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After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

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President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.

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UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested Video included

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British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11.

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Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

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Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

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As North Korea continues testing its missiles, US plans a test of its defense system to shoot down an ICBM.

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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready Video included

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Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators.

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Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

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Interior Ministry official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan.

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Grandmother writes 7,000 letters to the troops Video included

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An elderly woman started sending letters to America’s troops back during World War II. They've gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals.

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Parents urged to monitor children to decrease overdose deaths

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American deaths from drug overdoses have risen yearly since 2002 through 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The number of deaths from opioid drugs also spiked in 2015 compared to 2013.  

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Former Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew K. Brzezinski died Friday, his daughter said. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew K. Brzezinski died Friday, his daughter said. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died at the age of 89, his daughter said. 

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2 dead, 1 injured after stabbing attack on train in Oregon

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Witnesses told police it all started when the suspect began shouting hate speech on a crowded train.

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Judge tosses life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

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Malvo was one of two people convicted in the DC area sniper shootings in 2002. 

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Annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival celebrates 50 year milestone Video included

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The annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival is celebrating its 50th year and despite a few changes, it promises to be just as good.

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170 customers still without power in Broadmoor area after car hits pole Video included

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Over 900 customers are without power after a car hit a pole near the intersection Florida Blvd. and Airline Hwy.

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La. legislator says "party politics" are clouding debate over gas tax boost Video included

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Next week, legislators will make a key vote on whether to raise the state's gas tax to pay for road repairs and new projects.

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Millions in funding approved for Comite Diversion

Garret Graves (Source: WAFB) Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)
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$6.7 million dollars has been approved to go toward construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday.

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Bust unveiled in honor of 11-year-old who had a mission to help less fortunate Video included

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11-year old Trevor Sims lost his battle to cancer four years ago and his dying wish was to feed the hungry but, he also had one more dream that the community helped fulfill.

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WANTED: BRPD seek two vehicle burglary suspects

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Baton Rouge Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two vehicular burglary suspects.

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Gov. Edwards signs bill to help veterans find jobs after military service

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Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the first bill into law from the 2017 Regular Session, HB 185 by State Representative James Armes, who chairs the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

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Local Chipotle stores part of data breach

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is investigating a breach in the restaurant’s payments systems that could have jeopardized customer credit card information.

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Coroner confirms cause of death for woman found inside burning home Video included

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Police suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found inside a burning home early Friday morning.

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14-year-old injured in reported accidental shooting Video included

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A 14-year-old was shot in the leg Friday afternoon.

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Cassidy introduces bill to help pay reasonable costs of urgent care provided to veterans

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US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced the Veterans Emergency Room Relief Act of 2017 in the US Senate, which would require the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to pay for care provided to our nation’s veterans in urgent care centers.

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Mayor Shelton pursues potential 90 percent FEMA reimbursement for Central drainage improvement plan

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City of Central’s Mayor Jr. Shelton is continuing to pursue extensive, cost-saving measures for the citizens of Central as the administration work to prepare a thorough foundation for a drainage improvement plan.

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Jambalaya benefit held for Zachary teen fighting ovarian cancer

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The family of a Zachary teen, who is battling cancer, is hoping the public can help them with medical expenses. We featured a story in April about Alexis Withers, 16, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January.

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Dingo pups, sloths and bearcats, oh my! Video included

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If you're looking for a family-friendly event for Memorial Day weekend, Barn Hill Preserve has a wild idea. The preserve is offering animal encounters with two-toed sloths, dingo pups, and their new bearcat for $15 per-animal per-person.

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Memorial Day events (2017)

Port Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony 2015 (Source: WAFB) Port Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony 2015 (Source: WAFB)

Memorial Day events list. 

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Blue Star Mothers plant 11,000 flags at State Capitol to represent La. fallen soldiers Video included

The organization Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana marched down to the State Capitol to plant American flags in the front lawn.  

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Covington man convicted of sexually assaulting two juveniles

Dwayne Callahan (Source: STPSO) Dwayne Callahan (Source: STPSO)

Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville, was found guilty Wednesday of sexual battery of a victim under 13 and two counts of molestation of a juvenile.

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BREC skate park reopens after cleaning ‘worst graffiti’ park history Video included

BREC Extreme Sports and Skate Park has reopened after being forced to shut down for a day to clean the “worst graffiti” they have ever seen. 

