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  Baby ‘Juju’ recovering from bullet wound

Wounded infant's family recalls the terror of gunfire then shock, horror, panic at what had happened

  Texas childcare centers can immediately reopen fully

  Reopening of Louisiana OMV locations brings long lines

Edwards’ budget proposal uses federal aid to avoid deep cuts

  Businesses fighting to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses take steps to protect patrons during the first phase of Louisiana’s reopening

  Shreveport City Council votes in interim council member

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  Shreveport City Council votes in interim council member

  25% occupancy has business owners doing the math

  Are we ready? Reopening Louisiana’s economy during COVID-19 pandemic raises questions, creates challenges

Bill would ban refusing college transcripts because of debt

Why La. lawmakers will still get paid for time they were not at capitol during pandemic

  Idea of cutting nearly $4.5 million from Shreveport Police Department budget elicits strong reactions

Push to neuter the stay-at-home order advances in state capitol

The bill now goes to the House floor for debate.

WATCH NOW: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gives update on state’s response to COVID-19 outbreak

Meantime, some lawmakers are trying to do an end run to get parts of the Boot reopened

  Shreveport mayor outlines proposals to cut $19.3 million from the city’s budget

Suggestion of nearly $4.5 million hit to Police Department elicits strong reaction from police union

La. attorney general calls for barbershops to be reopened

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has asked Governor John Bel Edwards to consider reopening barbershops and nail salons.

State lawmakers return to work May 4

  Louisiana churches to hold services outside

  Face mask mandate for workers in Louisiana starts Friday

  Small businesses have another shot at getting a loan

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

  Louisiana tackles issues associated with massive amount of jobless claims, stimulus payments

  Louisiana tackles issues associated with massive amount of jobless claims, stimulus payments

There have been reports of some people receiving only one of the two $600 payments from the federal stimulus plan

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.

Gov. Edwards signs proclamation moving Louisiana elections back several weeks

The June 20 Presidential Primary election in Louisiana is now rescheduled for July 11

  La. State Representative wants businesses reopened as soon as possible

Louisiana State Representative Danny McCormick sent a letter to his fellow state officials after he says he’s been approached by dozens of small business owners who say they may not be able to recover if this goes on much longer.

  COVID-19 stimulus checks, extra jobless benefits expected soon

Here’s one suggestion that could help you get your stimulus check faster

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

How you can ask Gov. Edwards a coronavirus-related question

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be answering questions from state residents during his daily news conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch: Full Court Press Now Weeknights

Full Court Press Now is a new 30-minute newscast that airs every weeknight on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Edwards to give update on COVID-19 cases across state

Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference to update the residents of Louisiana on the number of cases of COVID-19 in the state.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working.

Bossier Parish leaders reassure COVID-19 containment

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will hold a news conference is holding a press conference with Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey, City of Bossier City, and Bossier Parish Police Jury.

Steve Scalise announces he’s self-quarantining after colleague tests positive for COVID-19

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has announced he’s now self-quarantining after a colleague of his tested positive for COVID-19.

  Shreveport council rejects housing project; considers $9 million road improvement

Community members argued the new complex would bring in more renters and hurt property value.

Deadline to register online to vote in La. presidential primary March 14

The online voter registration deadline in Louisiana is approaching quickly, and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that only registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in the presidential primary on Saturday, April 4.

Falling oil prices could impact Louisiana’s budget

As concerns over infectious diseases and overseas political spats drive oil prices down, Louisiana lawmakers are cautiously watching to see whether it will impact budget negotiations.

Gov. Edwards focuses on education during opening remarks of legislative session

Governor John Bel Edwards told Louisiana’s lawmakers he wants the legislature to make education a priority for the state during a speech on the first day of the 2020 Legislative Session Monday, March 9.

What to expect from state lawmakers in 2020

Regular legislative session begins Monday, March 9.

Legislative session begins Monday, auto insurance rates & budget among the big issues

Auto insurance rates expected to be a hot topic during the legislative session.

La. lawmakers file bills to keep Daylight Saving Time year round

We’ll be losing an hour of sleep come Sunday, March 8 for Daylight Saving Time, and there have already been a few bills filed ahead of the state’s legislative session, which begins Monday, to keep Daylight Saving Time year round.

  Shreveport mayor’s comments about race draw backlash

“It is sad and disheartening that a Mayor, elected by several different races and political affiliations, would say such divisive comments.”

Gov. Edwards creates coronavirus task force, says La. is prepared for possible cases

Governor John Bel Edwards told reporters at the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 2 that the state is preparing to deal with the threat of the COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, even though there are not currently any confirmed cases in Louisiana.

