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Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

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Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker. More>>

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire Video included

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The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning. More>>

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included

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A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. More>>

Gonzales city council to continue discussion of budget

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A budget battle in Gonzales will continue on Monday at the city’s next council meeting.The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. to once again discuss the city’s budget that is now nearly two months overdue.  More>>

Retired APSO lieutenant drowns in neighborhood pond trying to save his dog Video included

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A recently retired 32-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has died in a drowning earlier on Sunday after trying to save his pet. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lt. Sam Vitter was found dead after jumping into a pond to rescue his dog. More>>

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

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Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. More>>

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

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Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. More>>

Government Street closures begin due to road work

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Government Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions to allow crews to start on some road work. More>>

LDWF looking for suspects in boating hit and run Video included

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for information from the public about a boating hit and run that happened on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.It happened at around 8:30 p.m.  More>>

19-year-old arrested after crime spree in Baton Rouge Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested a man after he and two other suspects allegedly committed multiple crimes in Baton Rouge. Detectives say that at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, 19-year-old Andre Young of Baton Rouge and two accomplices, went on a crime spree throughout the city.  More>>

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

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With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. More>>

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

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Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. More>>

Electrical short causes early morning house fire Video included

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Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical short is the cause for a house fire early Sunday morning. The fire happened in the 2700 block of Ontario Street just after 3:30 am. More>>

Keithville man gets 5 years in firearms theft

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A Keithville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse. More>>

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

BRAVE unit teams up for community outreach walk Video included

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BRAVE unit members went door-to-door on foot in North Baton Rouge Saturday morning to connect with the community. More>>

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

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An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. More>>

EBRSO: 'Man found dead after girlfriend allegedly shot him' Video included

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A man was found dead in the front yard of a home after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend. It happened in the 20000 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. around 5:55 p.m. near Central.  More>>

Hundreds of children getting new shoes for the school year

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Catholic churches in the WAFB viewing area held an event to help make sure children in the area had new shoes when they go back to school.Catholic Catholic charities and local churches joined with Payless Shoe Source for the “Kicks for Kids” event.  More>>

Livingston Parish school supply drive kicks off

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The 14th annual Assess the Need campaign began on Saturday in Livingston Parish.Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor sponsors the drive which gathers school supplies throughout the parish for kids in need.  More>>

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

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Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More>>

Search launched for missing Brusly man Video included

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The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office launched an early morning search on Saturday for a Brusly man who went missing.Jon Wallace has been missing for over one week. He was last seen on Friday, July 18th.  More>>

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

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Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. More>>

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

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With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America. More>>

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

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No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

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Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

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Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets. More>>

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

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The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday. More>>

Slidell party ends in gunshots, one hospitalized

According to police, a verbal altercation between the victim and another party-goer led to the shooting. Police say the shooter hid in a nearby wooded area and ambushed the victim. More>>

Accident causes congestion on I-10 East at Ramah

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An accident has caused major delays on I-10 east bound near Ramah at mile post 134. No word on exactly what happened, but traffic is now backed up for approximately 13 miles. Expect delays. More>>

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

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The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said... More>>

Chief: Alberto Garcia is a criminal Video included

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Alberto Garcia appeared emotionless as he was escorted by sheriff's deputies to the front of the jail courtroom Friday morning in shackles and a jumpsuit. The lack of emotion was no surprise to Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania. More>>

Air tragedies bring grief without order

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When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

Watson residents at community meeting say they don't want gravel pit Video included

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Tempers flared at a community meeting at Live Oaks High School. Residents of the Oak Hills sub-division in Watson, La. were intensely asking questions about mining company Southern Aggregates’ plans for a gravel pit. The pit would be located directly behind residents’ back yards.Company owner, Kevin Black, tried to answer the many questions about his mining plans. Livingston Councilman Jim Norred, who lives in the neighborhood, says Black talked a good bargain but he isn’t buying it.“If you'r... More>>

Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

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The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. More>>

Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

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After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw.  More>>

Nightmare on Elm Grove III Video included

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A housing nightmare 9News Investigators exposed at a government-funded complex has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities.The living conditions at the Elm Grove Garden Apartments are so vile, the owner was ordered to get to make specific repairs immediately. More>>

Same-sex marriage lawsuit creates stir around the country Video included

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An appeal of a ruling that struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Illinois is gaining momentum around the nation.Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined with other attorney generals from eight other states, which supports the appeal.  More>>

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

Cancer survivors have new hope for conceiving after treatment Video included

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Infertility can be a long term effect of cancer treatment, but advancements in fertility medicine are giving women new hope for starting a family after treatment.  

