Shreveport City Council to vote on police and fire pay raise at next meeting

During today’s council meeting, they addressed their excitement in the proposal and expect a unanimous vote come next meeting.

  ‘From Osborne to the White House’; New Orleans native tapped for high-ranking position in Biden administration

  Some continue to refuse to wear a mask despite latest surge in COVID-19 cases

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Georgia voter signature checks

Election work continues in East Texas following Election Day

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards returns home after being hospitalized for 2 days

  George Floyd Act seeks to make major reforms to policing in Texas

Continued Coverage

  Food truck owners possibly face new restrictions in Bossier City

Gov. Edwards vetoes another round of bills

  YOUR VOICE: Northwest Louisiana voting advocates view election turnout as a success

  Seeing 2020 events through the eyes of retired veterans

‘GoAuto Guy’ apologizes for VP-elect comment

  MLK Health Center stands at the ready to help if SCOTUS overturns health care law

There’s strong local reaction to 90% effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine that Pfizer is developing

There’s growing excitement about the potential success of a COVID-19 vaccine and what it could mean for the country.

Trump supporters stand by the president’s legal strategy

But not everyone is convinced that the president still has a path to a second term

Projected winners for 2020 presidential election

According to the Associated Press and CBS News, projected state winners for the 2020 presidential election have started rolling in.

  Family remembers voter registration pioneer in DeSoto Parish

Lora Timberlake, White’s daughter, said her father laid the foundation for so many people to come after him.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump fabricates election corruption

  Election officials break down likelihood of voter fraud for mail-in ballots

Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark

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

  Sports betting approved in 55 of 64 Louisiana parishes, so what’s next?

  Louisianans voted YES on Amendment 1, what it means moving forward

Elections 2020: Key states could move to recount votes

Some delegate counts now put Joe Biden just six delegates away from winning

2020 Election Results: Constitutional amendments in La.

Results for the constitutional amendments up for vote on Nov. 3, 2020

Results: 56 out of 64 parishes approve sports betting

Parish by parish, voters decided whether or not sports betting would be legal.

Louisiana approves Amendment 1 stating abortion not a right

Louisiana voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that makes clear the document does not grant the right to an abortion.

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson bests 3 challengers, keeps Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District seat

2 Democrats and a fellow Republican challenged his re-election bid

AP VoteCast: Louisiana voters mixed on state of nation

Louisiana voters made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country’s direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate

All of SWLA’s parishes vote yes to sports wagering

Louisiana voters came out in record numbers this year, and while all eyes were on the presidential race, many voters should have noticed Act 215 – the authorization of sports wagering activities.

  La. re-elects U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy

Senator Bill Cassidy to serve second term in U.S. Senate.

Most Northwest Louisiana parishes approve sports wagering

Voters support such gaming in all area parishes except Sabine, where the vote nearly was a tie

2020 Election Results: Sen. Bill Cassidy wins reelection of U.S. Senate seat for La.

Winner of the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

Louisiana voters decide on 7 proposed amendments

Proposals addressed issues including abortion, homestead exemption and the state’s rainy day fund

It’s Election Day: Here are results of voting in Ark., La., Okla. and Texas

KSLA News 12 has you covered from the opening of the voting booths until the last vote is counted


Check here for updates on election races around the area.

Upshur County voters delayed after voter verification program glitch

“They said they were having some technical difficulties, and then later on they came back out and said it was statewide technical difficulties,” Hollier said.

Kanye West votes for himself for president

The rapper and White House wannabe chronicled his election experience on Twitter.

  People place ‘I voted’ stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite after casting ballots

Voters visited women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony’s gravesite to pay tribute to her after casting their ballots.

  Republicans try to maintain power in Senate, Democrats seek to widen majority in House

Power is up for grabs in Congress this Election Day.

What to keep in mind if you’re voting in-person on Election Day

Many people will be voting in-person Tuesday, Nov. 3 on Election Day.

Voting hours extended in Upshur County due to technical difficulties with voting-related equipment

Upshur County is extending voting hours for Election Day to 8 p.m. due to technical difficulties with polling equipment.

A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot

Now that registration is over with, we want to help you understand what you are voting for, or against, when you cast your votes.

Voted? Download your digital ‘I voted’ sticker

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is announcing a digital, downloadable sticker for the upcoming November 3 and December 5 elections.

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know as you head to the polls

We have some helpful reminders for those who will be voting on election day

Election Day deals

Here’s a list of freebies and deals offered by companies during Election Day.

St. Francisville to elect new mayor for first time in over 30 years

In West Feliciana Parish, after 36 years, residents of St. Francisville will elect a new mayor Nov. 3.

Clinical psychologist offers advice on how to manage election stress

LSU Health Clinical Psychologist, Michelle Moore, PsyD, says it's normal to feel stress around election time, especially when you consider all that's happened this year.

  Final preps wrap up before Election Day 2020

Clerks of court prepared to deal with any attempts at intimidation or passive electioneering

Will absentee ballots delay La. election results?

