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  • Some residents think short term rentals ruin sense of community

    Some residents think short term rentals ruin sense of community

    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8
    Source: FOX 8Source: FOX 8

    The public is getting a chance to voice their concerns about short term rentals Tuesday. 

    The public is getting a chance to voice their concerns about short term rentals Tuesday. 

  • Southwest Louisiana arrest report: April 21, 2018

    Southwest Louisiana arrest report: April 21, 2018

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:26:01 GMT
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Megan Michaela Alfred, 24, Baytown, TX: Stopping, starting or parking prohibited in specified places; possession of drugs; possession, sale, or distribution of a drug without a prescription. Nancy Elizabeth Prater, 44, Lake Charles: Bicycles front lamps and rear lamps, possession of drugs, probation detainer. Cullen Drake Doucet, 25, Lake Charles: Domestic abuse battery. Bond: $2,000. Michelle Denise Guillory Carter, 40, Dequincy: Domestic abuse aggr...
    Calcasieu Correctional Center: Megan Michaela Alfred, 24, Baytown, TX: Stopping, starting or parking prohibited in specified places; possession of drugs; possession, sale, or distribution of a drug without a prescription. Nancy Elizabeth Prater, 44, Lake Charles: Bicycles front lamps and rear lamps, possession of drugs, probation detainer. Cullen Drake Doucet, 25, Lake Charles: Domestic abuse battery. Bond: $2,000. Michelle Denise Guillory Carter, 40, Dequincy: Domestic abuse aggr...
  • CHRISTUS to offer prenatal class for entire family

    CHRISTUS to offer prenatal class for entire family

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:14 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:14:36 GMT
    CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters. (Source: CHRISTUS Eventbrite)CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters. (Source: CHRISTUS Eventbrite)
    CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters. (Source: CHRISTUS Eventbrite)CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters. (Source: CHRISTUS Eventbrite)

    CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters.

    CHRISTUS Health of Shreveport-Bossier will host a prenatal class for the entire family, including big brothers and sisters.

  • Nicondra: Pleasant weather streak ahead

    Nicondra: Pleasant weather streak ahead

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

  • House, vehicle hit with bullets overnight in separate shootings

    House, vehicle hit with bullets overnight in separate shootings

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:58:35 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    Shreveport police are investigating two shootings that left a vehicle and a home hit with bullets Monday night.

    Shreveport police are investigating two shootings that left a vehicle and a home hit with bullets Monday night.

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Comfortably Cool

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Comfortably Cool

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:43:39 GMT
    First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

  • Man shot in foot at Shreveport gas station

    Man shot in foot at Shreveport gas station

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:42 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:42:30 GMT
    A man was shot in the foot around 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Chevron in the 2400 block of Lakeshore Drive. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)A man was shot in the foot around 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Chevron in the 2400 block of Lakeshore Drive. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)
    A man was shot in the foot around 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Chevron in the 2400 block of Lakeshore Drive. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)A man was shot in the foot around 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Chevron in the 2400 block of Lakeshore Drive. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)

    A man is recovering after police say he was shot in the foot Monday night while walking in a parking lot.

    A man is recovering after police say he was shot in the foot Monday night while walking in a parking lot.

  • HAPPENING TODAY: Ongoing Issues with New Library

    HAPPENING TODAY: Ongoing Issues with New Library

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:39 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:39:18 GMT

    Headlines for local news, national news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. 

    Headlines for local news, national news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. 

  • LSU set to host Red Stick International Digital Festival

    LSU set to host Red Stick International Digital Festival

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:40 AM EDT2018-04-24 08:40:15 GMT

    The 2018 annual Red Stick International Digital Festival will feature seven free events over four days at LSU Digital Media Center, Patrick F. Taylor Hall and at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood.  

    The 2018 annual Red Stick International Digital Festival will feature seven free events over four days at LSU Digital Media Center, Patrick F. Taylor Hall and at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood.  

  • Lake Charles NAACP hosts forum on Calcasieu Parish schools

    Lake Charles NAACP hosts forum on Calcasieu Parish schools

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:33:01 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    What's going on in Calcasieu Parish schools?  That was the question those in the community wanted to find out at Monday night's NAACP forum.  Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus broke down these three topics-- school accountability, current initiatives, and continuing challenges--  first before questions were asked.  Everything from retaining more certified teachers, to bond issues, and even questions on safety were asked.  But while every concern couldn't ...

