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3-year-old critical after being hit by Baton Rouge Water vehicle on Villa Ashley Video included

One child is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Villa Ashley Drive.

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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels' Video included

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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The Latest: Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Olympics

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The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate.

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US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

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Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

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Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

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Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night.

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BREC eyes spot that flooded as potential new home for zoo; some not happy Video included

Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB) Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB)

The fight over whether to move BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location rages on after reports that BREC leaders have decided to move forward with a feasibility study on a location that was previously taken off the list of possible options.

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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman Video included

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

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EBR school board approves list of future projects to improve schools, build new ones Video included

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The fates of 20 schools in East Baton Rouge Parish are now in your hands.

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FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting Video included

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Andy Pollack, the father of one of the 17 killed in Parkland, FL, said President Trump was "accommodating" and "understanding" in an Oval Office meeting.

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How some foods can help you quit smoking Video included

Person smoking (Source: WAFB) Person smoking (Source: WAFB)

After trying and failing to quit smoking several times, Mylene Watts is celebrating a full year of not lighting up thanks to Ochsner Health System's free smoking cessation program.

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Female employee files harassment suit against Sec. of State Schedler Video included

Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB) Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB)
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A female employee has filed suit claiming years of sexual harassment by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler, who is currently separated from his wife, strongly denies the allegations.

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CAUGHT: Woman wanted for allegedly tazing, kidnapping her employee arrested in California Video included

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A woman wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery was arrested Thursday, February 22 thanks to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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Ascension Parish teen shares story of suicide attempt ahead of new documentary Video included

Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB) Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB)

An Ascension Parish teen who lived to talk about her suicide attempt is sharing her story with the world. Emma Benoit has become part of a discussion that is being built around a new documentary that aims to raise awareness and prevention.

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Some top opioid providers raise red flags Video included

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Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

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Slidell officer-involved shooting caught on cell phone video Video included

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An officer-involved shooting in the Slidell Walmart parking lot was captured on a cell phone and uploaded to social media Thursday night.  

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Witness called police after seeing body dragged to grassy area Video included

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Police are investigating a murder that happened near two apartment complexes Thursday morning.

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RECALL: 58,000 gas fire pits sold at Home Depot recalled after reports of burns

Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table Patio Heater (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table Patio Heater (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 58,000 gas fire pits sold exclusively at Home Depot are being recalled after several reports of burns. 

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Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

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Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.

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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

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Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, February 22

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, February 22.

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LSU warns students there won't be 'quick fix' to air conditioning problems on campus

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The LSU Emergency Operations Center sent a letter out Thursday, saying that while they are working to fix issues with air conditioning, it won't be a "quick fix."

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Diocese of Baton Rouge and priest dismissed from lawsuit over confession Video included

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The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Father Jeff Bayhi have been dismissed from an 8.5-year long lawsuit to protect a priest from having to disclose possible allegations of sexual abuse against a teenage girl that he heard during confession.

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Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers Video included

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Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump's comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Tornadoes Video included

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As part of the NWS’ Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about: Tornadoes.

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St. James Parish Sheriff's Office deals with students accused of making threats at schools

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Superintendent P. Edward Cancienne released a statement Thursday evening in regards to threats reportedly made at the St. James Parish Science and Math Academy and at Lutcher High School.

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BRPD, other agencies hold press conference on roundup of violent offenders Video included

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A common message came from law enforcement Thursday as they stood side by side to announce the results of another roundup of violent offenders in Baton Rouge.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday flirts with record high temperatures

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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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Net neutrality ends April 23

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Net neutrality bars internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to online content, or prioritizing their own.

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SU moves another step closer to finalizing contract for medical marijuana program Video included

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Southern University is moving closer to finalizing their medical marijuana program.

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Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

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It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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Baton Rouge man suing college after reportedly being denied job because of his 'Jewish blood'

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A man is suing Louisiana College after he says he was denied a position at the school because of his "Jewish blood," reports CBS affiliate, KALB.

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Man, woman arrested on more than 100 child pornography charges Video included

Ashley Ghaith, 26, and Roy Melancon, 39 (Source: Attorney General's Office) Ashley Ghaith, 26, and Roy Melancon, 39 (Source: Attorney General's Office)

A man and a woman were arrested Thursday in connection with an apparent team effort to exchange child pornography images.

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Juvenile arrested for reported violent threats at alternative school in St. Mary Parish

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A juvenile was arrested Thursday in St. Mary Parish after reportedly making violent threats at an alternative school in the parish.

