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LIVE UPDATES: LSU vs. Ole Miss (40-24) - FINAL

No. 24 LSU returns to the road for an evening matchup with Ole Miss on Saturday. Kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

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Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

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Mourners are expected to pack the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman.

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Arc Baton Rouge hosts 10th annual Plane Pull fundraiser

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Have you ever considered getting a group of friends together, to pull a plane?

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Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide' Video included

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they died in a 'sympathetic murder-suicide'.

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Toddler struck by vehicle in Glen Oaks

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A child was sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after it was struck by a vehicle in a neighborhood near Glen Oaks

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SU Innovation Center brings students, businesses under one roof Video included

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The SU Innovation Center at Southern University opened roughly a month ago and is bringing students and businesses together.

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VIDEO: Suspect dies after struggle with deputies in Walmart parking lot Video included

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A wanted man died after a struggle with deputies in the parking lot of a Walmart in Marksville on Friday, CBS affiliate KALB reported.

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Zachary police chief confirms 1 person shot off Old Scenic Hwy

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Police in Zachary responded to a shooting that injured one person Saturday afternoon. Police Chief David McDavid said it happened on Willow Creek Drive off of Old Scenic Highway between noon and 12:15 p.m.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Saturday, October 21

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Saturday, October 21.

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No. 24 LSU vs. Ole Miss: How to watch, listen, stream, follow live updates

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How to watch, listen, stream, and follow live updates for this week's LSU game.

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Deadline for small businesses to apply for federal aid from Aug. 2016 floods is Oct. 31

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The deadline is approaching for small businesses impacted by last year's floods to apply for interest-free, partially forgivable recovery loans. The Restore Louisiana Small Business Program, financed by federal aid dollars, won't take applications beyond Oct. 31.

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Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released Video included

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Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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Electrical fire destroys Food Mart Z, investigators say Video included

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An electrical malfunction started a fire that destroyed a Baton Rouge store early Saturday morning, according to officials. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at Food Mart Z on North Sherwood Forest just before 5 a.m.

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SPCA of Livingston holds pet adoption event

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The SPCA of Livingston will be holding a pet adoption at the 2017 STARS Prom Craft Fair and Dog Pageant on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on Video included

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The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil Video included

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Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

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Hollydays shopping event to be held this weekend at River Center Video included

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Hollydays, a three-day holiday shopping extravaganza, will be held over the weekend at the Raising Cane's River Center.

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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

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Southern vs Jackson State: By the Numbers

After a week off to rest and heal, the Jaguars (3-3, 1-1)  now embark on a five week SWAC schedule that includes Grambling State and Prairie View.

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Beautiful snowfall causes accidents in California mountains Video included

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A snowfall caused slippery conditions for California drivers on Friday. 

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Pelicans drop to 0-2, lose to GSW 128-120

Anthony Davis racked up 32 points, but still wasn't enough. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Anthony Davis racked up 32 points, but still wasn't enough. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Pelicans raced out to a 39-26 lead after the first quarter, but it all went downhill from there. The defending champs responded in quarters 2-4, leaving New Orleans with a 128-120 victory. For the second game in a row, Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins put up massive stat lines. Davis and Cousins combined for 70 points, each putting up 35. Klay Thompson had 33 points for the Warriors, while Steph Curry dropped 28, and Kevin Durant 22.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rig...

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Eight people in Louisiana arrested on multiple Medicaid Welfare Fraud charges

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The Louisiana Attorney General Office said eight people were arrested for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for Medicaid services while working other jobs. 

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Former New Roads mayor submits official resignation letter; mayor pro tem takes over as interim Video included

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Former New Roads Mayor Robert Myer officially handed in his letter of resignation Friday, October 20 after pleading no contest to felony charges Thursday.

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Man says sunroof spontaneously shattered while driving Video included

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The man says he was driving down the interstate when he heard a pop. His sunroof had shattered.

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4-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU basketball team

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LSU's basketball team continues to improve with the addition of 4-star forward, Darius Days.

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New route announced for Southern homecoming parade that was postponed Video included

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A new route has been announced for Southern University's homecoming parade, which was rescheduled due to the possible threat of Hurricane Nate. The parade is now set to roll November 4.

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Former Saints player's foundation sponsors etiquette class at J.K. Haynes Elementary School Video included

Former Saints CB Mike McKenzie, manners instructor Carolyn Shelton, and a J.K. Haynes Elementary student at an event celebrating the end of an etiquette program sponsored by McKenzie's 34 Ways Foundation  (Source: WAFB) Former Saints CB Mike McKenzie, manners instructor Carolyn Shelton, and a J.K. Haynes Elementary student at an event celebrating the end of an etiquette program sponsored by McKenzie's 34 Ways Foundation (Source: WAFB)

Former New Orleans Saints player, Mike McKenzie, was at J.K. Haynes Charter Elementary School Friday, October 20 to congratulate 5th and 6th grade girls who finished an etiquette program sponsored by his organization.

