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Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

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AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

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US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

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U.S. gymnasts say the sport plagued by a win-at-all-cost culture rife with verbal, emotional and sometimes physical abuse. More>>

The Latest: Ledecka wins 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games

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The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

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Fallen officer's squad escorts daughter to dance Video included

Matthew Gerald's squad escorted his daughter to her first school dance in his absence (Source: WAFB) Matthew Gerald's squad escorted his daughter to her first school dance in his absence (Source: WAFB)

It was the first school dance at Prairieville Primary for Fynleigh Gerald, 4. The dance though, was a father-daughter dance. Fynleigh's dad, Baton Route Police Office Matthew Gerald, was one of the three men killed in an ambush shooting on law enforcement in 2016.

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Tigers blast Texas in series opener

LSU beats Texas 13-4 (Source: WAFB) LSU beats Texas 13-4 (Source: WAFB)

LSU starting pitcher Zach Hess who struggled in his debut last weekend, mowed down the 14th-ranked Texas Longhorns from the get-go, striking out the side in the top of the first and racking up ten K's in six innings, allowing just 5 hits and 2 runs as the 22nd-ranked Tigers beat Texas 13-4 Friday night in the series opener.

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Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press) Nanette Fabray, seen here performing in the Irving Berlin musical “Mr. President” in 1962, had a long career as an actress, singer and dancer. She died on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the age of 97. (Source: Associated Press)
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Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.

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Screening of documentary focusing on suicide awareness held in Baton Rouge Video included

Kevin Hines is behind the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" (Source: WAFB) Kevin Hines is behind the film "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" (Source: WAFB)

Friday was a special night for people who really needed a boost and some understanding.

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FBI caller was worried FL gunman would go to school, 'shoot the place up' Video included

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A woman called the FBI in January to warn about Nikolas Cruz, the Florida high school gunman, to "get it off my chest in case something does happen."

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2 arrested in shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University

Source: Southeastern LA University Twitter page Source: Southeastern LA University Twitter page

Two people were injured in a shooting near the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.  

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Brother and sister arrested in Titian Ave. stabbing death Video included

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A brother and sister have been arrested in connection with a man stabbed to death on Titian Avenue.

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Police: Father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard Video included

Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN) Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)
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Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

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Time capsule from 1938 found while renovating Donaldsonville High

The time capsule was found behind this plaque at the school's auditorium (Source: Ascension Parish Public Schools) The time capsule was found behind this plaque at the school's auditorium (Source: Ascension Parish Public Schools)

Construction crews with Ascension Public Schools made an interesting discovery while working on Donaldsonville High School.

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MISSING: Prairieville man last seen Feb. 19

Mark Wells, 56, was reported missing by family members on February 21 (Source: APSO) Mark Wells, 56, was reported missing by family members on February 21 (Source: APSO)

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is actively looking for a missing man from Prairieville.

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River Stages

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

Click here to get the latest river stages, flood info and forecasts. 

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Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

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Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe Video included

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws Video included

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, February 23

First Alert Traffic (Source: WAFB) First Alert Traffic (Source: WAFB)
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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, February 23.

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Woman who lost both legs in car wreck now training for CrossFit Games Video included

Tiffany Lester works hard with her trainer to prepare for the Crossfit Games (Source: WAFB) Tiffany Lester works hard with her trainer to prepare for the Crossfit Games (Source: WAFB)

Inside a sweaty box, as Crossfitters call their gyms, Tiffany Lester guts out another 14 calories on the rower.

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No. 2 LSU gymnastics clinches share of SEC title at Georgia

LSU Gymnastics (Source: WAFB) LSU Gymnastics (Source: WAFB)

The 2nd-ranked LSU Gymnastics team had trouble sticking landings Friday night in Athens, Georgia, but still won a share of the 2018 SEC Regular season title.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Flash Flooding Video included

Source: WAFB Source: WAFB

As part of the NWS’ Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about flashing flooding.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Lightning Video included

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As part of the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about lightning.

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Tornadoes Video included

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As part of the NWS’ Severe Weather Awareness Week, WAFB wants you to know more about: Tornadoes.

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To arm or not to arm teachers, that is the question Video included

Parents are speaking out about whether or not to arm teachers in schools (Source: WAFB) Parents are speaking out about whether or not to arm teachers in schools (Source: WAFB)

After the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012, the debate on whether teachers should be armed continues.

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Firefighters hailed as heroes for delivering baby outside fire house Video included

Several Henrico County firefighters are being called heroes for jumping into action when a mom went into labor right outside their fire house. (Source: NBC12) Several Henrico County firefighters are being called heroes for jumping into action when a mom went into labor right outside their fire house. (Source: NBC12)
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Several Henrico County firefighters are being called heroes for jumping into action when a mom went into labor right outside their fire house.

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Miss SUBR included in EBONY's 2018 list of top 10 HBCU campus queens

Miss SUBR Felise Thompson-Doyle was selected for EBONY's top 10 HBCU Campus Queens list (Source: Southern University) Miss SUBR Felise Thompson-Doyle was selected for EBONY's top 10 HBCU Campus Queens list (Source: Southern University)

EBONY has released their list of the top 10 HBCU Campus Queens, and Miss SUBR made the cut.

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SU System Board tables appeal decision for former Southern Lab head coach Marcus Randall Video included

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The Southern University Board voted Friday to table the appeal decision for former Southern University Lab School head coach, Marcus Randall.

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Raising Cane's River Center "goes red" for women's heart health awareness Video included

Women wore red Friday in support of heart health (Source: WAFB) Women wore red Friday in support of heart health (Source: WAFB)

The Raising Cane’s River Center "went red” Friday in honor of heart health.

