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Husband accidentally runs over, kills wife on school campus Video included

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A female employee at False River Academy died Monday afternoon in a vehicle accident that happened on the school's campus.

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Two threats at Tangipahoa Parish schools investigated; 2 arrests made

Troy Webber, 18 (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office) Troy Webber, 18 (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
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The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has investigated two threats made at two area schools that resulted in the arrest of two teens.

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School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act Video included

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

Former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth breaks silence behind bars, hopes for relationship with son Video included

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An open-letter to Saundra Adams is the way Rae Carruth has chosen to share his side of the story.

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Former LSUS student arrested for making social media threats Video included

Amanda Sutherland was arrested in Seattle for making threatening social media posts. (Source: KSLA News 12) Amanda Sutherland was arrested in Seattle for making threatening social media posts. (Source: KSLA News 12)
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A woman is behind bars after reportedly making threats to the campus Louisiana State University in Shreveport. 

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Special Session 2018: Gov. Edwards hopes for Dems, Republicans to work together on deal Video included

Capitol building (Source: WAFB) Capitol building (Source: WAFB)

Starting Monday, Louisiana legislators will be back at the state capitol for the fifth special session since just 2016.

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Police suspect Uber Eats driver in killing of customer Video included

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Police said Ryan Thornton ordered food through Uber Eats to be delivered to his condominium in Atlanta.  

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Scotlandville Magnet hires LaGrange's Jules Sullen to be next head coach

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After 9 seasons at his alma mater, Jules Sullen said it was time to test his talents outside of Lake Charles. Sullen is leaving LaGrange to accept the head coaching job at Scotlandville Magnet. "I had an opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Scotlandville was able to provide that for me," said Sullen. "It’s not me really saying that I need to leave LaGrange, it’s just an opportunity that has come through. Being in a larger area and a lar...

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Teacher takes it upon herself to clean up Zion City after weekend murder Video included

Debris in the Zion City area of Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB) Debris in the Zion City area of Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

Four shootings left three young men dead in a matter of just days. That has one school teacher saying enough is enough and that her students deserve better.

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Parole denied for man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy in 1963 Video included

Henry Montgomery with Family (Source: Montgomery family) Henry Montgomery with Family (Source: Montgomery family)
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A man convicted of murdering a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office learned Monday he will be staying in prison.

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Police: Pastor assaulted, robbed Sunday school teacher while she taught class

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Police say a Sunday school teacher at St. Paul Zion church was robbed by the pastor of that church and his family while teaching her class on Sunday.

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Two Pearl River friends reported missing

Source: St. Tammany Sheriff's Office Source: St. Tammany Sheriff's Office

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing Pearl River friends.

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Double shooting on Clearview Ave. leaves 1 dead Video included

Two people were shot Sunday night, leaving one dead, investigators said. The victim who died was identified as Tr'markus Taylor, 20, of Baton Rouge.

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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks Video included

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In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

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Cirque du Soleil to return to La. with latest tour, Corteo

Corteo (Source: cirquedusoleil.com) Corteo (Source: cirquedusoleil.com)

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Louisiana this month to launch its latest North American production, Corteo.

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Royal Furniture Co. to close after 71 years in business

Royal Furniture Company (Source: Google Maps) Royal Furniture Company (Source: Google Maps)

A longtime Baton Rouge store will be closing in late May after being open for 71 years, says the Business Report.

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Tough opening weekend for the Jaguars

It was a tough weekend for new head coach Kerrick Jackson and the Jaguars after a 1-3 start to the 2018 season. 

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Exxon uses fun activities to introduce girls to STEM fields Video included

ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB) ExxonMobil is using fun, hands on activities to recruit girls into STEM fields (Source: WAFB)

Exxon is using hands on activities to try to recruit girls into STEM careers.

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Civic center among recreation, traffic improvements underway in Gonzales Video included

Improvements are being made at the Gonzales Civic Center (Source: WAFB) Improvements are being made at the Gonzales Civic Center (Source: WAFB)

There are three major projects underway in the City of Gonzales that aim to improve traffic and quality of life.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another day in the 80s

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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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Waitr launches Restaurant Incubator Lab for help aspiring chefs thrive

Waitr has launched the Restaurant Incubator Lab to allow aspiring chefs to test new concepts (Source: Waitr) Waitr has launched the Restaurant Incubator Lab to allow aspiring chefs to test new concepts (Source: Waitr)

Waitr has announced for formation of their Restaurant Incubator Lab, an initiative designed to help accelerate the early stages of a startup restaurant by providing aspiring chefs the ability to create a brand and design a menu to make their ventures successful.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Monday, February 19

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Monday, February 19.

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LSU gymnastics jumps to No. 2 in rankings

Following back-to-back team scores of 198.00 or higher, including a 198.175 for the best score in the nation in 2018, the LSU gymnastics team jumped to No. 2 in the nation, RoadToNationals.com released Monday. 

