned their studio into a stage for full-time musicians and entertainers.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

  United Way of NWLA seeks virtual reading program volunteers

MLK Health Center continues serving community despite COVID pandemic

  Mansfield churches come together to help feed community

  Month of the Military Child: Brooke Johnson

  Two local businesses offer curbside service

Two men sought in connection to shooting

Motorcyclist killed following Bossier City crash

Authorities are working to learn more about a crash that took one life on Thursday evening.

Harrison County resident dies from COVID-19 at Longview hospital

A Harrison County resident has died from complications due to COVID-19.

  Brother, sister arrested in connection to fatal shooting

The Texarkana Texas Police Department released the name of the 16-year-old shot and killed on Tuesday night.

SPD searching for shooting suspect; 1 injured

A man is recovering following a shooting that left him injured on late Tuesday night.

  Doctor highlights testing efforts in rural Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards has pushed for strengthening testing in rural regions of the state, as numbers spike in southeast Louisiana.

Payton: This will be Drew Brees’ final season

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will be back for his 15th season in black and gold in 2020, but according to head coach Sean Payton, this is likely going to be it.

SPD searching for runaway juvenile

Have you seen Sha’Kayla Crumpton?

  Family wishes 90-year-old-woman happy birthday from safe distance

The coronavirus didn’t stop one ArkLaTex family from celebrating a milestone.

  Coronavirus Pandemic: Can your landlord evict you?

A housing official fields your questions about what’s legal, what’s illegal and what you should do if threatened with eviction.

  LSU medical students volunteer to help healthcare workers

Medical students across the country are homebound right now to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as medical staff address patients diagnosed with the virus.

3 SPD employees, 2 Caddo deputies test positive for COVID-19

The employees are under their doctors instructions.

Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond holds COVID-19 press conference

SPD Police Chief Ben Raymond holds COVID-19 press conference.

FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update for Arkansas -March 30

A daily briefing from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health on the state's response to COVID-19, including the latest number of cases and deaths.

  Viewing, funeral arrangements for local pastor who died from COVID-19

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New Vision Community Church/Takin It To The Streets 007.

Louisianans always find a #ReasonToSmile; what’s yours?

There are more than enough reasons to feel anxious right now, but there are also plenty of reasons to smile, and that’s what we want to focus on right now.

  10 families displaced after fire

It happened shortly before 6 a.m. at the Pines Apartments in the 8000 block of Line Avenue.

  Great Raft Brewing finds creative ways to keep business going

Great Raft Brewing offers curbside pickup for its customers

Authorities identify man struck, killed while walking on I-20

Terry Wayne Davis, 57, of Shreveport, died just before 7:30 a.m. as he walked near mile marker 18.4 on the westbound lanes.

  Caddo Coroner identifies more COVID-19 victims

The Caddo Parish Coroner has named two more victims of the coronavirus.

Woman dies following East Texas crash

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has released the name of a woman who died following a car crash on Friday night.

Authorities arrest west Shreveport man; faces several counts

In addition, agents seized two handguns and $675.00 in cash.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Bossier Schools reinstates meal program

Bossier Schools will reinstate its grab-and-go meal program with modifications for students 18 years of age and younger beginning Monday, March 30, 2020.

Boil Advisory lifted in Red River Parish

The Halfway Carroll Water was cleared by the Louisiana Department of Health after testing showed it was just a contaminated sample tap.

Wiley College faculty member tests positive for COVID-19

The person is in self-quarantine.

  Families worried after two Brookdale Shreveport residents test positive for COVID-19

It’s really a mixture of emotions for some of the resident’s relatives at Brookdale Senior Living after two COVID-19 cases were confirmed this week.

LSU Health postpones May graduation over coronavirus concerns

Due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 in Caddo Parish — LSU Health announced the May 30 commencement ceremony is being postponed.

  Shreve.Biz launches, provides help for small businesses

Mayor Adrian Perkins announced the launch of Shreve.Biz, a new website that contains financial assistance for small business owners.

