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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints vs Cardinals

    After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs Cardinals

    The Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

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    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Be prepared for afternoon rain this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Be prepared for afternoon rain this weekend

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:17:26 GMT

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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  • The Station sports bar ditches plastic straws; LSU oceanographer applauds move

    The Station sports bar ditches plastic straws; LSU oceanographer applauds move

    The Station sports bar in Baton Rouge switched to 100% biodegradable straws. (Source: WAFB)The Station sports bar in Baton Rouge switched to 100% biodegradable straws. (Source: WAFB)

    A Baton Rouge bar believes it's the first in the city to switch from plastic straws to a 100% biodegradable option. The Station sports bar joins a growing movement across the country as companies and governments adopt anti-plastic policies, and oceanographers at LSU say it's long overdue.

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    A Baton Rouge bar believes it's the first in the city to switch from plastic straws to a 100% biodegradable option. The Station sports bar joins a growing movement across the country as companies and governments adopt anti-plastic policies, and oceanographers at LSU say it's long overdue.

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  • Friday night shooting in Harvey leaves woman injured

    Friday night shooting in Harvey leaves woman injured

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8
    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Harvey Friday night. 

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    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Harvey Friday night. 

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  • UPDATE: All lanes now open after crash involving 2 overturned 18-wheelers shuts down large section of I-10

    UPDATE: All lanes now open after crash involving 2 overturned 18-wheelers shuts down large section of I-10

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:11:14 GMT

    I-10 West is closed from just past Baton Rouge to Henderson due to a crash involving two 18-wheelers. Louisiana State Police Troop A reported the Henderson Police Department is investigating the crash.

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    I-10 West is closed from just past Baton Rouge to Henderson due to a crash involving two 18-wheelers. Louisiana State Police Troop A reported the Henderson Police Department is investigating the crash.

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  • Saints fans celebrate first preseason home game

    Saints fans celebrate first preseason home game

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo
    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    The Black and Gold might have lost the game but, for Saints fans, the most exciting part of the day was getting back into the Superdome.

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    The Black and Gold might have lost the game but, for Saints fans, the most exciting part of the day was getting back into the Superdome.

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  • Former back up singer reflects on passing of the 'Queen of Soul'

    Former back up singer reflects on passing of the 'Queen of Soul'

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:01:04 GMT
    Shreveport resident Estelle Brown, a former member of the R&B group The Sweet Inspirations reflects on her time as a back up singer to Aretha Franklin. (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)Shreveport resident Estelle Brown, a former member of the R&B group The Sweet Inspirations reflects on her time as a back up singer to Aretha Franklin. (Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA)

    As the world mourns the loss this week of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, those who knew her best are reflecting on her legacy. That includes one of her back up singers how now lives in Shreveport. 

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    As the world mourns the loss this week of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, those who knew her best are reflecting on her legacy. That includes one of her back up singers how now lives in Shreveport. 

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  • Man killed in Metairie shooting

    Man killed in Metairie shooting

    Source: RNNSource: RNN

    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after a shooting in Metairie Friday night. 

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    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after a shooting in Metairie Friday night. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Josh Gray

    Sports Person of the Week - Josh Gray

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:19:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Lake Charles native Josh Gray had a winding road to the NBA with stops at Washington-Marion, Texas Tech, Odessa College, LSU and the G-League. Last season, he reached his lifelong goal playing in five games with the Phoenix Suns. "It was a dream come true and there were many nights after those games I would go back to my house and I would cry tears of joy because of the route I took and how hard it was for me to finally get on an NBA floor," said Gr...More >>
    Lake Charles native Josh Gray had a winding road to the NBA with stops at Washington-Marion, Texas Tech, Odessa College, LSU and the G-League. Last season, he reached his lifelong goal playing in five games with the Phoenix Suns. "It was a dream come true and there were many nights after those games I would go back to my house and I would cry tears of joy because of the route I took and how hard it was for me to finally get on an NBA floor," said Gr...More >>
  • All lanes cleared following vehicle fire on Cross Lake Bridge

    All lanes cleared following vehicle fire on Cross Lake Bridge

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:08:00 GMT
    (Source: LADOTD Traffic Cams)(Source: LADOTD Traffic Cams)

    Crews are working to extinguish a vehicle that has caught fire on Friday afternoon on Shreveport's Cross Lake Bridge.

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    Crews are working to extinguish a vehicle that has caught fire on Friday afternoon on Shreveport's Cross Lake Bridge.

