Gov. Edwards to hold news conference about COVID-19 response at noon Tuesday

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference about the state’s response to COVID-19 at noon Tuesday, March 9.

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

Stabbing reported outside of store on David Raines Road

MISSING: Texarkana girl may be headed to Alabama with person she met online

Texarkana Texas Police Dept. warns drivers waivers on vehicle registration, driver’s license renewals & inspection stickers coming to an end

Bossier PD looking for stolen boat, trailer

  ArkLaTex gymnast secures herself a spot on the 2021 U.S. Junior Women’s National Team

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Work week warm up with rain and storms possible this weekend

  Should service industry workers be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine? Community weighs in

COVID-19: ArkLaTex information hub

  Second victim in deadly I-20 W wreck named

Deep East Texas health care providers launch website to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination event planned at Pierre Bossier Mall on March 12

  New Texarkana Arkansas Middle School campus opens

The new facility will house around 1,000 students and 75 staff members. Over 50 classrooms are inside the building, including two gyms and two band halls.

  Gov. Hutchinson expands vaccine eligibility in Ark., announces hotline to help people make appointments

Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the public Monday, March 8 to make an announcement regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Shreveport business announces decision to ‘lift all mask mandates’ for customers

In a Facebook post on March 5, Maxwell’s Market in Shreveport announced that they will no longer enforce a mask mandate in store.

Beautiful sunshine today with changes on the way

Good Monday morning! The beautiful sunshine returns today with no chance of rain for today! We are tracking a slow moving cold front his week that will eventually bring more rain to the ArkLaTex by this weekend

City of Marshall to reopen all city facilities on March 10

LSU following state of La. in moving to Phase 3

  Coroner names woman found dead in MLK neighborhood; suspect charged

  Northwestern State University alumnus makes massive donation to school’s food pantry

Louisiana top doctors look back on early days of pandemic one year later

  ArkLaTex woman dies in head-on collision involving SUV, van

  Entertainers cautiously optimistic about Louisiana’s return to Phase III

“You’re kind of skeptical, because is it going to last?”

Arkansas governor wants an ‘off-ramp’ not a ‘cliff’ to end his state’s mask mandate

Hutchinson said he loosened restrictions on businesses but wanted a gradual approach to face coverings

French Quarter visitors, businesses alarmed after separate shootings injure four teens

Four total teens are injured in three separate shootings over the weekend, including a 14 and 15-year-old injured on Bourbon St.

  Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

The study was released just as some states are rescinding mask mandates and restaurant limits.

Les Miles’ attorney issues statement; calls administrative leave ‘disturbing and unfair’

The attorney for former LSU head football coach Les Miles released a statement calling Kansas’ decision to place Miles on administrative leave ‘disturbing and unfair’

Les Miles’ attorney issues statement following LSU report

Former LSU football coach Les Miles has been placed on leave according to the University of Kansas.

Weekday warm up awaits

Week day warm up as high pressure takes control

Louisiana to conduct COVID-19 testing March 8-13 at 2 sites in Lincoln Parish

National Guard will operate no testing site this week in the northwest Louisiana region

Gregg County educators receive COVID-19 vaccine

Teachers and those working in education in Gregg County were given the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccine Sunday at the Longview Exhibit Center.

Carthage native wins bareback riding competition at RFD TV’s American Rodeo

Carthage native Tilden Hooper won the bareback riding competition at RFD TV’s The American Rodeo in Arlington this weekend.

  East Texas family adopts dog that had been in animal shelter for 7 years

A dog named “Baby Girl” has found a forever family after living at the Winnie Berry Humane Society in Angelina County since 2014.

2 people injured in 3 Newton County crashes involving 4 motorcycles

Emergency personnel responded to three separate crashes involving a total of four motorcycles on State Highway 87 in Newton County Saturday afternoon. Two Louisiana men were injured in one of the wrecks.

Medicaid expansion, constitutional amendments, law enforcement barracks project on agenda this week in legislature

A proposal for the state’s new Medicaid expansion program and a $4.6 million proposal to build barracks at the Law Enforcement Training Academy at BRTC will be among several items on the agenda this week as lawmakers head back to the capital.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam involving people posing as water employees

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Sunday for people to be on the lookout for people posing as employees of Dean Water Supply.

Active COVID-19 cases fall under 4,000 in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas saw its number of active COVID-19 cases continue to fall as hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators continues to decline as well.

Gov. Abbott, DPS implement Operation Lone Star to deal with southern border crisis

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched Operation Lone Star to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.

Vehicle hits, kills woman on Highway 96 near Buna

A vehicle struck and killed an Evadale woman about a mile north of Buna on U.S. Highway 96 Friday night.

  Early voting begins in Bossier City

Saturday, Mar. 6, marks the first day of early voting in Bossier City.

Wreck involving four-wheeler leaves one dead

According to the Jefferson Police Department, one person is dead following a wreck involving a four wheeler.

  Johnson & Johnson vaccinations underway at the Brookshire Grocery Arena

On Saturday, March 6, Louisianians currently eligible under state guidelines had the chance to get one of 4,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

East Texas plumbers finish repairing last pipes from freeze

Almost 3 weeks after the winter storm that crippled East Texas roads and shattered countless water pipes in homes, plumbers are finally completing the last few repairs.

2 people injured in Anderson County plane crash

Two people were seriously injured when the single-engine plane they were in crashed in a field off of FM 1990 in Anderson County Saturday afternoon.

  Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill that includes stimulus checks

The bill would provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans and money for COVID-19 vaccines and testing, aid to state and local governments, help for schools and the airline industry and subsidies for health insurance.

Family, friends, and colleagues say final goodbyes to slain Tulane Police officer

Officer Martinus Mitchum was honored by multiple law enforcement agencies along with family and friends.

What to know before you head to the polls

Are you registered to vote? If not, do you know how? Will you early vote? Or vote absentee by mail? Here's everything you need to know ahead of the March 20 election.

IZ’s iconic ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ hits 1B views on YouTube

The song reached national and international fame after Kamakawiwaole released his 1993 album, “Facing Future.”

LSU releases law firm’s review of sexual misconduct cases; two athletic officials suspended

A report compiled by a third-party law firm on the university’s handling of sexual assault and violence cases will be made public on Friday, March 5.

Shreveport man found guilty of sex crimes against juveniles

According to the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, a Shreveport man was found guilty of sex crimes against juveniles on Friday, Mar. 5.

Sunshine and warmer weather ahead

The showers will be winding down this evening and move away completely by tonight. The clouds will also clear away to make room for more sunshine throughout the weekend!

Texarkana ISD to continue following COVID-19 protocol

Texarkana ISD has announced they will continue following COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures for the remainder of the year.

  SFD battling large house fire on Dudley Drive

A large house fire broke out near the intersection Dudley Drive and Crewswell Avenue just after 6 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 5.

Military family thanks community for outpouring of support after U-Haul is stolen

“I feel like we were welcomed into this community with open arms and nothing but love,” Benjamin Benton said. “The amount of people who have helped out and donated, just everything. I’m just overwhelmed by the way this community works.”

SPD searching for missing teen

Shreveport police are asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing teen.

  Bilbo Baggins Pub owner speaks on Phase 3 impact on bars

The state of Louisiana is in Phase 3 of reopening, meaning bars can now operate at 25% capacity.

Bowie County sex offender sentenced for possession of child pornography

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a Bowie County sex offender has been sentenced to federal prison for possessing child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.

  Home destroyed in fire on Queens Highway

The Shreveport Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire on Queens Highway Friday, March 5.

  Woman accused of killing pregnant woman, removing unborn child from body pleads not guilty

The suspect accused in the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child has pleaded not guilty.

Correctional officer and federal inmate sentenced for bribery, smuggling scheme

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a correctional officer and a federal inmate have been sentenced for a bribery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

Marshall water dept. will not use Feb. data to set sewer rate given severe winter weather storms

The City of Marshall says it won’t be using February usage data when it sets a new sewer rate for customers.

  Texas National Guard medics administer vaccines at Cass County clinic

A Texas program with the goal of distributing COVID-19 vaccines has made its way to rural Cass County.

Man accused of killing cab driver in 2014 pleads guilty to manslaughter

A man accused in the 2014 murder of a cab driver has pleaded guilty.

Bossier City teen makes history as first female Eagle Scout in northwest La.

Haley Henderson, of Bossier City, made history on March 2 when she became the first female Eagle Scout in northwest Louisiana.

  La. enters Phase 3; some Shreveport area festivals continue with 2021 plans

Louisiana is now in Phase 3. So what does that mean for activities and festivals in Shreveport?

Texas A&M system issues guidance on COVID-19 protocols

Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that Texas state mandates would change to guidelines on March 10, the chancellor of the Texas A&M system issued guidance on how the university system would move forward.

MISSING: Bossier Police looking for teens who ran away from youth shelter

The Bossier City Police Department is currently looking for two teenagers who ran away from the Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter the night of Feb. 28.

Alleva recommended firing Les Miles in 2013 over inappropriate behavior

Former LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva recommended firing former Head Football Coach Les Miles in 2013 because of the coach’s alleged inappropriate contact with female students, an official investigation into the incident found.

Lawmaker reintroduces resolution to make the Bible Tennessee’s state book

A Tennessee lawmaker is making a third attempt to make the Holy Bible the official state book.

JOBS: Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

ArkLaTex Job Alerts!

Longview sex offender sentenced as part of international child sex abuse investigation

A sex offender in Longview has now been sentenced as part of a joint international investigation, Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei announced Friday, March 5, 2021.

Gov. Edwards announces program to help renters, landlords affected by pandemic

The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133).

Gov. Abbott visits Tyler to stump for social media bill; ‘Conservative speech will not be canceled’

Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference with Senator Bryan Hughes on Senate Bill 12 (SB 12), the Senator’s social media legislation.

David Raines Community Health Centers offering COVID-19 vaccines

Approximately 1,000 doses of the vaccine are available to those eligible under state guidelines.

Rain moves in today; drying out just in time for the weekend

A rainy Friday for the ArkLaTex

Iditarod 2021: How to watch

The 49th Iditarod race is expected to total 852 miles on what officials are calling the Gold Trail Loop.

  14-year-old accused of shooting mother, boyfriend in Texarkana now in custody

A 14-year-old is now in custody after being accused of shooting his mother and his mother’s boyfriend.

‘No Wake Zone’ issued for Lake Bistineau

A no wake zone is when boaters are asked to travel at slow, idle speeds to minimize any wake.

  Getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine requires just a single dose.

Pennsylvania contractor returns to Tyler to help winter storm victims

After seeing his former home suffer from the winter storm, former Tyler resident Josh Bloom decided to drive down all the way from Pennsylvania to help those impacted by the winter storm.