Travel experts say idle cars need to be inspected before a road trip

As more Americans get vaccinated, many may be ready to hit the road, but travel experts say many cars that have been idle during the pandemic need to be serviced for safety.

  Murder case against Chauvin in George Floyd’s death goes to jury

All three of the possible charges require the jury to conclude that Chauvin's actions were a “substantial causal factor” in Floyd's death — and that his use of force was unreasonable.
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Here’s how to get the all-new WAFB app

  Baton Rouge native to launch clothing line with major retailer

AG set to provide details on case involving public records request, human resource issues

Marceaux earns National Player of the Week honors

Four LSU gymnasts combine for eight All-American honors

Four LSU gymnasts combined to earn eight Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) All-America honors after top-eight finishes at NCAA Championships on Friday, April 16.
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  WWII plane goes down in front of beachgoers during Florida air show

A mechanical issue forced the pilot to ditch the vintage aircraft in front of a crowd of beachgoers on Saturday.

Shreveport has seen 3 mass shootings so far in 2021; La. ranks highest in the country for rate of gun injuries

MISSING: BRPD searches for woman last seen Sunday night

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  6 injured in Shreveport shooting after multiple men reportedly fired into crowd

Arrest made in fatal shooting on Wooddale Boulevard

  Tips on how to deal with stress in your life during Stress Awareness Month

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mainly dry and pleasant weather ahead

  Extremely low turnout at mass vaccination site assisted by FEDs

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  NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

Flight controllers in California confirmed Ingenuity’s brief hop after receiving data via the Perseverance rover, which stood watch more than 200 feet away.


Antron Pippen, Scottie Pippen’s oldest son, dies at 33

Marceaux earns National Player of the Week honors

Four LSU gymnasts combine for eight All-American honors

LSU depth chart after the spring game

  Knicks rally late, top Pelicans in OT

Pels own a 3-game losing streak


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LSP: Traffic crash involving road rage kills three people including 11-year-old

LSU fraternity pays off the mortgage of longtime house cook

  Families celebrate National Donate a Life Month during BR ‘Path of Remembrance’ ceremony

  Former Parkview Baptist head football coach and legend Kenny Guillot dies at 76

Former Parkview Baptist head football coach Kenny Guillot has passed away at the age of 76 on Sunday, April 18 according to The Advocate.
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Police: Man dragged, assaulted officer after mask demand

The suspect faces multiple assault charges for allegedly hitting the officer with a rescue hammer and a store employee with a piece of lumber.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine returns Sunday; a dry, cool start to the week

“I didn’t answer the phone”; wife of lift boat crewman grieves loss of husband

Tigers run-rule North Carolina State 13-2 sweep doubleheader

Lafourche Parish Coroner identifies two lift boat crewmen recovered Friday; 9 remain missing