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  • I-20 cleared after multiple wrecks cleared

    SPD: 10 vehicles involved in wrecks on Interstate 20 east

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:02:16 GMT

    Two lanes of traffic are blocked on Interstate 20 on Friday afternoon following a wreck.

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    Two lanes of traffic are blocked on Interstate 20 on Friday afternoon following a wreck.

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  • Former Jefferson Parish president reveals what he thinks is causing landfill odor

    Former Jefferson Parish president reveals what he thinks is causing landfill odor

    (FOX 8 Photo)(FOX 8 Photo)

    We will soon learn more about the Jefferson Parish landfill that some say is causing a bad odor.

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    We will soon learn more about the Jefferson Parish landfill that some say is causing a bad odor.

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  • CPSO deputy leads missing mare, foal back home

    CPSO deputy leads missing mare, foal back home

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:44:19 GMT
    (Source: Pamela Stapleton Purgerson)(Source: Pamela Stapleton Purgerson)

    A mare and her foal are safe after a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputy home on Friday morning.

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    A mare and her foal are safe after a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputy home on Friday morning.

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  • Veteran sues New Orleans VA Office saying his rights violated concerning benefits

    Veteran sues New Orleans VA Office saying his rights violated concerning benefits

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:02:04 GMT

    George Jackson is a navy combat veteran from the Vietnam war.  he's bedridden since a fall fourteen years ago... "I cannot walk around.  I can feed myself, and basically that's the extent of what I can do.  I can brush my teeth.  Other than that I get help from my wife to do everything else that I need to do." Jackson explains, his disability became so  severe because of injuries  stemming from his SERVICE. "I didn't have the problem befo...

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    George Jackson is a navy combat veteran from the Vietnam war.  he's bedridden since a fall fourteen years ago... "I cannot walk around.  I can feed myself, and basically that's the extent of what I can do.  I can brush my teeth.  Other than that I get help from my wife to do everything else that I need to do." Jackson explains, his disability became so  severe because of injuries  stemming from his SERVICE. "I didn't have the problem befo...

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  • Free dodgeball tournament featuring Boo Milton & Friends

    Free dodgeball tournament featuring Boo Milton & Friends

    Source: Boo MiltonSource: Boo Milton
    Source: Boo MiltonSource: Boo Milton

    A charity dodgeball event happening this weekend will bring together community leaders, media personalities, and even a former Disney actor.  

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    A charity dodgeball event happening this weekend will bring together community leaders, media personalities, and even a former Disney actor.  

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  • Law Enforcement pushes technology they hope will make city safer

    Law Enforcement pushes technology they hope will make city safer

    You might have seen new scanning devices while driving around parts of Baton Rouge, but they are not the typical traffic camera.

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    You might have seen new scanning devices while driving around parts of Baton Rouge, but they are not the typical traffic camera.

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  • BREAKING

    Man shot in arm, wrecks into Shreveport business

    Man shot in arm, wrecks into Shreveport business

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:12:22 GMT
    one injured in shooting. (Source: KSLA News 12)one injured in shooting. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Police are investigating after a man crashed his car after being shot.

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    Police are investigating after a man crashed his car after being shot.

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  • WBR parish president worried about future of La 1 Intracoastal bridge's future

    WBR parish president worried about future of La 1 Intracoastal bridge's future

    The Intracoastal bridge has become a major concern for the West Baton Rouge Parish President, Riley "PeeWee" Berthelot.

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    The Intracoastal bridge has become a major concern for the West Baton Rouge Parish President, Riley "PeeWee" Berthelot.

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  • Lake Charles native Josh Gray signs 'lucrative' deal with Korean team

    Lake Charles native Josh Gray signs 'lucrative' deal with Korean team

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:54:11 GMT
    (Source: NAZ Suns)(Source: NAZ Suns)

    Lake Charles native Josh Gray has signed a one-year guaranteed deal with the Changwon LG Sakers. Gray said that he is forgoing multiple NBA camp invites to play overseas. "[The NBA offers] weren’t guaranteed enough for me. When this Korean team offered me this contract, it was guaranteed and it was secure," said Gray. "That’s what I need in my life right now." Gray's spot on the Sakers opened up because of an oversight by former Pe...

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    Lake Charles native Josh Gray has signed a one-year guaranteed deal with the Changwon LG Sakers. Gray said that he is forgoing multiple NBA camp invites to play overseas. "[The NBA offers] weren’t guaranteed enough for me. When this Korean team offered me this contract, it was guaranteed and it was secure," said Gray. "That’s what I need in my life right now." Gray's spot on the Sakers opened up because of an oversight by former Pe...

