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WATCH LIVE: VP Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge area

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Vice President Mike Pence will land in Baton Rouge around 10:40 a.m. for a "listening session" with business leaders and to make remarks, according to White House officials.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Wednesday, May 24

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Roadway incidents for Wednesday, May 24.

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Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry Video included

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A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

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Food Network to film at Fat Cow; diners needed

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The Food Network will be filming at Fat Cow on Wednesday, May 24 and the restaurant is looking for diners to fill up the place.

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River Stages

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

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UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers Video included

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The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session.

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts Video included

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Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.

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'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet Video included

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The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.

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Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon Video included

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The Danger Zone may be getting old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. More>>

Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

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The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. More>>

LSU's Peterson suspended; Gilbert to take the mound for Tigers against Mizzou

 LSU (39-17, 21-9) has won 12 of their last 14 games and Missouri (36-21, 14-16) has won seven straight games. 

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Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost Video included

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The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums.

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Car drives off parking deck in Birmingham, driver is OK

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A woman is OK after driving off a parking deck across from the old Children’s Hospital and landing upside down.

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Homeless men rushed to help after Manchester attack Video included

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The men tended to children and other victims with heart-wrenching injuries, including glass in their faces and severe head trauma.

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Warrant: Flood victim says contractor refused to finish repairs after argument

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A contractor accused of taking money from a homeowner to repair a flood-damaged house but not completing the work is facing charges.

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Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

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Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery. More>>

Graco to recall 25,000 child car seats

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The seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

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Man arrested on vehicular homicide charge from 2016 after reportedly leading police on chase

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in 2016 that killed a Tennessee man, says the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA. More>>

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia Video included

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The testimony could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by Trump's first national security adviser.

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Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military Video included

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Lawmakers from both parties have said major changes will be needed as the measure moves through Congress.

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In Facebook video, 6-year-old tells people, 'Stop killing each other' Video included

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The kindergartner’s words have been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook. His mother heard from one young man who agreed to put down his gun after watching.

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Breast cancer linked to one alcoholic drink daily

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There's bad news and good news from a new comprehensive study about women, breast cancer, alcohol and exercise. 

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UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

Gage Meche (Source: Facebook) Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)
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The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

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Bill to toughen TOPS standards moves forward Video included

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House lawmakers agreed to toughen future standards for the TOPS program by a slim margin Tuesday.

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Principal fears losing his job after monument post goes viral Video included

A picture of Crescent Leadership Academy Principal Nicholas Dean could potentially cost him his career and livelihood. 

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Woman claims her stolen car was used in string of alleged burglaries Video included

Source: Homeowner Source: Homeowner

A Baton Rouge woman believes she has the key to help police crack a case after seeing an alleged burglary on social media. She has gotten law enforcement involved and is disgusted in how she may be linked to crime.

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BRPD urges residents to wear seat belts ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Click It or Ticket (Source: WAFB) Click It or Ticket (Source: WAFB)

As part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign, the Baton Rouge Police Department is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the country to ticket drivers not wearing their seat belts.

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Bill that could 'bring back Hollywood South' on the move at La. Capitol Video included

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A bill overhauling Louisiana’s film tax credit program is gaining traction at the capitol. A House panel unanimously approved the measure earlier this week.

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Raising Cane's donates $100k to pet therapy program in honor of late mascot Video included

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Raising Cane's has donated $100,000 to Pet Partners, the national leader in demonstrating and promoting animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education.

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Moving 2021 Super Bowl won't turn N.O. into host city

Moving 2021 Super Bowl won't turn N.O. into host city

New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo) New Orleans was considered as a potential backup option to host the 2021 Super Bowl. (Source: FOX 8 photo)

League officials say the host city shuffle has caused the NFL to re-evaluate how it awards Super Bowl hosting duties.

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VP Pence to visit BR Wednesday to meet with local businesses Video included

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Baton Rouge Wednesday for a "listening session" with business leaders and to make remarks, according to a White House press release.

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Two new restaurants coming to Baton Rouge

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One of Acadiana's most popular Italian and Mediterranean restaurants is coming to Baton Rouge, along with another location of a popular breakfast place.

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Three charged in Kingston Frazier's death will face charges in Hinds County Video included

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Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said the three will be charged with auto theft and kidnapping in Hinds County.

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Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace Video included

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President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home.

