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Mayor responds to call from family of Alton Sterling to fire officers involved in shooting death Video included

Attorneys representing the mothers of Alton Sterling's children have sent a letter to Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, demanding the firing of the officers involved in the shooting death of Sterling.

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Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders Video included

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President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

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From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti Video included

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A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles.

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Congressional candidate charged after reporter says he was "body-slammed" Video included

Gianforte is running for the seat vacant when Ryan Zinke became head of the Department of the Interior. (Source: AP/Bobby Caina Calvan) Gianforte is running for the seat vacant when Ryan Zinke became head of the Department of the Interior. (Source: AP/Bobby Caina Calvan)
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A reporter for The Guardian says he was body slammed by a candidate for Congress.

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Girl gets diploma in mom's hospital room hours before mom dies

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Molly Sullivan’s mother, Karen Sullivan, battled cancer for six years. The family, medical team and school officials wanted to make sure Karen got to see Molly graduate.

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Non-emergency numbers to save

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Call these numbers when you need assistance but it’s NOT a life-threatening emergency.

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Viral video of six year old sparks question: Are children overexposed to violence? Video included

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A viral video of a six-year-old pleading with his community to stop gun violence begs the question: Are children overexposed to violence? And what can we do to stop that? 

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Baton Rouge woman recounts how she survived deadly Manchester attack Video included

Caterina Ranzino in Manchester at Ariana Grande concert (Source: Family) Caterina Ranzino in Manchester at Ariana Grande concert (Source: Family)

Two days after the deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England, a Baton Rouge woman who was at the concert is recounting the events of the tragic night.

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'Operation Wildcat' nets numerous arrests; $17k worth of drugs seized in Walker

Drugs and weapon seized during Operation Wildcat (Source: LPSO) Drugs and weapon seized during Operation Wildcat (Source: LPSO)

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, along with the help of numerous other agencies, executed multiple search warrants in Walker on Tuesday, May 23 as part of Operation Wildcat.

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Police arrest accused stalker found living in victim's attic

Deputies found bedding, water bottles, food, and plastic bottles filled with urine.

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WANTED: Contractor sought for allegedly not completing work; victim suffers loss of $36k Video included

Darrell Glenn Cager Jr., 45 (Source: BRPD) Darrell Glenn Cager Jr., 45 (Source: BRPD)

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are searching for a man wanted on charges of felony theft, contractor misapplication of payments, home improvement fraud, and theft of assets of an aged or disabled person.

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Surprising cause of death in teen boating accident creates 'Raven's Rule' Video included

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16-year-old Raven Little-White died in August, after a boating accident on Lake Waccamaw. The medical examiner’s report lists “drowning” as the probable cause of death, but a toxicology report that came back later revealed Raven had actually succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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2.78-carat diamond discovered at state park

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Dreams do come true, at least at one Arkansas park. Ever since he was a child growing up in the Natural State, Wendell Fox has wanted to search for diamonds.

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River Stages

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Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

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Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery. More>>

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers Video included

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The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session.

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Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace Video included

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The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say Video included

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The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums.

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Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

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The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. More>>

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math Video included

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Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

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Senate committee kills La. minimum wage bill with party-line vote Video included

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With a party-line vote, a Senate panel killed a bill Wednesday increasing the minimum wage in Louisiana.

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DCFS Secretary: Department needs funding to replace 'deplorable' fleet of vehicles Video included

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As lawmakers continue to wrestle with the state budget, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) warns that, without adequate funding, young children could literally be left stranded on the side of the road.

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Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight Video included

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A leaked transcript of President Donald Trump's call last month to the Philippine president shows Trump praising Rodrigo Duterte for an "unbelievable job" in waging a drug fight that's left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers. More>>

8 guards, 7 inmates injured in California prison brawl

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Officials said that inmates refused to break up the original fight, and several prisoners jumped in and attacked guards.

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Livingston Parish man arrested on child porn charges Video included

Leonard Hulsey, 47 (Source: LSP) Leonard Hulsey, 47 (Source: LSP)

A Livingston Parish man has been arrested on charges related to the distribution of child pornography images, reports Louisiana State Police.

