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Experts warn against COVID-19 vaccine scams

Scammers are thinking of ways to take advantage of those who do not have access to it yet, prompting experts and health leaders to warn the community against vaccine scams.

LSP warns drivers troopers are cracking down on speeding ahead of the holidays

YOUR MONEY: BBB shares warning about scammers targeting virtual holiday shoppers

Thanksgiving foods that are dangerous for your dog

  Issues facing Shreveport’s first-term mayor after losing Senate run

  STOMP OUT BULLYING: October is Nat’l Bullying Prevention Month

  Teen who was wounded in bed by stray bullet returns home

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  2 Shreveport councilmen propose new plan to raise public safety workers’ pay

  Law enforcement rolls out plan to tackle gun violence in Northwest Louisiana

  These tips about safe use of generators could save a life

Woman’s Hospital shares results from COVID-19 pregnancy research study

Child hot car deaths down amid COVID-19, but new risk posed to stay-at-home kids

  Louisiana woman gets unsolicited package from China

  DPSO searching for police impersonator following reports

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office is working to find a man accused of impersonating a police officer.

  ‘The dog pound:’ Inside the Bossier Sheriff’s Office ‘shoot house’

Over the past year or so, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office has worked to create a disorienting labyrinth inside what was Plain Dealing Academy's gymnasium.

  ’It’s morally reprehensible’ Scammers work to steal stimulus check money

The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, David Joseph, is urging residents to be vigilant, as economic impact payments hit bank accounts across America.

  Hardy pleads not guilty to murdering business partner

Hardy pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and obstruction of justice charges in the murder of his business partner, 48-year-old Garrett Wilson.

  ’Suffering in silence:’ COVID-19 and the increased risk of child abuse

Is your school district still serving meals? Find out here.

  Shreveport homeless shelter takes extra precautions to protect guests from coronavirus

  Protecting yourself from coronavirus

  Southwood High students developing bus app for Caddo Schools

  LSP hosting free car seat check event Saturday Feb. 29

  ‘We want our children to be protected:’ zooming in on cameras in classrooms

Cutting-edge technology might not be something you associate with Red River Parish, a rural area about an hour south of Shreveport. But, walk inside any of the district’s schools right now, and you’re already on camera.

ETX school district adds law enforcement to campuses

The Panola County Sheriff’s Office and Carthage Police Department will have a larger presence on school grounds.

CPSO encouraging residents to sign up for emergency alert system

Those who sign up will receive time-sensitive messages from your home, mobile or business phones, email address, and text messages.

New multi-use pathway coming near Hallsville High School

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved over $732,000 that will go towards constructing a shared pathway for bicycles and pedestrians along Cider Lane that leads up to Hallsville High School.

Shreveport police work to combat accidental shootings

These 3 tips should be on your mind anytime you’re handling a gun, police chief says

Caddo Animal Services warns of rise in deadly disease

Caddo Parish Animal Services is reporting a rise in distemper — a deadly disease carried by raccoons and transmitted to dogs.

  Father of shooting victim calls for end of violence in Natchitoches

It’s been five months since Calvin Lyons’ daughter’s life dramatically changed in an instant.

  Louisiana State Police gives warning about Super Bowl drinking and driving

Authorities used drunk goggles to show how much drinking can impair your ability to drive.

  Shreveport joins #9pmROUTINE crime-fighting campaign

It uses a law enforcement agency’s social media platforms to remind people to lock up for the night

Take these precautions to keep your information safe as 2020 Census nears

As census takers prepare to count every individual in the country, officials warn people to take precaution.

Logansport man found safe; family notified

Darren McKeever, 48, has been missing since Jan. 10. He was last seen in Baton Rouge.

  ‘It’s cruel here:’ Investigation into deadly double shooting continues

A woman was taken to a Shreveport hospital with gunshot wounds.

Just as many people died in fires in La. in 2019 as year prior

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) has released its 2019 productivity stats, which show more investigative fire calls, completed projects, and new construction project reviews than in 2018. Unfortunately, the stats also show just as many people died in fires in the state as in 2018.

How to stay safe while keeping cozy on cold nights

Tips on how to stay safe while staying warm on cold nights

  Shreveport sees record low crime rates for 2019

Last year proved to be one of the safest years in Shreveport history, city officials say

  Shreveport man alleges a prized gun was stolen

He now advises people to take extra precaution before leaving a firearm unattended

There are multiple means of getting weather warnings

The Shreveport NWR transmitter, which is temporarily out of service, is not the only way to learn about potentially deadly storms

  CASA looking for volunteers to work with abused, neglected children

They get to know the children and can advocate for what’s in the best interest of the children

Caddo Sheriff’s Office welcomes new, four-legged deputy

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomed its newest, four-legged deputy to his handler Thursday morning.

  Coyotes prompt warning from Marshall, Texas, police

Their message specifically is directed at pet owners and parents of small children; supervision, they say, could be critical

  Residents want city to address abandoned properties

These eyesores lessen their property values and make their neighborhoods unattractive for future development, they say

Dudley DeBosier offering codes for free Uber rides on New Year’s Eve

Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers in Baton Rouge is offering free Uber rides home on New Year’s Eve in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport.

