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Crews battle major blaze at recycling center in Prairieville

Firefighters are on the scene of a major blaze at a recycling center in Prairieville. 

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Bush ready to leave intensive care, wife Barbara goes home

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Doctors say Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital Monday More>>

Audit finds former Angola warden used public money and prison workers on his personal homes Video included

Burl Cain (Source: WAFB) Burl Cain (Source: WAFB)
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According to a new audit, Angola's former warden may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds on his personal homes.

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16-year-old girl, older brother killed Sunday identified by family members

Monica Bates (Source: Family) Monica Bates (Source: Family)

A 16-year-old girl was killed. 

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Louisiana issues 'standing order' to make overdose drug available to the public

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

An overdose drug is now available to the public without a prescription from a doctor.   

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BP announces start of major expansion in the Gulf of Mexico

Thunder Horse is among the largest offshore platforms in the world

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3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing Video included

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Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster More>>

Cassidy, Collins introduce Obamacare replacement bill Video included

(Source: Bill Cassidy) (Source: Bill Cassidy)
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US Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, is one of the driving forces behind a potential replacement for Obamacare. Cassidy and US Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Patient Freedom Act on Monday.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Fire closes Post Office Rd. east of Airline Hwy. in Prairieville

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Traffic alerts for Monday, January 23.

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One child killed, another injured when driver crashes into a house

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A driver crashed into a house in Houma killing one child and injuring another, Houma police said. The accident happened just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Woodwind Drive. During the investigation, Houma police received a call from the 200 block of Wimberley Way reporting a man in the middle of the road sitting in a vehicle described as a tan colored SUV. The man, identified as William W. Holden, 60, was complaining that he was suffering from an undetermined medica... More>>

LSU ranked No. 4 in preseason baseball poll

LSU will start the 2017 baseball season with another preseason top 5 ranking.  

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Back to the beginning for case against man accused of 2011 beating death of SU student

Criminal proceedings have restarted for a man accused of beating a Southern University student to death in 2011. 

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Man fights for his life after stabbing at convenience store, 2 arrested Video included

Jeremy Griner and Jennifer Burton (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office) Jeremy Griner and Jennifer Burton (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
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Investigators said two people were arrested in connection with a stabbing at a convenience store that sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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9th Restaurant Week Baton Rouge gets underway

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The ninth Restaurant Week Baton Rouge is here. The event runs January 23 through January 28 and will showcase more than 50 of the best dining establishments in the city.

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Funeral arrangements for officer Michael Louviere announced

Michael Louviere (Source: family) Michael Louviere (Source: family)

The funeral arrangements for fallen Westwego Police officer Michael Louviere have been announced. 

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New list of 25 worst passwords released Video included

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If you're using one of these passwords, change it now

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Trump signs executive orders, targets TPP and federal hiring Video included

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One of the executive orders announced an intention from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a second announced a federal government hiring freeze and a third cut off funding for international groups that perform abortions, according to media reports.

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94-year-old WWII veteran honored, recovering from assault Video included

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The mother of three and grandmother of six served in the Navy. She was beaten and robbed just last month, sustaining broken ribs.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII to be called 'The Last Jedi'

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There is only one Jedi left.

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Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal Video included

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President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office More>>

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead Video included

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Seventy-four-year-old Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title Sunday afternoon in the mobile home park in Albany where he's lived for more than 31 years when the weather started getting bad More>>

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NWS: EF-2 tornado touched down in Natchez Saturday Video included

A survey team determined that damage near Natchez, Louisiana was consistent with EF-2 tornado damage. (Source: KSLA News 12) A survey team determined that damage near Natchez, Louisiana was consistent with EF-2 tornado damage. (Source: KSLA News 12)
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A National Weather Service survey team says damage near Natchez, Louisiana from Saturday's storms is consistent with EF-2 tornado

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lots of sunshine, still breezy

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Lots of sunshine - not as windy (NW winds 5 - 15 mph); a high of 65°.