    What's going on in Calcasieu Parish schools?  That was the question those in the community wanted to find out at Monday night's NAACP forum.  Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus broke down these three topics-- school accountability, current initiatives, and continuing challenges--  first before questions were asked.  Everything from retaining more certified teachers, to bond issues, and even questions on safety were asked.  But while every concern couldn't ...

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash remembered by friends

    Motorcyclist killed in crash remembered by friends

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:53:04 GMT
    A memorial sits just before the intersection of Line Avenue and Monrovia where a fatal motorcycle accident happened on Thursday. (Source: KSLA News 12)A memorial sits just before the intersection of Line Avenue and Monrovia where a fatal motorcycle accident happened on Thursday. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    A memorial sits just before the intersection of Line Avenue and Monrovia where a fatal motorcycle accident happened on Thursday. 

    A memorial sits just before the intersection of Line Avenue and Monrovia where a fatal motorcycle accident happened on Thursday. 

  • BREAKING

    Police identify man accused of robbing Shreveport bank

    Police identify man accused of robbing Shreveport bank

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:42:43 GMT
    Mark Longenecker, 52 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)Mark Longenecker, 52 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

    Shreveport police have identified a man they believe is responsible for the robbery of a west Shreveport bank Monday morning.

    Shreveport police have identified a man they believe is responsible for the robbery of a west Shreveport bank Monday morning.

  • NOPD: Man jailed after brutal crime spree will face several more charges

    NOPD: Man jailed after brutal crime spree will face several more charges

    A suspect in a brutal Sunday evening crime spree made his first court appearance Monday.

    A suspect in a brutal Sunday evening crime spree made his first court appearance Monday.

  • Police identify man shot at least 20 times in Shreveport

    Police identify man shot at least 20 times in Shreveport

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:18:30 GMT
    A man is fighting for his life after police say he was shot at least 20 times early Monday morning in the 400 block of Egan Street. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)A man is fighting for his life after police say he was shot at least 20 times early Monday morning in the 400 block of Egan Street. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)

    A man is fighting for his life after police say he was shot at least 20 times early Monday morning in the 400 block of Egan Street. 

    A man is fighting for his life after police say he was shot at least 20 times early Monday morning in the 400 block of Egan Street. 

  • Group asks Shreveport leaders for better motorcycle safety

    Group asks Shreveport leaders for better motorcycle safety

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:11:42 GMT
    Monday, members of the Northwest Chapter of ABATE Louisiana met with city leaders to see what they can do to build greater awareness of motorcycle riders. They are a group that fights for legislation for bikers. (Source: KSLA News 12)Monday, members of the Northwest Chapter of ABATE Louisiana met with city leaders to see what they can do to build greater awareness of motorcycle riders. They are a group that fights for legislation for bikers. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    May will mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  Monday, members of the Northwest Chapter of ABATE Louisiana met with city leaders to see what they can do to build greater awareness of motorcycle riders. 

    May will mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  Monday, members of the Northwest Chapter of ABATE Louisiana met with city leaders to see what they can do to build greater awareness of motorcycle riders. 

  • Pedestrian critical after being hit by vehicle

    Pedestrian critical after being hit by vehicle

    A pedestrian sustained critical injuries after being hit by a car on Florida Boulevard (Source: WAFB)A pedestrian sustained critical injuries after being hit by a car on Florida Boulevard (Source: WAFB)

    One person is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Monday night.

    One person is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Monday night.

  • A rash of robberies reported between early Sunday, Monday morning

    A rash of robberies reported between early Sunday, Monday morning

    Daddy's Donuts among seven armed robberies reported to NOPD.Daddy's Donuts among seven armed robberies reported to NOPD.

    Surveillance video shows a brazen robbery inside Daddy’s Donuts in the 2000 block of Caton Street.

    Surveillance video shows a brazen robbery inside Daddy’s Donuts in the 2000 block of Caton Street.

  • Southern football wraps up spring practice

    Southern football wraps up spring practice

    The Southern Jaguars held their spring game Saturday (Source: WAFB)The Southern Jaguars held their spring game Saturday (Source: WAFB)
    The Southern Jaguars held their spring game Saturday (Source: WAFB)The Southern Jaguars held their spring game Saturday (Source: WAFB)

    For the first time in five years, the Southern Jaguars played a spring football game at A.W. Mumford Stadium. On Saturday, Dawson Odums’ team capped off their three weeks of spring football with a game pitting offense against defense.

