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Severe weather still possible from lingering tropical depression Video included

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Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression, but the threat of tornadoes and flash flooding lingers. 

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Vote to move BR Zoo likely postponed

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A vote originally scheduled for tonight on whether to move the location of the Baton Rouge zoo will likely be postponed to a later date.

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Four people in custody following overnight fatal shooting in Denham Springs

Shelby Compton, 19, Sydney Compton, 21, and Devonte Welton, 22 (Source: LPSO) Shelby Compton, 19, Sydney Compton, 21, and Devonte Welton, 22 (Source: LPSO)

Four people are in custody and one person is dead after being shot late Wednesday night. 

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Two boaters, dog rescued from canal after being stranded while TS Cindy made landfall

Generic image (Source: WAFB) Generic image (Source: WAFB)

Two boaters and a dog were rescued after spending the night stranded in a canal as Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall.  

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LSU Rally Baby becomes online sensation Video included

Move over Rally Beach Ball, there's a new rally cry... coming from a baby. 

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CRIME STOPPERS: Office manager paid herself, daughter with company funds

Lisha Leonard, 48, and Kirby Wallace, 33 (Source: BRPD) Lisha Leonard, 48, and Kirby Wallace, 33 (Source: BRPD)
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Police are looking for a woman who they say paid herself and her daughter over $80,000 in company funds while working as an officer manager.

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River Stages

Click here to get the latest river stages, flood info and forecasts. 

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'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

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A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison. More>>

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, June 22

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
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Roadway incidents for Thursday, June 22.

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Cancellations, closures due to TS Cindy Video included

The following events have been canceled or adjusted due to expected wet weather on June 21 and 22.

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No 'tapes:' Trump says he did not record meetings with Comey Video included

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President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he has no recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. 

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BRPD investigating 27-year-old hospitalized after shooting on Wallis St. Video included

A 27-year-old man is fighting for his life in a local hospital after he was shot late Wednesday night.  

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WANTED: Trio accused of shooting man in chest during robbery for drugs

Three people are wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office for their alleged involvement in shooting.   

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Creepy, prehistoric fish in CA looks scary, harmless to humans Video included

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Because of February flooding in California, the parasite that is harmless to humans is showing up in areas it couldn't reach before. The creepy looking fish can grow up to 3 feet in length. 

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Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare Video included

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In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths.

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Tchefuncte River is rising in Covington

(Source: Rob Krieger / FOX 8 Photo) (Source: Rob Krieger / FOX 8 Photo)

The water is rising just off of Three Rivers Road near the Interstate-12 overpass on the Tchefuncte River.

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Beware of fire ants floating in floodwaters

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Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Cindy may unleash floating islands of fire ants.

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Yoga brings 12,000 to Times Square

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“Our lives are so crazy in New York. How do you stay calm? The perfect metaphor for that is doing yoga in the middle of Times Square,” said Tim Tompkins, who co-founded the event 15 years ago.

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Death penalty sought for escaped inmates in deaths of two corrections officers

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The escaped inmates accused of fatally shooting two corrections officers in Putnam County appeared in court Wednesday after being extradited back to Georgia from Tennessee.

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Jared Poche' pitches LSU to 7-4 win over Florida State Video included

Jared Poche' (Source: WAFB) Jared Poche' (Source: WAFB)

The LSU baseball team faced elimination Wednesday night at the College World Series in Omaha, but the team pulled through for a 7-4 win against Florida State.

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School has ceremony at hospital so dying mother sees daughter graduate Video included

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Two schools worked together and brought a girl’s graduation to her mother in a hospital in Vermont.

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Beyonce' awards scholarship to Mississippi native

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Just days before the world got in formation following reports of two new additions to the Bey Hive, a Jackson, Miss. native has an even better reason to celebrate. 

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Rawl Springs residents brace for more flooding

Photo Source: Tanya Pickering Photo Source: Tanya Pickering
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Residents in the Rawl Springs community of Forrest County said they can’t a break from all the flooding. T

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Need for counseling services increases as fears grow about TS Cindy Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Intense winds and crashing waves continue to wallop several spots along the coast as Tropical Storm Cindy marches its way up the Gulf just hours from making landfall. While the local concern is flooding, many folks who weathered the historic flood in August are downright frightened.

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BRPD: Employee injured in stabbing during armed robbery at Dollar Tree on Florida Blvd. Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

One person suffered minor injuries during an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree in the 7100 block on Florida Blvd. 

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Woman, boyfriend arrested for attempted first degree murder after shooting in early May

Katie Brooks, 33, and Dae'veoine Talbert, 18 (Source: EBRSO) Katie Brooks, 33, and Dae'veoine Talbert, 18 (Source: EBRSO)

A Baton Rouge woman has been arrested for reportedly shooting the victim in the arm back on May 3, says the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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East Texans wrangle 10-feet long alligator, video goes viral Video included

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Some East Texas men are gaining national attention after a video of them wrangling an over 10 foot long alligator attracted millions of views. 

