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Deputies arrest alleged would-be carjacker accused of shooting victim Video included

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Investigators have arrested the suspect who allegedly tried to steal a customer's truck at a convenience store early Wednesday morning and then reportedly shot the victim.

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SU Teacher Receives International Award

Dr. Zhu H. Ning accepted the highest honor of the International Society of Arboriculture in Washington, D.C. Dr. Zhu H. Ning accepted the highest honor of the International Society of Arboriculture in Washington, D.C.

A Southern University arboriculture professor  has received the highest honor in her field.

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Two charged in shooting death of 9-month-old Grenada baby

John Brown (left) Shaquille Chamberlain (right) Source: Grenada PD John Brown (left) Shaquille Chamberlain (right) Source: Grenada PD
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20-year-old John Brown III and 18-year-old Shaquille Chamberlain are charged with the murder of 9-month-old Rashan Riley.

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Police make arrest in connection to shooting on Elm Grove Garden Dr

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Police have a man in custody who they say is connected to an early morning shooting in the Scotlandville area.

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A year later, teams still working to restore flooded cemeteries Video included

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When the flood waters receded in Denham Springs, Maria Bragg immediately went to check on her son.

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Family remembers deputy 5 years after ambush Video included

Deputy Jeremy Triche Deputy Jeremy Triche

The loss of a child is just unimaginable, but for Edie and Michael Triche it's a reality, one that squeezes their hearts and hits them in the gut every day. 

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WANTED: Three men wanted in connection to Patterson armed robbery

Tamoz Allen, Tyrique Jones, Wanya Francis (Source: Morgan City PD) Tamoz Allen, Tyrique Jones, Wanya Francis (Source: Morgan City PD)

The Morgan City Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating three suspects wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred in the Patterson Police Department Jurisdiction.

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SU Board attorney fires back after former high-ranking employee files termination lawsuit Video included

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According to documents filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court, Winston DeCuir, Jr., attorney for the Southern University Board of Supervisors has submitted an opposition to the lawsuit filed by former vice chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Brandon Dumas.

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WANTED: 23-year-old accused of convincing 15-year-old to engage in multiple sexual acts Video included

Zachary Hughes, 23 (Source: BRPD) Zachary Hughes, 23 (Source: BRPD)
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Baton Rouge Police Detectives are searching a man wanted for convincing a 15-year-old female to engage in multiple sexual acts.

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No Breaux, next man up at cornerback for the Saints Video included

Williams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Williams knows all too well about injuries taking away playing time. Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

With Delvin Breaux out for six weeks, one of the Saints motto's comes into play, next man up. "For all of us. We all have to step it up a notch. Because he's a big part of our defense. We can all play. We need to step it up for him, and also for the defense, to make sure we win games," said cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams missed 14 games last season due to a concussion he suffered at the Giants. Last week against the Browns was his first time hitting an opponent si... More>>

LSU acquires possible Mike VII Video included

"Harvey" (Source: LSU) "Harvey" (Source: LSU)
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A potential Mike VII has arrived.

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One dead after two-vehicle crash in Washington Parish

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A driver is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 436 in Washington Parish.

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Key, Guice named to multiple preseason all-American teams

There are big expectations this season for LSU running back Derrius Guice and linebacker Arden Key. 

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LDWF agent Tyler Wheeler returns to duty

LDWF agent Tyler Wheeler (Source: LDWF) LDWF agent Tyler Wheeler (Source: LDWF)
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A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent who was shot in the line of duty while on patrol in Morehouse Parish in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2017, has returned to duty.

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Judge makes decision on other alleged crimes in Greenhouse case Video included

Norris Greenhouse, Jr. arrives in court on August 16, 2017 (KALB) Norris Greenhouse, Jr. arrives in court on August 16, 2017 (KALB)
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One of the two Deputy City Marshals charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the attempted murder of his father, Chris Few, appeared in Avoyelles Parish court on Wednesday.

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Louisiana Superintendent receives positive evaluation Video included

State Superintendent John White (Source: WAFB) State Superintendent John White (Source: WAFB)
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Louisiana's education superintendent has again received a positive job evaluation from the state's top school board, which didn't address criticism about the current contracting arrangement.

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Man, wife found in hospital with needles in arms

Jamie Pilarczyk, 34 (Source: Bogalusa Police Department) Jamie Pilarczyk, 34 (Source: Bogalusa Police Department)
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One woman has been arrested after she and her husband were found passed out in a Bogalusa hospital with needles still in their arms.

