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Several hospitalized after 3 vehicle crash in Pride, LA Video included


Several people have been hospitalized after a crash in Pride, LA that happened just before 4 p.m. Friday, according to deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

Train carrying Lube Oil, Silica derails in Baton Rouge Video included


A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city, but officials said there were no chemical spills associated with it.

LSU sets record for season ticket sales


LSU has sold out of season tickets for the 11th straight year as a school-record 74,350 season tickets have been purchased for the 2014 home slate. 

Police: Masked man with handgun robs Waffle House


Lafayette Police are searching for a man who robbed a Waffle House early Friday morning. The man was wearing a mask and he was carrying a handgun.

Louisiana State Police plans trip to Texas-Mexico for border security briefing


Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson and Louisiana State House of Representatives Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley are headed for the Texas-Mexico border next week for a security briefing by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Arrest made in shooting death of homeless man

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A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a homeless man that happened July 14, 2014 on Florida Street in Baton Rouge. 

Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'


The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after...

Prince of abandoned dogs recovers, ready for new kingdom

Looking at him now, one would never imagine that the abandoned dog affectionately named “Prince” was once covered in scabs and nearly hairless. Now, the Prince of the abandoned dogs is searching for a kingdom to call home.

Reserve couple found guilty in 8-year-old boy's death

Errol Victor has been found guilty of second-degree murder. His wife, Tonya, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Sheriff: Convicted felon caught selling drugs from phony 'tattoo business' Video included


A convicted felon was arrested Thursday evening after undercover narcotics detectives purchased heroin from the man's phony tattoo business. Deputies found $60,000 in cash, nearly 1,000 oxycodone doses, heroin, meth, marijuana, weapons, and paraphernalia.

'Take a ride on the H train': 3 suspected of selling heroin on Craigslist

Three men have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell heroin through a posting on Craigslist.

Man slashes own throat in court after incest verdict


After being convicted on five counts of aggravated incest Thursday, a 57-year-old St. Martinville man cut his wrists and throat with a concealed razorblade inside the courtroom. 

Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down


An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down.

Police: Woman raped by man she met on dating website

A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly choking and raping a woman he met on an online dating site, police say.

Tropical Storm Bertha strengthens, but disorganized


At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Bertha was located at 14.0 N and 58.9 W, or about 150 miles ESE of Martinique. Maximum sustained winds were up to 50 mph and it was moving WNW at 21 mph.

Destrehan homicide suspect in custody Video included

Bruce Bourgeois Jr., the man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and her mother in Destrehan, was taken into custody Thursday.

Non-students can take advantage of back-to-school deals


From computers to clothes, consumers don't need a student to put the number of back-to-school deals to good use - especially during the tax-free holidays. 

Man faces rape charge after reports of juvenile being sexually assaulted


A man was arrested on a rape charge after authorities received reports that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted. He faces charges of aggravated rape and sexual battery.

'Share a Coke' campaign provides personalized cans Video included


The "Share a Coke" campaign is in Baton Rouge. The kiosk allows people to receive a personalized Coke with their name on the can, no matter what the spelling.

Mike the tiger is ready for LSU football season

We think he saw an Alabama fan in the water… Mike is ready for LSU football season. The Louisiana State University tiger mascot, Mike VI, made quite the splash for visitors.

Power of 9: Monique Cole Video included


This month's Power of 9 honors a woman who takes care of her family and those in the community who can't afford to pay for food. She works for free to help others.

Jindal sends letter to Obama administration about immigrant children placed in Louisiana


Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting President Barack Obama's administration for providing few details about the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to sponsors in Louisiana.

Annual sales tax holiday goes into effect


Most retail purchases in Louisiana will be exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax on Friday and Saturday. The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday is underway.

Glen Oaks West prepares for Saturday cleanup Video included


One of newest homeowners associations in Baton Rouge is in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Glen Oaks West came together nine months ago with a group of people determined to take back their neighborhood, and they're not letting up in their efforts.

Saints WR Colston expects rest to equal success

Marques Colston says he made resting his ailing left foot a priority during the offseason and feels far healthier than he did a year ago.

