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Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash Video included

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The Navy's 7th Fleet said details of the three missing sailors were being withheld pending completion of notification of next of kin procedures.

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Slain Texas State trooper identified; suspect in custody Video included

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A man is in jail who investigators said was on the run all Thursday afternoon after he shot and killed a trooper in Central Texas.

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Shoppers cash in on early Black Friday deals Video included

For many, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the turkey, it’s about shopping. 

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WANTED: Police searching for driver who killed pedestrian on Thanksgiving Day Video included

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle died shortly after being taken to the hospital.

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FREEZE WARNING in effect Friday morning for parts of the WAFB viewing area

A Freeze Warning is in effect for parts of the WAFB viewing area for Friday's wake-up weather.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, November 23

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, November 23.

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Holiday Guide: Local events, deals, donation drives

It's time to give thanks and celebrate another holiday season. 

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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

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Get a $25 Amazon gift card for donating blood on Black Friday or Cyber Monday

As a thank you, all those who donate blood with United Blood Services on Black Friday or Cyber Monday will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

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BAYOU CLASSIC: Full schedule of events

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The 2017 Bayou Classic has arrived. Fans of Grambling State University and Southern University will begin to fill the city early this week to participate in the week-long festivities.

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Man charged with 6th DWI after crashing vehicle Thanksgiving morning

A 41-year-old man is charged with his sixth DWI offense after he crashed his vehicle on Thanksgiving Day.   

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Fires deliberately set inside TX Walmart Video included

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Investigators said someone set two fires inside the store.

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Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement Video included

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Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

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FedEx worker killed at airport hub Video included

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FedEx has confirmed that a worker was killed at the airport this morning.

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Nearly 2K people participate in 31st annual Turkey Trot Video included

There were plenty of people up and running early Thanksgiving morning in Baton Rouge - they were part of the annual Turkey Trot.

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39-year-old man arrested for two counts of rape

A 39-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for two counts of rape.  

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Southern California experiences hottest Thanksgiving on record

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Los Angeles and Newport Beach saw their hottest Thanksgivings on record Thursday.

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Medical issue causes driver to crash into Towne Center shop

A nail salon was damaged Thanksgiving Day when a vehicle crashed into the front of the building. 

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Study says drinking coffee is good for you

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According to a new study published Wednesday, you don't have to give up your caffeine habit to be healthy.

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Consumer says 'keep on clicking' to avoid secret shopper email scams Video included

Just last week, Louciann Mims got an email asking her to be a secret shopper for Walmart offering $200 per day for doing it.

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Thanksgiving means a day at the race track for thousands of New Orleanians Video included

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For many New Orleanians, Thanksgiving means a day at the race track. 

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Former WAFB employee charged with video voyeurism Video included

Baton Rouge police arrested a former WAFB employee and charged him with two counts of video voyeurism.

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Police: 86-year-old woman robs bank at gunpoint

Emily Coakley, 86 (Source: Philadelphia Police Department) Emily Coakley, 86 (Source: Philadelphia Police Department)

An 86-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she robbed a bank at gunpoint in University City on Tuesday afternoon. University of Pennsylvania police responded to a robbery call at the TD Bank at 3735 Walnut St. around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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WAFB ARCHIVES: Former Mississippi sharecropping family, all college graduates, reunite for Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is about sharing, so we want to share something with you. In 1978, CBS news' "On The Road" segment was hosted by Charles Kuralt. He found a family of 11 in Prairie, Mississippi, all coming home for Thanksgiving. All nine children had memories of a sharecropper's cabin and nothing to wear and nothing to eat. All nine are college graduates.

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Video: Teacher appears to do drugs in classroom Video included

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Samantha Cox, 24, who students say teaches English, is now being held on drug charges, including felony possession of a controlled substance.

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Red Cross assisting in early Thanksgiving house fire

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The Red Cross is assisting a Baton Rouge family after their home was destroyed in a fire early on Thanksgiving morning.

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Teen with alopecia paints bald head for photo shoot gone viral

(Source: Facebook/Chelsea Taylor Photography) Madisyn Babcock is a high school senior diagnosed with a disease that causes her hair to fall out has taken social media by storm with a remarkable photo shoot. (Source: Facebook/Chelsea Taylor Photography) Madisyn Babcock is a high school senior diagnosed with a disease that causes her hair to fall out has taken social media by storm with a remarkable photo shoot.
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A high school senior diagnosed with a disease that causes her hair to fall out has taken social media by storm with a remarkable photo shoot. Madisyn Babcock was diagnosed with alopecia areata earlier in 2017 and soon after, her hair began falling out. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in small, random patches. But Babcock decided to spread awareness about the disease by putting her bald head on display in a photo shoot. N...

