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Explosion in Canadian restaurant wounds 15 people Video included

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Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically.

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Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe Video included

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling.

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Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe Video included

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Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

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Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

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A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

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FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

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The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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Recalls this week: chain saws, spin art kits, crayons

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Recalls this week include: chain saws, art kits, crayons, pottery wheels, playground slides.

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Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact Video included

A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) A woman says her Amazon device recorded a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle.

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Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; civilian kills gunman Video included

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Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.

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State offers sales discount on hurricane supplies Video included

A state sales tax holiday will be held Memorial Day weekend so residents can stock up on hurricane supplies (Source: WAFB) A state sales tax holiday will be held Memorial Day weekend so residents can stock up on hurricane supplies (Source: WAFB)
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Memorial Day weekend may be the best time to stock up on supplies for hurricane season. On Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, the sales tax will drop from 5 to 3 percent on various items people need for storm preparation.

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Van full of kids crashes into FL restaurant Video included

A church van with children inside crashed into a North Miami restaurant Wednesday. (Source: WPLG/CNN) A church van with children inside crashed into a North Miami restaurant Wednesday. (Source: WPLG/CNN)
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A van filled with schoolchildren crashed through the front of a new restaurant in North Miami.

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Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file) Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
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Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.

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N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch Video included

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

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Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

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A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. More>>

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No end in sight: 3 weeks on and eruptions are fiercer than ever Video included

Rivers of lava flow toward the sea in lower Puna, where eruptions started May 3. (Image: USGS) Rivers of lava flow toward the sea in lower Puna, where eruptions started May 3. (Image: USGS)
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Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

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4 injured in Oklahoma City shooting; gunman killed by armed civilian Video included

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Four people were injured, and the suspect is dead.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, May 24

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Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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Five common food and drug interactions Video included

Even healthy foods can sometimes do harm if combined with the wrong medications (Source: WAFB) Even healthy foods can sometimes do harm if combined with the wrong medications (Source: WAFB)

Many foods can interact with drugs by delaying, decreasing, or inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb the medicine. On the other hand, some medicines require food to help the body absorb them better.

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Committee moves bill that could help close budget gap Video included

The House Committee on Ways and Means moves a bill that could help close the state's budget gap (Source: WAFB) The House Committee on Ways and Means moves a bill that could help close the state's budget gap (Source: WAFB)

The House Committee on Ways and Means moved a bill by Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria that could help to close the $648 million budget gap.

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LSU defeats South Carolina, 6-4, in 12 innings

Source: LSUsports.net Source: LSUsports.net

In an extra innings affair, LSU struck for three runs in the top of the 12th, capped off by a two-run double in Todd Peterson’s first career at-bat as LSU defeated South Carolina, 6-3, Thursday evening to advance in the SEC Tournament.

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Trump suggests NFL players who kneel shouldn't be in US Video included

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President Donald Trump is praising a new NFL policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. More>>

City of Central working to fix drainage issues lingering from 2016 flood Video included

The City of Central is working hard to fix drainage issues lingering after the 2016 flood (Source: WAFB) The City of Central is working hard to fix drainage issues lingering after the 2016 flood (Source: WAFB)

The City of Central has made progress in cleaning out ditches and drains, but some say they haven't done enough.

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Trump cancels summit with Kim, North Korea says 'world's desire' that it go on Video included

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The world was losing a "great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth," Trump said.

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HAND IT ON: Principal Lamont Cole Video included

Principal Lamont Cole (Source: WAFB) Principal Lamont Cole (Source: WAFB)

I’ve had the privilege of visiting many schools – elementary, middle, and high. And I must say, I do not remember a time when I observed a principal respected and love as much as Mr. Lamont Cole at the Community School for Apprenticeship Learning, or C-SAL Middle for short.

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Meet the student whose picture walking to graduation gained nationwide attention Video included

(Source: WBRC Video) (Source: WBRC Video)
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A picture is worth a thousand word, but one picture captured by a MAX bus driver captured tells a story of determination.

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Police: No charges filed against parents whose child died in hot car Video included

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Police said the girl's father unintentionally left the child in a car seat after dropping off her 5-year-old sibling at a daycare Wednesday morning.

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KIRAN: Police captain downgrades charge from felony to misdemeanor, disregards judge's signed warrant Video included

New Roads Police Department (Source: WAFB) New Roads Police Department (Source: WAFB)

A police captain in New Roads is drawing attention after he disregarded a judge’s felony warrant by asking a second judge to issue paperwork that made the case look like a misdemeanor.

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Two teens arrested, accused of stealing, injuring horses for a second time

Note: This is a file image of horses eating grass. A photo of the actual infected horse was not provided. (Source: WAFB) Note: This is a file image of horses eating grass. A photo of the actual infected horse was not provided. (Source: WAFB)

Two 16-year-old juveniles have been arrested for a second time for allegedly stealing and injuring two horses from the Opelousas area.

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Invest 90L now has 70% chance of development within next 2 days, 90% chance within 5 days

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WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the low pressure system is headed into the Gulf of Mexico this week, potentially bringing in heavy rain for our area. 

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Peace Officers of the Year honored in Denham Springs Video included

Peace Officers of the Year were honored Thursday in Denham Springs (Source: WAFB) Peace Officers of the Year were honored Thursday in Denham Springs (Source: WAFB)

They're often our first line of defense, but often don't get the recognition they deserve.

