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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, October 20

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, October 20.

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Police release name of woman shot in the head while inside vehicle stopped at intersection Video included

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A woman was shot and killed inside a vehicle Thursday night, police said. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the shooting happened at the corner of Evangeline Street and North Foster Drive around 8 p.m.

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LSU at Ole Miss: Times of Interest

Heading to Oxford, MS for the game between LSU and Ole Miss? If so, here are some times of interest leading up to kickoff in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

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Police identify murder victim who was found badly decomposed in downtown park

Investigators have identified a 57-year-old man whose body was found badly decomposed in a downtown park. 

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Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine. More>>

Glen Oaks High student victim of shooting in park, school officials confirm

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One person is dead after a shooting in a park late Thursday night, according to investigators.

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New Roads mayor resigns from office after pleading no contest on felony charges Video included

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New Roads Mayor Robert Myer entered a plea of no contest Thursday evening on felony charges and resigned from office. Myer appeared before Judge Elizabeth Engolio at the Iberville Parish Court House in Plaquemine to enter the plea.

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Arrest made in deadly Ascension Parish targeted attack; autopsy underway on victim Video included

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An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly attack in Ascension Parish in which the victims were targeted, according to investigators.

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CAUGHT: Tip leads police to suspect wanted in deadly shooting during online robbery setup Video included

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Police said a Crime Stoppers tip led them to the suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting believed to have been part of an online robbery setup.

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

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VSU to step up security after second shooting in less than a week Video included

The lock down was lifted early Friday. (Source: NBC12) The lock down was lifted early Friday. (Source: NBC12)
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Chesterfield police say the shooting happened on Hayden Street just after 11 p.m. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries. 

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Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil Video included

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Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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Man dies from rock thrown through car's windshield Video included

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Authorities said the rock broke through the windshield and fatally wounded Kenneth White, a father of four.

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Halal Guys set to open first restaurant in Baton Rouge

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The Halal Guys, serving up chicken and gyro combo platters, will be opening its first Baton Rouge location near LSU in October.

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School bus catches fire with students on board Video included

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The incident happened just before 4 p.m. on Dunlavin Way off of Eastway Drive.

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Live After Five fall 2017 concert series continues with Larry Garner Video included

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The official lineup for the Live After Five 2017 fall concert series.

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Man shot near hospital in Metairie

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Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting in front of the Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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19th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship underway in Gonzales

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The 19th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship is taking place at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales this weekend.

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Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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Folks in New Roads comment on mayor's plea and resignation Video included

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A lot of New Roads residents said the former mayor has done a lot of good for the city. However, others said when you do the crime, you have to pay the time or at least probation.

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Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.
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The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp Video included

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.
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Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile Video included

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The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone Video included

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The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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BREAKING

Caddo commissioners vote to remove Confederate monument Video included

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Caddo commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to pass the resolution to remove the Confederate monument outside the Caddo Courthouse

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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance Video included

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It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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Report: Body found in river in July is that of missing man, Mark Bakotic II

The body of Mark Bakotic II, the young man who disappeared Dec. 30 from a Warehouse District music club, has been found and positively identified by the coroner's office, according to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

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1,400+ additional La. inmates to be released in November as part of prison reform laws Video included

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In less than two weeks, about 1,400 inmates across Louisiana will be released earlier than expected as part of criminal justice reforms passed by the state legislature earlier this year. However, some district attorneys worry the state is not doing enough to keep those offenders from going right back to jail.

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State Fire Marshal's Office mourns death of explosive detection canine

State Fire Marshal Cpl. Garrett Reeves with Xena in March 2015 (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal) State Fire Marshal Cpl. Garrett Reeves with Xena in March 2015 (Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal)

Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office are honoring one of its explosive detection canines after she was euthanized Wednesday following a diagnosis of kidney cancer. 

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LSU bans alcohol from on-campus Greek activities until January 2018 Video included

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LSU President F. King Alexander has reversed his previous decision and will not allow organized Greek activities on campus to have alcohol until at least January of 2018.

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Coach O talks final Ole Miss preparations

LSU is finishing up preparations for an important SEC battle against the Ole Miss Rebels. 

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Mayor Broome announces new program to target crime Video included

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East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome formally announced the ReBuilds Americorps VISTA program to help support and strengthen neighborhoods in high crime areas.

