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One man dead after shooting on Aldrich Dr. Video included

One man is dead after a shooting on Aldrich Dr.

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After health bill crashes, McConnell just wants to 'move on' Video included

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Finger pointing and regrets amid the wreckage of the Trump administration's failed attempt to scrap 'Obamacare'.

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Trump's six-month stall sparks a White House shake-up Video included

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Faced with a stalled agenda, Trump hopes to get things moving with a new chief of staff.

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Tesla delivers first lower-cost Model 3 cars

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Tesla Inc. has finally made its long-promised affordable electric car.

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Pet cemetery allegedly gave owners ashes not from their pets Video included

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12 microchipped animals, that were said to have been cremated, were seized from a freezer at a pet cemetery in Illinois.

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Two suspects neither indicted nor cleared in teen's Nebraska St. murder Video included

Keondrae Ricks, 18 Keondrae Ricks, 18

A grand jury failed to indict two men Thursday for the shooting death of a teen on Nebraska St. that happened back on November 2, 2016.

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Mow to Own program cleans up overgrown properties Video included

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For over 20 years, John Robertson has been investing in his neighborhood, not knowing that one day, he'd get a break.

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POWER OF 9: Howard White Video included

Howard White (Source: WAFB) Howard White (Source: WAFB)

Howard White is a businessman with several companies. Top Choice, his apparel and promotional business enjoys steady support. It not only sells clothes, but creates promotional items for schools, businesses, and clubs. How about a fidget spinner in your high school's colors? White can do that.

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Silky Slim hired by mayor's office to teach teens to respect police, cancelled contract shows Video included

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Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s office planned to pay Arthur Reed, a.k.a. Silky Slim, $9,800 for 40 hours of work involving teaching youth “communication techniques,” according to documents obtained by the 9News Investigators on Friday.

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Woman on the run from abusive husband steals box truck, crashes into BRPD Video included

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A woman on the run from her abusive husband pulled a stunt from right out of a movie to save her own life.

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Woman calls 911 during snake attack: 'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face' Video included

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Firefighters came to the rescue of a 45-year-old woman that was being attacked by a rescued boa constrictor that wrapped around her and biting her face.

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Hostage slain by escaped prison trusty identified Video included

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Authorities have identified the young woman who was kidnapped from David Wade Correctional Center Thursday afternoon and killed by an escaped inmate.

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Mayor finds out about contract with 'Silky Slim' from WAFB records request Video included

Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome at press conference following DOJ decision (Source: WAFB) Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome at press conference following DOJ decision (Source: WAFB)

"After hearing all this information today, I can just imagine the mayor's office is now the Titanic of 2017," said President of the Baton Rouge Police Union Sgt. Bryan Taylor.

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FDA to target addictive levels of nicotine in cigarettes

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The US Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. More>>

GOP blame-a-thon over health bill crash, but no clear path Video included

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The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Southern Weekend: Nashville bistro re-invents coffee, and it's amazing

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Located in east Nashville, Barista Parlor attracts creative people, families and tourists in the know about places to go.

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Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

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A new study projects that global warming fueled increases in rain will mean more fertilizer runoff which will further choke US waterways. More>>

Healthcare Reform: What Sen. Bill Cassidy said vs. how he voted Video included

Senator Bill Cassidy (Source: WAFB) Senator Bill Cassidy (Source: WAFB)

Despite being viewed as a wildcard throughout much of the Obamacare repeal debate, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy fell in line with most of his GOP colleagues when it came time to vote.

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Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby before having her own

Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN) Dr. Amanda Hess helped deliver another woman's baby before she gave birth to her own. (Source: WKYT/CNN)
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A Kentucky OBGYN found herself jumping into action on a day she was at the hospital as a patient, ready to have her own baby.

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Harrison Co. deputy released from hospital; suspect on the run Video included

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A Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy was shot one time in the chest on East Jordan Rd. on Friday morning. Chief Deputy Ron Pullen said the deputy has been released from the hospital.

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Summer's Over: Southern Jaguars move in prior to fall camp Video included

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For Southern football players moving into Gradison Hall Friday, it’s commonplace to see TVs, cases of water, mattresses, and stereos as players prepare their things for living on campus for the next two weeks.

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John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out Video included

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John Kelly, former director of Homeland Security has replaced White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus.

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Applications for Baton Rouge Chief of Police available on Monday Video included

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Applications for the open Baton Rouge Chief of Police position will be posted on Monday. 

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Teens walk red carpet at screening of their films at library Video included

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Groups of teens that have been producing their own short films this summer go to show them off Thursday night to a packed house at the Main Library.

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National Lipstick Day is a thing, and there are deals to be had

July 29 is National Lipstick Day. No, really. (Source: MAC/Instagram) July 29 is National Lipstick Day. No, really. (Source: MAC/Instagram)
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National Lipstick Day - yes, really - is Saturday, July 29, and there are deals to be had online and in some stores.

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Back-to-school events, supply drives Video included

The first day of school is right around the corner and many organizations are holding back-to-school events and supply drives to get everyone ready. 

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Woman collects nearly $80k in Social Security benefits in deceased mother's name

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A Baton Rouge woman pleaded guilty Friday to a scheme where she says she continued to collect Social Security benefits after her mother's death.

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Denham Springs Albertsons to shut down Video included

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Albertsons will close its supermarket located in Denham Springs in September.

