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Jambalaya suspected in salmonella outbreak in LA

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Dozens of people may have gotten the bacteria after eating chicken and sausage jambalaya at a fundraiser earlier this month in Columbia, a town of about 400 and the Caldwell Parish seat.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Monday, October 23

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Monday, October 23.

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Post-storm sunset produces stunning scenery

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As the heavy rain, lightning and flood waters pushed out southeast Louisiana and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Sunday, the severe weather left behind a trail of undulating clouds that triggered an amazing sunset.

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Heavy rains push through central Louisiana, flooding several

Just before daybreak, heavy rain pushed their way through central Louisiana, flooding cars and trailers along Highway 10 Sunday.

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Child dies after being struck by vehicle, 1 charged Video included

Barry Laphand is charged with vehicular negligent injuring (Source: WAFB) Barry Laphand is charged with vehicular negligent injuring (Source: WAFB)
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A young girl died as a result of injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle Saturday. The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. in the 6700 block of Perimeter Drive near Glen Oaks High School. First responders say the child was not breathing when they arrived on the scene and she suffered serious bodily injury. The one-year-old girl was transported to the hospital in very critical condition and died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained. Barry Laphand, 39, was arre... More>>

Boil water advisory issued for village of Wilson Video included

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A boil advisory was issued for the village of Wilson in East Feliciana Parish Sunday morning.

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River Stages

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

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Trump tweets that 401(k) contributions 'safe' in tax plan Video included

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Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

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States to ask judge to keep health subsidies cut by Trump Video included

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State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

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Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comrades

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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65 pounds of marijuana arrive with couple's Amazon order Video included

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Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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LSU RB Guice surpasses elite company, leading Tigers to decisive 40-24 win over Ole Miss

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No. 24 LSU returns to the road for an evening matchup with Ole Miss on Saturday. Kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

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VIDEO: RB Derrius Guice post-game comments - LSU vs. Ole Miss Video included

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Hear what running back Derrius Guice had to say after the Tigers defeat Ole Miss, 40-24, in Oxford, Miss.

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VIDEO: QB Danny Etling post-game comments - LSU vs. Ole Miss Video included

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Hear what quarterback Danny Etling had to say after the Tigers defeated Ole Miss, 40-24, in Oxford, Miss. on Oct. 21, 2017.

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Long drives with strong run game and stingy defense propel Southern to 35-17 win over Jackson State Video included

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Lightning delayed kickoff for Southern vs. Jackson State on Saturday, but once the game did finally start, the Jaguars dominated most of it in a 35-17 win.

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Couple faces murder charges in 13-day-old's death Video included

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An autopsy revealed the newborn died of severe brain injury and showed multiple signs of abuse.

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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert Video included

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All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

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Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

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The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.

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Former New Roads mayor submits official resignation letter; mayor pro tem takes over as interim Video included

Former New Roads Mayor Robert Myer (Source: WAFB) Former New Roads Mayor Robert Myer (Source: WAFB)

Former New Roads Mayor Robert Myer officially handed in his letter of resignation Friday, October 20 after pleading no contest to felony charges Thursday.

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SU Innovation Center brings students, businesses under one roof Video included

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The SU Innovation Center at Southern University opened roughly a month ago and is bringing students and businesses together.

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New Roads mayor resigns from office after pleading no contest on felony charges Video included

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New Roads Mayor Robert Myer entered a plea of no contest Thursday evening on felony charges and resigned from office. Myer appeared before Judge Elizabeth Engolio at the Iberville Parish Court House in Plaquemine to enter the plea.

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Father sells heroin in maternity ward after baby's birth Video included

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The new father’s girlfriend and her mother say they didn’t know he had heroin in the room.

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Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him.

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Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

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 This will be Timberlake’s first time headlining the show since 2004, when co-headliner Janet Jackson had a notorious televised wardrobe malfunction.

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Overnight rain causes flooding, power outages as more rain heading our way

 Heavy rain has caused flooding in several locations within the WAFB viewing area.  

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Louisiana has one of the nation's highest divorce rates

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Virginia is for lovers and Louisiana is, apparently, for divorcees.

