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LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots

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The 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is being commemorated with peaceful marches and calls for a better future.

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Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies Video included

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Thousands of people across the country are marking President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office by marching in protest of his environmental policies.

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Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix series

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A hacker is claiming to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom not to release the entire fifth season online.

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Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

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The City of Brotherly Love turned a boring event into an entertaining show. More>>

At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA, claims 'change' Video included

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On Day 100 in office, Trump to visit Pennsylvania to talk tough on trade, mark milestone with rally.

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Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes Video included

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A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third such flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts tests in nearby waters.

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State Rep. Marcelle and activists encourage peaceful protests following Alton Sterling decision Video included

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The atmosphere during a community rally at the Triple S Food Mart where 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot last July was one of calmness and anxiety.

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Thomas heads to sister's funeral after Celtics beat Bulls

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Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago. More>>

Watson's most popular tourist attraction is stop sign in Walmart parking lot Video included

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It's a stop sign that's creating all kinds of jokes and memes on social media, but behind all the laughter is a serious message from Ryan Chavers, who created the Watson Walmart Stop Sign Facebook page.

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Baker Police officer arrested for allegedly covering up details in shots fired investigation Video included

Sgt. Adam Wayne Procell, 28 (Source: EBRSO) Sgt. Adam Wayne Procell, 28 (Source: EBRSO)

An officer with the Baker Police Department has been arrested for allegedly withholding details in an investigation about shots that were fired at the Walmart in Baker in April.

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Tangipahoa Jail addresses failing infrastructure

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Failing infrastructure at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail has prompted local leaders to band together to resolve a problem without taking extreme measures to evacuate the prison.

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Day 3 dandies: Butt, Perine provide late-round draft value

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Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around.

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100 Black of Baton Rouge issue statement on impending federal findings on Alton Sterling case

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The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge has issued a statement on the impending federal findings in the probe of the police shooting of Alton Sterling.

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Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo Video included

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Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community and meet with its priests and seminarians before returning to Rome.

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$300,000 bathroom attracts tourists in New York Video included

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The executive director of Bryant Park Corporation said that they have created a facility that rivals even some of the finest hotels.

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Students use 2-year-old cheeseburgers to win science fair Video included

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A display of slowly aging fast food won the science fair at Notre Dame Academy in Wisconsin.

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Former LSU LB Kendell Beckwith headed to Tampa Bay Bucs Video included

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have picked former LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith in the last pick of the third round of the NFL Draft.

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Baton Rouge officials release statements with Sterling federal decision looming Video included

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (Source: WAFB) Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (Source: WAFB)
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Mayor Sharon Weston Broome says she has not received any notice about a timeline for an announcement of the federal decision in the Alton Sterling police shooting investigation. She encouraged the community to remain "vigilant."

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New app aims to curb human trafficking Video included

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It's usually police that crack down on those who participate in human trafficking, but thanks to a new app called TraffickCam, residents can now be on the front lines in the fight against the problem right from the palm of their hands.

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Saints safety Marcus Williams addresses the media

What is your reaction to being drafted by the Saints? “It’s a great feeling just hearing my name called I can’t even explain it right now with all my family around. Being able to come and be a part of that organization it’s amazing.

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Five young men arrested for reportedly breaking into school to play basketball

Derran Brumfield, 20, Cedrick Dixon, 18, Travon Givens, 19, Reginald Laclour Jr., 19, and Jalen Wheeler, 20 (Source: EBRSO) Derran Brumfield, 20, Cedrick Dixon, 18, Travon Givens, 19, Reginald Laclour Jr., 19, and Jalen Wheeler, 20 (Source: EBRSO)

Five Baton Rouge men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a school to play basketball, reports the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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LA lawmakers consider painkiller Rx limit to combat opioid epidemic Video included

State lawmakers believe they have found a way to stop the opioid epidemic at one of the sources, but not everyone is on board. 

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Judge releases convicted child rapist to care for sick mother Video included

Earl Coleman, 49 (Source: EBRSO) Earl Coleman, 49 (Source: EBRSO)

A Baton Rouge judge has allowed a man just convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl to be released from jail to care for his sick mother.

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'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair Video included

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Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long.

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Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom Video included

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The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place Saturday night without its traditional star.

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Saints draft Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad in the 6th round Video included

The New Orleans Saints have selected Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad with their last pick of the draft. 

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Leonard Fournette drafted in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars Video included

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted former LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the 4th pick of the first round.