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Former Tiger running back signs with the Broncos

Former LSU running back Stevan Ridley has signed with the Denver Broncos.

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Deputies seize more than 20 lbs. of marijuana, 2 arrested Video included

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A collaborative effort between two sheriff’s offices in south Louisiana netted about 20 pounds of marijuana and resulted in two arrests, according to authorities.

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Jeweler gives away free shotgun with engagement ring purchase

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Start your engagement off with a bang.

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Sean Payton noticing differences of training camp in New Orleans heat

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The Saints have yet to hold a fully padded practice in New Orleans but the high heat and humidity is already proving to be a physical challenge. 

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Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard dies Video included

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Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old, died after a lengthy legal battle over his care.

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After one Florida county bans homework, other counties examine the practice Video included

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A school system in Florida is banning daily homework, and instead requiring children to read at least 20 minutes a night.

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LSU softball adds two transfers for the 2018 season

The Tigers have two new additions to the 2018 softball team. 

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YOUR TURN: Donna Britt Video included

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The Your Turn segment this week concerns one of our own, our evening news anchor Donna Britt, who shared this week that she has been diagnosed with the disease, ALS.

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Kennedy issues statement on Senate's failure to repeal 'Obamacare'

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US Sen. John Kennedy issued a statement Friday morning following the latest vote on "Obamacare" repeal in which the so-called "skinny repeal" failed.

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Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank holds ribbon cutting for grand re-opening after August floods Video included

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The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank held an official grand re-opening Friday, as workers move back into the administrative offices following the historic floods in August 2016.

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Invention designed to stop gas pump skimmers Video included

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One device is put in the pump, and another device is put inside the gas station, and when the pump is pried open, the alarm goes off, alerting employees which pump was compromised.

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Oldest fishing tournament in the country well underway

The Tarpon Rodeo started in 1928. (FOX 8) The Tarpon Rodeo started in 1928. (FOX 8)

Many of the boats participating in the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo are already out on the water this Friday morning.

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Driver faces charges after passenger dies in crash involving SUV and bulldozer

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A driver is facing several charges, including DWI and vehicular homicide, after his passenger was killed when an SUV collided with a bulldozer Thursday afternoon.

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Charter boat captain rescues cat thrown from bridge

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Jordan Smith said he's seen a lot of strange things, but never a living animal thrown off a bridge. 

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Deputies arrest suspect in string of vehicle break-ins that resulted in guns, electronics, meds, and more stolen

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The finding of a stolen laptop during a murder investigation led to the arrest of a man suspected of breaking into several vehicles, according to authorities.

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Shooting at gas station sends 1 to the hospital Video included

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One person was shot at a gas station in Baton Rouge early Friday morning. It happened at the corner of Hollywood Street and McClelland Drive around 12:15 a.m.

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Attorneys update residents on status of I-12 median wall lawsuit

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Six months after several Livingston Parish communities filed a class action lawsuit with the state regarding the August flood, residents got an update from attorneys on the case at a town hall meeting Thursday night.

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WAFB's Donna Britt diagnosed with ALS Video included

Longtime WAFB news anchor Donna Britt has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, she announced Thursday. 

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BRFD says Family Dollar fire was arson Video included

The Baton Rouge Fire Department was on the scene of a fire at the Family Dollar at the corner of Florida Blvd. and N Acadian Thwy.

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Historic Hotel Lincoln up for sale Video included

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The blighted property, Hotel Lincoln, best known for hosting high-profile African Americans during the segregation era, is up for sale.

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Mayor calls comment at Metro Council meeting about ambush shooting 'unacceptable'

Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome released a statement and addressed the media Thursday about a comment made at the last metro council meeting that shocked many. 

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HUD to award $5.3M to flooded rental property owners Video included

Help is on the way for owners of rental homes that sustained damage in the August 2016 flood.  

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Two people wanted for using stolen credit cards in Tangipahoa Parish

Christopher Guillory, 25, and Hannah Hensarling, 20 (Source: TPSO) Christopher Guillory, 25, and Hannah Hensarling, 20 (Source: TPSO)

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is currently seeking two people for reportedly using stolen credit cards to purchase merchandise at various stores around the parish.

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Photos released of suspect in afternoon Gonzales bank robbery Video included

The Gonzales Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened during the lunch hour Thursday. 

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Man arrested for reportedly sexually assaulting 13-year-old

Nicholas Waxley, 25 (Source: EBRSO) Nicholas Waxley, 25 (Source: EBRSO)

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office officials report that a 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

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Multiple fire crews battle blaze for 3+ hours

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Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in the 30100 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. Thursday morning.

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Woman arrested for allegedly shooting victim in the face Video included

A 49-year-old woman is accused of shooting another woman in the face. 

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Baby girl born with heart defect passes away

Aubrey Rose (Source: Family) Aubrey Rose (Source: Family)
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A precious baby girl who was born with a hole in her heart and was featured on WAFB to help with blood donations has passed away. Aubrey Rose was less than a year old when she died Wednesday morning.

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Prostitution sting results in 3 arrests

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Two women and a man were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting Wednesday, according to investigators.

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Smoothie King to give away free smoothies on anniversary of August flooding

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On the one year anniversary of the August 2016 flooding, Smoothie King plans to give out free smoothies to the community.

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