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Florida Blvd. between N. 22nd and N. 23rd Streets reopened after gas line rupture

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Lanes are now open after being closed down earlier on Thursday.


The Baton Rouge Fire Department confirmed that a portion of Florida Blvd. was shut down due to a ruptured gas line.
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Local company disputes "The Walking Dead" mask agreement Video included

As zombies wandered the River Center Thursday night for the Walking Dead Escape live experience, scared fans gleefully ran for their lives, jumping through cages and makeshift quarantines. More>>

Murder investigation in Ascension Parish, one dead Video included

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Ascension Parish Deputies are investigating a murder in the Darrow area on Highway 22 after their dispatch received a call about shots being fired in the area.According to APSO spokesperson Allison Hudson, More>>

Expert: Talk of oil "boom" premature Video included

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Is Louisiana in another oil boom? New wells continue to pop up across the Florida parishes and southern Mississippi with companies eager to tap into the abundance of oil and natural gas found in the Tuscaloosa More>>

Friendship Force welcomes Canadians Video included

A group of Canadians were greeted with open arms to the Capital City. More>>

Livonia football, baseball sanctioned Video included

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Livonia High School's football and baseball teams have been sanctioned by the LHSAA for each allowing an ineligible transfer student to play in the past academic year. More>>

Investigation for suspect in Ascension Parish Double Murder continues Video included

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Michael Davis worked on his lawn Thursday afternoon. Davis says it's the most time he's spent outside in a week. "You know we've just been staying inside for the most part," said Davis. Davis and his More>>

No. 6 LSU hosts Tennessee for SEC weekend series

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No. 6 LSU plays host to Tennessee this weekend in a three-game Southeastern Conference series beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

 
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Mandeville HS forfeits 8 games

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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is requiring the Mandeville High School baseball team to forfeit eight games because one of its players was an ineligible student. More>>

Broussard named to Stopper of the Year watch list

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LSU junior right-hander Joe Broussard named to the mid-season watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. More>>

Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

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Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. More>>

Three men arrested after man escapes from police custody

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A man was arrested after he ran from police when they were executing an unrelated warrant. The man's brother and friend were also arrested for allegedly assisting with his escape. More>>

Lafayette Sheriff's office need your help locating missing elderly woman

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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Deputies are asking for help locating a 76-year-old resident who suffers from the onset of dementia. More>>

WBR Sheriff's office looking for snatch and grab suspect

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The West Baton Rouge Sheriff Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man who is responsible for several snatch and grabs from local service stations. More>>

I-team: Classrooms of Fear Video included

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Some teachers say they're ready to call it quits all because of the way some of the children in their classrooms behave. More>>

Local ministry group rolls out fundraiser for benefit of domestic violence center

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A local church group is having an 80's theme skate party as the fundraiser for a luncheon which will be held for the Iris Domestic Violence Center. If you are looking to make a difference, the upcoming More>>

FDA proposes E-Cigarette regulations Video included

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On Thursday, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. House Bill 1264 is one of three bills addressing e-cigarettes this session. At More>>

LSU student putting spotlight on marijuana use on campus Video included

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LSU student journalist Jack Richards wrote a recent story about students selling and using drugs on campus, particularly marijuana. More>>

Our Lady of the Lake College welcomes new president

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Our Lady of the Lake College has a new president. Tina Holland will lead the four-year college which focuses on health sciences, nursing, and liberal arts. More>>

Fans gear up for 'The Walking Dead Escape' Video included

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After waiting for more than a month for zombies to take over Baton Rouge, fans of the hit show The Walking Dead will finally get their chance to be "Survivors" or "Walkers." More>>

Another delay for bridge work on James Chapel Road, in Holden Video included

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The bridge on James Chapel Road has been under construction since September 2013, residents are even more frustrated after hearing there's another setback for the project. More>>

Power of 9: Hall of Fame volunteers Video included

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9News called together women for an extraordinary gathering. Sitting outside the coffee shop and gift store of Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet Hospital, they talked when rarely they see each other. More>>

Bill that strengthens equal pay for women moves to House floor Video included

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The House Labor and Industrial Relations committee approved a bill that strengthens equal pay to employees of different genders to the same job. More>>

Bill proposes new crime targeting prostitutes, panhandlers Video included

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The House unanimously agreed Thursday to create a new misdemeanor crime targeting prostitutes and panhandlers. More>>

Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage Video included

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Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session. More>>

