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Man found shot to death in vehicle on N Sherwood Forest identified Video included

Police are investigating a fatal shooting on N Sherwood Forest Dr.

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Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

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Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms. More>>

Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions. More>>

La. unemployment rate hits 3-year low; still one of the highest nationwide Video included

Louisiana’s unemployment rate has hit a three-year low, though still ranks as one of the highest nationwide.

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MISSING VETERAN: Livingston Parish officials searching for missing woman

Christy Mann, 48 (Source: LPSO) Christy Mann, 48 (Source: LPSO)

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a missing veteran.

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SU Board of Supervisors upholds termination of Dr. Dumas Video included

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At a meeting Friday, the Southern University Board of Supervisors decided to uphold the termination of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Brandon Dumas.

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STPSO: Woman whose body was found in Lacombe-area house fire had gunshot wound

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Lacombe-area woman after an autopsy revealed her death was not caused by the fire that engulfed her home late last week. 

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42-year-old woman killed in hit and run during early morning hours Friday

Baton Rouge Police Department traffic homicide detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run that left a 42-year-old woman dead.

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Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency Video included

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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Jury finds man guilty of raping woman in Garden District home Video included

22-year-old Thairie Robinson (Source: EBRSO) 22-year-old Thairie Robinson (Source: EBRSO)

A week-long trial ended Friday afternoon when a jury unanimously found Thairie Robinson guilty of first degree rape.

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2 charged with human trafficking after Shreveport massage parlor raid Video included

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Authorities confirm that 2 people have been arrested in Shreveport after a raid at a Shreveport massage parlor in connection with a multi-state human trafficking investigation. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, July 21

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, July 21.

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Sen. Kennedy pushes for funding for Comite Diversion Canal project in DC Video included

Sen. John Kennedy (Source: WAFB) Sen. John Kennedy (Source: WAFB)

U.S. Senator John Kennedy is making the push for the Comite Diversion Canal in Washington, D.C.

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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

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Sears will begin selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa. More>>

Half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation, study says Video included

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Automation and offshoring threaten Americans jobs, and low-skill workers are especially vulnerable.

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Zurik: State Police commissioner resigns after FOX 8 investigation Video included

Our investigation found Calvin Braxton threatened a state trooper who arrested his daughter for a DWI in 2015 and had the executive director of the commission fix traffic tickets.

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EBR puts litterbugs on notice

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City-parish leaders are putting litterbugs on notice. They report the problem has gotten so bad, drainage crews are struggling to keep up.

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O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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Vendors submit applications to become medical marijuana cultivator at Southern University

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Seven different vendors have submitted applications to potentially become the medical marijuana cultivator at Southern University.

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ROAD CLOSURE: Part of 190 to be closed over the weekend for railroad repairs Video included

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US 190 (Airline Hwy.) will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21 for railroad repairs.

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Livonia PD seeking man accused of trying to cash fraudulent payroll checks

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The Livonia Police Department is currently seeking the public's help identifying a man they say tried to cash fraudulent payroll checks.

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Back-to-school events, supply drives Video included

The first day of school is right around the corner and many organizations are holding back-to-school events and supply drives to get everyone ready. 

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Boil water advisory issued in Iberville Parish

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A boil water notice has been issued in Iberville Parish, advises the Iberville Parish Council.

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A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

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Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.

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Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director Video included

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Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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Police investigating shooting with connection to home invasion

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The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in the 6800 block of Rembrandt Ave. Thursday afternoon.

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Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

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(RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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Galliano man arrested, charged with raping a toddler

Eric Matherne (Source: TPSO) Eric Matherne (Source: TPSO)

A Galliano man was arrested Thursday, accused of raping a toddler.

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Donation drive raises $8K in 8 days for Nick Tullier, deputy injured in ambush shooting Video included

A donation drive, called Deaux-Nate for a Deaux-Nut, raised $8,000 in eight days for Deputy Nick Tullier's continued recovery from his injuries sustained during the ambush attack on July 17, 2016.

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Livingston Parish to hold uniform drive to benefit families still recovering from Aug. flood Video included

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Many families in Livingston Parish are still getting back into their homes after the August 2016 flood. The last thing they need is having to spend money on kids' uniforms.

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Woman arrested for animal cruelty smashes cigarette out on deputy

Christina Rester, 38 (FOX 8) Christina Rester, 38 (FOX 8)

Officers in Washington Parish accused a woman of animal cruelty and putting out a cigarette on a deputy while she was being arrested.

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Man receives 6-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile

James Viscardis Jr. (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office) James Viscardis Jr. (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office)
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Court officials said a man accused of sexual assault has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a carnal knowledge charge.

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YOUR TURN: Prison Reform Video included

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This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tamara Frank, who is not happy about the new law that will allow some prisoners convicted of second degree murder to get a chance at parole.

