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GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle

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House Republicans are gathering Tuesday to discuss their agenda, their first meeting since a vote for the GOP health care bill was suddenly abandoned last Friday.

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Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

FILE: Donald Trump hands a pen to Rep. Bill Huizenga, after signing House Joint Resolution 41 in the Oval Office of the White House i Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) FILE: Donald Trump hands a pen to Rep. Bill Huizenga, after signing House Joint Resolution 41 in the Oval Office of the White House i Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than half-a-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming.

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House just north of Zachary destroyed by fire Video included

House fire on Lemon Rd. (Source: WAFB) House fire on Lemon Rd. (Source: WAFB)

Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire just north of Zachary Monday evening. 

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2 facing multiple charges after 65 dogs, 16 birds found in deplorable conditions Video included

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Dothan police have arrested two people on multiple charges of aggravated animal cruelty Friday.

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Boy stands at attention in uniform to honor Lt. Anderson during procession Video included

Samuel Sanchez, 5 (Source: WAFB) Samuel Sanchez, 5 (Source: WAFB)

As Lt. Shawn Anderson's funeral procession made its way to the burial site, hundreds of people lined the streets, including fellow law enforcement members, men, women, and children. For one little boy, going to the procession meant honoring the fallen deputy the best he could for the sacrifice he made.

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Police: Man stabbed by beggar at College Dr. gas station Video included

A Livingston Parish man is hospitalized with serious injuries after witnesses say he was stabbed by a man begging for money at a gas station on College Dr. in Baton Rouge.

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Geismar man arrested in Sunday night stabbing that left one in critical condition Video included

Robert Gonzalez, 29 (Source: APSO) Robert Gonzalez, 29 (Source: APSO)

A man from Geismar has been arrested following a reported argument on Sunday night that left one man in critical condition following an alleged stabbing. 

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34 Montgomery students, 2 adults busted at FL spring break parties Video included

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The Walton County, Florida Sheriff's Office has arrested two chaperones and 21 students from two Montgomery private schools following two separate open house party incidents Wednesday and Thursday nights.

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Shelter seeks public's help to meet expansion goal Video included

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A Baton Rouge shelter is all set to expand. City leaders and St. Vincent De Paul staff broke ground on a new wing of the Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams shelter Monday but they need the public’s help to make the project a reality.

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American Idol contestant to release debut album Video included

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Although she didn't take home the title of American Idol last spring, she has gained a contract with Motown Records. 

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Non-stop New Orleans to London flights expected to boost economy Video included

The first trans-Atlantic commercial flight out of Louis Armstrong International Airport since 1982 takes off this evening as business leaders make a big bet on the Brits.  

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Ascension honors 2016-17 Teachers and Principals of the Year

2016-17 Teachers of the Year (Source: Ascension Parish School Board) 2016-17 Teachers of the Year (Source: Ascension Parish School Board)
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The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

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Governor's business tax reform idea inspires questions across political spectrum

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A tax proposal released by the Edwards administration ahead of this year’s session has people across the political spectrum scratching their heads.

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Balance the state's budget in 14 minutes

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

You’re mayor for a day. How would you spend the city’s tax dollars? An economic development organization has put up a website that allows visitors to attempt to balance the state budget.

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NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

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NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday.

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H&R Block says what to shred, discard, or keep for free shred event

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Three million Americans annually report tax identity theft and the IRS has paid out an estimated $5 billion in fraudulent returns for a single year. While cyber attacks pose a major threat, not all attackers are found online.

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Several improvements announced for major highways in Ascension Parish Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Traffic can translate into frustrating delays in the Baton Rouge metro almost any day of the week, but the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has approved plans for several improvements at major intersections in Ascension Parish.

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UPDATE: E. Feliciana fire investigation ruled arson-suicide Video included

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After a week-long investigation of the residential structure fire that claimed a man's life on March 18, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office have ruled the fire to have been intentionally set as part of a suicide plot.

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High schoolers get new CPR equipment; now requirement for graduation Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

High school students in East Baton Rouge Parish will receive new CPR training equipment. 

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Experts give the top 5 ways to make your allergies worse

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Have you been sneezing, sniffling, coughing a little earlier this year than normal? 

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Sensory Sensitive Sundays supports special needs children at Chuck E. Cheese

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Families who have children with autism and other special needs will now be able to enjoy Sunday mornings specifically catered to them.

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La. residents in support of some tax hikes, but not others Video included

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Most people don’t openly talk about how they'd like to see higher taxes. In fact, it's usually the opposite, but a new survey shows for the most part, people in Louisiana support raising taxes... in a way. 