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Police looking for man accused of following woman, making sexual comments Video included

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Baton Rouge Police detectives need your help identifying a man accused of following a female and making sexually explicit comments while touching himself.It happened On July 13 around 12:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Nicholson Drive. More>>

Pit bulls attack woman on Slidell walking trail

Police say a woman walking her miniature collie on a trail near Slidell was attacked by two pit bulls. More>>

Police still investigating after burglar killed

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Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an... More>>

Boy asks for birthday cards, the internet delivers

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The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, MA combined. More>>

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

Sheriff Gautreaux inducted in Justice Hall of Fame Video included

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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has a new title behind his name. “I’m just overwhelmed you know,” Gautreaux says. “I’m very humble and very honored by the fact that I was chosen to be a part of this." More>>

All lanes open on I-12 westbound before Livingston

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All lanes now open on I-12 westbound at Milepost 23 or before Livingston. It had been closed due to an accident. More>>

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

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Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. More>>

More parking spots in the works for downtown Baton Rouge Video included

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More parking spots are in the works by Downtown Development's Davis Rhorer. His attempt to get the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to approve the money needed to begin a study on downtown parking, did not make the cut at Wednesday's meeting.  More>>

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

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Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died... More>>

Edmonson says he will not accept retirement plan increase Video included

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State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says he is not accepting the retirement plan increase that would have paid him and another trooper more than $300,000 over five years. More>>

Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

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We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
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2 fires, 2 shopping centers, same cause but unrelated Video included

Two shopping centers experienced fires caused by blown transformers. Both occurred at within an hour of each other. More>>

LSU faculty receiving 3 percent raises Video included

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LSU faculty and staff will receive a three percent merit increase for the 2014-15 academic year.President F. King Alexander announced the raises Friday. More>>

Man shot in the face trying to protect child

One suspect has been arrested for his alleged connection to an incident where a man was shot in the face while attempting to protect a child. More>>

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

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Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and... More>>

Deputies arrest woman in western store burglary

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Authorities said a 23-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a clothing store. Investigators did not indicate how much was taken or if anything was recovered. More>>

Organizers announce fall lineup of Live After Five Video included

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The big reveal of this year’s fall lineup of Live After Five was made Friday morning. The series of outdoor concerts is held each year in the spring and fall in downtown Baton Rouge. More>>

Deputies arrest man & woman after meth lab found in motel room

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Deputies said the search of a motel room revealed a meth lab and resulted in the arrests of a man and woman. Investigators said they found a one pot meth lab, two HCL generators and materials used to make meth. More>>

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included

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Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive. More>>

EBR Parish School Board votes to downsize to 9 members Video included

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After a marathon six-hour special meeting Thursday night, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted to downsize from 11 members to nine. The decision was made after a controversial vote to redistrict the system. More>>

Traffic stop leads to 3 arrests on meth charges

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Narcotics agents said a traffic stop led them to a home they believe drugs were being sold from, resulting in three arrests. A 4-year-old boy found in the home was released into the care of a family member. More>>

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

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Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. More>>

Driver dies after going off the road and hitting tree

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Investigators said a man was killed when he drove off the road and his truck slammed into a tree late Thursday night. They added the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. More>>

Police search for woman accused of cashing fake checks

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Authorities are trying to find a woman accused of cashing counterfeit business checks. The Baton Rouge Police Department said Latrese Flowers, 36, is wanted on several counts of monetary instrument abuse and felony theft. More>>

9News Investigators: How much chlorine in your home's water is too much? Video included

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Naegleria Fowleri, referred to as a deadly "brain-eating amoeba," was found in Louisiana's public water systems in 2013. Scientists say 0.5 mg/L of chlorine will kill it, but officials add levels should not exceed 0.4 mg/L. More>>

Police: 3-year-old diapered driver crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

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A 3-year-old boy is accused of climbing into a Jeep, knocking it out of gear, crashing into a nearby house and then running home to watch cartoons. More>>

9-Year-old boy survives lightning strike Video included

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The afternoon of June 25th, the Felder family was practicing track events at the Johnson C. Smith Stadium when the worst happened. More>>

More international observers going to MH17 crash site Video included

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The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to try to ensure that the remains of all the victims of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home from Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister told CNN.

