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  • NWLA first responders sharpen haz-mat skills with training

    NWLA first responders sharpen haz-mat skills with training

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:23:46 GMT
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)

    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

  • LaGrange baseball sends a pair of Gators to the next level

    LaGrange baseball sends a pair of Gators to the next level

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:19:35 GMT
    LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)
    LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)LaGrange's Jevon Lewis (left) and Jaylon Smith (right) signed their LOI's Tuesday. (Source: KPLC)
    The LaGrange Gators had a pair of players sign college scholarships on Tuesday, as shortstop Jaylon Smith signed with Prairie View A&M and catcher Jevon Lewis signed with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. Smith chose the Panthers because he enjoyed the feel of the campus and wanted a chance to prove himself at the next level. "I’ve been waiting on this since I transferred to LaGrange, so I could show people that I can play the game," said Smith. "...
    The LaGrange Gators had a pair of players sign college scholarships on Tuesday, as shortstop Jaylon Smith signed with Prairie View A&M and catcher Jevon Lewis signed with Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. Smith chose the Panthers because he enjoyed the feel of the campus and wanted a chance to prove himself at the next level. "I’ve been waiting on this since I transferred to LaGrange, so I could show people that I can play the game," said Smith. "...
  • Deputy coroner releases name of victim in deadly shooting

    Deputy coroner releases name of victim in deadly shooting

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:28:06 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    One man is dead and another man is in custody after a shooting in Sabine Parish Tuesday afternoon. 

    One man is dead and another man is in custody after a shooting in Sabine Parish Tuesday afternoon. 

  • 2nd Circuit hears appeal of decision to dismiss defamation lawsuit against mayor, CAO

    2nd Circuit hears appeal of decision to dismiss defamation lawsuit against mayor, CAO

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:31:47 GMT
    Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments May 22 on whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments May 22 on whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)
    Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments May 22 on whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments May 22 on whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal is expected to decide by the end of June whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer.

    Louisiana's 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal is expected to decide by the end of June whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against Shreveport's mayor and chief administrative officer.

  • CPPJ 'real-time flood coverage' weather system could be happening soon

    CPPJ 'real-time flood coverage' weather system could be happening soon

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:22:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's been almost a year since the idea of creating a weather alert system focused on flooding was talked about by Calcasieu Parish leaders.  Now the idea is slowly turning into reality.  A weather alert system focused on real time flood coverage in Calcasieu Parish was something parish public works director Allen Wainwright was talking about nearly a year ago, but now action could be coming soon.   "Not only is this a forecast for rain, but now a forec...

    It's been almost a year since the idea of creating a weather alert system focused on flooding was talked about by Calcasieu Parish leaders.  Now the idea is slowly turning into reality.  A weather alert system focused on real time flood coverage in Calcasieu Parish was something parish public works director Allen Wainwright was talking about nearly a year ago, but now action could be coming soon.   "Not only is this a forecast for rain, but now a forec...

  • New classification system re-rates NOLA levees as 'minimally acceptable'

    New classification system re-rates NOLA levees as 'minimally acceptable'

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The Army Corps of Engineers is revamping its levee classification system. At first glance, the new rating for New Orleans-- "minimally acceptable"-- maybe alarming. Yet, Corps reps say it's all about perspective. 

    The Army Corps of Engineers is revamping its levee classification system. At first glance, the new rating for New Orleans-- "minimally acceptable"-- maybe alarming. Yet, Corps reps say it's all about perspective. 

  • New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)

    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

  • Can bulletproof backpacks save your child's life? FOX 8 puts them to the test

    Can bulletproof backpacks save your child's life? FOX 8 puts them to the test

    Are bulletproof backpacks really bulletproof?Are bulletproof backpacks really bulletproof?

    Louisiana students may begin wearing bulletproof backpacks to school soon. The state Legislature recently approved the idea, and several companies are already selling armored book bags for kids. FOX 8 decided to put them to the test at a local gun range.

    Louisiana students may begin wearing bulletproof backpacks to school soon. The state Legislature recently approved the idea, and several companies are already selling armored book bags for kids. FOX 8 decided to put them to the test at a local gun range.

  • BRPD calls for officers to be placed in all EBR schools

    BRPD calls for officers to be placed in all EBR schools

    East Baton Rouge Parish School System (Source: WAFB)East Baton Rouge Parish School System (Source: WAFB)
    East Baton Rouge Parish School System (Source: WAFB)East Baton Rouge Parish School System (Source: WAFB)

    Less than a week after two women were shot near Istrouma High School during a spring football game, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says the solution to violence in and around area schools is clear.

