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  1. Forecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    There is a chance for severe weather including heavy rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend that seems likely to cause flash flooding in parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, the National Weather Service said Friday. Meteorologist John Hart at the weather service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said the risk Friday is mostly confined to southwestern Texas and eastern New Mexico, where hail, thunderstorms and even a tornado could be possible overnight.


  2. Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US citiesRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    At least that's the sentiment of apartment dwellers in New York, San Francisco and Washington, who say they're more satisfied living in those cities than do renters in far more affordable areas such as Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Detroit. The finding comes from a survey released Thursday by Apartment List, a San Francisco-based company that helps renters find homes.


  3. Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Sweet borrowed $15,000 through a peer-to-peer loan, a rapidly expanding piece of the $3.4 trillion market for consumer debt, which includes credit... . FILE - In this Sept.


  4. The Latest on severe weather: Dozens expected at shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Lightning strikes as storm clouds pass in Denton, Texas, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Parts of several Great Plains and Midwest states were in the path of severe weather, including North Texas, where the National W... .


  5. The Latest on severe weather: Couple died shielding daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Lightning strikes as storm clouds pass in Denton, Texas, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Parts of several Great Plains and Midwest states were in the path of severe weather, including North Texas, where the National W... .


  6. Ex-FBI agent to undergo psychiatric exam after arrest at CIARead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a former FBI agent who was arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers. Tunisia Davis of Alexandria was charged with interfering with a federal officer, a misdemeanor, in federal court in Alexandria last week.


  7. In shift, Taser vows to wait to contract with former chiefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Abandoning a practice that has faced criticism, Taser International will no longer hire police chiefs with whom it has business relationships within weeks or months after they leave public service. The maker of police stun guns and body cameras announced Thursday it would require a one-year "cooling off period" before entering into consulting contracts with former law enforcement officials to promote their experiences using Taser equipment.


  8. Fort Worth crew rescues stranded ATV riders in riverRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Fort Worth authorities have rescued two men who became stranded after trying to cross a river on their all-terrain vehicles. The men apparently tried to cross what is usually a shallow area in the West Fork Trinity River but were swept downstream Thursday.


  9. Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2014 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking.


  10. Veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer to retire this summerRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    In a memo to staff Wednesday, CBS News President David Rhodes said that the chief Washington correspondent and anchor of "Face the Nation" will retire this summer. Rhodes said that the 78-year-old Schieffer made the announcement Wednesday night in Fort Worth, Texas, at TCU's Schieffer College of Communication.


  11. BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trainsRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    BNSF railroad has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada. The railroad said Monday that is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with more than 100,000 people and increasing track inspections near waterways.


  12. Abducted Texas clerk to be removed from life supportRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The family of a College Station convenience store clerk critically injured during an abduction before being found in the Fort Worth area earlier this week has decided that he will be removed from life support. A spokeswoman for Fort Worth's John Peter Smith Hospital said Friday that 55-year-old Kevin Garcia will be maintained on life support until his organ and tissues can be harvested.


  13. Fort Worth police: Saddled horse fatally hit by vehicleRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Fort Worth police are investigating why a saddled horse was on a highway when it was fatally struck by a vehicle over the weekend. KXAS-TV reports police say they found the carcass Sunday on Interstate 35 West near Altamesa Boulevard.


  14. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    There were some serious bragging rights at stake on Saturday about who makes the best barbecue, and the latest battleground was Sam's Club in Shreveport. It's all part of the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour.


  15. Cities review ethics rules amid ties between chiefs, TaserRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    At least two cities have started reviewing their ethics policies after The Associated Press reported about police chiefs who were closely linked to a company that supplies body cameras. Officials in Salt Lake City and Fort Worth, Texas, said their chiefs' relationships with Taser International didn't violate current policies but could highlight potential shortcomings.


  16. Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, a presentation by Taser International on the use of their body camera systems is presented to members of various law enforcement agencies attending a conference hosted by Taser... . In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, retired Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, discusses the benefits of body cameras during a conference hosted by Taser International at the California Highway Patrol headquart... .


  17. Weather forces cancellation of North Texas marathonRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Wintry weather over the last few days in North Texas has prompted organizers of the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth to cancel the race. Race organizers say the city of Fort Worth and the National Weather Service evaluated all race courses and determined that only the half marathon course would be ready.


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    Feb 24, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    "It's my job as the coroner to notify not only the authorities but also the public at large that we have an issue," said EBR Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark. Dr. Clark presented the coroner's annual report Tuesday at Cafe Americain on Jefferson Highway.


  19. Police: Suspect in officer-involved shooting identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Investigators with the Denham Springs Police Department are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened around 3:30 p.m. between Hooters and Longhorn Steak House, just south of I-12 at Range. Law enforcement sources say a man was shot and was taken to the hospital for his injuries.


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    Feb 17, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    In this photo made Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, Affordable Care Act navigators hold an enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas. Enrollment drives are being held across the country to help people beat the ... .


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