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  • Shreveport building and street re-opened after partial roof collapse

    Shreveport building and street re-opened after partial roof collapse

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-02-20 01:11:34 GMT
    Crews worked to secure the scene after a roof partially collapsed in downtown Shreveport (Source: Jeff Ferrell/ KSLA News 12)Crews worked to secure the scene after a roof partially collapsed in downtown Shreveport (Source: Jeff Ferrell/ KSLA News 12)

    The mystery didn't last too long about what caused the sound of a huge boom heard 'round downtown Shreveport late on this Monday morning.

    The mystery didn't last too long about what caused the sound of a huge boom heard 'round downtown Shreveport late on this Monday morning.

  • Former LSUS student arrested for making social media threats

    Former LSUS student arrested for making social media threats

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-02-20 00:50:23 GMT
    Amanda Sutherland was arrested in Seattle for making threatening social media posts. (Source: KSLA News 12)Amanda Sutherland was arrested in Seattle for making threatening social media posts. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    A woman is behind bars after reportedly making threats to the campus Louisiana State University in Shreveport. 

    A woman is behind bars after reportedly making threats to the campus Louisiana State University in Shreveport. 

  • As federal taxes go down, Louisiana income taxes go up

    As federal taxes go down, Louisiana income taxes go up

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-20 00:37:27 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    It's no fun getting a pay raise only to have it eaten up by an increase in your bills, which is what's happening with federal tax reform in Louisiana. If you noticed a small increase in your pay check from federal tax reform, it may be fleeting as state taxes go up. The Louisiana constitution says if federal taxes go down, state taxes go up. But tax preparer Jessica Fisher, who is an area manager for Jackson Hewitt, says the offset should still leave you with a little somethin...

    It's no fun getting a pay raise only to have it eaten up by an increase in your bills, which is what's happening with federal tax reform in Louisiana. If you noticed a small increase in your pay check from federal tax reform, it may be fleeting as state taxes go up. The Louisiana constitution says if federal taxes go down, state taxes go up. But tax preparer Jessica Fisher, who is an area manager for Jackson Hewitt, says the offset should still leave you with a little somethin...

  • SporTran hosts first public forum since overhauling bus system

    SporTran hosts first public forum since overhauling bus system

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-02-20 00:22:22 GMT
    SporTran is hoping to garner fresh rider feedback since overhauling the new system in November 2017. (Source: KSLA News 12)SporTran is hoping to garner fresh rider feedback since overhauling the new system in November 2017. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    SporTran is hosting a series of public forums beginning Monday night. The bus service is hoping to garner fresh rider feedback since overhauling the new system in November 2017. 

    SporTran is hosting a series of public forums beginning Monday night. The bus service is hoping to garner fresh rider feedback since overhauling the new system in November 2017. 

  • Special Session 2018: Gov. Edwards hopes for Dems, Republicans to work together on deal

    Special Session 2018: Gov. Edwards hopes for Dems, Republicans to work together on deal

    Capitol building (Source: WAFB)Capitol building (Source: WAFB)

    Starting Monday, Louisiana legislators will be back at the state capitol for the fifth special session since just 2016.

    Starting Monday, Louisiana legislators will be back at the state capitol for the fifth special session since just 2016.

  • Royal Furniture Co. to close after 71 years in business

    Royal Furniture Co. to close after 71 years in business

    Royal Furniture Company (Source: Google Maps)Royal Furniture Company (Source: Google Maps)

    A longtime Baton Rouge store will be closing in late May after being open for 71 years, says the Business Report.

    A longtime Baton Rouge store will be closing in late May after being open for 71 years, says the Business Report.

  • Tough opening weekend for the Jaguars

    Tough opening weekend for the Jaguars

    It was a tough weekend for new head coach Kerrick Jackson and the Jaguars after a 1-3 start to the 2018 season. 

    It was a tough weekend for new head coach Kerrick Jackson and the Jaguars after a 1-3 start to the 2018 season. 

