Jeff Ferrell, KSLA News 12

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KSLA News 12

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Recent articles by Jeff:

COVID-19 cases surge days before schools open in Elysian Fields and Harleton, TX

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims reports 17 new cases on Friday, August 7, as both Elysian Fields and Harleton ISD schools open their doors to in-person classroom instruction on Monday morning. → Read More

Pets at risk for COVID-19

Here's something we didn't want or need to worry about right now: Our pets can get the novel coronavirus from us. But it's still less than clear if they can give it to us. → Read More

Distance learning interest increasing ahead of school year

As the new school year fast approaches, districts are sharing more information about distance learning programs families can choose if they’re worried about sending their children to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

DeSoto Parish goes back to school next week

Not all school districts in northwest Louisiana, or the ArkLaTex as a whole, have chosen to push back the start date for the first day of school. One of these districts is DeSoto Parish. → Read More

School bus driver shortage getting worse

All across the country and right here at home - a shortage in school bus drivers is only getting worse. → Read More

Caddo principal takes initiative in classroom safety

There are so many questions parents have about their children going back-to-school.One of them is what the classrooms will look like. And one local principal is taking the initiative to a make a big change. → Read More

Discussion continues on effectiveness of face shields

In school districts where masks are required, the search is on for an effective alternative. Some point to face shields as a solution for some students who simply can't or won't wear a face mask. → Read More

Federal, state tax-filing deadlines are among the latest financial hurdles for many Americans

Even a three month-long extension cannot soften the blow of Tax Day 2020 for some last-minute tax filers who have already endured one hurdle after another this year. → Read More

Shreveport council to decide whether to ask DOJ to investigate SPD

A Shreveport City Councilwoman is taking a major stand by calling for an independent investigation of the Shreveport Police Department. → Read More

Texas public mask wearing mandate underway

The large surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas has led the governor to announce a mask wearing mandate for most of its counties while in public. We spent some time in east Texas where we heard mixed reactions to the change. → Read More

Emotions run high on fate of Confederate monument in Shreveport

The future of the Confederate monument in downtown Shreveport hangs in the balance. → Read More

Texas takes step back, one day after reopening pause

Another morning and another major announcement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the fight to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

East Texas may see next Confederate monument battle

There's an online petition to have it moved and one to let it stay → Read More

Smoking ban in store for Shreveport bars, casinos

Some say COVID-19 means the perfect time for the ban; others say it's the worst time for businesses hurt by pandemic → Read More

Recent protests renew scrutiny of Confederate monuments

Some of the 1,503 Confederate monuments and memorials remaining in the U.S. can become flash points for disputes → Read More

Friday starts Phase II of reopening Louisiana’s economy

It “... means more normal. Not completely normal, but more normal” → Read More

Activist calls for Shreveport police chief’s resignation

Demand made during Community Congress for Justice rally outside Shreveport police headquarters → Read More

COVID-19 pandemic alters Memorial Day observances

The coronavirus already has made its deadly presence known at NWLA veterans cemetery → Read More

Louisiana tattoo shops struggle to survive, yet cannot re-open

The emergency order keeping tattoo shops closed across the state of Louisiana has sent shock waves through that industry. → Read More

Help wanted at Goodwill Industries to reopen more stores

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — With nearly another 2.5 million Americans filing for jobless claims this week alone, you’d expect at least some people in our area might apply for 100 job openings at the local Goodwill Industries. And because of that worker shortage, most of the region’s Goodwill Industries stores are unable to reopen just yet. Of the agency’s 10 stores in North Louisiana, there are… → Read More