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  • Driver tries to run over deputy; someone tries to get into house

    Driver tries to run over deputy; someone tries to get into house

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:27:09 GMT
    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know.

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    An attempt to run over a deputy. An attempt to get into a woman's house. Cars stolen, burglarized. Authorities are investigating whether they are connected and sharing photos of someone they think might know.

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  • Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up school to be charged with terrorizing

    Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up school to be charged with terrorizing

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:05:41 GMT

    A Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up a high school will be charged with terrorizing, the Brusly Police Department announced Tuesday. 

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    A Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up a high school will be charged with terrorizing, the Brusly Police Department announced Tuesday. 

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  • David: Watching the Tropics

    David: Watching the Tropics

    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

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    The latest weather forecast from Your Weather Authority.

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  • 4 convicted in brutal 2017 robbery of French Quarter tourists

    4 convicted in brutal 2017 robbery of French Quarter tourists

    Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)
    Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)Left to right: Paul, Simmons, Piper, Pogozelski (Source: OPSO)

    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Tuesday secured the convictions of four men responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention in June 2017. 

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    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Tuesday secured the convictions of four men responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention in June 2017. 

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  • NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission lists summer programs for kids

    NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
    NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)NORD Commission has programs designed for adults and children. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

    The way some kids spend time over summer months puts them at risk of losing a lot of what they learned over the school year.

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    The way some kids spend time over summer months puts them at risk of losing a lot of what they learned over the school year.

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  • FOUND: 15-year-old girl last seen Sunday night

    FOUND: 15-year-old girl last seen Sunday night

    Hailey Fisher (Source: Zachary PD)Hailey Fisher (Source: Zachary PD)

    According to a Facebook post by the missing girl's mother, Hailey Fisher was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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    According to a Facebook post by the missing girl's mother, Hailey Fisher was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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  • BREAKING

    Wrecks impede travel on I-20E

    Wrecks impede travel on I-20E

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:58:20 GMT
    (Source: LaDOTD traffic cameras)(Source: LaDOTD traffic cameras)

    A wreck is hampering travel on eastbound Interstate 20 in Bossier City.

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    A wreck is hampering travel on eastbound Interstate 20 in Bossier City.

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  • Gov. Edwards believes this special session will be different

    Gov. Edwards believes this special session will be different

    FOX 8 PhotoFOX 8 Photo

    Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the second special session for the Legislature's third attempt to fix the budget deficit.

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    Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the second special session for the Legislature's third attempt to fix the budget deficit.

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  • Louisiana Gov. Edwards lays out his state budget proposal

    Louisiana Gov. Edwards lays out his state budget proposal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:46:46 GMT
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lays out a new budget plan ahead of the opening of the special session May 22. (Source: Stacey Cameron/KSLA News 12)Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards lays out a new budget plan ahead of the opening of the special session May 22. (Source: Stacey Cameron/KSLA News 12)

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the state from a podium flanked by screens reading "Fight for our state. Fight for our people." His address came as the state Legislature prepared to convene to try to solve the state's budget crisis in this year's second special session. The session began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Lawmakers have until midnight June 4 to come up with a solution.

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    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the state from a podium flanked by screens reading "Fight for our state. Fight for our people." His address came as the state Legislature prepared to convene to try to solve the state's budget crisis in this year's second special session. The session began Tuesday at 4 p.m. Lawmakers have until midnight June 4 to come up with a solution.

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  • Kids enjoy last day of school bike ride to City Park splash pad

    Kids enjoy last day of school bike ride to City Park splash pad

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The school year is winding down and some kids are heading into summer break with a splash. Parents joined students from Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)  on a bike ride to the City Park splash pad on the last day of school, Tuesday, May 22.

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    The school year is winding down and some kids are heading into summer break with a splash. Parents joined students from Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)  on a bike ride to the City Park splash pad on the last day of school, Tuesday, May 22.

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  • 4 slapped with jail time in brutal French Quarter attack

    4 slapped with jail time in brutal French Quarter attack

    Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)Four men were sentenced for a brutal beating of French Quarter. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Orleans District Attorney’s Office convicted four defendants responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention last June.

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    The Orleans District Attorney’s Office convicted four defendants responsible for the brutal robbery of two French Quarter tourists that drew national attention last June.

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  • Iowa PD searching for vehicle believed to have been used in boat theft

    Iowa PD searching for vehicle believed to have been used in boat theft

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:24:48 GMT
    Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)
    Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)Suspect vehicle involved in boat theft in the Iowa area. (Source: Iowa PD)

    The Iowa Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Jeep vehicle. The vehicle in question is being sought in connection with the theft of a boat in the Iowa area, according to a post on the Iowa Police Department's Facebook page.

