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Bond set at $1.17 million for man accused of crime spree

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Bond has been set at more than $1 million for, Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, the man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning. More>>

Government Street closures begin due to road work Video included

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Government Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions beginning Monday morning to allow crews to start on some road work. The lane closures will be between Eddie Robinson and East Airport Drive. More>>

Electrical short causes heavy fire and smoke damage to home

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Firefighters were called out to a house fire early Monday morning that investigators determined was caused by an electrical short. They believe it started around an air conditioning unit. More>>

Forecasters watch tropical wave in Atlantic Ocean Video included

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The National Hurricane Center said it is watching a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean with a high chance of formation over the next few days. The wave is located near the Cape Verde Islands. More>>

Retired APSO lieutenant drowns in neighborhood pond trying to save his dog Video included

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A recently retired 32-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has died in a drowning earlier on Sunday after trying to save his pet. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lt. Sam Vitter was found dead after jumping into a pond to rescue his dog. More>>

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

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House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. More>>

Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car Video included

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A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim. More>>

LDWF looking for suspects in boating hit and run Video included

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for information from the public about a boating hit and run that happened on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.It happened at around 8:30 p.m.  More>>

Gonzales city council to continue discussion of budget

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A budget battle in Gonzales will continue on Monday at the city’s next council meeting.The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. to once again discuss the city’s budget that is now nearly two months overdue.  More>>

Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull Video included

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Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday. More>>

Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

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Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker. More>>

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included

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A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. More>>

Bourbon Street shooting motivates people to donate blood Video included

Motivated by last month's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, hundreds turned out for a blood drive Sunday on Freret Street.
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Rainsville toddler on bandage removal: 'I can't live like this'

Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube) Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube)
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A Rainsville, AL couple posted a video to YouTube of their son's dramatic reaction to a bandage removal. More>>

19-year-old arrested after crime spree in Baton Rouge Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested a man after he and two other suspects allegedly committed multiple crimes in Baton Rouge. Detectives say that at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, 19-year-old Andre Young of Baton Rouge and two accomplices, went on a crime spree throughout the city.  More>>

Small plane crashes on FL beach, kills 1 Video included

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A man was killed and his daughter was injured after a small plane crashes onto a Florida beach.

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

Woman stabs boyfriend after he comes home late

A Houma woman admitted to stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late last night. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 108 Helena Drive on the morning More>>

Electrical short causes early morning house fire Video included

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Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical short is the cause for a house fire early Sunday morning. The fire happened in the 2700 block of Ontario Street just after 3:30 am. More>>

Keithville man gets 5 years in firearms theft

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A Keithville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse. More>>

Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included

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Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

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Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

BRAVE unit teams up for community outreach walk Video included

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BRAVE unit members went door-to-door on foot in North Baton Rouge Saturday morning to connect with the community. More>>

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

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An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. More>>

EBRSO: 'Man found dead after girlfriend allegedly shot him' Video included

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A man was found dead in the front yard of a home after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend. It happened in the 20000 block of Greenwell Springs Rd. around 5:55 p.m. near Central.  More>>

Hundreds of children getting new shoes for the school year

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Catholic churches in the WAFB viewing area held an event to help make sure children in the area had new shoes when they go back to school.Catholic Catholic charities and local churches joined with Payless Shoe Source for the “Kicks for Kids” event.  More>>

Livingston Parish school supply drive kicks off

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The 14th annual Assess the Need campaign began on Saturday in Livingston Parish.Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor sponsors the drive which gathers school supplies throughout the parish for kids in need.  More>>

Community to help ETX terminal cancer patient finish dream home Video included

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A terminal cancer patient is having his dream home finished with help from the community. More>>

Search launched for missing Brusly man Video included

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The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office launched an early morning search on Saturday for a Brusly man who went missing.Jon Wallace has been missing for over one week. He was last seen on Friday, July 18th.  More>>

Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

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With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America. More>>

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

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No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

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NWS to honor 101-year-old weatherman Video included

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This weekend the National Weather Service will honor Richard Hendrickson's eight decades as an observer. More>>

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

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Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets. More>>

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

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The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday. More>>

Slidell party ends in gunshots, one hospitalized

According to police, a verbal altercation between the victim and another party-goer led to the shooting. Police say the shooter hid in a nearby wooded area and ambushed the victim. More>>

Accident causes congestion on I-10 East at Ramah

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An accident has caused major delays on I-10 east bound near Ramah at mile post 134. No word on exactly what happened, but traffic is now backed up for approximately 13 miles. Expect delays. More>>

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

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The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said... More>>

Friends celebrate 100th birthdays together Video included

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Dorothy Pickett and Florence Koppin said eating healthy and getting lots of rest weren't the secrets to their long lives.
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Chief: Alberto Garcia is a criminal Video included

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Alberto Garcia appeared emotionless as he was escorted by sheriff's deputies to the front of the jail courtroom Friday morning in shackles and a jumpsuit. The lack of emotion was no surprise to Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania. More>>

Air tragedies bring grief without order

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When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

Watson residents at community meeting say they don't want gravel pit Video included

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Tempers flared at a community meeting at Live Oaks High School. Residents of the Oak Hills sub-division in Watson, La. were intensely asking questions about mining company Southern Aggregates’ plans for a gravel pit. The pit would be located directly behind residents’ back yards.Company owner, Kevin Black, tried to answer the many questions about his mining plans. Livingston Councilman Jim Norred, who lives in the neighborhood, says Black talked a good bargain but he isn’t buying it.“If you'r... More>>

Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

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The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. More>>

Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

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After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw.  More>>

Nightmare on Elm Grove III Video included

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A housing nightmare 9News Investigators exposed at a government-funded complex has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities.The living conditions at the Elm Grove Garden Apartments are so vile, the owner was ordered to get to make specific repairs immediately. More>>

Same-sex marriage lawsuit creates stir around the country Video included

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An appeal of a ruling that struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Illinois is gaining momentum around the nation.Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined with other attorney generals from eight other states, which supports the appeal.  More>>

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

Cancer survivors have new hope for conceiving after treatment Video included

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Infertility can be a long term effect of cancer treatment, but advancements in fertility medicine are giving women new hope for starting a family after treatment.  

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Police looking for man accused of following woman, making sexual comments Video included

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Baton Rouge Police detectives need your help identifying a man accused of following a female and making sexually explicit comments while touching himself.It happened On July 13 around 12:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Nicholson Drive. More>>

Pit bulls attack woman on Slidell walking trail

Police say a woman walking her miniature collie on a trail near Slidell was attacked by two pit bulls. More>>

Police still investigating after burglar killed

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Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an... More>>

Boy asks for birthday cards, the internet delivers

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The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, MA combined. More>>

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

Sheriff Gautreaux inducted in Justice Hall of Fame Video included

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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has a new title behind his name. “I’m just overwhelmed you know,” Gautreaux says. “I’m very humble and very honored by the fact that I was chosen to be a part of this." More>>

All lanes open on I-12 westbound before Livingston

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All lanes now open on I-12 westbound at Milepost 23 or before Livingston. It had been closed due to an accident. More>>

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included

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Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive. More>>

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