Bill would allow the sale of raw milk in Louisiana

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Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight over whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. More>>

Gonzales man arrested for growing marijuana in his apartment Video included

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An anonymous tip led Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office detectives to the arrest of 42-year-old Richard Dent for cultivation of marijuana. More>>

My Time: Brain boost for people over 50 Video included

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Is there a way we can use computer games and phone apps to sharpen our brains. For people over 50, the loss of some memory skills natural with aging can be alarming. More>>

High-speed chase ends with flipped vehicle in West Baton Rouge Parish

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What began as a traffic stop in Pointe Coupee Parish around 1:30 p.m. Thursday ended with a flipped pickup truck in West Baton Rouge Parish after a police chase. More>>

Man sentence to 40 years for shooting that killed 1, injured 2 Video included

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A 29-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2011 fatal shooting at a Baton Rouge nightclub. More>>

Applications being accepted for Steve Harvey's Disney Dreamers Program

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High school students can now apply for the 2015 Steve Harvey's Disney Dreamers Academy. More>>

8-week-old and siblings found in house with meth lab, 4 arrested Video included

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Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office were investigating a burglary at a home in Hammond when deputies noticed the strong chemical odor of a meth lab. More>>

Sheriff: Possible human remains found in field

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A homeowner who was plowing a field Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish called the Sheriff's Office Tuesday after finding what they believed to be human remains on the property. More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: Amazon Prime makes power push with HBO deal

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Amazon and HBO make a huge TV streaming power play, bunnies make a news anchor uncomfortable and Brian Williams is hip hop's greatest ambassador this week in pop culture. More>>

Body found in bayou was 73-year-old fisherman from Garyville

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The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office say the body found in the bayou on Wednesday is that of 73-year-old Lanny Cambre of Garyville, LA. More>>

I-Team: Classrooms of Fear (PREVIEW) Video included

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Tonight, you're going to hear from two East Baton Rouge Parish public school teachers who spill all the happenings inside their classrooms and what they deal with on a daily basis. More>>

Senate approves several House bills with no objections Video included

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House bills flew through the Senate at a rapid pace, with the upper chamber actually working on a Thursday. House bills that had no objections made final passage on the Senate side. More>>

Pit bull portraits support controversial breed

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Pit bulls have been called dangerous and aggressive, but a new push is helping overhaul their reputation. Notabully.org showcases a portrait series by photographer Douglas Sonders to help dogs like pit More>>

Poll asks voters about Jindal's handling of Louisiana affairs

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The Republican Party, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, is losing a little steam, at least according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll. More>>

Gonzales residents initiate recall effort against 2 councilmen Video included

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A couple of councilmen in Gonzales are the subject of a recall effort. Councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel are the targets. More>>

Cicadas ready to surface after 13 years Video included

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A particular sound will fill the air of south Louisiana in the coming weeks, the sound of cicadas. Their emergence this summer is pretty rare. It only happens every 13 years. More>>

Saints schedule includes up to 5 night games

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The New Orleans Saints have as many as five night games on their 2014 regular season schedule, which begins with road games in Atlanta and Cleveland. More>>

Fourth-graders suspended for dealing pot at CO school Video included

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A boy sold pot to three other fourth-graders on the school playground and received a marijuana edible in return. More>>

Body pulled from bayou, cause of death undetermined Video included

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Officials said a body was found in a bayou in St. John the Baptist Parish on Wednesday. The victim's name was not released and the cause of death is unknown.
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Amber Alert suspects arrested in Georgia, 2-year-old found safe

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Two suspected kidnappers sought in nationwide Amber Alert were captured in Sylvester just after midnight Thursday. More>>

Equipment failure causes power outage that leaves 30,000 in the dark Video included

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Entergy said equipment failure on a major transmission line was to blame for the loss of electricity for about 30,000 customers in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. More>>

Common Core supporters deliver signatures to Gov. Bobby Jindal Video included

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Gov. Bobby Jindal was hand-delivered a petition on Wednesday with the names of thousands of people who want the Common Core education reform to remain in place. More>>

MH370: Object found on coast not related to lost plane

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The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>

Mother welcomes 14.5-pound baby via C-section Video included

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Mom gives birth to a big, beautiful baby girl at Mass General Hospital in Boston. More>>

Key hits spur LSU to 6-1 win over No. 20 South Alabama

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The LSU softball team scored six runs on seven hits to defeat No 20 South Alabama, 6-1, Wednesday night at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge. More>>