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Man faces significant jail time after child pornography conviction

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A Baton Rouge man is facing significant jail time after being convicted by a federal jury Thursday of child pornography charges.

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Baker man pleads guilty to negligent homicide after fatal 2015 wreck

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A Baker man has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide after a fatal wreck back in February of 2015.

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Police: Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring

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Louisiana police say an unpaid $7 Waffle House bill has led them to make two arrests and break a Los Angeles-based identity theft ring.

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8 people arrested by AG's office on Medicaid fraud charges

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Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Thursday eight people have been arrested on Medicaid fraud charges.

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Couple arrested in drug raid for distribution of cocaine

Susan and Troy Lodge (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office) Susan and Troy Lodge (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Carville couple is facing numerous drug and weapon charges after being found to be in possession of more than 28 grams of cocaine.

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Man accused of killing NOPD officer ruled incompetent to stand trial, DA speaks out Video included

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Jury selection started yesterday morning for the trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer two years ago.

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SEC: Standings and Weekend Matchups

With a 27-23 comeback victory against  Auburn, LSU is right back in the SEC West race.

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Special seasonal programming to air on WAFB for the holidays

Many classic movies will air on WAFB this holiday season.

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Assumption corrections officer fired, accused of smuggling drugs into jail Video included

Taris Gregory, 21 (Source: APSO) Taris Gregory, 21 (Source: APSO)
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An Assumption Parish correctional officer has been arrested after allegedly bringing illegal contraband, including marijuana, into the parish jail.

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Deputies: Passerby finds man shot near fitness center

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A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being found shot in front of a popular fitness center late Thursday night, according to investigators.

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Man sentenced to 21 years for murder at crawfish boil

A man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing a man during a family gathering in 2013.  

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Gov. Edwards joins other governors calling on Congress to pass legislation to stabilize health insurance markets

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors this week in pushing for a vote from Congress on the Alexander-Murray healthcare plan.

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FBI: 84 minors rescued, including 18-month-old in Baton Rouge, during nationwide sex trafficking crackdown

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New details were released Wednesday about a national crackdown on sex trafficking. The three-day operation rescued more than 80 victims of sex trafficking across the country, including an 18-month-old child in Baton Rouge.

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Sportsline Co-Players of the Week: Zachary's Keilon Brown and Dutchtown's Van’Shon Grayson Video included

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For the second consecutive week, Zachary QB Keilon Brown’s performance was good enough to be awarded as a player of the week. On the other end of the coverage area, Dutchtown was led by DB Van'Shon Grayson in a 24-17 upset victory over rival St. Amant.

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Hollydays shopping event to be held this weekend at River Center Video included

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Hollydays, a three-day holiday shopping extravaganza, will be held over the weekend at the Raising Cane's River Center.

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Shooting victim found in Melrose East neighborhood, unknown where shooting happened Video included

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A victim was found shot on North Afton Parkway at Waverly Drive in the Melrose East neighborhood of Baton Rouge, but it is not known where the shooting actually happened.

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Father arrested after allegedly breaking newborn's arms Video included

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Investigation revealed the 2-week-old baby had been shaken, detectives say.

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Wife of shooting victim says Good Samaritan stayed with her, comforted her after husband was shot Video included

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Almost a month ago to the day, cars raced by the rural home of the Breeden's, but little did those passersbys know, D'Ann Breeden was in terrible need.

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Court documents reveal disturbing details of toddler's murder Video included

Mark Hambrick (Source: OPSO) Mark Hambrick (Source: OPSO)

Disturbing new details about the New Orleans father who police say confessed to killing his 18-month-old daughter. We want to warn you the information you're about to read is extremely disturbing and graphic.  

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Accused murderer kept notebook of personal writings Video included

Kenneth Gleason, 23, - Mugshot taken on Sept. 18, 2017. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Kenneth Gleason, 23, - Mugshot taken on Sept. 18, 2017. (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

A search warrant filed Wednesday in the case of alleged murderer, Kenneth Gleason, shows investigators recovered a notebook filled with personal writings and vials of anabolic steroids, among other things, from Gleason’s home.

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MISSING: Breaux Bridge woman known to visit Baton Rouge, Shreveport areas

Keshia Sylvester, 29 (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Keshia Sylvester, 29 (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman from Breaux Bridge.

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