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America getting fatter, but where will Louisiana rank?

NEW ON 9NEWS AT FIVE:  A new report on America's expanding waistline says the adult obesity rate could climb to more than 60 percent of the population over the next 20 years.  Find out where Louisiana is projected to rank by the report.

ONLY ON 9NEWS AT SIX:  Attorneys for a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man says he was sexually harassed and sexually abused by co-workers while working for the Shaw Group.  The co-workers were arrested in April, but the district attorney dropped the charges.  WAFB's Greg Meriwether will have more tonight at 6.

FDA issues warning over-the-counter diarrhea drug

  • The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use an over-the-counter drug called Intestinomicina because the anti-diarrhea treatment contains a drug linked to life-threatening injuries.

LSU campus returns to "normal," search continues for caller

  • Authorities investigating the bomb threat at LSU are now focusing on finding out who made the call. Students and staff made their way to class and work Tuesday morning.

Motion filed to overturn indictment for teen charged with murder

  • The attorney for a teenager charged with murder in the death of an 8-year-old boy has filed a motion to overturn the indictment.

Children exposed to porn during Disney movie

  • A western North Carolina mother says a six-minute clip of porn popped up during a recording of the Disney movie Lilo and Stitch.

Coroner: Man, dog hit and killed by separate cars

  • A Honea Path man was hit and killed by a car not long after his dog was hit by a car Tuesday morning, according to the Laurens County deputy coroner.

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  • 11th Annual National Suit Drive kicks off

    11th Annual National Suit Drive kicks off

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:16 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:16:22 GMT
    Source: Men's WarehouseSource: Men's Warehouse

    The 11th Annual National Suit Drive gets underway this weekend! The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) to give releasing offenders assistance in looking for a job and dressing for the part.

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    The 11th Annual National Suit Drive gets underway this weekend! The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse and Refined by Fire Ministries (RBF) to give releasing offenders assistance in looking for a job and dressing for the part.

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  • Restore La. hosts final round of homeowner outreach events ahead of survey deadline

    Restore La. hosts final round of homeowner outreach events ahead of survey deadline

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:04:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Restore Louisiana will host more public Outreach Events, offering one-on-one assistance to homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods with completing their initial survey ahead of the July 20, 2018 deadline.

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    Restore Louisiana will host more public Outreach Events, offering one-on-one assistance to homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods with completing their initial survey ahead of the July 20, 2018 deadline.

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  • FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents and closures for Tuesday, July 17

    FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents and closures for Tuesday, July 17

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:48 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:48:52 GMT

    Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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    Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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  • Baby born prematurely dies after mother's 911 calls unanswered

    Baby born prematurely dies after mother's 911 calls unanswered

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:23:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:23:03 GMT
    Baby Angel died after she was born not breathing at her mother's home July 5. (Source: Family photos/KETV/CNN)Baby Angel died after she was born not breathing at her mother's home July 5. (Source: Family photos/KETV/CNN)

    The director of the 911 call center says dispatchers were overwhelmed with up to four times the normal amount of calls, most of them fireworks complaints.

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    The director of the 911 call center says dispatchers were overwhelmed with up to four times the normal amount of calls, most of them fireworks complaints.

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    Grandson faces murder charges in couple's death

    Grandson faces murder charges in couple's death

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:15:07 GMT
    Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    Crews battling fire at old Ensley High School

    Crews battling fire at old Ensley High School

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:01 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:01:54 GMT
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

    Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.  

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    Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.  

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