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Community cleanup day to be held in Zion City, surrounding areas

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Following a parish-wide cleanup effort by the office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Great American Cleanup, Councilwoman Erika Green and the Zion City Planning Committee will host “Meet Your Neighbor Day” Saturday, April 1.

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SLU mascot to undergo redesign based on online vote

Choices for the redesign of SLU's mascot, Roomie (Source: SLU) Choices for the redesign of SLU's mascot, Roomie (Source: SLU)

Southeastern Louisiana University's mascot, a lion named Roomie, will undergo a redesign based on an online vote by students, faculty, staff, and fans of the school.

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Endymion crash suspect to stay in East Carroll Parish prison Video included

The driver of the truck that plowed into an Endymion parade crowd will remain in an East Carroll Parish prison.

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Post Flood Insurance Seminar to be held on April 4

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The housing market and insurance can be a tricky thing, especially after something as devastating as the August 2016 floods. Councilwoman Erika L. Green will be hosting a Post Flood Insurance Seminar focusing on selling or buying gutted homes, and legal remedies for insurance issues.

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Man arrested after allegedly forcefully taking items from elderly man in grocery store

Ryan Vaugn, 33 (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office) Ryan Vaugn, 33 (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Pierre Part man has been arrested after Assumption Parish officials say he was forcefully taking items from an elderly man in a grocery store. 

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Lt. Shawn Anderson Memorial Fund established following shooting death of deputy

Lt. Shawn Anderson served with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office since 1999. (Source: EBRSO) Lt. Shawn Anderson served with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office since 1999. (Source: EBRSO)

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has established the Lt. Shawn Anderson Memorial Fund following the deputy's tragic shooting death on March 18. 

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Crowded escalator reverses, sends shoppers tumbling Video included

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Eighteen people were injured in Hong Kong when the escalator at Mong Kok's Langham Place switched direction from up to down. One man suffered a head injury and was in serious condition.

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Matthew, Otto retired from list of Atlantic storm names

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday that the names Matthew and Otto would be retired from use as storm names during the Atlantic hurricane season.

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'Suspicious man' arrested after escaping from deputies during arrest

A Baton Rouge man is behind bars in Ascension Parish on a handful of charges after he was caught "hanging around abandoned homes."   

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle outside truck stop in Plaquemine

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A pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Plaquemine, officials confirm. 

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20-year-old driver dies after early morning crash on Burbank

One person died early Monday morning after crashing on Burbank Drive, officials report.  

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Weekend marred by string of deadly crashes across La.

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Troopers with the Louisiana State Police investigated 10 fatal crashes across Louisiana over the weekend and they say most of the fatalities could have been avoided.  

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Woman accused in fatal Causeway Bridge accident bonds out of jail

Olivia Matte, 26 (Source: JPSO) Olivia Matte, 26 (Source: JPSO)

Olivia Matte, the woman who was accused of killing a man and injuring another in a violent crash on the Causeway Bridge, bonded out of jail on Friday.

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Man faces second-degree rape charge

Jean Paul Walston, 23 (Source: WAFB) Jean Paul Walston, 23 (Source: WAFB)
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A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his car five months ago has been arrested by authorities. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported deputies contacted a woman at a hospital who told them Jean Paul Walston, 23, of Geismar, raped her.

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Attorneys and family comment on Derrick Stafford manslaughter conviction in 6-year-old's death Video included

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Derrick Stafford was convicted Friday night of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in Marksville following a long week of testimony. Attorneys for the state and for Stafford, as well as the 33-year-old's family members, spoke with the media shortly after the verdict.

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Head-on collision leaves 3 dead, including infant Video included

LA 10 near Greensburg, LA (Source: WAFB) LA 10 near Greensburg, LA (Source: WAFB)
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Three people were killed, including a three-month-old, in a head-on collision Friday night. Two other minors were injured in the crash.

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4-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police) File Photo (Source: Louisiana State Police)
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A man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in West Feliciana Parish on Friday. Louisiana State Police identified the victim as Michael Bilowich, 69, of St. Francisville.

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Marksville Trial: Derrick Stafford found guilty of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter Video included

Derrick Stafford arrives for trial on Friday, March 24 (Source: WAFB) Derrick Stafford arrives for trial on Friday, March 24 (Source: WAFB)
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The jury in the Derrick Stafford murder trial in Marksville has reached a verdict in the shooting death of a young boy and injuring of his father. Jurors found Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.

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The attorney for driver who allegedly rammed Endymion crowd wants client held in Orleans Parish Video included

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The attorney for the man arrested for allegedly ramming his truck into a crowd watching Endymion is launching a court fight to have him brought back to New Orleans. 

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