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LSU rallies late to beat Wisconsin 28-24 Video included


No. 13 LSU started off slow and spotted No. 14 Wisconsin a 24-7 lead before the Tigers rallied to beat the Badgers 28-24 in Houston on Saturday night.

SU backup QB Austin Howard produces positive results in loss to Louisiana-Lafayette Video included


The outcome of Southern's season opener at Louisiana-Lafayette was a bit one-sided in a 45-6 loss, but the Jaguars can walk away knowing they do have promise at quarterback in true freshman Austin Howard.

No. 3 Southeastern runs away from Jacksonville in 44-3 win Video included


No. 3 Southeastern jumped out to a 27-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 44-3 victory over Jacksonville in the season opener for the defending Southland Conference champions.

Fatal motorcycle crash kills MS man in Tangipahoa Parish on I-12 Video included


A Mississippi native died in a fatal motorcycle crash in the early morning on Saturday.According to the State Police of Troop L, it happened at around 12:45 a.m. on the Interstate 12 eastbound near mile marker 38, just west of the Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish.Investigators say that 49-year-old 

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town


Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...

Livingston woman found dead, suspect arrested Video included


A man is facing murder charges after a Livingston woman was found dead in her home.Deputies say that Caleb Lee Lejeune, 27, admitted to killing 47-year-old Joy Messina of Livingston, La. 

Man accused of inappropriate conduct with Angola inmate dies in tragic accident Video included

Updated: Aug 30, 2014 08:40 PM

A St. Francisville man is dead after being crushed in the cab of a vehicle by a fallen tree, according to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional


Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...

Compliance checks delay Southern's arrival for game against UL-Lafayette Video included


In a move that threatened the Southern Jaguars from playing their season opener against the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, the players were taken off the bus on campus to make sure they were certified by the NCAA to compete in the game.

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions


Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future


Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

Saints cut Bailey, Meachem, both kickers


The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday.

Saints release 53-man roster to start season

The Saints released their official 53-man roster to start the NFL season.

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says


An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze


Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.

Doucet points to 3 keys to watch in LSU vs. Wisconsin


Many are calling LSU vs. Wisconsin THE game to watch this weekend and here are the three main things fans should focus on for this matchup.

Hagan gives 3 things to watch in Southern vs. UL-Lafayette


Quarterback play looks to be one of the major factors fans should keep an eye on when Southern University heads west on I-10 to face UL-Lafayette on Saturday.

Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days


A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan


A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

LSU's Ranaudo wins third MLB start, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings to win his third big league start as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.

Jamboree: Scores


Here are the final scores for games played Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29.

Seven new cases of West Nile Virus found in EBR Parish Video included


The state health officials have confirmed that there are 9 new cases of West Nile Virus.According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, seven of those cases are in East Baton Rouge Parish, and the other two are reported in Ascension and Caddo Parishes.

Chico Garcia three years after accident Video included


This week was one of great anticipation because LSU opened its season against Wisconsin. The week also marked the three year anniversary for former LSU cheerleader of a boat crash that left him paralyzed from the neck down. 

Federal judge will rule over abortion law Video included


A federal judge may make a ruling over on whether a controversial abortion law will go into effect on Monday, September 1st. 

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua


Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.

Police release photos of alleged funeral home burglar Video included

"[The burglar] went by and viewed a few bodies," owner Louis Charbonnet said. "He walked by one particular famous guy we have in here, and he stopped and visited with him and went about his business of stealing."

Tips for preventing sexual assault on college campuses Video included


One in five women are raped in their lifetime, more than half of those before the age of 24. According to federal data, college students are at particular risk for assault.  Keeping students safe means combining education and caution.  

Coyote sightings in Walker Video included


Coyotes or animals that look like them have got people talking in Walker. Police officers say people who live in heavily wooded areas of the city have been complaining that their pets are disappearing in the middle of the night.

Magician entertains LSVI students Video included


The magician admitted he had never done a show for the visually impaired so when Randall Eller performed at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, there was plenty of excitement.

