The Good Stuff

  The Good Stuff: Mission — Sharing A.J.’s story

"We were there when they dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We had to back off a few miles, afraid of that stuff coming off of it."

  The Good Stuff: First given, now they are coming to ‘Faith’

  The Good Stuff: Love before first sight

  KSLA News 12 team members earn 5 Emmys

  The Good Stuff: Honoring ‘The 6’

  The Good Stuff: Flooded with hope

  The Good Stuff: Parking Lot Hero

Continued Coverage

  The Good Stuff: 10 years of ArkLaTex ‘good’

  The Good Stuff: Building up hope

  The Good Stuff: The ‘Dear Doug’ mailbag

  Red Light Rescue: Airline at East Texas, a time-killing intersection in Bossier City, proves to be a lifesaver

  The Good Stuff: Journey to the sidelines

  Update: ‘Second Impressions’ leads to a job offer

  The Good Stuff: Words of an Angel

73-year-old Anna Cole has delivered the 'words of an angel' to countless hundreds through the year.

  ‘The Good Stuff’ honored as part of national Edward R. Murrow Award

Two ‘The Good Stuff’ reports by KSLA News 12's Doug Warner are part of a national Edward R. Murrow award recently given to KSLA News 12.

  The Good Stuff: The EF-Triplets

On this week's #TheGoodStuff with Doug Warner, last week’s EF-2 tornado northeast of Benton, Louisiana destroyed many homes. But it didn’t destroy the spirit of three youngsters who live along Butler Hill Road, 4-year-old triplets, Ruel, Finley and Ava.

  The Good Stuff: Swinging for the fences

An inoperable brain tumor hasn’t stop young Addison from playing the game she loves

  The Good Stuff: A brand new beat

  The Good Stuff: Reuniting with our ‘Good Stuff’ friends

  The Good Stuff: Second Impressions

  The Good Stuff: Paid in Full

  The Good Stuff: Saved by ‘Bossier K.I.D.S.’

  The Good Stuff: Dancing for Sunny

  The Good Stuff: The dancers behind ‘the cure’

It takes a lot to pull off the annual Dancing for the Cure, benefiting Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.Celebrity dancers, hundreds of supporters to buy tickets to the April 26, 2019 event, and, of course, the dancers.

  The Good Stuff: Why we dance

It's back for a fifth consecutive year, with a whole new line-up of celebrity dancers. 'Dancing for the Cure' is slated for the night of April 26, inside the Horseshoe Riverdome.

  The Good Stuff: ‘PhillyBob’ saves for college

He also created a YouTube page and is aiming for 1 million followers

  The Good Stuff: Life-saving catch

This is a fishing story not about the one that got away, but rather about a catch that saved a life.

  Give it your ‘Auld’

And even now, a year and a half after 26-year-old Trey Auld’s tragic death, his family and friends gather often to continue the giving legacy Trey began long before becoming a first responder.

  The long journey for water

Just months after a triple bypass, Puffer kayaked from the northern tip of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. He did so to bring awareness for the need for clean drinking water in many rural areas of Honduras

  Mom’s prescription for cancer

Vona Weiss posted a twenty paragraph letter on her fundraising page, hoping others will truly understand the fight that still lies ahead for her son, 30 year old Ethan Weiss, a Shreveport native now living in California.

  Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Two thousand of the 26,000 children attending school in Bossier Parish have some sort of sleeping issues, left to share a bed or having no bed at all.

  Lillian’s tireless secret

71-year-old Lillian Smith has created a decorative yard. Front and back, her yard is now home to dozens and dozens of old tires.

  The Good Stuff: Brently’s Dream

Brently had a dream. A bunch of dreams, really.“I asked him when was he going to put the walker down and walk,” begins Brently Miller’s father, Scott.“He said I’ll walk when I’m 7. And the day he turned 7, he put the walker down,” Scott fondly remembers.

  The Good Stuff: Mission - Warrior Horse

Warrior Horse is a equine therapy program Kevin Russell first began developing five years ago. And later this week, it officially launches with a fundraiser kickoff inside the Horseshoe Riverdome.

  The Good Stuff: 20,000 hours of love

Bo Boyd keeps a very busy schedule — even though he doesn’t have a full-time job.

  The Good Stuff: Crossroads of life and death

November 22, 2018 at 10:30 in the morning.About the only traffic on the road at that point, mostly locals hustling across town for work or to meet family for a Thanksgiving Day meal.

  The Good Stuff: 2018 Lessons Learned

As we put a wrap on 2018, Doug Warner honors the many wonderful people and their incredible stories across the ArkLaTex.

  The Good Stuff: Picture Perfect Escape

At first glance, it looks like father of two Darryl Ware is just playing with one of his kids’ army men. “My initial reaction, to be honest Doug, ‘What in the world’,” wife Krystal says with a smile.

  The Good Stuff: Thanking the Thankless

Our jobs at KSLA News 12 are not as difficult or life-altering as doctors, police officers, or fire fighters who traditionally work most holidays. But many of us here do have one thing in common with many of them. We all worked Thanksgiving Day.

