Mobile Top Stories - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

  • Mobile Top StoriesMore>>

  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Monday, August 21 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-08-21 18:51:46 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-08-23 01:48:05 GMT

    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine...

    More >>

    A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

    More >>
Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

One woman dead after shooting on Florida Blvd. Video included

A woman is dead after a shooting Tuesday evening, say officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

More>>

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

Updated:

ESPN moves broadcaster Robert Lee off Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by decision to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

More>>

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia Video included

Updated:

President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

More>>

Father creates app that makes children answer parents' texts

Updated:

One father has taken the initiative to create a mobile app that freezes his son’s phone until he responds to his father’s message.

More>>

Shenandoah homeowners raise concerns over proposed subdivision Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

9News has learned a local developer has big plans for Baton Rouge's Shenandoah neighborhood. If the plans are approved, it will become the largest subdivision in East Baton Rouge Parish in recent history.

More>>

Baton Rouge doctor performing new stroke prevention surgery Video included

Dr. Vince Weaver (Source: WAFB) Dr. Vince Weaver (Source: WAFB)

One doctor in Baton Rouge is offering a surgery that he says could change the future of stroke prevention.

More>>

La. governor meets with new FEMA administrator a year after historic flood Video included

Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB) Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB)

A year after floodwaters ravaged much of the Baton Rouge area, the governor met with the new FEMA administrator Tuesday for well over an hour.

More>>

Mystikal, accused of rape, asks to have his $2M bond reduced Video included

Updated:

Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, has asked that the court reduce his $2 million bond.

More>>

Sen. Bill Cassidy talks healthcare reform during tour of new West Feliciana Hospital Video included

Source: GraceHeberts Architects Source: GraceHeberts Architects

The countdown is on for the new West Feliciana Hospital to open its doors in St. Francisville. The hospital will begin accepting patients Wednesday, August 30, but excitement there is already building.

More>>

Tropical Trouble in the Gulf?

The system formerly known as Harvey is generating a lot of interest and an increased level of concern for residents along the Gulf Coast. While it's an unclassified tropical disturbance as of Tuesday afternoon, the remnants of Harvey located near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are expected to redevelop over the next day or two over the southern Gulf of Mexico. F

More>>

LSU officially welcomes Mike VII

Updated:

LSU held an official welcome event Tuesday afternoon for Mike VII. However, part of the event was postponed due to rain.

More>>

Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired Video included

Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

More>>

3rd person in custody in alleged rape involving rapper Mystikal Video included

Tenichia Monieck Wafford, 42, of Harker Heights, Texas, 1 count of accessory after the fact to first-degree rape (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Tenichia Monieck Wafford, 42, of Harker Heights, Texas, 1 count of accessory after the fact to first-degree rape (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Updated:

A third person is in custody in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving Louisiana native and rapper Mystikal.

More>>

GA mom takes breathtaking solar eclipse maternity shoot

(Source: Still Pearl Photography) (Source: Still Pearl Photography)
Updated:

One Georgia mom-to-be took advantage of Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse with an epic maternity shoot.  

More>>

Five men accused of using stolen pickup to crash through store window to steal ATM Video included

Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Authorities with the Burglary Division of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for several men, who are accused of robbing two convenience stores by crashing a stolen pickup truck into the stores to steal the ATMs located inside.

More>>

Flood survivor warmly recalls past year of 'country living'

This is what the Chandlers' home in Denham Springs looked like due to the August 2016 flood. (Source: Robert Chandler) This is what the Chandlers' home in Denham Springs looked like due to the August 2016 flood. (Source: Robert Chandler)
Updated:

WAFB's News Operations Manager shares the story of living in the "country" over the past year due to losing his home in the August 2016 flood.

More>>

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal Video included

Updated:

Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal.

More>>

Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

Updated:

A Republican Senate aide says the Senate health committee is scheduling two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized. More>>

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson Video included

Updated:

In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons.

More>>

Knock Knock Children's Museum holds grand opening ceremony Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Updated:

What started as an idea in the kitchen 13 years ago has now come to life in a riot of color and textures with the long-awaited Knock Knock Children's Museum now overlooking the LSU lakes.

More>>

FEMA awards another $5M to DOTD, City of Denham Springs to support disaster recovery efforts Video included

FEMA has awarded more than $5 million to support local efforts to remove flood debris from the August 2016 flooding, replace emergency vehicles, and to repair schools damaged in the flood.

More>>

Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit Video included

Updated:

Signs point in the direction of Trump continuing the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan.

More>>

New animal rescue vehicle unveiled in response to last year's major August flooding Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A ribbon cutting for a new animal rescue vehicle was held Tuesday, August 22 as a result of last August’s massive flooding.

More>>

Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain Video included

Updated:

American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker.

More>>

EBRSO investigating reported jury duty phone scam Video included

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a phone scam after receiving a complaint from a resident.

More>>

Infant found under overpass; kidnapping suspect arrested Video included

A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris) A 2-month-old boy was found beneath a I-20 overpass at the Sibley Exit (47) around 3 a.m. Monday after a brief but frantic search. (Source: Tim Morris)
Updated:

The man accused of abducting a 2-month-old then abandoning the boy on a ledge of an overpass along I-20 says God told him to do it.

