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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.

Seventeen new physicians graduate Baton Rouge General’s residency programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louisiana ‘million-dollar’ twins make college decision

Community rallies to help widow bury Army veteran husband

  WWII Veteran walking across America from Georgia to California

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

  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

T-building installed after 2016 flood removed from Dutchtown Primary

Couple marries at nursing home where they met

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

  Baton Rouge student named best in United States at Microsoft Excel

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

  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.

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states

  Retired WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, to be inducted into La. Justice Hall of Fame

The 2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame inductees have been announced by Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James M. LeBlanc, Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Darrel Vannoy, and the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation.

WAFB’s Weekend Favorites brings you an inside look at our favorite local weekend activities

WAFB’s reporters, anchors, and meteorologists have come together to share their personal favorite local weekend activities.

  Silent hero honored for lifesaving organ donation

Todd Schroeder’s life was literally handed to him. On February 28, 2018 doctors told Schroeder he was near death. He needed a new liver, but a stranger made sure he had a second chance.

Waitr offering free deliveries for Father’s Day weekend

Get your dad his favorite restaurant meal even easier this Father's Day.

  Kids with asthma have a blast at special summer camp

At this Baton Rouge summer camp campers are having a good time while learning about their limitations.

  Visually impaired students learn about archeology with mock dig at summer camp

At this summer camp, kids are learning about archaeology and how they find artifacts buried in the ground.

  Abandoned dog provides second chance to deputy shot in line of duty

It was a cold, winter day in the small town of Franklinton in rural Washington Parish. On Dec. 4, 2006, Deputy Jacob Walker, 24, responded to a domestic call that quickly turned deadly.

  Good Samaritans save small dog thrown off bridge; Humane Society offering $500 reward for info

A couple of Good Samaritans saved a small dog who was thrown off an overpass near Eunice, and now, the Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL) is offering a $500 reward for information in the case.

Baton Rouge 3rd grader wins Ochsner art contest

A Baton Rouge third grader was named a school winner in the first-ever Ochsner Nurses Week Art Contest.

Chef John Folse sends ingredients basket in lieu of flowers to Leah Chase’s funeral

Celebrity chef John Folse honored the legacy of his friend and fellow culinary legend Leah Chase in a way that was uniquely Louisiana.

  EBR residents can get their roofs repaired for free thanks to new program

Phase One of the newly launched Roof Reset initiative will run from June 6 to Sept. 30, with applications being accepted through July 31. Through the program, East Baton Rouge Parish residents can apply to have their damaged roofs repaired free of cost.

Boy, 9, pays off lunch debt for entire third grade at Calif. school

Instead of spending his allowance on sports gear like normal, the 9-year-old used it all to help his classmates.

S.C. funeral home to honor unclaimed veteran

A South Carolina funeral home is asking people to come to the funeral of a 75-year-old Navy veteran who has no family to claim him.

Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to $2.84

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon over the past three weeks, to $2.84

Girls in St. George learn what it’s like to be a firefighter

Three young girls got the chance to learn what it’s like to be a firefighter for a day at the St. George Fire Department.

Theme park worker helps calm boy with autism by lying on floor with him during meltdown

When a 9-year-old with autism experienced a meltdown after the Spider-Man ride he had waited all day to go on broke down, a ride worker stepped in and helped the boy calm down.

Twins graduate Pender High with over $1 million in college scholarship money

Markhel and Lavell Henry walked across the stage Saturday knowing they won’t graduate college with a mountain of debt.

  Inaugural ‘Reel Dads’ event gets families out fishing

Local organizations want fathers and their children to get outside and fish together!

  10-year-old boy saves girl from drowning in swimming pool

A 10-year-old California boy is being hailed as a hero after he helped save a 4-year-old girl from drowning at his apartment complex pool.

  Tournament in honor of Wayde Sims set to raise money for emotional support dog fund

A fundraiser for the Wayde Forever44 Emotional Support Dog Fund at LSU will be held Sunday.

Non-profit kicks off project to emphasize importance of mental health

The You Aren’t Alone Project is dedicated to forming support groups for mental health in the Baton Rouge community.

