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Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line Video included

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

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Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly

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An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot. More>>

Personal data may have been compromised after LSU employee's laptop stolen Video included

LSU campus (Source: WAFB) LSU campus (Source: WAFB)

LSU is in the process of sending letters to 5,500 people whose personal information may have been compromised after a university-owned laptop was stolen from an employee of the school.

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FOUND: Missing Albany toddler found safe Video included

Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office confirm the missing toddler was found safe Friday afternoon.

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NFL fines Sean Payton for running onto field in Atlanta

Coach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.com Coach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.com

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was fined $10,000 by the NFl for running onto the field during the Atlanta Falcons game on Dec. 7., a source told NFL.com.

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MISSING: Family looking for elderly man with early stages of dementia Video included

Lee Chambers, 67 (Source: Baker Police Department) Lee Chambers, 67 (Source: Baker Police Department)

The Baker Police Department is seeking the public's help finding a missing man who may be suffering from the beginning stages of dementia.

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Seven arrested in online prostitution sting, police say Video included

(L to R): Kenisha Harris, Leah Lee, Jahnai Wilson, Brittany Allen, Tameka Bess, Alyssa Champagne, Dmarcus Brown (Source: EBRSO) (L to R): Kenisha Harris, Leah Lee, Jahnai Wilson, Brittany Allen, Tameka Bess, Alyssa Champagne, Dmarcus Brown (Source: EBRSO)

Six women and a Baton Rouge man have been arrested after a prostitution sting conducted through the website backpage.com, according to the probable cause report. Authorities have in custody Tameka Bess, Kenisha Harris, Leah Lee, Jahnai Wilson, Brittany Allen, and Dmarcus Brown on various charges after an undercover prostitution and human trafficking operation in East Baton Rouge on December 12. The operation, conducted by Louisiana State Police Speical Victim's U...

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VIDEO: Mom recovering from addiction gets new car, custody of her children Video included

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 A heartwarming video shows the moment a mother of three received a car as an early Christmas present for her family.

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White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

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The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter? Video included

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"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

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US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

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Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest.

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Holiday Guide: Local events, deals, donation drives

It's time to give thanks and celebrate another holiday season. 

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Federal agents warn of hidden dangers of knockoff products Video included

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It's the season to get great prices on hot gift items, but U.S. Homeland Security agents warn it's also a popular time for counterfeiters, and the items they sell could come with some hidden dangers.

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Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill Video included

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Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.

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New freshman high school opens in Gonzales Video included

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Friday was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new East Ascension Freshman Academy.

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Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix Video included

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Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.

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Salvation Army gives toys to nearly 5,000 kids in need this holiday season Video included

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In one of the largest efforts to date, the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge began distributing toys to nearly 5,000 needy kids Friday.

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Southern Weekend: Joe Ley's Antiques is a must-see in Louisville, KY

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Joe Ley is a Louisville, KY, character with a bushy mustache, a long, gray ponytail, and an antique store you don't want to miss.

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After chilly weekend, warmer than normal week expected

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After a cool Friday and Saturday, it looks like we will roll into a run of warmer than normal weather beginning on Sunday and extending through the week, with good rain chances throughout most of the work week too.

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Santa comes early for kids at Crestworth Elementary Video included

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Santa paid a special visit to some students in Baton Rouge Friday, and brought some of the early Christmas spirit with him.

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Rainbow trout now available to fish at 5 BREC parks Video included

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It’s that time of year again. BREC has stocked a few of its ponds with over 2,000 pounds of beautiful adult rainbow trout, just in time for the holidays.

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LSU, SU hold fall commencement ceremonies

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Louisiana State University and Southern University both held commencement ceremonies Friday.

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DOTD announces changes to frustrating Walker roundabout

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced some changes on the way for the roundabout south of I-12 in Walker.