  Gov. Edwards calls on judge who admitted to sending racist texts to resign; attorneys respond

Gov. Edwards has asked for the resignation of a judge who admitted to sending racist text messages.

How to watch the Democratic presidential debate

Are you planning to watch tonight's debate on KSLA?

Cameras could be placed in special education classrooms at parent’s request under proposed bill

Louisiana House Bill 138 provides that cameras that record audio and video be placed in classrooms where a majority of students receive special education for at least 50 percent of their instructional time.

Newspaper report suggests AG Jeff Landry profited off immigrant labor scheme

A major report from the Baton Rouge Advocate is putting a spotlight on Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s business dealings with a man in prison for cheating the immigration system so he could make money.

Republicans to focus on tort reform during upcoming legislative session

Tort reform expected to get a lot of attention at the State Capitol soon.

Gov. Edwards is optimistic about his push to increase funding for early childhood learning

Gov. Edwards visits a New Orleans preschool as he fights to increase state funding for early childhood learning.

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

La. higher ed leaders ask for more money to address $1.5 billion backlog of issues

Higher education leaders Monday, Feb. 10 requested more money from state lawmakers that would help chip away at the $1.5 billion backlog of repairs on state campuses, offer faculty pay raises, and help cover rising employee retirement and insurance costs.

Edwards presents budget wish list to lawmakers

State lawmakers spent their morning Friday, Feb. 7 working on this year’s budget.

  Mayor Perkins endorses Bloomberg for U.S. President

"Shreveport is lucky to have him, and I’m honored to have his endorsement," Tweeted Bloomburg.

Arkansas voters prepare to head to the polls March 3

The race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination comes to Arkansas on March 3 for the state’s primary election.

Sevier County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here's a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot for Sevier County

Nevada County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Nevada County.

Miller County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Miller County.

Little River County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Little River County.

Lafayette County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Lafayette County.

Howard County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here’s a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Howard County.

Hempstead County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Hempstead County.

Columbia County Ballot - Contested Races - March 3, 2020

Here is a list of the contested races on the March 3 ballot in Columbia County.

La. Rep. Steve Scalise supports repercussions for Nancy Pelosi’s speech ripping

Scalise called Pelosi's behavior "disgraceful" and said it was "beneath the dignity of the House of Representatives."

Louisiana first lady, congressman Scalise speak at March for Life rally in Washington D.C.

Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards and Congressman Steve Scalise were speakers during the first day of the March For Life rally in Washington D.C.

  Northwest Louisiana congressman dismisses GAO’s conclusion that the Trump administration broke the law

“The GAO report is worth the paper it’s printed on and not much more”

  Rep. Mike Johnson discusses joining Trump legal team, says “this whole impeachment process has been a sham”

It’s about ensuring Americans get true reasons they and president believe "this whole impeachment process has been a sham”

Temporary injunction ‘invalidates’ votes for opponent in Smith County constable race

Pct. 1 Constable Bobby Garmon filed a lawsuit on Jan. 9 hoping to keep Mims’ name off the Democratic Party primary ballot in March.

2 ArkLaTex Republicans among 8 that Trump picks as congressional members of his impeachment team

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, of Texas, and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, of Louisiana, released statements about their appointments

Congressman John Ratcliffe releases statement following appointment to President Trump’s impeachment team

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) has been appointed by President Donald Trump as one of the congressional members of his impeachment team.

John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term as Louisiana governor

John Bel Edwards was sworn in for a second term as Louisiana governor on Monday, Jan. 13.

14 Democrats, 5 Republicans qualify for Louisiana’s April 4 election

The Democrats and Republicans running for President will be on Louisiana’s April 4 ballot.

Gov. John Bel Edwards kicking off second term

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is kicking off his second term without the budget crises of his first four years, but with a more conservative Legislature that could create new clashes over spending.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

State Superintendent John White announces resignation

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced that he is stepping down from the post he has held for eight years.

Dr. Rebekah Gee resigns as secretary of Louisiana’s health department

Dr. Rebekah Gee announced her resignation as secretary of the state’s health department effective January 31.

  Retired general, citizens support U.S. airstrike on Baghdad that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Reactions range from a retired general to the general public and most appear to support President Trump's decision.

Louisiana not among 24 states where minimum wage is being raised

Arkansas is one of the 20 states where those increases went into effect Jan. 1

Civil rights icon, Ga. representative John Lewis diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer

A prominent figure in the House of Representatives has announced that he has received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.