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'No time to lose' in global push against militants


With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack...

West Nile virus remains active in south Louisiana


At a time when reports of West Nile virus infections usually begin to drop, the latest numbers from Louisiana health officials show the virus is still very active. 

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort


By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America


Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue


Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Donaldsonville man dies in fatal shooting at a bar


A suspect has been arrested on murder charges after a man died, following a bar brawl in Assumption Parish just after midnight Sunday. Dispatch received a call at around 12:27 a.m. about a shooting that happened at the Alexis Sports Bar located in the 6000 block of Hwy 308.

Saints fans not happy about team's 0-2 start to season

After a loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, Saints fans say they're a little worried about the season.

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking


A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.

Fallen tree limb kills motorcyclist, injures brother


Posted by: Paris King, WAFB InternThe Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tree limb, where a Gonzales motorcyclist was killed on La Hwy 22 in Livingston Parish.

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL


Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation Video included


Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat Video included


Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.

Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints


Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.

SEC dominating AP poll again


By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.

Tigerland shooting injures two, police searching for suspects


The Baton Rouge Police Department is searching for suspects involved in a shooting that injured two people early Sunday morning near Tigerland. Investigators say it happened at 4445 Alvin Dark behind Reggie's at around 3 a.m. 

What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3


Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

California nudist camp accused of stealing water


Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.

Edouard strengthens to hurricane in the Atlantic


Hurricane Edouard becomes the fourth named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane strength.

Texas teacher accused of sexually assaulting teen

Police say a North Texas teacher arrested this week for sexually assaulting a teenager has told investigators he has HIV..

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent...

NOPD officer shot multiple times overnight in Marigny

An NOPD officer was shot multiple times while working a paid security detail in the Marigny.

No. 10 LSU pitches 31-0 shutout over UL-Monroe Video included


LSU freshman running back Darrel Williams ran for two touchdowns, as the Tigers held Louisiana-Monroe scoreless 31-0 for the second straight shutout this season.

Defense continues dominance in shutout of ULM Video included


LSU's defense stole the show on Saturday night, posting a 31-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe that gave the Tigers shutouts in consecutive games in Tiger Stadium for the first time in 73 years.

Southern experiences more off-the-field adversity & QB troubles in 51-27 loss to NSU Video included


Unfortunately for Southern, part of Saturday night's 51-27 loss to Northwestern State once again stemmed from off-the-field issues and there are still questions at the quarterback position.

Southern falls to Northwestern State, 51-27


Southern quarterback Austin Howard threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to Willie Quinn, but also threw three interceptions, as the Jaguars went down 51-27 to Northwestern State. 

Mother allegedly stabbed two of her children Video included


A 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were stabbed multiple times in the attack.

Teenager shot in knee in New Orleans East

New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting that left a 13-year-old injured.

Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75


By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.

Tulane hands No. 3 Southeastern first loss, 35-21 Video included

Tulane scored the game's first 21 points and never looked back on the way to a 35-20 victory over No. 3 Southeastern Lions in non-conference football action Saturday night.

Deadline comes and goes for homeless to leave camp under expressway Video included

The deadline for homeless people to leave a camp set up under the Pontchartrain Expressway has come and gone, without any action from the city.

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform


Chevron says a contractor has been killed during maintenance on a natural gas line off the Louisiana coast.Chevron spokesman Gareth Johnstone says in an email that the contractor was among four maintenance workers on the platform about 11:10 a.m. Saturday. 

Turnovers costly as Cajuns fall to No. 14 Rebels, 56-15


No. 14 Ole Miss capitalized off four UL-Lafayette turnovers and built a 28-6 halftime lead to defeat the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, 56-15, on Saturday.

DEQ, EPA disagree over reduction of carbon emissions


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed some rules to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, but the La. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) disagrees with them and says the EPA is overstepping its authority.

UL-Lafayette falls to No. 14 Mississippi, 56-15


The Ragin' Cajuns fell behind 49-6 by midway through the third quarter before scoring their only touchdown as No. 14 Mississippi beat UL-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday. 