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BREAKING

Man alleged to have struck girlfriend with car charged with manslaughter

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A Lake Charles man has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after his live-in girlfriend died from injuries sustained when he hit her with his car, authorities said. The incident happened on Monday, May 22, but the woman didn't die until Wednesday, May 24, said Kim Myers, Calcasieu Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. When deputies responded to a disturbance at a home on Arsene Road around 8:20 p.m. on May 22, they were told a woman had been taken to a hospital after being hit by a ...

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Run-off election to replace Sen. Troy Brown happens Saturday, May 27

Louisiana Senate District 2 Map (Source: Statistical Atlas) Louisiana Senate District 2 Map (Source: Statistical Atlas)

Secretary of State Tom Schedler wants to remind eligible residents to vote in the run-off election on Saturday, May 27.

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WANTED: Woman used stolen credit card information to buy candy, cigarettes

Deputies need your help to find a woman who used stolen credit card information to buy candy and cigarettes. 

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14-year-old shot while walking in Central City Video included

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Someone shot a 14-year-old boy walking in Central City, an initial New Orleans police report said. 

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La. Dept. of Revenue announces hurricane tax holiday for May 27-28

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Louisiana residents can buy emergency supplies with reduced state sales tax during the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

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2nd Circuit vacates Shreveport man's murder conviction Video included

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Now Breonne Whitaker's case is headed back to the trial court.

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Proposal aims to relocate BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, renovate existing site Video included

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BREC superintendent Carolyn McKnight pitched a plan to BREC commissioners Thursday night that could potentially solve the answer to the heavily debated future of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

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River Stages

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At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

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Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

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Shoals murderer Tommy Arthur executed after stay lifted Video included

Tommy Arthur (Source: Alabama Department of Corrections) Tommy Arthur (Source: Alabama Department of Corrections)
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Convicted Muscle Shoals murderer Tommy Arthur was executed at about midnight Thursday.

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester, England, to help victims of deadly bombing at her show earlier this week.

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Woman faces federal charges when gun goes off, striking a patient Video included

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University of Mississippi Medical Center Police have arrested a woman and charged her after she dropped her purse drops and the gun inside fired. The bullet struck a patient.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, May 26

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Roadway incidents for Friday, May 26.

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YOUR TURN: Non-emergency 911 calls Video included

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This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Dinecola. 

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Bill banning kids from using fully automatic weapons dies in the House Video included

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At the state capitol Thursday, a bill banning children from using or holding fully automatic weapons was killed.

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Flags placed at graves in Arlington National Cemetery Video included

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The "flags-in" ceremony has been held every since the Old Guard, officially named the Third Infantry, was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948.

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Law enforcement urges residents to wear seat belts ahead of Memorial Day weekend Video included

Click It or Ticket (Source: WAFB) Click It or Ticket (Source: WAFB)

As part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign, local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with agencies across the country to ticket drivers not wearing their seat belts.

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Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

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The daughter of Laura Biagiotti says that the Italian fashion designer has died after suffering a heart attack.

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MDOC searching for state inmate who escaped in Jackson

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for a state inmate who escaped in downtown Jackson Thursday. 

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Avenue of Flags reaches 1,000 milestone Video included

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It took 32 years, but now the bi-annual display of the Avenue of Flags has reached the one thousand mark. 

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Missing 'Lamby' spurs reward offers from across Oxford Video included

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The City of Oxford is making a hard push to find a little girl’s missing stuffed animal.

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Chocolate may help your heartbeat

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Scientists are offering another reason to enjoy moderate amounts of dark chocolate, saying now that such is good for your heart.

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NOBLE hosts Region V Training Conference in Baton Rouge Video included

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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Region V will host its Training Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, May 26-27 2017, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.

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Alex Lange shuts out Kentucky 10-0 as LSU advances to semifinal of SEC Tourney

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Junior right-hander Alex Lange fired seven shutout innings Thursday night, and senior shortstop Kramer Robertson drove in four runs to lead third-ranked LSU to a 10-0 SEC Tournament win over Kentucky at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

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Hairspray can shatters car windshield Video included

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The temperature outside was around 90 degrees that day, creating the circumstances for an aerosol can to explode.

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race Video included

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election.

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FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

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The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. More>>

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical," meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around the suicide bomber.

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