  • Vacant lot becomes a future site of hope for drug addicts

    Vacant lot becomes a future site of hope for drug addicts

    New life will soon come to the old Bohn Motor Company building. It’ll be the site for the new Odyssey House, a $17 million project that’s expected to be a state-of-the-art facility.

    New life will soon come to the old Bohn Motor Company building. It’ll be the site for the new Odyssey House, a $17 million project that’s expected to be a state-of-the-art facility.

  • Husband accidentally runs over, kills wife on school campus

    Husband accidentally runs over, kills wife on school campus

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-02-19 23:09:39 GMT
    Edith Atkinson, 66 (Source: New Roads Police Department)Edith Atkinson, 66 (Source: New Roads Police Department)

    A female employee at False River Academy died Monday afternoon in a vehicle accident that happened on the school's campus.

    A female employee at False River Academy died Monday afternoon in a vehicle accident that happened on the school's campus.

  • Three charged in social media threats targeting Tangipahoa Parish schools

    Three charged in social media threats targeting Tangipahoa Parish schools

    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating threatening social media posts that began circulating Sunday night. Detectives have been on high alert but determined the threat was not credible.

    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating threatening social media posts that began circulating Sunday night. Detectives have been on high alert but determined the threat was not credible.

  • Two threats at Tangipahoa Parish schools investigated; 2 arrests made

    Two threats at Tangipahoa Parish schools investigated; 2 arrests made

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:05 PM EST2018-02-19 23:05:46 GMT
    Troy Webber, 18 (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)Troy Webber, 18 (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has investigated two threats made at two area schools that resulted in the arrest of two teens.

    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has investigated two threats made at two area schools that resulted in the arrest of two teens.

  • Police searching for missing brother, sister in Bossier City

    Police searching for missing brother, sister in Bossier City

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-19 22:58:37 GMT
    Police is asking the public to help find a brother and sister who ran away from home over the weekend.  (Source: Bossier City Police Department)Police is asking the public to help find a brother and sister who ran away from home over the weekend. (Source: Bossier City Police Department)

    The Bossier City Police Department is asking the public to help find a brother and sister who ran away from home over the weekend. 

    The Bossier City Police Department is asking the public to help find a brother and sister who ran away from home over the weekend. 

  • Scotlandville Magnet hires LaGrange's Jules Sullen to be next head coach

    Scotlandville Magnet hires LaGrange's Jules Sullen to be next head coach

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-02-19 22:52:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    After 9 seasons at his alma mater, Jules Sullen said it was time to test his talents outside of Lake Charles. Sullen is leaving LaGrange to accept the head coaching job at Scotlandville Magnet. "I had an opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Scotlandville was able to provide that for me," said Sullen. "It’s not me really saying that I need to leave LaGrange, it’s just an opportunity that has come through. Being in a larger area and a lar...

    After 9 seasons at his alma mater, Jules Sullen said it was time to test his talents outside of Lake Charles. Sullen is leaving LaGrange to accept the head coaching job at Scotlandville Magnet. "I had an opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Scotlandville was able to provide that for me," said Sullen. "It’s not me really saying that I need to leave LaGrange, it’s just an opportunity that has come through. Being in a larger area and a lar...

  • Close friend and former teammate of Douglas High coach mourns loss

    Close friend and former teammate of Douglas High coach mourns loss

    The school shooting in Florida hit especially close to the heart of a North Shore youth minister who lost a dear friend. The minister went to the school and  knew the coach who reportedly laid down his life to try and protect others.

    The school shooting in Florida hit especially close to the heart of a North Shore youth minister who lost a dear friend. The minister went to the school and  knew the coach who reportedly laid down his life to try and protect others.

  • Teacher takes it upon herself to clean up Zion City after weekend murder

    Teacher takes it upon herself to clean up Zion City after weekend murder

    Debris in the Zion City area of Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)Debris in the Zion City area of Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

    Four shootings left three young men dead in a matter of just days. That has one school teacher saying enough is enough and that her students deserve better.

    Four shootings left three young men dead in a matter of just days. That has one school teacher saying enough is enough and that her students deserve better.