La. coastal jobs in high demand of qualified workers


Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Erosion is eating away at the coast, and though billions of dollars are being spent to restore it, there are more jobs than qualified workers to fill the positions.

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot


Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

National Guard Program gets teens back on track Video included


Hundreds of people gathered for the Louisiana National Guard's Youth Challenge Program graduation.The ceremony was held at Bethany World Prayer Center in Baker, La. 254 at-risk teens from all over Louisiana completed the 5 ½ month long program, which took base in Carville, La. The goal is to get troubled teens back on track using strict military discipline. 

Another hostage beheaded by ISIS in new video Video included


The family of British aid worker David Haines pleaded for his life earlier Saturday. Just hours later, his death became public. 

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush


A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on...

La. Superintendent requests education costs of immigrants in EBR Parish


Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says Jefferson Parish expects to pay $4.6 million this school year to educate 533 immigrant children who entered the U.S. without an adult. He says the state will provide $2.2 million of that.

NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever


America's favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch and reminders of lingering domestic violence cases.

La. Gov. Jindal helping out Florida GOP


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping Florida Republicans focused on trying to get Gov. Rick Scott re-elected.Jindal is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's annual fundraising dinner being held Saturday at Walt Disney World.Jindal is another potential 2016 presidential candidate helping Scott in his bid to win a second term. 

LSU vs. UL-Monroe: Jacques Doucet's 3 things to look for


Jacques has been thinking about today's game. Check out the three things he thinks you should know.

Southern vs. Northwestern: Chris Hagan's 3 things to look for


The Southern Jaguars are 1-1 to start the season which may not sound like much, but it's progress for a team and group of coaches that continue to overcome adversity and win games. 

Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell


Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."

Week 2 Scores


Here are the final scores for games played in Week 2 on Thursday and Friday, September 11th/12th.

An $800,000 gift for LSU Law Center

The LSU Law Center is receiving an $800,000 gift for its John P. Laborde Energy Law Center. The gift is from the J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation.

Vacuum causes apartment fire

Baton Rouge Firefighters say a vacuum caused an apartment fire on Friday evening. The fire took place in the 5100 block of Highland Road at the Plantation Trace Apartments, just before 7:30 pm.

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 1 Video included

Games presented on Part 1 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: Southern Lab vs. U-High, St. John vs. Episcopal, Catholic vs. Mandeville, Plaquemine vs. Brusly

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 2 Video included

Games presented on Part 2 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: East St. John vs. Scotlandville, De La Salle vs. St. Michael, Morgan City vs. Central, Hammond vs. West Monroe

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 3

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 3 Video included

Games presented on Part 3 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: 

Donaldsonville vs. Dutchtown, Madison Prep vs. Woodlawn, Patterson vs. East Ascension, Redemptorist vs. Port Allen

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 4 Video included

Games presented on Part 4 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: Broadmoor vs. Parkview Baptist, Dunham vs. Ascension Catholic, Loranger vs. Riverside

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 5 Video included

Games presented on Part 5 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: Springfield vs. Walker, McKinley vs. Capitol, Belaire vs. East Feliciana, Albany vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 6 Video included

Games presented on Part 6 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: Northwest vs. Zachary, Ponchatoula vs. Amite

VIDEO: Week 2 - Part 7 Video included

Games presented on Part 7 of this week's Sportsline Friday Nite are: St. Helena vs. Live Oak

Shrimpers go back to work Video included


A planned weeklong docking of shrimp boats only lasted a day.

LSU Athletics director gets three-year contract extension Video included


The LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday approved a three-year contract extension for LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. 

AmeriCorps celebrating 20 years Video included


AmeriCorps celebrated 20 years Friday by swearing in more than 300 members and alumni in Louisiana.

District Attorney wants to increase punishment for men accused of selling synthetic marijuana Video included


The District Attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish, Hillar Moore, is taking a hard look at the bond issued for two men arrested for selling synthetic marijuana at a smoke shop.