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LSU gymnastics makes history with second-straight 198

In its second meet of the weekend, the fourth-ranked LSU gymnastics team posted a score of 198.

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Perkins Rowe announces Rock N Rowe lineup

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Grab your dancing shoes and join Perkins Rowe for its spring Rock N Rowe concert series. Rock N Rowe kicks off March 15 with Chris LeBlanc.

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Central hands out 2 'Keys to the City' Video included

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Two new recipients now have the key to the city of Central.

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Bill Gates: 'I need to be paying higher taxes' Video included

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Bill Gates said in an interview that he believed the government needed to institute a more progressive taxation system to fund initiatives that benefit America's poorest populations.

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Filmmakers working in Louisiana treat Natchez children to 'Black Panther' movie

A line of people waiting to see Black Panther is reflected in the movie poster Saturday at the Natchez Mall movie theater. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat) A line of people waiting to see Black Panther is reflected in the movie poster Saturday at the Natchez Mall movie theater. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Scores of Natchez youth were treated Saturday to the new movie, “Black Panther” on the dime of two local filmmakers, The Natchez Democrat reports. 

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ZZ Top announces rescheduled tour date

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Legendary Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top, announce rescheduled tour date for New Orleans. 

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Teen found shot, killed at BREC park Video included

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Dequantay Singleton. (Source: Family) The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner identified the victim as 19-year-old Dequantay Singleton. (Source: Family)
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Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a man after they found his body in a park Saturday.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Person tries breaking into cars in Ascension Parish Video included

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Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who broke into vehicles in Ascension Parish in early February.

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2 guys try 'tall man' trick to get into 'Black Panther'

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The dynamic duo tried the "tall man" trick, with one sitting on the other's shoulders while wearing a comically large overcoat to hide. To no one's surprise, it didn't work.

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8-year-old girl gets prosthetic arm made by 3-D printer Video included

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Zadie Wilson, age 8, is excited to try new things with her new arm, which should last her about 2 years.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Severe Thunderstorms

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As part of the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about Severe Thunderstorms.

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FedEx's first African-American woman pilot talks about experiences

Tahirah Lamont Brown (Source: FedEx) Tahirah Lamont Brown (Source: FedEx)
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Tahirah Lamont Brown, a FedEx Airbus captain and line check airman,  is the first African-American woman pilot for FedEx.  

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Take a look at this historic 1900s era home for sale in Leesville

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A historic five bedroom home built in the 1900s for sale in Leesville has an interesting history.  

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150 wounded veterans to cycle from Florida to New Orleans

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More than 150 injured veterans, first responders and their supporters will be cycling from Tallahassee, Florida to New Orleans.  

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Fire damages historic old Kenner High School Video included

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A fire Monday morning heavily damaged the historic old Kenner High School.  

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Detectives learn social media threat to Dutchtown High made by former student

Ascension Parish Sheriff's unit (Source: WAFB) Ascension Parish Sheriff's unit (Source: WAFB)
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Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office investigating a social media post that made threats mentioning a Dutchtown school have learned it was done by a former student, officials said.

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NOPD: Man found with arrow wound to chest in Lower Ninth Ward

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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating after a man was shot in the chest with an arrow in the Lower Ninth Ward Monday. 

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Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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Survivor of FL school shooting shielded classmates with his body Video included

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The 15-year-old took bullets to the back and both legs, but the 20 classmates he was protecting survived uninjured.

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Concert held to help send Baker High band to Carnegie Hall Video included

A concert was held to benefit the Baker High School band, hoping to play in New York's Carnegie Hall (Source: WAFB) A concert was held to benefit the Baker High School band, hoping to play in New York's Carnegie Hall (Source: WAFB)
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Next month, members of the Baker High School symphonic band will travel to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall.

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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip Video included

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe.

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Private school in FL giving away 2 rifles as prizes at golf tournament

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The school announced the prizes in a post to its event page on Facebook on Jan. 29, weeks before the Parkland shooting brought the gun debate back into the spotlight.

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‘Black Panther’ smashes records with $218M opening at President's Day weekend box office

(Source: Marvel): Marvel Studios/Disney via AP (Source: Marvel): Marvel Studios/Disney via AP

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at over 4,000 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday, Variety says. 

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NOPD releases picture of 3 suspects wanted in connection with Mardi Gras double shooting

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The New Orleans Police Department has released an image of three suspects wanted in connection with a double shooting on Mardi Gras day.

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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair Video included

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The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006.

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42-year-old man charged with first-degree rape after sexual assault of 12-year-old

James Hughes, 42 (Source: EBRSO) James Hughes, 42 (Source: EBRSO)

A Baton Rouge man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old. 

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REPORT: Off-duty BRPD officer was going 94 mph at time of wreck that killed 1-year-old girl Video included

Christopher Manuel, 27 (Source: EBRSO) Christopher Manuel, 27 (Source: EBRSO)

A 27-year-old corporal with the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested Friday after reportedly causing a wreck back in October that left an 1-year-old child dead.

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