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    The Iowa Police Department is asking for your help in locating a Jeep vehicle. The vehicle in question is being sought in connection with the theft of a boat in the Iowa area, according to a post on the Iowa Police Department's Facebook page.

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  • LA Gov. opens special session in Lafayette

    LA Gov. opens special session in Lafayette

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:18:27 GMT
    (Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards)(Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards)

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will open a special legislative session on Tuesday afternoon with an address at University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

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    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will open a special legislative session on Tuesday afternoon with an address at University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

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  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away; visitation and funeral arrangements set

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:14:17 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

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    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

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  • Former CNN reporter, HLN anchor helped choose Miss USA 2018

    Former CNN reporter, HLN anchor helped choose Miss USA 2018

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:11:32 GMT
    Natasha Curry (in red), a former CNN reporter and former "HLN Weekend Express" anchor, was a member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee and took part in the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)Natasha Curry (in red), a former CNN reporter and former "HLN Weekend Express" anchor, was a member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee and took part in the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    One member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee stood out as stars and strong women walked the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport.

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    One member of the Miss USA 2018 selection committee stood out as stars and strong women walked the red carpet before the pageant May 21 in Shreveport.

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  • Accused gang members sentenced to decades in prison

    Accused gang members sentenced to decades in prison

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    “It’s been five years, and so we’ve had five years of grief,” says Bishop Andre Massenburg.

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    “It’s been five years, and so we’ve had five years of grief,” says Bishop Andre Massenburg.

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  • 5 injured, 1 critically, in wreck on Central Throughway

    5 injured, 1 critically, in wreck on Central Throughway

    Source: ViewerSource: Viewer
    Source: ViewerSource: Viewer

    Five people were transported to the hospital after a wreck on Central Throughway in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon.

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    Five people were transported to the hospital after a wreck on Central Throughway in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Breaking

    All-clear given at Lake Charles College Prep

    All-clear given at Lake Charles College Prep

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:40:40 GMT
    (Source: Lake Charles College Prep)(Source: Lake Charles College Prep)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep today. Students were evacuated to Water's Edge Church, but an all-clear was given at 2 p.m. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a bomb threat at Lake Charles College Prep today. Students were evacuated to Water's Edge Church, but an all-clear was given at 2 p.m. 

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  • Uber drivers impacted by rising gas prices

    Uber drivers impacted by rising gas prices

    Highway traffic (Source: WAFB)Highway traffic (Source: WAFB)
    Highway traffic (Source: WAFB)Highway traffic (Source: WAFB)

    Across the country, the price of gasoline has jumped an average of 12 cents in 14 days. That's according to AAA, which also reports the national average is the highest it has been in four years. People who make money behind the wheel said they are putting their cars in park until the price of gasoline drops.

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    Across the country, the price of gasoline has jumped an average of 12 cents in 14 days. That's according to AAA, which also reports the national average is the highest it has been in four years. People who make money behind the wheel said they are putting their cars in park until the price of gasoline drops.

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  • Baton Rouge area band signs deal with Anheuser Busch

    Baton Rouge area band signs deal with Anheuser Busch

    Local band, Parish County Line, has now signed a deal with Anheuser Busch (Source: WAFB)Local band, Parish County Line, has now signed a deal with Anheuser Busch (Source: WAFB)
    Local band, Parish County Line, has now signed a deal with Anheuser Busch (Source: WAFB)Local band, Parish County Line, has now signed a deal with Anheuser Busch (Source: WAFB)

    A Louisiana country band is getting a little national attention thanks to a big time beer company.

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    A Louisiana country band is getting a little national attention thanks to a big time beer company.

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  • BRPD: Chase Bank on Florida Boulevard robbed

    BRPD: Chase Bank on Florida Boulevard robbed

    BRPD says the Chase Bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon (Source: WAFB)BRPD says the Chase Bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon (Source: WAFB)

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Chase Bank on Florida Boulevard.

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    The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Chase Bank on Florida Boulevard.

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  • Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival to be held June 23

    Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival to be held June 23

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:05:20 GMT
    Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival honored as Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism SocietyGulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival honored as Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society
    Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival honored as Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism SocietyGulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival honored as Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society

    Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz festival honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as top 20 best event in the southeast occurring in June.  This event features award winning jazz artists and aims to promote the cultural importance of jazz, cuisine, and the local community.  The festival will be held on June 23 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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    Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz festival honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as top 20 best event in the southeast occurring in June.  This event features award winning jazz artists and aims to promote the cultural importance of jazz, cuisine, and the local community.  The festival will be held on June 23 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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  • NWLA first responders sharpen hazmat skills with training

    NWLA first responders sharpen hazmat skills with training

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:56:23 GMT
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)

    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

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    The next time a hazmat incident takes place in Shreveport dozens of first responders will have the latest training under their belt to help save lives. 