  • Civic center among recreation, traffic improvements underway in Gonzales

    Civic center among recreation, traffic improvements underway in Gonzales

    Improvements are being made at the Gonzales Civic Center (Source: WAFB)Improvements are being made at the Gonzales Civic Center (Source: WAFB)

    There are three major projects underway in the City of Gonzales that aim to improve traffic and quality of life.

    There are three major projects underway in the City of Gonzales that aim to improve traffic and quality of life.

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another day in the 80s

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another day in the 80s

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-02-19 21:43:59 GMT
    First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

  • Waitr launches Restaurant Incubator Lab for help aspiring chefs thrive

    Waitr launches Restaurant Incubator Lab for help aspiring chefs thrive

    Waitr has launched the Restaurant Incubator Lab to allow aspiring chefs to test new concepts (Source: Waitr)Waitr has launched the Restaurant Incubator Lab to allow aspiring chefs to test new concepts (Source: Waitr)

    Waitr has announced for formation of their Restaurant Incubator Lab, an initiative designed to help accelerate the early stages of a startup restaurant by providing aspiring chefs the ability to create a brand and design a menu to make their ventures successful.

    Waitr has announced for formation of their Restaurant Incubator Lab, an initiative designed to help accelerate the early stages of a startup restaurant by providing aspiring chefs the ability to create a brand and design a menu to make their ventures successful.

  • David Breaux sentenced to 50 years in prison

    David Breaux sentenced to 50 years in prison

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:09 PM EST2018-02-19 21:09:15 GMT
    David Breaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)David Breaux (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Sulphur man, who was arrested for shooting a pregnant woman and leading authorities on a high speed chase, has been sentenced. David Alan Breaux was convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder, one count of aggravated flight from an officer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Dec. 1, 2017 by a unanimous jury. Breaux fled from police after shooting his pregnant girlfriend and attempting to shoot her father in June of 2016. He was spotted ...

    A Sulphur man, who was arrested for shooting a pregnant woman and leading authorities on a high speed chase, has been sentenced. David Alan Breaux was convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder, one count of aggravated flight from an officer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Dec. 1, 2017 by a unanimous jury. Breaux fled from police after shooting his pregnant girlfriend and attempting to shoot her father in June of 2016. He was spotted ...

  • David: Record heat possible all week

    David: Record heat possible all week

    (Source: FOX 8 graphic)(Source: FOX 8 graphic)

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

  • Parole denied for man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy in 1963

    Parole denied for man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy in 1963

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-19 20:46:04 GMT
    Henry Montgomery with Family (Source: Montgomery family)Henry Montgomery with Family (Source: Montgomery family)

    A man convicted of murdering a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office learned Monday he will be staying in prison.

    A man convicted of murdering a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office learned Monday he will be staying in prison.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: Getting Prepared

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-02-19 19:22:03 GMT
    (source: KSLA News 12)(source: KSLA News 12)

    This week is Louisiana's Severe Weather Awareness Week. 

    This week is Louisiana's Severe Weather Awareness Week. 

  • SPD: Man caught on camera breaking into home

    SPD: Man caught on camera breaking into home

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:54 PM EST2018-02-19 18:54:11 GMT
    On February 16, 2018, just before noon a black male suspect forcibly entered a home in the 1400 block of Oden Street and took items of value from within the home. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)On February 16, 2018, just before noon a black male suspect forcibly entered a home in the 1400 block of Oden Street and took items of value from within the home. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

    Shreveport police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video breaking into a home Friday morning.

    Shreveport police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video breaking into a home Friday morning.

  • St. Louis Catholic wrestling team wins state title

    St. Louis Catholic wrestling team wins state title

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:47 PM EST2018-02-19 18:47:11 GMT
    (Source Ashley Atkins)(Source Ashley Atkins)

    St. Louis Catholic wrestling team garnered the Division 3 State Title in Bossier City. This is the first time the Saints have ever won a state championship in the program. The team placed 4th in 2013 and 5th in 2012. The team is led by Coach Terry Gace and assistant coach Bill Painter. Check out the photo of the happy team with their trophy. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    St. Louis Catholic wrestling team garnered the Division 3 State Title in Bossier City. This is the first time the Saints have ever won a state championship in the program. The team placed 4th in 2013 and 5th in 2012. The team is led by Coach Terry Gace and assistant coach Bill Painter. Check out the photo of the happy team with their trophy. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • Community Easter egg hunt to take place in March

