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5 shot on busy New Orleans East street Video included

Witnesses say that the area was very busy at the time of the shooting, with people out on the street and a nearby seafood restaurant crowded with customers.

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy


President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...

CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message


(RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola


The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...

New questions over abortion coverage in health law


A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.

Louisiana Board of Regents releases report on sexual assaults on college campuses Video included


A new report from the Louisiana Board of Regents concludes that universities in Louisiana are not doing enough to prevent sexual assault and violence on campuses. 

Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter


The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight


U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...

Arrest made after man found with cuts from abdomen to face


Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home on Benton Road in Tickfaw, La. for reports that a man was cut during a fight.It happened early Monday morning.

Miss Louisiana returns from Miss America competition in Atlantic City Video included


Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez is back from the Miss America competition in Atlantic City. The Baton Rouge native and LSU graduate arrived at the Monroe Regional Airport shortly before Noon after her appearance on national television in the finals of Miss America.

Poster blasting Goodell almost gets Saints fan ejected Video included

A Saints fan almost got kicked out of the stadium in Cleveland Sunday because of his passionate dislike of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Deputies searching for vehicle in deadly hit and run Video included


Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office need the public's help in locating a vehicle that hit and killed a man in Albany early Sunday morning. 

Reserve couple goes on tirade during sentencing in death of son Video included

A reserve couple screamed and hurled insults in court as they were being sentenced Monday in the death of their eight year old son.

East Baton Rouge library celebrating 75 years, offers new technology Video included


Spencer Watts, director of the East Baton Rouge Library System spoke at Baton Rouge Press Club Monday. The library system this year is celebrating its 75 anniversary, even as the landscaping and outer buildings of the new parish main library are still being completed. 

Parents: Cell phone video shows brutal attack on daughter Video included

A fight between two girls at an Ascension Parish Middle School went before a parish judge on Monday. The victim's parents said cell phone video shows a brutal premeditated attack on their daughter.

Officials: 'Louisiana's 10 most dangerous cities' study needs to be re-examined Video included


A study out in September, done by a home security company, has ranked the City of Denham Springs as the third most dangerous place in the state of Louisiana. But officials there believe someone needs to re-examine their information.

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge


The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...

Man charged with abuse of corpse, murder after human remains found Video included


After a gruesome discovery of human remains in a Mid-South backyard, investigators are working to determine the identity of the victim.

Police: After DNA ID's suspect, man pleads not guilty in 30-year-old murder case Video included


Nearly 30 years has passed since Gary Kergan was murdered, yet his body has still not been found. One of the suspects in the case has pleaded not guilty, while the other pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Report: Accused killer admits to cannibalism Video included


Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death.

How to delete U2's new album off your iOS device


If you have an iTunes account, chances are you have U2's latest album in your music library - whether you wanted it or not.

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation


Owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.

DHH announces 35 WellSpots across Louisiana Video included


Business owners and officials joined the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to announce 35 total WellSpots across the state. WellSpots are places and spaces that have made sustainable changes to make it easier for Louisiana residents aimed at improving health outcomes. 

Police: Thief 'squats' to hide meth in underwear from police


Thibodaux Police arrest a man accused of stealing speakers from a business, but they also found he was hiding a large quantity of methamphetamines, codeine and oxycodone in his underwear.

Report: Saints running back Mark Ingram out for a month

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, citing a source, is reporting that New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss about a month with a hand injury he suffered Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. 

One suspect dead, 2 in custody for shooting of NOPD officer Video included

One suspect is dead and two others are in custody following a shootout with an NOPD officer.

Audit: District Attorney's office $3.2M in the red Video included


An annual report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office finds the District Attorney's office in East Baton Rouge is $3.2 million in the red. But DA Hillar Moore said the findings are not a surprise and that day-to-day operations are not affected.

All lanes open on S. Acadian at Capital Heights after crash Video included


Baton Rouge Police are investigating a crash that happened Monday just before 11 a.m. in the 700 block of S. Acadian, near Capital Heights.

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation


The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

Yes, Coca-Cola is actually bringing Surge back


SURGE, the sugar and caffeine-packed soda originally made made by Coca-Cola is back.

Police arrest man accused of beating, burning children Video included


Police were called to a Baton Rouge elementary school Friday to investigate a child abuse complaint. When officers arrived, they learned a 9-year-old female had been punched in the chest the day before.

Louisiana officials outline changes to early childhood system Video included


Plans are in place for changes to Louisiana's early childhood system. The Department of Education and DCFS outlined proposed policies and strategies to unify the system.

Officials help break ground on new downtown BR apartment complex Video included


Construction on the new Onyx Apartments in downtown Baton Rouge is officially underway. The new apartments will be located on Third Street, right next to Lucy's.

LSU will kickoff against New Mexico St. under the lights in Tiger Stadium


The SEC has announced start times and television networks for Saturday, September 27 games. LSU will kickoff against New Mexico State at 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue


Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Kent State calls Urban Outfitters sweatshirt distasteful, retailer apologizes


Some say a new item on clothing retailer Urban Outfitters' website is an insensitive reference to tragedy on an Ohio college campus.

Woman faces arson charge for allegedly setting car on fire


A woman was arrested on an arson charge after she allegedly set a man's car on fire Saturday morning. Investigators said she poured a flammable liquid on the car and then lit it.

LSU's Fournette named to Paul Hornung Honor Roll

LSU running back Leonard Fournette is one of five players named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll in week three of the regular season.

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California


Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.

Persons of interest sought in NOPD officer shooting

The New Orleans Police Department released surveillance photos containing two men who are persons of interest in the shooting of an NOPD officer.

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja


Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

West Nile virus remains active in south Louisiana


At a time when reports of West Nile virus infections usually begin to drop, the latest numbers from Louisiana health officials show the virus is still very active. 

Global leaders convene to discuss Islamic State group Video included


Both the U.S. and Britain have said destroying ISIS is not something they can do alone.

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America


Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

Donaldsonville man dies in fatal shooting at a bar


A suspect has been arrested on murder charges after a man died, following a bar brawl in Assumption Parish just after midnight Sunday. Dispatch received a call at around 12:27 a.m. about a shooting that happened at the Alexis Sports Bar located in the 6000 block of Hwy 308.

Saints fans not happy about team's 0-2 start to season

After a loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, Saints fans say they're a little worried about the season.

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking


A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.

Fallen tree limb kills motorcyclist, injures brother


Posted by: Paris King, WAFB InternThe Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tree limb, where a Gonzales motorcyclist was killed on La Hwy 22 in Livingston Parish.

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL


Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation Video included


Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat Video included


Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.

Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints


Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.

SEC dominating AP poll again


By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.

Tigerland shooting injures two, police searching for suspects


The Baton Rouge Police Department is searching for suspects involved in a shooting that injured two people early Sunday morning near Tigerland. Investigators say it happened at 4445 Alvin Dark behind Reggie's at around 3 a.m. 

What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3


Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

California nudist camp accused of stealing water


Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic


Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.

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