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Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read Video included

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Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

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Possible issues with process arise following initial BRPD chief interviews Video included

Candidates for BRPD Chief (Source: WAFB) Candidates for BRPD Chief (Source: WAFB)

The interviews were streamed online, which means the remaining candidates now essentially have a study guide and two weeks to practice their answers. The committee is now working to ensure the rest of the process will be fair.

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Car crashes into optometrist building on Florida Blvd. Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Officials responded to the scene of a car crash on Florida Boulevard at Monterrey Drive in Baton Rouge Friday night. The car crashed into an optometrist building.

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Alleged shooter still on the loose; family of victim pleading for answers Video included

Dezarae Warner, 25 (Source: Facebook) Dezarae Warner, 25 (Source: Facebook)

Almost a week ago, Dezarae Warner, a daughter, sister, and mother, was shot and left for dead in the middle of Washington Avenue. “We want justice for her and justice is what she is going to get,” said the victim’s mother, Chiquita Warner.

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Gymnast Gabby Douglas slammed for victim-shaming after tweet to Aly Raisman goes viral

Aly Raisman attends ESPN: The Party 2017 held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP) Aly Raisman attends ESPN: The Party 2017 held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
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Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is being taken to task on Twitter after a now-deleted tweet was perceived as victim-shaming another U.S. gymnast that's come out against sexual assault.

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Inmates set fire in Tangipahoa jail; one shackled to stairwell Video included

Source: Viewer Source: Viewer

Inmates allegedly set fire to part of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail this week, leading to a lockdown of part of the facility.

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Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle Video included

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The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota, but officials don't believe it has polluted water.

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As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump? Video included

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GOP officials have suggested in recent days that Trump was wary of wading into issues of sexual impropriety given the previous claims against him.

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NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

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Upstate Vietnam vet makes good on final promise to fellow Marine, stands guard at casket

William Cox stands guard at casket for friend and fellow veteran. (Source: Bill Cox/Facebook) William Cox stands guard at casket for friend and fellow veteran. (Source: Bill Cox/Facebook)
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An Upstate native and Vietnam War veteran made good on a promise to a fellow Marine at his funeral and a photo from the service is going viral.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, November 17

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, November 17.

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Thanksgiving Day expected to have cool, 'holiday feel' as cold front moves through this weekend

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

We enjoyed yet another pleasant afternoon that was a little warmer than normal for mid-November, but the sunshine made for a great way to close out the work week.

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Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire Video included

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The fire quickly spread to multiple buildings, forcing residents to evacuate outside into the cold.

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La. governor and house GOP square off over Medicaid Video included

Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB) Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB)

House Republicans and the governor are going head to head over a plan to extend state contracts with Medicaid-managed care companies. They coordinate healthcare for roughly 1.5 million Louisianans, including about 800,000 children, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

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Secretary of State: Louisiana voter turnout could hit an all time low Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

If Election Day comes around and nobody goes to the polls, did it really happen? State leaders are expecting a new low in voter turnout this weekend. 

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LSU has the best tailgating in all of college football, Sports Illustrated declares

Tailgaters, enjoying a reunion before the game (Source: Kevin Frey/WAFB) Tailgaters, enjoying a reunion before the game (Source: Kevin Frey/WAFB)

Sports Illustrated has declared LSU has the best tailgating in all of college football, according to a new article.

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Y'all - you can get your pet on your swimwear

Things like this are almost too good to be true, right? Perhaps. But you still want one. (Source: Petflair/Facebook screenshot) Things like this are almost too good to be true, right? Perhaps. But you still want one. (Source: Petflair/Facebook screenshot)
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 Things like this are almost too good to be true, right? Perhaps. But you still want one. 

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Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation Video included

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The divide between the state and national GOP reached new depths late Wednesday as more allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Moore, an outspoken Christian conservative.

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Southern Weekend: Visit Taylor Grocery in Taylor, MS for killer catfish and a bite of history

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The Southern Weekend visits an old country store turned dining destination in Taylor, MS.

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WAFB tower gets a fresh coat of paint

Source: WAFB - Rick Portier Source: WAFB - Rick Portier

The WAFB tower is getting a fresh coat of paint, and will soon look good as new.

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St. Amant High School senior scores a 36 on the ACT Video included

Blaire Peterson Blaire Peterson

A senior at St. Amant High School is being recognized for earning a perfect score on the ACT. Only one-tenth of one percent of high school graduates achieve a composite score of 36.

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How rare is it to get a perfect score on the ACT?

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

 So how rare is it to achieve a perfect score on the ACT standardized assessment for college and career placement? 

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Victim in fatal Slidell fire identified

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s detectives were called to the scene of a residential fire Friday morning after a body was located in the burned rubble. Shortly after 9 a.m., detectives were called to 37476 Brownsvillage Road after fire personnel located the body of a man while putting out a fire in one of the units at that address. The body was located on a bed inside the unit. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office took possession of the body at the scene. The Louis...

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GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear Video included

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The House passage of the bill Thursday on a mostly party-line vote brought nearer the biggest revamp of the U.S. tax system in three decades, but thorny problems await in the Senate.

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Pringles launches first-ever Thanksgiving themed flavors

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An entire Thanksgiving meal....made of Pringles.

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Sheriff's office: Mom charged after children left home alone, locked in room

Charmaine A. Greer (Source: Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office) Charmaine A. Greer (Source: Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office)
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A Spotsylvania mother faces multiple felony charges after the sheriff's office said she locked her two kids inside a bedroom. 