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  • Too much crime, say people living at Lake Charles apartment complex

    Too much crime, say people living at Lake Charles apartment complex

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:50:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    People who live inside the Place Vendome apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday night say the violence must stop. "They're always talking about guns back here, they're always talking about something crazy," said residents Ashley & Ivy Lee. "Normally stuff like this is just shots..random people playing around just doing stuff like that, this is one where somebody actually got hurt and someone we know," said Ashley. Right now few detail...

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    People who live inside the Place Vendome apartment complex where a man was shot Thursday night say the violence must stop. "They're always talking about guns back here, they're always talking about something crazy," said residents Ashley & Ivy Lee. "Normally stuff like this is just shots..random people playing around just doing stuff like that, this is one where somebody actually got hurt and someone we know," said Ashley. Right now few detail...

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  • BREAKING NEWS

    Police investigating after man found shot in alley

    Police investigating after man found shot in alley

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:26:34 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    Police are investigating after a man was found shot in an alley Friday morning in Shreveport. It happened around 8 a.m. in the 600 block of Airport Drive, near Simms Street and N. LaSalle. 

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    Police are investigating after a man was found shot in an alley Friday morning in Shreveport. It happened around 8 a.m. in the 600 block of Airport Drive, near Simms Street and N. LaSalle. 

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  • St Tammany EOC Director goes for record at Salt Flats

    St Tammany EOC Director goes for record at Salt Flats

    One of the area’s most experienced emergency operations chiefs is just back from Utah where he attempted to break a car racing class speed  record. 

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    One of the area’s most experienced emergency operations chiefs is just back from Utah where he attempted to break a car racing class speed  record. 

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  • Man arrested after reportedly trying to run over police officer

    Man arrested after reportedly trying to run over police officer

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:06:52 GMT
    Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dane Merril Darbonne Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A Lake Charles man has been apprehended after reportedly trying to strike a police officer with his car, according to Lt. Harrell with the Lake Charles Police Department. The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a weapons complaint at Suffolk Manor apartments the morning of Aug. 11, said Harrell. Officers were advised that a male was walking around the complex with a weapon and had threatened the caller. When officers arrived, the subject was fleeing the location in a wh...

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    A Lake Charles man has been apprehended after reportedly trying to strike a police officer with his car, according to Lt. Harrell with the Lake Charles Police Department. The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a weapons complaint at Suffolk Manor apartments the morning of Aug. 11, said Harrell. Officers were advised that a male was walking around the complex with a weapon and had threatened the caller. When officers arrived, the subject was fleeing the location in a wh...

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  • Police release images of forgery suspects

    Police release images of forgery suspects

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:01:35 GMT
    Police looking for suspects in forgery case (Source: LCPD)Police looking for suspects in forgery case (Source: LCPD)
    Police looking for suspects in forgery case (Source: LCPD)Police looking for suspects in forgery case (Source: LCPD)

    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating multiple forged checks that have been cashed at various local businesses in the Lake Charles area. Police are requesting the public's help with this ongoing investigation. Lt. Richard Harrell asks that if you can identify the suspects or have any information regarding the case to please contact Detective Larry Newingham or Detective Colby Thompson at 337-491-1456. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating multiple forged checks that have been cashed at various local businesses in the Lake Charles area. Police are requesting the public's help with this ongoing investigation. Lt. Richard Harrell asks that if you can identify the suspects or have any information regarding the case to please contact Detective Larry Newingham or Detective Colby Thompson at 337-491-1456. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • VPSO searching for suspect in firearms burglary in New Llano

    VPSO searching for suspect in firearms burglary in New Llano

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:57:38 GMT
    VPSO says the suspect took multiple firearms. (Source: KPLC)VPSO says the suspect took multiple firearms. (Source: KPLC)
    VPSO says the suspect took multiple firearms. (Source: KPLC)VPSO says the suspect took multiple firearms. (Source: KPLC)

    Police are searching for the suspect involved in a theft on Stanton Street in New Llano, according to a post on the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page.  VPSO investigated an early afternoon burglary at a residence on August 12, according to the post. Numerous firearms were stolen, as well as a tan 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, licence plate number MAG 251. The vehicle's front bumper is faded.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact VPSO at 337-23...