    For the first time in five years, the Southern Jaguars played a spring football game at A.W. Mumford Stadium. On Saturday, Dawson Odums’ team capped off their three weeks of spring football with a game pitting offense against defense.

  • More streets being closed due to remedial work required on downtown library

    More streets being closed due to remedial work required on downtown library

    River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB)River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB)

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday that more roads will need to be closed in downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate large equipment that will be necessary for the remedial work required at the library.

    East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday that more roads will need to be closed in downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate large equipment that will be necessary for the remedial work required at the library.

  • Amid budget woes, La. lawmakers mull constitutional convention

    Amid budget woes, La. lawmakers mull constitutional convention

    Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 (Source: Louisiana State Archives)Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 (Source: Louisiana State Archives)
    Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 (Source: Louisiana State Archives)Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 (Source: Louisiana State Archives)

    After five special sessions, Louisiana continues to budge along from budget crisis to budget crisis. Now, some lawmakers are pushing to go a step further by rewriting the state's constitution.

    After five special sessions, Louisiana continues to budge along from budget crisis to budget crisis. Now, some lawmakers are pushing to go a step further by rewriting the state's constitution.

  • Dozens of homes in south Lake Charles targeted by package thief

    Dozens of homes in south Lake Charles targeted by package thief

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:33:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A number of residents in south Lake Charles have had packages stolen right off their doorsteps.  For about a month, authorities believe the man, pictured above wearing a hat and glasses, is suspected of stealing more than 10 packages from residents doorsteps.  After numerous posts on Facebook showcasing surveillance footage of the thief in question , members of the community realized that the same person had also stolen from them as well.  One of the victim...
    A number of residents in south Lake Charles have had packages stolen right off their doorsteps.  For about a month, authorities believe the man, pictured above wearing a hat and glasses, is suspected of stealing more than 10 packages from residents doorsteps.  After numerous posts on Facebook showcasing surveillance footage of the thief in question , members of the community realized that the same person had also stolen from them as well.  One of the victim...
  • FEMA’s temporary housing program extended for 2016 flood victims

    FEMA’s temporary housing program extended for 2016 flood victims

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:32:25 GMT
    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)
    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)
    The request by Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the temporary housing program for victims of the 2016 floods was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program now runs through Aug. 15, 2018.  Edwards requested homeowners be given additional time to get their homes back in order and asked the low rent remain. FEMA granted the extension, but will impose incremental rent increases on the Mobile Housing Units (MHUs). The governor plans to appeal t...
    The request by Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the temporary housing program for victims of the 2016 floods was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program now runs through Aug. 15, 2018.  Edwards requested homeowners be given additional time to get their homes back in order and asked the low rent remain. FEMA granted the extension, but will impose incremental rent increases on the Mobile Housing Units (MHUs). The governor plans to appeal t...
  • Daigle trial proceedings put on hold by Third Circuit

    Daigle trial proceedings put on hold by Third Circuit

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:59:15 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

  • Mamie Wallace, revered Shreveport civil rights activist, dies at 96

    Mamie Wallace, revered Shreveport civil rights activist, dies at 96

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:55:13 GMT
    Source: Gwendolyn BarnesSource: Gwendolyn Barnes

    Revered civil rights activist Mamie Wallace passed away this weekend in Shreveport. She was 96. 

    Revered civil rights activist Mamie Wallace passed away this weekend in Shreveport. She was 96. 

  • Caddo Parish Health Unit to offer no-cost STD testing this week

    Caddo Parish Health Unit to offer no-cost STD testing this week

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:34:27 GMT
    (Source: Caddo Parish Health Unit)(Source: Caddo Parish Health Unit)

    The Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health is offering free STD testing to patients at the Caddo Parish Health Unit this week.

    The Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health is offering free STD testing to patients at the Caddo Parish Health Unit this week.

  • Mayor of Arcadia passed away Monday afternoon

    Mayor of Arcadia passed away Monday afternoon

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:10:23 GMT
    The Mayor of Arcadia has passed away Monday afternoon in Bienville Parish. (Source: Town of Arcadia)The Mayor of Arcadia has passed away Monday afternoon in Bienville Parish. (Source: Town of Arcadia)
    (Source: Town of Arcadia)(Source: Town of Arcadia)

    The Mayor of Arcadia has passed away Monday afternoon in Bienville Parish. 

    The Mayor of Arcadia has passed away Monday afternoon in Bienville Parish. 

