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Northbound Airline Hwy. reopened at Florida Blvd. after crash


According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, US 61 North (Airline Highway) is closed to traffic at Florida Boulevard due to an accident.Traffic is being diverted onto Florida Boulevard.

Police: Woman raped by man she met on Tinder app Video included


On Saturday, July 26, a woman called police to report that she had been raped by a man named Jake that she met on Tinder. She told police the Baton Rouge man was a massage therapist and weight trainer.

EBRSS announces all public school students eligible for free meals


A new program by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows students to receive a free meal, similar to how students are given textbooks and bus transportation at no cost.

Donelon issues insurance warning about rideshare programs Video included


Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is issuing a new warning to consumers about rideshare programs popping up in cities across the country. 

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors


More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Gonzales city council votes to cut police, economic development funding Video included


The Gonzales City Council approved two ordinances Monday that will cut funding to the Police Department and the Ascension Economic Development Corporation, a move Mayor Barney Arceneaux says he will likely veto.

Together Baton Rouge hosts meeting to discuss 'grocery gap' Video included


Some people in East Baton Rouge parish feel shortchanged in their choices of grocery stores.They met with the group “Together Baton Rouge” Monday night to talk about their community’s grocery gap or areas that lack quality grocery stores.

Elm Grove apartment owners get more time to make repairs Video included


The federal government is giving the Baton Rouge apartment complex exposed two weeks ago more time to make urgent repairs.

Hundreds say goodbye to Ponchatoula teen Video included


Hundreds packed a Ponchatoula Church to say goodbye to a teen who drowned last week in Gulf Shores. 

SLU's Cutura, Godbold sign pro contracts


Former Southeastern pitcher Andro Cutura and outfielder Andrew Godbold have signed contracts to continue their baseball endeavors at the professional level.

Police identify suspect arrested for hit and run Video included


Police have identified the suspect arrested for hitting a 6-year-old child who was riding her bike on Washington Avenue Monday afternoon.

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty


In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers


Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Bond set at $1.17 million for man accused of crime spree Video included


Bond has been set at more than $1 million for, Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, the man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning.

Safety tips offered after woman raped by man she met via dating app Video included


What started as a first date between two people escalated into a violent rape over the weekend in Baton Rouge, according to law enforcement officials.Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say the female victim connected with a man on Tinder, a social media dating app.

Donaldsonville celebrates Kaley's courage with a surprise party Video included


There is a unique surprise party being planned in downtown Donaldsonville, however the people behind the big bash do not know the guest of honor. The guest of honor is 11-year-old Kaley Liotta from Alexandria, LA. She is fighting cancer.

Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'


When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

LSU commitment Guice has "unfinished business" at Catholic High

Catholic High senior running back Derrius Guice might be an LSU verbal commitment, but there’s still much for him to accomplish in prep football.

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children


Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians...

Police looking for two men who robbed Super Stop Video included


Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Super Stop, 4162 N. Foster Drive, around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning.

Battle of Baton Rouge re-enactment set for Aug. 2


The Battle of Baton Rouge Re-enactment will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the oaks at the historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 North 19th Street, in Baton Rouge."This event provides a powerful lesson from history, reliving the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge on the very grounds on which it was fought," said Trustees Chair Chip Landry.

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M


The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Medicare's own health looking better, report says


Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

Police: Stranded motorist killed by suspected drunk driver

Updated: Jul 26, 2014 09:56 AM

Baton Rouge Police say a man died in a hit and run crash after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning. 

Two LSU football players arrested on the same day for separate incidents


Last week LSU freshmen Trey Lealaimatafao and Davon Godchaux were both arrested on the same day for separate incidents. The players were issued misdemeanors and released.

Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity


If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

Man's homemade 'trap' leads to neighbor's arrest

A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say.

NOPD officer arrested, faces domestic abuse charges

An officer with the New Orleans Police Department faces domestic abuse charges and has been placed on emergency suspension.