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US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

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The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. More>>

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

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Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

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DHH confirms first death from West Nile in Louisiana is in Caddo Parish Video included

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Louisiana health officials have confirmed the first death from West Nile virus in the state this year, and it was in Caddo Parish.  More>>

Grandfather, granddaughter killed in East Feliciana Parish crash

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A two-vehicle crash in East Feliciana Parish has taken the lives of an 86-year-old man and his 19-year-old granddaughter.The crash happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon on LA Highway 67 north of Highway 422 near the Mississippi state line in East Feliciana Parish. More>>

Tangipahoa jury convicts man of murder

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A jury in Tangipahoa Parish convicted a man for a murder case dating back to April 2012.It took less than 3 hours for the jury to decide the fate for Hammond resident Ronald Vail, 59, of 2nd degree murder.  More>>

Former police officer arrested for sex crimes with juvenile

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A man is facing sex crime charges after being accused of allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Investigators say that Joseph Brent, 39, of Baldwin, La. a police officer at the Baldwin Police Department, fathered a child with an underage girl.  More>>

'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube) 'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)
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North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

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Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

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Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst... More>>

Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

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Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and... More>>

Catholic High and EBRSO practice active shooter drills Video included

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Officials at Catholic High School and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office tested safety and security plans during a number of active shooter drills Thursday morning.  More>>

Professionals set up mechanical bull riding in town square Video included

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Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull?Professional bull riders set up a play area in the town square on Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., just in time to attract the lunch crowd. One little boy got a tame version of the ride, which was so popular in the 80’s. More>>

Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

Gonzales Police Department launches program to catch wanted suspects Video included

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Criminals who have been dodging the law in the City of Gonzales are being put on the spot.The Gonzales Police Department has launched an initiative called “Gotcha Gonzales.” More>>

Strong start to Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

It was a late start for fishermen at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo this year, but as soon as the sky cleared - they were out in force.  More>>

EBR school officials voting on reducing board size Video included

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will vote tonight whether or not to downsize the board with one of five proposed redistricting plans.The various plans reduce the number of districts from the current 11 to as few as seven and as many as ten.  More>>

NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado Video included

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A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.
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Candlelight vigil set for Shreveport woman killed by falling limb Video included

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A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday night in memory of the Shreveport woman who died Wednesday after storms brought a massive tree limb crashing down on top of her.  More>>

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

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With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait... More>>

West Feliciana deputies arrest two men for armed robbery

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West Feliciana Parish deputies have arrested two men wanted for the robbery at the Southern Belle truck stop which is located near the South end of the parish.On Monday, July 21, deputies say Joshua Wells, 21, and Reginald Jackson, 21, both of Zachary, robbed the store at gunpoint. More>>

'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

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Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

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Police officers turned snake charmers during unusual call for help

When you work for law enforcement, you never know who, or what, you’ll encounter on a call.  More>>

Power back on for more than 1,200 residents, businesses

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Power is back on at more than 1,200 businesses and residents in the Airline Highway, Greenwell Springs Road, and Florida Boulevard-area.Traffic signals are also working again too. More>>

Jury finds man guilty of killing Brusly High football player Video included

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A jury has found the man accused of killing a Brusly High football player guilty of second degree murder. The verdict announced just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Argument among roommates ends with stabbing, 2 arrested

Two men were arrested and one was charged with attempted murder after an argument with their roommate ended with bloodshed.  More>>

Suspension upgraded, vice principal permanently replaced following sexting arrest Video included

School officials have upgraded the suspension for Edwin Chastang, 42, the former vice principal at Southeast Middle School who is accused of sexting a student via Facebook. More>>

EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and six other inductees will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Friday. Sheriff Gautreaux will be honored with the award given to governmental and civic leaders dedicated to protecting residents. More>>

Man turns himself in after shots fired at Gonzales house

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A Baton Rouge man tuned himself into Gonzales, LA detectives Thursday morning after being accused of firing shots into a house full of people. More>>

Viral Video: Whale lifts kayakers out of the water

Two adventurous kayakers in Argentina experienced the thrill of a lifetime following an encounter with a pod of massive whales. More>>