La. Gov. Edwards announces $1.8 billion in direct aid coming to state as COVID-19 deaths climb to 119

Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state can expect to get $1.8 billion in federal aid in as little as 30 days to help with the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed at least 119 people in Louisiana.

Caddo Corner identifies third COVID-19 death

As the first two reported coronavirus deaths, Ms. Carroll had underlying serious health conditions.

Most ArkLaTex colleges are postponing spring graduation

All of the universities say graduating students will receive their diplomas in the mail after completing their degrees.

  KSLA Salutes: The Air Force Historian

"We write the official history of whatever echelon of command we’re assigned to."

Caddo Coroner names first COVID-19 victims

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office released the names of two people who died following a confirmed coronavirus exposure.

  The Good Stuff: The Good Rising

The bad virus can't keep 'The Good Stuff' down. Many ArkLaTex residents have stepped up when its been needed the most.

  Bossier teacher weaves compassion and community together to make medical masks

A Bossier Parish educator is making sure people are protected — one stitch at a time — during this uncertain coronavirus crisis.

  East Texas man fakes COVID-19 post; faces criminal charge

A Texarkana man is out on bond after scaring people on social media with a bogus coronavirus post.

  Well known pastor dies following coronavirus complications

He was known for his annual movement ‘Takin’ it to the Streets’ which is scheduled to happen in June.

Boil Advisory issued in Red River Parish

The company says the advisory is in effect until further notice.

  BPSO reminds non-essential businesses to close or face hefty fine

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington is reminding all non-essential businesses to close.

Bossier City officials issue reminder about closures, gathering restrictions

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Bossier City is reminding residents and business owners about gathering restrictions and closures.

  ArkLaTex groups making homemade COVID-19 face masks

With millions of face masks desperately needed across the country — there is still a massive shortage of N95 respirators.

  Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office delivering groceries to at risk citizens

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering to pick up and deliver groceries to at risk members of the community who cannot leave their homes due to coronavirus concerns.

  Mandatory curfew set for Texarkana

A mandatory curfew is now set for both sides of the state line in Texarkana.

President Trump approves Louisiana disaster declaration

On Tuesday, March 24, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance.

We Are #ArkLaTexStrong: Tell Us Your Story

Remember, we’re in this together!

  COVID-19 impact on downtown Shreveport

“We are meeting, talking about are there ways we can assist... how can we lobby, who can we talk to, how can we use our website, use our social media and we’ve been aggressive in doing that,” said Liz Swaine, Executive Director of the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority.

Man charged in west Shreveport shooting

A Shreveport man is in custody for his alleged role in a shooting that took place in early March.

  La. woman lies about COVID-19 exposure; faces criminal charge

A Natchez woman tried her best to get some time off of work — now instead faces a charge of criminal mischief.

La. to receive more than $3M in grants to help feed seniors amid coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $250 million in grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help provide meals for the elderly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Efforts are underway to save the restaurant industry

Did you order takeout today?

  Caddo Schools to resume modified meal program

Starting on March 30, select Caddo Parish schools will resume a modified breakfast and lunch service.

  Shreveport teacher diagnosed with COVID-19 shares her story

As of Tuesday, March 24, there are 40 people in Caddo Parish that are recovering from the coronavirus — 36-year-old Aviva Williamson is one of those people.

Texas Gov. Abbott gives COVID-19 update

There are currently 410 cases and 9 deaths.

LIST: Willis-Knighton physician network offers virtual visits

Willis-Knighton’s physician network is now offering services from the comfort of your own home.

  Salvation Army still operating during coronavirus pandemic

They are providing food bags to families in need. Call the shelter at (318) 424-3200 to make an appointment to pick up food.

  Confirmed COVID-19 case at Barksdale Air Force Base

The member is active duty and all individuals that had close contact with the member have been notified and are currently at home on self-quarantine and are asymptomatic.

  Virus fears end Caddo & Bossier grab-and-go school meals

The stay at home order by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has led all but a few school districts in northwest Louisiana to halt student 'grab and go meals,' citing health risks to school staff members.

  Webster Parish woman dies from COVID-19

Andraia Sanders died Monday morning.