Officials working to reduce illegal dumping across the parish

Illegal dumping is a growing problem that is plaguing East Baton Rouge Parish. Councilwoman Chauna Banks, District 2, addressed the issue in the metro council meeting Wednesday, June 26.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:
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Prosecutors charged the suspect with one count each of aggravated assault and simple assault, and he was released to his parents.

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Free STD testing at 43 locations across La., multiple in Baton Rouge

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Eastman Chemical Company is investing $70 million over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operations in St. Gabriel.
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Democrats are unified in their deep desire to beat President Donald Trump but divided on what kind of candidate is best positioned to do so.

  ‘Something you see in the movies’: 2 vehicles exchange gunfire for miles along I-12 in Livingston Parish

Late afternoon showers could impact Wednesday drive home

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Louisiana launches payment model to eliminate Hepatitis C

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Target, eBay announce sales to compete with Amazon’s Prime Day

Both companies announced promotions for July 15, the same day Amazon’s annual event begins.

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BR teen accused of killing father gets free legal help

Two Baton Rouge defense attorneys, Franz Borghardt and Jarrett Ambeau, say they will work at no charge to represent 17-year-old Anthony Templet.
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New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane’s nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane’s return to flying after two deadly crashes.

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