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Jags face tall task against No. 1 Duke

The Jaguars have a tall task ahead of them Friday night when they face No. 1 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

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Names still being taken for this weekend's turkey giveaway

Councilwoman Tara Wicker, along with the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, is hosting a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway this weekend.

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Gov. Edwards releases statement on drop in unemployment rate Video included

Source: Raycom Source: Raycom

On Friday, November 16, Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement on the drop in Louisiana's unemployment rate.

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AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

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If it's successful, it could give a major boost to the fledgling field of gene therapy.

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FFF: Brees and Brady can play until the age of 45

Brees and the Saints are riding a 7-game win streak. Source: Mark LaGrange Brees and the Saints are riding a 7-game win streak. Source: Mark LaGrange

On this edition of FFF we delve into Tom Brady and Drew Brees playing into their mid-40's, Italy missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, and how is Shaya Restaurant doing after the John Besh fallout. FOOTBALL On more than one occasion Brees and Brady openly talked about playing in the NFL until 45. Brees I might add, usually has a smile on his face when the question comes up. It appears Brady will get his wish in New England with the trade of Jimmy  Garoppol...

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Forest Heights Academy of Excellence celebrates selection for National Blue Ribbon Schools Video included

The students at Forest Heights Academy had a ceremony early Friday morning. 

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Big Fish: The Chandeleur Islands is where the BIG fish are biting Video included

Source: Captain CT Williams Source: Captain CT Williams

This week's cold front has speckled trout and redfish deeper into our marshes and closer to area launches. But if you are looking for something a little meatier to catch then head out to our coastal rigs just outside the Chandelier Islands chain.

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White Light Night festival celebrating art and music to be held in Mid-City

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The annual White Light Night art festival will be held in Mid-City on Friday, November 17. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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$7.2M in funds from FEMA headed to August 2016 flood damaged schools

Source: WAFB Viewer Source: WAFB Viewer

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that FEMA is granting $7.2 million to East Baton Rouge School Board, Baker Schools System, West Feliciana Parish, and Ouachita Parish to repair damage caused by the 2016 March and August flooding.

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Doctor plans first human head transplant

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Dr. Sergio Canavero said the transplant of a healthy body to a human head would take place in China because the U.S. and Europe would not allow it.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes new litter of otter pups Video included

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Zoo officials announced Friday that mom "Bitzy" and dad "Kibble" gave birth to three Asian small-clawed Otters.

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The Flamin' Hot Cheetos turkey is here to spice up Thanksgiving Video included

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If you're looking for a nontraditional turkey this year, there's a new recipe sweeping the internet you may want to try.

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Video shows brother hugging little sister after tough day at school

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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A video showing a young boy embracing his little sister after getting off his school bus  is melting hearts across the worldwide web.

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LSU moves to 2-0 with 105-86 win over Samford

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On a night when the Tigers offense was running full blast and passed the century mark for the first time since Dec. 19, 2015, the Tigers defense was on the mind of the LSU coaching staff after a 105-86 win over Samford Thursday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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Four candidates for BRPD chief interviewed; four more to go Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

For the first time Thursday night, residents got to hear from some of the men and women who want to be Baton Rouge’s top cop.

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Gardendale Chick-fil-A owner to parents: "We are a restaurant, not a day care" Video included

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Chick-fil-A is known for their kind and courteous customer service.

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THE INVESTIGATORS: What happens to your parents in this nursing home? Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A nursing home in Iberville Parish has a documented history of abuse, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Livingston Parish man recalls fatal fire at neighbor’s mobile home Video included

Mervin Fontenot (Source: WAFB) Mervin Fontenot (Source: WAFB)

Mervin Fontenot says he had gone to bed when he heard someone banging on his door just after 11 p.m. Thursday. 

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Authorities release identities of grandfather, granddaughter killed in Livingston Parish mobile home fire Video included

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A fire claimed the lives of a girl and her grandfather in Livingston Parish late Wednesday night, according to officials.

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THE INVESTIGATORS: Baton Rouge could have to return $750,000 federal grant Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The rush by East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's administration to buy body cameras for every Baton Rouge police officer may mean the city will lose $750,000. Now, they're scrambling to try to keep that money from heading back to the federal government.

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DA says no charges for Baker Police officer accused of covering up details in shots fired investigation Video included

Sgt. Adam Wayne Procell, 28 (Source: EBRSO) Sgt. Adam Wayne Procell, 28 (Source: EBRSO)

An officer with the Baker Police Department has been arrested for allegedly withholding details in an investigation about shots that were fired at the Walmart in Baker in April.

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La. tribes to host Annual Fall Pow-Wow this weekend

Men are doing a round dance (friendship dance) at last year's Louisiana Indian Heritage Association's Pow-Wow. Men are doing a round dance (friendship dance) at last year's Louisiana Indian Heritage Association's Pow-Wow.

This weekend, Arena D of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales will be jumping with the sounds of drums, dancing feet, and oohing and ahhing from the crowd. It's the 50th Annual Fall Pow-Wow of the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association.

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Les Miles sells his $1.76 million Baton Rouge home

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According to the Business Report, Les and Kathy Miles have sold their Baton Rouge home located in Bocage Lake.

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SWAC: Weekend Schedule and Conference Standings

Southern and Grambling State enjoy a bye week before meeting at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 25.

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WANTED: Man allegedly forces his way into apartment, threatens to shoot woman Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help with finding a man accused of breaking into a home and threatening the woman inside. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Brandon Lewis, 24, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Survey: Cost of Thanksgiving is cheaper in La. this year

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If you’re buying your family’s Thanksgiving meal this year, good news - it’s the cheapest it’s been in several years.

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