  Baton Rouge doctors to play Rock for Spots benefit concert for melanoma

When Aimee Rodrigue was diagnosed with melanoma four years ago, she was obviously scared. She didn’t know anybody who had melanoma and began googling the deadly cancer.

  Young people gain understanding of criminal justice system through program with DA’s office

A group of middle school students participated in the district attorney’s junior program. They all graduated and received a special pin Wednesday, June 5.

  South Mississippi man leaves life savings to school district

A school district in South Mississippi recently became the beneficiary of a large, surprise donation.

Art camp for children with disabilities hosting free public show

McMains Children’s Developmental Center and St. Lillian Academy are hosting the Final Revue and Art Show to celebrate the end of the 19th Annual Capable Arts Camp.

Firefighters rescue puppy from fire that destroyed house

The occupants got out safely before the first fire engine arrived

Former LSU Tiger Jarvis Landry’s daughter makes a ‘deer’ friend

The Cleveland Browns have shared a video from former LSU Tiger Jarvis Landry and it has nothing to do with the football star, but everything to do with his young daughter making a new friend.

Teen celebrates graduation with pizza party for homeless women, children

The graduating senior says she wanted to make sure the women and children at the homeless shelter knew that someone cared.

Father graduates alongside his two sons at William Carey University

After a 20-year military career, McCon went back to college to, “finish what I started 30 years ago. I needed to set an example for my boys.

Local salon offering Father’s Day classes to teach dads how to do daughter’s hair

Blush is going to be offering a class for father/daughter duos on Father’s Day, June 8 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to help dads learn how to style their girl's hair

  Friday night fishing tournament offers anglers big fish, break from the heat

The False River Friday Night Cookie Jar Bass Tournament gives anglers an opportunity to catch some big bass and beat the summer heat.

  Young Fla. boy runs a mile carrying flag to honor EBRSO K-9 deputy killed in wreck

A K-9 deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was killed in a car wreck Thursday, May 30, and a young boy paid the fallen officer a touching tribute.

  Juvenile bald eagle released in Metairie neighborhood where it hatched

Nursed back to health, a juvenile bald eagle was returned to the nest after she was found injured and unable to fly about a week earlier.

Heart Trail creates downtown path to inspire healthier, happier lives for all

A new walking path is taking a creative approach to try and inspire people in Baton Rouge to live happier, healthier lives.

  Cemetery cleanup uncovers veteran gravesites for Memorial Day

One veteran's good deed led to a discovery that a graveyard overrun with plants was the resting site of many other veterans.

  Louisiana twins overcome learning disability, earn over $2.5 million in college scholarships

“When you have dyslexia, it’s going to be harder to learn like everyone else does. We would have to study a lot longer.”

  Bayou Country Superfest brings joy to fans and local businesses

People from all over the country celebrated the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU’s Tiger Stadium.

Youth baseball team wins match played in honor of fallen La. soldiers ahead of Memorial Day

Players on the West Feliciana TRIBE youth baseball team have a lot to be proud of this weekend. Sunday, the team won its match in the Louisiana Governor’s Games at Oak Villa. It’s perhaps the combat green jerseys and army hats they wore instead of their normal uniforms that helped push them to win.

Baton Rouge kids, teens offered free meals throughout summer months

Starting June 3, select locations will distribute free lunches on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Baton Rouge school named Green Ribbon School

A Baton Rouge school was named one of the most environmentally friendly schools in the nation.

  Miracle League gives every kid a chance to play baseball

In 2011 the Miracle League started as a mission to give kids with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. Today they have more than 100 players playing twice a week during the Spring.

Massive crochet mural fills exterior wall of future Arts Council of Baton Rouge

A crochet mural on loan from Philadelphia is hanging on the exterior wall of the future location for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

  Memphis teen copes with homelessness; achieves valedictorian, $3M in scholarships

A Raleigh-Egypt High School student became valedictorian of his graduating class despite coping with homelessness.

Woman who walked 6 miles to work at Walmart will receive car after officer’s story goes viral

A woman who was forced to walk as much as six miles to get to her job at a Slidell Walmart will get a car.