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Girl whose father died in the line of duty buys officer's dinner Video included

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The 8-year-old’s father died months before she was born, and her mother says the girl’s eyes light up when she sees police officers.

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Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter Video included

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Relatives of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas death row inmate Kenneth Williams say they forgive him and to show it they bought plane tickets for some of his family members to visit him.

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SLIDESHOW: Madison high schoolers' crazy prom suits go viral Video included

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A group of high school students in Madison wanted to make prom memorable, and decided to wear crazy suits. The St. Joseph students' picture went viral, and now the attention is expanding even outside of twitter. 

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Two St. Landry Parish teachers arrested for allegedly bullying students

Tracy Gallow, 50, and Ann Marie Shelvin, 44 (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office) Tracy Gallow, 50, and Ann Marie Shelvin, 44 (Source: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office)

Two teachers at Washington Elementary School in St. Landry Parish have been arrested after reportedly bullying students, reports the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

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SLIDESHOW: Brother surprises little sister with Disney princess photo shoot

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A 13-year-old boy from Ohio asked his mother to get him a Prince Charming costume to do something special for his little sister she will never forget.

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Disabled man forced to crawl out of store after being denied electric cart

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Customer Shane Zahn said that he was told he couldn't ride the electric cart into the store's parking lot, despite his handicap.

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Hinds Co. Deputy sues R. Kelly for alleged affair with wife Video included

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Kenny Bryant filed the complaint on April 21, 2017. Most recently, on April 24, a summons was filed requiring R. Kelly to respond to the complaint.

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White House: Trump will not immediately bolt NAFTA

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President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

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Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit Video included

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President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.

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ESPN lays off 100 on-air personalities and writers Video included

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Heavy layoffs began at ESPN on Wednesday. The network has been silent on who was let go, but the word's getting out.

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One person injured in house fire on Tennesse St. caused by cigarette on couch Video included

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One person has been hospitalized after a house fire Wednesday evening.

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Bill to allow teens who committed murder chance at parole passes La. Senate Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

State senators agreed to give teens convicted of murder a chance at parole after serving 25 years of a life sentence.

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Metro council approves purchase of body cams for BRPD Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

After about an hour of talks between Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, and the Police Union leader Sgt. Bryan Taylor, the metro council approved the purchase of body cams for the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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EBR voters to decide fate of property tax to support school system Video included

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Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will decide Saturday, April 29 whether or not to approve two property tax renewals.

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Cat, dog rescued from house fire on Parkoaks Video included

No one was home during a house fire Wednesday evening on Parkoaks Dr., but a cat and a dog were rescued from the home by neighbors and firefighters.

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House panel narrowly advances bill barring 'sanctuary cities' Video included

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A bill aimed at cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities” in Louisiana narrowly made it out of a House committee Wednesday.

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Former LSU players could soon be starting NFL careers Video included

In a little more than 24 hours, several former LSU football players could add their names to an impressive list of Tigers who made the jump to the NFL.

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WANTED: Kentwood man accused of sexual assault of child escapes arrest

Deangelo Robbins, 36 (Source: Independence Police Department) Deangelo Robbins, 36 (Source: Independence Police Department)

The Independence Police Department is seeking a Kentwood man on a warrant from Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Measure to ban corporal punishment in schools moves forward; lawmakers resist restoring voting rights for ex-felons

Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB) Louisiana State Capitol (Source: WAFB)

The attempt to ban paddling in some schools barely moved forward at the Capitol Wednesday. Representative Barbara Norton says paddling in schools is abuse that creates violent children.

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Ribbon cutting marks completion of home to help human trafficking victims Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

What began as prayer and bloomed into a mission to help human trafficking victims has become a brick and mortar reality. A year after breaking ground, officials from the state, law enforcement, local clergy, and the Vatican cut the ribbon on Metanoia Manor.

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Professional engineering report gives La. D+ on infrastructure report card Video included

Mississippi River Bridge (Source: WAFB) Mississippi River Bridge (Source: WAFB)

According to a professional engineering report on Louisiana's infrastructure, 11 vital systems, including roads, bridge, and drinking water, are "poorly maintained, inadequately funded, and not designed to meet tomorrow's demands."

