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Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse Video included

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A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

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Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video Video included

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

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Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media) Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)
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Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

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Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure Video included

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A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape.

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World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN) Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)
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The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.

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An officer, a pilot and Jim Morrison: some notable posthumous pardons

President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump) President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
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President Donald Trump could soon take the rare step of granting a posthumous pardon. Here’s a look at some other times that’s happened in the U.S.

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Despite denials, lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief

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In spite of denials, EPA chief Scott Pruitt did meet in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where he was living.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Low risk for severe weather

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

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The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library Video included

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Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

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Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

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President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

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Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court Video included

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A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. More>>

Woman loses home at auction to former attorney Video included

Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN) Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)
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Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

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Sunday is National Jelly Bean Day Video included

Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day. (Source: Pixabay) Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day. (Source: Pixabay)
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Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day.

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Apple unveils iPhone-disassembling robot in time for Earth Day Video included

To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones. (Source: Apple Inc./CNN) To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones. (Source: Apple Inc./CNN)
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To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones.

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'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

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Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

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Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game Video included

Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB) Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)
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The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

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LSU finishes 4th with highest-ever program score in down to the wire Super Six final

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They don't come much closer than that.

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Educator, coach honored for 43 years of perfect attendance Video included

Educator Harvey Adger Educator Harvey Adger

Can you imagine going 15 years without a missing a day of work? What about 20 years? What about not missing a day of class?

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LSU softball shuts down late rally by Texas A&M to win

Amanda Doyle led the offense with two doubles and an RBI. (Source: LSUsports.net) Amanda Doyle led the offense with two doubles and an RBI. (Source: LSUsports.net)
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The LSU softball team came out on top in game two of the series against Texas A&M.

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Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching' Video included

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Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

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Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

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A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'.

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Pelicans sweep Blazers; franchise wins first playoff series in 10 years Video included

The Pelicans registered their first playoff series victory since 2008. Source: Nola.com The Pelicans registered their first playoff series victory since 2008. Source: Nola.com

For the first time since 2008, the Pelicans registered a playoff series victory, sweeping Portland in the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans 131-123 triumph, delivered New Orleans a 4-0 series win. The 131 points scored by the Pels is a playoff franchise record. Ten years ago, the then Hornets defeated the Mavericks in five games. The 2008 squad lost in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Antonio Spurs Anthony Davis racked up a game-high 47 points in the contest, a Pelican...

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One injured in shooting on O'neal Lane Video included

A viewer-submitted photo from the scene in the 3100 block of O'Neal Lane A viewer-submitted photo from the scene in the 3100 block of O'Neal Lane
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Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday evening.

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LSU Baseball falls in game two, 11-4

Nick Coomes hits a three-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss (Source: Gus Stark) Nick Coomes hits a three-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss (Source: Gus Stark)
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The LSU baseball team fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 11-4

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Delta passenger fined $500 for apple Video included

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Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

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Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

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Police in Louisiana say a woman is accused of break-in, eating homeowner's Cheetos while taking a bath.

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Couple arrested in crash that killed 5-year-old girl Video included

Joey Gaudet and Angela Gaudet were arrested in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell (Source: LSP) Joey Gaudet and Angela Gaudet were arrested in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell (Source: LSP)

A Gonzales couple has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell.

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Chase that crossed two parishes ends with man’s arrest

A police chase that spanned two parishes ended with the arrest of a 32-year-old man. 

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Teens beat, carjack pregnant elementary school teacher Video included

Police Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage. Police Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage.
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Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage.

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Man dies after trying to cross Interstate on foot following crash Video included

A 24-year-old man died because he tried to run across interstate after he crashed his car.  

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Mother says recalled eggs made son sick Video included

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There's a batch of eggs under recall for a dangerous bacteria and at least one family in the Baton Rouge area says it was affected. Chances are some of those eggs might be in your fridge.

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Third Street Songwriter's Festival 2018 lineup

The Third Street Songwriter’s Festival is an annual event in downtown Baton Rouge. 

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Baton Rouge hairstylist recalls visit from Barbara Bush Video included

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As people around the nation say their final farewell to former First Lady Barbara Bush, one man in Baton Rouge is holding fast to a very special time he spent with her back in 1992.