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Autopsy results show kidnapped Shreveport woman and alleged abductor drowned Video included

The autopsy results for a man and a woman found in a St. Landry lake shows that they both drowned, according to the public information officer for St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Major Eddie Thibodeaux. (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office) The autopsy results for a man and a woman found in a St. Landry lake shows that they both drowned, according to the public information officer for St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Major Eddie Thibodeaux. (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office)
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The autopsy results for a man and a woman found in a St. Landry lake shows that they both drowned, according to the public information officer for St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Major Eddie Thibodeaux.

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LPSO makes 4-year-old honorary deputy for help with Christmas Crusade Video included

Levi meeting Sheriff Jason Ard (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office) Levi meeting Sheriff Jason Ard (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office made 4-year-old Levi an honorary sheriff’s deputy on Friday.

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Drunk driver sentenced for 3rd DWI after driving 80+ mph in wrong lane

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A man from Belle Rose has been sentenced for his third DWI charge after driving more than 80 mph going the wrong way on Highway 1000 in Belle Rose.

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Former La. Gov. Kathleen Blanco speaks at UL Lafayette graduation Video included

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Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco will be speaking at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's fall commencement after her first cancer treatment in Philadelphia.

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Omarosa's departure highlights lack of White House diversity Video included

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the White House is shining a light on Trump's diversity problem. More>>

Your Turn: La. Legislative Auditor report on former LSP superintendent Mike Edmonson Video included

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This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Cathy Smith. Smith and many others went to our Facebook page to comment on the state auditor’s investigation of former State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Health insurance deadline

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

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The kids are all right: 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017

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Oxford Dictionaries is recognizing the power of the millennial generation with its 2017 word of the year: youthquake.

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Goodbye, AOL Instant Messenger

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AOL Instant Messenger is finally a thing of the past.

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Despite warnings, many still microwave plastic food containers Video included

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Despite the warnings, many still chose to heat up their food in plastic containers inside the microwave.

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Strong second half propels SU to 68-50 win over FAMU

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outhern University's defense came alive in the second half, holding Florida A&M University to 30 percent shooting and nine turnovers resulting in 19 points off of those second-half turnovers to defeat FAMU 68-50 Thursday night at the Clifford Seymour Gym.

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Exploding decoy box scares package thieves away Video included

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The device's inventor started booby-trapping empty boxes using shotgun blanks and fishing wire after he caught thieves on his surveillance camera stealing multiple deliveries from his front porch.

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CDC: Flu activity high in Louisiana Video included

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The latest data from the CDC shows Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina have some most active and most widespread flu activity in the nation.

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VIDEO: Non-profit releases another video about gun violence in schools for 5-year anniversary of Sandy Hook

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Sandy Hook Promise has released another video, entitled Tomorrow's News, to help bring awareness to the issue of gun violence in schools.

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La. Legislative Auditor releases report on former LSP superintendent Mike Edmonson Video included

Col. Mike Edmonson (Source: WAFB) Col. Mike Edmonson (Source: WAFB)

The former head of state police may have broken state law on several occasions during his time as the state’s top cop, according to a new report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Officials trying to identify Jane Doe killed in Breaux Bridge back in 1981 Video included

Jane Doe (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Jane Doe (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)

Officials are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who died in 1981 in Breaux Bridge after being hit by a car on I-10.

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Student charged with terrorism after posting image of himself holding gun on Snapchat Video included

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A student is being charged with terrorism after posting a threatening image of himself holding a firearm to Snapchat.

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BRPD: Man, woman shot during robbery attempt while trying to sell smartphone Video included

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Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported it happened on South Boulevard near Highland Road around 8:45 a.m. 

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GUILTY: Man accused of stuffing fiancee's molester in barrel Video included

Jace Crehan (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Jace Crehan (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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The jury has found a man guilty after he was accused of killing another man and stuffing his body into a drum two years ago.

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The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits Video included

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The Latest: Clyburn blasts FCC net neutrality repeal. More>>

WANTED: Man accused of shooting someone in the head Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a man accused of shooting someone in November. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Kentron Smith, 30, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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5 years ago, Sandy Hook school shooting shocked US Video included

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The 26 victims ranged in age from 6 to 56 years old.

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