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New weather satellite sends back first images

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At four times the image resolution of existing spacecraft, it's like high definition from the heavens.

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Teen dead, another injured following house party shooting Video included

Terrance Maxwell (Source: Facebook) Terrance Maxwell (Source: Facebook)
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A teen is dead and another is injured after shots were fired at a house party in the 4900 block of Blue Wing Street, according to Memphis Police Department.

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2 suspects in custody after San Antonio mall shooting Video included

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The shooting broke out during an attempted robbery at a jewelry store. One suspect is in custody, but police are still looking for a second one.  

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Journey rolls into New Orleans this June

(Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Asia, another 1980s rock staple, will turn up the “Heat of the Moment” as the opening act for the evening.

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Man on finding toddler: 'One of the worst feelings ever' Video included

Kaleb Nicholson is being called a hero for locating the body of William Roberts early Sunday morning. (Source: Daniel Paxton/ WAVE 3 News) Kaleb Nicholson is being called a hero for locating the body of William Roberts early Sunday morning. (Source: Daniel Paxton/ WAVE 3 News)
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The mother of two-year-old William Roberts took her eyes off her son for a couple minutes Saturday afternoon, according to police. The toddler disappeared in a creek in Borden, Indiana around 230 p.m. 

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Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to fatal shooting of mother of 3 Video included

Robert Williams, 25 (Source: BRPD) Robert Williams, 25 (Source: BRPD)
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A Baton Rouge man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting which left a mother of 3 dead.

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Video: Officer rescues woman from burning vehicle Video included

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A woman was trapped in her vehicle because the power was gone. An officer had to break out the window to rescue her from the flames.

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Mandeville High School ROTC instructor arrested for having sex with students on school grounds

Hosea McGhee (Source: Mandeville PD) Hosea McGhee (Source: Mandeville PD)

Most of the incidents took place of school grounds

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Homeowner killed by police who responded to burglary call Video included

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Pittsburgh police say the officers were on the front porch of the house when a man inside started shooting in their direction. They fired back, hitting the homeowner who died shortly afterward.

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Police: Man shot, killed, burned his mother's pets Video included

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The man told detectives he killed one of the animals because it had a tumor, but his mother says the rabbit wasn’t sick.

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Denham Springs starts final flood debris pickup Video included

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Denham Springs will start its final flood debris pickup pass for residents on Monday, January 23. City officials asked that all flood debris (furniture, drywall, etc.) be put on the side of the road by Sunday (Jan. 22) evening.

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Trio arrested in alleged prostitution operation at massage parlor Video included

Siang Lin, 42, Daniel Yun, 28, and Bingchen Lin, 45 (Source: EBRSO) Siang Lin, 42, Daniel Yun, 28, and Bingchen Lin, 45 (Source: EBRSO)
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Three people have been arrested after authorities say they alleged operated a prostitution operation from a Bat Rouge business.

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They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers

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Brady heads to seventh Super Bowl after leading Patriots to another big AFC championship-game performance in 36-17 rout of Pittsburgh More>>

BRPD: One shot on Yaun Dr. Video included

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting on Yaun Dr. on Sunday afternoon. 

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Advocates declare the end of January National School Choice Week Video included

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy Devos for Secretary of Education has re-ignited the debate about school choice. 

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Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPAs and other beers after detecting a package flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. (Image: Raycom Media) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPAs and other beers after detecting a package flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. (Image: Raycom Media)
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle More>>

Trump, amid combative start, pledges to rise to moment Video included

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After a combative and divisive beginning to his presidency, Trump has delivered a more unifying message and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation More>>

Flash flooding sweeps away group of Tangipahoa kayakers Video included

(Source: Tangipahoa Parish Officials) (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Officials)

A group of Tangipahoa visitors came up missing on Saturday, January 21 due to the rising waters in Tangipahoa River.

