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Carmen Farrish is a general assignments reporter for WAFB 9News.
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Recent Articles by Carmen
Knock Knock Museum forms partnership to encourage healthy eating among kids
A new partnership was formed Saturday between Healthy BR, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Published January 12, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Gonzales parent says son was hurt in bus accident
Parents, think about this for a second: You send your kids to school and instead of them coming back home, safe and sound, they end up bruised and questioning their safety.
Published January 11, 2019 at 7:34 PM
Plans to expand Juban Crossing and Cook Road in the works
The mall brought in over $700,000 last year. Spring-boarding off that success, developers are working on expanding.
Published January 10, 2019 at 7:20 PM
Former Amazon delivery drivers file lawsuit for unpaid overtime
A group of former delivery drivers that make sure birthday presents or that “just because” gift gets from the Amazon warehouse to your front porch is putting up a fight with an internet retail giant.
Published January 9, 2019 at 6:26 PM
Bakery prepares for influx of Mardi Gras business
Whether you order it plain or one of their specialties covered in coconut, it's just enough of that carnival love baked into the cake that puts everyone in the Mardi Gras spirit.
Published January 6, 2019 at 9:26 PM
Family of fire victims honor their memory with balloon release
What might look like a vacant lot to the average eye on Iroquois Street, are actually deeply rooted memories.
Published January 5, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Habitat for Humanity looking to partner with families in need of a home
The road to home ownership can be tedious and maybe a little labor intensive. However, the reward at the end of the Habitat for Humanity home ownership program is far greater than money can buy.
Published January 4, 2019 at 7:47 PM
Homeless man accused of raping woman
Investigators reported a homeless man beat and sexually assaulted a woman Sunday.
Published January 3, 2019 at 6:35 AM
East Baton Rouge Parish ends 2018 with 86 homicides
For the next 364 days, Baton Rouge has a chance to set a record and this time city leaders want it to be for the least number of killings we’ve seen in years past.
Published January 2, 2019 at 8:19 PM
Mother of teen that battled cancer says he fought for his family
Despite his diagnosis, Ziggy’s mom says he always put others' needs before his own.
Published December 31, 2018 at 4:11 PM
DA: Bulk of LSU player-involved shooting investigation over
BRPD is still handling the case, and they will hand it over to the DA to make a final decision.
Published December 29, 2018 at 5:35 PM
BRPD reminds community of safe transaction zones after fatal armed robbery attempt of LSU football players
Feel safe when you're selling things and meeting up with strangers.
Published December 23, 2018 at 8:57 PM
Christmas starts early for families visiting St. Vincent De Paul
Christmas just isn't Christmas without spreading a little holiday cheer and passing out toys
Published December 22, 2018 at 8:13 PM
City officials, community organizers rally to provide early Christmas for survivor of domestic violence
Community organizers and city officials worked together to make sure a survivor of domestic violence and her family would be able to celebrate Christmas.
Published December 21, 2018 at 7:05 PM
Non-profit starts fund to help pay bail for non-violent offenders who can’t afford it
The YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge has launched a community bail system that will pay bail for those arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish on misdemeanor charges that can’t afford to pay themselves.
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Published December 20, 2018 at 6:42 PM
Owner of dog shot by arrow still searching for answers
Indy, a 4-year-old Boxer mix whose life was once saved at a local shelter, is a trooper. She’s the epitome of what it truly means to forgive and forget.
Published December 19, 2018 at 7:40 PM
Road construction, communication posing problems for church Pastor
The only road to the church is temporarily closed.
Published December 16, 2018 at 10:54 PM
‘Wreaths Across America’ pays tribute to members of military
Thousands of gravestones in the Baton Rouge National Cemetery were given due credit with a wreath.
Published December 15, 2018 at 6:57 PM
Restore LA offering buyout option for some homeowners
Restore Louisiana has another buyout option for homeowners who live right next to a waterway or bayou. This program is only for a select number of people.
Published December 7, 2018 at 7:28 PM
MoveBR vote in less than a week, Zachary mayor says ‘It has to pass’
In less than a week many of you will get to decide whether you’re willing to pay more in sales tax to fund better roads in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Published December 2, 2018 at 10:45 PM
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