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Jury finds man guilty of killing Brusly High football player Video included


A jury has found the man accused of killing a Brusly High football player guilty of second degree murder. The verdict announced just after 3 p.m. Thursday.


Candlelight vigil set for Shreveport woman killed by falling limb Video included


A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday night in memory of the Shreveport woman who died Wednesday after storms brought a massive tree limb crashing down on top of her. 

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA


With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...

More than 1,200 residents, businesses without power


Power is out at more than 1,200 businesses and residents in the Airline Highway, Greenwells Springs Road, and Florida Boulevard area.Traffic signals are also out.

Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight


Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali


An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week.


NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado Video included


A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.

Argument among roommates ends with stabbing, 2 arrested

Two men were arrested and one was charged with attempted murder after an argument with their roommate ended with bloodshed. 

Suspension upgraded, vice principal permanently replaced following sexting arrest

School officials have upgraded the suspension for Edwin Chastang, 42, the former vice principal at Southeast Middle School who is accused of sexting a student via Facebook.

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed


Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian...

EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame


East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and six other inductees will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Friday. Sheriff Gautreaux will be honored with the award given to governmental and civic leaders dedicated to protecting residents.

Man turns himself in after shots fired at Gonzales house


A Baton Rouge man tuned himself into Gonzales, LA detectives Thursday morning after being accused of firing shots into a house full of people.

Catholic High and EBRSO practice active shooter drills Video included


Officials at Catholic High School and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office tested safety and security plans during a number of active shooter drills Thursday morning. 

Motion filed to expedite hearing for alleged Bourbon St. shooter

The alleged Bourbon Street shooter's attorney wants to speed up his client's preliminary hearing.

GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs


Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

Fiery crash on Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) sends 6 to the hospital Video included


Police said a crash on I-10 West on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) resulted in six people being taken to the hospital by ambulance early Thursday morning.

'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube) 'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)

North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

Soccer tournament gives Baton Rouge hotels revenue boost Video included


Baton Rouge officials reported the regional youth soccer tournament created a huge boost in revenue for area hotels. Reports showed $6.7 million was collected from June 19 through June 26.

Deputies ask for help identifying store burglar


Authorities are asking the public to help them identify a woman seen on surveillance video around the time when a store was burglarized on Monday.

Middle school vice principal accused of exchanging nude photos with teen bonds out of jail


A middle school administrator accused of inappropriate relations with a teenage girl was released from jail on bond Wednesday. His bond was set at $20,000.

Think Fast: What if there was an active shooter? Video included


You are enjoying a leisurely afternoon at the mall when all of sudden, a man whips out a gun, brandishing it toward everyone in his path. Think fast! What are you going to do?

Viral Video: Whale lifts kayakers out of the water

Two adventurous kayakers in Argentina experienced the thrill of a lifetime following an encounter with a pod of massive whales.

No vote on 'Fairness Ordinance' due to time limits Video included


After hearing more than three hours of opinions both for and against, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council adjourned its meeting without voting on the "fairness ordinance' due to time limits.The council voted to extend the meeting past 8 p.m. to give residents opposed to the ordinance a chance to voice their opinions just like those  in support of the ordinance had done. 

Council offers new position to parish attorney


Mary Roper was offered a new position in order to avoid a hearing on whether or not she should be removed as parish attorney.

Work on Bayou Corne sinkhole gets delayed again


The Office of Conservation has reported that another hold has been placed on the work needed for the sinkhole in Assumption Parish. 

Apartment owner arranges for Savoy residents to stay at hotel Video included


Continued issues regarding security and safety following an apartment fire will prevent many residents from returning home. In response to this, the Red Cross is opening a temporary shelter Wednesday night.

Livingston Deputies: 'Lock your doors' Video included


Deputies in Livingston Parish are warning residents to lock their vehicles. This is after the Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates subdivisions in Denham Springs, had 36 cars broken into. 

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began


A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody


An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

VIDEO: Rankin County woman surprised with fairy tale proposal


"Marriage is created for one purpose and one purpose only -- and that is to further point us to what our relationship is to you, Father..." That is the prayer that Seth Conerly, of Hattiesburg, said in

Greater Food Bank needs your help Video included


The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is in dire need of donations.During the summer, officials say donations typically drop, but it is also time when they see more people in need. 

New technology makes radiation treatment easier for patients, doctors Video included


 Radiation treatment can be hard on cancer patients, but new technology at Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center allows doctors to deliver faster and more precise treatments, making it easier for patients.  

Woman ticketed after stopping to help stranded ducklings


A New Hampshire woman's good deed did not go unpunished. After helping some stranded ducklings, she was ticketed. 

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall


The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...

Mike the Tiger celebrating 9th birthday Video included


Happy Ninth Birthday to Mike the Tiger.Tigers don’t really like birthday cake so his party was a quiet one. But Mike had a ball and cool water on a hot day so he seemed happy. Children were excited when they heard the tiger was celebrating a birthday.

Closing arguments expected Thursday in Brusly High football player murder trial Video included


The state and defense rested its case in the trial of a man accused of killing a Brusly high school football player Wednesday. Closing arguments will take place Thursday morning. Marcus Richardson is facing a charge of second-degree murder for the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Warner, 18.

Garcia charged with capital murder for Janaya's death Video included


Gulfport Police will hold a news conference at 3pm to release new information about the investigation into the murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. WLOX News will live stream the news conference as soon as it starts.