Boy who killed 19 -year-old Baker woman will not be charged with her murder Video included


The 17-year-old boy who shot a 19-year-old Baker girl Thursday night and killed her will not be charged in her murder.Baker Police say the evidence shows that Charmaine Wilson shot Laquincia Wilkerson in self defense.

Mother faces charges after teen injured at party with alcohol

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Lafayette mother after a child was seriously hurt during a party she hosted.

'Gotcha Gonzales' campaign targets longtime criminals on the run Video included


Victims of crimes committed in the city of Gonzales more than a decade ago will now get their day in court.The suspects accused in their cases were nabbed in the "Gotcha Gonzales" initiative.

River Parishes Community College reaches fundraising goal


River Parishes Community College(RPCC) Foundation has reached its Capital Campaign goal of $1.1 million dollars to build the new Advanced Technology Center.

Search warrants underway in Scott Rogers' investigation Video included


The Iberville Parish Sheriff's office is getting warrants to search phones and computers as part of the investigation into the murder-attempted suicide of Scott Rogers.“I want to see whatever information is on those devices,” says Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.

Creative Louisiana continues to inspire local community

Some of the most creative residents in Baton Rouge are getting the chance to make more art, thanks to an initiative called Creative Louisiana.

Aramis Jackson trial slated to begin summer 2015 Video included


 The man accused of murdering a woman and injuring her child during a home invasion will wait another year before facing trial. 

Free parking, shuttle services will be available at ULL, SU game Video included


Due to the anticipated big crowds for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on and around the UL Lafayette campus.

Man, 5-year-old girl shot at apartment on Old Hammond Video included

A 32-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter are recovering in the hospital after an unknown gunman shot both of them at their home on Old Hammond Hwy.

Council Votes to add new fire station Video included


A brand new fire station will be built in Baton Rouge soon. This comes after council members voted to do so at the Metro Council meeting Wednesday.Kurt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the project will be paid for with city money. 

Judge rules Roper can move forward with lawsuit Video included


The East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney who was put on paid leave last week ‘can move forward with her lawsuit against the Metro Council.'

Man arrested on drug charges; escapes police custody at hospital

A man arrested on drug charges escaped police custody while being treated at the hospital, Morgan City police say.

New Louisiana technology office saves state more than $5M in 2 months


Louisiana is on track to save more than $25 million by the end of the year because of a new office. The Office of Technology Services has saved the state more than $5 million in the last two months.

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City


Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

2014 Katrina Memorial Events

Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Trending: 'Exasperated' boy reacts to mom's pregnancy & a close call with a big fish

While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.

Bay St. Louis leaders look back nine years to Katrina Video included


On the eve of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Bay St. Louis leaders are looking back on the days following the storm and how much the city has bounced back.

Rebuilding homes and lives on Beach Blvd. in Pascagoula Video included


Nine years ago Friday, it took only 12 hours to change the entire look of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula. Where stately homes once stood, Hurricane Katrina left behind only rubble, but the people who call Beach Boulevard home are a sturdy bunch. They were determined to rebuild their homes and their lives. Doug Walker has their story.

Student with dreadlocks allowed to remain in Plaquemines school Video included

The ACLU of Louisiana said Thursday that it has reached a written agreement with the Plaquemines Parish School Board over a student's hairstyle.

CATS reduces shuttle service tickets for LSU games Video included


LSU Tiger fans are going to find it a lot harder to catch a shuttle bus to Tiger Stadium this football season. CATS is limiting its Touchdown Express tickets to 1,000 per game. 

Police investigate shooting death of 18-year-old girl Video included


Police are searching for the person responsible in the shooting death of a teenage girl late Thursday night. The 18-year-old victim was shot multiple times.

Organizers say Gonzales recall petition has required signatures Video included


Organizers of the SaveGonzales petition effort to recall two Gonzales council members told WAFB Thursday the group has the signatures required to submit the petition to the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters. 

Comic-Can results in 23,000 pounds of food Video included


More than 23,000 pounds of food was donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Comic-Can took over the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

Anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac


Another year rolls by, and it's the anniversary of one of the most catastrophic storms in the Gulf.Nine years ago, many were anxiously watching and waiting as Hurricane Katrina prepared to make landfall. 