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Those with criminal records can have them expunged at upcoming event

Source: RAX Worldwide Source: RAX Worldwide

RAX Worldwide announced Wednesday they will host an Expungement Event for those who have damaging criminal records.

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New Orleans girl, 6, found wandering in Chalmette after being left on bus

A 6-year-old New Orleans girl was found wandering on a Chalmette street Tuesday after she had fallen asleep on a school bus and and gone unnoticed by the driver, according to St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann. 

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LSU's Arden Key tweets he will be back for his junior season

LSU defensive end Arden Key had some great news for Tiger fans on Wednesday. 

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Former Destrehan teacher found not guilty of carnal knowledge in Jefferson Parish Video included

Shelley Dufresne (Source: Rob Krieger / Fox 8 Photo) Shelley Dufresne (Source: Rob Krieger / Fox 8 Photo)

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday night after the 16-year-old victim took the stand.

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BRG helping people with diabetes manage their care

Baton Rouge General (Source: WAFB) Baton Rouge General (Source: WAFB)

At least one in eight Louisiana residents lives with diabetes, and another 32,000 are diagnosed every year. Baton Rouge General is trying to help educate people on strategies for managing care with their Diabetes Education and Nutrition Program, which they've been running since 2013.

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LSU offensive lineman suspended Video included

Adrian Magee (Source: LSUsports.net) Adrian Magee (Source: LSUsports.net)

An offensive lineman for LSU football has been suspended, says head coach Ed Orgeron.

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West BR inmate recaptured after walking off job site

Michael Allen, 31 (Source: WBRSO) Michael Allen, 31 (Source: WBRSO)

A work release inmate in West Baton Rouge Parish was captured Wednesday morning after walking off a job site.

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Three high schools in Baton Rouge area recognized in national rankings

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The U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017 high school rankings, and three schools in the Baton Rouge area were nationally recognized.

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GOHSEP prepares for short notice storms Video included

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Employees at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) went through training exercises Wednesday morning to prepare for short to no-notice weather events, just like the August flood.

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Governors of 5 states, including La., send letter to Congress asking for disaster assistance

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is one of five governors requesting disaster assistance from Congress. Edwards and the governors of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia sent a letter to the House of Representatives and Senate.

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Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, raping woman in November Video included

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Police have made an arrest in connection with a kidnapping and rape that happened five months ago after investigators matched a DNA sample to a suspect. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Derrick Shelbia, 39, was arrested Tuesday.

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Police arrest man accused of raping 8-year-old girl Video included

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A suspected child predator was taken off the streets Tuesday, according to authorities. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Missael Vasquez, 21, is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl over the weekend.

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Deputies: Man breaks into homes, tries selling stolen items on 'Letgo' Video included

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A man accused of breaking into homes and trying to sell the stolen items through a smartphone app was arrested Tuesday, according to investigators.

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VIDEO: Gov. Edwards discusses flood recovery, session Video included

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Where’s the money and how fast can it get here? That’s what many flood victims are still saying more than eight months after the water invaded.

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'Good morning sexy:' Graphic details of teacher's sexual encounters with student revealed in court Video included

Shelley Dufresne waived her right to a jury trial in favor of having a judge preside over the case.

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Bill eliminating the death penalty in Louisiana advances at capitol Video included

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A bill eliminating the death penalty in Louisiana overcame its first hurdle Tuesday at the capitol.

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Quad shooting in Baton Rouge leaves plenty of bullets, questions Video included

Linda Henderson, mother of Joey Wilson (Source: WAFB) Linda Henderson, mother of Joey Wilson (Source: WAFB)

The aftermath of a quadruple shooting is hard to mistake for much else. There were plenty of lights and crime tape all around. That was the case back on April 27, 2016 in the 4300 block of Kerrit Dr. in Baton Rouge.

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APSO taking back unwanted prescription drugs

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are hosting an event that will give the public the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

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MCDC to host 4th annual Sips & Suds Champagne and Beer Stroll

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The McMains Children’s Developmental Center is inviting people to get an intimate view of how it serves the community.

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Plaquemine PD to host drug take back day

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The Plaquemine Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will will host the 13th drug take back day in seven years to prevent drug abuse and theft by offering residents a safe way to get rid of unwanted pills.

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