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Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly wreck in Ventress (Source: WAFB) Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly wreck in Ventress (Source: WAFB)

1 dead in wreck after hitting tree in Pointe Coupee Parish

One person is dead after a wreck in Ventress Tuesday night.

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8-year-old child brought to ER with gunshot wound Video included

EMS ambulance (Source: WAFB) EMS ambulance (Source: WAFB)

A child with a gunshot wound was brought to a Baton Rouge emergency room Tuesday afternoon.

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Two officers critically wounded in shooting at Home Depot in Dallas, police looking for suspect

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An officer-involved shooting has been reported at a Dallas Home Depot.  

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La. Senate panel approves bill creating protections for oil pipelines Video included

Bayou Bridge pipeline (Source: WAFB) Bayou Bridge pipeline (Source: WAFB)

Just weeks after construction equipment for the Bayou Bridge pipeline was reportedly damaged in Assumption Parish, a new push is underway at the state capitol to create protections for those lines.

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GRAPHIC: Police investigating after Waffle House arrest video surfaces Video included

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The encounter was captured on video and has caused an uproar from the community.

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Students with special needs get big surprise

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook

A group of students with special needs who attend Central Middle School got a big surprise courtesy of Nike.

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'It was only an accident'; woman arrested for allegedly raping pre-teen boy

Arnesha Louis, 21 (Source: KATC/SPSO) Arnesha Louis, 21 (Source: KATC/SPSO)
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A woman is behind bars in connection with the rape of a young boy.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Tuesday, April 24

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Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

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Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone. More>>

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women Video included

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Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

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Indivisible Baton Rouge to host town hall meeting on proposed EBR tax renewals

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Indivisible Baton Rouge will host a Town Hall meeting for the three East Baton Rouge Parish School tax renewal proposals that will be on the ballot this weekend.

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For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids Video included

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For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

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Events moved due to repairs on downtown library Video included

River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB) River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB)

Some events in downtown Baton Rouge are having to be relocated due to repair work going on at the River Center Branch Library.

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North Alabama man accused of stealing from church collection plate Video included

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A Huntsville man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his church and church members tell police he confessed to the crime in front of the entire congregation. 

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Southern University to host 2nd annual Spring Flower & Garden Conference

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

Southern University will host its second annual conference on spring flowers and gardens at the university’s ag center on April 25.

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La. lawmakers consider pushing back LSU start times to reduce traffic Video included

LSU campus (Source: WAFB) LSU campus (Source: WAFB)

Some Louisiana lawmakers are pushing for a resolution to help reduce Baton Rouge's traffic issues.

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Extras wanted for prohibition party scene in Al Capone movie filming in New Orleans

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Central Casting Louisiana is looking to cast extras for a prohibition party scene filming in New Orleans on May 9.

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Report: Medical data breach could impact patients across country

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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Sensitive patient medical records compiled by possibly thousands of doctors may have been compromised, according to data security researcher KrebsonSecurity.

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Two men wanted for trying to burglarize home

Two men are wanted for reportedly trying to burglarize a home on White Sands Drive (Source: BRPD) Two men are wanted for reportedly trying to burglarize a home on White Sands Drive (Source: BRPD)

The Baton Rouge Police Department is seeking the public's help finding two accused burglars.

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Bob Dorough, creator of Schoolhouse Rock, dies at 94

Bob Dorough, composer of the catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' songs, has died at age 94. (source:Wikimedia Commons) Bob Dorough, composer of the catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' songs, has died at age 94. (source:Wikimedia Commons)
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Bob Dorough, composer of the catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' songs, has died at age 94.  

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ESSENCE magazine names Baton Rouge, New Orleans mayors on 'Woke 100 Women' list

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome made ESSENCE magazine's "Woke 100 Women" list (Source: essence.com) Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome made ESSENCE magazine's "Woke 100 Women" list (Source: essence.com)
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Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome joins Rihanna and other female mayors from around the country on the list.

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'Greyhound' in need of extras for final week of filming aboard USS KIDD Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A spokesperson for Central Casting Louisiana tells WAFB the company is in urgent need of extras for the last week of filming for the upcoming World War II movie ‘Greyhound.’

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Legislative auditor asked to investigate LSU business deal Video included

LSU has requested the Louisiana legislative auditor look into their former dealings with LaHIT about a computer program developed at the school (Source: WAFB) LSU has requested the Louisiana legislative auditor look into their former dealings with LaHIT about a computer program developed at the school (Source: WAFB)

Amid questions raised by the 9News Investigators, as well as an anonymous tipster, LSU has asked Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera to look into LSU’s former business dealings with a non-profit called Louisiana Health Information Technology Foundation (LaHIT).

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YETI says NRA claims are 'inaccurate'

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YETI said the NRA is twisting its words. 

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Babysitter calls 911, reports "something terrible has happened" after Streetsboro child reportedly shoots, kills sibling Video included

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A 13-year-old boy is now facing aggravated murder charges after police say he shot his 11-year-old brother with a gun he stole from his grandfather's home.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful April afternoon; another on the way

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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Groups host Oil & Natural Gas Industry Day Video included

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Oil & Natural Gas Industry Day will provide hundreds of attendees with the rare opportunity to discuss issues impacting Louisiana’s energy industry with professionals in the field, along with state lawmakers.

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Southern Miss sorority saves the last dance for WWII veteran Video included

The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. (Photo source: WDAM) The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. (Photo source: WDAM)
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The ladies of Phi Mu Sorority on the University of Southern Miss campus hosted a dance for 92-year-old War World II Navy veteran Paul Sonnier. Jessica Moreau, a social work intern at SouthernCare Hospice Services, says she would often visit with Sonnier. "He'd always ask me if I wanted to go to Ropers, the local bar," says Moreau. "He says I'll teach you how to jitterbug and the Waltz." Moreau says one day Sonnier told her his final wish would be "to dance ...

