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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo (Source: WAFB) BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo (Source: WAFB)

Leaders hold meetings for public input on BREC Baton Rouge Zoo proposal Video included

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The community is strongly encouraged to attend 13 community meetings on the Zoo at Greenwood Park.

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US Navy: Body found by Malaysia not one of McCain's missing Video included

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The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet says a body found by Malaysian forces is not one of the sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker.

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Harvey strengthens to tropical storm overnight

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Harvey was upgraded to a tropical storm late Wednesday night and is expected to reach hurricane strength before making landfall along the Texas coast.

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Single winner claims 2nd largest Powerball jackpot

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The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26, with a Powerball number of 04.

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Prairieville girl catches the eye of Mike the Tiger Video included

The adorable video took the internet by storm this week. It shows Mike VII making a splash with a little girl.

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Watson business kicks off second annual Homecoming Dress Drive Video included

Miss Walker Teen USA with donated dresses (Source: WAFB) Miss Walker Teen USA with donated dresses (Source: WAFB)

For the second year in a row, a hair salon in Watson is hosting a Homecoming dress drive to provide gently used dresses to girls in the area who need help following last year’s historic flood.

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Winning $700 million Powerball numbers announced

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The winning numbers in the $700 million Powerball lottery are 06-07-16-23-26, and the Powerball is 04.   

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Man found shot to death in backyard of home Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a murder after a man was found shot to death in the backyard of a home on Great Smokey Ave. 

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Man allegedly steals family dog, other items during Tinder date Video included

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New Jersey police found a family’s missing dog that was allegedly stolen by two men during a Tinder date.

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Lawsuit accuses BRPD officers of using excessive force during August 2016 arrest Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

A new lawsuit claims Baton Rouge Police officers took an arrest during the historic August 2016 flood too far. One of the officers named in that suit has faced accusations of misconduct and abuse in the past.

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Angola prison official gets probation for stealing $115K Video included

Shirley Whittington (Source: West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office) Shirley Whittington (Source: West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

A former Louisiana State Penitentiary official received a sentence of five years probation Wednesday and was ordered to repay the nearly $116,000 she stole from a nonprofit committee that provided recreational opportunities for prison employees.

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Mother charged with killing teenage daughter Video included

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Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

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Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage

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Hillary Clinton says her "skin crawled" as Donald Trump shadowed her closely on a debate stage last October.

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Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents Video included

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U.S. officials confirm that the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific.

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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

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Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

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A Republican Senate aide says the Senate health committee is scheduling two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized. More>>

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, August 24

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, August 24.

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Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches Video included

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President Donald Trump is blaming the media for widespread condemnation of his response to the Charlottesville tragedy.

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Former deputy pleads guilty to malfeasance in office

Cody Onxley (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office) Cody Onxley (Source: Calcasieu Sheriff's Office)
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A former Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty in court today for malfeasance in office, according to Patsy Dugas spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office.  Cody Onxley, 27, was accused of calling a female victim and going into her house after lying about being there to investigate a crime in 2016, said Dugas. Read original story here: Sheriff's deputy fired, arrested after 'inappropriately touching a woman' The woman reported Onxle...

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Law enforcement, experts team up to better help mentally ill Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Just how should a police officer handle someone who is mentally ill? Sometimes the answer to that can be tricky.

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Officials release details about suspect arrested in connection with 2 bank robberies Video included

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Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up to make an arrest in connection with two bank robberies that happened just days apart.

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Lineup for Rock N Rowe announced

Source: Perkins Rowe Facebook page Source: Perkins Rowe Facebook page

Perkins Rowe is kicking off its Rock N Rowe concert series this year on September 9, and the lineup includes many great artists.

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LSU places six on the Coaches Preseason All-SEC Teams

The Tigers placed six players (seven positions) on the 2017 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Team. 

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MISSING: Deputies searching for Baton Rouge man Video included

Deputies need your help to locate a missing Baton Rouge man.  Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office say Dale Sands was last heard from via text message on August 22, 2017. Sands is approximately 5'11" tall and weighs roughly 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing black slacks with a blue Allstate polo shirt.  Sands' vehicle is a dark green F150 extra cab with a temp tag in the rear window.  If you know anything regarding his whereabouts, call t...

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Baton Rouge teacher opens new cupcake shop; grand opening set for this weekend

Source: Cupcake Junkie Facebook page Source: Cupcake Junkie Facebook page

A new cupcake shop is opening its doors this weekend, and its founder is a former East Baton Rouge Parish school teacher who has turned her passion for baking into a business.

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Free public recycling program in Ascension Parish to resume in September

Source: Ascension Parish Government Source: Ascension Parish Government

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced Wednesday the parish government will resume free public recycling on Saturday, September 9.

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Japan introduces cough drop-flavored Kit Kats, alleviating throats of soccer fans worldwide

(Source: Nestle Kit Kat Japan) (Source: Nestle Kit Kat Japan)
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Tired of the traditional menthol, honey-lemon or strawberry cough drops? Well, you’re in luck. 

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ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

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The network says the decision was made "as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name."

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INTRODUCING: Sportsline Throwback Thursday Video included

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Every Thursday this high school football season, Sportsline will be featuring different area schools in our "Throwback Thursday" series.

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Officers meet to discuss mental health and crime Video included

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Law enforcement agents from across Louisiana met Wednesday morning at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge to discuss how officers handle
people with mental health problems.

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White House shuts down coal health study Video included

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The mountaintop removal mining technique is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals into groundwater, which could put residents at risk.