A wish come true: Louisiana State Police send Slidell boy on dream trip

A Slidell boy was all smiles as the Louisiana State Police sent him and his family on a dream trip.

Electrical short causes heavy fire and smoke damage to home Video included


Firefighters were called out to a house fire early Monday morning that investigators determined was caused by an electrical short. They believe it started around an air conditioning unit.

Baker High auditorium reopens after being closed for about 20 years Video included


For the first time since the 1990s, the Baker High McConnell Auditorium is back open. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday morning to officially reopen the auditorium.

Government Street closures begin due to road work Video included


Government Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions to allow crews to start on some road work. The lane closures, which started Monday morning, will be between Eddie Robinson and East Airport Drive.

Baton Rouge woman named finalist for America's Favorite Veterinarian


Dr. Tyra Davis-Brown of Baton Rouge is one of 20 finalists for America's Favorite Veterinarian. She works at the Hammond Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge.

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included


Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive.

Testosterone therapy becoming more common among men Video included


Low testosterone may be to blame for men who have noticed their energy levels dropping or others who have been acting sad or even grumpy. There are treatment options.

All lanes reopen on I-12 East in Hammond after 5-vehicle crash


I-12 East was closed past Pumpkin Center Road in Hammond due to a five-vehicle crash for about 30 minutes Monday morning. It is unknown if there were any injuries.

Forecasters watch tropical wave in Atlantic Ocean Video included


The National Hurricane Center said it is watching a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean with a high chance of formation over the next few days. The wave is located southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

Police search for club stabbing suspect


Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a night club stabbing. Investigators said witnesses told them the victim was stabbed twice during a fight.

Internet melts over 10-week-old baby's relationship with pit bull pup

A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!

Lafourche Parish boys save elderly woman trapped in car

A trio of Lafourche Parish boys are being hailed heroes after saving a woman trapped inside a car.

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper Video included

One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana.

Retired APSO lieutenant drowns in neighborhood pond trying to save his dog Video included


A recently retired 32-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has died in a drowning earlier on Sunday after trying to save his pet. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lt. Sam Vitter was found dead after jumping into a pond to rescue his dog.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B


A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar


The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car Video included


A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.

LDWF looking for suspects in boating hit and run Video included


Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for information from the public about a boating hit and run that happened on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.It happened at around 8:30 p.m. 

Gonzales city council to continue discussion of budget


A budget battle in Gonzales will continue on Monday at the city’s next council meeting.The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. to once again discuss the city’s budget that is now nearly two months overdue. 

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included


Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...

Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say


A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included


A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

Bourbon Street shooting motivates people to donate blood Video included

Motivated by last month's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, hundreds turned out for a blood drive Sunday on Freret Street.

Rainsville toddler on bandage removal: 'I can't live like this'

Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube) Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube)

A Rainsville, AL couple posted a video to YouTube of their son's dramatic reaction to a bandage removal.

19-year-old arrested after crime spree in Baton Rouge Video included


The Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested a man after he and two other suspects allegedly committed multiple crimes in Baton Rouge. Detectives say that at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, 19-year-old Andre Young of Baton Rouge and two accomplices, went on a crime spree throughout the city. 

Small plane crashes on FL beach, kills 1 Video included


A man was killed and his daughter was injured after a small plane crashes onto a Florida beach.

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site


Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

Woman stabs boyfriend after he comes home late

A Houma woman admitted to stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late last night. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 108 Helena Drive on the morning

Electrical short causes early morning house fire Video included


Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical short is the cause for a house fire early Sunday morning. The fire happened in the 2700 block of Ontario Street just after 3:30 am.

Keithville man gets 5 years in firearms theft


A Keithville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse.

Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included


Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square


A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

BRAVE unit teams up for community outreach walk Video included


BRAVE unit members went door-to-door on foot in North Baton Rouge Saturday morning to connect with the community.

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola


An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

EBRSO: 'Man found dead after girlfriend allegedly shot him' Video included


A man was found dead in the front yard of a home after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend. It happened in the 20000 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. around 5:55 p.m. near Central. 

