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#LetNannyGoToProm– AL high school principal denies teen’s request to take grandma to prom Video included

Catherine Maine (Source: Sarah Catherine Facebook) Catherine Maine (Source: Sarah Catherine Facebook)

A sweet high school senior wanted to grant his grandmother the opportunity to do something she has never done before – attend a high school prom. 

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Legal analyst explains bond issue for woman accused in DWI fatality on Causeway Video included

Olivia Matte, 26 (Source: JPSO) Olivia Matte, 26 (Source: JPSO)

St. Tammany District Attorney Warren Montgomery has filed a motion to increase or revoke bond for a woman accused of killing a man on the Causeway in her third DWI offense.

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1 victim sustains injuries in shooting on Titian

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting Wednesday night that left one victim with injuries. 

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Crawfish season booming despite record August flood Video included

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Several feet down in the muck and mud, underneath the ponds of the Four Oaks Farm, you'll find crawfish.

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Baton Rouge man arrested on human trafficking, drug charges

Dondrick Caine, 38 (Source: APSO) Dondrick Caine, 38 (Source: APSO)

A Baton Rouge man is in jail facing human trafficking and drug charges. 

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Denham Springs man sentenced to life in prison for 2016 murder

A man from Denham Springs has been sentenced to life in prison following the 2016 murder of Derrick Stewart. 

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12 killed, 3 injured in wreck involving Church bus from First Baptist New Braunfels Video included

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According to an Uvalde County church, a bus carrying members of their congregation has been involved in a fatal wreck.

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Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

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Ford is recalling more than 440,000 vehicles in North America to fix problems that can cause engine fires and doors to open unexpectedly.

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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer central holds annual fundraiser at L'Auberge

The Taste fundraiser at L'Auberge Casino (Source: WAFB) The Taste fundraiser at L'Auberge Casino (Source: WAFB)

The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital held its big fundraiser Wednesday night. 

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Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

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An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to o purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years Video included

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Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago.

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K-9 police procession to crematory held on Wednesday

(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
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Rosco, the Crowley police K-9 officer who was shot and killed during an overnight shooting last week, was honored on Wednesday in a special procession.

His handler officer, Tate Thibodeaux, was hospitalized in the shooting.

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Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

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Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.

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2 teens shot in the head in Richmond triple shooting Video included

Richmond police say three people were shot early Wednesday morning in Mosby Court. (Source: NBC12) Richmond police say three people were shot early Wednesday morning in Mosby Court. (Source: NBC12)
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A source tells NBC12 that a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were shot in the head, after a flurry of shots were fired in Mosby Court, early Wednesday morning.

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Woman killed in wrong-way interstate crash identified

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The woman killed in a wrong-way crash on I-10 early Wednesday morning has been identified.

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Gov. Edwards announces tax plan at press conference Video included

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced his tax policy ideas at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The announcement comes less than two weeks before the start of the spring legislative session, when lawmakers are expected to consider tax reform proposals.

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Realtors warn of risks associated with buying remodeled flooded homes Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The August 2016 flood has created a big market for investors looking to buy, flip, and sell properties, but experts warn if you are buying a remodeled flood home, you should proceed with caution.

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Law enforcement gives 5-yr-old a day he will never forget Video included

Samuel Sanchez, 5, honored by law enforcement (Source: WAFB) Samuel Sanchez, 5, honored by law enforcement (Source: WAFB)

At only five-years-old, Samuel Sanchez has already stolen many hearts by holding a flag while wearing his police uniform and standing at attention for Lt. Shawn Anderson's funeral procession.

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Death row inmates file lawsuit against Angola alleging inhumane conditions

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Three Louisiana death row inmates claim Angola Prison officials violated their constitutional rights in a new federal lawsuit. 

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Sen. Bodi White speaks out about results of Shelter at Home program Video included

Bodi White (Source: WAFB) Bodi White (Source: WAFB)

At the capitol Wednesday, some Louisiana lawmakers grilled GOHSEP leaders about the state's Shelter at Home program and Senator Bodi White certainly didn't hold back about his thoughts. 

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Saints re-sign tight end John Phillips

The Saints picked the tight end up off of waivers from the Denver Broncos in week 10 of last season.

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Standoff in Gonzales over; suspect in custody Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A suspect is now in custody following a standoff with police in Gonzales.

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Angola inmate stabbed, hospitalized

An inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is recovering after reportedly being stabbed by another inmate Wednesday morning in Cell Block C. 

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Driver now charged with reckless operation after 18-wheeler wreck Monday afternoon

Source: LSP Source: LSP

The driver has been charged in a wreck that occurred Tuesday, March 28 involving an 18-wheeler that crashed through the barricade of I-10 on the Basin Bridge near the Butte La Rose exit. 

