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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors Video included

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The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.

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Parents charged with running over toddler during domestic dispute Video included

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A toddler was rushed to the hospital after being run over in the midst of an argument between his parents. 

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Applications now being accepted for BR community police ambassador program

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The application process is wide open now for those interested in serving as a community police ambassador in Baton Rouge. The goal is to launch the program as early as next month.

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Detectives investigating whether 3 shootings in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana parishes connected Video included

Tommy Bass, Buck Hornsby, and Carroll Breeden (Source: WAFB) Tommy Bass, Buck Hornsby, and Carroll Breeden (Source: WAFB)
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Authorities say the shooting death of a former Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation (BREC) commissioner may be linked to two other shootings.

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Donald Smart's twin sister reacts to alleged shooter's arrest Video included

Diane Patterson, Donald Smart's twin sister (Source: Facebook) Diane Patterson, Donald Smart's twin sister (Source: Facebook)

From the time he was a young boy, equipped with a bicycle and a lawnmower, Dianne Patterson says her twin brother, Donald Smart, worked hard. As a kid, she says he would go door to door cutting grass and share his earnings with his sister.

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‘It was just a sneak-type shooting’ says lone survivor of shootings believed to be connected

Buck Hornsby (Source: WAFB) Buck Hornsby (Source: WAFB)

The only survivor of three shootings that authorities believe are connected spoke 9News’ Kiran Chawala. 

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Body of work release inmate accused of murdering ex-girlfriend recovered

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Investigators confirm that a body recovered from the Mississippi is that of a man who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend after he escaped from a work release facility. 

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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

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Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction. More>>

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul Video included

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New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers. More>>

Summer coming to an end; continuing to watch the tropics

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

What you see is what you get. The local weather story remains the same for the next couple of days and into the weekend as well.

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‘He’s Wrong’ - Sen. Bill Cassidy responds to Jimmy Kimmel blasting him on late night TV Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Senator Bill Cassidy spoke with 9News the morning after late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel slammed Cassidy by calling him a liar during his monologue Tuesday night. 

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Breast cancer survivors, models to walk the runway to raise money for outreach program

Source: Woman's Hospital Source: Woman's Hospital

Breast cancer survivors and models alike will walk the runway Thursday night to raise money to benefit Woman's Hospital's breast cancer outreach program.

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Memphian survives 100-foot fall while mountain climbing Video included

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The Memphis community is reaching out to help a Memphis native who survived a 100-foot fall while mountain climbing.

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National Guardsman surprises brother at LSU after coming home from Afghanistan Video included

Source: LSU Source: LSU

Wednesday was quite a day for LSU student, John Estrada. Estrada was in class when it was suddenly interrupted.

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Gov. Edwards and First Lady host first statewide symposium to end human trafficking Video included

Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB) Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB)

Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards held the first statewide symposium on ending human trafficking on Wednesday. 600 of the state’s key leaders and stakeholders together to discuss the issue.

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New $10M addiction treatment center opening in Abita Springs

Chris McMahon Chris McMahon

A New Orleans native and healthcare entrepreneur is opening a $10 million addition treatment facility in Abita Springs. The new facility, called Longbranch Recovery Center, is set to open in December and will mark the largest investment in addiction treatment ever made in the State of Louisiana.

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Southern University gets $10 million for road improvements Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Southern University will get $10 million for road improvements from the state. Governor Edwards announced the money at a press conference Wednesday. 

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Representatives confirm paperwork issue leads to delay of opening new West Feliciana Hospital Video included

West Feliciana Hospital (Source: WAFB) West Feliciana Hospital (Source: WAFB)

Representatives with the West Feliciana Hospital have confirmed that a paperwork issue has led to the delayed opening of the new facility.

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Man accused of stealing $15k worth of items from multiple Home Depot locations in EBR Parish

Source: EBRSO Source: EBRSO

Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a man accused of stealing more than $15,000 worth of merchandise from the multiple Home Depot locations across East Baton Rouge Parish.

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LSU Department of Biological Sciences receives $45M grant to continue research to solve food shortages

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The LSU Department of Biological Sciences has received a $45 million grant to continue to study photosynthesis in algae.

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Former LSU second baseman having an All-Star season with the Rockies

Former LSU second baseman DJ LeMahieu is having quite the year for the Colorado Rockies.

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Shooting on Dutton Ave. sends 1 to the hospital Video included

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One person was taken to the hospital after a reported shooting Wednesday morning, according to officials.

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Suspect wanted for robbing cashier at gunpoint at drive-thru window of Burger King

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The Baton Rouge Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect that allegedly robbed a cashier at Burger King at gunpoint.

