History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis, report says

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

  SFD investigating arson attempt at restaurant

Jonesboro remains under curfew as utility crews, police work to provide help

  Shreveport NAACP President Lloyd Thompson dies

LIVE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Health Department gives daily COVID-19 update - 4/4

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

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

Continued Coverage

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

  Vivian police chief issues curfew effective immediately

Report: Gov. Hutchinson to make announcement Monday on school year

Authorities search for accused domestic violence partner

SPD search for man accused of domestic violence

Weekend showers followed by very warm temperatures next week

What we know about the 179 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  Restaurants making changes to stay open during Louisiana’s ‘stay at home’ order

“On a typical Friday night business would be booming and now, that certainly has changed.”

  Month of the Military Child: Bennett Drew

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

Caddo Coroner names Highland shooting victim

The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim in Friday's fatal shooting.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

RECORDED: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing - 4/3

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

Scattered wet weather for ArkLaTex

Tracking rain chances over the next 7 days for ArkLaTex.

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Caddo

The deaths of 3 men ages 75, 62 and 48 bring the parish total to 15

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

“Whether you believe it or not, this thing is real"

  Bossier wife, mother recovering after COVID-19 diagnosis

Mandy Barker is nearing the end of her isolation from her husband, daughter

  KSLA Salutes: The road to becoming a nurse

“You still have to go in every day with that smile on your face. You can’t go in like 'I’m sad, I’m scared, I don’t want to be here,' you know”

Rain possible everyday through next week

Rain chances over the next several days will be a little higher. Rain will be possible just about every day heading through next week. Some days will have more than others. Either way, I would be prepared for some shower activity

  Shreveport seeking to raise awareness of COVID-19 virus

"Remain encouraged, work together, do the right things and I guarantee you it will be much better for all of us in the long-run”

  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.

Bystander shot in the leg in Shreveport

Police have not yet released any information about a possible suspect or suspects

Early forecasts point to ‘above average’ Atlantic hurricane season ahead

The Colorado State University research team is forecasting an active tropical season in the Atlantic and Gulf

  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.

Gov. Edwards launches new text alert system to give La. residents COVID-19 updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ office has created a new text alert system to provide residents with timely updates on COVID-19 and other important information.

  Shreveport firefighters exposed to COVID-19 patient

All crew members were sent home and will go through a 14-day quarantine as they wait for test results.

FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update

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

  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

“We thought, you know what let’s fast track this idea,” said Vice President of Community Impact, Jennifer Horton. “Let’s get it launched, let’s give people something to do that’s fun.”

Wet end to week for ArkLaTex

Rain chances ramp up starting Friday.

MLK Health Center continues serving community despite COVID pandemic

The MLK Health Center, which provides vital services for a portion of the public largely uninsured, continues to provide access to medications, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, there are some major changes.

  Mansfield churches come together to help feed community

“We know that some of our elderly members are by themselves and might not be able to get food”

Showers returning by the end of this week

The rain chances will soon be increasing as our next weather maker approaches. There will be some heavy downpours by this weekend. As of now, the severe threat is low

COVID-19 death toll rises to 12 in Caddo

The coroner’s office says the latest 3 victims also had serious pre-existing health conditions

  The realities of fighting on the frontline of COVID-19

Those include sleeping at the hospital, mental and physical exhaustion, and a fear of bringing the coronavirus home

  Month of the Military Child: Brooke Johnson

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

La. National Guard distributing medical supplies across the state

The Louisiana National Guard (LANG) has deployed more than 1,200 soldiers and airmen to help with the coronavirus response.

  Why one La. restaurant owner lets couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

  10th COVID-19 death reported; Shreveport mayor IDs emerging hotspots in city

New platform launched to let people buy gift cards from local businesses

Gov. Edwards gives daily COVID-19 update

More than 6,400 people have COVID-19 in the state and 273 deaths have been reported.

Sean Payton clarifies and expands on comment about Drew Brees’ “last season”

Sean Payton made news Tuesday with his comments to ESPN that Drew Brees “has announced he is coming back for his final season,” and he attempted to backtrack and clarify the situation Wednesday on a teleconference with local media.

FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update - 4/1

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

Two men sought in connection to shooting

Shreveport police are searching for two men connected to a shooting earlier this month.

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.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  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.

  Qualifying for unemployment due to coronavirus

There are expanded qualifications for unemployment benefits for people who have lost a job due to coronavirus.

  Bike shops still open during coronavirus pandemic

“We do have a lot of people that use their bikes for transportation. We have people that work for the Air Force that are on base that ride from off base to base. Being here on Highway 80 I get to see that everyday. I get to live it, experience it.”

SPD searching for shooting suspect; 1 injured

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

East Texan making N95-equivalent masks using 3-D printer

An East Texas man who manufacturers car and machine parts is using his knowledge and tools to create an equivalent to N95 masks.

Sunny midweek followed by showers

Watching the end of the week for more storms.

Pastor of La. church charged, accused of disobeying governor’s order

The pastor of a church in Central, La. will be charged with six misdemeanor counts of disobeying the powers of the governor.

  16-year-old shot dead in Texarkana

Police are investigating his death as a homicide

Superintendent: Linden-Kildare ISD staffer tests positive for COVID-19, has not handled meals, homework

The superintendent shared full details in this letter to LKISD families:

Lower rain chances for a couple days as temperatures warm up

The rain chances will stay relatively low for a couple days. There may be a brief shower toward the end of this week, but until then, we should remain dry. Temperatures are cool today, but will be much warmer and closer to normal for the rest of this week

  Blaze razes residence, displaces family of 7

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to douse the fire

Gov. Edwards signs proclamation for out-of-state medical professionals to practice in La.

On Tuesday, March 31, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation that eases medical licensure laws to make it easier for healthcare professionals from out-of-state to come to Louisiana to practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Marion Co. Judge issues shelter-in-place order in response to COVID-19

Marion County has issued a shelter-in-place order for its residents, effective at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

  Harrison County, TX, residents ordered to shelter in place

The orders go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31

FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update for Arkansas - 3/31

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.

Governor Greg Abbott extends order; schools closed until at least May 4

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended his disaster declaration to limit human contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

La. Dept. of Education issues guidance to support continuous learning for students with disabilities

In response to the statewide closure of school facilities to students to curb the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Louisiana Department of Education today released a suite of resources to support continuous learning for students with disabilities.

  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.

Ways to tell if you qualify for a stimulus check

The government will look at your adjusted gross income and your tax returns to determine if you qualify for a stimulus check.

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.

Drive-through COVID-19 testing opens in Natchitoches

No doctor’s orders are required. However, patients must bring their driver’s license and insurance card.

  Woman shares challenges of burying loved one during coronavirus pandemic

“At this point, there’s been no closure and I think that has made it more difficult than anything. Not having the closure of that visitation and services that you typically would have.”