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Card skimmer found at Harrison County gas station

According to a press release, on Saturday, May 18, deputies with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lone Star Exxon #2 located at Page Rd. and Hwy 80 in reference to a Skimmer being located in one of the gas pumps.

  Taco Bell-themed hotel to open for 3 nights in August

Planet Fitness locations to open doors to teens for free all summer long

  New study reveals Shreveport as the worst city to start a career

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

  Louisiana governor addresses national cybersecurity summit in Shreveport

Louisiana soybean farmers caught up in new round of tariffs

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Wheels on popular BOB strollers are coming off while parents are running, but no recalls have been issued

AEP-SWEPCO updates estimates on when power will be restored

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

Bossier City Fire Department regains Class 1 status, the best rating possible

FCC warns about calls from West African ’222′ country code

YMCA cuts tackle football, shifts to flag leagues only

Starbucks recalls french press over cutting concerns

Starbucks has received eight reports of the appliance breaking.

Chase attempts cleverness in tweet about frugality, gets dragged

This tweet was posted to the Chase Bank account Monday afternoon in an apparent attempt at encouraging customers to save a few dollars by cutting unnecessary expenses. It was later deleted.

Google ‘Thanos’ and see what happens

Google rolls out “Easter eggs” for major events and “Avengers: Endgame” is no exception

Law enforcement hosting drug take back events locally, nationally Saturday

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place this weekend across the country and right here at home.

Weather-related Comcast outage expected to be resolved soon

Bossier City Animal Control, Hand in Paw to host rabies vaccine clinic

Passenger growth continues at Shreveport Regional Airport

Family swaps flu shots for essential oils. Is it safe?

Louisiana House passes bill to reduce auto insurance rates

  Kohl’s to begin accepting Amazon returns in all stores starting this summer

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

ArkLaTex Job Alerts!

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

Julie Anne’s Bakery & Cafe co-founder dead at 76

The bakery, which opened in 1992, is best known for their King Cakes and wide-variety of pastries.

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

Shoppers who are on food stamps might be able to order their groceries online.

FDA gives final approval for first generic nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

The FDA announced Friday it approved the first generic nasal spray meant to treat opioid overdoses.

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

ArkLaTex Job Alerts!

  Shreveport’s mayor calls city insurance controversy a ‘misunderstanding’

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins insists the city is fully insured for all of its $815 million in assets. But some city leaders cautioned that the city is massively underinsured by hundreds of thousands of dollars because of changes made by the mayor.

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported.

  Well+Fed Louisiana named one of 50 Best Vegan Restaurants in America

Well+Fed proves that the only limit with plant based eating is your creativity.

Mondelēz Global LLC announces limited voluntary recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy

Consumers who have these products should not eat them.

  Last-minute push underway for Tax Day

There are some important do's and don'ts to know when it comes to last-minute filing

Bowl painting party helping to fight hunger

A night of arts and crafts seems like a world away from the stark reality of hunger in northwest Louisiana. But an event this Thursday night was all part of a major fundraiser by the food bank.

  Anticipation builds minimum wage could finally rise in Louisiana

As this year’s legislative session gets underway in Baton Rouge, anticipation is building that this could finally be the year to see an increase in the minimum wage.

  Truth in labeling bill aims to help Louisiana dairy farmers

Louisiana's struggling milk industry is getting some help in the form of a bill filed for this year's legislative session in Baton Rouge that just got underway this week.

Acura recalls more than 360k SUVs over faulty tail lights

Acura is recalling more than 360,000 SUVs worldwide

  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week underway locally, nationally

From the U.S. Attorney to the District Attorney to local police and sheriff's departments were all represented at a Monday proclamation ceremony kicking off National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Greenwood water should be back on in about a half hour, official says

As yet, there has been no notice of a boil advisory

Bicycle recalled due to injury hazard

CPSC says the company has received two reports of forks breaking with one injury of minor scratches reported.

50,000 pounds of stuffed sandwiches recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination

The contamination could specifically be semi-transparent plastic, says USDA.

Target to offer coupon towards new car seat in exchange for your child’s old one

Since the event started in 2016, Target has recycled an estimated 500,000 car seats.

  Maranda at Work: The Broken Bean

Everyone that works at The Broken Bean is either in or has graduated from the Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge. By making coffee and managing this shop, they are also learning job skills for their future.

Warning issued to parents for Fisher-Price baby product after reports of infant deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price have issued a warning about the Rock 'n Play infant swing due to several reported deaths.

Limited recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste cans due to potential mold

The recall stated after the canning process, it is possible that the product was damaged creating the potential for mold.