    Less than a week after two women were shot near Istrouma High School during a spring football game, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says the solution to violence in and around area schools is clear.

  • FOUND: 15-year-old girl last seen Sunday night

    FOUND: 15-year-old girl last seen Sunday night

    Hailey Fisher (Source: Zachary PD)Hailey Fisher (Source: Zachary PD)

    According to a Facebook post by the missing girl's mother, Hailey Fisher was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

    According to a Facebook post by the missing girl's mother, Hailey Fisher was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

  • Cantrell says city working hard on flood prevention; seeks to expedite rain management projects

    Cantrell says city working hard on flood prevention; seeks to expedite rain management projects

    Mayor Latoya Cantrell tried to reassure residents the city is doing everything possible to keep floodwaters out of their homes, businesses and vehicles in the event severe tropical weather hits the area over the weekend. 

    Mayor Latoya Cantrell tried to reassure residents the city is doing everything possible to keep floodwaters out of their homes, businesses and vehicles in the event severe tropical weather hits the area over the weekend. 

  • Krewes prepare to adjust as Super Bowl 58 collides with Carnival

    Krewes prepare to adjust as Super Bowl 58 collides with Carnival

    FOX 8 Photo/FILEFOX 8 Photo/FILE

    Hundreds of Carnival krewe members are planning to make some big adjustments as the NFL prepares to vote tomorrow on bringing another Super Bowl to New Orleans.

    Hundreds of Carnival krewe members are planning to make some big adjustments as the NFL prepares to vote tomorrow on bringing another Super Bowl to New Orleans.

  • Two movies to be filmed in Baton Rouge this summer

    Two movies to be filmed in Baton Rouge this summer

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Two movies will be filmed in Baton Rouge this summer, says the Business Report.

    Two movies will be filmed in Baton Rouge this summer, says the Business Report.

  • La. governor speaks in Lafayette as special session begins

    La. governor speaks in Lafayette as special session begins

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:33:21 GMT
    Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)

    Lawmakers returned to the capitol Tuesday to begin the special legislative session, but Governor John Bel Edwards was not there.

    Lawmakers returned to the capitol Tuesday to begin the special legislative session, but Governor John Bel Edwards was not there.

  • State lawmakers from NWLA promise progress in special session

    State lawmakers from NWLA promise progress in special session

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:23:26 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    The second special session of the year is officially underway at the Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge and lawmakers representing the Shreveport-Bossier area are looking forward to what they say will be a productive two weeks.

    The second special session of the year is officially underway at the Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge and lawmakers representing the Shreveport-Bossier area are looking forward to what they say will be a productive two weeks.

  • Driver tries to run over deputy; someone tries to get into house

    Driver tries to run over deputy; someone tries to get into house

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:27:09 GMT
    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know.

    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know.

  • Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up school to be charged with terrorizing

    Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up school to be charged with terrorizing

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:05:41 GMT

    A Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up a high school will be charged with terrorizing, the Brusly Police Department announced Tuesday. 

    A Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up a high school will be charged with terrorizing, the Brusly Police Department announced Tuesday. 

  • David: Watching the Tropics

    David: Watching the Tropics

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

  • 4 convicted in brutal 2017 robbery of French Quarter tourists

    4 convicted in brutal 2017 robbery of French Quarter tourists

    Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)
    Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)

    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Tuesday secured the convictions of four men responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention in June 2017. 

    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Tuesday secured the convictions of four men responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention in June 2017. 

  • NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
    NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

    The way some kids spend time over summer months puts them at risk of losing a lot of what they learned over the school year.

    The way some kids spend time over summer months puts them at risk of losing a lot of what they learned over the school year.

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    Wrecks impede travel on I-20E

    Wrecks impede travel on I-20E

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:58:20 GMT
    (Source: LaDOTD traffic cameras)(Source: LaDOTD traffic cameras)

    A wreck is hampering travel on eastbound Interstate 20 in Bossier City.

    A wreck is hampering travel on eastbound Interstate 20 in Bossier City.

  • Gov. Edwards believes this special session will be different

    Gov. Edwards believes this special session will be different

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the second special session for the Legislature's third attempt to fix the budget deficit.

    Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the second special session for the Legislature's third attempt to fix the budget deficit.