Greenbriar Resort hosting Saints in first NFL training camp Video included

This is the first time White Sulphur Springs has hosted an NFL training camp, but the staff is ready for the Black and Gold and the Who Dat Nation.

Livingston Parish Sheriff's looking for Walmart shoplifting suspect


Livingston Parish Sheriff’s need your help identifying a man they say stole an otter box and some baseball collector cards from the Walmart in Watson.

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil


Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.

CPSO: Woman shot in face after trying to run over deputy Video included


A 33-year-old Sulphur woman was shot Tuesday night while trying to run over a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

GM issues 6 more safety recalls


General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu put on PUP list

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alamdea Ta'Amu will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as they recover from last season's injuries. 

North Baton Rouge Career Fair set for Aug. 14


The Third Annual North Baton Rouge Community Education for Careers Fair will be held onThursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College’s Student Activity Center, 3250 North Acadian Thruway, in Baton Rouge.

All lanes at I-12 East at Albany now open after 6-vehicle crash


All lanes at I-12 East at Albany are now open after a six-vehicle crash. But State Police say traffic is still very heavy.

Police: Man charged with rape, sexual battery of teen girl


A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape, forcible rape and sexual battery of a teenage girl.The 16-year-old victim told police the abuse started when she was 12-years-old. 

Social Seduction: Man lured to house by woman, carjacked, police say

Police say that the victim met a woman, known as "Ali W" through a social media site, known as "Tagged," and arranged to meet her in person. That is when he was allegedly carjacked.

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs


Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

Police arrest suspect in Prescott Road shooting Video included


A man wanted in connection with a shooting that left another man fighting for his life is now behind bars. He is charged with attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $80,000.

VIDEO: Time-lapse of sunset over Lake Charles Video included


KPLC Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton produced a time-lapse video Tuesday night.

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

The only suspect arrested so far in connection with a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has made a brief court appearance with new lawyers.

St. George incorporation effort looks to December for issue to go before voters Video included


The St. George movement to incorporate will not be placed on the November ballot after organizers failed to reach the number of signatures required to put the issue before voters.

Southeastern picked to defend Southland Title Video included

Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.

Deputies search for suspects after 36 vehicles broken into


Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying vehicle burglary suspects after more than 30 cars that were left unlocked were broken into early Monday morning.

Officers injured during shootout with murder suspect Video included


Two officers were injured during La Joya, TX shootout with a murder suspect.

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down


Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

Jacques Talk: Can the Ragin' Cajuns take the next step?


In the past three years, the UL-Lafayette football team has gotten some national attention, so now, many wonder if the Ragin’ Cajuns can take the next step and beat quality teams outside their conference.

Middle school vice principal allegedly exchanges nude photos with teen girl Video included


A middle school vice principal is accused of having sexual conversations on Facebook with a 15-year-old girl and exchanging nude photos. He is charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots


By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...

Children saw bodies fall from sky in eastern Ukraine Video included


 Villagers and orphans witnessed bodies and plane parts from the downed Malaysian airliner fall from the sky.  

Senate, House on collision course on border money


Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to...

Sorrento town council takes steps to abolish police department Video included


The Sorrento Town Council approved two measures Tuesday night that will pave the way for the town to completely dissolve its police departmentwith voter approval.

Chrysler recalls Jeeps over ignition switch issue


Chrysler says it will contact affected customers by mid-September.

Heart of Louisiana: Cajun paratrooper Video included

One of the tragic stories of D-Day involved a Cajun paratrooper from South Louisiana.

Baker city council approves budget Video included


Baker now has a budget in place.City leaders passed the spending plan Tuesday night for the current fiscal year. 

Cleveland Mom facing charges for leaving kids alone after children start fire Video included


A mother is facing charges after police say she left her kids home alone. The kids then started a fire.

Central city council approves assistant police chief position Video included


Central will soon have an assistant police chief. he City Council voted Tuesday night to approve about $55,000 for the new positionafter a lengthy debate. 

Trial underway for man accused of killing Brusly High football player Video included


The murder trial for a suspect accused of killing a Brusly High School football player started Tuesday. 

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire


A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.

Indiana officer to keep job after pushing over man in wheelchair


Shocking video released by police in Indiana that went viral online sparked outrage after footage showed an officer toppling over a man in his wheelchair.

Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets Video included


There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.Ashton Belcher has taken it upon himself to write Governor Bobby Jindal to ask that he help more than a dozen families honorthe memories of their loved ones who have not made it back home following the Vietnam War.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man jumps out of 3rd story window to escape fire Video included


Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say an adult jumped from a window of an apartment complex to escape a fire that started just after 1:30 p.m.Firefighters rescued 13 people from the fire.

760 pound alligator to move into West Baton Rouge visitor's center Video included


The West Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau has a new heavyweight lined up; a 760 pound, preserved alligator.The alligator was killed in September 2013 at Solitude Point, but no one knew what to do with an alligator this big. 

Our Turn - Your Turn: Edmonson Retirement Legislation Video included

This is politics at its worst.A last-minute addition gets tacked on to a completely unrelated bill as the Louisiana legislative session comes to a close. The sneaky add-on is a provision that affects the retirement pay for just two state troopers – one of them being the head of the Louisiana State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson.How sneaky was the move? After the fact, one of the lawmakers who sponsored the original bill says he didn’t even realize what he voted for.This is precisely the type of b...

Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included


A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.

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