More>>

CAUGHT: North La. man wanted in deadly shooting that also injured 1-year-old

Updated:

Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, officials with the Ruston Police Department arrested a man wanted in a shooting that left one woman dead and a 1-year-old child injured.

More>>

Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape Video included

Updated:

Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

More>>

LSU's Guice, Key named to AP Preseason All-American First Team

LSU running back Derrius Guice and linebacker Arden Key have been named to the Associated Press Preseason All-American First-Team.

More>>

Powerball jackpot soars to $700M

Updated:

What would you do with a few hundred million?

More>>

Public meetings to discuss proposed property tax increase for roads in EBR Parish Video included

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is holding a series of public meetings to inform the public about a proposed property tax aimed at improving roads in the parish.

More>>

Bond set over $3 million for man accused of Sunday's crime spree Video included

Jon Michael Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre (Source: LPD) Jon Michael Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre (Source: LPD)

Jon Michael Mauldwin’s bond has just been set at $3,850,000. Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre, is accused of an early morning crime spree that started in St. Landry Parish on Sunday around 2 a.m. Authorities said Mauldwin’s car broke down on Hwy 190 in St. Landry Parish and he allegedly broke into a nearby |

More>>

Investigators report suspect shot himself after chase on I-10

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Updated:

A suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after leading law enforcement on a chase Monday evening, according to authorities. Louisiana State Police identified him as Jason Hill, 37, of Texas City, Texas.

More>>

OUR TURN: Local Commitment Video included

Updated:

Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? That’s because of our LOCAL commitment to bring you important news, severe weather warnings, and other information about the place you call home.

More>>

breaking

Remains of sailors found on USS McCain Video included

Updated:

The USS John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday.

More>>

EBRSO investigates deadly shooting off O'Neal Lane Video included

Updated:

Detectives are investigating a shooting in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning that left one person dead. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Terrance Davis, 33.

More>>

Boy, 4, sent home from school over long hair Video included

Updated:

A 4-year-old boy who has never had a haircut is being barred from attending school until he gets one. 

More>>

Man arrested on obstruction charge in girlfriend's death now charged with murder Video included

Updated:

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Ollie Selders, 37, of Independence, is now charged with murder in the shooting death of Letisha Rheams, 27, also of Independence.

More>>

VIDEO: Baby pulled alive from rubble after deadly earthquake Video included

Updated:

Rescuers were trying to reach seven people buried in rubble, including the infant and his 7-year-old brother.

More>>

5-year-old boy stabbed to death at UNC, boy's father wounded Video included

Updated:

Charges are pending against Ebony Oluwasegva, 34, in connection with a Sunday morning domestic violence incident on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus that resulted in the death of the boy. 

More>>

Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, surrenders to authorities Video included

Michael Lawrence Tyler, a 46-year-old New Orleans-based rapper who goes by the name Mystikal, was booked Aug. 21 into Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of first-degree rape. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12) Michael Lawrence Tyler, a 46-year-old New Orleans-based rapper who goes by the name Mystikal, was booked Aug. 21 into Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of first-degree rape. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)
Updated:

He said he turned himself in "to get this business reconciled, get this behind me, man."

More>>

High-speed train crash in PA leaves at least 33 injured

Updated:

Investigators are working to determine what caused the crash.

More>>

Judge reverses 2015 termination of Dr. Calvin Nicholas, former Scotlandville High principal Video included

Updated:

A judge has reversed the 2015 termination of a former Scotlandville Magnet High principal. Judge William Morvant made the ruling Monday morning, which reverses the termination of Dr. Calvin Nicholas.

More>>

Tram Link BR plan put on hold; mayor vows it will move forward in the future Video included

Updated:

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has put the brakes on the long-awaited tram link BR plan, deciding not to take advantage of a window to apply for federal funds in September to get the ball rolling on the $170 million project.

More>>

LSU football assistant coaches hold post-practice press conference Video included

Matt Canada (Source: LSU) Matt Canada (Source: LSU)
Updated:

On a mobile device? Click here to watch live.

More>>

Students experience solar eclipse through their sense of touch Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Updated:

Thousands gathered around the capital region for the partial solar eclipse, but some students got a different view.

More>>

Hundreds watch eclipse in awe from Highland Observatory Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Updated:

Baton Rouge and the metro area joined a nation in wonder at of the marvels of the universe.

More>>

Voter registration week begins Aug. 21 Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
Updated:

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is joining registrars of voters across the state the week of Aug. 21-25, 2017 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.

More>>

New Mike the Tiger already has merchandise

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

On the same day Mike VII made his big public debut on campus, a neighboring gift store debuted a new line of merchandise in his honor.

More>>

Death of infant still being investigated after coroner rules death a homicide Video included

Investigators are looking into the death of an 8-month-old child.  

More>>

Top Broome official resigns amid 9NEWS Investigations Video included

A top deputy in Mayor Sharon’s Weston Broome’s administration, who is tied to controversial BRAVE contracts, has resigned.

More>>

It's official! LSU introduces Mike VII Video included

Updated:

Mike VII has officially been chosen. Dr. David Baker with the LSU Vet School confirmed "Harvey" is the new Mike the Tiger.

More>>

Powered by Frankly