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'You are my slave:' School ends Civil War dress-up activity

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School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its "Civil War Day" sparked conflict among students, parents and others.

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Sheriff: Body of missing platform worker recovered Video included

The platform fire has put new focus on oil and gas activity in the lake that few people knew anything about.  

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Man shot in drive-by near Scenic Highway Video included

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One man was reportedly shot Friday afternoon in a drive-by incident, officials say.

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Gov. Edwards speaks out on prison reforms about to kick in Video included

Governor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in November 1.

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Glen Oaks High student is victim of park shooting Video included

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A 17-year-old student of Glen Oaks High School is the victim of an overnight shooting at a park, officials confirm. 

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Chesterfield police release description of VSU shooting suspect Video included

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Chesterfield police say the shooting happened on Hayden Street just after 11 p.m. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries. 

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New charges surface for former principal accused of locking children in closet Video included

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A former principal who is facing charges for reportedly locking a 5-year-old child in a closet is now facing more charges after it was discovered he may have locked other children in closets as well.

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EMS officials holding car wash to benefit program that helps kids who want to work in medical field

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The East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is holding a car wash to raise money for their Explorer Post program.

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Southern University grad wins episode of Chopped

A native of New Orleans and graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Chef Airis Johnson, won Wednesday night's episode of Chopped on Food Network.

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Halal Guys opens first restaurant in Baton Rouge

The Halal Guys, serving up chicken and gyro combo platters, opened its first Baton Rouge.

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Police release name of woman shot in the head while inside vehicle stopped at intersection Video included

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A woman was shot and killed inside a vehicle Thursday night, police said. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the shooting happened at the corner of Evangeline Street and North Foster Drive around 8 p.m.

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LSU at Ole Miss: Times of Interest

Heading to Oxford, MS for the game between LSU and Ole Miss? If so, here are some times of interest leading up to kickoff in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

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Police identify murder victim who was found badly decomposed in downtown park Video included

Investigators have identified a 57-year-old man whose body was found badly decomposed in a downtown park. 

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Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine. More>>

Man dies from rock thrown through car's windshield Video included

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Authorities said the rock broke through the windshield and fatally wounded Kenneth White, a father of four.

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New Roads mayor resigns from office after pleading no contest on felony charges Video included

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New Roads Mayor Robert Myer entered a plea of no contest Thursday evening on felony charges and resigned from office. Myer appeared before Judge Elizabeth Engolio at the Iberville Parish Court House in Plaquemine to enter the plea.

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Arrest made in deadly Ascension Parish targeted attack; autopsy underway on victim Video included

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An arrest has been made in connection with a deadly attack in Ascension Parish in which the victims were targeted, according to investigators.

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School bus catches fire with students on board Video included

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The incident happened just before 4 p.m. on Dunlavin Way off of Eastway Drive.

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Live After Five fall 2017 concert series continues with Larry Garner Video included

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The official lineup for the Live After Five 2017 fall concert series.

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CAUGHT: Tip leads police to suspect wanted in deadly shooting during online robbery setup Video included

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Police said a Crime Stoppers tip led them to the suspect wanted in connection with a deadly shooting believed to have been part of an online robbery setup.

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Man shot near hospital in Metairie

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Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting in front of the Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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19th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship underway in Gonzales

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The 19th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship is taking place at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales this weekend.

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Man charged with sexual torture in Montgomery

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A 49-year-old man is facing charges including sexual torture after an investigation by the Montgomery Police Department. 

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Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone Video included

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The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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Report: Body found in river in July is that of missing man, Mark Bakotic II

The body of Mark Bakotic II, the young man who disappeared Dec. 30 from a Warehouse District music club, has been found and positively identified by the coroner's office, according to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. 

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1,400+ additional La. inmates to be released in November as part of prison reform laws Video included

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In less than two weeks, about 1,400 inmates across Louisiana will be released earlier than expected as part of criminal justice reforms passed by the state legislature earlier this year. However, some district attorneys worry the state is not doing enough to keep those offenders from going right back to jail.

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LSU bans alcohol from on-campus Greek activities until January 2018 Video included

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LSU President F. King Alexander has reversed his previous decision and will not allow organized Greek activities on campus to have alcohol until at least January of 2018.

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