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Marksville Trial Day 3: Several expert witnesses testify; prosecution rests

In Marksville Wednesday, the prosecution just wrapped up its case against Derrick Stafford, who is accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy back in 2015.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Wednesday, March 22

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Roadway incidents for Wednesday, March 22.

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BRCC to host local leader for Women's History Month celebration

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In honor of Women's History Month, Baton Rouge Community College's Office of Student Programs and Resources and Student Government Association will host local leader, Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson, as the keynote speaker for its Women's History Celebration.

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Cold Case: Mother begs for help to catch son's killer

Tammy Johnson (Source: WAFB) Tammy Johnson (Source: WAFB)

The night of June 10, 2015 was a hot one in Baton Rouge, and a bloody one. Anthony Johnson, 23, was gunned down on his grandmother's porch on Plank Rd.

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Donaldsonville man sentenced to 17 years for possession of 40g of heroin

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A Donaldsonville man has been sentenced for possession of heroin, the 23rd Judicial District Court reports.

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High speed chase over 100 mph ends in drug bust

Davante Woods, 20 (Source: EBRSO) Davante Woods, 20 (Source: EBRSO)
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A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been booked on numerous charges after leading an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy on a high speed chase.

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Mother, young daughter killed in separate accidents within hour Video included

Julia Yates Patterson and Libby Patterson (Source: Facebook) Julia Yates Patterson and Libby Patterson (Source: Facebook)
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Valley Head police confirm a mother and her young daughter were killed in separate vehicle wrecks Tuesday afternoon.

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LSP interim superintendent named following retirement of Col. Edmonson

Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: LSP) Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: LSP)

Governor John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. 

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BRPD who crashed into median on I-12 undergoes second surgery Video included

A veteran law enforcement officer underwent a second surgery after he crashed his police vehicle while responding to a call.

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Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death of man found shot on side of road

Alphonse Reid, 35 (Source: TPSO) Alphonse Reid, 35 (Source: TPSO)

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man who was found dead inside a vehicle on the side of the road back on March 15. 

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Parish President Matassa proclaims March as Flood Awareness Month

Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President) Matassa and Shivers at the March 17 council meeting (Source: Office of the Parish President)
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Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed the month of March as Flood Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.

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APSO seeks suspects in Bishop Woods shooting; 1 arrested

Tyrone Wenzy, 35 (Source: APSO) Tyrone Wenzy, 35 (Source: APSO)

One person has been arrested and five others are being sought in connection with a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, March 21 in Ascension Parish. 

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WANTED: Livingston officials seek woman for allegedly stealing more than $1K worth of clothing

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The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying and locating a woman they say stole over $1,000 worth of clothing from a store located off Juban Rd.

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Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

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A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

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Dechia Gerald, widow of fallen officer Matthew Gerald, gives birth to baby boy Video included

Dechia Gerald with newborn son, Falyn (Source: WAFB) Dechia Gerald with newborn son, Falyn (Source: WAFB)
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Heaven sure seemed a little closer with the birth of fallen officer Matthew Gerald's brand new baby boy.

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14-year-old pleads guilty to robbing, killing 91-year-old woman

Donzell Hogan, 16 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Donzell Hogan, 16 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A 14-year-old has pleaded guilty robbing and stabbing a 91-year-old Bossier City woman in 2015.

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Rape convict accused of infecting 5-year-old with an STD

The Washington-St. Tammany Parish District attorney announced the conviction of a man accused of raping two young girls today. 

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Baton Rouge residents turn to spiritual healing

Velma Alford, Lighten Up All Over (Source: WAFB) Velma Alford, Lighten Up All Over (Source: WAFB)
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From slain officers to devastating flooding, it’s been a rough year for Baton Rouge, and people are trying to find any way they can to deal with their emotions.

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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Video included

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A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump was expected to continue hunting support for what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency.

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4 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

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AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin Video included

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The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Saints sign Te'o; Lelito headed to Tennessee

The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Manti Te’o to a two-year contract on the same day offensive lineman Tim Lelito left for Tennessee.

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Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to "horse and buggy" era Video included

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A growing number of Democrats are calling for Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to be delayed because of the FBI investigation of ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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Tip Times Thursday: NCAA Regional Semifinals

Following are the tip times for Thursday's Regional Semifinal games. 

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Popular ATVs recalled for fire, burn hazard

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Polaris has recalled thousands of ATVs because of fire and burn hazards.

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LSU officially introduces Will Wade as new basketball coach Video included

LSU will officially introduce Will Wade as the university’s next men's basketball coach during a media event Wednesday.

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District 12 community meeting scheduled for residents

Barbara Freiberg (Source: Facebook) Barbara Freiberg (Source: Facebook)

Councilwoman Barbara Freiberg will host a District 12 community meeting on Tuesday, March 28. 

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Senate last rejected Supreme Court nominee 30 years ago

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has started hearings for President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nominees are rarely rejected.  

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YMCA on Old Hammond Hwy. reopens following August flooding

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The C.B. Pennington, Jr. YMCA has finally reopened after sustaining more than three feet of water during the August 2016 flooding. 

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Heated courtroom exchanges in video voyeurism trial of Uptown plastic surgeon

(Source: Meg Gatto / Fox 8 photo) (Source: Meg Gatto / Fox 8 photo)

Major fireworks erupted in the courtroom Wednesday during the trial of an Uptown plastic surgeon accused of video voyeurism.

