Graves threatens sanctions against HUD for 2016 flood aid delays

U.S. Representative Garret Graves threatened to essentially sue the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over delays in delivering aid to 2016 flood victims who could not get their money because of the duplication of benefits problem.

Police: North Myrtle Beach mother charged with four felonies in deaths of two newborn babies; remains found

Romanian national sentenced in ATM skimming scheme

Family of Wayde Sims creates emotional support dog fund for LSU students

Doctors across La. urge everyone to get their flu shot

BRAC economic outlook says median income at all-time high for Baton Rouge

Broadmoor High closed Thursday due to water leak

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‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Louisiana secretary of state diverted $90K to pay settlement

Google’s top-trending searches for 2018: This is what we searched for

Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

Louisiana secretary of state diverted $90K to pay settlement

Former Killian police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance charge

The former police chief in the town of Killian has entered a plea in a case involving allegations of malfeasance. Officials said Dennis Hill pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of malfeasance in office.

Man pleads guilty to 4th DWI in Assumption Parish

A 28-year-old Assumption Parish man pleaded guilty to his fourth DWI last week, according to the district attorney’s office.

  Alphabet Soup daycare will remain shut down after judge denies appeal

The Alphabet Soup daycare in Prairieville will remain closed after a hearing in the 19th Judicial District Court this morning.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

Alton Sterling’s son accused of raping child

Wife of councilman killed in crash announces she will run in special election

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Slidell

Police: 7-year-old boy shot, taken to hospital

Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

Teen accused of raping young child

A rape investigation that began over the summer in Baton Rouge has now resulted in an arrest.

Many changes coming to the holiday classic, The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou

It will be 27 years that the Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou has been performed in its present form here in Baton Rouge, but this year the holiday classic will look a little different from the production that our loyal audiences have become familiar with.

Vitaminwater bets $100,000 you can’t go a year without your smartphone

Vitaminwater is actually offering $100,000 to the person who can go without their smartphone for 365 days.

Toyota, Lexus vehicles recalled again due to possible Takata airbag explosions

Thousands of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US are being recalled due to a problem with Takata replacement airbags, according to a new report.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

  Donaldsonville blaze destroys abandoned building

A massive fire lit up the night sky in Donaldsonville on Wednesday.

HAND IT ON: REACH Program - Evelina Victor-Palmer

Evelina Victor-Palmer is no ordinary volunteer. Unlike many of us who merely talk about what we think our education system needs, she's actually doing something about it.

Experts warn against latest phone scam to hit south Louisiana

Chances are, many people in south Louisiana have gotten one of those pesky calls lately from a scammer looking to separate them from their money. A social security scam is the latest to make its rounds in the area, with a caller immediately hurling threats of jail time unless the victim pays up.

Man catches massive catfish in Decatur, AL

A man landed a massive catch off Point Mallard in Decatur on Wednesday.

Ordinance to protect renters from ‘vindictive’ landlords put on hold

Protection from vindictive landlords will have to wait in Baton Rouge. A proposal at Wednesday night’s metro council meeting was put on hold.

Source: Former Sheriff Jack Strain under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of teens

The source said the allegations are being investigated by the FBI and the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Del Monte recalling Fiesta Corn due to under processing

Del Monte Foods has announced a recall of 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing.

87 more people sickened by salmonella linked with recalled beef

The CDC reports that 333 people in 28 states have been sickened by salmonella linked with recalled beef.

Lengthy police chase through south Baton Rouge ends in arrest

A man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase through Baton Rouge.

Live 5 Scambusters: Don’t give an empty gift card

As we get closer to Christmas, you may run out of time and find yourself buying more gift cards than actual gifts. These are easy gifts and easy targets for scammers.

Mississippi River deepening project closer to reality

A four-year project to deepen the Mississippi River by five feet could begin as early as October of 2019, according to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain.

Bowling with Pride: family-friendly celebration

Plans are underway for Baton Rouge Pride to continue its theme of being family friendly and inclusive to all members of the Baton Rouge LGBT and community with their 3rd iteration of Bowling with Pride.

BlueCross BlueShield bringing nationwide health initiative to Baton Rouge

BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana is partnering up with the National Institute of Health to bring a new nationwide health initiative to Baton Rouge.

Shooting reported on 75th Street

A man was injured in a shooting on 75th Street Wednesday afternoon.

Community organizer to hold graduation ceremony for Virginia College students after school closes

One man in the community is holding a graduation ceremony for Virginia College students after the school recently announced the shutdown of all of its campuses nationwide.

Free flu shots planned at Louisiana’s parish health units

Louisiana has among the highest levels of flu activity so far this season.

  Dozens of inmates work to send $17k to their families for Christmas

'Tis the season of giving, but that can be difficult when behind bars.

Newly released audit highlights troopers arrests uncovered by FOX 8 ‘State of Unrest’ investigations

The legislative auditor highlights the April 30 arrests of two current and two former state troopers.