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Woman sentenced to prison for setting boyfriend on fire in Laurens County Video included

Angela Berry (Courtesy: LCSO) Angela Berry (Courtesy: LCSO)
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A judge sentenced  Angela Berry, the suspect in the fatal burning of an Upstate man, to 30 years in prison Tuesday after Berry pleaded guilty on multiple charges.

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RECALL: Hobby Lobby recalls holiday themed spinner toys for choking hazards

(Source: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website) (Source: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website)
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Hobby Lobby has recalled Easter and July 4th-themed Light Up Spinner Toys due to choking and ingestion hazards.The recall was made on Tuesday, May 23.

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Alleged drag racing kills Plaquemine woman on Hwy. 1 in Port Allen Video included

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, two white trucks, possibly drag racing down LA 1, caused the death of a Plaquemine woman.

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LSU Police searching for driver who fled during traffic stop

LSU Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle who took off running after fleeing during a traffic stop. 

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Woman pleads guilty to killing her son after birthday outing

CONVICTED: Dora Blake, 48, of Minden, one count of second-degree murder. (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) CONVICTED: Dora Blake, 48, of Minden, one count of second-degree murder. (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A Webster Parish woman today admitted to fatally shooting her son after an outing to celebrate her 48th birthday.

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Lions third baseman named Southland Conference Player of the Year

Southeastern Louisiana third baseman Taylor Schwaner has been named the Southland Conference Player of the Year. 

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Coroner: Infant died from blunt force trauma Video included

Investigators are looking into the death of an 8-month-old child.  

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Premature triplets get college degrees before their high school diplomas Video included

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Doctors suggested their lives may be riddled with mental and physical disabilities.

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Tuition-free autism school coming to Baton Rouge Video included

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The emerge center at the Innovation Park in Baton Rouge is getting ready to build the first ever tuition-free school for autistic children in Louisiana.

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Gov. Edwards calls on Louisiana's congressional delegation to oppose Trump's budget proposal

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has called on Louisiana’s congressional delegation to oppose President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2017.  

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Unclaimed property scam could fool you with fake 'official' letterhead

Officials say an old scam is recirculating and this time it could fool you.   "The fraudulent correspondence has been arriving by both mail and email and appears official, because it is on letterhead from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)," states a press release from State Treasurer Ron Henson.   The scammers are attempting to get your personal information to steal your money.   "NAUPA is a ... More>>

Rapper NBA YoungBoy released from jail after pleading guilty to lesser charge Video included

A Baton Rouge rapper has been released from jail on a post-conviction bond after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. 

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Funeral arrangements set for 3 killed in Ascension Parish crash

L-R: Thomas Jones, Sydney Persac, Austin Kiernan (Source: Facebook) L-R: Thomas Jones, Sydney Persac, Austin Kiernan (Source: Facebook)
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Funeral arrangements have been set for two of the three victims of a car crash on Airline Hwy. in Ascension Parish. 

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NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

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Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

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Police: Accused stalker found living in victim's attic

Deputies found bedding, water bottles, food, and plastic bottles filled with urine.

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LSU receives No. 11 ranking in preseason football poll

The 2017 LSU  Tigers are ranked No. 11 in the Athlon Sports College Football Preseason Top 25 Poll. 

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Man accused of injuring elderly woman and damaging things in her home

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A man accused of injuring an elderly woman is facing battery and other charges, according to investigators. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Michael Rodrigue, 56, of Labadieville, was arrested Sunday evening.

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LSU RB Lanard Fournette faces illegal gambling charge

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LSU sophomore running back Lanard Fournette is out on bond, after authorities reported he was arrested for allegedly gambling illegally.

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Outreach events planned to help flood victims fill out survey Video included

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Louisiana is holding outreach sessions to help homeowners with damage from last year's floods to fill out a survey that is the initial step to requesting aid from the state.

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LSU softball wins Baton Rouge Regional with 5-1 victory over UL-Lafayette

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Trailing 1-0 in the top of the third, junior right-hander Carley Hoover entered to limit the No. 14 UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns to just four hits as the No. 18 LSU softball bats came to life, including a two-run blast from freshman Sydney Springfield, to win the NCAA Regional, 5-1, Monday at Tiger Park.

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Analysis: Partisanship possible factor in failure of La. tax reform proposals Video included

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This was supposed to be the year to shake up the tax system and put an end to the constant cycle of budget shortfalls. However, lawmakers have already thrown several key proposals from a non-partisan task force in the trash can.

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La. Dept. of Revenue announces hurricane tax holiday for May 27-28

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Louisiana residents can buy emergency supplies with reduced state sales tax during the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

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