Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations...
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested two juveniles and one adult in connection to vandalism at Galvez Middle School in Prairieville, LA.
A toxic nightmare for a Baton Rouge home owner could soon be coming to an end. After living in the house for three years, Charmel Brown and her family discovered their rental house was once home to a meth lab.Crews began the process of removing all traces of meth on Thursday to get the home's red flag removed from the state list.
The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist...
After being convicted on five counts of aggravated incest Thursday, a 57-year-old St. Martinville man cut his wrists and throat with a concealed razorblade inside the courtroom.
Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking...
After 9News Investigators exposed a decrepit Baton Rouge apartment complex, inspectors with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up and spoke with residents about their concerns. Elm Grove Garden Apartments near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport are a government-funded complex and has been added to the federal government’s list of priorities.
Former LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to make his MLB debut in Boston Friday night as the Red Sox starting pitcher against the New York Yankees.
There are 551 new laws that go into effect on August 1, 2014, and Louisiana State Police Troopers would like to highlight some of the changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of.
Male privilege oozes out of the NFL's decision to suspend running back Ray Rice for two games, Frank Caliendo's impressions are getting better and better and TMNT gets an unfortunate movie poster this week in pop culture.
LSU head coach Les Miles talked at the Rotary Club on Wednesday addressing the problems with players off the field and the bigger issue of what to do at quarterback with the Tigers' first practice on Monday.
The days of weather interfering with your car inspection are about to be over. Starting Friday, you will be able to get an inspection sticker in the rain. It is certainly convenient, but not everyone is behind the new law.
CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report.
As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the...
Family, friends, and dozens of men and women from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said goodbye to former Lieutenant Sam Vitter Thursday morning.
A vehicle crashed into Bolton Health Mart on Perkins Road Thursday shortly before 1 p.m.Officials with EMS say no serious injuries were reported in the crash.There is no word on what caused the vehicle to crash into the building.Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.
Trung Le, the only person arrested in the Bourbon Street shooting investigation, is asking once again to move his preliminary hearing to an earlier date.
Firefighters said someone intentionally started a fire that spread to a home with an elderly woman and two children asleep inside. They were called back out later in the morning after neighbors reported seeing smoke.
Over the next week or so, you can expect road closures on Southern University's campus because of bridge construction near E.C. Harrison Drive. DOTD crews are continuing work on the roadway.
East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper, Assistant Parish Attorney Tedrick Knightshead and now retired Assistant Parish Attorney James Hilburn were ordered into federal court Wednesday by Judge Brian Jackson to provide an answer as to why the parish attorney's office missed filing deadlines.
LSU is ranked number 13 in the 2014 Amway Coaches Preseason Poll. The Tigers will field a very young and inexperienced, but talented team this season.
A man accused of pepper spraying two victims during a home invasion, and threatening to kill a third victim, is wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.
Students are back to school in St. Helena Parish and officials said in addition to a new name, there are new expectations for the district with the start of another school year.
The National Hurricane Center said a well-defined low pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean could initiate tropical depression or tropical storms later Thursday morning.
Due to returns from visiting teams, a limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014.
Traffic officials report all lanes were reopened on I-12 after crews completed cleaning up diesel that spilled on the roadway early Thursday morning.
USA.gov is a valuable resource as parents, teachers and kids get ready to head back to school. The website contains volumes of information on how to save money, programs available to schools and districts and more.
A man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area has now been formally charged for the crimes. He was indicted by a grand jury on one count of forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping.
Two people died in a car crash in Texas while on their way to LSU. The victims were a current student and recent graduate of Baylor University. Two others were injured in the wreck.
According to investigators, a fire at a vacant house has been ruled as arson. They added this same abandoned house caught fire two months ago and it is believed it was intentionally set on fire that time also.
The two lawsuits over Louisiana's use of Common Core are both scheduled to go to court in August. One is scheduled for August 15, while the other is set to be held on August 18.
