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One dead in double shooting on Clearview Avenue

Two men were shot Sunday night leaving one dead.

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Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump Video included

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia Video included

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In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip Video included

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe.

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Special Session 2018: What to expect as La. lawmakers head back to the capitol Video included

Capitol building (Source: WAFB) Capitol building (Source: WAFB)

Starting Monday, Louisiana legislators will be back at the state capitol for the fifth special session since just 2016.

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LC native buys over 200 tickets for community to see Black Panther Video included

(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC) (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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Theaters around the country including right here in Lake Charles are selling out for the movie Black panther.  But for many in the community they got a chance to see the movie for free, thanks to one Lake Charles native.  The mall food court was packed Saturday.  As a large group enjoyed their tea,lemonade, pizza and boudin, but the mall food court wasn't their final stop. Because everyone was headed to the movies to see Black Panther.  Marrion Borden was so e...

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Concert held to help send Baker High band to Carnegie Hall Video included

A concert was held to benefit the Baker High School band, hoping to play in New York's Carnegie Hall (Source: WAFB) A concert was held to benefit the Baker High School band, hoping to play in New York's Carnegie Hall (Source: WAFB)
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Next month, members of the Baker High School symphonic band will travel to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall.

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The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145

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The NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center has begun.

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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

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Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south.

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Private school in FL giving away 2 rifles as prizes at golf tournament

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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The school announced the prizes in a post to its event page on Facebook on Jan. 29, weeks before the Parkland shooting brought the gun debate back into the spotlight.

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The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run

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The Daytona 500 is sold out for the third straight year.

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School safety not compromised as detectives investigate Dutchtown area social media threat

Ascension Parish Sheriff's unit (Source: WAFB) Ascension Parish Sheriff's unit (Source: WAFB)

Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating a social media post that made threats mentioning Dutchtown High School.

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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

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LSU baseball falls to Notre Dame in series finale

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With the loss, the Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.

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CDC: Early detection of flu vital for children Video included

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Flu activity has led to 20 pediatric deaths so far this year so recognizing early symptoms and signs of the flu are vital.

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Filmmakers filming in Louisiana treat Natchez children to 'Black Panther' movie

A line of people waiting to see Black Panther is reflected in the movie poster Saturday at the Natchez Mall movie theater. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat) A line of people waiting to see Black Panther is reflected in the movie poster Saturday at the Natchez Mall movie theater. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Scores of Natchez youth were treated Saturday to the new movie, “Black Panther” on the dime of two local filmmakers, The Natchez Democrat reports. 

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Vehicle strikes Entergy's equipment leaving over 1,000 without power including 'Black Panther' theatergoers

(Source: Entergy): Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, there was a power outage in Perkins Rowe area. According to Entergy's outage map, there were 1,115 of their customers affected by the outage. (Source: Entergy): Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, there was a power outage in Perkins Rowe area. According to Entergy's outage map, there were 1,115 of their customers affected by the outage.

Entergy has been working around the clock to restore power after an outage that affected over 1,000 people including many theatergoers on a much anticipated weekend.

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‘Black Panther’ smashes records with $218M opening at President's Day weekend box office

(Source: Marvel): Marvel Studios/Disney via AP (Source: Marvel): Marvel Studios/Disney via AP

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at over 4,000 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday, Variety says. 

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Business owner harassed over showing support for police Video included

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The store owner showed support for police, and someone posted a threatening sign on her door.

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NOPD releases picture of 3 suspects wanted in connection with Mardi Gras double shooting

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The New Orleans Police Department has released an image of three suspects wanted in connection with a double shooting on Mardi Gras day.

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Teen found shot, killed at BREC park Video included

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Dequantay Singleton. (Source: Family) The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Dequantay Singleton. (Source: Family)
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Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a man after they found his body in a park Saturday.

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Goepper's journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal

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Nick Goepper says he's more prepared to handle the burst of fame that comes with winning an Olympic medal than he was four years ago.

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FedEx hires first African-American woman pilot at company

Tahirah Lamont Brown (Source: FedEx) Tahirah Lamont Brown (Source: FedEx)
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Tahirah Lamont Brown, a FedEx Airbus captain and line check airman,  is the first African-American woman pilot for FedEx.  

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Danica Patrick speeding toward NASCAR's exit ramp

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Patrick races her final NASCAR event at Daytona 500 in 1st leg of 'Danica Double'. More>>

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SPD confirms missing 7-year-old has been found safe Video included

Sharie Washington, 7 (Source: SPD) Sharie Washington, 7 (Source: SPD)
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Shreveport police is asking the public's help in locating a 7-year-old girl that's been missing since Friday. 

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Army vet moves into apartment after 5 years of living homeless Video included

Saucier is an army vet (Source: WLOX) Saucier is an army vet (Source: WLOX)
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Army vet Clint Saucier moved into his new apartment this week and got some housewarming gifts from the founder of Shepherd of the Gulf.

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Viral: Australian church sign sparks discussion on social media about school shooting

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A church sign from an Australia has sparked discussion about the recent high school shooting.  