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Missing teen found safe Video included

Melodie Bell, 15 (Source: EBRSO) Melodie Bell, 15 (Source: EBRSO)

Officials say the teen was found safe in Port Allen. No further information was provided. 

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Netflix makes Hall H debut with big budget Will Smith pic Video included

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Netflix has unveiled a new trailer and clip from the gritty fantasy Los Angeles pic "Bright" starring Will Smith.

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GRAPHIC: Video shows police officer shooting family's dogs Video included

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Homeowner Jennifer LeMay said her security cameras captured what the Minneapolis police officer did to the family pets.

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100 Black Men to host ACT prep class

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The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is all set to host its 2017 fall session of its ACT Prep Academy.

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GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb Video included

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Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

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Roaming monkey attacks teen Video included

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The 16-year-old was a passenger in the front seat of her grandfather's truck when it happened.

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Poll ranks Louisiana No. 2 on 'worst states to live in' list Video included

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Even Louisiana's stellar food and culture couldn't get it off the "worst states to live in" list. This year, the Bayou State ranked second worst in a CNBC poll. Last year, Louisiana was ranked No. 7.

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Appeals court set to hear arguments on Gov. Edwards's LGBT-rights protection order Video included

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A court date has been set to hear an appeal of Gov. John Bel Edwards’s restrictions on workplace discrimination. An appeals court will hear arguments on the matter on August 15.

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Toddler survives fall from third-story balcony Video included

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The boy landed in the grass, just narrowly missing a spiked fence.

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Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic Video included

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A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries.

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Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

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Facebook is launching a news subscription product to help publishers make money from the articles people share and read on its platform.

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Governor pushes back against 'stop and frisk' practice for New Orleans Video included

Governor John Bel Edwards disagreed with suggestions that New Orleans police officers should use stop and frisk as a crime fighting tool. 

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Hundreds sign petition against Hudson Cove development in Galvez Video included

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Ascension Parish homeowners are expected to pack a meeting Thursday night to voice their opposition over a planned subdivision along Hwy. 42 in Galvez.

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Zachary Police Dept. investigating string of vehicle break-ins Video included

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Early Thursday morning, six cars were broken into, according to the Zachary Police Department. Surveillance video from homeowners in the Settlement at Sandy Creek neighborhood allegedly shows a crime in progress.

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A SECOND CHANCE: Meet the second degree murderers who now have a chance at parole Video included

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With a hammer and some elbow grease, Theortric Givens can match wits with any carpenter. His latest project is a dining room table set for a couple whose home flooded last August.

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Wounded deputy promoted during ceremony welcoming him back after ambush attack last year Video included

Sgt. Bruce Simmons promoted to lieutenant on first day back to work (Source: WAFB) Sgt. Bruce Simmons promoted to lieutenant on first day back to work (Source: WAFB)

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Bruce Simmons was welcomed back to work with a special ceremony Thursday.

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Woman wanted for trying to buy washer/dryer with check stolen from 78-year-old victim

Annette Marie Burch, 44 (Source: WBRSO) Annette Marie Burch, 44 (Source: WBRSO)

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a woman wanted for reportedly trying to use a stolen check to buy a washer and dryer.

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Raising Cane's to give away trip to festival for National Chicken Finger Day

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To celebrate National Chicken Finger Day, Raising Cane's is holding a contest to win a trip to the New Orleans Friday Chicken Festival.

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WANTED: Man accused of beating woman, kidnapping her, then crashing car Video included

Reuben Maurice Crawford, 31 (Source: BRPD) Reuben Maurice Crawford, 31 (Source: BRPD)

The Baton Rouge Police Department is actively seeking a man who is wanted for second degree kidnapping, second degree battery, domestic abuse battery, and child endangerment.

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Angola inmate contracts, recovers from facility's first case of West Nile Video included

Angola Prison (Source: WAFB) Angola Prison (Source: WAFB)

Louisiana's most notorious prison has marked what is believed to be its first known case of an inmate contracting the West Nile virus. 

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Man who illegally re-entered U.S. indicted with negligent homicide in connection with shooting death of teen

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A man who allegedly killed a 16-year-old boy on his birthday was indicted on a negligent homicide charge on Wednesday, July 19. 

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Save Our Cities Now to hold prayer march in downtown Baton Rouge

Local ministers are calling for the community to come together during a big prayer event this weekend.

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Autopsy results released for person killed during attempted armed robbery in Zachary Video included

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Autopsy results have been released in the case of an attempted robbery in Zachary Tuesday night that resulted in one person being shot and killed.

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RECALL ALERT: La. AG releases list of recalled child products

Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB) Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)
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 Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging consumers to be mindful of several child products that have recently been recalled.

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