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How to carb cravings post-holidays Video included

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Experts say breaking carb cravings is not about getting rid of carbs entirely but rather scaling back.

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Act of kindness: GA Huddle House cook shows compassion with simple gesture

A Douglas Huddle House employee offered to help a customer when she saw him struggling. (Source: Dallas Smith Jr.) A Douglas Huddle House employee offered to help a customer when she saw him struggling. (Source: Dallas Smith Jr.)
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Sometimes it's the smallest things that bring life to the meaning of giving. A small gesture by an employee at a Huddle House in Southwest Georgia did just that on Wednesday.

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Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

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Under the Obama administration, the department would look at whether incidents of discrimination were part of a broader, systemic problem.

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Baby AJ gets new kidney; Tyler Perry buys family new car

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Baby AJ’s mom, Carmellia Burgess, has been depending on the kindness of friends and relatives to get her son to his dialysis treatments three times a week, for three hours a day. 

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Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers.

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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes Video included

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On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

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LSU's seniors LaCouture and Gilmore share special bond Video included

Christian LaCouture and Greg Gilmore (Source: WAFB) Christian LaCouture and Greg Gilmore (Source: WAFB)

The LSU Tigers will honor 20 seniors this weekend for their regular season finale against Texas A&M, including defensive linemen Christian LaCouture and Greg Gilmore.

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Keithville man detained in Guatemala returns Video included

Zack Wilson returned Wednesday after being detained in Guatemala for several month. (Source: KSLA News 12) Zack Wilson returned Wednesday after being detained in Guatemala for several month. (Source: KSLA News 12)
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The man detained in Guatemala for months is now back home in the ArkLaTex

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Miracle or menace? Experts and users weigh in on kratom Video included

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Every day, Catherine Nieves drinks a cup of kratom tea. She compares it to a cup of coffee, giving her energy throughout the day and helping her focus on the tasks at hand. The tea leaves come from an herbal shop where she works in Florida. Ask Nieves to tell you about kratom and why she uses it, and she'll tell you it saved her life.

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Governor's office employee resigns amid sexual harassment allegations Video included

Johnny Anderson (Source: LaPolitics) Johnny Anderson (Source: LaPolitics)

One of Governor John Bel Edwards' staff members has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.

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What is kratom and why do some want it to be illegal?

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A member of the coffee family, kratom is a tropical tree that grows naturally in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and other parts of southeast Asia. Leaves from the tree can be crushed and then smoked, brewed with tea, or placed into gel capsules.

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Mayor’s spokeswoman set to leave job for post at Southern University

Janene Tate (Source: Twitter) Janene Tate (Source: Twitter)

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s spokeswoman, Janene Tate, is set to vacate the position with the city to take on a role at Southern University.

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Residents make mad rush to pick up turkeys and hams before Thanksgiving Video included

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Many people waited in line for 30 minutes to get their hams from Honey Baked Ham on Florida Boulevard Wednesday.

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Video shows student being body slammed by officers

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Bus surveillance video has been released showing a 15-year-old student being body slammed by officers.

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Woman raises more than $50K for homeless man who helped her

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A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas is raising money to help the man recover.

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SEC: Standings and Weekend Matchups

Thanksgiving weekend is rivalry weekend in the SEC!

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St. Vincent de Paul hosts 8th Annual Community Turkey Carving Contest Video included

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The annual St. Vincent de Paul Turkey Carving Contest featuring community leaders tests the skills of participants in a number of different categories, but at the end of the day, it all goes toward a good cause.

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Emaciated dog rescued by Humane Society doing much better, will be up for adoption soon

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A chocolate lab named Flower, who was found roaming the streets in Opelousas two weeks ago, is well on her way to making a full recovery after she was found horribly emaciated.

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Architectural firm hired to renovate land around Superdome Video included

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In spite of the implosion of the Georgia Dome this week the people who run the Mercedes Benz Superdome say New Orleans' huge stadium isn’t going anywhere. In fact , they hired an international architectural firm to try make the dome and the land around it more productive.  

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Homeless man who claimed to be kidnapped, assaulted now facing carjacking charge Video included

Terrance King, 41 (Source: EBRSO) Terrance King, 41 (Source: EBRSO)

A homeless man who just last week claimed to be the victim of a kidnapping and assault is now behind bars for carjacking and other charges.

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FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules Video included

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

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