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    Police are searching for the suspect involved in a theft on Stanton Street in New Llano, according to a post on the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page.  VPSO investigated an early afternoon burglary at a residence on August 12, according to the post. Numerous firearms were stolen, as well as a tan 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis, licence plate number MAG 251. The vehicle's front bumper is faded.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact VPSO at 337-23...

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  • Jeff Davis Parish bus driver celebrates 45th first day of school

    Jeff Davis Parish bus driver celebrates 45th first day of school

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:51:34 GMT

    We all know the first day of school is special, but when it's your 45th first day of school, that calls for celebration. Peter Leblanc has been driving students to Hathaway High School for 45 years; the same route his father had before him for over 38 years. "My dad was a bus driver for 38 and a half years. The guy that I was working for was working part time and he was on the school board and when my dad decided to retire, he asked me if I would like to fill that position, and...

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    We all know the first day of school is special, but when it's your 45th first day of school, that calls for celebration. Peter Leblanc has been driving students to Hathaway High School for 45 years; the same route his father had before him for over 38 years. "My dad was a bus driver for 38 and a half years. The guy that I was working for was working part time and he was on the school board and when my dad decided to retire, he asked me if I would like to fill that position, and...

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  • Pay raises announced for Louisiana State University faculty and staff

    Pay raises announced for Louisiana State University faculty and staff

    Officials at Louisiana State University announced faculty and staff would be receiving pay raises in an email sent on behalf of university president F. King Alexander on Friday afternoon. In the email, Alexander credits the university's ability to give raises to a successful end to the turbulent and extended legislative sessions of 2018, in which lawmakers were able to avoid deep cuts to funding for higher education. Alexander goes on to credit a robust enrollment...

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    Officials at Louisiana State University announced faculty and staff would be receiving pay raises in an email sent on behalf of university president F. King Alexander on Friday afternoon. In the email, Alexander credits the university's ability to give raises to a successful end to the turbulent and extended legislative sessions of 2018, in which lawmakers were able to avoid deep cuts to funding for higher education. Alexander goes on to credit a robust enrollment...

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise tours giant flood protection structure protecting Orleans & Jefferson parishes

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise tours giant flood protection structure protecting Orleans & Jefferson parishes

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo
    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    As we move deeper into the Atlantic Hurricane Season, U.S. House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise got to see up close one of the new permanent flood protection structures for the area. 

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    As we move deeper into the Atlantic Hurricane Season, U.S. House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise got to see up close one of the new permanent flood protection structures for the area. 

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  • Saints fans gear up for first pre-season home game

    Saints fans gear up for first pre-season home game

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo
    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    Some Saints fans did some last minute shopping to make sure they're ready for Friday's big game.  

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    Some Saints fans did some last minute shopping to make sure they're ready for Friday's big game.  

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  • Rainy Saturday morning across much of the Coast

    Rainy Saturday morning across much of the Coast

    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-08-18 12:24:01 GMT
    A rainy start to the day on Saturday across the Coast. Be careful on wet roads if you're headed out. (Source: WLOX)A rainy start to the day on Saturday across the Coast. Be careful on wet roads if you're headed out. (Source: WLOX)

    Early-morning storms are leaving the roads wet across South Mississippi as people wake up Saturday morning. 

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    Early-morning storms are leaving the roads wet across South Mississippi as people wake up Saturday morning. 

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  • Sports betting may have a positive affect on Mississippi overall

    Sports betting may have a positive affect on Mississippi overall

    Saturday, August 18 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-08-18 11:50:39 GMT
    Sports betting could have a positive effect on South Mississippi and the casino industry, say officials. (Source: WLOX)Sports betting could have a positive effect on South Mississippi and the casino industry, say officials. (Source: WLOX)
    The sports book at the Hard Rock is officially open (source: WLOX)The sports book at the Hard Rock is officially open (source: WLOX)

    State gaming officials believe that sports betting will have a positive effect on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, turning it into a hub of activity for major sporting events.

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    State gaming officials believe that sports betting will have a positive effect on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, turning it into a hub of activity for major sporting events.

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  • Wayne County holds on for 10-6 victory over West Jones

    Wayne County holds on for 10-6 victory over West Jones

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-18 06:29:28 GMT
    Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 in Soso. (Photo source: WDAM)Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 in Soso. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 in Soso. (Photo source: WDAM)Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 in Soso. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 at Mustang Field in Soso.

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    Wayne County defeated West Jones 10-6 at Mustang Field in Soso.

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