  The Good Stuff: The perfect timing for cancer

Bossier Parish 17-year-old Gavin Roe had a busy 2018. He competed for a national championship with the Bucs fishing team, and helped lead the Bucs football team into the playoffs. But more impressive, is the team he formed in late October to help him mother in her fight against cancer.

  The Good Stuff: Pray Ball

It is both an eye sore and a sore spot with many who call Shreveport home."Basically, when the last team left here, they just put the gates on here and walked away," says local realtor Shayne Sharkey.

  The Good Stuff: Finding Common Ground

Common Ground has been serving meals and providing groceries, clothing and youth and adult ministries for the past 30 years. The program started by Grace Community United Methodist Church of Shreveport now is supported by various churches and organizations from throughout the city.

  The Good Stuff: Giving it to Faith

With little more than hope left in the pews, a Shreveport church saves its legacy by giving everything it owns to a neighboring sanctuary.

  The Good Stuff: The Heroes of Haughton High

For many teenagers in uniform on a Friday night, whether they’re cheering on the fans or fighting for yards on the football team, it’s about creating the kind of memories that last a lifetime.

  The Good Stuff: Lessons Learned

There are many lessons learned by listening to the stories of the people we've met on "The Good Stuff."

  The Good Stuff: Dream Catcher

How Terry Bradshaw and Tommy Spinks, grew up sharing more than a friendship — they shared a dream.

  The Good Stuff: One heart beating for two - part two

Erin and Trevor Young of Topeka, Kansas welcomed their first born into this world in the spring of 2016, and the months as a new family quickly began adding up.

  The Good Stuff: A race against time

A Shreveport doctor, 11 miles into a race against thousands of other runners, suddenly finds herself in a race against time - to save a life.

  The Good Stuff: One heart, beating for two

Two members of an ArkLaTex family — a grandfather and a granddaughter — are both alive today due to heart donors.

  Report about Johnny Huntsman’s story draws Emmy nomination, attention to Alzheimer’s disease

"Celebrating Johnny" KSLA News 12 anchor Doug Warner's story about the man behind Johnny's Pizza is raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease while also earning an Emmy nomination

  The Good Stuff: Dancing with the signs

If your morning or afternoon commutes ever takes you down Benton Road in Bossier City, then there is a good chance you have seen A.D. Scott. With a sign in his hand — dancing.

  The Good Stuff: Hand-delivered message from the pulpit

Every Sunday morning at 10:45, members of First Baptist Church of Benton prepare to listen to Pastor Robert Beadle lead them in worship. But on August 12, Brother Robert's seat was in a church pew right alongside the usual Sunday choir. "It's really a beautiful story that only God can make," begins Steve Evans who leads the church's deaf ministry.

  The Good Stuff update: Bossier kayaker makes it to the Gulf

He made it. Shawn Puffer of Bossier Parish has completed his nearly 2,500-mile journey from the northern tip of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. "The sense of accomplishment is starting to wash over me now," says Puffer, who reached the Gulf via the Atchafalaya River near Franklin, La.

  The Good Stuff: Slowin' down and almost home

Shawn Puffer of Bossier Parish has been kayaking the entire length of the Mississippi River since June 3 and he is set to reach his final destination, the Gulf of Mexico, as early as Aug. 8.

  The Good Stuff: They call him Mr. Semmie

Forty-six years in the same business. And nearly all of them working at KSLA News 12 in Shreveport. That is quite the accomplishment for Chief Photographer Semmie Buffin. And an even greater accomplishment, his induction into the NATAS Silver Circle, established to recognize individuals who have devoted at least 25 years to the television industry.

  The Good Stuff: Friday night comeback

There's a high school sophomore who is surprising many with his return to the gridiron just months after a major medical setback.

  The Good Stuff: Spencer, Shawn & Jamie keep delivering the ‘goods’

Their stories have traveled the country and the globe, stories about the good stuff that Spencer, Jamie and Shawn have been doing since we first introduced you to them over the last few weeks.

  The Good Stuff: Task force ‘Gunner’

The Minden Police Department is less than two months from adding a new officer to their force, K-9 Tigo. But doing so will cost the department at least $15,000.

  The Good Stuff: What can brown do for Spencer

20-year-old Spencer Harrison of Shreveport has a passion, better described as an obsession. He loves all things UPS.

  The Good Stuff: Slowin' down the Mississippi

Shawn Puffer of Bossier Parish is spending his summer in one of the most unique ways possible. He's paddling 2,300 miles down the Mississippi River.

  The Good Stuff: Celebrating Rickey Warren

Downtown Logansport is decked out in red, white and blue as the city prepares for it's annual 4th of July fireworks show. "Whenever we first started doing it, it was just a bunch of us with regular fireworks running around with a cigarette lighter," explains DeSoto Parish District #1 fire fighter Jody Warren.

  The Good Stuff: Jamie Hickman prepares for U.S. Special Olympic games

The good news came by mail a few weeks back. "It is from the Special Olympics of Louisiana," explained 28 year old Jamie Hickman of Shreveport, reading the outside of the envelope. And after opening it up and reading the first word in the letter, "Congratulations", Jamie knew right away what it meant. "I get to go to Seattle, Washington," she screamed.