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David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, '70s teen idol, dies at 67

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David Cassidy became an instant  teen heartthrob as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," which ran from 1971 to 1974, and while singing on tour, with his concerts selling out in major venues like Madison Square Garden.

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EBR metro council delays forming committee to address blight concerns Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

The East Baton Rouge metro council delayed a decision Tuesday night about whether to move forward with the creation of a new committee designed to tackle the blighted property issues in the city-parish.

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Granny takes down buck day after 90th birthday - and it's one of her smaller trophies

June Boutte after taking down a four-point buck near Clinton, La. (Source: Bea J Williams) June Boutte after taking down a four-point buck near Clinton, La. (Source: Bea J Williams)

A grandmother from Clinton has a lot to be thankful for this turkey day. But she’ll be eating deer backstraps instead of turkey.

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FBI: Man hacks HBO, holds Game of Thrones spoilers for ransom

Behzad Mesri (Source: FBI) Behzad Mesri (Source: FBI)
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A U.S. District Attorney in New York along with the FBI announced today that a man is charged with stealing proprietary information from HBO and other cyber crimes. 

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Saving Donna Britt's voice Video included

Donna Britt and LSU grad student, Emily Watkins, work to make clean recordings of Donna's voice with no background noise (Source: Mark Ballard) Donna Britt and LSU grad student, Emily Watkins, work to make clean recordings of Donna's voice with no background noise (Source: Mark Ballard)

The sun is new in the sky and Donna Britt, still not a morning person, is out for a recording session at LSU's Speech Language and Hearing Clinic in Hatcher Hall.

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The new oxy? There's another popular prescription drug to watch Video included

In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. (Source: NBC12) In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar. (Source: NBC12)
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In the midst of a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, a different type of drug may be slipping in under the radar.

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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations Video included

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CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

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FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

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A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert.

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Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

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Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study. More>>

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

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Impeachment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe set to begin; ministers told to boycott Cabinet meeting. More>>

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

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Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations Video included

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival.

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Baton Rouge General holiday lights display dazzles the young and young at heart Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB
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Baton Rouge General Medical Center hosted its inaugural Holiday Lights display Tuesday night and WAFB's Graham Ulkins was there for it all.

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US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies Video included

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North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step.

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Cold morning expected for Thanksgiving Day; light freeze possible

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

We had a cool start to the day Tuesday, as expected, with lows near 40° for many WAFB communities, but Mother Nature served up a mean looking weather curve ball, with more clouds than we expected throughout the day and better rain chances into the evening and Tuesday night than we had forecasted Monday.

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Baton Rouge law enforcement leaders say recruitment numbers are down Video included

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Col. Kevin Reeves, and Interim Chief Jonny Dunnam (Source: WAFB) Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Col. Kevin Reeves, and Interim Chief Jonny Dunnam (Source: WAFB)

Call it the Ferguson effect, call it a high-risk, low-pay job. Law enforcement in the capital region is coming up short on staff and recruitment numbers are way down.

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Scott Innes announces benefit concert for Deputy Nick Tullier Video included

Scott Innes, a radio host for more than 20 years and the voice of Scooby Doo and Shaggy, has announced a benefit concert for Deputy Nick Tullier.

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Three new tenants coming to Mall of Louisiana

Source: malloflouisiana.com Source: malloflouisiana.com

Three new tenants will be moving into the Mall of Louisiana in the next few months, says the Business Report.

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UPDATE: Reward increased to $45,000 total for information regarding Border Patrol Agent's death Video included

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)

During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, it was announced that the reward for information regarding the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez has been increased to $45,000. 

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Livingston Parish leaders look for new options to fund future drainage projects Video included

Livingston Parish leaders are relying on FEMA to help them fix their drainage problems after voters knocked down a new tax on Saturday.

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Iberville Parish law enforcement officers train for active shooter in school Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and some Plaquemine and White Castle police officers trained for what some would call a worst case scenario.

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9 arrested in Assumption Parish on drug offenses as part of 'Operation Gobble Gobble'

Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office

Nine people have been arrested and the search is on for one more in an ongoing narcotics distribution investigation by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.

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Two students injured after collision between golf cart, two other vehicles on LSU campus

Two students were injured Tuesday afternoon and taken to a local hospital after a collision between a golf cart and two others vehicles. 

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Tangipahoa sheriff's deputy involved in shooting

(Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office | Facebook) (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office | Facebook)

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Louisiana State Police are investigating a deputy-involved shooting that happened Tuesday in Loranger.

