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2 dead in wreck on 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish

Two people are dead after a car wreck on US 190 in front of Not Your Mama's Cafe & Tavern, says officials with the Livonia Police Department.

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Livingston Parish firefighter rescues baby duck from storm drain Video included

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A firefighter with Livingston Parish District #5 rescued a duckling from a storm drain Thursday afternoon.

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LSU safety Jamal Adams headed to New York Jets

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With the 6th pick of the first round, the New York Jets have picked former LSU safety Jamal Adams.

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The Investigators: School bus safety

Imagine your child riding home on a school bus when it gets into an accident. Then the bus driver leaves the scene. The Baton Rouge Police Department handled such a situation a few weeks ago. 

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Body of woman found in Bayou Lafourche Video included

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Deputies are investigating a body that was found near the roadway at the Ascension/Assumption Parish line Thursday afternoon.

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Leonard Fournette drafted in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted former LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the 4th pick of the first round.

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Man wanted for allegedly raping woman after giving her a ride

Alvin Weeks, 41 (Source: BRPD) Alvin Weeks, 41 (Source: BRPD)

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department have issued an arrest warrant for a man who is accused of raping a woman back in November of 2016.

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Apple Watch users flood 911 centers with bogus calls Video included

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At a time when seconds count, some 911 operators claim time is being wasted. The Tangipahoa 911 Center reports 70 percent of the calls they get are mis-dials. They believe a new feature on the Apple Watch may be to blame.

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Denham Springs man who crawled out of police car recaptured Video included

Nicholas Allen (Source: Denham Springs PD) Nicholas Allen (Source: Denham Springs PD)

A man who escaped the custody of Denham Springs Police officers Thursday afternoon has been recaptured, officials say.

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Federal decision in Sterling shooting expected in coming days Video included

Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook) Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook)

The federal decision in the Alton Sterling police shooting case could be imminent, according to several sources close to the initial investigation. 

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn Video included

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Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, April 27

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Roadway incidents for Thursday, April 27

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2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

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The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday.

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Garrett 1st to Browns, Bears trade up for QB Trubisky

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No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.

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OLOL holds butterfly release to honor organ donors who made ultimate sacrifice Video included

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Silent heroes were honored by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) during their annual Gift of Life service and butterfly release.

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La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries graduates new class of cadets

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 31st class of cadets into the Enforcement Division Thursday.

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Police reform bills breeze past first hurdle at La. state capitol Video included

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Ten months after Alton Sterling died at the hands of a Baton Rouge Police officer, bills reforming police training and practices breezed past their first hurdle Thursday at the Louisiana capitol.

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Multiple fire departments respond to house fire on Vancouver Video included

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Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire on Vancouver Dr. in Baton Rouge Thursday evening.

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WWII veterans get special ride on plane used in the war Video included

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Eight war veterans of Saint James Place for the Elderly were given guest rides in one of the original airplanes used back in WWII.

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Search for 2 children continues; deaths of mother, another relative being investigated Video included

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Arkansas authorities have identified a woman found dead earlier this week as the mother of two missing children.

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WANTED: Police seeking man who allegedly robbed Family Dollar on Plank Rd.

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Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are investigating a robbery that reportedly occurred at the Family Dollar on Plank Rd. Thursday afternoon.

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NOFD rescues naked man from 14-story power transmission tower Video included

(Source: Michael DeMocker NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Source: Michael DeMocker NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

New Orleans firefighters rescued a naked man after he climbed a 14 story power transmission tower in New Orleans East.

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Helping You Help Yourself series hosts second meeting for Denham Springs flood victims Video included

Dutch Physical Therapy will host the second seminar of the Helping You Help Yourself series that focuses on the people of Denham Springs and their struggles after the 2016 August Flood. 

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Multiple events being held throughout BR area for Drug Take Back Day

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Many different sheriff's offices and police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), are holding events for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29.

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Free career fair to be held in Baton Rouge June 7

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National Career Fairs is hosting a free hiring event for all job seekers in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, June 7.

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LSU at Alabama: SEC Series Preview

LSU at Alabama: SEC Series Preview

The Tigers are on the road again this weekend, traveling to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama.