Horschel aims to regain winning form in Big Easy

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There's something about the rhythm of life in the Big Easy that appeals to Billy Horschel, who acknowledges that he can be a little "hyper" for even his own liking while competing on the PGA Tour. More>>

Rouzan rezoning issue causes heated exchange at Metro Council Video included

Emotions ran high Wednesday evening at the Baton Rouge Metro-Council meeting as members of council took exception to threats of personal lawsuits. More>>

Arrest made in connection with Reserve couple's deaths Video included

A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with the deaths of a Reserve couple whose bodies were found in area waterways.
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LSU's Jordan Mickey to return for sophomore season

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LSU's freshman All-America forward Jordan Mickey announced that he will return for his second season as a member of the LSU men's basketball team for the 2014-15 campaign. More>>

Waffle House waitress gets needed help to fund funeral for regular customer Video included

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Mike Pardalis sometimes didn't talk at all. He might have been quiet, but his impact on Mandi Gardner was huge. More>>

Police need your help identifying burglar Video included

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State Police detectives are asking for your assistance to help locate a man responsible for a vehicle burglary and credit card theft in Baton Rouge. More>>

Church leaders rallied at Capitol to support payday loan reform Video included

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Dozens of church leaders rallied on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol in support of reforming the state's payday loan laws. More>>

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday

The Louisiana State Police along with the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26. Its purpose is to help get rid of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. More>>

Family of murdered teen not happy with judge's ruling Video included

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Family members and the mother of a 19-year-old who was murdered almost three years ago say the punishment given to two men is not just More>>

Police searching for Chicken Shack armed robbers Video included

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Baton Rouge Police are searching for two men they say robbed a mid-city restaurant just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Police officer charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn

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According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, a New Orleans Police officer has been arrested for possessing child pornography. More>>

Newborn recovering after found in Greenville trash can Video included

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A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville home on Monday, according to police. More>>

Text messages serve as evidence for home invasion shooting arrest Video included

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Baton Rouge Police Detectives used text messages as well as physical evidence to arrest a 22-year-old man for attempted murder.   More>>

Coastal Authority Chair will speak at Press Club

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Jerome Zeringue, Gov. Jindal's executive assistant for coastal activities and chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 28. More>>

Senate health committee votes to kill La. Medicaid expansion bill Video included

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Supporters of Medicaid expansion rallied on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol on Wednesday, but the Senate's health committee voted to involuntarily defer the bill. More>>

Visitation underway for Francis Grayson

Funeral services for local Hotelier Francis Grayson will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive, in Baton Rouge.
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VIRAL VIDEO: Please try this with your young children immediately

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Click here to watch the adorable trick parents played on their little one, and to hear his jocular response. More>>

Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

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Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. More>>

Memorial fund set up for murdered woman, son

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A memorial fund has been set up for a woman and her son, who were found murdered in their home. The money collected will help with the funeral expenses. More>>

Mother faces charges for allegedly instigating fight that ended with 4 stabbed Video included

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A mother is behind bars for allegedly starting a fight that sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Five arrested after narcotics bust at business, homes Video included

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A narcotics bust at a business on Plank Road a home in the Shenandoah area and another home in North Baton Rouge ends with five people arrested and drugs and guns seized. More>>

Man suspected of fighting councilman at meeting faces additional charge Video included

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A man accused of getting into a fistfight with a councilman about a year ago is now facing another charge. He was booked Friday on a charge of threatening a public official.
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Houston Co. chief deputy: Inmate throws urine at jailer, splashes man's mouth, eyes

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A 22-year-old Crockett man is now facing a felony assaulting a public servant charge after he allegedly threw urine at a male detention officer at the Houston County Jail Tuesday. More>>

Metro Council set to discuss traffic light system, annexation Video included

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The Baton Rouge Metro Council will be tackling a number of important issues Wednesday, including improving traffic to the annexation of two major money makers. More>>

Senate approves bill banning drones from taking pictures on private property Video included

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One day after rejecting a bill to make it illegal to use drones to take pictures of people on private property without their permission, the Louisiana Senate approved the measure. More>>

Man arrested for 2nd DWI after crash that sent 4 to hospital

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A Baton Rouge man is being held on a $20,000 after he allegedly caused a crash that injured three people. Troopers believe he was intoxicated when it happened. More>>

Young kids tip over 60 tombstones Video included

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Three young children confess to knocking down more than 60 tombstones in an Iowa cemetery. More>>