PetSmart offers free Easter photos for pets

Pet parents can bring their fur babies into participating stores across the U.S.

  Surprising mortgage rate drop draws attention of potential home buyers

An unexpected drop in mortgage loan rates in 2019 has led to big changes in expectations for springtime home sales.

Upcoming job fairs in Northwest Louisiana

Find out who's hiring across Northwest Louisiana.

East Texan turns grain from beer brewing into Grainola snacks

Company turns the spent grain into Grain-ola that comes in 10-ounce bags, small grab-n-go pouches and Grain-ola bars.

LA health officials rescind boil advisory for Webster Parish water system

The advisory that affected Gilark Water System customers on Methodist Camp Loop has been lifted

Purina recalls some wet cat food due to ‘potential presence of rubber pieces’

The company announced the nationwide recall of the cat food because of potential rubber pieces in the product “that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.”

22,000 baby socks recalled due to ornaments detaching, choking hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from children.

Boil advisory issued for a Webster Parish water system

Affected are 225 residences about 4 miles north-northwest of Minden

Trash pickup company closure affects 2,200 customers

It goes by the name "On Time Waste Disposal." But this week the troubled business could no longer make that 'on time' guarantee when the trash pickup company shut down.

  Debate over what is considered milk and how to label it heats up

If you walk through the dairy aisle, there’s quite the variety: two percent, whole milk, almond, and soy milk. Those last two are now in question as the battle over what is considered “milk” is heating up.

Shreveport lifts boil advisory 2 days after pipeline break

This impacts the area north of Ravendale Road and MLK Drive, east of I-49 and west and south of Old Mooringsport Road.

170,000 rechargeable power banks recalled, one report of igniting house fire

The company received one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.

  Christus Hospitals vs. Cigna Insurance in rates dispute

A financial battle between two health care titans is leaving thousands of people in the ArkLaTex caught right in the middle.

Shreveport approves trash fee but delays when it will start

Council members decided to delay the start date until May 1

Why your iPhone needs to be updated now

Of the 51 fixes, the most notable prevents malicious applications from accessing your phone's microphone.

  ETX internet provider increases speeds — for free

Customers for one Internet Service Provider in East Texas might notice a slight bump in speed.

Two male enhancement supplements recalled due to presence of sildenafil

The active ingredients in both supplements may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

  Shreveport ranked 2nd fattest city in U.S. again

Once again Shreveport finds itself ranked as the 2nd fattest city in the country. That's according to the web site WalletHub, as it did last year and the year before that.

Airlines warn of cancellations as Boeing tests new software

Boeing is testing new software patches for the 737 Max planes to solve the issues that contributed to two recent fatal crashes, but airlines warn of more flight cancellations until the corrections are in place.

  $775 million settlement reached in 25,000 lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner

Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals had won six of the cases that went to trial. Bayer said in an emailed statement that the settlement "allows the company to avoid the distraction and significant cost of continued litigation."

  Gun safe recalled due to possible lock failure, injury hazard

The mishap causes the safe to open without a key or combination, allowing anyone to access weapons stored inside.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Louisiana State Police to host free child seat check event

Louisiana state police will host free child passenger seat safety checks in Bossier City.

  ‘It’s really hard to keep a stiff upper lip.' Patients explain difficulties of living without health insurance in new documentary.

The KSLA original documentary “Chronically Heal” will air Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. on KSLA News 12.

  Facebook exposed millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had abused access to this data.

  Broadmoor Neighborhood Association to host consumer protection event

A Shreveport neighborhood association will hold an event on Thursday evening on how to protect yourself from scams.

Gillette launches recycling campaign to keep razors out of landfills

The razor brand is launching the campaign alongside TerraCycle, an international recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials.

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

The syrup has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.

BCPD: Second wave of text scam targets bank customers

The fake text messages appear to be from the recipients’ bank, and may even include some information from their bank card account.

  New app could help provide parishes and counties with faster internet

The National Association of Counties or NACo launched a new app called “TestIT” that will help identify areas with low connectivity.

Photos released of suspects wanted for credit/debit card fraud

Investigators have released photos of the suspects wanted in connection to that fraud

Mom falls for kidnapping scam, loses $4,500

Police said the criminals who orchestrate these virtual kidnappings - and there have been several reported in Orange County - use the voice of a male or female screaming.

  DCFS: LA SNAP Benefits to be issued on modified schedule for April

Those on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their April benefits on a different time, according to a news release issued today.

Heated socks recalled due to fire and burn hazard

The company has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting, resulting in minor property damage in two instances.