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N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes Video included

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China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

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Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals

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Kevin King's extra-long stay at the NFL draft turned out to be a short stint. More>>

Former LSU LB Duke Riley has been picked by the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have picked former LSU linebacker Duke Riley in the third round of the NFL Draft.

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Ethan Pocic drafted by Seattle Seahawks in 2nd round

Former LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic has been picked by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Three weeks in, fate of tax reform efforts at La. Capitol unclear Video included

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After three weeks of meetings, the fate of the 2017 legislative session is still a head-scratcher. Last year, lawmakers repeatedly called for tax reform during this year's session, but so far there's little to show for it.

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FEMA awards $1.4M in grants to EBRSO to replace flood-damaged equipment

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On Friday, April 28, Congressman Cedric Richmond announced the availability of just over $1.4 million in federal funding to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

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Whitney acquires First NBC Bank

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Hancock Holding Company announced Friday that its banking subsidiary, Whitney Bank, has acquired some assets and liabilities of First NBC from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

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Power of 9: Volunteer, Linda Dawkins, honored for her generosity Video included

Linda Dawkins (Source: WAFB) Linda Dawkins (Source: WAFB)

Dawkins is retired after a long career as a state worker. As she continues to lift boxes into their truck, she says, "I've been on both sides of the volunteer program. I've been a volunteer and I've depended on volunteers. We can't do it without volunteers! It's just fun, and you meet a lot of really good people. You meet a lot of generous people."

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Victim killed after being ejected from 18-wheeler in wreck on LA 37 identified

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One person is dead and another was taken to the hospital after an 18-wheeler overturned Friday morning, according to Louisiana State Police.

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Blood drive held for BRPD officer injured in wreck Video included

Officer Rickey Faust (Source: YouCaring) Officer Rickey Faust (Source: YouCaring)
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On Friday, Baton Rouge police officers came together to help a brother in blue recover after a tragic accident.

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Volunteers help retired U.S. Army veteran rebuild following August flood Video included

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National Rebuild Day meant tremendous progress for some local homeowners who flooded last August. 

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Identity of woman found in Bayou Lafourche released, foul play not suspected Video included

Deputies are investigating the suspicious death of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found near the roadway at the Ascension/Assumption Parish line Thursday afternoon.

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Victim dies nearly a week after getting shot, officials say

Wayne Drive near Mohican Street (Source: WAFB) Wayne Drive near Mohican Street (Source: WAFB)
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A man who was shot nearly a week ago has died. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office reported Lorenzo Dixon, 32, of Baton Rouge, died Friday morning.

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Alton Sterling federal probe: Possible decisions explained

Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook) Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook)

The federal criminal probe into the police shooting of Alton Sterling involves many layers but, in the end, the result of the probe will likely be confined to answering only one question: whether the officers involved will or will not face any federal criminal charges. 

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Report: Monuments won't come down during Jazz Fest

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But the city's promised take down of the statues could begin next week with Jefferson Davis in Mid-City.

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Saturday, April 29 is election day for several parishes Video included

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Several parishes will head to the polls Saturday for Spring elections.

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Federal decision in Sterling shooting expected in coming days Video included

Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook) Alton Sterling (Source: Facebook)

The federal decision in the Alton Sterling police shooting case could be imminent, according to several sources close to the initial investigation. 

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$1 sub returns at Jimmy John's on May 2 for Customer Appreciation Day

New Jimmy John's location on Essen Ln. (Source: Jimmy John's) New Jimmy John's location on Essen Ln. (Source: Jimmy John's)

Fast food isn't always the cheapest option for a meal, but on Tuesday, May 2, it certainly will be.  

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LSU safety Jamal Adams headed to New York Jets Video included

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With the 6th pick of the first round, the New York Jets have picked former LSU safety Jamal Adams.

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LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White drafted by the Buffalo Bills Video included

The Buffalo Bills have drafted former LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White with the 27th pick of the first round.

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Saints take cornerback Marshon Lattimore 11th overall in NFL draft Video included

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The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft as they aim to shore up a pass defense that ranked last in the NFL last season.

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VIDEO: Nick Saban at NFL Draft Video included

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Jacques Doucet ran into Alabama head coach Nick Saban and was able to get a few comments from the former head coach of the LSU Tigers.

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Livingston Parish firefighter rescues baby duck from storm drain Video included

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A firefighter with Livingston Parish District #5 rescued a duckling from a storm drain Thursday afternoon.

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The Investigators: School bus safety Video included

Imagine your child riding home on a school bus when it gets into an accident. Then the bus driver leaves the scene. The Baton Rouge Police Department handled such a situation a few weeks ago. 

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