A number of people made a last-minute dash Monday, Nov. 2 to get their absentee ballot dropped off in time.

Memphis police prepare for potential election-related unrest

The uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s presidential election has led to an increase in anxiety amid fears of potential civil unrest in cities across the nation.

Jefferson Parish officials bring power to polling places

Jefferson parish officials are bringing in generators for 20 polling places without power, as early voting comes to an end.

20 voting locations in Jefferson Parish remain without power

Pods (including generators, lights, fans and extension cords, etc.) are being deployed to various sites throughout the Parish that do not have power

Judge rejects GOP effort to throw out 127,000 Houston votes

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling Monday concerned ballots cast at drive-thru polling centers that were established during the pandemic.

Stewart, Gilley square off in Caddo DA race

Caddo District Attorney James Stewart is facing local attorney Patricia Gilley on November 3.

U.S. Senate race in Oklahoma pits storied incumbent versus potential history-making newcomer

Oklahoma's U.S. Senate race pits the storied political history of incumbent Sen. Jim Inhofe against a Democratic outsider looking to become the youngest senator in D.C. at the age of 31.

Managing election stress, tips from the experts

The American Heart Association provides tips on how to manage stress during this election cycle.

Election, COVID accelerate drop in gas prices

Experts say uncertainty over the coming election and the rise of COVID-19 cases, have “accelerated” a sharp drop in gasoline prices.

  Louisiana rejects bid to delay absentee voting deadline

Voters who fail to get their absentee ballots in on time still can vote in person on Election Day

Arkansas governor not on ballot but still factor in election

Gov. Hutchinson’s involvement is testing how much pull he has in a state where he has been generally popular, even as its coronavirus outlook remains dim.

  Historic judicial races in DeSoto Parish

Two African American judicial candidates are hoping to make history this election season.

  Texas’ record-setting early voting period has ended

Early voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election wrapped-up today with record-breaking totals.

Early voting in Texas shatters 2016 turnout

Early voting in the Lone Star State continues to reach historic new heights — and voters still have one day to cast ballots before November 3.

La. A.G. files response to governor’s lawsuit; issues statement

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has issued a statement after filing a response to Governor John Bel Edward’s lawsuit he filed earlier this week.

Gov. Edwards signs 34 bills into law

Governor Edwards has signed 34 bills into new laws.

Louisiana in a race against time to restore power to election facilities ahead of Election Day

Hurricane Zeta has left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark with power outages that are expected to last multiple days -- and with a presidential election less than a week away, it has election officials also assessing the damage.

Early voting begins in Oklahoma on Oct. 29

Voters in Oklahoma can get a head start and begin casting their vote on October 29.

  Warning to voters: it may be too late to guarantee ballot delivery

If you have not already mailed in your absentee ballot just yet: don’t. That’s the advice of many election officials and analysts.

  FACT CHECK: President Trump claims you can change your vote, but does that hold up in the ArkLaTex?

President Donald Trump posted a tweet on Sunday saying people can change their votes. We dive into the logistics on whether that's accurate.

Many of Louisiana’s record number of early votes due to mail-in ballots

Early voting in Louisiana is officially over. If you didn’t cast your ballot, you’ll now have to wait until Election Day on Nov. 3.

La. voters will decide if lawmakers can spend unclaimed property money on Nov. 3

Louisiana voters will get to decide Nov. 3 whether state lawmakers should get to spend money that does not belong to them.

  POSTPONED: Still no decision on whether to give Shreveport police and fire departments pay raises

“It had been said the money would come out of this year’s budget,” District F councilman James Green said. “After this year’s budget, where will the money come from?”

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson faces 3 opponents in his quest to keep the 4th Congressional District seat

2 Democrats and a Republican are challenging his re-election bid

Voters in La. wait in line for hours as state sees record early voting turnout

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than 860,000 voters had already cast a ballot. That’s approximately 300,000 more than the number who voted early in 2016.

Gov. Edwards suing legislature to defend coronavirus rules

Governor John Bel Edwards is still ignoring a petition from lawmakers that would halt all the state’s COVID-19 rules for a week.

Longtime Republican incumbent faces Democratic challenger for Texas’s 1st Congressional District seat

Republican incumbent Louie Gohmert Jr. is facing his Democratic opponent Hank Gilbert in the polls, as voters decide who will take the state’s first congressional seat.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

  Organizations host information drives for Vote Early Day

“We’ve had a lot of people tell us there’s confusion when it comes to those ballots, and even not knowing when it comes to who’s going to be on the ballot,” Battiste said. “We want them to be prepared whenever they go into the voting booth.”

  Varying motives that drive early voting

When it comes to early voting, the numbers are staggering. More than 52 million Americans have now voted ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to U.S. Elections Project.

La. lawmakers sign petition to end COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Edwards calls move ‘reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable’

Gov. Edwards called the petition from Republican lawmakers “reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable” during a firey news conference Friday, Oct. 23.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.