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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man jumps out of 3rd story window to escape fire Video included

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Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say an adult jumped from a window of an apartment complex to escape a fire that started just after 1:30 p.m.Firefighters rescued 13 people from the fire. More>>

Our Turn - Your Turn: Edmonson Retirement Legislation Video included

This is politics at its worst.A last-minute addition gets tacked on to a completely unrelated bill as the Louisiana legislative session comes to a close. The sneaky add-on is a provision that affects the retirement pay for just two state troopers – one of them being the head of the Louisiana State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson.How sneaky was the move? After the fact, one of the lawmakers who sponsored the original bill says he didn’t even realize what he voted for.This is precisely the type of b... More>>

Chris Loar announces run for Ascension Parish President Video included

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Ascension Parish Council Chairman, Chris Loar announced Tuesday he is joining the race for parish president. He was surrounded by his wife, two daughters, and a room full of supporters at Kamal’s Café in Gonzales. More>>

Missing Ponchatoula teen's body found after swimming in Gulf Shores Video included

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Authorities say the teenager from Ponchatoula, LA who was missing in the dangerous surf on the Alabama coast has been found.  More>>

Police expect man shot multiple times on St. Gerard Ave. to survive

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A man who was shot late Monday night is expected to survive, despite suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he first went to a pharmacy and then an urgent care clinic after the shooting. More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine

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Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the bodies of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew who became victims of fighting raging far below them on the plains of eastern Ukraine. More>>

CPSO: Woman shot in face after trying to run over deputy

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A Sulphur woman was shot in the face after allegedly trying to hit a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy with her car. It happened Tuesday night in the 300 Block of N. Louisiana Avenue. More>>

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the... More>>

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Sorrento town council takes steps to abolish police department Video included

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The Sorrento Town Council approved two measures Tuesday night that will pave the way for the town to completely dissolve its police departmentwith voter approval. More>>

Chrysler recalls Jeeps over ignition switch issue

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Chrysler says it will contact affected customers by mid-September. More>>

Baker city council approves budget Video included

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Baker now has a budget in place.City leaders passed the spending plan Tuesday night for the current fiscal year.  More>>

Central city council approves assistant police chief position Video included

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Central will soon have an assistant police chief. he City Council voted Tuesday night to approve about $55,000 for the new positionafter a lengthy debate.  More>>

Southeast Middle vice principal charged with solicitation of a minor Video included

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The vice principal of Southeast Middle School in Baton Rouge has been arrested and charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor. The minor is a 15-year-old,eighth-grader who recently attended the school.  More>>

Trial underway for man accused of killing Brusly High football player Video included

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The murder trial for a suspect accused of killing a Brusly High School football player started Tuesday.  More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

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Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

Indiana officer to keep job after pushing over man in wheelchair

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Shocking video released by police in Indiana that went viral online sparked outrage after footage showed an officer toppling over a man in his wheelchair. More>>

Man on a mission to honor Vietnam vets Video included

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There are not many people who know why September 19 is significant, but a Baton Rouge man is focused on making people aware.Ashton Belcher has taken it upon himself to write Governor Bobby Jindal to ask that he help more than a dozen families honorthe memories of their loved ones who have not made it back home following the Vietnam War. More>>

760 pound alligator to move into West Baton Rouge visitor's center

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The West Baton Rouge Visitors Bureau has a new heavyweight lined up; a 760 pound, preserved alligator.The alligator was killed in September 2013 at Solitude Point, but no one knew what to do with an alligator this big.  More>>

North Baton Rouge Career Fair set for Aug. 15

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The Third Annual North Baton Rouge Community Education for Careers Fair will be held onThursday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College’s Student Activity Center, 3250 North Acadian Thruway, in Baton Rouge. More>>

Saints No. 5 in preseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

Report says deepening LSU lakes good for the environment

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Deepening University and City Park Lakes and three of the four smaller lakes that surround them would improve the natural ecosystems and keep them from returning to swampland.That according to a recent report by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.A soil analysis also showed that material dredged from deepening the lakes would be strong enough to support shoreline improvements such asbuilding paths and small structures. More>>

