Melissa Kakareka, KSLA News 12

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Past articles by Melissa:

LA governor tells cyber summit about threat to school districts

In wake of attacks in 4 parishes, thousands of computers must be re-imaged before classes start → Read More

Back-to-School Bash helps Red River Parish students

School supply giveaways help kids start class with the confidence of knowing they have everything they need on that first day → Read More

Council approves District F policing resolution

The area’s councilman says he has a plan and will reveal more details later → Read More

Barksdale Air Force Base family remembers slain airman

Hoban Hall was filled with emotions and tears Monday as members of the Barksdale community came together to remember Tech. Sgt. Perry Bailey. → Read More

78 Caddo Sheriff’s Office personnel to begin using body cams

“We want people in our business," Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says → Read More

Fireworks sales expected to ramp up as Fourth of July nears

One operator says some of their prices have gone down this season → Read More

Corn shoveled to break ground for Every Man A King distillery

The projects includes plans for Every Man A King Distillery, The Revenir French Restaurant, a speakeasy, event space and more. → Read More

Caddo Magnet junior earns perfect score on ACT college admissions test

15-year-old Emma Dong got a perfect 36 on the test this past June. → Read More

Postal inspectors working closely with SPD to investigate mail carrier’s death

52-year-old Antonio Williams was shot and killed while delivering mail on Dudley Drive Saturday. → Read More

Shreveport council prepares to vote on whether to repeal saggy pants ban

The Shreveport City Council looks poised to repeal a ban on wearing sagging pants below the waist Tuesday. → Read More

Shreveport-Bossier restaurants expect to sell crawfish through early July

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - These are the final weeks for crawfish. Even though the normal season is wrapping up, Shreveport-Bossier restaurateurs say it’s been a pretty good season for mudbugs. At Crawfish Palace on U.S. Highway 80 in Haughton, David Cook usually notices a slowdown after Memorial Day with crawfish becoming less available. As long as the crawfish are coming in, it’s pretty certain… → Read More

Pleasant Hill teen named ‘World’s Best Hero’ for helping toddler on road

It’s all because he took the time to help an infant who he says was wandering down a busy road. → Read More

Former OLOL foundation president charged with wire fraud and money laundering

John Paul Funes, the former president of the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation, was officially charged wire fraud and money laundering, according to an update from the Department of Justice. → Read More

Shreveport cuts spending on school crossing guards

Caddo School District: “We cannot ... incur a cost which does not belong to the district and cannot be maintained within our operations” → Read More

Citizens, mayor voice opinions about repealing Shreveport’s saggy pants ban

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Emotions ran high and many offered their opinions to Shreveport City Council members Tuesday as the public weighed in on a proposal to repeal the city’s ban on sagging pants. Councilwoman LeVette Fuller is proposing the repeal. The issue became a hot topic following the death of Anthony Childs. The coroner says Childs shot himself during an altercation with police. On… → Read More

Work on Shed Road projected to continue into summer

Project continues to be plagued by weather, equipment issues → Read More

Carry the Load relay team stops in ArkLaTex

"It’s the emotional weight I carry. For some of us, Memorial Day is every day” → Read More

Minden police chief wants 2 officers involved in Facebook controversy to quit

“It’s been my worst three days in law enforcement after three decades in the field.” → Read More

30 years later, “Steel Magnolias” still drawing fans to Natchitoches

You can catch it Tuesday, Wednesday in Bossier City, Shreveport, Longview → Read More

30 years later, “Steel Magnolias” still drawing fans to Natchitoches

You can catch it Tuesday, Wednesday in Bossier City, Shreveport, Longview → Read More