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Iberville Parish opens remodeled jail Video included

Improvements made at the Iberville Parish Jail in Plaquemine (Source: WAFB) Improvements made at the Iberville Parish Jail in Plaquemine (Source: WAFB)

The Iberville Parish Jail is back open for business after having been closed since August 18, 2017, but on Thursday, employees returned to the facility in Plaquemine.

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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda ahead of Charlotte burial

Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer)
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Charlotte-born evangelist Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. died just before 8 a.m. Wednesday from natural causes at his family home in Montreat, NC, just outside Asheville. 

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For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents Video included

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Billy Graham was a fixture of the presidency, offering counsel and comfort to the man in the White House. More>>

Baby becomes star after joining French Quarter band performance Video included

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A one-year-old boy became the star of Jackson square after he hopped into a band's performance. 

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CASA BR organization seeks volunteers Video included

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Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is looking to recruit more volunteers.

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One charged, two suspended after multiple threats investigated at Lafourche schools

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One student has been charged, and two others have been suspended after multiple school threats were made against three different Lafourche Parish schools. 

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Gardere Lane collapse creates small hole

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Part of Gardere Lane in Baton Rouge collapsed Thursday morning, creating a small hole. The road was closed between Pascagoula Drive and Christian Paul Avenue while emergency repairs were done.

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WANTED: Woman beats man with baseball bat, robs him Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman accused of beating a man with a baseball bat. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Jennetta Toliver, 38, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Woman accused of hitting ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with car

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Police arrested a woman accused of running over the woman who is now dating her ex-boyfriend. Court documents show Tama Johnson, 56, of Baton Rouge, is facing an attempted murder charge.

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NOPD: Suspect charged after threats made against school

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The New Orleans Police Department arrested a man in connection with several threats against an area school on Wednesday.  

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No. 22 LSU routs UNO, 14-6

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Paul Mainieri's Tigers avoided the worst start for LSU Baseball in 40 years, rallying from a 3-0 first inning deficit to rout the UNO Privateers 14-6 at Alex Box Stadium Wednesday night.

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Montenegro: Man threw grenade at US Embassy then killed self

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US Embassy in Montenegro warns Americans of security situation, reports say someone hurled a grenade then killed himself.

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Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event Video included

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN) Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)
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Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.

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EBR metro council set to weigh in on reducing penalties for marijuana Video included

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Baton Rouge could be on its way to becoming a lot more lenient when it comes to marijuana if one East Baton Rouge metro councilman has his way.

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Elderly couple escapes large house fire in Denham Springs; pets do not Video included

House fire on Secret Gate Lane (Source: Viewer) House fire on Secret Gate Lane (Source: Viewer)

The Denham Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire in Denham Springs Wednesday night.

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Director of Plaquemine nursing home accused of abuse, neglect has been fired Video included

Plaquemine Manor (Source: WAFB) Plaquemine Manor (Source: WAFB)

The director of Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Tracy Garcia, is no longer employed there.

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Victim killed in Walker wreck may have been impaired; ID released Video included

Brandon Hatch, 35, was killed in a wreck in Walker Tuesday morning (Source: Walker Police Department) Brandon Hatch, 35, was killed in a wreck in Walker Tuesday morning (Source: Walker Police Department)
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One person is dead after a crash on a busy road Tuesday morning in Livingston Parish, according to investigators.

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Police continue to search for suspect they believe has robbed multiple businesses at gunpoint Video included

Jimmy Johns on Jefferson Highway (Source: WAFB) Jimmy Johns on Jefferson Highway (Source: WAFB)

Two more Baton Rouge businesses were hit by armed robbers Tuesday night.

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Special Session 2018: Tax negotiations stall as lawmakers spar Video included

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Just three days into the special session, negotiations appear to have stalled.

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Baton Rouge restaurant owner accused of burning down his own business for insurance money Video included

Jonathan Paul Marino, 36 (Source: State Fire Marshal's Office) Jonathan Paul Marino, 36 (Source: State Fire Marshal's Office)

A Baton Rouge area restaurant owner has been arrested after a months-long investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the St. George Fire Department for reportedly setting fire to his own business in order to collect insurance money.

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Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola Video included

Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB) Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)

Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

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Juvenile arrested for reportedly making threats at Belle Rose Middle

Belle Rose Middle School (Source: Facebook) Belle Rose Middle School (Source: Facebook)

The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office reports a juvenile has been arrested in connection with threats reportedly made at Belle Rose Middle School.

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LSP: Don't spread unverified school threats, report to police instead Video included

School bus (Source: Raycom) School bus (Source: Raycom)

Louisiana State Police is encouraging people to report suspicious activity to law enforcement, but to not share unverified threats via social media.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Lightning Video included

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As part of the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about lightning.

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