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13 semi-trucks help police line highway to stop suicidal man from jumping Video included

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Thirteen semis parked underneath the bridge to shorten the potential fall.

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Uranus smells like rotten eggs, researchers say Video included

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Researchers observed Uranus' cloud cover which is made of hydrogen sulfide. The compound makes rotten eggs smell bad.

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GoFundMe created for Waffle House hero exceeds goal in less than 24 hours Video included

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Many are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero after he rushed a gunman, took his gun away and tossed it over the counter during a mass shooting at a Nashville area Waffle House. 

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LSU softball hosting South Alabama Tuesday night

The LSU softball Tigers will host South Alabama Tuesday night at Tiger Park. 

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Suspected gunman in Waffle House mass shooting charged Video included

Travis Reinking was arrested at 1:07 p.m. in Antioch. (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Travis Reinking was arrested at 1:07 p.m. in Antioch. (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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The suspected gunman, 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was arrested Monday afternoon, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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Bill making hazing a felony wins approval from Senate panel

Maxwell Gruver (Source: Family) Maxwell Gruver (Source: Family)
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A bill aimed at cracking down on hazing in Louisiana is one step closer to becoming law, as a Senate panel gave the bill its approval Tuesday. It is called the Max Gruver Act, named in honor of the LSU student who died last fall while rushing one of the fraternities.

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WATCH: Riverbanks Zoo in SC has launched a lion cub cam and its as cute as you think it is! Video included

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Baby fever continues at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and you can be a part of the fever with a new webcam that features the zoo's newest little ones.  

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Police: Father charged with murder of 15-year-old son in St. Charles Parish

Ed Vellion. Source: St. Charles Parish Ed Vellion. Source: St. Charles Parish

A father is accused of killing his own 15-year-old son, and injuring his wife,  according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. 

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Grandma of toddler shot in head pleads 'If you own a gun, put a trigger lock on it'

Grandmother of toddler shot in head pleads 'I you have a gun, put a trigger lock on it' (Source: Clark family) Grandmother of toddler shot in head pleads 'I you have a gun, put a trigger lock on it' (Source: Clark family)
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An Amarillo toddler continues to fight to recover after he shot himself in the head in March.

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OUR TURN: Kneeling Basketball Players Video included

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One of our viewers who now lives in Denham Springs got a lot of attention from a picture posted on social media. And judging by the likes and shares - it also got your attention.

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EBR Parish Schools Superintendent explains three tax renewals on upcoming ballot Video included

(Source: www.ebrschools.org) (Source: www.ebrschools.org)

The future of the East Baton Rouge School System lies in the hands of voters this weekend.

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Car crashes into stroller, throws baby 50 feet Video included

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The impact launched the child 50 feet down a Modesto, CA, road Sunday, but he miraculously got away with just a few bumps and bruises.

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Sheriff: Deputies respond to domestic disturbance, woman confronts them armed with knives

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A woman was arrested after deputies were called to a home on a reported domestic disturbance and she allegedly confronted the investigators with knives in her hands.

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RAW: 2 dangling workers saved after scaffold falls Video included

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Rescuers said both workers were secured by their harness ropes during the rescue.

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Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

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A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

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Tigers look to bounce back against Lamar

The Tigers are looking to start a new winning streak Tuesday against Lamar after being swept by South Carolina over the weekend. 

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2 Northeast High students killed in crash, driver hospitalized Video included

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Three students from Northeast High School in Pride were involved in a crash while on the way to school the morning of April 9, killing two and leaving the driver hospitalized.

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Elderly man shot while in his home was not intended target, according to deputies

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An innocent bystander was shot inside his home when a shooter opened fire Monday night. The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the shooting happened on Barrow Street near Ferdinand Street in Plaquemine a little before 10 p.m.

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WATCH: Rare corpse flower blooms at Tucson Botanical Gardens

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The Tucson Botanical Gardens, for the first time ever, will have a corpse flower bloom on property. 

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Man previously arrested on child porn charges now accused of indecent behavior with juveniles Video included

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A man accused of possessing child porn is now facing another charge as a result of the ongoing investigation. Court documents show Steven Everhardt, 51, of Baton Rouge, is suspected of exposing himself to several girls five years ago.

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NutriZone recalls ALL kratom dietary supplements due to possible salmonella risk

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The FDA reported Tuesday that a Houston-based company is expanding its recall of dietary supplements because of a possible salmonella health risk.

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Missing AL 5-year-old located in Mississippi

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A 5-year-old reported missing in Sylacauga has been located in Mississippi. 

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Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

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Lawyers for the family of a black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot say an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help.

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Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint Video included

An Alabama police department says it's investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a Waffle House. (Source: WPMI/CNN/Canita Adams) An Alabama police department says it's investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a Waffle House. (Source: WPMI/CNN/Canita Adams)
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An Alabama police department says it's investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a restaurant.

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Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU at Houston hospital Video included

Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN) Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN)
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Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other president and first lady in history. 

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DOTD makes bold promises for ongoing I-10 widening project; not everyone sold Video included

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is hosting two informal, open house meetings this month to inform residents about the ongoing construction on I-10 between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and LA 73 in Ascension Parish.

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Man who stopped Waffle House shooter says he's no hero

James Shaw, Jr. (Source: WMC Action News 5) James Shaw, Jr. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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One of the victims of the Waffle House shooting is being praised for his heroic actions. 

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More streets being closed due to remedial work required on downtown library

River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB) River Center Branch Library (Source: WAFB)

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday that more roads will need to be closed in downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate large equipment that will be necessary for the remedial work required at the library.

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