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  Denham Springs officer praised for stopping wounded man’s bleeding

  Community gathers to restore vandalized African American museum, teach children the benefits of fellowship

  Dodgeball tournament being held to help Baton Rouge area non-profits

  Ziggy’s legacy continues through toy drive; mother fulfills promise

9News This Morning Road Trip: Donaldsonville

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

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Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Deputy helps boy celebrate police-themed 4th Birthday

Birthday girl given crown by EBRSO sergeant

Students pause to pray before heading back to school in some communities

  Man whose dog died in hot car after being stolen honors pooch’s memory with fundraiser at Spanky’s

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis

BRPD welcomes back students

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Chauvin Sculpture Garden captivates with mystery and intrigue

A sculpture garden of over 100 life-size sculptures crafted by a humble, mysterious artist sits in the small coastal Louisiana community of Chauvin.

Artist creates tribute mural for community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph

A local artist designed and painted a mural that pays tribute to community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

Community leaders help students prepare for upcoming school year

Summer is almost over for many young students, and many families in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas are finding a little additional help getting the necessary school supplies.

  World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

A team of doctors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are making history.

  ‘My life has been filled with laughter and love’: Slaughter woman celebrates 100th birthday

  5-year-old boy using own signs and thumbs up to stop speeders in his neighborhood

  St. Amant marching band to perform during Cowboys vs. Saints game

  Get ready to 'party with Hardy’

  From the obstacle course race to the fitness magazine, Husser athlete hopes to be named Ms Health and Fitness

  Gonzales woman ‘Lollipop Lucy’ turns 102-years-old

East Ascension grad applauded by U.S. Navy

The United States Navy says a graduate of East Ascension High School in Gonzales is now helping to keep the Navy’s most advance helicopters flying.

  More than 100 animals adopted from CAA after shelter announced it was full, waived adoption fees

More than 100 animals have been adopted after a Baton Rouge animal shelter that was overcapacity waived its adoption fee.

  LSU alum’s GoFundMe to build new library gaining traction

She doesn't go to LSU anymore and she doesn't even live in Louisiana anymore, but Ginger Burk is tired of seeing how bad the LSU library looks. She's started a GoFundMe campaign page on her own, hoping to raise money for a new library.

  Flood victims in St. Helena Parish move into new home thanks to volunteers

To understand this pure joy, you’ve got to know where Jeanette and Ronnie Hoffman came from.

NC fisherman catches rare all-blue crab

Dean Bowling has pulled in thousands of crabs from thousands of crab pots during his decades-long career as a commercial fisherman. This week, for the first time in his life, he caught one that caused him to stop what he was doing and call his daughter, Jillian.

  LSU students save professor after sudden cardiac arrest

A group of LSU students are responsible for saving the life of an LSU faculty member.

  Breast cancer fighter says ‘find the good’ and cuts hair

For Elizabeth Smith, the next few months will be tough, but she’s got the support of law enforcement behind her. Her need for a little encouragement started with a phone call.

  The Old South Wall by the BR Walls Project

While sweat dripped from his forehead and paint rolled off his brush, Skinny Dope crafted puffy yellow clouds on the side of a Myrtle Walk Street building. Now, Old South welcomes a new and brightly colored wall rightfully named the Old South Mural.

Xavier University of Louisiana graduate honored with scholarship for medical school

Ochsner Health System awarded recent Xavier University of Louisiana graduate Sarah Bertrand its inaugural Ochsner Health System Medical School Scholarship for LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine - which will cover cost of tuition and fees for her to attend the four-year medical school program

LSU grad lands big job at CBS News

An LSU graduate has been named to a prestigious position within CBS NEWS, the network announced Monday.

  Volleyball tournament held to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research

Afternoon rains didn’t stop dozens of community members from competing in an outdoor volleyball tournament organized in hopes of raising money to benefit research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Man trapped by water for days after Barry rescued Sunday

Deputies with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Unit on Sunday, July 12, rescued a man trapped in his residence on Dutch Road since Hurricane Barry made landfall.