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Funeral for slain deputy to be held Thursday, procession route released Video included

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The funeral for a slain deputy will be held Thursday, officials say.

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What's coming, going on Netflix in April

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The Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, Disney's The BFG and a third season of Dawn of the Croods are some of the family-friendly titles coming to Netflix in April.

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Over 7K plants available at annual Master Gardener sale Video included

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association is hosting its 20th annual plant sale on Saturday, March 25.   

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Man arrested for 4 counts of sexual abuse images involving children

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly being in possession of child pornography.   

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Woman arrested for cruelty after allegedly neglecting horse

A 33-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly neglected her horse to the point of it warranting criminal charges. 

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‘Bar Rescue’ comes to aid of flooded Denham Springs business

A bar that was damaged during the August flooding will now be the focus of a hit reality television show. 

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Security officer arrested for alleged sexual relationship with teen

A 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. 

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Boy befriends dog with same skin disorder Video included

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The boy’s mother says the dog has helped her son find confidence in himself.

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Pennington holding free event to answer questions about breast cancer Video included

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is hosting a symposium that will cover the importance of staying on top of mammograms and screenings. "About one in eight women are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and unfortunately Louisiana has one of the highest mortality rates for breast cancer (so the risk that you would die from your breast cancer diagnosis)," said Dr. Anne Gilmore, LSU PBRC cancer and metabolism researcher. The free event will cover a... More>>

Girl, 10, gives stuffed animals to help traumatized children Video included

A 10-year-old girl gave Bossier sheriff’s deputies a fluffy surprise Monday when she donated 150 brand-new, stuffed animals to the office. (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office/Facebook) A 10-year-old girl gave Bossier sheriff’s deputies a fluffy surprise Monday when she donated 150 brand-new, stuffed animals to the office. (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
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The sheriff says his office's Viking Drive substation can serve as a dropoff point for others who may want to donate new or slightly used stuffed animals to Julianna's Bear Share.

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Breast implants linked to rare cancer

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The Food and Drug Administration says breast implants have been linked to several deaths from a rare form of cancer. 

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Stuck gator rescued from Florida manhole

A gator in Florida found himself in need of rescue. (Source: Pixabay) A gator in Florida found himself in need of rescue. (Source: Pixabay)
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A giant gator found himself in need of some help after getting stuck in a manhole in Florida.

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FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a chronic neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties. (Source: Raycom Media) U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a chronic neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties. (Source: Raycom Media)
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.

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Author hosts event to honor Jarrius 'Little JJ' Robertson and release his LSU football cards Video included

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A teen who isn’t letting liver disease stop him from being a huge fan of LSU sports, the New Orleans Saints, and other Louisiana teams is getting his own trading cards.

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Lawmakers: TOPS likely to be only partially funded for 2nd year in a row Video included

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Louisiana's popular scholarship program will likely not be fully funded for the second year in a row, according to lawmakers. 

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LSP: Man accused of killing deputy dies in hospital Video included

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The man accused of killing a deputy has died following being shot on Saturday, March 18.

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Mother remembers slain deputy's courageous act Video included

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A child’s first birthday turned bittersweet as the family learned of the killing of Sgt. Shawn Anderson of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

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Man accused of killing deputy was wanted for allegedly raping teen Video included

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The man accused of killing a deputy was wanted for questioning in regards to rape allegations made by a 15-year-old girl. 

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Senators Cassidy and Kennedy honor life of fallen deputy Shawn Anderson Video included

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday to recognize the life of fall EBRSO deputy, Sgt. Shawn Anderson. Senator John Kennedy also spoke on the floor to honor Deputy Anderson.

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Beyond the Badge banquet honors law enforcement for extraordinary acts Video included

Beyond the Badge banquet (Source: WAFB) Beyond the Badge banquet (Source: WAFB)

It's one thing to protect and serve, but what about finding a homeless man a home? It's just one of the many stories from those who wear the badge and go beyond it.

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ARC of East Ascension celebrates Disability Awareness Month with Family Fun Day Video included

ARC of East Ascension Family Fun Day (Source: WAFB) ARC of East Ascension Family Fun Day (Source: WAFB)

March is Disability Awareness Month and the Gonzales Police Department sponsors the organization which services people with disabilities, the ARC of East Ascension.

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La. parents can now make cash child support payments Video included

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Parents can now stop by any MoneyGram location across the state to make cash payments toward child support dues, thanks to The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services teaming up with the money transfer company.

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Friend of Dylann Roof sentenced to 27 months for lying to FBI Video included

Joey Meek (Source: WIS) Joey Meek (Source: WIS)

The person to whom Dylann Roof shared his plan to kill parishioners at a historically black church in downtown Charleston will spend 27 months in prison for lying to the FBI.

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Home Depot in Denham Springs hosting hiring event

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On March 22 and 23, The Home Depot in Denham Springs will host a hiring event for fill 30 job openings. 

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Elderly woman dies in early morning fire at Zachary home Video included

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an early morning fire that claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman.  

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Two women wanted for allegedly scamming Walmart cashier in Port Allen out of $5,500

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The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help identifying two black females who officials say entered the electronics department at the Port Allen Walmart and scammed the cashier. 

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Three people wounded after early morning shooting Video included

Three people were hospitalized after an early morning shooting. 

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