Sinkhole reopens between FL homes Video included

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A sinkhole that was filled appears to have reopened in central Florida. More>>

Boy forgoes PS4 to help neighbors buy smoke detectors Video included

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A Texas boy who saved money for a PlayStation 4, buys smoke detectors for neighbors instead. More>>

Creative presidential political sign draws attention

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It's an election year and campaign signs are popping up all over the area, but there's one particular sign in our area that's causing a lot of heads to turn. More>>

Education, community leaders say no to House Bill 1177 Video included

East Baton Rouge Education leaders sounded off against a proposed bill that restructures the public school system. More>>

Woman claims pedicure crossed the line Video included

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A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
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LSU defeats Tulane 6-0 for 13th shutout of the year

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Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane, 6-0, Tuesday night for the Tigers' 13th shutout of the year at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. More>>

Lafourche councilman wants tougher rules for pit bull owners Video included

A deadly pit bull attack in Houma last month triggers the call for stricter laws and better regulation of the animals. More>>

LSU hosts No. 20 South Alabama Wednesday

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The LSU softball team returns home on Wednesday after spending the past week on the road, hosting the 20th-ranked South Alabama Jaguars at Tiger Park at 6 p.m. in Baton Rouge. More>>

Brusly council names interim police chief Video included

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The town of Brulsy named Richie Johnson Interim Police Chief Tuesday evening during a special council meeting. Johnson is an officer with 26 years of law enforcement experience including Assistant Chief with Brusly and Colonel with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. More>>

Could "selfies" lead to self esteem issues? Video included

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Scrolling through your social media, how many selfies do you spot? Before you snap and post, you might want to read this report. Turns out selfies, can have a dark side. More>>

Mom bites off ear of dog attacking 2-year-old daughter Video included

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A mom recalls fighting a dog as the animal attacked her two-year-old daughter. More>>

Baton Rouge Police report slight decrease in crime Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the number of crimes committed in the city dropped from 2012 to 2013. More>>

Stowaway was trying to get to Somalia, ended up in Hawaii Video included

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Teen stowaway may have been trying to get to Africa but ended up in Maui... More>>

Elio Motors pitches 3-wheel high-mileage car Video included

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America has had a century-long love affair with the automobile, but what if the way to a cleaner environment meant rolling on just three wheels instead of four? More>>

Kenner police confirm lead role in probing Jaren Lockhart murder Video included

Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway confirmed Tuesday that his department and the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office have taken over the investigation into a 2012 murder. More>>

Airport officials tightening security after stowaway incident Video included

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has joined the thousands of airports across the country in tightening security. More>>

St. George responds to news that mall may be annexed into BR city limits Video included

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Are businesses around the city really choosing sides? Has it really turned into Team St. George versus Team Baton Rouge? More>>

Livingston man arrested on 100 counts of child pornography

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A Livingston, LA man has been charged with 100 counts of child pornography after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. More>>

Baker parents, youth meeting to discuss community concerns

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A Parent and Youth Summit will be held Saturday, April 26 in Baker to discuss crime, parental concerns, and other issues affecting the community. More>>

The most 'scandalous' politicians are family men

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Politicians are no longer known just for their 'cookie cutter' image and great family values. They are also known for living out the biggest scandals on television. More>>

Tulane football recruit arrested, charged with rape

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A 17-year-old freshman and star football recruit attending Tulane University has been arrested and charged with simple rape. More>>

Mayor hosting annual Family Bike Ride Sunday

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Mayor Kip Holden and his wife Lois will celebrate the Mayor's Annual Family Bike Day on Sunday, April 27, by leading a bike ride in conjunction with the Earth Day celebration downtown. More>>

Bill proposes school principals have more power, community meeting scheduled

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A bill going before a House Committee Wednesday proposes that school principals should have more power within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. More>>

Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill

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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session. More>>

LSU Potato Drop feeding hungry families in Baton Rouge Video included

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Students at LSU are bagging up 28,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to help feed hungry families in Baton Rouge More>>

Kenner PD takes over investigation in death of Bourbon Street dancer

Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway says his department will take the lead in investigating the murder and dismemberment of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart. More>>

VIRAL: Navy baseball players lip-sync to song from 'Frozen'

Navy baseball players lip-sync to popular song from Disney movie "Frozen" (Source: YouTube) Navy baseball players lip-sync to popular song from Disney movie "Frozen" (Source: YouTube)
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In the video, the two baseball players lip-sync to one of the songs from the hit Disney movie "Frozen." More>>