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Man arrested for theft of camp in Bayou L'Ourse

A 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing major items from a camp in Bayou L'Ourse.   

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Food Network films at Fat Cow

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The Food Network filmed at Fat Cow on Wednesday, May 24. 

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Three starving horses rescued from pasture in Franklinton

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Three starving horses have been rescued from a pasture in Franklinton thanks to the work of a Good Samaritan, social media, and law enforcement.

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Two new restaurants coming to Baton Rouge

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One of Acadiana's most popular Italian and Mediterranean restaurants is coming to Baton Rouge, along with another location of a popular breakfast place.

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VP Mike Pence makes visit to flood victims who just moved back home Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to a family impacted by the August 2016 floods.

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Baton Rouge private school to receive $1.1M from FEMA for flood recovery

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional $1.1 million for flood recovery efforts in East Baton Rouge Parish. Specifically, this disaster funding will help the Runnels School with reimbursements for damaged equipment and contents of the school.

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VP Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge area Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence landed in Baton Rouge around 10:40 a.m. for a "listening session" with business leaders and to make remarks.

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iPads help school teach reading skills to the blind

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The institute is one of the oldest schools for the blind in the U.S., accommodating more than 300 students who are learning to see the world in a whole new way.

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Central City double-shooting wounds an 11-year-old

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The shooting happened in the 1500 block of Freret Street.

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Puppies found in wreckage of tornado looking for home Video included

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The puppies were born during a tornado that flattened their home.

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Graco to recall 25,000 child car seats

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The seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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Former LSU LB Kendell Beckwith signs with Bucs

Former LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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LSU's Peterson suspended; Gilbert to take the mound for Tigers against Mizzou

 LSU (39-17, 21-9) has won 12 of their last 14 games and Missouri (36-21, 14-16) has won seven straight games. 

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Celebration of Life set for Kingston Frazier

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Family and friends of Kingston Frazier have announced when they will come together and celebrate the life of the 6-year-old who was tragically killed on May 18. 

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Homeless men rushed to help after Manchester attack Video included

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The men tended to children and other victims with heart-wrenching injuries, including glass in their faces and severe head trauma.

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Warrant: Flood victim says contractor refused to finish repairs after argument

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A contractor accused of taking money from a homeowner to repair a flood-damaged house but not completing the work is facing charges.

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Man arrested on vehicular homicide charge from 2016 after reportedly leading police on chase

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in 2016 that killed a Tennessee man, says the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA. More>>

In Facebook video, 6-year-old tells people, 'Stop killing each other' Video included

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The kindergartner’s words have been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook. His mother heard from one young man who agreed to put down his gun after watching.

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Woman claims her stolen car was used in string of alleged burglaries Video included

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A Baton Rouge woman believes she has the key to help police crack a case after seeing an alleged burglary on social media. She has gotten law enforcement involved and is disgusted in how she may be linked to crime.

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Bill that could 'bring back Hollywood South' on the move at La. Capitol Video included

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A bill overhauling Louisiana’s film tax credit program is gaining traction at the capitol. A House panel unanimously approved the measure earlier this week.

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Raising Cane's donates $100k to pet therapy program in honor of late mascot Video included

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Raising Cane's has donated $100,000 to Pet Partners, the national leader in demonstrating and promoting animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education.

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Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry Video included

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A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

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Three charged in Kingston Frazier's death will face charges in Hinds County Video included

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Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said the three will be charged with auto theft and kidnapping in Hinds County.

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Alleged drag racing kills Plaquemine woman on Hwy. 1 in Port Allen Video included

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, two white trucks, possibly drag racing down LA 1, caused the death of a Plaquemine woman.

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Coroner: Infant died from blunt force trauma Video included

Investigators are looking into the death of an 8-month-old child.  

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Funeral arrangements set for 3 killed in Ascension Parish crash

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Funeral arrangements have been set for two of the three victims of a car crash on Airline Hwy. in Ascension Parish. 

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Outreach events planned to help flood victims fill out survey Video included

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Louisiana is holding outreach sessions to help homeowners with damage from last year's floods to fill out a survey that is the initial step to requesting aid from the state.

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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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Memorial Day events (2017)

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Memorial Day events list. 

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NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

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Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

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