  • Louisiana Gov. Edwards lays out his state budget proposal

    Louisiana Gov. Edwards lays out his state budget proposal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:46:46 GMT
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lays out a new budget plan ahead of the opening of the special session May 22. (Source: Stacey Cameron/KSLA News 12)Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lays out a new budget plan ahead of the opening of the special session May 22. (Source: Stacey Cameron/KSLA News 12)

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the state from a podium flanked by screens reading "Fight for our state. Fight for our people." His address came as the state Legislature prepared to convene to try to solve the state's budget crisis in this year's second special session. The session began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Lawmakers have until midnight June 4 to come up with a solution.

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the state from a podium flanked by screens reading "Fight for our state. Fight for our people." His address came as the state Legislature prepared to convene to try to solve the state's budget crisis in this year's second special session. The session began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Lawmakers have until midnight June 4 to come up with a solution.

  • Kids enjoy last day of school bike ride to City Park splash pad

    Kids enjoy last day of school bike ride to City Park splash pad

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The school year is winding down and some kids are heading into summer break with a splash. Parents joined students from Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)  on a bike ride to the City Park splash pad on the last day of school, Tuesday, May 22.

    The school year is winding down and some kids are heading into summer break with a splash. Parents joined students from Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)  on a bike ride to the City Park splash pad on the last day of school, Tuesday, May 22.

  • 4 slapped with jail time in brutal French Quarter attack

    4 slapped with jail time in brutal French Quarter attack

    Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Orleans District Attorney’s Office convicted four defendants responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention last June.

    The Orleans District Attorney’s Office convicted four defendants responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention last June.

  • Iowa PD searching for vehicle believed to have been used in boat theft

    Iowa PD searching for vehicle believed to have been used in boat theft

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:24:48 GMT
    Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)
    Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)

    The Iowa Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Jeep vehicle. The vehicle in question is being sought in connection with the theft of a boat in the Iowa area, according to a post on the Iowa Police Department's Facebook page.

    The Iowa Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Jeep vehicle. The vehicle in question is being sought in connection with the theft of a boat in the Iowa area, according to a post on the Iowa Police Department's Facebook page.

  • LA Gov. opens special session in Lafayette

    LA Gov. opens special session in Lafayette

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:18:27 GMT
    (Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards)(Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards)

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will open a special legislative session on Tuesday afternoon with an address at University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will open a special legislative session on Tuesday afternoon with an address at University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:14:17 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

  • Former CNN reporter, HLN anchor helped choose Miss USA 2018

    Former CNN reporter, HLN anchor helped choose Miss USA 2018

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:11:32 GMT
    Natasha Curry (in red), a former CNN reporter and former "HLN Weekend Express" anchor, was a member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee and took part in the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)Natasha Curry (in red), a former CNN reporter and former "HLN Weekend Express" anchor, was a member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee and took part in the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    One member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee stood out as stars and strong women walked the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport.

    One member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee stood out as stars and strong women walked the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport.

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  • USM takes home 3 post season honors a day before the C-USA Championship opens play on Wednesday

    USM takes home 3 post season honors a day before the C-USA Championship opens play on Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:59:16 GMT

    The eight teams competing in the C-USA Championship at MGM Park held practice sessions on Tuesday.  It was another day when Southern Miss garnered post-season honors.

    The eight teams competing in the C-USA Championship at MGM Park held practice sessions on Tuesday.  It was another day when Southern Miss garnered post-season honors.

  • Family of slain Laurel teen speaks out

    Family of slain Laurel teen speaks out

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:48:40 GMT
    source: facebooksource: facebook
    source: facebooksource: facebook

    The mother of 18-year-old Addie May, who was killed early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting, collected her daughter's diploma during her graduation from Laurel High School Tuesday night. Her father, Kevin May, says his daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "As a father, I just want people to know that my daughter is gone but she will never be forgotten," says Kevin May. "We're going to keep her name uplifted like she's still with us because she...

    The mother of 18-year-old Addie May, who was killed early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting, collected her daughter's diploma during her graduation from Laurel High School Tuesday night. Her father, Kevin May, says his daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "As a father, I just want people to know that my daughter is gone but she will never be forgotten," says Kevin May. "We're going to keep her name uplifted like she's still with us because she...

  • State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds

    State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:37:03 GMT
    State Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds. Source: Pelahatchie.OrgState Auditor: Pelahatchie misspent $500,000 in seized drug funds. Source: Pelahatchie.Org

    State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the town of Pelahatchie misspent nearly $500,000 in seized drug funds. 

    State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the town of Pelahatchie misspent nearly $500,000 in seized drug funds. 

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