Move to decriminalize marijuana in La. shot down in Senate committee Video included

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A move to decriminalize marijuana in Louisiana was shot down in a Senate committee Tuesday. SB 323 sought to make simple possession of marijuana a misdemeanor. More>>

Man hides gold worth $16K in stomach Video included

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Indian surgeons found 12 gold bars in a man's stomach. More>>

Baton Rouge event on 4/20 created to support medical marijuana

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The Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room opened early on April 20 for a 4-20 celebration. The event was created to promote support for medical marijuana in Louisiana. April 20 is considered marijuana appreciation day across the world and has evolved into an unofficial holiday for marijuana supporters and enthusiasts.

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Stats show decrease in crime in Baton Rouge from 2012 to 2013 Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the number of crimes committed in the city dropped from 2012 to 2013. More>>

Jury selection begins for 2011 murder trial Video included

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Jury selection is scheduled to start on Tuesday for the trial of a man suspected of shooting three people in the parking lot of a nightclub in 2011, leaving one of them dead. More>>

Caught on Camera: Father helps his son, a Jones County escaped inmate, surrender to authorities Video included

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A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody after being turned in by his father. More>>

Michaels details store locations, dates in security breach

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Michaels narrowed down specific dates for each of the stores involved in a security breach that lasted about eight months and affected 3 million users. More>>

High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants Video included

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According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. More>>

Costco gives media a tour of store prior to official opening Video included

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Costco officially opens its doors to the public in Baton Rouge on Friday, but the media was given a sneak peek Tuesday of what the nearly 150,000-square foot facility has to offer. More>>

18-wheeler dangles from I-10 after crash Video included

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A section of I-10 was closed for a few hours after an 18-wheeler partially went over a side guardrail and caused a fire early Tuesday morning. More>>

Fire officials: Construction crew hits gas line near LSU, causing rupture and fire Video included

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After being at least partially blocked for nearly 12 hours due to a gas leak and fire, a heavily traveled roadway near LSU was reopened. More>>

Southern's Banks agrees to contract extension Video included

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Southern University and head men's basketball coach Roman Banks have reached an agreement in principle to a new deal ensuring the return of the two-time SWAC Coach of the Year. More>>

Recycle your electronics for free Video included

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Here's your chance to get rid of that old computer monitor and help out the environment for free. The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is offering a week of free recycling for individuals and businesses in observance of Earth Day on April 22.

 
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Jurisdiction for case of dismembered woman turned over to Louisiana Video included

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The cold case murder investigation of Jaren Lockhart has gained renewed momentum due to new evidence. Officials confirm to WAFB 9 News that jurisdiction has been transfered from Hancock County to the Kenner Police Department. More>>

Bill making Bible official state book stalls Video included

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A bill that would make the Bible the official book of Louisiana was returned to the calendar Monday evening and the author of the measure says he has no intentions of bringing it back to the House floor. More>>

Eric Lane says recalls help reduce fatalities

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Eric Lane, president of Gerry Lane Enterprises and its car dealerships, say vehicle recalls like the current one by GM are important. He spoke Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club. More>>

Bunkie man arrested for fishing without a license, resisting arrest

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Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division recently arrested a Bunkie man for alleged flight from an officer and resisting arrest in Avoyelles Parish. More>>

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AP: Approval for powdered alcohol developed in AZ 'issued in error' Video included

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A new product makes booze more discreet, and its developers say it's more effective than its liquid counterparts, but federal regulators say it's not ready for store shelves just yet. More>>

Supt. White: It could cost $3 million or more to abandon Common Core Video included

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Louisiana has been phasing in Common Core for three years now, with next year being the time for full implementation, but this Legislative session, there is a move to scrap the entire plan. More>>

Police identify 22-year-old dump truck driver who died in accident Video included

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State Police have identified the driver of a dump truck who died when his vehicle overturned Monday morning.
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LSP Col. Mike Edmonson cheers on son at Boston Marathon Video included

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Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police is cheering on his son who is racing in the 118th Boston Marathon. More>>

NOPD: Suspect captured after opening fire in 7th Ward

Police have a suspect in custody in connection with Monday morning gunfire in the Seventh Ward. More>>

Police: Man caught sleeping in cemetery after ‘huffing'

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A 26-year-old man is being held on a $1,000 bond after he was allegedly found sleeping in a cemetery. More>>

Jazz Fest tickets go on sale

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Tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available starting Monday at the Superdome's box office.
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Volunteers serve Easter meals to those in need Video included

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Celebrating holidays with loved ones can often be difficult for some of the less fortunate, so dozens united at St. Vincent de Paul to help those in need enjoy Easter. More>>

Boston Marathon emerges from tragedy to race again

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Last year, three people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line.


