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Crowley police officer shot, K-9 officer killed

A K-9 police dog and two people died during an officer-involved shooting in Crowley. 

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HAPPENING TODAY: Another somber day for our community

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Headlines for local news, national news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, March 23

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Roadway incidents for Thursday, March 23.

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Sgt. Shawn Anderson's wife speaks out about the hero her husband was Video included

Sgt. Shawn Anderson with wife, Becky (Source: Family) Sgt. Shawn Anderson with wife, Becky (Source: Family)

Yet another widow of a fallen deputy needs the love and support of the community as she prepares for her husband's funeral Thursday. 

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Former colleagues, judges to testify for Supreme Court pick Video included

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After the hearing, the Judiciary panel is expected to vote in the next two weeks to recommend Neil Gorsuch favorably to the full Senate. 

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Major raids conducted after London attack; 7 arrested Video included

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Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.

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Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

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A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

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Plaquemine community remembers fallen deputy Shawn Anderson Video included

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One night before Sgt. Shawn Anderson will be laid to rest, the Plaquemine community came together Wednesday, pausing to remember the man behind the shattered badge.

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Texas contractor skips out on Baton Rouge home repairs Video included

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Several homeowners in the Baton Rouge area want residents to keep their eyes peeled for an out-of-town contractor. They say he swooped in, took their money, and left their homes in shambles.

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Walker PD Sgt. suspended over incident involving noose has resigned Video included

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A sergeant with the Walker Police Department has resigned after reportedly hanging a noose in the department’s squad room.

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Gov. orders flags at half staff to honor fallen deputy, Sgt. Shawn Anderson

Flags at the Louisiana State Police headquarters at half-staff. (Source: WAFB) Flags at the Louisiana State Police headquarters at half-staff. (Source: WAFB)

On Wednesday, March 22, Governor John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and State of Louisiana to be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings to honor Sgt. Shawn Anderson. 

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Cold Case: Mother begs for help to catch son's killer Video included

Tammy Johnson (Source: WAFB) Tammy Johnson (Source: WAFB)

The night of June 10, 2015 was a hot one in Baton Rouge, and a bloody one. Anthony Johnson, 23, was gunned down on his grandmother's porch on Plank Rd.

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Tip Times Thursday: NCAA Regional Semifinals

Following are the tip times for Thursday's Regional Semifinal games. 

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GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote Video included

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A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

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Programming Note: Basketball bounces Channel 9's newcast to WBXH

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When the NCAA basketball tournament hits the air during normal WAFB newscast hours, 9News bounces to WBXH.

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WW II vet, 94, wins $300,000 in Michigan lottery

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A World War II veteran says his frugal lifestyle will not change much after he won $300,000 in the Michigan lottery. 

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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town Video included

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Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin.

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Levi Milton Elementary School to pay respects to Sgt. Anderson during funeral procession

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Elementary school students and faculty are taking time out of their educational agendas to pay respects to a fallen law enforcement officer that is very near and dear to their hearts.

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Two men, one from Baton Rouge, arrested on child exploitation charges

Benjamin Darouse, 39, and Brandon Revelle, 25 (Source: Attorney General's office) Benjamin Darouse, 39, and Brandon Revelle, 25 (Source: Attorney General's office)

Two men from Louisiana have been arrested on child exploitation charges, reports the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. 

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LSUPD reminds community about app that connects you directly with police Video included

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There's an app available for everyone that can keep track of your every move, while also alerting police. 

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La. Senate panel blocks cut to mental health program for kids Video included

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A Senate committee blocked an effort by the Edwards administration to gut a state program that provides mental health services to thousands of children across the state.

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Baton Rouge General offers comprehensive heart screening event

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Baton Rouge General will be offering a special $25 Love Your Heart Day event to help people understand individual risk factors, and create personal prevention plans.

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Gov. Edwards launches Louisiana Housing Heroes Initiative

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Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the Louisiana Housing Heroes Initiative to help make affordable housing more readily available to hundreds of families and individuals who remain displaced due to last year’s severe flooding.

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Baton Rouge residents turn to spiritual healing Video included

Velma Alford, Lighten Up All Over (Source: WAFB) Velma Alford, Lighten Up All Over (Source: WAFB)
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From slain officers to devastating flooding, it’s been a rough year for Baton Rouge, and people are trying to find any way they can to deal with their emotions.

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BRCC to host local leader for Women's History Month celebration

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In honor of Women's History Month, Baton Rouge Community College's Office of Student Programs and Resources and Student Government Association will host local leader, Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson, as the keynote speaker for its Women's History Celebration.