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Falcons waive former LSU defensive back

The Atlanta Falcons have waived former LSU defensive back Jalen Collins. 

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Louisiana's First Lady stops by COA Thanksgiving Dinner Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Louisiana's First Lady stopped in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving week with senior citizens. 

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Police make arrests after Mississippi man found dead in New Orleans East

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Hancock Country police have made arrests after the body of a Mississippi man was found in New Orleans East. 

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EBR trash pickup schedule for Thanksgiving holiday

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Residential garbage will not be picked up in East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order Video included

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The judge said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.

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New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence Video included

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A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching.

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SWAC: Weekend Schedule and Conference Standings

Southern and Grambling State meet in the SWAC's game of the year at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 25.

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Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

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An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

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Political Analyst: Expect treasurer-elect John Schroder to be a 'critic' of the governor on the state budget

Gov. Edwards, John Schroder (Source: WAFB) Gov. Edwards, John Schroder (Source: WAFB)

Covington Republican John Schroder will soon take over the treasurer’s office after a Saturday victory at the polls.

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La. governor looks to go around legislature on Medicaid contracts Video included

Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB) Sec. Rebekah Gee, La. Dept of Health; Matthew Block, Executive Counsel for governor’s office; Jen Steele, state Medicaid director (Source: WAFB)
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After Louisiana lawmakers voted twice to block state contracts with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), the governor is choosing to go around the legislature.

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Small Business Saturday seeks to lure local shoppers with holiday deals Video included

(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)

The goal is to help small businesses increase their exposure during the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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Coast Guard crew rescues man who fell out of boat into cold Atchafalaya River

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A man is in good condition thanks to a quick-responding Coast Guard crew that rescued him after he fell out of a boat on a cold Monday evening.

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Signs of 'water' on Mars may be sand Video included

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New research indicates that signs of water on Mars may not be water at all.

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OUR TURN: Livingston Parish Flooding Video included

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"We’re going to flood, we’re going to keep flooding." That was the dire prediction of Livingston Parish Councilman Jeff Averett prior to the election about what would happen if the tax proposals to fund drainage improvements failed with the voters. And fail, they did.

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Restore La. awards more than $91M in grants, officials say Video included

Flooding in Alligator Bayou Flooding in Alligator Bayou
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The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards to more than 3,100 homeowners for a total of $91.7 million to help with recovery from the historic floods of August 2016, Louisiana's Office of Community Development reported Tuesday.

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RECALL ALERT: IKEA relaunches dresser recall after 8th child fatality reported

Source: CPSC Source: CPSC
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IKEA reannounces recall of MALM and other models of chests and dressers due to serious tip-over hazard after 8th child fatality reported.

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Trial date set for man in the US illegally accused of killing teen boy

Octavio Bringas-Posados (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Octavio Bringas-Posados (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A trial date has been set for the man who was in the US illegally when he allegedly killed a teen on the boy’s birthday. Octavio Bringas-Posados, 50, will stand trial on April 2, 2018 on a charge of negligent homicide in the shooting death of Darius Plummer, 16, of Baton Rouge.

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LSU rallies from 9 down to beat Michigan, 77-75, in the Maui Invitational

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The LSU men's basketball team rallied from a nine-point deficit with 5:11 to play to defeat Michigan, 77-75, in the Tigers' opening game of the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational late Monday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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Lunch with Coach O - Texas A&M Preview Video included

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will recap the 30-10 win over Tennessee and preview Saturday's game against Texas A&M during his weekly news conference Monday at 12:30 p.m.

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Secret recording: Veteran LSU cop says he was pressured to retire Video included

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A veteran LSU police officer says a secretly recorded meeting at LSU reveals a university administrator pressured him into retiring and appeared to suggest the officer could bypass official university policies in claiming his accumulated comp time.

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Together Baton Rouge calls portions of police union contract 'troubling' Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

As negotiations continue over Baton Rouge’s contract with the police union, some terms of the current deal are raising eyebrows.

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Dog near death rescued from abandoned trailer in Bogalusa; two dead dogs recovered as well

Source: Humane Society of Louisiana Source: Humane Society of Louisiana

A dog was rescued from an abandoned trailer in Bogalusa Sunday night, and unfortunately, the bodies of two other dogs were also found, says the Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL).

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Protesters march on convenience store following owner's arrest Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Local leaders and community activists are protesting outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. Its owner was arrested on Friday for allegedly kidnapping and pistol whipping a homeless man.

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