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DD Breaux wins National Coach of the Year award Video included

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LSU gymnastics coach DD Breaux has been voted National Coach of the Year after leading her Lady Tigers to their highest finish in school history. More>>

Rheagan Courville wins second straight vault national title

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Junior Rheagan Courville tied for first place and claimed a national championship for herself in the vault at Sunday's individual competition. More>>

Sunday marks four year anniversary of BP oil spill Video included

Four years ago Sunday an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killed 11 men. More>>

Recall: Kraft recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Meyer Wieners

Recall: Kraft recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Meyer Wieners

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Kraft Foods Group, Inc. of Columbia, Mo. recalling around 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners due to misbranding.
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Giant sinkhole opens near FL homes Video included

A sinkhole opened up on Saturday beneath two houses in Florida. A sinkhole opened up on Saturday beneath two houses in Florida.
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A sinkhole opened up on Saturday beneath two houses in Florida. More>>

Arlington teen dies after falling from moving SUV

Police say a 17-year-old woman was killed after falling from a window of a moving SUV. More>>

Bomb scare locks down Wal-Mart outside Houston

A man has been arrested after a bomb scare forced police to lock down a Wal-Mart southeast of Houston for hours and deploy an explosives squad and FBI technicians. More>>

Sunday marks 15 years since Columbine

The 1999 massacre killed 12 students and a teacher. Both teen gunmen then killed themselves. (Source: KMGH/CNN) The 1999 massacre killed 12 students and a teacher. Both teen gunmen then killed themselves. (Source: KMGH/CNN)
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The 1999 massacre killed 12 students and a teacher. Both teen gunmen then killed themselves.

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Jailed murder suspect allegedly orchestrates plot to harm witnesses

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Two people are accused of trying to keep witnesses from testifying in a trio of murder and armed robbery cases. Kirrasha Nicholas, 25, was booked on Friday, April 18th. The police say Nicholas's boyfriend, More>>

Man accused of rape, victim now pregnant

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A man is accused of forcible rape and other charges after allegedly forcing sexual acts on a minor who later became pregnant. According to a probable cause report from the BRPD Sex Crimes Division, 33-year-old More>>

Identity revealed of man killed in afternoon shooting

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Baton Rouge Police say they have identified the victim killed in a deadly shooting this afternoon.

The incident happened around 1:30pm on Polk Street near Tennessee Street.
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Potential robber dies after getting stuck in oven vent

Jefferson Parish Police responded to a 911 call at Greg's Food Mart on Westwood Drive after the owner came to work to find a man's legs dangling from an oven vent in the kitchen. More>>

Woman finds body during egg hunt

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Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play. More>>

La. legislative session reaches its midway point

Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled More>>

Arson suspected in late night restaurant fire

Fire investigators believe arson is the cause of a restaurant fire that happened overnight. More>>

Social media helps woman find her birth mother

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An Iowa woman looked to strangers to help her find her birth mom. And just three days later, she found what she was looking for. More>>

Should Good Friday be a public holiday? Video included

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Many people enjoyed the day off from work on Good Friday; some of those people are our state employees. But there are some residents of Baton Rouge who believe taxpayers should not be footing the bill for this Christian holiday.
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Ole Miss evens series with 5-1 win over LSU

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Tenth-ranked Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 7 LSU Friday night as the Rebels posted a 5-1 victory at Swayze Field. More>>

McKinley Middle school students travel to Costa Rica

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About 60 students from McKinley Middle are in Costa Rica. The students left from the Baton Rouge airport Friday. More>>

Mayor, others honored as Pioneering Journalists Video included

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Mayor Kip Holden was honored at the Second Annual Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists Scholarship luncheon. The luncheon was held at Boudreaux's. More>>

911 dispatchers always on duty Video included

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Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year a 911 dispatcher is by the phone, ready to act when emergency strikes. In the East Baton Rouge Parish dispatch center, 911 operators take 1,100 More>>

LSU advances to Super Six for second straight season

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For the second straight season and the fourth time in school history, the LSU gymnastics team punched its ticket to the NCAA Super Six after a third-place finish in semifinal I Friday afternoon. More>>

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