  Deadly shootings spur places of worship to allow guns

Caddo has trained 350-55 congregations in 2 years; and there are many more to go

So when can you legally shoot fireworks?

The answer to that question depends upon where you are

Troopers running checkpoint Saturday night in Bossier

The fight against drunken and otherwise impaired driving already is underway well before New Year’s Eve

Tips to keep you from becoming a target after Christmas

Before you put those boxes on the curb, watch 9News at 10 for how your trash could make you a target.

  Shreveport crime rate dropping; some think it’s rising

New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport rank as 4th, 5th and 8th deadliest cities in U.S., respectively

Parents warned of free child safety kit scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting parents to a scam involving nonexistent child safety kits being offered free of charge.

LSU adding bike lanes to improve safety on campus

LSU is adding more bike lanes to campus in its attempt to make a safer campus for pedestrians and bicyclists.

  Police identify most dangerous places for pedestrians

North Market and Highways 1 and 71 are the most common places for pedestrian accidents in Shreveport, police say

How to set up two-factor authentication on popular apps, services

Two-factor authentication could prevent you from becoming a victim of cyberattacks.

  Family says hackers accessed a Ring camera in their 8-year-old daughter’s room

The Ring camera was only up for four days in the girls’ room before the family says someone found a way to manipulate it, turning the security device into a room of horror.

  Caddo unveils safety features on new school buses

As the holiday break nears, the Caddo Parish School District is unveiling a series of new buses hitting the streets - with a goal of shifting safety into higher gear.

  Large drug shipment found in bin in house’s driveway

The illegal cargo was seized earlier this week in Shreveport’s Broadmoor Terrace neighborhood

SFD offers safety tips as temperatures begin to drop

The Shreveport Fire Department says from October to February is when the department responds to more fires within the city.

  Louisiana State Police urge drivers to slow down in work zones

Trooper Brent Hardy with Louisiana State Police said one of their work units was hit by a drunk driver while working a striping detail.

  Smoke detector safety

The easiest way to keep your family safe is to have a working smoke detector according to Shreveport Fire Chief Keith Murray.

  CPSO offers safety tips for children this Halloween

On Thursday night neighborhoods across the ArkLaTex will be full of kids in costumes enjoying Halloween — but the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure kids are safe this year.

DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office rolls out new app

Sheriff Jayson Richardson says they spent the past six months designing this app

  Local group aims to educate first responders when encountering children with autism

Local group aims to educate first responders when encountering children with autism

  DeSoto Parish Schools purchases more AEDs after football player collapses at game

The district then decided to purchase more than 10 AEDs that will go in places like gyms and field houses for their schools.

CDC says Louisiana leading region with flu-like patient visits

We’re not even halfway into flu season and Louisiana has found a way to lead in the numbers.

  Halloween: Is the holiday dying out in Shreveport?

Throughout the city, several neighborhoods have no homes decorated for the holiday

  East Texas high school senior arrested over threat

The 17-year-old has been charged as an adult

THE INVESTIGATORS: More than 1,800 weapon-related incidents reported in 2018 in La. schools

It’s a scary situation that has become all too common. As weapons show up in schools more frequently across the country, the 9News Investigators have learned 1,833 weapon-related incidents were reported in schools across Louisiana in 2018.

  Shreve Memorial Library hosting domestic violence awareness programs this month

October is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shreve Memorial Library is doing their part by hosting programs for the community.

  BPSO academy offers inside look at recruit training

On “Chemical Day,” recruits are exposed to tear gas then sprayed in the face with pepper spray before tackling obstacles

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

The eClip, created by Elepho, Inc. pairs with your smartphone and sends you an alert if you leave the car with your child still in the backseat.

  Elysian Fields parents say bullying drove their 11-year-old daughter to her death

Elysian Fields parents say bullying drove 11 year old daughter to her death

  CPSO rolls out new uniforms for deputies

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office recently purchased new uniforms, buying 80 vests for their patrol deputies.

  How to protect kids from kidnappers, predators, sex traffickers

At least one child victim of human trafficking from the age of 13-14 is rescued every month in Northwest Louisiana.

  Bossier Parish firefighters host Fire and Life Safety Open Houses Saturday

“You drive past the fire station everyday," said Haughton Fire Chief Jimmy Holland. “You see the big red trucks, but you really don’t know the inner workings of what’s going on so it gives you an opportunity to come out and look through the rooms. “(You can) see where the guys live, see what they do

  SFD looking for ways to protect firefighters, medics

In emergencies, first responders often can encounter acts of verbal and/or physical violence

  Police catch alleged purse snatcher

The woman was accosted Thursday in the 5800 block of Line Avenue in Shreveport

Burn bans in the ArkLaTex

Here are bans on outdoor burning in the ArkLaTex. Bookmark this page to keep track of when burn bans are issued and lifted.

  Caddo sheriff lobbies for Ben Raymond to be police chief

He encourages mayor to consider Raymond along with 3 candidates who have been recommended

Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The results were published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Rise in quality of childcare in East Texas attributed to Texas Rising Star certification

The certification is offered to quality care that exceeds the state’s minimum childcare licensing standards.