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WANTED: Men accused of robbing Circle K on Brightside Video included

Two men are wanted for reportedly robbing the Circle K on Brightside Drive (Source: BRPD) Two men are wanted for reportedly robbing the Circle K on Brightside Drive (Source: BRPD)

The Baton Rouge Police Department is actively searching for two men accused of robbing the Circle K on Brightside Drive.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Development of Invest 90L into Alberto seems near certain

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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'THAT is royalty': SC mom salutes Meghan Markle's mom at royal wedding in viral Facebook post Video included

(Source: Facebook / Lisa Cole) (Source: Facebook / Lisa Cole)
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A South Carolina mother is reaching people all over the world with a social media post she wrote about the mother of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. 

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Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program kicks off with big check from AT&T Video included

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (Source: WAFB) Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (Source: WAFB)

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is kicking off her Summer Youth Employment Program with the help of AT&T.

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Car gets stuck in wet concrete in downtown Cleveland, driver laughs it off (video/photos) Video included

A car got stuck in wet cement in downtown Cleveland on Thursday. (Source WOIO) A car got stuck in wet cement in downtown Cleveland on Thursday. (Source WOIO)
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A car got stuck in wet concrete in downtown Cleveland on Thursday afternoon.

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Harvey Weinstein to turn himself in to New York Police on sex crime charges Video included

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The disgraced former movie mogul also is under investigation in London and Los Angeles.

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11-year-old prodigy from Baton Rouge accepted to Southern University Honors College

Elijah Preccieley (Source: Southern University) Elijah Preccieley (Source: Southern University)

Elijah Preccieley is not your average 11-year-old boy.

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Baton Rouge man gets 12 years in jail for multiple home burglaries

Aaron Kimble, 41 (Source: APSO) Aaron Kimble, 41 (Source: APSO)

A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to simple burglary, the 23rd Judicial District Court reports.

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New image debunks misconception of scale of Big Island lava flow

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As anxious residents scour the internet for the latest information on the Kilauea eruptions, authorities have also been dealing with a slew of misconceptions and rumors circulating on social media.

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New X-rated Snapchat channel from Cosmo has parents concerned Video included

The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic. (WXIX) The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic. (WXIX)
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The new "Cosmo After Dark" channel on Snapchat has some parents concerned. Some critics are calling the content pornographic.

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Morgan Freeman apologizes following report of sexual harassment

Morgan Freeman (Source: U.S. Department of Defense) Morgan Freeman (Source: U.S. Department of Defense)
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As many as eight women are accusing actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior or harassment, a CNN report reveals.

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NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season Video included

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The organization predicted 10 to 16 tropical systems, with five to nine becoming hurricanes. One to four of those hurricanes is predicted to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or above. 

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WANTED: Man accused of hitting twin brother with wrench Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a man accused of attacking his own brother. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Wesley Hampton, 21, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Woman thought she was having triplets, gives birth to quadruplets for first time in hospital's history Video included

Congratulations to the new family of nine! (Source: KXXV) Congratulations to the new family of nine! (Source: KXXV)
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For the first time in the hospital's 98-year history, quadruplets were born at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest on May 21. 

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NOAA announces initial 2018 hurricane season outlook Video included

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its initial 2018 Atlantic hurricane season outlook Thursday morning.

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Baton Rouge man wanted on several drug charges in Ascension Parish

Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

Authorities in Ascension Parish are asking for the public’s help in locating a Baton Rouge man wanted on several charges.

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Airmen used LSD at nuclear missile base, Air Force records show

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A report by the Associated Press revealed at least six airmen guarding some of the world’s most powerful nuclear missiles were buying, distributing or using the illegal hallucinogen LSD.  

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Police arrest second suspect in shooting of pregnant woman outside high school Video included

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Police have arrested a second suspect believed to have been involved in the shooting of a pregnant woman thanks to help from the public.

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Mother gets package implicating dead son's drug dealer Video included

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Eric Danko died in 2017 at the age of 27. 10 days after his death, someone his mother a package containing messages between Danko and Samuel Sturc. Sturc is currently behind bars on felony charges.

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Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter Video included

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A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

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2nd Annual Taste of the Jag set for May 24

Taste of the Jag is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 (Source: SU) Taste of the Jag is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 (Source: SU)

Southern University Athletics, along with the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, is hosting its second annual Taste of the Jag event in downtown Baton Rouge.

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LSU falls to No. 1 Florida in second round of SEC Tournament

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Florida freshman right-hander Tommy Mace limited LSU to one earned run in seven innings Wednesday night as the Gators edged the Tigers, 4-3, in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

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Child porn a growing problem, AG's Cyber Crime Unit fighting back Video included

Any parent will tell you that raising children in the digital age means a whole new list of potential dangers. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice told Congress that “the expansion of the Internet has led to an explosion in the market for child pornography.” In 2015 alone, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that their analysts reviewed more than 26 million sexual abuse images and videos. Inside Louisiana’s Department of Justice is ... More>>

Elderly woman not wearing seat belt dead after serious wreck on Siegen Lane Video included

Officials respond to serious wreck on Siegen Lane (Source: WAFB) Officials respond to serious wreck on Siegen Lane (Source: WAFB)

Emergency officials responded to a fatal wreck on Siegen Lane Wednesday night, where multiple people were injured and one was killed.

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Woman not wearing seat belt killed in wreck in E Feliciana Parish

Car crash (Source: Raycom) Car crash (Source: Raycom)

A woman from Mississippi was killed in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in East Feliciana Parish.

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Friends, fans say final farewell to legendary athlete Billy Cannon Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Family, friends, and fans gathered Wednesday to remember the life at legacy of legendary former LSU Tiger, Billy Cannon.

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16-year-old arrested after another 16-year-old killed in shooting Video included

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A 16-year-old male was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the case.

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