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Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

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M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning an estimated $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend More>>

Royals pitcher Ventura killed in car wreck

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 Major League Baseball confirmed the death of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car wreck

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20-year-old woman struck, killed on interstate after car trouble Video included

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A Baton Rouge woman was struck and killed in a car crash after she stepped into the roadway while experiencing car trouble. According to officials, shortly after 3 a.m. on January  22, Louisiana State Troopers began an investigation into a single car fatal crash where a pedestrian was struck on I-10 East near Highland Rd. The crash took the life of Brittany Morgan, 20, of Baton Rouge.

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Trump questions if protesters voted Video included

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On his second full day as president, Donald Trump called the protests a "hallmark of democracy" but questioned if those protesters had voted.

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Hundreds attend pro life march in Baton Rouge Video included

A pro-life march took place in downtown Baton Rouge on January 21, 2017. 

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Man accidentally shoots, kills wife mistaken for burglar Video included

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The woman returned home from work early, and her husband thought she was trying to break into the house, authorities say.

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Kingsley scores 24 to pace Arkansas past LSU, 99-86

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Moses Kingsley scored a season-high 24 points as Arkansas won its third straight game with a 99-86 victory over LSU on Saturday night. 

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Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts Video included

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President Donald Trump spent part of his first full day as president berating the news media for its coverage of his inauguration More>>

Thousands participate in New Orleans Women's March Video included

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Thousands of men, women, and children marched from the Marigny, through the French Quarter, and into Duncan Plaza as part of the Women's March that mirrored the march in Washington, D.C.

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State police investigating officer-involved shooting, 3 officers injured Video included

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The Louisiana State Police are investigating shooting involving officers and a knife-wielding man in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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UPDATE: BRPD responds to shooting at Plank and Sycamore Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting near the intersection of Plank Rd. and Sycamore St.

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UPDATE: EBR deputies respond to shooting on Tracy, suspects at-large Video included

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The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a shooting in the 9000 block of Prescott Rd. Friday night.

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Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide Video included

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More than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to let President Donald Trump know they won't let his agenda go unchallenged More>>

Sheriff: Suspect in shooting of officer, ex-girlfriend in critical condition Video included

We have an update on this morning's shooting in Marrero that left a pregnant woman and a Westwego Police Officer dead.

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Man arrested with multiple pounds of marijuana in Yeti cooler after drug bust

Brett Labasse, 20 (Source: EBRSO) Brett Labasse, 20 (Source: EBRSO)
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A Baton Rouge has been arrested after deputies conclude a narcotics investigation into distribution of marijuana in a LSU off campus residential area. 

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Study: Gun violence rising in PG-13 movies

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A new study that finds gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than doubled since 1985 has prompted experts to urge parents to talk with their kids about the violence they see on the screen. 

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Man suspected of killing pregnant woman and Westwego Police Officer dies

Sylvester Holt (Source: SBPSO) Sylvester Holt (Source: SBPSO)

A spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced that the man suspected of killing a pregnant woman and a Westwego Police Officer has died. 

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Man shot during protest of Breitbart editor at University of Washington Video included

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A man was taken to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries after being shot during a protest in Washington.

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Shreveport man sentenced to 25 years for fatal shooting of 13-year-old Video included

Antonious Cawthorne, 20 (Source: Caddo Correctional Center) Antonious Cawthorne, 20 (Source: Caddo Correctional Center)
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A Shreveport man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy during an Easter weekend gathering at Hattie Perry Park.

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NOPD: Trump protesters deface historic buildings, cop cars downtown

After peaceful anti-Trump protests Friday in New Orleans, some then went and committed acts of vandalism on historic buildings in the 200 and 300 blocks of St. Charles and in the French Quarter, and on two police vehicles at the Eighth District station, according to NOPD Chief Michael Harrison.

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Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities Video included

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Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration More>>

Baton Rouge man arrested on child pornography charges

Timothy J. Carriere, 32. (Source: LSP) Timothy J. Carriere, 32. (Source: LSP)

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. 

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