Politics

Councilman Jerry Bowman adds Raymond to list of finalists for SPD chief

Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman released a statement on Wednesday night regarding the search for the city’s new Chief of Police.

  Caddo sheriff lobbies for Ben Raymond to be police chief

  City Council to have its say in selection of Shreveport police chief

Arkansas Senate leader proposes new vaping tax, regulations

Rispone TV ad attacks Abraham in Louisiana governor’s race

Louisiana insurance commissioner faces intraparty challenger

  Caddo Parish Commission to push gun control

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La. collects nearly $122,000 in overdue child support with license reinstatement program; three weeks left to enroll

  Many recall ‘flashbulb memories’ of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

  Taxpayers say repeat work fuels perception of waste

  East Texas judge retiring but wants to stay involved

  Mayor says he’ll have a police chief nominee by Sept. 24

Louisiana Gray Television stations announce statewide debate in governor’s race

“Election 2019: The Final Debate” will air live statewide from the KSLA News 12 Studios on Oct. 9, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KSLA-Shreveport, WVUE-News Orleans, WAFB-Baton Rouge, KNOE-Monroe, KPLC-Lake Charles and KALB-Alexandria.

La. voter registration deadlines coming up on Sept. 11, 21

The deadline for voter registration in Louisiana is coming up quick.

  Dispute over Confederate monument takes a turn

An attorney claims there are several reasons the order to relocate the monument is not legally valid

  Annexation frustrates some North Shreveport residents

Councilwoman LeVette Fuller was the only member who voted against the proposal

Caddo sets date for interviewing registrar candidates

  Statewide voter registration drive underway in Louisiana

  Trump appears to show doctored Dorian trajectory map that includes Alabama

  Louisiana congressmen give their staffers thousands of dollars in bonuses annually

Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

'We should support locals’: Seafood labeling law takes effect

Louisiana voting rights change not causing surge in signups

A Louisiana law change earlier this year restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but at most, only a few hundred have registered to vote so far.

  Caddo Confederate statue’s owners disappointed with parish leaders

The attorney representing the Daughters of the Confederacy said his 'client is disappointed with the notice sent by the parish, ordering them to remove the Confederate monument outside the Caddo Parish Courthouse by November.

  Shreveport leaders present bond proposals to Broadmoor group

The Broadmoor Neighborhood Association hosted a community meeting with city leaders to explain the 2019 city bond proposal.

Independent poll shows where Gov. Edwards stands against opponents

Governor John Bel Edwards is leading the race for Louisiana’s top seat, but his numbers are slipping.

  Bond proposals would replace 3 Shreveport firehouses

Shreveport Fire Department is asking for $25.4 million to buy new vehicles, replace 3 fire stations, do renovations and maintenance

In the KSLA Studio: U.S. Sen. Cassidy discusses opioid epidemic, immigration, child tax credit and gun control

“There’s not enough judges down there, so we have to be able to process the families more quickly. We’ve got to secure that border."

Congressman Steve Scalise settles the chicken sandwich debate

Congressman Steve Scalise decided it was time to take part in the chicken sandwich debate.

‘Not one discriminatory bone in my body’ Rep. Ralph Abraham says about campaign ad

U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham’s second television ad outperformed the campaign’s expectations, the Republican candidate for governor told WAFB Tuesday, Aug. 27.

  New Louisiana ‘I Voted’ sticker released

Say goodbye to the Blue Dog.

  La. Rep. Mike Johnson’s town hall meetings begin Aug. 27

Congressman Mike Johnson will be meeting with his constituents starting on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

  Demolish or restore? Voters to help decide fate of Fair Grounds Field

The fate of the once iconic baseball park in Shreveport, Fair Grounds Field, will soon be in the hands of local voters.

  6 questions: Shreveport’s search for a police chief

A status check on the search for Shreveport's next police chief.

La. Rep. Mike Johnson to hold town hall meetings

Congressman Mike Johnson (R) is back in the ArkLaTex and holding town hall meetings this week.

Minden mayor asks governor to help keep Fibrebond in LA

“I cannot emphasize enough the urgency of this matter”

  IN STUDIO: La. Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry spoke with KSLA News 12′s Adria Goins on Thursday morning.

Bossier selects interim District 5 member, sets election

Voters will face the decision April 4, same date as presidential preference and municipal primaries

  Norton’s officially out of the Senate District 39 race

Now Tarver’s only challenger in this fall’s elections is Republican James F. “Jim” Slagle, of Vivian

Caddo court rules in favor of state Sen. Greg Tarver, disqualifying state Rep. Barbara Norton’s eligibility for Senate run

State Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, now has 48 hours to appeal the Caddo Parish court’s ruling against her eligibility to run for state Sen. Greg Tarver’s District 39 seat.

  Rep. Norton to defend eligibility for state senate run

Norton’s residency in Senate District 39 has been challenged by incumbent Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, who says Norton doesn’t reside at the address she listed to qualify for the race, but instead lives in District 38.