Saints WR Stills probable, Lorig and Ball out

New Orleans Saints second-year receiver Kenny Stills is progressing toward a possible return to action for the first time since re-aggravating a quad injury in the preseason.

Senator Landrieu apologizes for misusing taxpayer's money Video included


Senator Mary Landrieu apologized Friday afternoon for misusing taxpayer's money over the past 12 years, but blamed it on bookkeeping errors.

Illinois TV anchor tells viewers he has months to live


Anchor Dave Benton said he is “dedicated to continue good work” as he fights his diagnosis.

NFL Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams hosting fundraiser


NFL Hall of Famer and Southern University Alumnus Aeneas Williams will be in Baton Rouge to help raise money for his alma mater.

Obama 'confident' of Islamic State group's defeat


President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he's leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. "is...

Officer being investigated after BRPD vehicle pulled from LSU Lake Video included

An internal affairs investigation has been launched after a Baton Rouge Police vehicle was removed from the LSU Lakes.

DHH confirms 12 new cases of West Nile


The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed 12 new cases of West Nile virus, three of which were neuroinvasive disease infections.

Golf instructor charged with child molestation, soliciting hit man


A once highly-regarded golf pro now charged with molesting students has been charged with attempting to order hits on the victims.

Husband, wife arrested for transporting meth lab items in vehicle

A husband and wife are behind bars after items used for making methamphetamine were found in their vehicle. 

Officials looking at possible funding for BRPD body cameras

The idea of outfitting Baton Rouge Police officers with body cameras has received a good deal of support, but there are still major issues to address before it can become a reality. In particular, funding is a major hurdle.

Mother arraigned after 3 dead infants found in home Video included


Erika Murray and her children had been living in the house packed with rotting garbage, soiled diapers, animal feces and debris. There was also a bug and rodent infestation and dead animals.

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide


A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...

Sheriff Crumpton: The things he was telling us I just could not believe Video included


 Timothy Ray Jones led authorities to the graves of his children Tuesday, after confessing to the murders.  

Chardon Shooter TJ Lane & two other inmates escape from prison, all captured within hours Video included


Chardon shooter TJ Lane escaped from the Allen Correctional Facility in Lima, Ohio, along with two other prisoners, Lindsey Bruce and Clifford E. Opperud around 7:40 Thursday night. All three have since been caught and are back in police custody.

Uber changing LSU game day pickup locations Video included


A ride with an Uber driver could keep you dry on Saturday, and the company is changing their pickup locations after LSU's first home game of the season. Louisiana Uber General Manager Tom Hayes told the Baton Rouge Business Report they were a bit overwhelmed for the first game last Saturday, even though they geared up for the increase.

Police: Officer shot by suspect hiding in closet Video included


Authorities said a police officer is stable after getting shot in an apartment Thursday night, allegedly by a suspect wanted in connection with another shooting.

Tim Jones, Jr., on suicide watch, waives first appearance in court Video included

Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center) Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center)

Tim Jones, Jr., the man accused by Lexington County investigators of brutally murdering his five children, waived his right to a hearing Friday morning.

Cooler weather stunts sugarcane ahead of harvest Video included


Sugarcane harvest season is just two weeks away, but the combination of an unusually cold spring and mild summer means this year's crop doesn't quite stack up against previous yields.

Area of low pressure moves over Florida


The National Hurricane Center reported a broad area of low pressure moved over Florida on Friday morning. It remains poorly organized.

Pierre Part schools raise money for technology


Officials at schools in Pierre Part will be hosting a family fun day on Sunday to raise funds to help them bring technology to their primary and middle school students.

Jacques Talk: Everyone loves Mike the Tiger


LSU's live mascot, Mike the Tiger VI, is simply a wonder that everyone loves. He's beautiful and powerful, yet wondrously mysterious.

Firefighters pause to remember 9/11 Video included


7:46 a.m. is the moment the first jetliner slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. Baton Rouge firefighters at all 19 stations pausing at this moment for one minute of silence. 

Advocates educate residents about human trafficking Video included


What do you really know about human trafficking? That was the question posed to a group of Baton Rouge young professionals during a Forum 35 panel discussion Thursday night. 