  • NOE Boost Mobile robbed at gunpoint; NOPD releases photos

    NOE Boost Mobile robbed at gunpoint; NOPD releases photos

    Suspect (Source: NOPD)Suspect (Source: NOPD)

    Officers in the Seventh District are asking for the public's help in locating and identifying a male seen committing an armed robbery at a local mobile store. 

    Officers in the Seventh District are asking for the public's help in locating and identifying a male seen committing an armed robbery at a local mobile store. 

  • FEMA extends deadline for $50 per month rent for MHUs

    FEMA extends deadline for $50 per month rent for MHUs

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:00:16 GMT
    Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)

    FEMA has granted a request from Governor John Bel Edwards to extend the amount of time 2016 flood victims still living in Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) can continue to pay $50 per month rent, according to officials.

    FEMA has granted a request from Governor John Bel Edwards to extend the amount of time 2016 flood victims still living in Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) can continue to pay $50 per month rent, according to officials.

  • NOPD connects St. Roch homicide to shooting spree

    NOPD connects St. Roch homicide to shooting spree

    Charles Williams is accused of killing at least one person in a shooting spree. (Source: OPSO, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Charles Williams is accused of killing at least one person in a shooting spree. (Source: OPSO, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in St. Roch. 

    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in St. Roch. 

  • Two candidates vying for Robin Free's vacant 18th JDC judge seat

    Two candidates vying for Robin Free's vacant 18th JDC judge seat

    Tonya Lurry and Tom McCormick are both running for a judge's seat in the 18th JDC (Source: WAFB)Tonya Lurry and Tom McCormick are both running for a judge's seat in the 18th JDC (Source: WAFB)
    Tonya Lurry and Tom McCormick are both running for a judge's seat in the 18th JDC (Source: WAFB)Tonya Lurry and Tom McCormick are both running for a judge's seat in the 18th JDC (Source: WAFB)

    There are signs in many yards in West Baton Rouge Parish for Tom McCormick and Tonya Lurry. Both are candidates for a seat on the 18th Judicial District Court bench.

    There are signs in many yards in West Baton Rouge Parish for Tom McCormick and Tonya Lurry. Both are candidates for a seat on the 18th Judicial District Court bench.

  • NOPD: Woman reported missing since March

    NOPD: Woman reported missing since March

    Casey Ricciardo, 34 (Source: NOPD)Casey Ricciardo, 34 (Source: NOPD)
    Casey Ricciardo, 34 (Source: NOPD)Casey Ricciardo, 34 (Source: NOPD)

    New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been reported missing since early March. 

    New Orleans police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been reported missing since early March. 

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  • U.S. 78 closure scheduled Tuesday morning in Olive Branch

    U.S. 78 closure scheduled Tuesday morning in Olive Branch

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:44:57 GMT
    The highlighted section of U.S. 78 will be closed temporarily on Tuesday (Source: Google Maps)The highlighted section of U.S. 78 will be closed temporarily on Tuesday (Source: Google Maps)

    Drivers, be aware – there will be more traffic if you're taking U.S. 78 through Olive Branch on Tuesday. 

    Drivers, be aware – there will be more traffic if you're taking U.S. 78 through Olive Branch on Tuesday. 

  • Gatewood powered the Biloxi Shuckers past Montgomery Biscuits 5-4 Monday night

    Gatewood powered the Biloxi Shuckers past Montgomery Biscuits 5-4 Monday night

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:28:29 GMT

    After getting clobbered by Montgomery on Sunday, the Biloxi Shuckers rallied to knock off the Biscuits 5-4 Monday night at MGM Park.

    After getting clobbered by Montgomery on Sunday, the Biloxi Shuckers rallied to knock off the Biscuits 5-4 Monday night at MGM Park.

  • From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

    From QB to RB - USM sophomore Steven Anderson making moves

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:27:53 GMT
    USM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore running back Steven Anderson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Though soft-spoken, Steven Anderson hits hard. A "violent" runner as Southern Miss teammate Keon Howard describes him, perhaps Anderson is making up for all those years spent at quarterback. "Steven runs like he doesn't want to be hit no more,” Howard said.

    Though soft-spoken, Steven Anderson hits hard. A "violent" runner as Southern Miss teammate Keon Howard describes him, perhaps Anderson is making up for all those years spent at quarterback. "Steven runs like he doesn't want to be hit no more,” Howard said.

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