Saints make roster moves

The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that the team has signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson. More>>

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core Video included

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Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy. More>>

63-year-old man arrested for molestation, sexual battery

A 63-year-old man from North Carolina is being held in Baton Rouge for the alleged molestation of a young girl and an outstanding warrant for a sexual battery in St. James Parish.   More>>

EBR Parish Attorney: Uber not in compliance with ordinance

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The Baton Rouge Business Report is reporting that Uber has begun to file the required paperwork, but has not turned in everything required to operate in East Baton Rouge Parish. More>>

Food crawl shows people great restaurants they can get to by bus Video included

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Foodies and the folks from Visit Baton Rouge are teaming up for a unique adventure in Baton Rouge. They're using public transportation to complete a food crawl.

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Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Sam's recalling some fruit from California

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A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

Police arrest suspect in connection with UL-Lafayette bomb threat Video included

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Police said a man is in custody accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. The suspect was identified as Devin Haywood.

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Mother, son arrested in East Feliciana Parish SWAT drug bust

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A mother and her son were arrested Tuesday morning after the Delta Narcotics Task Force found drugs, drug paraphernalia and a semi automatic handgun in an East Feliciana Parish home. More>>

Tropical depression No. 2 continues westerly trek over open Atlantic

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Forecasters said a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean has picked up speed as it continues moving westward. Forward speed increased to 17 mph, but maximum sustained winds remain at 35 mph. More>>

LSU defensive tackle injured after punching glass

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LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room. More>>

Jury selection begins in Hammond deadly shooting trial Video included

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Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of a man suspected of shooting another man to death two years ago. The 61-year-old suspect is on trial for second-degree murder. More>>

Deputies arrest police officer, his brother and his girlfriend in meth investigation Video included

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Authorities said a police officer, his brother and the officer’s live-in girlfriend were arrested in connection with a meth investigation. The officer and his brother are accused of making meth for personal use. More>>

Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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Sorrento Town Council calls special meeting to discuss ordinance on police department vote Video included

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The Sorrento Town Council has called a special meeting to review to a proposed ordinance. The plan calls for voters to decide whether or not to do away with the police department. More>>

Video of cat resuscitation inspires fire department donations Video included

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A news story showing Columbia firefighters resuscitating a cat inspired two local animal lovers to work on providing every fire department in South Carolina with the same technology that saved the cat. More>>

Man with gun robs 13-year-old girl, victim unmoved Video included

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An armed robber who pulled a gun on a 13-year-old girl remains at large Tuesday, after the victim said the encounter was a far from frightening event. More>>

Cleveland Mom facing charges for leaving kids alone after children start fire Video included

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A mother is facing charges after police say she left her kids home alone. The kids then started a fire.
 
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Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

Son of car chase suspect: 'Daddy's trying to kill us and I don't know why!' Video included

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A high-speed chase that family says started because a domestic ended with a crash on Monday night. More>>

Central city council will vote on expanding police department

Central city council will vote on expanding police department Video included

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The police chief in the City of Central says he campaigned with a promise to expand police presence. Tuesday night, the city council in Central will decide whether to give the police chief extra funds to run his department. More>>

Kids chased out of pond by 300 pound alligator Video included

This large gator was stalking the children, McDonald says. (Source: KLTV news staff) This large gator was stalking the children, McDonald says. (Source: KLTV news staff)
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Several East Texas children were swimming in a pond when they realized they had an uninvited guest with them: an eight foot long alligator.
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Mystery solved after Winfield family finds wedding rings attached to balloons Video included

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The owner of two rings found attached to two blue balloons in Marion County has come forward to explain why she let her rings go. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Dog 'apologizes' for stealing baby's toys

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When it comes to toys, dogs can be both territorial and selfish. After all, they are born with both instincts. More>>