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Haughton woman arrested, accused of slashing husband's throat Video included

Adrianne D. Warren, 27 (Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Adrianne D. Warren, 27 (Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A Haughton woman is behind bars at Bossier Max, accused of trying to kill her husband by slashing his throat during a drunken, drug-infused argument. 

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Possibility of parole granted for 70-year-old inmate convicted of killing deputy Video included

Deputy Hurt with his three children (Source: Family) Deputy Hurt with his three children (Source: Family)
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A man who was convicted of killing a deputy more than 50 years ago will be given the chance for parole, a Baton Rouge judge ruled. 

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Tornado leaves behind damage in Biloxi Video included

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Tornado recovery is underway in Biloxi after a waterspout came on shore Wednesday morning.

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Sandbags available in advance of potential flooding

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List of available sandbag locations due to possible flooding. 

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Hospitals review, check emergency plans ahead of Cindy Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

In times of emergency, making sure medical care is ready to go starts with the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN), which was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It acts like a kind of control tower, gathering information from state officials and monitoring hospitals and emergency services throughout the state.

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Zachary woman killed in wreck after rear-ending vehicle, being struck by another vehicle head-on Video included

A Zachary woman was killed in a wreck in Greensburg Wednesday after officials with Louisiana State Police say she rear-ended a vehicle, then was struck head-on in the other lane by another vehicle.

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Tidal flooding impacting Highway 1 in Golden Meadow, Mississippi Gulf Coast Video included

Golden Meadow (Source Rob Masson / FOX 8 Photo) Golden Meadow (Source Rob Masson / FOX 8 Photo)

Only large trucks can pass on Highway 1 just south of Golden Meadow in Lafourche Parish.

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FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind Video included

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The FBI says a gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field.

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Cindy severely damages Grand Isle burrito levee

Tropical Storm Cindy is hundreds of miles away, but it is still wreaking havoc on portions of South Louisiana.

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Slidell-based contractor arrested for reportedly defrauding flood victim

Mark Tomerlin, 51 (Source: EBRSO) Mark Tomerlin, 51 (Source: EBRSO)

A Slidell man has been arrested for residential contractor fraud after he reportedly agreed to make repairs on a flood-damaged home and did not complete them.

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Ten months after the historic flood, St. Amant residents anxious about TS Cindy Video included

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Ten months after the August flood inundated the St. Amant community, people there are now preparing for another storm.

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Nine kids arrested for vandalizing school and damaging computers

Nine boys are in hot water after breaking into LaPlace Elementary School, vandalizing several classrooms and damaging computers.  

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Congressman Scalise to begin rehabilitation as condition improves Video included

Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana (Source: US Congress) Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana (Source: US Congress)
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center officials say Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition has improved. 

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Deputies wrangle llama on roadway in California Video included

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The two deputies tried to coax the llama out of the roadway, but eventually had to walk the llama back to its home.

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GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors

The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress. (Source: CNN) The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress. (Source: CNN)
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The White House aide says administration plans to introduce its tax overhaul during the first two weeks of September.

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Man killed after being shot multiple times while sitting in vehicle Video included

Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB) Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened late Monday night.  

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Barbie's companion Ken gets new looks: Man bun, beefy bod

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He's been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. More>>

Brothers arrested for 2014 murder after remains found in Iberville Parish last Halloween

Dandre Brown, 28, and Dorsey Sims, 43 (Source: BRPD) Dandre Brown, 28, and Dorsey Sims, 43 (Source: BRPD)

Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the 2014 murder of Charles "C.J." Hills Jr., reports the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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School, city officials break ground on new Broadmoor Elementary School Video included

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There was some good news for students in the Broadmoor area Tuesday.

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Aqua Dams to reduce flood risk in Iberville Parish

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An Aqua Dam has been deployed along Manchac Rd. in Iberville Parish to help protect houses that flooded there in August, but some homeowners are worried it will only make matters worse.

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Southern University investigating leaked 'private' video

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Southern University is investigating a video that is of a sexual nature allegedly involving a university employee, sources tell WAFB.

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Dog dies in Central fire on Droze Rd. Video included

Source: Central Fire Department Source: Central Fire Department

Firefighters with the Central Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire in the 7500 block of Droze Rd. Tuesday.

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Leader of cocaine trafficking network sentenced to 27 years in prison

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

The leader of a large scale drug trafficking network that operated in the Baton Rouge area was sentenced to 27 years in prison Tuesday.

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Bond denied for two arrested after shooting 9-year-old in head Video included

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Two people have been arrested after an 9-year-old boy was shot in the head in Jackson Saturday night. 

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WANTED: Suspects locked robbery victim in trunk, ditched vehicle in another parish Video included

L-R: Shane Redmond, David Gonday (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) L-R: Shane Redmond, David Gonday (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

Deputies are searching for two people who allegedly robbed a man, locked him in the trunk of a vehicle and then drove the car to another parish.  

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