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Former Saints and Pelicans react to medical staff firings

Source: Mark LaGrange Source: Mark LaGrange

Wednesday's news of the Saints firing two doctors from their medical staff in lieu of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula being misdiagnosed as a contusion sparked a series of reactions from former Saints and a former Pelican, since both teams share the same medical staff. 

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Sean Payton reacts to Delvin Breaux misdiagnosis

Source: Mark LaGrange Source: Mark LaGrange

The Saints took to the field Wednesday for their final practice before heading to California for joint practices with the Chargers but the 16th session of training camp was vastly overshadowed by the news of Delvin Breaux's fractured fibula. 

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Students face changes when heading back to school Video included

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Going back to school can mean big changes for students of all ages. 

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Town of Greensburg water customers under boil water advisory Video included

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Town of Greensburg water customers are being encouraged to boil their water until further notice.

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Millions in unclaimed La. tax refunds could soon be headed for Unclaimed Property Video included

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Are you one of nearly 10,000 people who have not claimed your Louisiana tax refund? The Louisiana Department of Revenue said there is $8.6 million in unclaimed refunds from tax returns filed for 2015.

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Sewerage and Water Board: 104 pumps operational Video included

(Source: FOX 8 Photo) (Source: FOX 8 Photo)

The Sewerage and Water Board meet to discuss emergency purchases in the wake of flooding and pumping issues. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

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New photos show extent of Lisa Theris' injuries Video included

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New photos have been released that show just how much damage was inflicted on the body of Lisa Theris during the month she was missing in the woods of Bullock County.

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Report: Saints fire doctors after misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury Video included

Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp. Delvin Breaux at Saints training camp.

Originally diagnosed as a knee contusion, Breaux actually has a fractured fibula and will miss 4-6 weeks.

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Suspect indicted in slaying of elderly man Video included

BOOKED: Travis Lamonte Jackson, 38, of Keithville, one count of second-degree murder (Sources: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police Department) BOOKED: Travis Lamonte Jackson, 38, of Keithville, one count of second-degree murder (Sources: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police Department)
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A murder suspect was officially charged Wednesday morning in the slaying.

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Third show announced for comedian Kevin Hart in Shreveport

(Source: Shreveport Municipal Auditorium) (Source: Shreveport Municipal Auditorium)
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Officials with Shreveport Municipal Auditorium have announced a third show for comedian Kevin Hart.

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ACLU sends letter to LSP supt. about ticket over 'the finger'

Col. Kevin Reeves, superintendent of Louisiana State Police (Source: WAFB) Col. Kevin Reeves, superintendent of Louisiana State Police (Source: WAFB)
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana isn't happy with Louisiana State Police after a trooper ticketed a driver who allegedly gave him the middle finger.

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Police arrest 1 of 3 suspects in kidnapping, torture investigation

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Investigators reported they have arrested one suspect who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping and torturing a man earlier this month, but added that two others remain on the run.

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Wayne Lawson tax returns due Wednesday

Wayne Lawson (Source: WAFB) Wayne Lawson (Source: WAFB)
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Wayne Lawson must submit his tax returns Wednesday or risk legal action. Lawson is the man accusing Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa and businessman Olin Berthelot of bribery.

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Police arrest suspected getaway driver in alleged revenge killing; 1 more suspect sought Video included

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Police have made another arrest in connection with a deadly shooting from June that is believed to have been motivated by a 2008 deadly shooting that was determined to be a justified killing, but they are still searching for one more suspect.

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Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked ever Video included

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As of Wednesday morning, it's been retweeted more than 1.2 million times and has 3 million likes. Twitter said it's the most likes for a tweet ever.

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5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.

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Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled Video included

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Trump's remarks Tuesday amounted to a rejection of the Republicans, business leaders and White House advisers who earlier this week had pushed the president to more forcefully and specifically condemn the KKK members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who took to the streets of Charlottesville.

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Over 2,500 incoming freshman welcomed on LSU Move-in day; Football players help students move in Video included

LSU Move-In Day (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB) LSU Move-In Day (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB)
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LSU said it is anticipating 2,500 new and returning students to invade the campus for Move-In Day on Wednesday. Students will be allowed to get their belongings into all on-campus dorms and apartments between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies Video included

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Congressional Budget Office: Higher premiums, fewer insurance options if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Wednesday, August 16

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Wednesday, August 16.

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Make a pinhole camera to watch eclipse safely Video included

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Building a pinhole camera is cheap, quick and easy.