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Reward offered in homicide of woman at Fortification St. traffic light

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On Thursday, August 17 at 11:48 pm, 23-year-old Chelsie Lynn Kirschten was shot while in the driver seat of her white Pontiac G6. She was shot once int he upper back and pronounced dead on scene. 

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Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal Video included

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Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal.

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Police identify victim, suspect in Florida Blvd. deadly shooting Video included

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Investigators said an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a shooting Tuesday evening that left a woman dead.

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NETFLIX: What's coming, going in September

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Enjoy Disney on Netflix while you can. Several classics are coming to the streaming service in September.

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Terminally ill 6-year-old boy becomes honorary police officer Video included

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Walter became an honorary police officer and on Tuesday was the chief for the day.

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Victim suffers life-threatening injuries in W. Roosevelt St. shooting Video included

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Police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries early Wednesday morning. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported it happened on West Roosevelt Street at River Road around 4 a.m.

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Toiletry donations quickly needed for deploying troops

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The American Red Cross in south Louisiana is hosting a toiletry donation drive until Aug. 25 to support deploying Louisiana National Guard troops.

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VIDEO: Etling named LSU starting QB Video included

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The newly named starting quarterback at LSU is no surprise, as Danny Etling got the nod from head coach Ed Orgeron right after practice Tuesday.

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SPD seek woman accused of hiding liquor bottles in bra Video included

Police are looking for a woman caught on surveillance video accused of hiding liquor bottles in her bra. (Source: Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers) Police are looking for a woman caught on surveillance video accused of hiding liquor bottles in her bra. (Source: Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers)
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The Shreveport Police Departments is asking for help finding a woman accused of stealing liquor bottles by hiding them in her bra.

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Grandmother stabbed to death; Teen suspect killed by train Video included

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The sheriff's office said they received a call Tuesday morning from a man who said his son had left a note saying he was going to kill his grandmother.

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After owners hospitalized, officials find dozens of cats in filthy living conditions Video included

Pascagoula officials are trying to figure out the best way to remove dozens of cats from a now condemned trailer in the city. (Photo source: Kara Merritt/Facebook) Pascagoula officials are trying to figure out the best way to remove dozens of cats from a now condemned trailer in the city. (Photo source: Kara Merritt/Facebook)
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The Pascagoula Police Department is facing a bit of a messy animal control issue. A condemned trailer in the city has been housing dozens and dozens of cats.

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Man faces battery charge; victim may lose eye

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A woman may lose an eye after a man broke into her home and punched her in the face, according to officials. Court documents state Gerard Robertson, 44, of Baton Rouge, is believed to have climbed through an unlocked window to get into the woman’s house on August 16.

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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia Video included

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President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

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Father creates app that makes children answer parents' texts

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One father has taken the initiative to create a mobile app that freezes his son’s phone until he responds to his father’s message.

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Shenandoah homeowners raise concerns over proposed subdivision Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

9News has learned a local developer has big plans for Baton Rouge's Shenandoah neighborhood. If the plans are approved, it will become the largest subdivision in East Baton Rouge Parish in recent history.

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Baton Rouge doctor performing new stroke prevention surgery Video included

Dr. Vince Weaver (Source: WAFB) Dr. Vince Weaver (Source: WAFB)

One doctor in Baton Rouge is offering a surgery that he says could change the future of stroke prevention.

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La. governor meets with new FEMA administrator a year after historic flood Video included

Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB) Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Brock Long (Source: WAFB)

A year after floodwaters ravaged much of the Baton Rouge area, the governor met with the new FEMA administrator Tuesday for well over an hour.

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Mystikal, accused of rape, asks to have his $2M bond reduced Video included

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Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, has asked that the court reduce his $2 million bond.

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Sen. Bill Cassidy talks healthcare reform during tour of new West Feliciana Hospital Video included

Source: GraceHeberts Architects Source: GraceHeberts Architects

The countdown is on for the new West Feliciana Hospital to open its doors in St. Francisville. The hospital will begin accepting patients Wednesday, August 30, but excitement there is already building.

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Mother born during 1979 eclipse gives birth during 2017 eclipse

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An Iowa family can stake claim to births in back-to-back solar eclipses.  

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LSU officially welcomes Mike VII

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LSU held an official welcome event Tuesday afternoon for Mike VII. However, part of the event was postponed due to rain.

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Former LSU QB, head coach of Southern Lab Marcus Randall fired Video included

Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.

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Five men accused of using stolen pickup to crash through store window to steal ATM Video included

Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Authorities with the Burglary Division of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for several men, who are accused of robbing two convenience stores by crashing a stolen pickup truck into the stores to steal the ATMs located inside.

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Bond set over $3 million for man accused of Sunday's crime spree Video included

Jon Michael Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre (Source: LPD) Jon Michael Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre (Source: LPD)

Jon Michael Mauldwin’s bond has just been set at $3,850,000. Mauldwin, 26 of Port Barre, is accused of an early morning crime spree that started in St. Landry Parish on Sunday around 2 a.m. Authorities said Mauldwin’s car broke down on Hwy 190 in St. Landry Parish and he allegedly broke into a nearby |

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EBRSO investigates deadly shooting off O'Neal Lane Video included

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Detectives are investigating a shooting in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning that left one person dead. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Terrance Davis, 33.

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Man arrested on obstruction charge in girlfriend's death now charged with murder Video included

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The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Ollie Selders, 37, of Independence, is now charged with murder in the shooting death of Letisha Rheams, 27, also of Independence.

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