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[UPDATE] Three Men Dead in DeSoto Parish Crash Involving a Train

 State Police Trooper Matt Harris tells KEEL News 35-year-old Herbert Barras, III, died from his injuries this morning at University Health.

The crash happened at a crossing with no active warning devices, just a railroad crossing sign and stop sign. But Harris says

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State Health Officials Say Desoto’s Water is Free of Deadly Amoeba

The state Department of Health and Hospitals says water samples taken earlier this month across Desoto Parish Waterworks District-One have all tested negative for a rare amoeba.

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DeSoto Parish Grand Jury Weighs Charges Against BESE Member Walter Lee

Criminal evidence against Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) member Walter Lee will go before a DeSoto Parish grand jury today.

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Rare Amoeba Found in DeSoto Parish Water System

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system.

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DeSoto Schools Superintendent Makes the Rounds on Students’ First Day Back to the Books

DeSoto Schools Superintendent makes the rounds on the kids' first day back for a new school year.

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DeSoto Schools Superintendent: ‘Ready Like Freddy’ For New School Year

DeSoto Parish kids head back to the classrooms next week. Dr. Cade Brumley gives an update on how things are going.

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North DeSoto Basketball Coach Arrested For Bad Behavior With Student, Bad Checks

The North DeSoto High School boys' basketball coach was arrested on Thursday on charges related to inappropriate behavior with a 14-year-old female student.

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Another Near Tragedy at an Area Pool

More tragic news around a pool. This latest near drowning happened in Desoto Parish.

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How Has Decreased Haynesville Shale Drilling Affected DeSoto Schools?

DeSoto Parish school officials don't have any numbers yet, but they expect to have to scale back their 2012-13 budget from current spending levels because drilling in the Haynesville Shale is slowing down

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Two Brothers Arrested for Timber Theft

A couple of DeSoto Parish brothers are in trouble with the law. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry investigators have arrested 53-year-old Jerry Whitaker of Mansfield and 44-year-old Ricky Whitaker of Shreveport on felony timber theft charges in two unrelated cases

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