Hundreds of children getting new shoes for the school year


Catholic churches in the WAFB viewing area held an event to help make sure children in the area had new shoes when they go back to school.Catholic Catholic charities and local churches joined with Payless Shoe Source for the “Kicks for Kids” event. 

Livingston Parish school supply drive kicks off


The 14th annual Assess the Need campaign began on Saturday in Livingston Parish.Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor sponsors the drive which gathers school supplies throughout the parish for kids in need. 

Community to help ETX terminal cancer patient finish dream home Video included


A terminal cancer patient is having his dream home finished with help from the community.

Search launched for missing Brusly man Video included


The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office launched an early morning search on Saturday for a Brusly man who went missing.Jon Wallace has been missing for over one week. He was last seen on Friday, July 18th. 

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress


With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America.

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash


Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'


No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

NWS to honor 101-year-old weatherman Video included


This weekend the National Weather Service will honor Richard Hendrickson's eight decades as an observer.

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless


Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion


The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.

Slidell party ends in gunshots, one hospitalized

According to police, a verbal altercation between the victim and another party-goer led to the shooting. Police say the shooter hid in a nearby wooded area and ambushed the victim.

Accident causes congestion on I-10 East at Ramah


An accident has caused major delays on I-10 east bound near Ramah at mile post 134. No word on exactly what happened, but traffic is now backed up for approximately 13 miles. Expect delays.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes


The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...

Friends celebrate 100th birthdays together Video included


Dorothy Pickett and Florence Koppin said eating healthy and getting lots of rest weren't the secrets to their long lives.

Chief: Alberto Garcia is a criminal Video included


Alberto Garcia appeared emotionless as he was escorted by sheriff's deputies to the front of the jail courtroom Friday morning in shackles and a jumpsuit. The lack of emotion was no surprise to Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania.

Air tragedies bring grief without order


When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.

Watson residents at community meeting say they don't want gravel pit Video included


Tempers flared at a community meeting at Live Oaks High School. Residents of the Oak Hills sub-division in Watson, La. were intensely asking questions about mining company Southern Aggregates’ plans for a gravel pit. The pit would be located directly behind residents’ back yards.Company owner, Kevin Black, tried to answer the many questions about his mining plans. Livingston Councilman Jim Norred, who lives in the neighborhood, says Black talked a good bargain but he isn’t buying it.“If you'r...

Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC


The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers.

Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw


After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 

Nightmare on Elm Grove III Video included


A housing nightmare 9News Investigators exposed at a government-funded complex has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities.The living conditions at the Elm Grove Garden Apartments are so vile, the owner was ordered to get to make specific repairs immediately.

Same-sex marriage lawsuit creates stir around the country Video included


An appeal of a ruling that struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Illinois is gaining momentum around the nation.Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined with other attorney generals from eight other states, which supports the appeal. 

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con


Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five.

Cancer survivors have new hope for conceiving after treatment Video included


Infertility can be a long term effect of cancer treatment, but advancements in fertility medicine are giving women new hope for starting a family after treatment.  

Police looking for man accused of following woman, making sexual comments Video included


Baton Rouge Police detectives need your help identifying a man accused of following a female and making sexually explicit comments while touching himself.It happened On July 13 around 12:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Nicholson Drive.

Pit bulls attack woman on Slidell walking trail

Police say a woman walking her miniature collie on a trail near Slidell was attacked by two pit bulls.

Police still investigating after burglar killed


Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...

Boy asks for birthday cards, the internet delivers


The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, MA combined.

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall


Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...

Sheriff Gautreaux inducted in Justice Hall of Fame Video included


East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has a new title behind his name. “I’m just overwhelmed you know,” Gautreaux says. “I’m very humble and very honored by the fact that I was chosen to be a part of this."

All lanes open on I-12 westbound before Livingston


All lanes now open on I-12 westbound at Milepost 23 or before Livingston. It had been closed due to an accident.

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