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REPORT: Off-duty BRPD officer was going 94 mph at time of wreck that killed 1-year-old girl Video included

Christopher Manuel, 27 (Source: EBRSO) Christopher Manuel, 27 (Source: EBRSO)

A 27-year-old corporal with the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested Friday after reportedly causing a wreck back in October that left an 1-year-old child dead.

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BRPD says person found dead at Brandywine complex was shot multiple times Video included

Brandywine Condominiums (Source: WAFB) Brandywine Condominiums (Source: WAFB)

Baton Rouge police have confirmed to 9News that they have launched an investigation after the body of a man was found at an abandoned apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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Recovery specialists talk about solutions to opioid crisis Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Addiction recovery specialists gathered at the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge for the "Break Every Chain" event Sunday.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Breezy warm-up winds will start your work week

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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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Police chief wife arrested for DWI

Tammy Brignac, 50 (Source: LPSO) Tammy Brignac, 50 (Source: LPSO)

A spokesperson for Louisiana State Police said 50-year-old Tammy Brignac was arrested just after midnight on Hwy. 16 east of Hwy. 444.

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning. More>>

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

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The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

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The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets Video included

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

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Waters' field goal gives LSU 64-63 win over Missouri

Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB) Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

Tremont Waters made a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining in the game to give LSU a 64-63 Southeastern Conference victory against Missouri on Saturday.

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Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

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Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and outclassed the United States in a convincing 4-0 shutout Saturday night as each team wrapped up pool play at the Olympics. More>>

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. More>>

'Huge,' 40-ton mass of fishing nets washes ashore on Hawaii beach Video included

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Kamilo Point on the Big Island is considered by researchers to be the dirtiest beach in the state. That's because tons of plastic and other marine debris have washed ashore there.

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Special Olympics La., law enforcement hosts Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge fundraiser Video included

Polar Plunge 2017 (Source: WAFB) Polar Plunge 2017 (Source: WAFB)

Special Olympics Louisiana and law enforcement officers are hosting the 10th Annual Polar Plunge, called Freezin' for a Reason, on Saturday, February 17.

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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair Video included

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The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006.

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Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

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Lindey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. More>>

42-year-old man charged with first-degree rape after sexual assault of 12-year-old

James Hughes, 42 (Source: EBRSO) James Hughes, 42 (Source: EBRSO)

A Baton Rouge man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old. 

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Japan's Hanyu wins skating gold, receives chorus of Poohs

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Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made history at the Olympics on Friday night, setting off a hailstorm of Winnie the Pooh dolls.

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Flu testing machine gives doctors an advantage

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A new machine looks for the flu virus in a different way and is far more effective than conventional tests.

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The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors Video included

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The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting.

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Overnight fire at apartment complex displaces 30+ people Video included

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Fire crews worked through the night to put out an apartment fire that ultimately displaced over 30 people.

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Doctor faces death threats online, says more should be done about mental health Video included

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After facing death threats on Facebook from one of his patients, a Lowcountry doctor is saying more should be done when it comes to mental health.

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Deputies discover dead infant twins in suitcase as neighbors ask why Video included

Two infants discovered dead in a suitcase along a Cross County road (Source: KAIT) Two infants discovered dead in a suitcase along a Cross County road (Source: KAIT)
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The Cross County Sheriff's Office is investigating a disturbing case after deputies discovered the bodies of two newly born infants Friday.

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Details emerge of Florida shooter's violent state of mind

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Group chat messages and past police reports are beginning to piece together Nikolas Cruz’s violent history.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico Video included

USGS reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday, Feb. 16. (Source: CNN/FOROtv) USGS reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday, Feb. 16. (Source: CNN/FOROtv)
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A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital.

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Newborn twins found dead inside suitcase in an Arkansas ditch Video included

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The bodies of two newborns were discovered in a purple suitcase on County Road 602 in Wynne, Arkansas, according to Cross County Sheriff's Office.

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House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill Video included

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The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in limbo.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, February 16

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, February 16.

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McKinley High School to test 'blue box' security system Video included

McKinley High School (Source: WAFB) McKinley High School (Source: WAFB)

A public school in East Baton Rouge Parish will be the first in the area to have new technology on its campus aimed at helping police zero in on suspected shooters. It's already being used in more than 100 schools across the country.

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Rep. Richmond demands House Homeland Security Committee hold hearing on mass shootings

Congressman Cedric Richmond (Source: US House of Representatives) Congressman Cedric Richmond (Source: US House of Representatives)

Congressman Cedric Richmond says the House Homeland Security Committee needs to hold a hearing to explore mass shootings as the "domestic terrorism they are."

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Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings Video included

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The October deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas and other mass shootings have sparked debate but have had scant impact on the march toward looser gun laws under the Republican-controlled Congress.

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National Pet Adoption Weekend happening at PetSmart Video included

Four times per year, PetSmart Charities works with Animal Welfare Organizations across North America to host pet adoption events within PetSmart stores. 

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No cost flu vaccines available at parish health units

Flu shot (Source: WAFB) Flu shot (Source: WAFB)
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The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state while supplies last.

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Former Ascension Parish deputy sentenced for having sex with 14-year-old girl while on duty Video included

William Lanoux (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) William Lanoux (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

A former deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced after having sex with a 14-year-old girl while on duty back in 2016.

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