  Man uses personal tragedy to help area shelters, pets through new non-profit

Anyone interested in donating to the Roleaux Foundation can find the information here.

Deputies shave their heads to support colleague’s wife during cancer battle

Deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) are sporting a new look to support one of their own and his wife during her battle with cancer.

  Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program graduates 171 cadets

Cadets from 64 different Louisiana parishes became graduates of the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

WATCH: LSU releases ‘The Tiger King’ in honor of ‘The Lion King’

The new Lion King premiered Thursday night, and LSU had their own take by Friday Morning.

Baton Rouge boy headed to Taiwan to play in baseball World Cup

An outstanding baseball player from Baton Rouge will be joining the USA National Team in Taiwan for the WBSC World Cup.

Ex-LSU lineman shot by dog returns to daily life

A former Louisiana State University lineman says he's adjusting to life with a titanium leg after being shot by a dog while duck hunting in Mississippi

SU alum, professor recalls working on Apollo 11 Mission to send first man to the moon

Morgan Watson grew up in St. Joseph, Louisiana and picked cotton. He never imagined he’d one day work to send the first man to the moon.

  Sign language interpreter who worked during Hurricane Barry named honorary sheriff

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has named a sign language interpreter who worked during Hurricane Barry to keep the public informed as honorary sheriff.

9-year-old creates social media challenge to clean up hometown streets after Barry

A 9 year old girl of Franklin, La. has taken to social media to encourage residents to clean out the town’s drains after Hurricane Barry.

Owner finalized plans for Roleaux Foundation to honor fallen companion, help other area animals

A man who tragically lost his dog is looking for ways to honor his memory by giving back.

Easy Rider: 109-year-old Covington man still on the go

Just a few months before his 110th birthday, FOX 8′s Nancy Parker was lucky enough to catch a ride with Philip Sharp.

Seventeen new physicians graduate Baton Rouge General’s residency programs

Seventeen new physicians have graduated from Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) residency programs in family medicine and internal medicine.

  A Dream Come True: La. boy meets idol Mike Trout

A 6th grader from Brusly Middle School had his dream come true while attending an MLB game over Fourth of July weekend.

World War II veteran’s grave marker found in field; memorial service held in Louisiana

July Fourth weekend is a typical time to honor the troops. But holding a memorial service for a veteran who passed away nearly 30 years ago, is well, different.

  13-year-old stepsisters celebrate remission after battling the same type of cancer

Olivia Barlow and Natalie Harvey have a few things in common. They are both 13, they are stepsisters, and they both have the same type of bone cancer.

  Couple weds early in Baton Rouge hospital after bride’s father given just weeks to live

A young couple was just married at Baton Rouge General Medical Center (BRG) for a reason that’s both touching and heartbreaking.

Woman’s Hospital distinguished as one of Becker’s ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare’

For the sixth year in a row, Woman’s Hospital has been distinguished as one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Laine Hardy to perform in nationally televised 4th of July celebration in Washington, D.C.

The nation will “party with Hardy” on the 4th of July.

Main Event opens first La. location in Baton Rouge in August; hiring 175 employees

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has announced its Baton Rouge location will be opening in August of 2019.

Louisiana ‘million-dollar’ twins make college decision

Do you remember the Captain Shreve twins who were recently awarded over $2.6 million in college scholarships?

Community rallies to help widow bury Army veteran husband

After initially turning to the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which will pay a percentage of the fees, Cook’s widow contacted members of the media and the community. Since then, numerous people, organizations, and the funeral home have stepped up to pitch in.

  WWII Veteran walking across America from Georgia to California

A World War II veteran is making his second trip across the country on foot.

  Former NFL player teams up with sheriff’s office to hold free summer camp

In an area where crime used to be rampant, kids are now run the show and making a big splash of their own.

