Executive order alters courthouse operations

Bossier Parish Police Jury President, Jimmy Cochran, has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in due to the statewide public health emergency issued by Governor John Bel Edwards.

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

  Union not giving up on keeping Libbey plant open in Shreveport

  Clearer division over Shreveport mask mandate emerges

  Teen shot in head has died and been identified; witnesses sought

  KSLA Salutes: A fight for equality

  Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport brings over 450 jobs to NWLA

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  Couple shares story of hope a year after surviving home explosion

Start of Ark. school year pushed back due to COVID-19 worries

  Crews investigating fire, reported explosion at Tyson plant in Nashville, Ark.

  Youth shot in head, fighting for his life; suspect sought

  People in Shreveport give mixed reactions to citywide mask mandate

  Reopening of Texas schools leads to competing emotions

Shreve Memorial Library to host summer reading program virtually

Shreve Memorial Library is set to host their Summer Reading Program virtually through Friday, July 31.

  Man dies after being shot in Bossier City

The Bossier City Police Department received word of a shooting at approximately 5:58 p.m. on 1900 Scott Street.

AEP awards $23,500 to Shreveport-Bossier City nonprofits

The American Electric Power Foundation awarded a total of $23,500 to five Shreveport-Bossier City nonprofits.

POLL: 54% of Arkansans oppose large events resuming this fall

Steuart Walton: "The best way to help our state’s economy recover is to stop the spread of the virus. And masks are the best way to do that."

  Shreveport mayor modifies mask mandate penalties for businesses

Gov. Edwards to hold COVID-19 briefing

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

JOBS: Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

  BCPD searching for missing teenager

  BAFB to conduct active shooter exercise on July 8

  Take steps now to save money past the pandemic

Many people have proven they have been able to save money despite drastic cuts to their income during COVID. These are ways to keep those money saving trends after the pandemic is over.

  Man injured in Cedar Grove shooting; suspect named

Shreveport police are searching for a man involved in a shooting.

  $19 million loss for NWLA tourism due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had wide ranging impacts across the country. Here in Northwest Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau estimates the area has lost out on over $19 million in revenue from cancelled events.

Ochsner Health to partner with BPCC for campus return

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) announced they will be partnering with Ochsner Health to ensure a healthy and safe return to campus for employees and students.

  Bike safety tips before you go for a ride

A local Shreveport man brings the community together amid the covid-19 pandemic with a bike tour he started up last year.

  New website lists black-owned food businesses in Caddo, Bossier Parishes

Have you visited ShreveportBlackRestaurants.com yet?

  State Fair of Texas will not open for 2020 season

“This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process."

Goodwill plans job fair for July 8

Looking for a job?

  Tree falls on Shreveport home; no injuries

No one was injured on Tuesday morning after a tree fell on a home in Shreveport.

Ark. increasing COVID-19 contact tracers

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces General Dynamics will be assisting the state with contact tracing adding 350 contact tracers starting this week.

  Why the Annual “United We Give” LifeShare Blood Drive matters

More than 13.2 million people in the United States donate blood.

Minden mayor tests positive for COVID-19

As a precautionary measure, Minden City Hall was completely sanitized Sunday afternoon.

House fire claims a life in Texarkana, Ark.

Investigators believe it was an electrical fire caused by too many devices plugged into one outlet.

Shreveport house fire; no injuries

Morning house fire; no injuries reported.

Man stabbed overnight; suspects sought

Group of adult males jumped and stabbed victim.

Shooting overnight; one man with life-threatening injuries

Shreveport Police Department are searching for the man responsible for a shooting just before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.

  Shooting near Betty Virginia Park; woman injured

A shooting occurred right after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, in the 3700 block of Richmond Avenue.

  Verbal dispute leads to fatal shooting outside Dillard’s at Mall St. Vincent

The suspect is in custody.

Shots fired near hospital helicopter overnight

Around 12:15 a.m. last night, a hospital helicopter reported shots being fired over their helicopter after landing at Ochsner.

COVID-19 testing locations offered from July 6 - July 10

Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport is hosting COVID-19 testing locations from Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10.

  SFD battles apartment blaze

Shreveport Fire Department battle apartment blaze.

  SFD fights early morning building fire

SFD fights early morning blaze at a vacant commercial building.

  Texas public mask wearing mandate underway

The large surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas has led the governor to announce a mask wearing mandate for most of its counties while in public. We spent some time in east Texas where we heard mixed reactions to the change.

Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries participating in Operation Dry Water

Operation Dry Water taking place on Louisiana waterways during the holiday weekend.

Fifth Shreve Memorial Library branch closes due to COVID-19

An additional Shreve Memorial Library branch has closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is providing a coronavirus update at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

  KSLA Salutes: Lt. Col Quincy Rhinehart, 2nd Operations Support Squadron commander

“Along with the 260 people I work with, all this air field you see around you is my responsibility”

Pipeline maintenance to impact Natchitoches street

The work will result in the closure of the northbound lane of East Fifth Street for 3 days

Carla Dupree tapped as Region VIII’s outstanding principal

If Texas High's principal wins, she will advance to the competition for the NASSP Principal of the Year award

Man wanted in connection with theft at Target

Investigators sharing images from surveillance cameras in hopes someone can help identify him

Man sentenced to federal prison on drug charge

He has been ordered to serve 108 months and to forfeit $3,625 he collected while selling the drugs

Wiley College to continue remote learning this fall

Campus officials believe virtual instruction is the best decision to keep their community safe

  Authorities release name of man slain in Bossier City

The homicide occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex at East Texas Street at Hamilton Road

2 more branch libraries closed due to COVID-19 exposure

The Broadmoor and the Gilliam branches are the third and fourth locations in Shreveport to shutdown within two weeks.

Largest single-day increase in Arkansas with 878 new COVID-19 cases

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will update the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Harrison County statue removal to be discussed at commissioner’s court

Removal of the statue will be the topic of Wednesday’s Harrison County Commissioner’s Court meeting.

DeSoto Parish School Board announces plan for next school year

Students will have the option to return to campus or to learn from home.

LaDOTD announces closure of Hearne Avenue bridge starting July 15

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced a lane closure planned for next week.

  SFD investigating Mooretown fire

Investigators with the Shreveport Fire Department are working to learn more about an early morning fire on Thursday.

  Business leaders donate $100,000 toward SPD body cameras

During the announcement, Shreveport's mayor spoke about how peaceful protests can create positive change in communities

Library branch closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure

The Wallette branch of Shreve Memorial Library is temporarily closed after an employee displayed symptoms associated with COVID-19

LSU of Alexandria releases plans for fall

The school will offer four options to students for the upcoming academic year.

  Vigil honors Danzeria O. Farris Jr.

Hurricane Chris, the rapper accused of fatlly shooting him, is free on bond

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure goes virtual

“Breast cancer doesn’t stop just because of COVID-19”

  Man fatally shot in Bossier City

The homicide occurred at Pelican Gardens, an apartment complex at East Texas Street at Hamilton Road

  Mississippi state flag officially retired after 126 years

The Mississippi state flag was taken down from the State Capitol for the final time Wednesday afternoon.

Jimmie Davis bridge to limit traffic for inspection

The lane closure is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13-14

WATCH: Gov. Edwards COVID-19 briefing

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards holds his weekly briefing.

La. Dept. of Education and LPB to televise instructional programming for students

The lessons can be watched on Louisiana's three public television channels, which can be accessed via an antenna or cable or satellite service.

SPD search for home store shoplifter

Shreveport police are working to learn more about a man accused of stealing from a home store on Pines Road.

Craighead Co. seven-day rolling average trending down, Gov. says

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Southern Arkansas University offering first doctoral degree

“This news marks such an important point in SAU history! To be the first university south of Little Rock to offer a doctorate through a College of Education is a responsibility we take very seriously."

  SFD extinguishes house fire; firefighter treated for heat exhaustion

A firefighter is recovering following a house fire on Wednesday morning.

  Emotions run high on fate of Confederate monument in Shreveport

The future of the Confederate monument in downtown Shreveport hangs in the balance.

  Man recovering after west Shreveport shooting

The victim was struck in the neck by gunfire.

La. National Guard to honor healthcare professionals

The Louisiana Army National Guard’s State Aviation will be honoring first responders and healthcare professionals by conducting a flyover of hospitals on Wednesday, July 1.

United We Give, United We Live blood drive starts Thursday

The annual United We Give, United We Live blood drive is set to start Thursday, July 2, and continue through Saturday, July 4.

  Man dies after being shot in the back

A shooting has been reported in the 7800 block of Gideon Street.