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YMCA to hold 10th annual swimsuit drive

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The YMCA of the Capital Area is hosting its 10th annual swimsuit drive from May 1 to 31. Donations of new or gently used swimsuits will be taken at all YMCA of the Capital Area locations.

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Rocca Pizzeria coming to Mid-City this summer

Rendering of Rocca Pizzeria Rendering of Rocca Pizzeria

The founders of Izzo's Illegal Burrito and LIT Pizza, Ozzie Fernandez and Gary Kovacs, are bringing their latest restaurant, Rocca Pizzeria, to Government St. in Baton Rouge this summer.

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'Most eligible bachelor': Sudan the rhino joins Tinder Video included

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Sudan the rhino, who lives in Kenya, has been dubbed "the most eligible bachelor in the world." He has potential suitors remaining and is using the dating app Tinder to make the magic happen.

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Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride Video included

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Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise Wednesday: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. More>>

HAND IT ON: Mikel Albagdadi Video included

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Simply put, the world needs more young people like Mikel Albagdadi ... period. Mikel is a senior finance major at LSU. He will graduate in May.

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Parish Utilities of Ascension announces water system chlorine burn

Water Tower Near Donaldsonville (Source: WAFB) Water Tower Near Donaldsonville (Source: WAFB)
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Parish Utilities of Ascension, serving public water systems in West Ascension, will be conducting a free chlorine burn of its water distribution system beginning Monday, May 8, 2017 and will last 30 days.

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Dog food recalled, possibly contaminated with euthanasia drug Video included

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A California pet-food company is recalling two kinds of dog food because of a scare that it may contain a deadly drug.

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Kentwood man accused of sexual assault of child Video included

Deangelo Robbins, 36 (Source: Independence Police Department) Deangelo Robbins, 36 (Source: Independence Police Department)

A Kentwood man who escaped police is finally behind bars, officials announced.

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WANTED: Man accused of identity theft and cashing stolen checks Video included

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Police are hoping someone out there recognizes a man accused of stealing someone’s identity to get credit cards and other items. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Robby Ducote, 39, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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House approves bill to create exemption to LSP anti-nepotism law Video included

Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: Louisiana State Police) Maj. Kevin Reeves (Source: Louisiana State Police)
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The Louisiana House has approved the bill that creates an exemption to the current Louisiana State Police anti-nepotism law. State representatives voted 92-1 to advance HB 308 to the Senate.

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House panel narrowly advances bill barring 'sanctuary cities' Video included

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A bill aimed at cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities” in Louisiana narrowly made it out of a House committee Wednesday.

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Arc of East Ascension announces 2017 Dancing for a Cause lineup

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The Arc of East Ascension has revealed its lineup of Star Dancers for its annual Dancing for a Cause event, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. WAFB Anchor Cheryl Mercedes is one of 10 Star Dancers competing in this year’s event.

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Bill to allow teens who committed murder chance at parole passes La. Senate Video included

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State senators agreed to give teens convicted of murder a chance at parole after serving 25 years of a life sentence.

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Two St. Landry Parish teachers arrested for allegedly bullying students

Tracy Gallow, 50, and Ann Marie Shelvin, 44 (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office) Tracy Gallow, 50, and Ann Marie Shelvin, 44 (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office)

Two teachers at Washington Elementary School in St. Landry Parish have been arrested after reportedly bullying students, reports the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

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Professional engineering report gives La. D+ on infrastructure report card Video included

Mississippi River Bridge (Source: WAFB) Mississippi River Bridge (Source: WAFB)

According to a professional engineering report on Louisiana's infrastructure, 11 vital systems, including roads, bridge, and drinking water, are "poorly maintained, inadequately funded, and not designed to meet tomorrow's demands."

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Those with criminal records can have them expunged at upcoming event

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RAX Worldwide announced Wednesday they will host an Expungement Event for those who have damaging criminal records.

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Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, raping woman in November Video included

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Police have made an arrest in connection with a kidnapping and rape that happened five months ago after investigators matched a DNA sample to a suspect. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Derrick Shelbia, 39, was arrested Tuesday.

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Police arrest man accused of raping 8-year-old girl Video included

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A suspected child predator was taken off the streets Tuesday, according to authorities. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Missael Vasquez, 21, is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl over the weekend.

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