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Man accused of fatal shooting on Corporate Blvd. in 2015 pleads guilty; Sentenced to 39 years Video included

Glenn Spears (Source: EBRSO) Glenn Spears (Source: EBRSO)

The Baton Rouge Police Department says that a third suspect in a fatal shooting on Corporate Boulevard has turned himself in. 

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Officials lift boil advisory for Port Vincent Video included

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Folks in Port Vincent are no longer under a boil water advisory. The advisory was issued Sunday. It was lifted Tuesday around 11:15 a.m.

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Jags land 4 on the Black College Football Player of the Year Award watch list

The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award on Wednesday and it includes four Jaguar seniors.  

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Jacques Talk: Etling the starter, but Brennan looming in LSU QB race

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Another LSU football fall camp is underway and once again we have some very compelling story lines when it comes to the quarterback position.

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New medical certification now available for high school students

Updated: Aug 15, 2017 11:23 PM

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the medical assistant is a key component in today's medical workplace.

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Southern University Welcome Week begins with freshman move-in day Video included

Southern University (Source: WAFB) Southern University (Source: WAFB)
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Southern University is welcoming new and returning students to campus this week for the start of the fall semester.

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'Welcome Week' in full swing at Southeastern Louisiana University

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This is "Welcome Week" at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Officials said it's a chance for new and returning students to get their hands on various programming and information to help them in transitioning to the university.

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Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by tree on Portuguese island

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Authorities say a 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on a packed outdoor religious festival in Portugal's Madeira Islands.

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Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues Video included

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"We should not glorify a part of our history in front of our buildings that really is a testament to America's original sin," Gainesville, FL, Mayor Lauren Poe said Monday.

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Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence Video included

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Protesters greeted Trump's New York homecoming with signs bearing messages like "stop the hate, stop the lies" and chanting "shame, shame, shame" and "not my president!"

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GRAPHIC: Man accidentally shoots nail into his heart Video included

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The man says he felt fine and didn’t want to bother anyone, so he drove himself to the hospital.

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VIDEO: Police grab suicidal woman from ledge of tower Video included

Police officers scrambled to save a woman who planned to jump off the ledge of roof of a 16-story building. (Source: WFSB/CNN/New Haven Police) Police officers scrambled to save a woman who planned to jump off the ledge of roof of a 16-story building. (Source: WFSB/CNN/New Haven Police)
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 “Sixteen stories, and there was very limited room,” said a New Haven Police officer  “We were within a couple of feet of the ledge.”

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WBR Mosquito Control reports largest number of positive samples in 1 week in 2017 Video included

Mosquitoes (Source: WAFB) Mosquitoes (Source: WAFB)
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People living in West Baton Rouge are strongly urged to wear mosquito repellent when outdoors after last week’s round of testing.

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Maturing Louisiana artist announces listening-room style concerts

A Louisiana artist, who you may have come across at a time or two at Jazz Fest, is now launching a listening-room style set of concerts.

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BREC plans on building new, 10-mile bike path in Baton Rouge

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Bikers in Baton Rouge looking for a new place to ride should be excited, because BREC is building a new path.

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Governor, AG go back to court over LGBT rights executive order Video included

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Louisiana’s Governor and Attorney General faced off in court again Tuesday, the second round in a fight over one of the governor’s
executive orders.

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MoviePass offering a trip to the movies every day for $10 a month

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This plan means that subscribers would be able to get in to one showing a day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards.

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Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother

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An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has an attorney.

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BRPD investigating shooting at Blueberry Street Park, BREC employee shot in foot Video included

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Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting near N. Ardenwood where they say a victim was shot in the foot.

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Opinion: LA fails to learn from past flood mistakes

Steve Caparotta's childhood during Hurricane Katrina (Source: S. Caparotta) Steve Caparotta's childhood during Hurricane Katrina (Source: S. Caparotta)
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It’s a title we would rather not have, but it seems fair to call Louisiana the flood capital of the United States.

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North BR flood victims file suit against parish, state Video included

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A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 51 residents claims the August 2016 flood damage in North Baton Rouge was caused by negligence on the part of the state and parish.

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BRCC to offer HVAC certification training in midst of technician shortage Video included

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If your air conditioner breaks, you might be waiting a while on a repairman.

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Murder suspect's truck abandoned in Canton

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Any information provided will be considered confidential, and there is a cash award of up to $5,000 available for information leading to Fletcher’s arrest.

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Hundreds of drains cleaned in Denham Springs

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When thunder, howling winds and sheets of rain take over, many in Denham Springs still get worried.

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Detectives name 2 men wanted on charges in Hammond deadly shooting

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Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding two men believed to have been involved in a deadly shooting that happened at the end of July.