  Candidate withdraws from LA Senate District 39 race

Norton asks DA to look into the status of Tarver’s residency; DA’s office rejects her request

  Shreveport holds first of 8 meetings about bond proposals

Here's the schedule of the seven remaining community meetings

  Tarver disputes eligibility of political opponents in court

Louisiana State Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, has filed two lawsuits alleging challengers running for his seat are ineligible and should be disqualified.

  Shreveport voters to face $186 million bond proposal

City Council members agreed 4-3 Tuesday to put the matter on the November ballots

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

  AllendaleStrong still working to stop I-49 connector

The group of concerned neighbors meets monthly

SBA disaster assistance loans available to 6 parishes

The aid comes in response to deadly tornadoes, severe storms April 24-25

President Trump visits Dayton following mass shooting

President Donald Trump tweeted about the shooter's politics

Dayton GOP congressman whose daughter was across street from mass shooting backs ban on ‘military-style’ guns, magazine limits

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner plans to discuss it with President Donald Trump when the president arrives in Dayton Wednesday

All 3 big names officially running for governor; here’s where the race stands

All three of the big names made it official Tuesday, Aug. 6. Congressman Dr. Ralph Abraham, Eddie Rispone, and incumbent governor, John Bel Edwards, signed the papers to qualify to run for governor of Louisiana.

  Qualifying begins today for Louisiana’s Oct. 12 primary

Political candidates from across Louisiana will sign up to run in one of the hundreds of city, parish and state offices that are on the ballot for the Oct. 12 primary election.

Candidates for governor prepare to qualify for the race

Candidates for La. governor will officially qualify for the race this week.

  Some Louisiana state lawmakers use campaign cash to lease high-dollar cars

“This is just Louisiana politics at its worst," professor says

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore addresses political rally in Shreveport

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore attracted people to a rally on this Friday night in Shreveport.

John Alario ends 48-year tenure in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana State Senate President John Alario announced Thursday, July 25 that he will not seek election in his corresponding House of Representatives District, District 83, when his Senate term expires in January of 2020.

  La. Senator Greg Tarver calls news conference

Happening later this morning, Louisiana Senator Greg Tarver will hold a news conference in Shreveport.

  Statistics reveal City Council districts with most crimes

Chief Raymond says in light of the resolution, there will be a noticeable increased law enforcement presence to answer the call for more policing.

  Busy south Caddo intersection might get a traffic light

The parish has agreed to pay its half of the $225,000 cost; the Shreveport council is expected to vote early next month

  Shreveport city councilman to ask for increased police presence

At Tuesday's Shreveport City Council meeting, an agenda item intends to declare an emergency in one district to increase police in the area.

  Rep. Barbara Norton in good standing with state

Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton is in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office.

  Lawmaker says she’s never been under investigation

Nor has the African-American History Parade been investigated, she adds

Rep. Barbara Norton to hold news conference this morning

Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton will hold a news conference on Thursday morning.

Possible 2020 run against Trump is ‘in God’s hands,’ former SC Gov Mark Sanford says

Former Congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford released a YouTube video repeating concerns about the nation’s growing debt and deficit.

Lawmaker calls gathering to “clear up some reports”

The Shreveport Democrat did not elaborate on what exactly she wants to clarify

Mississippi candidate for governor denies female reporter access

Robert Foster, a DeSoto County state representative and Republican candidate for governor, denied giving a female reporter access to him on the campaign trail unless she brought a male colleague with her.

Judge: New Orleans can’t take down Trump quotes mural

New Orleans cannot make a landowner take down a mural of infamous quotes recorded when Donald Trump was on “Access Hollywood” in 2005 because the city’s mural regulations violate freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  Sen. John Kennedy calls out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “Her hypocrisy is breathtaking”

Sen. John Kennedy and Rep. Mike Johnson take sides on US-Mexico border crisis

  Congressional delegates tour Barksdale, report the Air Force base in thriving

"It's impossible to overstate the importance of Barksdale to the defense of the free world."

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

  Louisiana Gov. Edwards talks education, veteran-owned businesses in NWLA

Governor John Bel Edwards spent over an hour with ArkLaTex teachers and school staff Tuesday.

Minden council to decide fate of other officer involved in Facebook controversy

Earlier this month, City Council members unanimously fired the officer’s brother, who also was a police officer.

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana’s training mandate for hair braiding

Few cosmetology schools offer the course; and the state doesn’t appear to offer the required exam

La. restaurants face new rule for shrimp and crawfish

Locals say a new law will help protect the reputation of local seafood.

Gov. signs state budget with $200 million more for education

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the state operating budget Tuesday, June 18 without a single line-item veto.

  An East Texas town passed an ordinance banning abortion. What happens next?

The Waskom City Council voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance attempting to ban abortions in the city. It will likely face legal challenges.

  Shreveport council repeals city’s ban on saggy pants

Caddo Parish has a similar law

Lawmakers approve new minimum marriage age in Louisiana

Louisianans younger than 16 will not be able to marry if Governor John Bel Edwards signs a bill lawmakers sent to his desk in the final minutes of this year’s legislative session.

  La. state lawmakers reject fantasy sports betting

The Louisiana legislative session comes to close with lawmakers agreeing on a state budget.