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Donaldsonville man sentenced to 17 years for possession of 40g of heroin

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A Donaldsonville man has been sentenced for possession of heroin, the 23rd Judicial District Court reports.

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Marksville Trial Day 3: Several expert witnesses testify; prosecution rests Video included

In Marksville Wednesday, the prosecution just wrapped up its case against Derrick Stafford, who is accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy back in 2015.

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High speed chase over 100 mph ends in drug bust

Davante Woods, 20 (Source: EBRSO) Davante Woods, 20 (Source: EBRSO)
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A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been booked on numerous charges after leading an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy on a high speed chase.

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Mother, young daughter killed in separate accidents within hour Video included

Julia Yates Patterson and Libby Patterson (Source: Facebook) Julia Yates Patterson and Libby Patterson (Source: Facebook)
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Valley Head police confirm a mother and her young daughter were killed in separate vehicle wrecks Tuesday afternoon.

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LSP interim superintendent named following retirement of Col. Edmonson Video included

Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: LSP) Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: LSP)

Governor John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. 

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BRPD who crashed into median on I-12 undergoes second surgery Video included

A veteran law enforcement officer underwent a second surgery after he crashed his police vehicle while responding to a call.

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Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death of man found shot on side of road

Alphonse Reid, 35 (Source: TPSO) Alphonse Reid, 35 (Source: TPSO)

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found dead inside a vehicle on the side of the road back on March 15. 

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Saints sign Te'o; Lelito headed to Tennessee

The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Manti Te’o to a two-year contract on the same day offensive lineman Tim Lelito left for Tennessee.

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Parish President Matassa proclaims March as Flood Awareness Month

Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President) Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President)
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Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed the month of March as Flood Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.

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APSO seeks suspects in Bishop Woods shooting; 1 arrested

Tyrone Wenzy, 35 (Source: APSO) Tyrone Wenzy, 35 (Source: APSO)

One person has been arrested and five others are being sought in connection with a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, March 21 in Ascension Parish. 

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Florida man falls off Carnival cruise ship, search ongoing

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A cruise ship passenger is missing after falling overboard near Cuba early Wednesday morning.

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WANTED: Livingston officials seek woman for allegedly stealing more than $1K worth of clothing

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The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying and locating a woman they say stole over $1,000 worth of clothing from a store located off Juban Rd.

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Popular ATVs recalled for fire, burn hazard

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Polaris has recalled thousands of ATVs because of fire and burn hazards.

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LSU officially introduces Will Wade as new basketball coach Video included

LSU will officially introduce Will Wade as the university’s next men's basketball coach during a media event Wednesday.

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District 12 community meeting scheduled for residents

Barbara Freiberg (Source: Facebook) Barbara Freiberg (Source: Facebook)

Councilwoman Barbara Freiberg will host a District 12 community meeting on Tuesday, March 28. 

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YMCA on Old Hammond Hwy. reopens following August flooding

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The C.B. Pennington, Jr. YMCA has finally reopened after sustaining more than three feet of water during the August 2016 flooding. 

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Funeral for slain deputy to be held Thursday, procession route released Video included

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The funeral for a slain deputy will be held Thursday, officials say.

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What's coming, going on Netflix in April

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The Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, Disney's The BFG and a third season of Dawn of the Croods are some of the family-friendly titles coming to Netflix in April.

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Dechia Gerald, widow of fallen officer Matthew Gerald, gives birth to baby boy Video included

Dechia Gerald with newborn son, Falyn (Source: WAFB) Dechia Gerald with newborn son, Falyn (Source: WAFB)
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Heaven sure seemed a little closer with the birth of fallen officer Matthew Gerald's brand new baby boy.

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14-year-old pleads guilty to robbing, killing 91-year-old woman

Donzell Hogan, 16 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Donzell Hogan, 16 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A 14-year-old has pleaded guilty robbing and stabbing a 91-year-old Bossier City woman in 2015.

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Over 7K plants available at annual Master Gardener sale Video included

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association is hosting its 20th annual plant sale on Saturday, March 25.   

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Man arrested for 4 counts of sexual abuse imagesĀ involvingĀ children

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly being in possession of child pornography.   

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Security officer arrested for alleged sexual relationship with teen

A 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. 

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Boy befriends dog with same skin disorder Video included

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The boy’s mother says the dog has helped her son find confidence in himself.

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LSP: Man accused of killing deputy dies in hospital Video included

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The man accused of killing a deputy has died following being shot on Saturday, March 18.

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