Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself.

’Feels-like’ temperature. What it is and why its important for the ArkLaTex

BCPD searching for missing teenager

  BPCC becoming an option for students who choose to stay home for college

Unrelenting heat this weekend for the ArkLaTex

Rickey Smiley’s daughter shot in Houston, recovering at home

Monjuni’s of Portico not a part of face mask lawsuit; 4 other businesses involved

Continued Coverage

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

Intense heat continues through the weekend

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

  KSLA Salutes: A fight for equality

What we know about the 7,732 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport brings over 450 jobs to NWLA

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is set to create more than 450 new jobs in Northwest Louisiana within the next 12 months.

  Couple shares story of hope a year after surviving home explosion

July 9 is the date their lives changed forever just 3 weeks after getting married

  Arkansas issues Amber Alert for 2 children

Authorities say recent statements indicate the youths, allegedly abducted by their mother in Missouri, are in danger

Natchitoches, Red River firefighters battle house fire

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

  SPD: Store employee fires gun over unmasked customer; caught with marijuana

Dangerous heat on the way for ArkLaTex

  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

“We all have rights; but, you know, we gotta stay healthy," one person said

  Reopening of Texas schools leads to competing emotions

The state's big announcement Tuesday that Texas school districts must offer in-person classes to students this fall has done little to quiet the raging debate whether that's the best course of action right now.

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.

450 ArkLaTex residents could lose their jobs

Glass manufacturer Libbey Inc. announces tentative plan to shutter its Shreveport operations

Drying off and heating up in the days ahead

One last day of shower chances followed by intense heat.

  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.

Woman dies in wreck on North Louisiana highway

Her pickup ran off the road and struck a tree, authorities say

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."

Caddo revises its proposed mask mandate

Commissioners will consider the amended proposal and the proposed COVID-19 threat level program Thursday

  Shreveport mayor modifies mask mandate penalties for businesses

Businesses will no longer be fined if they do not comply.

Gov. Edwards to hold COVID-19 briefing

As of Wednesday, July 8, there were 70,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana and 3,231 deaths.

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

In an effort to keep you and your loved ones safe, KSLA is providing a list of things you need to know, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

  Bossier School District releases plans for upcoming academic year, parent survey results

Bossier Schools has released a document detailing both how schools will proceed with the 2020-2021 year and results from its recent survey from parents.

JOBS: Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

ArkLaTex Job Alerts!

  BCPD searching for missing teenager

Have you seen Nazareth Ramos-Urbina?

  BAFB to conduct active shooter exercise on July 8

Today, July 8, Barksdale Air Force Base will conduct an active shooter exercise.

2-year-old, Zamya Whitaker, found safe in Cherokee County

Amber Alert canceled 2-year-old girl Zamaya Whitaker found safe in Cherokee County

  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.

  Caddo also may require masks to help fight COVID-19

During a special meeting Wednesday, commissioners also will consider implementing a coronavirus threat level system

Rain & storms followed by intense heat

You're going to need the umbrellas again on your Tuesday.

  $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.

DPS issues Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old girl considered endangered

n Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Center girl who was allegedly abducted by her father Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Woman arrested after allegedly brandishing gun at people driving through flooded neighborhood

A woman is under arrest after allegedly brandishing a gun at people driving by because she says they were pushing water into her home during some flooding in the Baton Rouge area on Monday, July 6.

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with updated guidelines for youth sports safety in the age of COVID-19.

  Motorcyclist dies in fiery collision with car

Good Samaritans were trying to shield him from the burning motorcycle when police arrived

  EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

  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.

Ark. sees increases in hospitalizations and unemployment identity theft fraud cases related to COVID-19

GOV: COVID-19 hospitalizations sees the largest 1-day increase in Ark.

  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."

Texas DPS expands driver’s license services by appointments

Services include renewing and replacing appointments at select offices.

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.

La. Tech suspends voluntary workouts after second player tests positive for COVID-19

Louisiana Tech officials confirmed Monday a second football player tested positive for COVID-19 and reported all voluntary workouts have been suspended for a few days due to the latest case.

  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrates 80th birthday

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday.

Wet start to week for ArkLaTex

Tracking a very wet start to the week for some in the ArkLaTex.

Southern ‘Human Jukebox’ latest school marching band to pull out of Nyx

The Southern University Marching Band said Monday it will not march in the Nyx parade this upcoming carnival season.

Man indicted on charges of murder, sex abuse with animals in St. Tammany Parish

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted a man accused of sexually assaulting and drugging a woman who died from an overdose in his Lacombe home.

Four former Angola officers sentenced in beating of handcuffed inmate

Four former officers have been sentenced for beating a handcuffed inmate, conspiring to cover it up, and lying under oath.

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market.

  Face masks now required in Shreveport businesses

The mayor's health mandate goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday

Attorneys for alleged church sex abuse victims file motion to dismiss Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy case

Alleged victims of clergy sex abuse want the New Orleans Archdiocese bankruptcy case dismissed.

Boomtown, other Louisiana casinos prepare for 1,150 layoffs

A casino operator has reported plans to lay off nearly 1,150 workers at Louisiana locations next month, the latest job losses to hit casinos in the wake of coronavirus-related economic shutdowns.

  Girl shot; mother crashes on way to hospital

Indications are that the girl was struckin by a stray bullet fired during a rolling gun battle, authorities say

Authorities in Camp County searching for missing man

Authorities in Camp County are searching for a missing man.

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.

OMV closes 4 offices in La. due to traveling employee testing positive for COVID-19

Four Office of Motor Vehicle (OMV) locations in Louisiana have temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

WATCH: Anissa Centers discusses how face mask ordinance is affecting retailers

Anissa Centers shares her perspective after looking at how the mask ordinance has looked across East Texas retailers in the last several days.

La. Insurance Commissioner approves 4th auto rate decrease for State Farm

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon approved the 4th auto rate decrease for Louisiana drivers with State Farm insurance.

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

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

8-year-old girl among 3 killed in Harrison County wreck

An 8-year-old girl was among the three people who died after a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 59 in Harrison County Sunday afternoon.

Marshall police arrest 5th in ‘planned fight’ that resulted in shooting death

Marshall police officers have arrested a fifth man on riot charges in connection with allegations that they were involved in a “planned fight” at Bella Wyatt Park that resulted in the shooting death of Demarcus Sheppard.

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax.

  FDA adds to list warning of potentially toxic hand sanitizers

The FDA updated an earlier advisory, adding more hand sanitizer products that may contain methanol it recommended people not use.