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First lady in LA, urges more green peas, and exercise

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama led toddlers at a New Orleans daycare center in calisthenics and read them a book about a mouse that eats green peas, bidding to get America's children eating better and exercising more.

Bossier businessman arrested for stealing thousands from customers

A Bossier businessman was arrested Monday afternoon for swindling thousands of dollars from customers after they paid for swimming pools or barns, only to have the man never deliver on the services.

Caddo deputies investigating deaths of exotic deer

Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating the suspicious deaths of several exotic deer located on private acreage on Pinehill Road in north Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Shreveport woman arrested in robbery plot

A Shreveport woman was arrested Monday for her part in a robbery plot that left the victim unconscious, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Cuts in social security could hurt rural parishes more

It's craft time at the Sabine Council on Aging. Patricia Miller comes here to unwind...not to worry about what would happen if she stopped receiving her social security checks.

Ark-La-Tex community tries to hang on to library

The Heflin community has lost a lot in the last few years. The school has closed, its last remaining store has folded and the post office faces a shutdown this year. Now community members are getting more bad news.

Semi destroyed after catching fire on I-220

The Bossier City Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire this afternoon on I-220 near Airline Drive involving a tanker truck hauling hazardous material.

Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says three men were arrested over the weekend for drug violations.

Springhill assists in fight against child predators

Officer Bryan Montgomery of the Springhill Police Department knows a lot of teen lingo. It goes with the territory...since he has to pretend to be one every day.

Blanchard man arrested for sexually assaulting mentally-challenged woman

A Blanchard man is in jail following his arrest on sexual battery charges. Garland J. Simpson, 49, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center in connection with two cases being investigated by Caddo sheriff's deputies.