Motion filed to expedite hearing for alleged Bourbon St. shooter

The alleged Bourbon Street shooter's attorney wants to speed up his client's preliminary hearing. More>>

GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

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Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. More>>

Fiery crash on Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) sends 6 to the hospital Video included

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Police said a crash on I-10 West on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) resulted in six people being taken to the hospital by ambulance early Thursday morning. More>>

Soccer tournament gives Baton Rouge hotels revenue boost Video included

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Baton Rouge officials reported the regional youth soccer tournament created a huge boost in revenue for area hotels. Reports showed $6.7 million was collected from June 19 through June 26. More>>

Deputies ask for help identifying store burglar

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Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a woman seen on surveillance video around the time when a store was burglarized on Monday. More>>

Middle school vice principal accused of exchanging nude photos with teen bonds out of jail

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A middle school administrator accused of inappropriate relations with a teenage girl was released from jail on bond Wednesday. His bond was set at $20,000. More>>

Think Fast: What if there was an active shooter? Video included

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You are enjoying a leisurely afternoon at the mall when all of sudden, a man whips out a gun, brandishing it toward everyone in his path. Think fast! What are you going to do? More>>

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

No vote on 'Fairness Ordinance' due to time limits Video included

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After hearing more than three hours of opinions both for and against, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council adjourned its meeting without voting on the "fairness ordinance' due to time limits.The council voted to extend the meeting past 8 p.m. to give residents opposed to the ordinance a chance to voice their opinions just like those  in support of the ordinance had done.  More>>

Council offers new position to parish attorney

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Mary Roper was offered a new position in order to avoid a hearing on whether or not she should be removed as parish attorney. More>>

Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

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An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. More>>

VIDEO: Rankin County woman surprised with fairy tale proposal

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"Marriage is created for one purpose and one purpose only -- and that is to further point us to what our relationship is to you, Father..." That is the prayer that Seth Conerly, of Hattiesburg, said in More>>

Work on Bayou Corne sinkhole gets delayed again

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The Office of Conservation has reported that another hold has been placed on the work needed for the sinkhole in Assumption Parish.  More>>

Greater Food Bank needs your help Video included

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The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is in dire need of donations.During the summer, officials say donations typically drop, but it is also time when they see more people in need.  More>>

Apartment owner arranges for Savoy residents to stay at hotel Video included

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Continued issues regarding security and safety following an apartment fire will prevent many residents from returning home. In response to this, the Red Cross is opening a temporary shelter Wednesday night. More>>

Livingston Deputies: 'Lock your doors' Video included

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Deputies in Livingston Parish are warning residents to lock their vehicles. This is after the Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates subdivisions in Denham Springs, had 36 cars broken into.  More>>

New technology makes radiation treatment easier for patients, doctors Video included

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 Radiation treatment can be hard on cancer patients, but new technology at Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center allows doctors to deliver faster and more precise treatments, making it easier for patients.  

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Woman ticketed after stopping to help stranded ducklings

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A New Hampshire woman's good deed did not go unpunished. After helping some stranded ducklings, she was ticketed.  More>>

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

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The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much... More>>

Mike the Tiger celebrating 9th birthday Video included

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Happy Ninth Birthday to Mike the Tiger.Tigers don’t really like birthday cake so his party was a quiet one. But Mike had a ball and cool water on a hot day so he seemed happy. Children were excited when they heard the tiger was celebrating a birthday. More>>

Closing arguments expected Thursday in Brusly High football player murder trial Video included

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The state and defense rested its case in the trial of a man accused of killing a Brusly high school football player Wednesday. Closing arguments will take place Thursday morning. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18. More>>

Garcia charged with capital murder for Janaya's death Video included

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Gulfport Police will hold a news conference at 3pm to release new information about the investigation into the murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. WLOX News will live stream the news conference as soon as it starts. More>>

Greenbriar Resort hosting Saints in first NFL training camp Video included

This is the first time White Sulphur Springs has hosted an NFL training camp, but the staff is ready for the Black and Gold and the Who Dat Nation. More>>

Livingston Parish Sheriff's looking for Walmart shoplifting suspect

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Livingston Parish Sheriff’s need your help identifying a man they say stole an otter box and some baseball collector cards from the Walmart in Watson. More>>

