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Independence Bowl brings economic boom

It was a big day for Independence Stadium, as thousands of fans poured into the Ark-La-Tex to watch the Missouri Tigers take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Some Salvation Army bell ringers go hi-tech

The red kettles of the Salvation Army are a familiar sight during the holidays. In fact, the Shreveport-Bossier area will collect enough money to adopt about 6,000 local children this year.

Ark-La-Tex sees increase in homelessness

This holiday season, more than 1.6 million American children are homeless, according to data from the National Center on Family Homelessness.

Holidays present pet health hazards

If you think that chocolate Santa looks delicious, watch out. Your dog probably does too.

Ex-boyfriend backs Bialek's claims

Today Dr. Victor Zuckerman is a pediatrician in Ruston, but in 1997, he was dating Sharon Bialek, the first woman to speak publicly about alleged sexual harassment by presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

Canine influenza spikes in Texas

It's flu season and that means shots for everyone, including man's best friend. Veterinarians across the country are reporting a spike in canine influenza, which is fatal in about 10% of cases. Dr. Valri E.

31 animals still looking for homes after Marion County fire

It's been almost 2 months since the Bear Creek fire ravaged hundreds of acres in Marion and Cass counties. Back then, Caroline Wedding and the Marion County Humane Society rescued almost 60 animals.

Could cotton replace hay?

As hay supplies continue to dwindle in an ongoing drought, some Texas AgriLife researchers are experimenting with feeding cattle whole cotton plants. In the past, only the seed could be used in feed.

Ark-La-Tex health insurance rates for employers below national average

It costs less to insure an employee in Louisana, Arkansas and Texas than it does in most other states. That's according to a survey by the United Benefits Advisors, a firm that monitors nationwide rates for employers.

Louisiana ranks third in domestic violence rates

Louisiana ranks third in the nation for women killed by their estranged domestic partners. That's according to the Women's Center for Public Policy.