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Police make arrests after Mississippi man found dead in New Orleans East

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Hancock Country police have made arrests after the body of a Mississippi man was found in New Orleans East. 

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Scott Innes announces benefit concert for Deputy Nick Tullier

Scott Innes, a radio host for more than 20 years and the voice of Scooby Doo and Shaggy, has announced a benefit concert for Deputy Nick Tullier.

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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations Video included

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CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

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FBI treating border agent's death as assault, for now

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A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

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9 arrested in Assumption Parish on drug offenses as part of 'Operation Gobble Gobble'

Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office

Nine people have been arrested and the search is on for one more in an ongoing narcotics distribution investigation by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.

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Two students injured after collision between golf cart, two other vehicles on LSU campus

Two students were injured Tuesday afternoon and taken to a local hospital after a collision between a golf cart and two others vehicles. 

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Tangipahoa sheriff's deputy involved in shooting

(Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office | Facebook) (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office | Facebook)

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Louisiana State Police are investigating a deputy-involved shooting that happened Tuesday in Loranger.

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Livingston Parish leaders look for new options to fund future drainage projects

Livingston Parish leaders are relying on FEMA to help them fix their drainage problems after voters knocked down a new tax on Saturday.

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EBR council expected to create new group to address blight

East Baton Rouge Metro Council (Source: WAFB) East Baton Rouge Metro Council (Source: WAFB)

The East Baton Rouge metro council could decide Tuesday night whether to move forward with the creation of a new committee designed to tackle the blighted property issues in the city-parish.

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Saving Donna Britt's voice

Donna Britt and LSU grad student, Emily Watkins, work to make clean recordings of Donna's voice with no background noise (Source: Mark Ballard) Donna Britt and LSU grad student, Emily Watkins, work to make clean recordings of Donna's voice with no background noise (Source: Mark Ballard)

The sun is new in the sky and Donna Britt, still not a morning person, is out for a recording session at LSU's Speech Language and Hearing Clinic in Hatcher Hall.

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The new oxy? There's another popular prescription drug to watch Video included

In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. (Source: NBC12) In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. (Source: NBC12)
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In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar.

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Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

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Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study. More>>

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

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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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'We don't need a liberal:' Trump discounts Moore accusations Video included

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

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US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies Video included

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North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step.

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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

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Impeachment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe set to begin; ministers told to boycott Cabinet meeting. More>>

Baton Rouge General holiday lights display looks to dazzle the young and young at heart

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is hosting its inaugural Holiday Lights display Tuesday night and WAFB's Graham Ulkins will flip the switch. A 40-foot mega tree and eight singing trees are set up on the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard at Picardy Avenue.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Tuesday, November 21

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Tuesday, November 21.

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Granny takes down buck day after 90th birthday - and it’s one of her smaller trophies

June Boutte after taking down a four-point buck near Clinton, La. (Source: Bea J Williams) June Boutte after taking down a four-point buck near Clinton, La. (Source: Bea J Williams)

A grandmother from Clinton has a lot to be thankful for this turkey day. But she’ll be eating deer backstraps instead of turkey.

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Falcons waive former LSU defensive back

The Atlanta Falcons have waived former LSU defensive back Jalen Collins. 

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Louisiana's First Lady stops by COA Thanksgiving Dinner

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Louisiana's First Lady stopped in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving week with senior citizens. 

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EBR trash pickup schedule for Thanksgiving holiday

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Residential garbage will not be picked up in East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order Video included

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The judge said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.

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New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence Video included

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A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching.

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UPDATE: Reward increased to $45,000 total for information regarding Border Patrol Agent's death Video included

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During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, it was announced that the reward for information regarding the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez has been increased to $45,000. 

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SWAC: Weekend Schedule and Conference Standings

Southern and Grambling State meet in the SWAC's game of the year at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 25.

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Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

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An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

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Political Analyst: Expect treasurer-elect John Schroder to be a 'critic' of the governor on the state budget

Gov. Edwards, John Schroder (Source: WAFB) Gov. Edwards, John Schroder (Source: WAFB)

Covington Republican John Schroder will soon take over the treasurer’s office after a Saturday victory at the polls.

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La. governor looks to go around legislature on Medicaid contracts

Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB) Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB)
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After Louisiana lawmakers voted twice to block state contracts with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), the governor is choosing to go around the legislature.