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

CPSO: Woman shot in face after trying to run over deputy Video included

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A 33-year-old Sulphur woman was shot Tuesday night while trying to run over a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy, authorities said.
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GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu put on PUP list

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alamdea Ta'Amu will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as they recover from last season's injuries.  More>>

North Baton Rouge Career Fair set for Aug. 14

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The Third Annual North Baton Rouge Community Education for Careers Fair will be held onThursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College’s Student Activity Center, 3250 North Acadian Thruway, in Baton Rouge. More>>

All lanes at I-12 East at Albany now open after 6-vehicle crash

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All lanes at I-12 East at Albany are now open after a six-vehicle crash. But State Police say traffic is still very heavy. More>>

Police: Man charged with rape, sexual battery of teen girl

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A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape, forcible rape and sexual battery of a teenage girl.The 16-year-old victim told police the abuse started when she was 12-years-old.  More>>

Social Seduction: Man lured to house by woman, carjacked, police say

Police say that the victim met a woman, known as "Ali W" through a social media site, known as "Tagged," and arranged to meet her in person. That is when he was allegedly carjacked.
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Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. More>>

Police arrest suspect in Prescott Road shooting Video included

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A man wanted in connection with a shooting that left another man fighting for his life is now behind bars. He is charged with attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $80,000. More>>

VIDEO: Time-lapse of sunset over Lake Charles Video included

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KPLC Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton produced a time-lapse video Tuesday night. More>>

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers. More>>

St. George incorporation effort looks to December for issue to go before voters Video included

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The St. George movement to incorporate will not be placed on the November ballot after organizers failed to reach the number of signatures required to put the issue before voters. More>>

Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title Video included

Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. More>>

Deputies search for suspects after 36 vehicles broken into

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying vehicle burglary suspects after more than 30 cars that were left unlocked were broken into early Monday morning. More>>

Officers injured during shootout with murder suspect Video included

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Two officers were injured during La Joya, TX shootout with a murder suspect.

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2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

Jacques Talk: Can the Ragin' Cajuns take the next step?

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In the past three years, the UL-Lafayette football team has gotten some national attention, so now, many wonder if the Ragin’ Cajuns can take the next step and beat quality teams outside their conference. More>>

Middle school vice principal allegedly exchanges nude photos with teen girl Video included

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A middle school vice principal is accused of having sexual conversations on Facebook with a 15-year-old girl and exchanging nude photos. He is charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor. More>>

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

Children saw bodies fall from sky in eastern Ukraine Video included

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 Villagers and orphans witnessed bodies and plane parts from the downed Malaysian airliner fall from the sky.  

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Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Sorrento town council takes steps to abolish police department Video included

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The Sorrento Town Council approved two measures Tuesday night that will pave the way for the town to completely dissolve its police departmentwith voter approval. More>>

Chrysler recalls Jeeps over ignition switch issue

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Chrysler says it will contact affected customers by mid-September. More>>

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper Video included

One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana. More>>

Baker city council approves budget Video included

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Baker now has a budget in place.City leaders passed the spending plan Tuesday night for the current fiscal year.  More>>

Cleveland Mom facing charges for leaving kids alone after children start fire Video included

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A mother is facing charges after police say she left her kids home alone. The kids then started a fire.
 
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Central city council approves assistant police chief position Video included

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Central will soon have an assistant police chief. he City Council voted Tuesday night to approve about $55,000 for the new positionafter a lengthy debate.  More>>

Trial underway for man accused of killing Brusly High football player Video included

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The murder trial for a suspect accused of killing a Brusly High School football player started Tuesday.  More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets Video included

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There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.Ashton Belcher has taken it upon himself to write Governor Bobby Jindal to ask that he help more than a dozen families honorthe memories of their loved ones who have not made it back home following the Vietnam War. More>>

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man jumps out of 3rd story window to escape fire Video included

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Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say an adult jumped from a window of an apartment complex to escape a fire that started just after 1:30 p.m.Firefighters rescued 13 people from the fire. More>>

760 pound alligator to move into West Baton Rouge visitor's center Video included

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The West Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau has a new heavyweight lined up; a 760 pound, preserved alligator.The alligator was killed in September 2013 at Solitude Point, but no one knew what to do with an alligator this big.  More>>

Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

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