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Prairieville man arrested after allegedly running over his wife, fleeing the scene

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Deputies have in custody a man, who they say, ran over his wife with his vehicle and left her unresponsive in a driveway.

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Memorial Day Events (2017)

Port Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony 2015 (Source: WAFB) Port Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony 2015 (Source: WAFB)

Memorial Day events list. 

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Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

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Vincent Mitchell is trying to make sense of how a family dispute in southern Mississippi led to a rampage that killed eight people, including a deputy. More>>

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to lay a wreath and deliver his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning Video included

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While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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Port Allen honors fallen veterans in somber ceremony

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Residents in Port Allen gathered Monday for a somber ceremony, pausing to honor the lives of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Frank Deford, elegant award-winning sports writer and commentator, dies at 78.

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Dozens gather at USS Kidd to remember fallen soldiers

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Kim Graham tries to remember the good times she had with her son Mark. It helps her cope with his death ten years ago.

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Fallen military heroes honored at Port Hudson National Cemetery

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Fallen war heroes were humbly honored by their loved ones during a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.

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BREAKING

Victims identified in shooting spree that left 8 dead in Mississippi Video included

Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation) Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)
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The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

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LSU named No. 4 overall seed in NCAA Baseball Championship Video included

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No. 4 LSU will host an NCAA Baseball Regional and the Tigers will host a Super Regional if they win the Baton Rouge Regional. LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, Rice, and Texas Southern are the teams in the Baton Rouge Regional.

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Bayou Country Superfest sees big dip in attendance

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New numbers just released overnight show that New Orleans may not have been that great for Bayou Country Superfest. A release from organizers states 60,000 people went to the Superdome this weekend to see names like Blake Shelton and Brooks and Dunn.

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Bogalusa resident killed crossing highway on mobility scooter

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State police say a 57-year-old woman was killed in a fatal crash while attempting to cross a highway on a mobility scooter.

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Baton Rouge General offer tips to stay safe while celebrating Memorial Day

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Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center Medical Director offers tips for a happy, uneventful Memorial Day holiday.

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Boating safety tips from La. Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries

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For many, a day on the river is a valued family tradition. To make sure those family gatherings begin and end on a good note, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have increased patrols on the waterways to make sure boaters are safe.

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WANTED

Police seeking man wanted in fatal shooting of ex-girlfriend, considered armed and dangerous Video included

Demarcus Jackson (Source: EBRSO) Demarcus Jackson (Source: EBRSO)
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Baton Rouge Police detectives have issued an arrest warrant for DeMarcus Jackson, 31, of Baton Rouge. for 2nd Degree Murder and illegal use of a weapon.

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Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

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The professional golfer was arrested about 3 a.m. in Jupiter, FL.

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Hot air balloon crashes after couple gets engaged Video included

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No one was hurt, and the couple had fun posing with pictures of the downed balloon.

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Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval Video included

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Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

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Viral video of state trooper father-daughter dance was in honor of child who died of rare cancer Video included

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Two Central Texas parents are trying to bring awareness to a rare form of brain cancer that killed their daughter five days after she was diagnosed. 

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Marginal risk for severe weather

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MONDAY: Clouds - rain/storms likely (60% coverage); a high of 84°
MONDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers (50% coverage); a low of 69°
TUESDAY: Rain/storms likely (60% coverage); a high of 82°

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US Navy SEAL parachutist killed during event in NJ Video included

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The parachutist hit the water after he cut away from his broken chute, The team jump, featuring the Navy SEAL Leap Frogs, was part of Fleet Week for New York Harbor,

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'I ain't fit to live'; man confesses to shooting spree Video included

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As officials continue to investigate a shooting spree in Lincoln County, video is circulating of a confession by the man accused of killing eight people.

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Young man saves brother with autism from house fire Video included

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The young man jumped to safety out of a second-story window then climbed up to another second-story window to pull his brother out.

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NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan Video included

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South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile.

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Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

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Takuma Sato gave Andretti Autosport a 2nd consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 by holding off Helio Castroneves in the closing laps.

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Police: Mother locked her kids in car trunk while shopping Video included

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Good Samaritans helped the 2-year-old and 5-year-old escape the trunk.

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St. Tammany Parish Coroner identifies victim killed during fatal accident

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a sky diving accident involving an instructor and a trainee Sunday morning. 

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Soldier brother surprises sister at graduation after 10 months apart Video included

Carlee hadn't seen her brother Christopher since he was deployed to Afghanistan last July. He surprised her as she graduated. (Source: KCNC/CNN) Carlee hadn't seen her brother Christopher since he was deployed to Afghanistan last July. He surprised her as she graduated. (Source: KCNC/CNN)
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Their mother had been planning this surprise for three months. They hid Christopher in the choir room until he walked into the gymnasium. Then, finally came the moment.