DHH: Before amoeba, St. John Parish water system had other public health 'compliance issues' Video included

Source: Fox 8 News Source: Fox 8 News

"Certainly, the St. John water system has had compliance issues in the past," said Jake Causey, DHH's chief engineer and safe drinking water administrator. 


Ravens over Saints, 22-13

With no Drew Brees in the lineup, the backup battle took center stage against the Ravens.

State Police will continue presence in French Quarter Video included


Dozens of Louisiana State Police credited with making the French Quarter safer will stick around awhile longer.State Troopers were originally set to leave on Monday, Labor Day, but now the commander says an undetermined number will stay through November.

Finally! Brees' baby girl name revealed

The name was announced publicly during the CST broadcast of the Saints' final preseason game.

Health tips for college students


With classes well underway, college students are quickly getting into the rhythm of campus life. Unfortunately, that rhythm doesn't always follow a healthy beat.

How to limit mosquitoes in your yard


Protecting your family from the West Nile Virus starts the moment you step outside.  That means safe guarding your home, as well as your skin.  

Southern hosting HBCU art collection Video included


One of the biggest collections of art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in on display on the bluff right now.Thirty artists from 24 HBCU's including Southern submitted everything from paintings to sculptures to prints for the exhibit.

Infrastructure struggles to keep up with LSU apartments Video included


With LSU in the first week of classes, you may have noticed a bit more traffic congestion in that part of town. A number of new apartment complexes are feeding growth in the area, and a couple key intersections have changed as a result . Recently reconfigured by the state, the intersection of Burbank Dr. and E. Boyd Dr. remains a trouble spot. 

Power of 9: Spike Barras Video included


Spike Barras is retired, but hardly resting. For years, he traveled the world, helping companies construct new factories, refineries and infrastructure. 9News found him at work at The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane.

Two men accuse Scott Rogers of sexual abuse Video included


An alleged victim describes Around Town talk show host Scott Rogers as a "master manipulator" and a "monster," saying Rogers sexually abused him.

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution


An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after...

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers


The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the...

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans


Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six...

Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia


President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in...

Gen. Honore in New Orleans for Katrina anniversary

Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Police need your help identifying Chevron burglar


Baton Rouge Police need your help identifying a suspect who they say robbed the Hop-In Chevron Service Station, 2915 Highland Road.The burglary happened on Aug. 26 at about 8 p.m. 

Toddler drowns in family friend's swimming pool Video included

Officials confirm that a young child died this afternoon after she fell into a swimming pool.

Deputies search for man wanted for allegedly shooting at neighbor


Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in finding a man accused of shooting at another man who had allegedly gotten into an argument with the suspect's mother.

Narcotics detectives report finding 34 'shake-n-bake' meth labs in home near school


Authorities said a man was arrested on multiple charges after nearly three dozen meth labs were found in his home, which is near an elementary school.

Steps taken to raise chlorine levels after amoeba found in water line Video included

The Department of Health and Hospitals said Wednesday that it has detected an amoeba at the end of the St. John the Baptist Parish line in Water District 1.

Autopsy shows Scott Rogers died of single gunshot wound to the head Video included


The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported the autopsy shows Baton Rouge television celebrity Scott Rogers died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The investigation into his death is ongoing.

Man accused of setting grandmother's house on fire Video included


A 29-year-old man is being held on a $30,000 because he is accused of setting his grandmother's house on fire. He is charged with aggravated arson.

Officials say water company ruptured gas line while digging Video included


Some drivers ran into problems due to a partial road closure on South Choctaw Drive in Baton Rouge that was caused by a ruptured gas line Thursday morning. The roadway has been reopened.

Request to block new La. abortion law goes before judge Video included


An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.

Major parking study gets underway in downtown Baton Rouge Video included


The Downtown Development District will conduct an extensive parking study in downtown Baton Rouge beginning Thursday that will assess existing spaces, as well as areas where more can be created.

Dolly Parton completes Ice Bucket Challenge


Country music legend Dolly Parton has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Parton said she was challenged by several people, including Kenny Rogers.

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