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You're walking to your car, probably thinking about what all you have to do that day. As you get into your car, a man jumps in on the other side and orders you to drive. Think fast, what are you going to do?
A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.
A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper’s truck.
A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper’s truck.
Southern Aggregates LLC, a company which is trying to dig a gravel pit right behind people’s homes in Watson, La, has several projects in the area. Lynn Dupre lives directly behind one of those sites.
A man is wanted by Walker Police for robbing a fast food restaurant using the drive thru. It happened Wednesday night at the Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant. Investigators say a man pulled up to the cashier at the window in a minivan, pointed a gun, and demanded cash.
Massachusetts police are investigating the alleged rape of a teen at an outdoor Keith Urban concert.
Massachusetts police are investigating the alleged rape of a teen at an outdoor Keith Urban concert.
A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone.“It took the most grueling 12 hours of my life for them to find her,” said the woman who asked to remain unidentified.
Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working...
Former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Nearly 2,000 people stretching from Bogalusa to Slidell will be getting paid as part of a 15 million dollar settlement from a paper mill spill. Almost three months earlier, Temple Inland Paper Mill located in Bogalusa, released a black liquid that caused a massive fish kill.
The 2-year anniversary of the Assumption sinkhole is approaching and work has been put on hold once again at the Bayou Corne site.
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers...
Tired of crime and worried about manpower shortages, French Quarter residents and business owners appear poised to try take matters into their own hands.
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...
If you or someone you know has skipped a court appearance, it's possible a judge can add an additional fine to your name. Friday, August 1, 2014, a new law goes into effect that will raise the fine on even the smallest offenses, like speeding tickets.
Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
Baton Rouge Police say a man committed suicide Wednesday morning in the Taco Bell parking lot on Sherwood Forest.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a case where the victim was shot in the face while attempting to protect a child.
Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival...
The victim suffered serious injuries to her left arm and to both of her legs.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported a tractor trailer was on I-110 North when the driver lost control, tumbled over the concrete wall and ended up in oncoming traffic on I-110 South.
A new exhibit can be seen at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo; a 2,570 pound Indian rhinoceros from Zoo Miami. This 2-year-old female is the second species of rhinoceros living at the Baton Rouge Zoo and is the only Indian rhino in Louisiana.
A 47-year-old woman is accused of stabbing a man during an argument that happened while the man was attempting to go to a church function.
Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.The schools announced the deal on Wednesday. Auburn will host the game on Sept. 3, 2016.
How good is Drew Brees? This good.
Two days after a Baton Rouge man was arrested and accused of raping a woman he met on a social media app called Tinder, his bond was raised from $35,000 to $75,000.
A Terrebonne Parish woman has been arrested, accused of raping a young boy she used to babysit.
A playful armadillo is the newest, surprisingly cute viral sensation.
The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday will be held this weekend. It exempts the first $2,500 of the purchase price of each eligible item.
The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is pledging to help the community's children prepare for the upcoming school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies.
Students and their parents can only watch as Gov. Bobby Jindal and state education leaders fight over the Common Core issue. Parents listened to speakers provide information on the plan Tuesday night.
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.
A New Orleans police officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile.
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.
Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.The community had a meeting Tuesday night. Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.
A woman was arrested and charged with terrorizing after making threats to an employee at the City Parish Attorney’s Office. Sheryl E. Morrison, 55, allegedly told the employee that she was going to come to City Hall and ‘go Columbine’.
Drivers who travel down LA-1 in West Baton Rouge Parish have been asking for a solution to the traffic problem for years. There are a few plans being discussed, but one has a price tag of $800 million.
Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the investigation into State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson's retirement plan increase must continue, whether Edmonson intends to take it or not.
A family with four small children has learned they had been living in a house with toxic chemicals for three years. The house, located at 14828 Colonel Allan Court, was once a meth lab. But the new home owner said no one told him.
An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night.
Disturbing new videos are showing up on YouTube of something called the "fire challenge."