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

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A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement.

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LSU baseball earns 12th SEC title

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Information provided by LSUsports.net The No. 3 LSU baseball team defeated Arkansas, 4-2, to earn its 12th SEC Tournament title Sunday afternoon at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

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LSU earns 3rd straight WCWS trip Video included

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Senior Sahvanna Jaquish had a 2-run double and a 2-run single to lead LSU Softball to a 6-4 win over Florida State in Sunday's Super Regional Championship game, sending the Tigers back to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series for the third year in a row.

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House representative moves into senate seat to replace Troy Brown Video included

Edward "Ed" Price (Source: La.gov) Edward "Ed" Price (Source: La.gov)
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Former state senator Troy Brown's seat finally has a new face.

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Louisiana insurance chief: Do 'checkup' for hurricane season Video included

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Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging Louisiana residents to do an "insurance checkup" ahead of next week's start of hurricane season.

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Suspect shot after scuffle with officer in French Quarter

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A suspect was shot by a Louisiana Supreme Court Officer after a scuffle between the two Saturday night. 

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Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

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Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

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WATCH: 13-year-old meets heart donor's family for the first time Video included

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Peyton West, 13, received the gift of a lifetime this spring: a new heart. 

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In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

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As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids.

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Election Results: District 2 State Senator seat run-off Video included

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Voters headed to the poll Saturday to cast their ballots to fill an open seat in the state Senate.

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Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018

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The World War II bomber Memphis Belle goes on display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. More>>

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info Video included

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British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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VIDEO: Boy thrown from CA water slide Video included

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The slide will remain closed as the city investigates the incident.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

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Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

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Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

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A suspect has been taken into custody following an overnight manhunt in the fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police special agent, authorities said Saturday. More>>

World War II veteran receives high school diploma after more than 70 years Video included

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The Navy veteran changed his birth certificate in 1944, so he could fight in the war.

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NOBLE hosts Region V Training Conference in Baton Rouge Video included

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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Region V hosted its Training Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, May 26 and 27 2017, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.

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Parents, mental health workers warn of impact of House budget plan Video included

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State lawmakers got an earful Saturday, as parents of children with disabilities and mental health workers laid out the potential impact of the state budget.

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Angola corrections officer arrested for alleged contraband smuggling, resigns Video included

Kaelyn Franklin, 26 (Source: La. Dept. of Public safety and Corrections) Kaelyn Franklin, 26 (Source: La. Dept. of Public safety and Corrections)
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A shakedown at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a prison employee.

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In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan.

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Gregg Allman, pioneering Southern rock musician, dies Video included

Gregg Allman was a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.  

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Aid program taking applications from flood-damaged businesses

The loan application period has opened for flood-damaged small businesses and nonprofits seeking aid from a $51 million new program.

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LSU powers past South Carolina 11-0 to make SEC title game

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Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat South Carolina 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

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La. legislator says "party politics" are clouding debate over gas tax boost Video included

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Next week, legislators will make a key vote on whether to raise the state's gas tax to pay for road repairs and new projects.

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Arrest made in connection to fatal house fire near Plank Rd. Video included

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Authorities have in custody a man they say is connected to a fatal house fire, claiming the life of a 32-year-old woman.

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Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

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Interior Ministry official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan.

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Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

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It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam.

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Valero makes $1 million gift to LSU College of Engineering

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The Valero Energy Corporation made a $1 million leadership gift to the LSU College of Engineering, initiating a multi-point collaboration with the college to support engineering education and real-world, hands-on experiences for LSU engineering students, the future leaders of the energy sector.

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Baton Rouge paramedic Demerrius Slocum receives 2017 Public Service award

Pictured are EMS Paramedic Demerrius Slocum with administrator Chad Guillot and Deputy Chief Bryant Hernandez (right). Slocum received the 2017 Public Service award. Pictured are EMS Paramedic Demerrius Slocum with administrator Chad Guillot and Deputy Chief Bryant Hernandez (right). Slocum received the 2017 Public Service award.

A Baton Rouge rotary club awarded an Emergency Medical Services paramedic the 2017 Public Service award.

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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready Video included

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Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators.

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Zachary, several EBR areas ranked as safest in Louisiana

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LendEDU, an independent marketplace for student loans, released a report highlighting the Top 100 safest cities in Louisiana, Zachary was among the safest.

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

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As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM.

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Florida woman evicted over massive toy collection Video included

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The collection spreads through the living room, kitchen, bedroom and even the bathroom. Appliances and other household items are blocked because there are too many stuffed animals to access them.

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Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops Video included

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An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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