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Woman crashes vehicle into White House security barrier

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A woman driving a vehicle near the White House hit a security barrier.

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Extrication required in wreck at Government and S Acadian

Wreck on Acadian between Cole and Carol Marie (Source: WAFB) Wreck on Acadian between Cole and Carol Marie (Source: WAFB)

Emergency officials responded to a wreck requiring extrication Friday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Teen missing from Kentucky since 2017, suspect found in SC home are both illegal immigrants Video included

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A Kentucky teen who was taken from her home in December 2017 was found confined in a Saluda County bedroom and a 24-year-old man was arrested for her kidnapping. 

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Police arrest suspect believed to have robbed multiple businesses at gunpoint Video included

Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection to this case.

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Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
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Car rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some rain expected for weekend with slightly cooler temps

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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LSU students launch campaign to save children

This is the banner from the Manship School’s campaign outside the union. You see the five organizers of Fight for Five (Source: Tigers with Purpose) This is the banner from the Manship School’s campaign outside the union. You see the five organizers of Fight for Five (Source: Tigers with Purpose)

Amanda Rabalais is a public relations senior at LSU and must’ve wanted to graduate with a bang! She and four other students launched a charity campaign that soared this year.

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Dark chocolate, in moderation, can be good for your heart

Dark chocolate (Source: Raycom) Dark chocolate (Source: Raycom)

Doctors at Baton Rouge General have some good news for those with a sweet tooth.

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Report: Breaking Bad actor investigated by NOPD for sexual assault

Dean Norris. Source: Flickr Creative Commons Dean Norris. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

A recent report by the LA Times states that an actor in the popular series Breaking Bad was investigating by New Orleans police last year for sexual assault. 

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How some foods can help you quit smoking Video included

Person smoking (Source: WAFB) Person smoking (Source: WAFB)

After trying and failing to quit smoking several times, Mylene Watts is celebrating a full year of not lighting up thanks to Ochsner Health System's free smoking cessation program.

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VIDEO: Teacher drumline performance goes viral Video included

Source: Westwood High School Facebook Source: Westwood High School Facebook
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Not since Nick Cannon's performance in "Drumline" have we been this wowed by a band performance.

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Uber puts self-driving cars on the road

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AAA says 63 percent of Americans are too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

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Woman sought in shooting that injured boyfriend Video included

Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB) Baton Rouge Police Department (Source: WAFB)
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Police are searching for a woman accused of shooting her boyfriend Friday morning.

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LSU hosts Texas at Alex Box Stadium this weekend

LSU will host the Texas Longhorns beginning Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

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YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers Video included

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This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chris Pierce, who went to our Facebook page to express his opinion about President Trump’s suggestion that teachers in the classroom could be armed.

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Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in 2015 crash that killed teen

Thomas Bowers (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Thomas Bowers (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A man who was scheduled to go on trial in connection with a deadly crash entered a guilty plea just before the start of jury selection, court officials said.

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President Trump cites video games, movies as factors in youth violence Video included

(Source: CNN) (Source: CNN)
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During a listening session on Thursday, President Donald Trump said children are being molded by violence seen in popular video games and movies.

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BREC eyes spot that flooded as potential new home for zoo; some not happy Video included

Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB) Airline Highway Park Fairgrounds (Source: WAFB)

The fight over whether to move BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location rages on after reports that BREC leaders have decided to move forward with a feasibility study on a location that was previously taken off the list of possible options.

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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman Video included

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

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EBR school board approves list of future projects to improve schools, build new ones Video included

School bus (Source: WAFB) School bus (Source: WAFB)

The fates of 20 schools in East Baton Rouge Parish are now in your hands.

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Teen arrested in connection with Mardi Gras shooting

A suspect in a Mardi Gras day shooting near a parade route has surrendered to police. 

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LSU warns students there won't be 'quick fix' to air conditioning problems on campus

LSU campus (Source: WAFB) LSU campus (Source: WAFB)

The LSU Emergency Operations Center sent a letter out Thursday, saying that while they are working to fix issues with air conditioning, it won't be a "quick fix."

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Diocese of Baton Rouge and priest dismissed from lawsuit over confession Video included

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media
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The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Father Jeff Bayhi have been dismissed from an 8.5-year long lawsuit to protect a priest from having to disclose possible allegations of sexual abuse against a teenage girl that he heard during confession.

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Female employee files harassment suit against Sec. of State Schedler Video included

Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB) Sec. of State Tom Schedler (Source: WAFB)
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A female employee has filed suit claiming years of sexual harassment by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler, who is currently separated from his wife, strongly denies the allegations.

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Trump administration proposes food boxes for SNAP recipients Video included

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, SNAP, might soon see their benefits cut in half and replaced with food packages.

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3-year-old critical after being hit by Baton Rouge Water vehicle on Villa Ashley Video included

One child is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Villa Ashley Drive.

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Net neutrality ends April 23

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Net neutrality bars internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to online content, or prioritizing their own.

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Ascension Parish teen shares story of suicide attempt ahead of new documentary Video included

Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB) Emma Benoit today (Source: WAFB)

An Ascension Parish teen who lived to talk about her suicide attempt is sharing her story with the world. Emma Benoit has become part of a discussion that is being built around a new documentary that aims to raise awareness and prevention.

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Some top opioid providers raise red flags Video included

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Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years.

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WANTED: Woman beats man with baseball bat, robs him Video included

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman accused of beating a man with a baseball bat. Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Jennetta Toliver, 38, is wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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