Rachael Thomas, KSLA News 12

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Recent articles by Rachael:

Shooting reported on Arkansas Avenue

Emergency officials responded Monday afternoon (Oct. 25) to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Arkansas Avenue near Poland and Milam streets. → Read More

Early voting starts Oct. 30 for Nov. 13 election in Louisiana

Election Day in Louisiana is Saturday, Nov. 13. → Read More

Producers of M. Night Shyamalan Caddo Lake movie put out casting call for cars

Your car could be featured in an upcoming movie! → Read More

Longtime Shreveport resident celebrates 100th birthday

Rosie Mahoney Pierce is celebrating her 100th birthday Friday, Oct. 15. → Read More

New YMCA location coming to south Shreveport

The YMCA is set to begin construction on a new facility in south Shreveport after receiving an anonymous donation. → Read More

52-year-old man arrested, accused of raping child under 13

A man from Greenwood is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile. → Read More

1st grader brings parent’s gun to school in Caddo Parish

A student in 1st grade brought a gun to a school campus in Caddo Parish Tuesday, Sept. 28. → Read More

Mother accused of throwing children off Cross Lake bridge extradited back to Shreveport

A woman accused of throwing her two children off the Cross Lake bridge, resulting in the death of one of them, has been extradited back to Shreveport. → Read More

COVID-19 in SWLA: Sept. 24, 2021 - 8,887 new cases over past seven days across state, 708 in Region 5

COVID-19 report from the Louisiana Department of Health. → Read More

Woman in custody after children reportedly thrown from Cross Lake bridge, resulting in 1 dead, 1 injured

Multiple agencies responded to Cross Lake Friday afternoon after getting reports of someone struggling in the water. A search is currently underway. → Read More

Rescue efforts underway at Cross Lake; someone reportedly seen struggling in the water

Shreveport police and fire departments responded to Cross Lake Friday afternoon after getting reports of someone struggling in the water. A search is currently underway. → Read More

Grambling researcher working to improve mental health literacy among barbers serving Black community

The stigma surrounding mental health issues is a powerful thing among African Americans, particularly men, says Dr. Kevin Washington, head of the Department of Psychology/Sociology at Grambling State University. → Read More

16-year-old arrested for alleged shooting threat at Byrd High

A 16-year-old student is in custody for allegedly threatening to shoot up Byrd High School. → Read More

8 more Southwood High students arrested for fighting

Another fight was reported Friday morning (Sept. 17) at Southwood High School just one day after 14 students were arrested. → Read More

14 students arrested after fight at Southwood High

Fourteen students were arrested Thursday, Sept. 16 after a fight at Southwood High School, officials with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office say. → Read More

Mayor Cantrell issues mandatory curfew for City of New Orleans, effective immediately

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson addressed city residents Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 31), two days of Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall. → Read More

NSU closing Monday in anticipation of Ida

All Northwestern State University campuses will be closed and classes cancelled Monday, Aug. 30, due to the possibility of flooding and other threats from a projected major hurricane aimed at the South Louisiana coast. → Read More

Virtual learning now an option for students, families with underlying medical conditions in Natchitoches Parish

The Natchitoches Parish School Board announced Thursday, Aug. 26 that it will now offer virtual learning to those students and families with serious underlying medical conditions. → Read More

Sources inside city council say Shreveport police chief to resign; mayor to speak

Two members of the Shreveport City Council are expressing a “vote of no confidence” in Police Chief Ben Raymond. → Read More

Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Tuesday, Aug. 17. → Read More