Free photo workshop offered at old State Capitol Video included


A photo workshop will be held at the old State Capitol, where three professional photographers will be giving tips to participants about how to take the best pictures.

USS Kidd hosts 9/11 tribute Video included


The U.S. S. Kidd Memorial Wall held a tribute in honor of those who lost their lives and who fought for our freedom.

Volunteers honor homeless Veterans to commemorate 9/11


The anniversary of 9/11 has become a day of service for so many Americans to remember the innocent lives lost 13 years ago and to honor brave Americans who work or fight to protect us.Homeless Veterans living in Louisiana got much needed attention Thursday. 

CATS committee recommends long term contract for interim CEO


The Capital Area Transit System committee approved the recommendation of negotiating a long-term contract for the CATS CEO Bob Mirabito. According to the Biz Report, Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May 2013 after the former CEO Brian Marshall resigned, and the board faced several changes.

Comite River study brought to the State Capitol Video included


People who live in southern Livingston Parish took their battle with flooding and drainage to the Louisiana State Capitol on Thursday. Lawmakers said today they are ready to get to work on a project that would alleviate flooding in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. 

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice


Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...

Officials: Process to take care of overgrown lots Video included


Tall grass has always been a complaint with residents around Baton Rouge. Now, the Department of Public Works (DPW) want people to know what they should do if they're having that problem. 

Yahoo says gov't threatened $250,000 a day fine


Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company...

CBS drops Rihanna song as opening for Ravens-Steelers game


One of the most high-profile victims of domestic violence will no longer be the musical voice for a Thursday Night Football game featuring an NFL team beset by the Ray Rice scandal.

'Sons of Guns' reality show star speaks out about alleged abuse Video included

Stephanie Hayden Ford, "Sons of Guns" reality TV show star and husband Kris (Source: Patriot Promotions) Stephanie Hayden Ford, "Sons of Guns" reality TV show star and husband Kris (Source: Patriot Promotions)

One of the stars of the "Sons of Guns" reality show made new allegations of abuse on the Dr. Phil show Thursday afternoon.Will Hayden's daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford told Dr. Phil that she believes there are other victims.

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies Video included


The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...

Father accused of killing 5 children extradited back to S. Carolina Video included


The father accused of killing and dumping the bodies of his five children along a rural dirt road in Wilcox County, Alabama was successfully extradited back to the state of South Carolina Thursday to face charges, according to local reports.

Jimmy John's to issue vouchers over sprout-less subs


Sandwich shop Jimmy John's is issuing vouchers in their effort to settle a class-action lawsuit over a sandwich without alfalfa sprouts. 

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed


The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.

Cajun Coast officials develop travel guide app


The Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau has developed a travel guide app for St. Mary Parish.T

Officials: All lanes open after 100 gallons of fuel spilled during vehicle fire Video included

Updated: Sep 11, 2014 05:37 PM

All lanes are now open on I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 merge after a vehicle fire shut down the left and center lanes. The traffic backup has reached Grosse Tete on I-10 East and Chocktaw Drive on I-110 South.

Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies Video included


Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at...

Wildlife and Fisheries issue deer hunting safety tips


As deer season approaches, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding hunters to make pre-hunt checks to ensure tree-stand safety and use appropriate safety gear to reduce the chance of accidents.

Police: DNA on juice bottle identifies possible suspect in 2 business burglaries


A suspect in two separate business burglaries has been identified after leaving a juice bottle behind at one of the crime scenes, according to police. DNA collected from the bottle identified the suspect as Richard Slang of Baton Rouge. He is wanted by the police.

Burger King releases 'black burger' in Japan


Two Kuro Burgers, which offer black cheese and black buns, will be available in Japan for a limited time.

Man arrested in sporting goods store theft Video included


A Jackson man has been arrested for the burglary of a sporting goods store in East Feliciana Parish. Detectives say Braelin Whitfield, 18, turned himself him shortly before midnight on Wednesday. 