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Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II Video included

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Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

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Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

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Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Sunday, April 22

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Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media) The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

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FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident Video included

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The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems. More>>

Volunteers partner with Keep BR Beautiful to pick up litter Video included

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Unless you're looking really closely, it would be hard to spot pieces of trash along Dalrymple Drive or floating in the lake nearby, but make no mistake volunteers said it’s there.

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Highland Road Park Observatory celebrates International Astronomy Day

The Highland Road Park Observatory hosts the twelfth consecutive premiere astronomy event of the year for this region. International Astronomy Day will take place on Saturday 21 April from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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SLIDESHOW: Atomic Pop Shop celebrates Record Store Day

SLIDESHOW: Atomic Pop Shop celebrates Record Store Day

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People lined up early Saturday morning to help a local record store owner celebrate her last Record Store Day in Baton Rouge. 

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SLIDESHOW: Live After Five in downtown Baton Rouge Video included

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Festival season is upon us and Live After Five, Baton Rouge’s free weekly concert series, kicks off spring 2018 with Wayne Toups.

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Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home, took nap

Police said a stalker broke into the New York City townhouse of Taylor Swift, seen here performing at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Police said a stalker broke into the New York City townhouse of Taylor Swift, seen here performing at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap.

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Man accused of luring elementary students with candy in Virginia Video included

Schools in Norfolk, VA, are warning parents about a person in a van trying to lure kids. (Source: WTKR/CNN) Schools in Norfolk, VA, are warning parents about a person in a van trying to lure kids. (Source: WTKR/CNN)
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Schools in Norfolk, VA, are warning parents about a person in a van trying to lure kids.

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In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action Video included

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Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

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Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

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Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. More>>

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement Video included

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President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants Video included

Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN) Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)
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A judge accused of "aggressive and tyrannical" behavior has stepped down from the bench.

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

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US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.

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Report: Sessions might quit if Rosenstein is fired

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Source: CNN/Pool) Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Source: CNN/Pool)
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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ICE jet makes emergency landing in Alexandria

(Source: KALB-TV) (Source: KALB-TV)
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A U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement aircraft carrying over 100 people was forced to make an emergency landing in Alexandria on Friday afternoon. 

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1 student injured in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody Video included

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One student was injured in a school shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL. Police say the shooter is another student.

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Man pleads guilty to cruelty charges in baby's death, receives 30-year sentence Video included

Larry Leflore (Source: WAFB) Larry Leflore (Source: WAFB)
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The man charged with murder in the beating death of an 11-month-old girl pleaded guilty to cruelty charges Friday, court officials said.

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Two arrested for card skimmers found on gas pumps in Albany Video included

Yasmel Alvarez-Rangel and Claudia Cruz-Torres (source: LPSO) Yasmel Alvarez-Rangel and Claudia Cruz-Torres (source: LPSO)

Officials with Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office confirm two individuals were arrested in connection with card skimming devices discovered at an Kangaroo Express gas station located in Albany. 

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Engineers find additional problems at new library under construction Video included

Downtown Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB) Downtown Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
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The mayor's office said the architecture company constructing a new library in downtown Baton Rouge has completed the initial repairs on two steel beams, but additional problems have been found.

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Teen shot multiple times; shooter throws explosive device into house Video included

ATF is on the scene where a 16-year-old was reportedly shot (Source: WAFB) ATF is on the scene where a 16-year-old was reportedly shot (Source: WAFB)
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There are still many unanswered questions after an attack on a family that left a teenager badly wounded in Baton Rouge early Friday morning.

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REPORT: Perkins Rowe set to offer permanent spaces for pop-up shops

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Perkins Rowe has announced it will soon offer two permanent spaces for pop-up shops, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report.

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CDC warns: Do not eat any romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ

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The E. coli outbreak previously was confined to 11 states and applied primarily to bagged lettuce.

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Accused killer grandma gambled at Louisiana casino Video included

Louis Riess (Source: CNN) Louis Riess (Source: CNN)

The woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman who resembled her in order to assume a new identity, stopped at a Louisiana casino earlier this month.

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