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LSU announces some Greek activities to resume Sunday after suspension

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Spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed Thursday night that some Greek activities will resume at LSU Sunday after a suspension was issued in the wake of the death of a fraternity pledge.

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Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats Video included

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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

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Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

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Zachary High working with police to identify person who left threats on school property

Source: Zachary Community School District Source: Zachary Community School District

Superintendent Scott Devillier sent a notice out to parents Thursday night letting them know they are aware of a security issue at Zachary High School.

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Tuscaloosa Ave. resident wants vacant lots cleared of debris Video included

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Decades ago, people on Tuscaloosa Ave. said their street was the place to be. “The houses were all old, but people lived in all the houses, people raised their children here,” said one resident.

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La. treasurer candidates launch TV ads; analyst calls them 'flimsy' on duties of office Video included

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With less than a month until election day, TV ads for the Louisiana treasurer’s race are starting to hit the airwaves. However, political analyst, Jim Engster, warns some of those ads should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

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A Michigan woman who gave up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died.

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How likely are you to break your new iPhone?

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With the release of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X coming soon, here's some interesting information about broken phone statistics and how likely you might be to break that expensive, new gadget.

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Clinton man dead after wreck with log truck in East Feliciana Parish

A man from Clinton is dead after a crash Thursday morning in East Feliciana Parish.

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MISSING: 16-year-old girl last seen in Denham Springs Video included

Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP) Mackenzie Alexis Pape (Source: LSP)

The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for a 16-year-old girl who has been reported missing.

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Police: 5-year-old boy hit by vehicle and killed moments after leaving ice cream truck Video included

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A 5-year-old boy who had just visited an ice cream truck was killed when he ran into the path of a pickup truck Wednesday evening, according to police.

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Teacher accused of bringing students home for sex

Jessie Lorene Goline (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Jessie Lorene Goline (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Arkansas State Police say a former Marked Tree teacher brought several students to her home in Jonesboro for sex, including two in the same night.

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Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

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Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

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Parents charged with running over toddler during domestic dispute Video included

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A toddler was rushed to the hospital after being run over in the midst of an argument between his parents. 

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3 shot, 2 dead in NW Huntsville; suspect killed by police Video included

Huntsville police responded to a shooting call on Creighton Avenue on Sept. 20, 2017. This led to another scene on Green Mountain Road. (Source: WAFF) Huntsville police responded to a shooting call on Creighton Avenue on Sept. 20, 2017. This led to another scene on Green Mountain Road. (Source: WAFF)
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A shooting in northwest Huntsville Wednesday night left two people dead and another hurt. One of the victims was killed by Huntsville police officers.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, September 21

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, September 21.

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LSU Student Government holds rally against hazing after death of prospective frat member Video included

Last week, a prospective fraternity member at LSU died in what's being investigated as a possible hazing incident.

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Walmart hosting free health screening event in Baton Rouge Saturday

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All Walmart stores in the Baton Rouge area will host Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, September 23.

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EBR councilman calls for moratorium on builders in high-risk flood zones Video included

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Plans for a big Dallas-based business that wants to expand to Baton Rouge, and a couple of new subdivisions, could be put on hold.

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Attorney for Ascension Parish president files motion to dismiss prosecution in alleged election bribery case Video included

Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB) Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB)
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Lewis Unglesby, the attorney representing Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa in the alleged election bribery case, filed a motion Thursday afternoon to dismiss the prosecution in the case.

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1 injured in wreck on I-10 E requiring extrication

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One person has been transported to the hospital with injuries sustained during a wreck on I-10 E near Siegen Ln.

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Tre'Davious White mentioned as an early rookie of the year candidate

Former LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White is No. 2 on the Pro Football Focus week two rookie of the year candidates. 

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District Donuts named 'America's favorite donut shop'

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The votes are in, and District Donuts has been named as America's favorite donut shop. According to a ranking by Foodable Network, District Donuts has earned honors for the best donut in the country.

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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul Video included

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New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers. More>>

LSU Department of Biological Sciences receives grant to continue research to solve food shortages

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The LSU Department of Biological Sciences has received a grant worth just under $1 million to continue to study photosynthesis in algae. The research is part of a greater effort called the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (or RIEP), to find solutions for future food shortages.

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Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

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Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction. More>>

Former LSU safety off to a great start for the Jets

Jamal Adams was a star at LSU and is well on his way to being one in the NFL. 

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MISSING: LSU continues search for student last seen early Monday morning Video included

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The LSU Police Department is still searching for a student reported missing at the beginning of the week.

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‘Smart Home’ controls everyday life with internet power Video included

The “Home of the Future” was on display in Baton Rouge on Thursday. Various devices were on display, such as a robot dog that can be controlled by a remote and a music room.

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Police: Dump truck rolls over occupied portable toilet

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Police say around 10:40 a dump truck rolled over a portable toilet while someone was inside at the intersection of Aberdeen and 23rd Street.

