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Moments after speaking out against Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for the department she headed up, she was fired. The Department of Elderly Affairs is suddenly making headlines all over. What do you think about her move and the governor's? Speaking of the governor, he continues to push education reform, taking it now to business leaders. Do you have a solution for the struggling system? Before heading out today, you should take a look at our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras to make sure there aren't any delays on your route and if you do run into any unusual traffic issues while on the roads, you can always see traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.
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The former executive director of the Office of Elderly Affairs was fired just 24 hours after speaking out against Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed realignment for the office. More
Detectives have charged five people in connection with the horrific home invasion in which three people were killed and a safe containing gold coins was stolen. More
Those who live in the neighborhood where three people were killed during a home invasion say those who committed the murders are terrorists. More
A St. Helena Parish leader accused of stealing an ATV and car parts has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General. More
Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship, a non-profit group that provides therapy for special needs in the Baton Rouge area, opened its new facility Wednesday. More
Investigators said a police officer used excessive force when he choked out a driver during a traffic stop. The officer said the driver resisted arrest. More
A magazine has recognized Baton Rouge as the No. 1 metro area in the nation for business development and new corporate facilities. More
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