    Community Easter egg hunt to take place in March

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-19 18:25:41 GMT
    Easter egg hunt for senior citizens at J.D. Clifton Center in Lake Charles (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)Easter egg hunt for senior citizens at J.D. Clifton Center in Lake Charles (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    If you're looking for a place to take the kids to Easter egg hunt, there is a community Easter egg hunt for everybody. Gateway Church of God is hosting an Easter egg hunt open to the public on March 24 at 10:30 am. Children from 2-years-old to 9-years-old can not only search for eggs but jump on the inflatable, play games, and take photographs. Refreshments will also be available. Gateway Church of God is located at 1815 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Moss bluff and for more information...

    If you're looking for a place to take the kids to Easter egg hunt, there is a community Easter egg hunt for everybody. Gateway Church of God is hosting an Easter egg hunt open to the public on March 24 at 10:30 am. Children from 2-years-old to 9-years-old can not only search for eggs but jump on the inflatable, play games, and take photographs. Refreshments will also be available. Gateway Church of God is located at 1815 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Moss bluff and for more information...

  • The O'Jays are coming to town

    The O'Jays are coming to town

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-02-19 18:23:33 GMT
    (Source Golden Nugget)(Source Golden Nugget)

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The O'jays, will be coming to Lake Charles this May. The O'jays are an R&B group with hits including "Love Train" and "Used to be My Girl" and 10 Gold Albums as well as 9 Platinum Albums. They are performing at the Golden Nugget at 8 p.m. on Saturday May 26 in the grand Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 9 and the prices start at $40. To purchase yours, visit www.goldennuggetlc.com or visit the Golden Nugget Box ...

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The O'jays, will be coming to Lake Charles this May. The O'jays are an R&B group with hits including "Love Train" and "Used to be My Girl" and 10 Gold Albums as well as 9 Platinum Albums. They are performing at the Golden Nugget at 8 p.m. on Saturday May 26 in the grand Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 9 and the prices start at $40. To purchase yours, visit www.goldennuggetlc.com or visit the Golden Nugget Box ...

  • Central hands out 2 'Keys to the City'

    Central hands out 2 'Keys to the City'

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-02-19 17:50:28 GMT

    Two new recipients now have the key to the city of Central.

    Two new recipients now have the key to the city of Central.

  • Two Pearl River friends reported missing

    Two Pearl River friends reported missing

    Source: St. Tammany Sheriff's OfficeSource: St. Tammany Sheriff's Office

    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing Pearl River friends.

    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing Pearl River friends.

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  • Lt. Governor and senators unveil road and bridge funding plan

    Lt. Governor and senators unveil road and bridge funding plan

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:26 PM EST2018-02-20 01:26:39 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Senate Finance committee passed the legislation Monday. It's expected to go to the full Senate for debate this week.

    The Senate Finance committee passed the legislation Monday. It's expected to go to the full Senate for debate this week.

  • HFD could see pay scale changes

    HFD could see pay scale changes

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-20 01:18:48 GMT
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department.  It's one way that city leaders are hoping will continue to grow the numbers when it comes to manpower inside the department.  "As we have listened to both of our public safety departments, whether it be police or fire, one thing that you heard that there was really no sort of career ladder," said Barker.  The city recen...
    Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department.  It's one way that city leaders are hoping will continue to grow the numbers when it comes to manpower inside the department.  "As we have listened to both of our public safety departments, whether it be police or fire, one thing that you heard that there was really no sort of career ladder," said Barker.  The city recen...
  • Surveillance cameras improve safety in Belhaven

    Surveillance cameras improve safety in Belhaven

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-20 01:18:41 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The largest historic district in the state is a Jackson neighborhood and more eyes are now seeing what's going on there.

    The largest historic district in the state is a Jackson neighborhood and more eyes are now seeing what's going on there.

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