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Youth Oasis Center releases statement after shooting Tuesday night Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The Baton Rouge Police Department is responding to a shooting that reportedly happened near the Youth Oasis Center, located at the corner of S Acadian Thwy. and Wilshire Dr. in Baton Rouge.

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Metairie man facing charges for allegedly pocketing $100k+ of sales tax revenue

Melvin Ziegler Jr. (Source: EBRSO) Melvin Ziegler Jr. (Source: EBRSO)

A man from Metairie is facing felony charges for reportedly conducting a scheme that cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax.

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Attorney for Norris Greenhouse files for change of venue Video included

Norris Greenhouse (Source: LSP) Norris Greenhouse (Source: LSP)
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One of Norris Greenhouse Jr.'s attorney has filed a motion for a change of venue in that case.

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Coast Electric linemen gain social fame after working in FL floodwaters

Mr. September? This very popular picture on Facebook of a Coast Electric crew working in Florida may soon be available as a calendar. (Photo source: Coast Electric Power Association) Mr. September? This very popular picture on Facebook of a Coast Electric crew working in Florida may soon be available as a calendar. (Photo source: Coast Electric Power Association)
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Some Mississippi linemen are on their way home after helping restore power to Florida residents... and they're returning as social media stars. 

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Louisiana corrections officer accused of defrauding food stamp program

Authorities have arrested a woman accused of stealing more than $13,000 in a scheme to defraud Louisiana’s food stamp program, all while the woman served as a corrections officer with a state penitentiary in St. Gabriel.

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Coach O: Derrius Guice 'very questionable' for Saturday

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LSU running back Derrius Guice is "very questionable" for Saturday night's game against Syracuse, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday.

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Deputies: Alleged licensed contractor hired to repair flood-damaged home 'just walks off the job after being paid'

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Authorities are looking for a man who accused of posing as a licensed contractor and allegedly walking off the job after being paid.

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Attempted robber may sue good Samaritan who beat him up Video included

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The mother of a suspected armed robber threatened to sue a good Samaritan because she thinks he beat her son up too severely in subduing him.

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Hunters for the Hungry to host 'Clean Out Your Freezer Day'

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Hunters for the Hungry (HFH) will host its annual “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” to benefit food banks and food pantries across the state on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m. in conjunction with Hunter Action Month. Hunters are encouraged to clean out their freezers before the upcoming hunting seasons and share their leftover bounty with the hungry. Donations will be distributed directly to those in need in partnership with approximately 400 agencies across the state.

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Deputies search for person who used paintball gun to shoot at Walmart employee Video included

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Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot at someone using a paintball gun. Deputies said a Walmart employee was shot at with a paintball gun.

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Netflix: What's coming, going in October

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The second installment of "Stranger Things" arrives Oct. 27 on Netflix, just in time for Halloween.

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Former BREC commissioner fatally shot outside home in Pride Video included

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal shooting in Pride Tuesday night.

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Episcopal School of Baton Rouge investigating allegations of sexual assault involving employee, former student Video included

The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge is investigating allegations of sexual assault between an employee and a former student after it was recently brought to the school's attention.

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Why the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is one of the most efficient at processing DNA

Source: LSP Source: LSP

The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab is one the most efficient crime labs in the country in terms of turn-around time in processing DNA analysis requests for law enforcement cases. 

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Looking into the background of Kenneth Gleason Video included

High school and baby photo of Kenneth Gleason (Source: Baton Rouge High yearbook) High school and baby photo of Kenneth Gleason (Source: Baton Rouge High yearbook)

Kenneth Gleason, 23, is an Eagle scout, born and raised in Baton Rouge. He seemed to have a bright future ahead as he graduated with honors from high school, but not long after that, a check of his history shows trouble started brewing.

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Kenneth Gleason charged with murder, attempted murder, other charges in random shootings Video included

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Kenneth Gleason is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the apparently random deadly shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week, authorities said Tuesday.

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LSU Student Government to hold rally against hazing after death of prospective frat member

Maxwell Gruver (Source: Family) Maxwell Gruver (Source: Family)

Last week, a prospective fraternity member at LSU died in what's being investigated as a possible hazing incident.

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MISSING: LSU asks for help finding student last seen early Monday morning Video included

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The LSU Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing student. Investigators said Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment Monday at 1 a.m.

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Man hospitalized after being tied up, beaten with hammer, genitals burned; 2 arrested

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A Baton Rouge man was hospitalized after being attacked by three men who bound him by his hands and feet, beat him with a hammer, burned his genitals, legs, and ears, then locked him in the trunk of a vehicle.

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Louisiana Workforce Commission hosting young adults job fair on Sept. 21

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will host job fairs throughout the state on Thursday for young adults who are not currently in school. 

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