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Volunteers encouraged to sign up for inaugural Mayor Broome's Clean Sweep EBR cleanup day

Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome, along with Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup, is hosting the first ever Mayor Broome's Clean Sweep EBR parish-wide cleanup event on Saturday, April 1. 

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Attempted murder charge added to beggar accused of stabbing man Video included

Aron Becnel (Source: EBRSO) Aron Becnel (Source: EBRSO)

A charge of attempted second-degree murder was added to existing charges Wednesday for a beggar accused of stabbing a customer at a Baton Rouge gas station. 

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Transportation groups says Louisiana's roads cost drivers billions of dollars a year Video included

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A report released Wednesday shows that poor road quality and traffic cost Louisiana drivers about $6.5 billion a year. Those costs come from crashes, higher gas payments caused by traffic and car repairs.

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Audubon's Cool Zoo and lazy river open next month

As the weather heats up, the Audubon Nature Institute announced plans to reopen its two popular water attractions. 

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NOPD searching for woman in connection with theft of wedding rings

25-year-old Mary Arceneaux (Source: NOPD) 25-year-old Mary Arceneaux (Source: NOPD)

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a woman in connection with a theft on March 14. 

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ACLU files lawsuit addressing cell phone privacy issue regarding police investigations

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

The ACLU of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit that addresses police investigations and the right to cellphone privacy.  

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No injuries after small plane makes emergency landing near BR airport Video included

A small plane had to make an emergency landing in a field Wednesday morning.   

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Alleged tire thief charged with attempted murder for running over victim with car

Less than two weeks after being released on bond for one incident, a 53-year-old man is back behind bars with an attempted murder charge. 

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Mother faces desertion charge after 3 children found alone at apartment complex

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A mother is behind bars after one of her children was found wandering around the apartment complex parking lot and two others were inside the apartment alone, according to authorities.

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NOPD releases body camera video of fatal January shooting Video included

Arties Manning (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Arties Manning (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The video will be released during an 11 a.m. press conference.

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La. leaders expected to discuss status of federal flood recovery funds

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The state of Louisiana has billions of dollars of flood recovery money coming from the federal government, but many wonder when it will be available. That information could be released Wednesday.

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Ebb & Flow Festival to kick off festival season Video included

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We're kicking off festival season in the Capital City. It begins this weekend with the Ebb and Flow Festival.

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Bus passenger seeks $25 million in damages from train accident

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A new lawsuit filed in the aftermath of the tragedy on the tracks near downtown Biloxi claims the driver of the bus stuck on the tracks "was an inadequately trained, unlicensed, incompetent or reckless." That suit was filed in Houston, Texas on behalf of Mary Hall, one of the injured passengers on the charter bus that got smashed by a CSX train. It asks a court to award Hall a minimum of $25 million in actual damages.

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'I got the opportunity of a lifetime to play here at LSU' - Brandon Harris shares thoughts on move to NC Video included

Brandon Harris (Source: WAFB) Brandon Harris (Source: WAFB)

Former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris visited with WAFB Tuesday afternoon, sharing his thoughts on transferring from the Tigers to the North Carolina Tar Heels and what lies ahead for him in 2017. 

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National group hopes to curb addiction in Baton Rouge Video included

Last year alone, East Baton Rouge Parish saw more drug overdoses than murders. A national group is now zeroing in on the problem and hopes to bring about change. 

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17-year-old Baton Rouge native publishes first book

Breana Cotton Breana Cotton

Breana Cotton sounds excited. “A lot of people have already read my book, I’ve sold 22 copies already,” she says. Cotton has published her first book and it’s for sale on Amazon.

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Man previously arrested for attacking BRPD officer now charged in forgery scheme Video included

Thomas Bennett (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Thomas Bennett (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Baton Rouge man who was arrested back in February for attacking a BRPD officer has now been arrested as part of an alleged forgery scheme.

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Three arrested following dozens of vehicle burglaries in White Castle area Video included

Brian Jones, 18, Major Lewis, 20, and Tyrese White, 17 (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office) Brian Jones, 18, Major Lewis, 20, and Tyrese White, 17 (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office)

Three young men have been arrested following a rash of vehicle burglaries in the White Castle area. 

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Legal battle to free tiger from truck stop in Grosse Tete continues

Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete (Source: Google Maps) Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete (Source: Google Maps)

This week, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed an amended petition to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against the State of Louisiana to free Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger who is being held at a gas station at the Grosse Tete Tiger Truck Stop. 

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Arrest made for murder of teen that sparked series of retaliation shootings Video included

An arrest has been made in connection to the murder of an 18-year-old. 

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Woman tells her story of incredible violence and survival Video included

Police say she was shot nine times will lying in the bathtub. She survived and now she's telling her story.

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