  Serviceman credited with saving life during violent nightclub shootout

Less than 48 hours after a violent shootout inside the Stadium Ultralounge nightclub on Florida Boulevard, a Baton Rouge serviceman is being called a hero for stepping up to save his friend's life.

  Right place at the right time: Truck driver pulls teen out of fiery crash, saving his life

It was around 7 a.m. on June 27 on Highway 10 in East Feliciana Parish when Reonardo Frost, 17, was headed to work. While driving, he swerved to miss an animal on the roadway. The next second, his life flashed before him.

Baton Rouge awarded Tree City designation from Arbor Day Foundation

The City of Baton Rouge has received the Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for the second year in a row.

  Two Ibervile Parish School District students getting free trip to Africa

Usually if you’re in Louisiana and you’re looking to see a ferocious feline, you just head over to LSU for a visit with Mike the Tiger, but two Iberville Parish School District students and a teacher are going farther.

  St. Amant couple moves into new trailer thanks to community donations after losing home in ’16 flooding

The community recently stepped up to help a couple in desperate need.

T-building installed after 2016 flood removed from Dutchtown Primary

Kids returning to one elementary school in Ascension Parish will have more green grass to look forward to this fall.

Couple marries at nursing home where they met

Clarence Bright, 64, and Joyce Smart, 51, met at a nursing home in Hammond, and two yeas later, got married at that very same place.

BASF awards $16k in scholarships to local high school students

BASF awarded $16,000 in scholarships to nine local high school seniors in Louisiana through the company’s local and corporate scholarship programs.

  Baton Rouge student named best in United States at Microsoft Excel

A Baton Rouge student bested hundreds of thousands of students out of a single skill: Microsoft Excel.

  Rocking horse crafted in memory of fallen La. officer Shane Totty given to young daughter in his honor

She can’t yet tell everyone how much the horse means to her, but Payton Totty’s smile while riding the horse in front of BRPD headquarters, watched over by the officers who honor the badge as her father did, says it all.

  103-year-old Baton Rouge woman sets new record

On Monday, June 17, 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins a Baton Rouge native set a new record for the Senior Games in the 50 meter dash in the Women’s 100 plus division.

  Three La. high school graduates battle violent waves to rescue distressed swimmers during senior trip

Three graduates from Central Private School located in Central, Louisiana will have quite the story to tell after rescuing several distress swimmers Monday, May 27, while participating in their senior trip to Destin, Florida.

  Feds offering $1000 to adopt wild horses Saturday

Some people who adopt a wild horse at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Saturday (June 22) will also walk away with $1000, thanks to the federal government’s Adoption Incentive Program.

  La. woman rehabilitates baby goat after neck and spinal injury

When Maggie the Kid first came to Stefanie Dickerson, she wasn't able to walk, or even stand up.

WAFB viewers share their favorite local weekend activities

Looking for fun activities to fill your long summer days? WAFB’s Weekend Favorites has you covered by sharing our viewers picks for their favorite local weekend activities.

LSU swimmer to stop in Baton Rouge on nationwide bike ride fundraiser

The Cannonballs Across America team has been raising money for pediatric cancer research.

LSU veterinarians help a turtle get moving

The zoological medicine service at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital helped a turtle named Pedro to get moving.

  Downtown Greenway moves into phase 2 of construction

Phase two of the Downtown Greenway has officially launched, but with progress comes a little sacrifice.

Shreveport youth boxers head to Boxing Junior Olympics

All of the fighters headed to nationals have won state championships to qualify.

At least 27 football fields of trash collected in Louisiana

Over 60,000 cubic yards of trash was picked up in Louisiana last year, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Ascension Parish teachers win funding to renovate science labs

Three Ascension Parish science teachers are being rewarded for their innovative teaching.

Former zookeeper with New Orleans ties creates beignet toy set

Sarah Sulzer, a former zookeeper at Audubon Zoo, used her creativity to craft a beignet toy set.

  Young musicians learn to improvise at summer jazz camp

This is jazz camp. Where aspiring musicians learn the language of the only completely American art form, jazz.