No hotel deal means Margaritaville Biloxi will close Video included

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The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market. As of today, the casino is planning to close its doors by September 19. More>>

Perry to send National Guard to Texas border

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Both Perry and the president have the authority to deploy the National  Guard.  More>>

Handover of black boxes starts investigation Video included

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 Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands.  More>>

Council set to vote on anti-discrimination ordinance Video included

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An amendment to an existing East Baton Rouge Parish anti-discrimination ordinance is expected to face a toughroad at Wednesday’s Metro-Council meeting.“I do believe there's a need for it,” said East Baton Rouge Metro-Council Member C. Denise Marcelle. More>>

Brian Powers: A ride of a lifetime Video included

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Riding a motorcycle is all Brian Powers has ever known since he was 12 years old. But then one night, his love for riding bikes came to an abrupt end. Then, he decided to change that when he took up a challenge. More>>

Juban Crossing on track for Fall opening Video included

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Juban Crossing shopping complex is on track for a Fall opening. More>>

Legislators file lawsuit against state, common core Video included

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The battle against common core testing is headed to court after more than a dozen lawmakers filed suit.Seventeen lawmakers have filed the lawsuit to try and stop the use of the national set of education standards --in reading, writing, and math. More>>

All lanes open on Interstate 10 West at bridge

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All lanes open at Interstate-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge.  More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

John Bel Edwards says he would fund higher education, accept Medicaid expansion

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The election for Louisiana’s next governor will be held in 15 months.On Monday, candidate Louisiana State Representative John Bel Edwards made his intentions clear before reporters. He is the only Democrat, so far, in the 2015 race.  More>>

Update: Repairs being made at Elm Grove apartments Video included

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Repairs are being made at the Elm Grove Garden apartments after the 9News Investigators report aired Thursday. More>>

Sheriff: Couple's 6-year-old daughter was at home when man shot wife to death Video included

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Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say a Donaldsonville man has been arrested after his wife was found shot to death Monday morning. More>>

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

Sanchez officially waves LSU goodbye Video included

Monday not only marked the introductory press conference of Andy Cannizaro as LSU’s new hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, but also Javi Sanchez’s official goodbye from the same post. More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

I-12 construction from Walker to Satsuma to be completed April 2015 Video included

The I-12 widening project between Walker and Satusma is expected to be completed by April 2015. The current four lanes will be widened to six lanes and provide some relief for motorists in Livingston Parish. More>>

Jury selection begins in trial for man accused of killing Brusly High student Video included

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Jury selection began Monday in West Baton Rouge Parish for a man accused of killing a Brusly High School football player in May of 2012. Marcus Richardson is on trial for second degree murder. More>>

Bar owner says former LSU quarterback sucker-punched by Alabama fan

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Steve Ford, the owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar Grill, told the Tennessean that former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker-punch by an Alabama fan. More>>

Andy Cannizaro named LSU's recruiting coordinator and hitting coach Video included

Cannizaro replaces Javi Sanchez, who departed LSU earlier this month to pursue a business career. More>>

Dive team searching for Louisiana teen missing in Gulf Shores Video included

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Authorities say a teenager from Ponchatoula, LA is missing in the dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. Officials say 17-year-old Chaston Brown went missing around 4 p.m. Sunday in Gulf Shores. More>>

Family members remember Sabine Parish man found dead in burned out home Video included

Firefighters were first called to the home on 4L Drive in the village of Fisher around 10:40 p.m. Thursday for a report of a structure fire. (Source: Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers) Firefighters were first called to the home on 4L Drive in the village of Fisher around 10:40 p.m. Thursday for a report of a structure fire. (Source: Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers)
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The discovery of a body Friday morning inside a Sabine Parish home heavily damaged in a fire is being investigated as a homicide and has left a family with many unanswered questions. More>>