Suspect arrested after stabbing victim found running down the road


A Belle Rose, La. man was arrested after a man who had been stabbed was found running down the road in Assumption Parish.

LSU will offer new dual engineering, MBA degree


LSU will offer a new dual-degree program in industrial engineering and a master of business administration.The new program offering will start in the Fall.

Hand It On: The Little Angels Foundation Video included


A group in Sorrento, La. discovered a need that many don't want to talk about; caskets for children. The group is now dedicated to help families when they need it the most.

La. Attorney General warns of IRS scam Video included


Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent out a warning Thursday morning saying scammers are calling people, pretending to be IRS officials. Victims say the scammers try to intimidate citizens into making a payment through a prepaid debit card or wire service.

Sheriff: Woman using stolen checks in stores from Baton Rouge to New Orleans


Officials with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman accused of using stolen checks from Pointe Coupee in stores from Baton Rouge, all the way to New Orleans. 

Parents make 'bucket list' for unborn, terminally ill son


Dan and Jenna Haley, of Philadelphia, PA, found out in April that their child, Shane, had anencephaly - a birth defect that causes the baby to not have a fully formed brain and skull. Almost all children with it die shortly after birth.

Councilwoman proposes all BRPD officers wear body cameras Video included


At Wednesday's Baton Rouge Metro Council meeting, Councilwoman Denise Marcelle proposed that all Baton Rouge Police Officers wear body cameras. It's technology that many departments here in Louisiana, and those across the nation, are already utilizing.

Saints buy Bengals jerseys; proceeds benefit cancer research

The New Orleans Saints have placed a bulk order for Bengals jerseys.

Sheriff: Father of slain children 'very intelligent individual'


The Sheriff of Smith County in Mississippi, where Jones is in custody, told our reporters that Jones actually attended Mississippi State University in Starkville. He graduated with an engineering degree and worked for Intel Corp. in South Carolina.

3D printer unveiled at La Business and Tech center Video included

Updated: Sep 11, 2014 12:20 AM

A new 3D printer was unveiled at the Louisiana Business and Technology Center on Wednesday.The new device doesn't just print put flat laser cut images. It is called ‘protostripes' and it can build anything with its 3D printer.

Police search for woman accused of stealing $5,000 in cell phones


Baton Rouge Police need the public's help in identifying a woman accused of stealing several cell phones from SPI Communications on Government Street. The total value of the cell phones stolen is around $5,000.

Baton Rouge remembers 9/11 victims through service events Video included


It's been 13 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the effects of that day are still felt by many Americans and a number of service events will be held around Baton Rouge.

Tangipahoa Sheriff searching for shooting suspect Video included


One man is in critical condition and deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the suspect after a shooting that happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Independence, LA.

Metairie man wins $1M Powerball prize

Louisiana lottery officials say a 54-year-old Metairie man claimed a million dollar prize from an August 20 Powerball drawing

Judge: Negligence, no premeditated murder in Pistorius trial Video included


Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, 2013. He said it was an accident.

Mom: 3-year-old caught bacterial infection from Biloxi Beach Video included


Two sections of beach in Harrison County remain closed, as of Wednesday night, after Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality officials said sewage spills made it unsafe for swimming. Now a Coast mother says she believes something in the beach water caused her child to develop a painful bacterial infection.

US reflects on 9/11 attacks 13 years later Video included


Where the towers once stood, one World Trade Center stands as a beacon above the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Ron Leclerc, owner of ReBath, passes away Video included


Ron Leclerc, the owner of ReBath of south Louisiana passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. He was 62 years old.

Woman growing fingernails in follicles through skin desperate for help Video included


WMC Action News 5 shared the story of Shanyna Isom in a special report in 2012; she grows fingernails through the hair follicles in her skin. Two years later and the cost of a mystery illness continues to threaten her life.

Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign


By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the...

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL


A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests


A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.

NFL taps ex-FBI director Mueller to probe Rice investigation


Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has been chosen to lead an independent review of the "NFL's pursuit and handling of evidence" in the Ray Rice investigation.

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