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US Dept. of Education approves Louisiana's ESSA plan

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The US Department of Education reported Tuesday that Louisiana’s plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been approved.

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Electric shock victim flown to hospital in critical condition Video included

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Rescuers responded to an electrical shock in Livingston Parish that sent one person to the hospital. It happened on Burgess Road near Arnold Road in Walker.

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8-year-old boy, man shot near school bus stop; Person of interest in custody

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Birmingham police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting that injured an 8-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man.

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Lindsey Scott Jr. chooses EMCC after deciding to leave LSU Video included

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Former LSU quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. has transferred to East Mississippi Community College. He made the announcement Tuesday morning via social media.

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OUR TURN: Flood Anniversary

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As we look back on the one-year anniversary of the great flood of 2016, we congratulate all the volunteers, financial donors and public servants who helped people restore their lives back to a sense of normalcy.

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VIDEO: Father of Charlottesville victim forgives man charged with her death Video included

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"I just think about what the Lord said on the cross, 'Forgive them, they don't know what they're doing.'"

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WANTED: Man kicks in door of Zachary home, items stolen Video included

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Detectives are looking for a burglar who targeted a home in Zachary. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the break-in happened on Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Road near Tucker Road.

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White nationalists groups plan to be 'more active than ever' Video included

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White nationalists say they're planning more events after a rally drew hundreds of supporters to Virginia over the weekend.

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Work on pumps continues, Jefferson Parish warns residents about noise Video included

Crews were back at work Tuesday morning to repair broken pumps at a station that helps drain parts of New Orleans and Metairie.

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Reports: Ric Flair recovering after surgery and medically-induced coma Video included

Ric Flair at a 2014 WWE NXT event. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Ric Flair at a 2014 WWE NXT event. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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You've likely seen him stalk the sidelines of University of South Carolina Gamecocks football games at Williams-Brice Stadium, but now, wrestling legend Ric Flair needs prayers, his management team said over the weekend.  

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Missing woman stayed alive for month in wilderness eating berries, mushrooms Video included

A photo of Lisa Theris in the hospital after she was found. (Source: Will Theris' Facebook) A photo of Lisa Theris in the hospital after she was found. (Source: Will Theris' Facebook)
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A woman determined to see her loved ones again endured a harrowing ordeal for weeks in the woods of Bullock County. Her survival story is being called a miracle.

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Audit finds 'high caseloads, staff turnover' hinder DCFS Foster Care Program Video included

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A new audit of Louisiana’s child welfare agency raises questions about how well it is able to care for some of the state’s most fragile children.

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How to capture the solar eclipse with a smartphone Video included

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NASA says it is mostly safe to take photos of the eclipse with a smartphone, but take these precautions.

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Construction keeps some LSU students from moving into apartments Video included

Some LSU students cannot start moving in just yet because their apartments are not ready. The Park Place apartments, which are privately owned and just off LSU's main campus, are still under construction. Classes at LSU begin Monday, Aug. 21st and many students are moving in this week, but not those who

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LSU Football Fan Day moved to spring

LSU football fans ready to grab autographs and take pictures with their favorite Tiger players and coaches at the school's annual Fan Day will have to wait a little while. Sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed to WAFB-TV that the event has been moved to the spring, in conjunction with the Tigers' spring football game. |^

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Fatal crash leaving unrestrained teen driver dead determined hit-and-run; Driver arrested Video included

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State police are investigating a fatal crash where a 17-year-old was killed after his vehicle overturned.

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WANTED: Robbery suspect gets away with cash from Gonzales business

Police need your help identifying a man who robbed a business in Gonzales.  According to the Gonzales Police Department, the incident happened on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Advance America, 503 South Burnside Avenue in Gonzales. Surveillance video captured the incident. The unidentified suspect went into the store, pulled out a gun and demanded money.  The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was injured.  If you know anything regarding ... More>>

Police warn Zachary residents about travel 'scam'

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There is a warning going out to people in one East Baton Rouge Parish city to be alert about suspicious phone calls. The Zachary Police Department reported “scammers” are calling people and claiming to be with Zachary Travel.

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Mayor Broome announces launch of early childhood program Video included

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Mayor Sharon Weston Broome will hold a news conference Monday morning to discuss a major early childhood program being launched by her administration.

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Service marking flood anniversary offers gratitude, hope

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One year after the flood, the sanctuary of Living Faith Christian Center, once filled with flood waters, was filled with a chorus of voices that lifted up songs and praise.

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