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All K-12 schools in Louisiana encouraged to sign up for School Breakfast Challenge Video included

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All K-12 schools in Louisiana are encouraged to sign up for the Louisiana School Breakfast Challenge.

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Conference play begins this weekend in the SWAC

Southern opens SWAC play against Alcorn State at 6 p.m. in Lorman, MS. 

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Week 4 in the SEC: A Bulldog battle, Commodores looking for major upset

The SEC game of the week? Mississippi State, coming off a 37-7 win against LSU, travels to Athens to play 3-0 Georgia.

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Recall: Death Wish Coffee's cold brew could cause botulism Video included

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Death Wish Coffee Co. has recalled its 11 oz. cans of Nitro Cold Brew coffee because of concerns that its production process could breed botulin.

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'Parking lot brawl' results in 10 arrests Video included

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Investigators said 10 people are charged with inciting a riot after authorities got reports of a massive "parking lot brawl" at a truck stop on Monday.

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Donald Smart's twin sister reacts to alleged shooter's arrest Video included

Diane Patterson, Donald Smart's twin sister (Source: Facebook) Diane Patterson, Donald Smart's twin sister (Source: Facebook)

From the time he was a young boy, equipped with a bicycle and a lawnmower, Dianne Patterson says her twin brother, Donald Smart, worked hard. As a kid, she says he would go door to door cutting grass and share his earnings with his sister.

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Hearing rescheduled for decision on payments owed to protesters after Alton Sterling shooting

Protest in 2016 (Source: WAFB) Protest in 2016 (Source: WAFB)
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A hearing for the final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by people involved in protests following the shooting death of Alton Sterling has been rescheduled.

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Free child car seat inspections available across Louisiana

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The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, is offering free child car seat inspections throughout the state in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17 - 23, 2017.

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Wedding DJ admits to stealing gift money from couple Video included

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The DJ admits to stealing about $600 in money from cards, but the bride thinks he stole more than that.

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Slidell police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident

Ray Dupuy (Source: Slidell Police Dept.) Ray Dupuy (Source: Slidell Police Dept.)

Slidell Police Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.

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Breast cancer survivors, models to walk the runway to raise money for outreach program

Source: Woman's Hospital Source: Woman's Hospital

Breast cancer survivors and models alike will walk the runway Thursday night to raise money to benefit Woman's Hospital's breast cancer outreach program.

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Louisiana Workforce Commission hosting young adults job fair on Sept. 21

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The Louisiana Workforce Commission will host job fairs throughout the state on Thursday for young adults who are not currently in school. 

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Rock N Rowe concert series continues with V Tones

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Perkins Rowe kicked off its Rock N Rowe concert series this year on September 7 and the lineup includes many great artists. The concert series will be held every Thursday through October 26.

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Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty Video included

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The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

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Applications now being accepted for BR community police ambassador program Video included

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The application process is wide open now for those interested in serving as a community police ambassador in Baton Rouge. The goal is to launch the program as early as next month.

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Detectives investigating whether 3 shootings in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana parishes connected Video included

Tommy Bass, Buck Hornsby, and Carroll Breeden (Source: WAFB) Tommy Bass, Buck Hornsby, and Carroll Breeden (Source: WAFB)
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Authorities say the shooting death of a former Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation (BREC) commissioner may be linked to two other shootings.

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National Guardsman surprises brother at LSU after coming home from Afghanistan Video included

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Wednesday was quite a day for LSU student, John Estrada. Estrada was in class when it was suddenly interrupted.

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Gov. Edwards and First Lady host first statewide symposium to end human trafficking Video included

Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB) Gov. John Bel Edwards (Source: WAFB)

Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards held the first statewide symposium on ending human trafficking on Wednesday. 600 of the state’s key leaders and stakeholders together to discuss the issue.

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‘It was just a sneak-type shooting’ says lone survivor of shootings believed to be connected

Buck Hornsby (Source: WAFB) Buck Hornsby (Source: WAFB)

The only survivor of three shootings that authorities believe are connected spoke 9News’ Kiran Chawala. 

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New $10M addiction treatment center opening in Abita Springs

Chris McMahon Chris McMahon

A New Orleans native and healthcare entrepreneur is opening a $10 million addition treatment facility in Abita Springs. The new facility, called Longbranch Recovery Center, is set to open in December and will mark the largest investment in addiction treatment ever made in the State of Louisiana.

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Body of work release inmate accused of murdering ex-girlfriend recovered

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Investigators confirm that a body recovered from the Mississippi is that of a man who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend after he escaped from a work release facility. 

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Episcopal School of Baton Rouge investigating allegations of sexual assault involving employee, former student Video included

The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge is investigating allegations of sexual assault between an employee and a former student after it was recently brought to the school's attention.

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