Federal probe ongoing into mail carriers in Baton Rouge allegedly disposing of mail

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is investigating ongoing issues with mail service at the post office on Bennington Avenue in Baton Rouge after carriers allegedly threw some mail away and returned to office with undelivered mail.

Sex offenders find ways to ‘skirt’ Facebook’s ban

One-and-a-half billion users are on Facebook every day. And among those profiles are people who are not allowed to be on the platform, according to Facebook.

Man dies after being found shot in Baton Rouge home; arrest made

An arrest has been made after a 27-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a home on Stearns Street earlier in December. That man later died on scene.

Mayor Broome launches program to allow citizens to see city-parish spending info

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced a new companion website to the city-parish’s Open Data BR portal, called Open Checkbook BR, that allows residents to view expenditure data for various city-parish departments, services, and programs.

Undocumented immigrant sentenced to federal prison for child sex crimes

An undocumented immigrant who had been living in Zachary has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for charges relating to child sex crimes.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Silver Alert Canceled: 64-year-old with dementia found safe

Daniel Plata, 64, was found safe by police after going missing Wednesday morning.

‘Christmas Vacation’ dummy display spreads holiday cheer

A family in Wisconsin replicated a scene from "Christmas Vacation" in its front yard holiday display. It caused laughs and confusion.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients. In another case, victims of a deceased New York doctor are demanding to know what happened to the photos.

Motorcycle club collects toys to bring joy to thousands of Baton Rouge children

The Nubian Kruzers United Motorcycle Club is once again partnering with the US Marine Corps and others to help put smiles on many young faces.

Groom faced Texas snowstorm to meet his bride at the altar

For a lot of families, 10-inches of snow on a Saturday morning meant a fun time outside, but one Lubbock couple will always remember the journey that snow brought them on the most important morning of their lives.

Jambalaya plate lunch benefit planned for fallen officer

Do you have lunch plans for Friday? If not, here’s an idea ... get a jambalaya plate at a benefit for Chris Lawton, a reserve officer who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

Man faces contractor fraud charges in 2 parishes

A contractor accused of not finishing work he was paid for is facing charges in two south Louisiana parishes.

LaPlace woman struck, killed on Airline Highway

According to State Police, shortly before 10:00 p.m. Troop B investigated the fatal crash on US 61 near Vicknair Place.

Woman claims it’s within her rights as renter to not pay rent, and she may be right

A Baton Rouge mother reached out to the 9News Alert Team with concerns about her apartment. She says the conditions at the Summer Grove Condominiums on Florida Boulevard are nearly unlivable.

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

The child is alive but was seriously wounded and has been in critical condition since Saturday.

MS mayor arrested for stealing water bill payments, pawning officer’s gun

A Mississippi mayor faces 100 years in prison, accused of stealing residents' water bills and a police officer's gun.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

At least 1 vehicle bursts into flames after crash

At least one vehicle burst into flames after a crash early Wednesday morning. It happened on I-10 West near Dalrymple Drive around 5:30 a.m.

JP deputy shoots suspected car thief who escaped juvenile detention facility

Investigators said Monday night deputies found a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Family Dollar in Bridge City.

RECALL: Achdut’s Tahini, component of hummus, recalled due to salmonella concerns

The FDA said the finding may be linked to an outbreak they're investigating.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

Gas sold for a penny after pumps malfunction at Baton Rouge station

Gas prices have been low for weeks, but nothing quite like this.

Storm spotters for SKYWARN program get important training

Storm spotters for the National Weather Service (NWS) got some important training Tuesday night.

New plant coming to Ascension Parish promises 120 new jobs

Ascension Parish is once again swinging open its doors to welcome new industry. German-based company, VEGA Americas Inc., has promised a $22.4 million investment in the area with plans to build a brand new facility and bring with it 120 new jobs.

8-year-old who asked for exactly 190 cards for Christmas gets thousands

Just last week, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux, a Vinton boy fighting a terminal brain tumor had a simple request to get 190 cards for what could be his last Christmas. Little did he and his family know the overwhelming amount of support they’d get.

FOX 8 EXCLUSIVE: Former Xavier University officers say they were wrongfully terminated

The officers are accused of mishandling the situation, but they say they were following their training in dealing with an unruly crowd.

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag outside KY home

The child was not more than a couple of hours old, Kentucky State Police said.

Army veteran’s Christmas wish is to get back into his once flooded home

An Army veteran and his wife have one wish this Christmas: to move back into their home.

JROTC cadets teach seniors how to use their cell phones

It’s an unlikely pairing: teens whose phone seems to be a part of their arm and seniors who ushered in the black rotary-dial telephone.

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Trump conferred Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.

Parents arrested after 3-year-old child drowns in pool

Two parents are being charged with second degree murder after their 3-year-old child drowned in a pool.

GBR Food Bank receives big donation thanks to local leadership group

Just a little more than a week ago, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank put out yet another call to fill their empty shelves. The situation even got the attention of the governor, and another group that has stepped up to help out.