A look at some new laws that take effect Friday Video included


Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August. A look at some of the changes on the books: 

Woman says property owner's overgrown grass is like jungle Video included


Jessica Robertson can tell you grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, in this case it’s taller. She pointed out the jungle of a yard that’s next door to her Port Allen home. 

New law restricts over the counter cough medicine Video included


As of Friday, minors can no longer purchase over the counter cough medicine with out a prescription.  It's part of a new law aimed at keeping teens from using cough syrup to get high. 

Sheriff: 2 juveniles, 1 adult arrested in Galvez Middle School vandalism case Video included


Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two juveniles and one adult in connection to vandalism at Galvez Middle School in Prairieville, LA.

Toxic nightmare being cleaned up after home discovered to be a meth lab Video included


A toxic nightmare for a Baton Rouge home owner could soon be coming to an end. After living in the house for three years, Charmel Brown and her family discovered their rental house was once home to a meth lab.Crews began the process of removing all traces of meth on Thursday to get the home's red flag removed from the state list.

9News Investigators: Nightmare at Elm Grove Part IV Video included


After 9News Investigators exposed a decrepit Baton Rouge apartment complex, inspectors with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up and spoke with residents about their concerns. Elm Grove Garden Apartments near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport are a government-funded complex and has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities.

Former LSU pitching star Anthony Ranaudo set to make MLB debut Friday

Former LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to make his MLB debut in Boston Friday night as the Red Sox starting pitcher against the New York Yankees.

LSP alerts motorists, passengers to new laws that start Aug. 1 Video included


There are 551 new laws that go into effect on August 1, 2014, and Louisiana State Police Troopers would like to highlight some of the changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of.

LSU's Miles addresses Rotary Club before season starts Video included


LSU head coach Les Miles talked at the Rotary Club on Wednesday addressing the problems with players off the field and the bigger issue of what to do at quarterback with the Tigers' first practice on Monday.

Changes coming to vehicle inspection sticker laws Video included


The days of weather interfering with your car inspection are about to be over. Starting Friday, you will be able to get an inspection sticker in the rain. It is certainly convenient, but not everyone is behind the new law.

Retired Lieutenant Sam Vitter laid to rest Thursday Video included


Family, friends, and dozens of men and women from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said goodbye to former Lieutenant Sam Vitter Thursday morning.

Vehicle crashes into Bolton Health Mart on Perkins Road


A vehicle crashed into Bolton Health Mart on Perkins Road Thursday shortly before 1 p.m.Officials with EMS say no serious injuries were reported in the crash.There is no word on what caused the vehicle to crash into the building.Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Bourbon St. shooting suspect asks again for earlier court date

Trung Le, the only person arrested in the Bourbon Street shooting investigation, is asking once again to move his preliminary hearing to an earlier date.

Investigators: Purposely set fire spreads to home with woman & 2 grandchildren inside Video included

Firefighters said someone intentionally started a fire that spread to a home with an elderly woman and two children asleep inside. They were called back out later in the morning after neighbors reported seeing smoke.

DOTD crews continue road work on bridge on SU campus Video included


Over the next week or so, you can expect road closures on Southern University's campus because of bridge construction near E.C. Harrison Drive. DOTD crews are continuing work on the roadway.

Judge rules no federal sanctions for parish attorney Mary Roper Video included


East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper, Assistant Parish Attorney Tedrick Knightshead and now retired Assistant Parish Attorney James Hilburn were ordered into federal court Wednesday by Judge Brian Jackson to provide an answer as to why the parish attorney's office missed filing deadlines.

LSU No. 13 in coaches preseason poll

LSU is ranked number 13 in the 2014 Amway Coaches Preseason Poll. The Tigers will field a very young and inexperienced, but talented team this season. 

Deputies searching for man who pepper sprayed victims during home invasion


A man accused of pepper spraying two victims during a home invasion, and threatening to kill a third victim, is wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. 

School starts in St. Helena Parish Video included


Students are back to school in St. Helena Parish and officials said in addition to a new name, there are new expectations for the district with the start of another school year. 

Tickets available for six LSU home games

Due to returns from visiting teams, a limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014.

