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Coroner identifies man found dead in grassy area, releases cause of death Video included

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The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner has identified the man found dead in a grassy area between two apartment complexes in Baton Rouge on Feb. 22, 2018.

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Shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University stemmed from fight involving students

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Two people were injured in a shooting near the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.  

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SU System Board tables appeal decision for former Southern Lab head coach Marcus Randall

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The Southern University Board voted Friday to table the appeal decision for former Southern University Lab School head coach Marcus Randall. 

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Teen missing from Kentucky since 2017 found 'confined' inside SC home, suspect arrested Video included

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A Kentucky teen who was taken from her home in December 2017 was found confined in a Saluda County bedroom and a 24-year-old man was arrested for her kidnapping. 

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Police arrest suspect believed to have robbed multiple businesses at gunpoint Video included

Jimmy Johns on Jefferson Highway (Source: WAFB) Jimmy Johns on Jefferson Highway (Source: WAFB)

Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection to this case.

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Report: Breaking Bad actor investigated by NOPD for sexual assault

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A recent report by the LA Times states that an actor in the popular series Breaking Bad was investigating by New Orleans police last year for sexual assault. 

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Woman sought in shooting that injured boyfriend Video included

Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB) Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)
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Police are searching for a woman accused of shooting her boyfriend Friday morning.

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Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in 2015 crash that killed teen

Thomas Bowers (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Thomas Bowers (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A man who was scheduled to go on trial in connection with a deadly crash entered a guilty plea just before the start of jury selection, court officials said.

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BREC eyes spot that flooded as potential new home for zoo; some not happy Video included

Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB) Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB)

The fight over whether to move BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location rages on after reports that BREC leaders have decided to move forward with a feasibility study on a location that was previously taken off the list of possible options.

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EBR school board approves list of future projects to improve schools, build new ones Video included

School bus (Source: WAFB) School bus (Source: WAFB)

The fates of 20 schools in East Baton Rouge Parish are now in your hands.

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River Stages

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Click here to get the latest river stages, flood info and forecasts. 

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Ex-Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe Video included

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws Video included

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

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Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

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How some foods can help you quit smoking Video included

Person smoking (Source: WAFB) Person smoking (Source: WAFB)

After trying and failing to quit smoking several times, Mylene Watts is celebrating a full year of not lighting up thanks to Ochsner Health System's free smoking cessation program.

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Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

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AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

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Iberville Parish opens remodeled jail Video included

Improvements made at the Iberville Parish Jail in Plaquemine (Source: WAFB) Improvements made at the Iberville Parish Jail in Plaquemine (Source: WAFB)

The Iberville Parish Jail is back open for business after having been closed since August 18, 2017, but on Thursday, employees returned to the facility in Plaquemine.

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LSU hosts Texas at Alex Box Stadium this weekend

LSU will host the Texas Longhorns beginning Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

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Columbus Chick-fil-A warns against eating Tide Pods

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A local Chick-fil-A is using their sign to grab the attention of customers in a clever way.

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YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers Video included

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This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chris Pierce, who went to our Facebook page to express his opinion about President Trump’s suggestion that teachers in the classroom could be armed.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler start, with rain/isolated thunderstorms possible later

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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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7-year-old placed in closet at school Video included

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A local child was put in a closet at school and left there.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, February 23

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, February 23.

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President Trump cites video games, movies as factors in youth violence Video included

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During a listening session on Thursday, President Donald Trump said children are being molded by violence seen in popular video games and movies.

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No. 24 LSU falls 57-48 to No. 7 South Carolina

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The No. 24 LSU women’s basketball team had its three-game win streak snapped by the No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 57-48 at Colonial Life Arena Thursday.

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Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard Video included

Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN) Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)
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Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

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US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

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Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

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LSU picks up 2 shutouts on first day of Libby Matson

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The seventh-ranked LSU softball team picked up two shutout victories on day one of the Libby Matson Tournament, defeating San Jose State, 4-0 and Pacific, 9-0 in five innings. The Tigers improve to 12-0 on the season.

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Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

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Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night.

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Alabama sextuplets make it home from hospital Video included

(Source: Ashley Sargent Photography) (Source: Ashley Sargent Photography)
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Those precious Albertville sextuplets are all now at home with mom and dad.

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Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

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Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.

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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

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Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman Video included

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

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FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting Video included

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Andy Pollack, the father of one of the 17 killed in Parkland, FL, said President Trump was "accommodating" and "understanding" in an Oval Office meeting.

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LSU warns students there won't be 'quick fix' to air conditioning problems on campus

LSU campus (Source: WAFB) LSU campus (Source: WAFB)

The LSU Emergency Operations Center sent a letter out Thursday, saying that while they are working to fix issues with air conditioning, it won't be a "quick fix."

