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Hearing rescheduled related to decision on payments owed to protesters after Alton Sterling shooting

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A hearing for the final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by people involved in protests following the shooting death of Alton Sterling has been rescheduled.

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Teacher accused of bringing students home for sex

Jessie Lorene Goline (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Jessie Lorene Goline (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Arkansas State Police say a former Marked Tree teacher brought several students to her home in Jonesboro for sex, including two in the same night.

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'Parking lot brawl' results in 10 arrests Video included

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Investigators said 10 people are charged with inciting a riot after authorities got reports of a massive "parking lot brawl" at a truck stop on Monday.

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Threats of lawsuit leads to Lee County Schools banning pre-game prayer tradition Video included

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Parents and students at Lee County Schools say they are upset over prayer no longer being allowed over the loud speaker at the football stadium. 

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Gas station worker tired of being sitting duck, shoots robbery suspect Video included

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A gas station worker took her gun from her pocket, cocked it, and shot it, hitting a robbery suspect. 

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Body found at collapsed Mexico school; girl still trapped Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

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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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Free child car seat inspections available across Louisiana

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
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The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, is offering free child car seat inspections throughout the state in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17 - 23, 2017.

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Wedding DJ admits to stealing gift money from couple Video included

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The DJ admits to stealing about $600 in money from cards, but the bride thinks he stole more than that.

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Slidell police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident

Ray Dupuy (Source: Slidell Police Dept.) Ray Dupuy (Source: Slidell Police Dept.)

Slidell Police Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, September 21

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, September 21.

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Governor launches 'No Kid Hungry' initiative

Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website
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Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards will launch the "No Kid Hungry in Louisiana" initiative Thursday morning.

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3 shot, 2 dead in NW Huntsville; suspect killed by officers Video included

Huntsville police responded to a shooting call on Creighton Avenue on Sept. 20, 2017. This led to another scene on Green Mountain Road. (Source: WAFF) Huntsville police responded to a shooting call on Creighton Avenue on Sept. 20, 2017. This led to another scene on Green Mountain Road. (Source: WAFF)
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A shooting in northwest Huntsville Wednesday night left two people dead and another hurt. One of the victims was killed by Huntsville police officers.

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

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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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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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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Rock N Rowe concert series continues with V Tones

Source: Perkins Rowe Facebook page Source: Perkins Rowe Facebook page
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Perkins Rowe kicked off its Rock N Rowe concert series this year on September 7 and the lineup includes many great artists. The concert series will be held every Thursday through October 26.

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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>>

Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty Video included

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The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

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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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Couple outraged over teenage son's encounter with a stranger Video included

"We consider him a predator. We don't know what his intentions were or are," said Ilene Fraser, shown here with her husband, Lionel Fraser.  "It's just so alarming. It's predatory behavior." (Source: KSLA News 12) "We consider him a predator. We don't know what his intentions were or are," said Ilene Fraser, shown here with her husband, Lionel Fraser. "It's just so alarming. It's predatory behavior." (Source: KSLA News 12)
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Imagine a stranger stopping, questioning and photographing your son or daughter while the child is out riding a bike. A Shreveport family says it happened to their 15-year-old son and his friend. 

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Driver crashes into car dealership, spits on nurse at hospital Video included

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After the accident, amazingly, the driver was walking around, but later spit on and bit a nurse at the hospital, police say.  

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Applications now being accepted for BR community police ambassador program Video included

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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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>>

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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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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‘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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Jury being seated to try 16-year-old charged with murder of 79-year-old

Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
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Twelve jurors have been picked in the trial of Stacy Tyrone Johnson Jr., accused of first-degree murder in the death of Robert "Bob" Colston Sr. Johnson, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time of the crime, is expected to go to trial once alternates for the jury are picked. Opening statements will likely be held tomorrow. Colston was 79 years old when he died in June 2016. Johnson was originally charged with second-degree murder and recently re-indicted on a charge of first...

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

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

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 Video included

Source: BRPD Source: BRPD

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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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 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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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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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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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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