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9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck Video included

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Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

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Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

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Spieth closes with flourish to win British Open, his third major championship.

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White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

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Trump, GOP-led Congress on a possible collision course over a Russia sanctions package that demands Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties to be leveled against Moscow.

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Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets Video included

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One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

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Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

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The Senate will move forward with a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it.

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VIDEO: Home surveillance catches alleged thief in the act Video included

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Take a look at this surveillance video taken from a home in the Villa Del Rey subdivision in Baton Rouge on Friday evening.

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61-year-old man found dead from gunshot wound, identified Video included

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A 61-year-old man was found dead Sunday afternoon in Livingston Parish.

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Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats Video included

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Activists supporting the baby's parents will gather Sunday outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume Monday with new medical evidence expected.

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4 injured in shooting on Avenue H Video included

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Four people were injured in a shooting Sunday evening.

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BR Team wins International Poetry Slam Video included

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Young Baton Rouge poets are bringing home some hardware after a competition in San Francisco.

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Louisiana attorney general warns of tobacco settlement scam Video included

Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB) Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)
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Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies.

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Man on parole for life sentence arrested after opening fire while riding bike, shooting in front officers

George Tate, Jr., 54 (Source: EBRSO) George Tate, Jr., 54 (Source: EBRSO)
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A  Baton Rouge man, who was out on parole for an aggravated rape conviction with a life sentence, opened fire while riding his bicycle through a neighborhood.

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NOPD: Suspect attempts to rob restaurant through drive-thru window

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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a fast food restaurant early Sunday morning. 

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Brandon Bass holds annual ‘Reach Back Week’ basketball camp

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A Capitol High School alum, LSU great, and NBA veteran held his annual basketball camp in the capital area.

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Police dog bites toddler during search of home Video included

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The toddler had to get six stitches on her back where the dog bit her.

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Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction Video included

Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN) Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)
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The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

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Hundreds get free school supplies at community event Video included

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A couple of weeks shy of the new school year, with prices rising rather than falling, community leaders such as Representative C. Denise Marcelle and Metro Councilman LaMont Cole, and organizations like The CEO Mind Foundation, partnered to "Pack the Sack" and help lighten the load for parents with multiple school supply lists.

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State flag debate will likely reach a boiling point in Biloxi

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The next seven days, issues such as the state flag, and race relations will be debated in Biloxi. 

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After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home Video included

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The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist while owner Keith Mills was on vacation.. As the law stands, because the renters refuse to leave, Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

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Therapy dogs earn diplomas at graduation Video included

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It's graduation day for therapy dogs and their handlers. A dozen pet partners donned caps and gowns for this graduation ceremony. 

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'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 71

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John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

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Driver killed in single vehicle crash in Houma

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Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal single vehicle crash in Houma early Saturday morning. 

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Woman stabs sleeping victim multiple times in head, neck Video included

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A New Mexico woman was arrested after she repeatedly stabbed a victim that was asleep.

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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world' Video included

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President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

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Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots Video included

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

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Ranking the Saints: Players 5 to 1 Video included

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The final five players on our Saints Countdown are here but unfortunately for the franchise, injury questions loom large over the beginning of the list.

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Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up Video included

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As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

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Ponchatoula Police arrest escapee, sex offender from Washington Video included

James Dean Duncan, 30 (Source: Ponchatoula Police Department) James Dean Duncan, 30 (Source: Ponchatoula Police Department)
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A man wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections was arrested in Ponchatoula, according to a release.

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Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

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Chester Bennington died by hanging, Los Angeles County coroner confirms. More>>

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

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Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators.

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Brooklyn man arrested for using counterfeit cash in Mall of Louisiana

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Authorities have a man behind bars who they say used counterfeit money in the Mall of Louisiana to purchase items from Victoria’s Secret.

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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

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Sears will begin selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa. More>>

Jets sign top draft pick S Jamal Adams of LSU

Jamal Adams (Source: WAFB) Jamal Adams (Source: WAFB)
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 The New York Jets on Friday signed safety Jamal Adams of LSU, the sixth overall pick in the draft. Adams gets a four-year deal worth about $22 million.

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Application period starts Wednesday for farm flood grants

Farmers who lost at least $10,000 to last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday.

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Back-to-school events, supply drives Video included

The first day of school is right around the corner and many organizations are holding back-to-school events and supply drives to get everyone ready. 