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Diocese of Baton Rouge and priest dismissed from lawsuit over confession Video included

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The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Father Jeff Bayhi have been dismissed from an 8.5-year long lawsuit to protect a priest from having to disclose possible allegations of sexual abuse against a teenage girl that he heard during confession.

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Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers Video included

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Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump's comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea.

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Female employee files harassment suit against Sec. of State Schedler Video included

Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB) Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB)
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A female employee has filed suit claiming years of sexual harassment by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler, who is currently separated from his wife, strongly denies the allegations.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Lightning Video included

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As part of the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about lightning.

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Trump administration proposes food boxes for SNAP recipients Video included

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, SNAP, might soon see their benefits cut in half and replaced with food packages.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Tornadoes Video included

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As part of the NWS’ Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about: Tornadoes.

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St. James Parish Sheriff's Office deals with students accused of making threats at schools

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Superintendent P. Edward Cancienne released a statement Thursday evening in regards to threats reportedly made at the St. James Parish Science and Math Academy and at Lutcher High School.

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BRPD, other agencies hold press conference on roundup of violent offenders Video included

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A common message came from law enforcement Thursday as they stood side by side to announce the results of another roundup of violent offenders in Baton Rouge.

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CAUGHT: Woman wanted for allegedly tazing, kidnapping her employee arrested in California Video included

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A woman wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery was arrested Thursday, February 22 thanks to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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3-year-old critical after being hit by Baton Rouge Water vehicle on Villa Ashley Video included

One child is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Villa Ashley Drive.

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Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

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Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

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Net neutrality ends April 23

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Net neutrality bars internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to online content, or prioritizing their own.

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SU moves another step closer to finalizing contract for medical marijuana program Video included

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Southern University is moving closer to finalizing their medical marijuana program.

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Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

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It's the seventh gold medal for the U.S. in Pyeongchang, five of which have come from snowboard and freestyle skiing events.

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Ascension Parish teen shares story of suicide attempt ahead of new documentary Video included

Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB) Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB)

An Ascension Parish teen who lived to talk about her suicide attempt is sharing her story with the world. Emma Benoit has become part of a discussion that is being built around a new documentary that aims to raise awareness and prevention.

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Some top opioid providers raise red flags Video included

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Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

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Baton Rouge man suing college after reportedly being denied job because of his 'Jewish blood'

Louisiana College (Source: lacollege.edu) Louisiana College (Source: lacollege.edu)

A man is suing Louisiana College after he says he was denied a position at the school because of his "Jewish blood," reports CBS affiliate, KALB.

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Slidell officer-involved shooting caught on cell phone video Video included

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An officer-involved shooting in the Slidell Walmart parking lot was captured on a cell phone and uploaded to social media Thursday night.  

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Man, woman arrested on more than 100 child pornography charges Video included

Ashley Ghaith, 26, and Roy Melancon, 39 (Source: Attorney General's Office) Ashley Ghaith, 26, and Roy Melancon, 39 (Source: Attorney General's Office)

A man and a woman were arrested Thursday in connection with an apparent team effort to exchange child pornography images.

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Juvenile arrested for reported violent threats at alternative school in St. Mary Parish

Handcuffs (Source: Raycom) Handcuffs (Source: Raycom)

A juvenile was arrested Thursday in St. Mary Parish after reportedly making violent threats at an alternative school in the parish.

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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda ahead of Charlotte burial

Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer)
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Charlotte-born evangelist Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. died just before 8 a.m. Wednesday from natural causes at his family home in Montreat, NC, just outside Asheville. 

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RECALL: 58,000 gas fire pits sold at Home Depot recalled after reports of burns

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 58,000 gas fire pits sold exclusively at Home Depot are being recalled after several reports of burns. 

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Baby becomes star after joining French Quarter band performance Video included

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A one-year-old boy became the star of Jackson square after he hopped into a band's performance. 

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CASA BR organization seeks volunteers Video included

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Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is looking to recruit more volunteers.

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WANTED: Woman beats man with baseball bat, robs him Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman accused of beating a man with a baseball bat. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Jennetta Toliver, 38, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Woman accused of hitting ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with car

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Police arrested a woman accused of running over the woman who is now dating her ex-boyfriend. Court documents show Tama Johnson, 56, of Baton Rouge, is facing an attempted murder charge.

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NOPD: Suspect charged after threats made against school

Janero Copelin. Source: NOPD Janero Copelin. Source: NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department arrested a man in connection with several threats against an area school on Wednesday.  

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EBR metro council set to weigh in on reducing penalties for marijuana Video included

Marijuana plant (Source: WAFB) Marijuana plant (Source: WAFB)

Baton Rouge could be on its way to becoming a lot more lenient when it comes to marijuana if one East Baton Rouge metro councilman has his way.

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Director of Plaquemine nursing home accused of abuse, neglect has been fired Video included

Plaquemine Manor (Source: WAFB) Plaquemine Manor (Source: WAFB)

The director of Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Tracy Garcia, is no longer employed there.

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