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

Essen Lane reopens after railroad crossing repair work Video included

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Traffic was allowed to flow again Monday morning on Essen Lane between I-10 and Perkins Road. The stretch of roadway had been closed since Friday to repair a railroad crossing. More>>

LSU welcomes 12 new players to baseball team Video included

Coach Paul Mainieri announced on Monday LSU’s incoming signing class, rated the No. 1 class in the nation by Perfect Game. Eight of the 12 new players enrolled at LSU last month, and the remaining four will join the Tigers in August. More>>

Emergency repair work begins on washed-out road on Southern campus Video included

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Emergency repairs are underway on EC Harrison Drive on the Southern University campus. The road to the dorms has been washed out for more than a month.

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Bars go 'smoke free' through Friday Video included

More than 100 bars around New Orleans have voluntarily chosen to go 100 percent smoke free through Friday. More>>

Cement truck overturns on roadway Video included

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The Walker Police Department reported Arnold Road is closed in both directions at Burgess Road due to an overturned cement truck. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes. More>>

Gas prices in Baton Rouge area continue to fall

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People who filled up in the past seven days saw some slight relief at the pump. According to GasBuddy, average gasoline prices in Baton Rouge fell 3.6 cents per gallon over the past week. More>>

Police: 4-year-old thrown from car dies at hospital Video included

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A 4-year-old boy found on a Florida road has died, and police believe he may have been thrown from a vehicle.

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BRFD investigates Progress St. house fire Video included

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Fire investigators have not yet figured out what caused a fire early Monday morning, but they said they do not suspect foul play. No injuries were reported. More>>

Man faces battery charge after teen suffers fractured skull Video included

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A teenager was hospitalized with a fractured skull after trying to stop a heated argument between a man and woman, according to investigators. The man is accused of hitting the teen with a glass vase. More>>

Plans move forward for new Ascension Parish Government Complex Video included

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Plans are moving forward in Ascension Parish on a new governmental complex that officials say will create a one stop shop for residents and accommodate the parish's growth. More>>

UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution Video included

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Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

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Police investigate shooting on Florida at N. 25th Video included

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Police are trying to piece together clues linked to a shooting with two different scenes. The shooting happened Sunday night on Florida Street at North 25th Street.
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Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

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Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy. More>>

Widow awarded $23.6 billion in lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds

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The woman's husband started smoking when he was 13 years old and died of lung cancer when he was 36.

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Nine people shot in New Orleans over the weekend Video included

Nine people are recovering from gunshot wounds in New Orleans over the weekend. More>>

Deadline approaches for St. George petitioners

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City of St. George supporters will have to meet a Wednesday deadline in order for the issue to go before a vote. They need to turn in 18,000 petition signatures to get the incorporation movement on the November ballot. More>>

Police: 75 lose homes to meth-related fire Video included

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A Madison couple was charged with arson and meth manufacturing following a fire at the Alta Loma Apartments Saturday. More>>

3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

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Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday. More>>

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Electrical malfunction to blame for deadly fire that killed elderly man

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Baton Rouge Fire officials say a deadly fire on Saturday was the result of an electrical malfunction involving a power strip. Investigators add 90 year old Steve Paxton died in the fire on Bay Street.“You go over there and ask them for anything they got it, they'll give it to you,” said neighbor Alvin Anderson.Anderson lives down the street from the Paxtons and says he mowed the couples’ lawn on a regular basis.“If you look at it now, it needs cutting now,” said Anderson. “I wish I could have... More>>

Fire detectives search for suspect in Braddock St. fire

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The Baton Rouge Fire Department is asking help from the public to find who is responsible for a fire that happened overnight.Fire investigators say someone intentionally set a house on fire located on Braddock Street early Sunday at around 12:30 a.m.  More>>

Residents in Watson could see gravel pit in their backyards

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 11:56 PM

People in Watson are in an uproar after learning a gravel pit could possibly be moving in. Doug Bowen was of the many people who are upset to find out a gravel pit will be place directly behind their homes.  More>>

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