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Inside story of how stunning firing of Panthers GM Dave Gettleman unfolded

Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, left, shown driving general manager Dave Gettleman in a golf cart at a 2015 practice, once saw eye-to-eye with Gettleman on many major decisions. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer) Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, left, shown driving general manager Dave Gettleman in a golf cart at a 2015 practice, once saw eye-to-eye with Gettleman on many major decisions. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)
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When Dave Gettleman returned to Bank of America Stadium on Monday following his annual summer vacation to Cape Cod, he had a lot on his mind.

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149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival Video included

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Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

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Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Man drives 112 mph trying to do a Snapchat Video included

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Police said they pulled Malon Neal over Tuesday night after clocking him going 112 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer Video included

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions. More>>

Jury finds man guilty of raping woman in Garden District home Video included

22-year-old Thairie Robinson (Source: EBRSO) 22-year-old Thairie Robinson (Source: EBRSO)

A week-long trial ended Friday afternoon when a jury unanimously found Thairie Robinson guilty of first degree rape.

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Video captures brave Starbucks customer taking on knife-wielding robber Video included

A customer and a robber are locked in an angry embrace at a Starbucks in California on Thursday. (Source: KFSN/Fresno Police Dept./CNN) A customer and a robber are locked in an angry embrace at a Starbucks in California on Thursday. (Source: KFSN/Fresno Police Dept./CNN)
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Ryan Flores walked in to a Starbucks with a knife and toy gun demanding money from a barista. That's when Cragg Jerri saw what was happening, picked up a metal chair and hit Flores in the back.  

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Burger King employee charged with armed robbery, kidnapping manager Video included

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A Shreveport man is in custody, accused of robbing of a Bossier City fast food restaurant and kidnapping a co-worker.

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STPSO: Woman whose body was found in Lacombe-area house fire had gunshot wound Video included

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Lacombe-area woman after an autopsy revealed her death was not caused by the fire that engulfed her home late last week. 

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La. unemployment rate hits 3-year low; still one of the highest nationwide Video included

Louisiana’s unemployment rate has hit a three-year low, though still ranks as one of the highest nationwide.

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MISSING VETERAN: Livingston Parish officials searching for missing woman Video included

Christy Mann, 48 (Source: LPSO) Christy Mann, 48 (Source: LPSO)

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a missing veteran.

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SU Board of Supervisors upholds termination of Dr. Dumas Video included

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At a meeting Friday, the Southern University Board of Supervisors decided to uphold the termination of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Brandon Dumas.

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Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency Video included

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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2 charged with human trafficking after Shreveport massage parlor raid Video included

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Authorities confirm that 2 people have been arrested in Shreveport after a raid at a Shreveport massage parlor in connection with a multi-state human trafficking investigation. 

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Man found shot to death in vehicle on N Sherwood Forest identified Video included

Police are investigating a fatal shooting on N Sherwood Forest Dr.

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42-year-old woman killed in hit and run during early morning hours Friday

Baton Rouge Police Department traffic homicide detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run that left a 42-year-old woman dead.

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Sen. Kennedy pushes for funding for Comite Diversion Canal project in DC Video included

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy is making the push for the Comite Diversion Canal in Washington, D.C.

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Half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation, study says Video included

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Automation and offshoring threaten Americans jobs, and low-skill workers are especially vulnerable.

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Zurik: State Police commissioner resigns after FOX 8 investigation Video included

Our investigation found Calvin Braxton threatened a state trooper who arrested his daughter for a DWI in 2015 and had the executive director of the commission fix traffic tickets.

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EBR puts litterbugs on notice Video included

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City-parish leaders are putting litterbugs on notice. They report the problem has gotten so bad, drainage crews are struggling to keep up.

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O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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Vendors submit applications to become medical marijuana cultivator at Southern University

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Seven different vendors have submitted applications to potentially become the medical marijuana cultivator at Southern University.

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ROAD CLOSURE: Part of 190 to be closed over the weekend for railroad repairs Video included

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US 190 (Airline Hwy.) will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21 for railroad repairs.

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Livonia PD seeking man accused of trying to cash fraudulent payroll checks

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The Livonia Police Department is currently seeking the public's help identifying a man they say tried to cash fraudulent payroll checks.

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A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

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Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.

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