It's not a disease and it's not contagious, but "Invisible Black Dog Syndrome" is a sad, real condition affecting animal shelters.
A water main break caused a gaping hole in an LA street.
Joe Morgan's teammates and coaches say the New Orleans Saints receiver has looked "fast and healthy" in the early days of training camp.
Safety Jairus Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the...
For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
An employee of Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge was arrested after being accused of stealing more than $41,000, according to Baton Rouge Police.
Two men have been arrested after shots were fired during an argument and a stray bullet went through the rear window of a nearby vehicle with a toddler and his father inside.
The clopping of horse hooves is a sound rarely heard on the busy streets of downtown Baton Rouge. Lately, however, one lost stud has been turning heads, and causing headaches for animal control officers.
President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.
Louisiana's state school board held a special meeting Tuesday morning and voted to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards. Jindal's administration then filed a counter suit arguing the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) improperly delegates constitutional authority to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
The New Orleans quarterback talks about rookie Brandin Cooks, all-around running back Pierre Thomas, having safety Jairus Byrd back at Tuesday's practice and much more.
Attorneys for Mississippi argued that if the clinic closed, women could get abortions in other states.
If you have a phone, you know the frustration that comes with unsolicited calls. The 'Do Not Call List' worked for a while, but some telemarketers are no longer following the law. But there are ways to fend off unwanted calls.
In a new viral video, a little girl is thrown into hysterics over the idea of her little brother growing up.
Free meals are going to be available for all students in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools this upcoming school year thanks to a new federal program from the US Department of Agriculture.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies say there are plenty of questions from Saturday's alleged carjacking in Metairie. A mother and daughter driving down the 600 block Bonnabel Boulevard say men with guns
Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat.
Police said 23 people were arrested on DWI charges after weekend checkpoints in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department set up checkpoints Friday and Saturday nights.
An officer with the New Orleans Police Department faces domestic abuse charges and has been placed on emergency suspension.
Police are investing after the body of a LaPlace man was discovered in a ditch.
Time has run out for the US Army and it is now in violation after not meeting a deadline to comply with a cleanup order at Camp Minden. The deadline set by the EPA was midnight.
New Orleans police are investigating a double homicide after three men were shot in the Desire Neighborhood. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police reported Maigan Scott, 20, of Baton Rouge, is accused of hitting a 6-year-old child while she was riding a bike Monday afternoon. At last check, the child was listed in critical condition.
The Gonzales City Council approved two ordinances Monday that will cut funding to the police department and economic development, but the mayor says he will likely veto them.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S.?
Some people in East Baton Rouge parish feel shortchanged in their choices of grocery stores.They met with the group “Together Baton Rouge” Monday night to talk about their community’s grocery gap or areas that lack quality grocery stores.
The federal government is giving the Baton Rouge apartment complex exposed two weeks ago more time to make urgent repairs.
Hundreds packed a Ponchatoula Church to say goodbye to a teen who drowned last week in Gulf Shores.
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...
Bond has been set at more than $1 million for, Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, the man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning.
What started as a first date between two people escalated into a violent rape over the weekend in Baton Rouge, according to law enforcement officials.Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say the female victim connected with a man on Tinder, a social media dating app.
There is a unique surprise party being planned in downtown Donaldsonville, however the people behind the big bash do not know the guest of honor. The guest of honor is 11-year-old Kaley Liotta from Alexandria, LA. She is fighting cancer.
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
Catholic High senior running back Derrius Guice might be an LSU verbal commitment, but there’s still much for him to accomplish in prep football.
Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians...
Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Super Stop, 4162 N. Foster Drive, around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning.
The Battle of Baton Rouge Re-enactment will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the oaks at the historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 North 19th Street, in Baton Rouge."This event provides a powerful lesson from history, reliving the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge on the very grounds on which it was fought," said Trustees Chair Chip Landry.
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
Baton Rouge Police say a man died in a hit and run crash after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.