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  • BREAKING

    Sears department store, Sears Auto Center in Lake Charles closing

    Sears department store, Sears Auto Center in Lake Charles closing

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:54:43 GMT
    The Sears department store and the Sears Auto Center are closing. (Source: Sears)The Sears department store and the Sears Auto Center are closing. (Source: Sears)
    The Sears department store and the Sears Auto Center are closing. (Source: Sears)The Sears department store and the Sears Auto Center are closing. (Source: Sears)
    The Sears store and the Sears Auto Center store in Lake Charles are closing, corporate officials said. The Auto Center is expected to close in early June and the department store is expected to close in mid-August, according to a Sears spokesperson. The store will begin its liquidations sale on May 25. Kmart will remain open. Sears released a statement: We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Lake Charles. The store wi...More >>
    The Sears store and the Sears Auto Center store in Lake Charles are closing, corporate officials said. The Auto Center is expected to close in early June and the department store is expected to close in mid-August, according to a Sears spokesperson. The store will begin its liquidations sale on May 25. Kmart will remain open. Sears released a statement: We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Sears store and Sears Auto Center in Lake Charles. The store wi...More >>
  • Arrest made after two men found shot to death in apartment complex parking lot

    Arrest made after two men found shot to death in apartment complex parking lot

    James Johnson, 36 (Source: BRPD)James Johnson, 36 (Source: BRPD)
    James Johnson, 36 (Source: BRPD)James Johnson, 36 (Source: BRPD)

    The Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest in a double homicide case.

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    The Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest in a double homicide case.

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  • Is Beyonce behind the purchase of a Garden District church?

    Is Beyonce behind the purchase of a Garden District church?

    Church at 7th and Camp (Source: Google)Church at 7th and Camp (Source: Google)

    Garden District residents are buzzing over who purchased an old church just a block off Magazine Street.The celebrity website TMZ says Beyonce is behind the deal.

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    Garden District residents are buzzing over who purchased an old church just a block off Magazine Street.The celebrity website TMZ says Beyonce is behind the deal.

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  • Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder in DeQuincy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:39:38 GMT
    (Source: DeQuincy Police)(Source: DeQuincy Police)

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

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    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in DeQuincy, according to Captain Tom Threet, with the DeQuincy Police Department.  Threet says the shooting took place on Bruce Street. Anthony Wayne Perkins has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, says Threet.  Perkins has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with no bond.

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  • Man connected to Taco Bell burglary sought

    Man connected to Taco Bell burglary sought

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:36:41 GMT

    East Baton Rouge Parish authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who broke into and robbed a Taco Bell.  Early Monday morning, surveillance video for the Taco Bell on 15168 Airline Highway captured a man wearing a white hoodie shattering the Drive-Thru window and entering the store.  The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the man stole a laptop and three cash registers from the store.  Anyone with information about the burglary or...

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    East Baton Rouge Parish authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who broke into and robbed a Taco Bell.  Early Monday morning, surveillance video for the Taco Bell on 15168 Airline Highway captured a man wearing a white hoodie shattering the Drive-Thru window and entering the store.  The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said the man stole a laptop and three cash registers from the store.  Anyone with information about the burglary or...

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  • NOPD: Man arrested, persons of interest sought in French Quarter shooting

    NOPD: Man arrested, persons of interest sought in French Quarter shooting

    Raymond Williams, 22 (Source: NOPD)Raymond Williams, 22 (Source: NOPD)
    Raymond Williams, 22 (Source: NOPD)Raymond Williams, 22 (Source: NOPD)

    New Orleans police have arrested a man and are looking for multiple persons of interest in a French Quarter shooting that left a man and woman injured. 

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    New Orleans police have arrested a man and are looking for multiple persons of interest in a French Quarter shooting that left a man and woman injured. 

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  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art offering free admission to military personnel

    Walter Anderson Museum of Art offering free admission to military personnel

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:25:13 GMT
    WAMA is participating in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums. (Photo source: Facebook)WAMA is participating in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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    The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) will offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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  • U.S. Senate candidates speak at Democratic Senate Forum

    U.S. Senate candidates speak at Democratic Senate Forum

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:36:19 GMT
    Primary elections are June 5. (Photo source: WLOX)Primary elections are June 5. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Democratic Senate forum was held Tuesday night at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. 

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    The Democratic Senate forum was held Tuesday night at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. 

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  • Waiting on Justice: Pretrial detention in Mississippi

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:33:37 GMT
    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM

    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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    Innocent until proven guilty, but for thousands of pretrial detainees currently in county jails across Mississippi, it can seem the other way around. "In our constitution, we're not guilty until proven guilty or they plead guilty," said circuit judge    "Pretrial detention is a problem set across the state of Mississippi,"  it's not a new problem, defendants sitting in jails waiting for their cases to make it through the court system. a list of pi...

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