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Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

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A news website is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

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Small Business Saturday seeks to lure local shoppers with holiday deals Video included

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The goal is to help small businesses increase their exposure during the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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Coast Guard crew rescues man who fell out of boat into cold Atchafalaya River

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A man is in good condition thanks to a quick-responding Coast Guard crew that rescued him after he fell out of a boat on a cold Monday evening.

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Pelicans rally after Cousins ejection, beat Thunder 114-107

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Anthony Davis had 36 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied after DeMarcus Cousins' ejection to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-107. More>>

Aston Martin unveils new, 'most affordable' 503-horsepower Vantage

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And that 'most affordable' Aston Martin will cost you $150,000.

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Signs of 'water' on Mars may be sand Video included

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New research indicates that signs of water on Mars may not be water at all.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lingering clouds, chilly, a few afternoon/evening showers

TUESDAY: Cloudy, chilly morning; PM sun/cloud mix - scattered showers late (20% - 30% coverage), high of 69°
TUESDAY NIGHT: A few lingering showers prior to midnight; then partly cloudy - a low of 49°

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OUR TURN: Livingston Parish Flooding Video included

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"We’re going to flood, we’re going to keep flooding." That was the dire prediction of Livingston Parish Councilman Jeff Averett prior to the election about what would happen if the tax proposals to fund drainage improvements failed with the voters. And fail, they did.

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Restore La. awards more than $91M in grants, officials say

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The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards to more than 3,100 homeowners for a total of $91.7 million to help with recovery from the historic floods of August 2016, Louisiana's Office of Community Development reported Tuesday.

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RECALL ALERT: IKEA relaunches dresser recall after 8th child fatality reported

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IKEA reannounces recall of MALM and other models of chests and dressers due to serious tip-over hazard after 8th child fatality reported.

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Trial date set for man in the US illegally accused of killing teen boy

Octavio Bringas-Posados (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Octavio Bringas-Posados (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A trial date has been set for the man who was in the US illegally when he allegedly killed a teen on the boy’s birthday. Octavio Bringas-Posados, 50, will stand trial on April 2, 2018 on a charge of negligent homicide in the shooting death of Darius Plummer, 16, of Baton Rouge.

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KFC selling internet escape pod for $10,000 Video included

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The internet escape pod costs a $10,000, and the door knob is shaped like a chicken drumstick.

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LSU rallies from 9 down to beat Michigan, 77-75, in the Maui Invitational

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The LSU men's basketball team rallied from a nine-point deficit with 5:11 to play to defeat Michigan, 77-75, in the Tigers' opening game of the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational late Monday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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Lunch with Coach O - Texas A&M Preview Video included

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will recap the 30-10 win over Tennessee and preview Saturday's game against Texas A&M during his weekly news conference Monday at 12:30 p.m.

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Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch Video included

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Trump tweeted early Monday: "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down."

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Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas Video included

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The provision would repeal a requirement that everyone in the U.S. have health insurance or pay a fine but has emerged as a major sticking point for Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, whose vote the White House needs.

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Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

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The woman was quoted by police as saying she put the bodies into concrete from 1992 through 1997 because she had been too poor to raise them, but she had been filled with guilt over the years.

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Secret recording: Veteran LSU cop says he was pressured to retire Video included

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A veteran LSU police officer says a secretly recorded meeting at LSU reveals a university administrator pressured him into retiring and appeared to suggest the officer could bypass official university policies in claiming his accumulated comp time.

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EBR councilman promotes tax hike for BRPD pay raises; political analyst predicts challenges Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

East Baton Rouge Councilman Matt Watson is proposing an increase to property taxes in order to help fund raises for Baton Rouge police officers. He thinks it will attract more recruits to BRPD and also curb a recent uptick in crime.

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Together Baton Rouge calls portions of police union contract 'troubling' Video included

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As negotiations continue over Baton Rouge’s contract with the police union, some terms of the current deal are raising eyebrows.

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Dog near death rescued from abandoned trailer in Bogalusa; two dead dogs recovered as well

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A dog was rescued from an abandoned trailer in Bogalusa Sunday night, and unfortunately, the bodies of two other dogs were also found, says the Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL).

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LSU announces lineup of holiday events, including Holiday Spectacular

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LSU is hosting a number of holiday events, including a variety of performances, a Christmas tree lighting, decorating contests, game nights, and much more.

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Human remains found in Tangipahoa Parish by rabbit hunter

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating human remains that were found in a wooded area in Amite by a rabbit hunter.

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Protesters march on convenience store following owner's arrest Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Local leaders and community activists are protesting outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. Its owner was arrested on Friday for allegedly kidnapping and pistol whipping a homeless man.

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