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Bus crash kills 1, injures 3

WACO - A deadly bus crash killed one and injured three Tuesday. Police say the three vehicle accident was caused by an SUV slamming into a bus after running a red light.

Budget shortfall stalls raises

Most state government workers will go without a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year. The Civil Service Commission issued the suspension Friday in the face of glaring state budget shortfalls.

City may ask for help funding parades

SHREVEPORT — The Shreveport City Council may be asking the public to help fund annual parades. The Council says celebrations like Krewe and Holiday in Dixie have cost over $100,000.

Fire captain placed on paid leave

SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport fire captain was placed on paid leave today after being accused of disturbing the peace. The Shreveport Times reports fire Captain Terry Best allegedly confronted and fought his brother's live-in-girlfriend over a car pay

State questions legality of increased license fees

State lawmakers are questioning the legality of the recent increase in driver's license fees.


The United States has big problems with broadband access, speed and cost, but the Federal Communications Commission's solutions may be too weak to have any lasting impact.

Fire Department rehires 8

SHREVEPORT - A handful of firemen are receiving a second chance to serve the area. The Shreveport Fire Department selected eight firefighters that were laid off in other cities due to budget cuts, to start serving the area.

LSU grad student dies after six story fall

BATON ROUGE - An LSU graduate student is dead after police say he fell six stories from the top of the Life Sciences Building on Monday. Two students saw 27-year-old Sarvnipun Chawla fall from the roof of the building.

Missing teen's body found in canal

LAROSE - Authorities recovered the body of a 19-year-old Choctaw from the intracoastal canal in Larose. Jerry Hebert was reported missing Friday after his family discovered he had left early from a seven day shift at Port Fourchon. Sherrif's de