Diesel spill shuts down I-12 West Video included


Traffic officials report all lanes were reopened on I-12 after crews completed cleaning up diesel that spilled on the roadway early Thursday morning.

Grand jury indicts man suspected of rape and kidnapping


A man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area has now been formally charged for the crimes. He was indicted by a grand jury on one count of forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping.

2 people die in Texas crash en route to LSU


Two people died in a car crash in Texas while on their way to LSU. The victims were a current student and recent graduate of Baylor University. Two others were injured in the wreck.

Firefighters investigate another arson at home set on fire two months ago Video included


According to investigators, a fire at a vacant house has been ruled as arson. They added this same abandoned house caught fire two months ago and it is believed it was intentionally set on fire that time also.

Court dates set for two Common Core lawsuits Video included


The two lawsuits over Louisiana's use of Common Core are both scheduled to go to court in August. One is scheduled for August 15, while the other is set to be held on August 18.

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included


Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive.

Think Fast: What would you do if you were abducted? Video included


You're walking to your car, probably thinking about what all you have to do that day. As you get into your car, a man jumps in on the other side and orders you to drive. Think fast, what are you going to do?

Ax flies from truck, smashes car windshield Video included


A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper’s truck. 

Livingston resident says gravel pits are no good Video included


Southern Aggregates LLC, a company which is trying to dig a gravel pit right behind people’s homes in Watson, La, has several projects in the area. Lynn Dupre lives directly behind one of those sites. 

Man wanted for armed robbery of Walker fast food restaurant Video included


A man is wanted by Walker Police for robbing a fast food restaurant using the drive thru. It happened Wednesday night at the Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant. Investigators say a man pulled up to the cashier at the window in a minivan, pointed a gun, and demanded cash. 

Man arrested for raping teen at Keith Urban concert


Massachusetts police are investigating the alleged rape of a teen at an outdoor Keith Urban concert.

Experts in Cyber Crime Units urge parents to beware of online predators Video included


A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone.“It took the most grueling 12 hours of my life for them to find her,” said the woman who asked to remain unidentified.

Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB Video included

Former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Pearl River property owners to receive part of a $15M settlement Video included


Nearly 2,000 people stretching from Bogalusa to Slidell will be getting paid as part of a 15 million dollar settlement from a paper mill spill. Almost three months earlier, Temple Inland Paper Mill located in Bogalusa, released a black liquid that caused a massive fish kill.

Work stopped once again on Bayou Corne sinkhole Video included


The 2-year anniversary of the Assumption sinkhole is approaching and work has been put on hold once again at the Bayou Corne site.

French Quarter considers 3-part voluntary security fee plan Video included

Tired of crime and worried about manpower shortages, French Quarter residents and business owners appear poised to try take matters into their own hands.

Additional fines possible for failure to appear in court, even for speeding tickets Video included


If you or someone you know has skipped a court appearance, it's possible a judge can add an additional fine to your name. Friday, August 1, 2014, a new law goes into effect that will raise the fine on even the smallest offenses, like speeding tickets.

Man in stolen truck commits suicide in restaurant parking lot after police chase Video included


Baton Rouge Police say a man committed suicide Wednesday morning in the Taco Bell parking lot on Sherwood Forest.

Man arrested for shooting a man in the face

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a case where the victim was shot in the face while attempting to protect a child. 

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting


Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival...

Dulac woman attacked by pit bull; suffers extensive injuries

The victim suffered serious injuries to her left arm and to both of her legs.

18-wheeler on I-110 North goes over concrete wall Video included


The Baton Rouge Police Department reported a tractor trailer was on I-110 North when the driver lost control, tumbled over the concrete wall and ended up in oncoming traffic on I-110 South. 

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes 2,570 pound Indian rhino Video included


A new exhibit can be seen at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo; a 2,570 pound Indian rhinoceros from Zoo Miami. This 2-year-old female is the second species of rhinoceros living at the Baton Rouge Zoo and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana.

Woman stabs man on the way to church function

A 47-year-old woman is accused of stabbing a man during an argument that happened while the man was attempting to go to a church function.

Auburn-Clemson to meet in 2016, 2017

Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.The schools announced the deal on Wednesday. Auburn will host the game on Sept. 3, 2016. 

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