Rachael Thomas, KNOE 8 News

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Past articles by Rachael:

State police investigating second officer-involved shooting in less than a week

At least 35 police units responded to the scene. → Read More

Louisiana mayor running for re-election dies in car wreck on Election Day

The two-vehicle wreck claimed the life of Mayor Velma Hendrix, 84. → Read More

LSP: Man critically shot in altercation with SPD reportedly seen on surveillance loading weapons into car

Dispatch records show it came in as a call about a prowler or suspicious person. → Read More

8 people arrested in human trafficking operation in Shreveport area

SPD encourages anyone with information about suspected human trafficking to call 318-673-7300. → Read More

La. ‘trigger law’ on abortion blocked by state court; abortion care to resume

Louisiana’s “trigger law” has been blocked by a state court in response to the lawsuit filed Monday, June 27, meaning abortion care will resume in the state. A hearing has been set for July 8. → Read More

13-foot alligator sunbathes on I-49; interstate blocked

Drivers on I-49 in DeSoto Parish got quite the surprise Friday morning (May 6). → Read More

Mother, daughter duo graduating from Grambling this semester

Suzzon Jiles and her daughter, Trinity Jones, are graduating together → Read More

Woman arrested after purposefully crashing car into vehicle to prevent her child from being taken to hospital

A woman has been arrested after reportedly purposefully crashing her car into another car to prevent someone from taking her baby to the hospital. → Read More

4 suspects involved in Margaritaville armed robbery critically injured in major crash in Ruston

Two men and two women allegedly involved in robbing a man who was leaving Margaritaville Casino Hotel in Bossier City on April 7 have been severely injured in a wreck in Ruston. → Read More

Man shot in chest at Shreveport motel

A man is fighting for his life after being shot at least once in the chest at a Shreveport motel, police say. → Read More

Texarkana man wanted for allegedly running over estranged wife with pickup

The Texarkana Texas Police Department is currently looking for a man who’s accused of running over his estranged wife with his pickup truck. → Read More

La. Supreme Court judge rules Ochsner has right to fire its employees for failure to comply with vaccine mandate

A Louisiana Supreme Court judge has reinstated a vaccine mandate at one of the state’s largest hospital systems. → Read More

Young Minden parents killed in east Texas crash days before Christmas

The couple’s two-month-old was sent to an east Texas hospital. → Read More

‘Disturbing’ investigation leads to arrest of Natchitoches man on numerous sexual misconduct, animal cruelty charges

A man from Natchitoches Parish is behind bars after what the sheriff there calls a “very disturbing” investigation. → Read More

Coat with $45k in pocket stolen from Margaritaville Casino; suspect wanted

The Bossier City Police Department is currently looking for a man accused of stealing someone’s coat... which had $45,000 in the pockets. → Read More

Worker sustains severe burns from electrical flash fire at U-Haul facility

Emergency crews responded to a fire Sunday morning (Oct. 17) in which one worker sustained serious burns. → Read More

2 more pediatric deaths from COVID-19 reported in La., LDH confirms

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) reported two pediatric deaths from COVID-19. → Read More

Business or school not following mask mandate? Call 211

Due to rising cases and hospitalizations, Louisiana is currently under a statewide mask mandate that will remain in effect at least until Sept. 1. → Read More

MISSING: Endangered/Missing Child Advisory issued for Shreveport teen last seen at park

The Shreveport Police Department is looking for a missing 17-year-old girl. → Read More

2-year-old boy dies after being left in hot car in New Iberia, making it the first such death in La. in 2021

A 2-year-old boy died after being left in a hot car in New Iberia on Monday, June 14, KATC reports. → Read More