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Police arrest suspect in Old Scenic Hwy fatal shooting, make arrest in 10 car burglaries in the area Video included

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Police in Zachary has made an arrest in the fatal shooting near Old Scenic Hwy where their investigation subsequently led them to clear up 10 car burglary cases, as well.

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Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

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Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

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Saints extend their win streak to 4 games, beat Packers 26-17

Mark Ingram scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Mark Ingram scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Saints win streak rolls on to four games, beating the Packers on the road, 26-17.  Drew Brees threw for 331 yards in the contest, with one touchdown pass. Brees also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, giving the Saints a 26-17 advantage. Brees connected with Brandon Coleman on a 22-yard touchdown reception. The Saints two-headed monster of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram combined for 218 all-purpose yards. Ingram rushed for 106 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run...

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LSU A Cappella Choir's extraordinary work prompts discussion about hate crime

LSU students will perform "Considering Matthew Shepoard." The musical work examines the 1998 hate crime, which resulted in the murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard because of his sexual preference.

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Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

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Mourners are expected to pack the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman.

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Gretna PD: Lafayette St. fire claims the lives of two young girls

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The Gretna Police Department says two young girls were killed in an overnight fire in Gretna. 

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Weather possible cause of crash involving BRPD officer

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A Baton Rouge Police Officer was involved in a crash early Sunday morning and it was likely caused by the poor weather conditions. 

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Arc Baton Rouge hosts 10th annual Plane Pull fundraiser Video included

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Have you ever considered getting a group of friends together, to pull a plane?

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Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide' Video included

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they died in a 'sympathetic murder-suicide'.

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Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on Video included

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The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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VIDEO: Suspect dies after struggle with deputies in Walmart parking lot Video included

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A wanted man died after a struggle with deputies in the parking lot of a Walmart in Marksville on Friday, CBS affiliate KALB reported.

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LSU at Ole Miss: By the Numbers

LSU is looking for its third straight SEC win Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels.

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Deadline for small businesses to apply for federal aid from Aug. 2016 floods is Oct. 31

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The deadline is approaching for small businesses impacted by last year's floods to apply for interest-free, partially forgivable recovery loans. The Restore Louisiana Small Business Program, financed by federal aid dollars, won't take applications beyond Oct. 31.

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Hollydays shopping event to be held this weekend at River Center Video included

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Hollydays, a three-day holiday shopping extravaganza, will be held over the weekend at the Raising Cane's River Center.

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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

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Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released Video included

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Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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Electrical fire destroys Food Mart Z, investigators say Video included

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An electrical malfunction started a fire that destroyed a Baton Rouge store early Saturday morning, according to officials. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at Food Mart Z on North Sherwood Forest just before 5 a.m.

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Beautiful snowfall causes accidents in California mountains Video included

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A snowfall caused slippery conditions for California drivers on Friday. 

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Pelicans drop to 0-2, lose to GSW 128-120

Anthony Davis racked up 32 points, but still wasn't enough. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Anthony Davis racked up 32 points, but still wasn't enough. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Pelicans raced out to a 39-26 lead after the first quarter, but it all went downhill from there. The defending champs responded in quarters 2-4, leaving New Orleans with a 128-120 victory. For the second game in a row, Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins put up massive stat lines. Davis and Cousins combined for 70 points, each putting up 35. Klay Thompson had 33 points for the Warriors, while Steph Curry dropped 28, and Kevin Durant 22.  Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rig...

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Eight people in Louisiana arrested on multiple Medicaid Welfare Fraud charges

Eight arrests in Louisiana on multiple Medicaid welfare fraud charges. (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office) Eight arrests in Louisiana on multiple Medicaid welfare fraud charges. (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)
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The Louisiana Attorney General Office said eight people were arrested for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for Medicaid services while working other jobs. 

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Man says sunroof spontaneously shattered while driving Video included

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The man says he was driving down the interstate when he heard a pop. His sunroof had shattered.

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4-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU basketball team

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LSU's basketball team continues to improve with the addition of 4-star forward, Darius Days.

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New route announced for Southern homecoming parade that was postponed Video included

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A new route has been announced for Southern University's homecoming parade, which was rescheduled due to the possible threat of Hurricane Nate. The parade is now set to roll November 4.

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Former Saints player's foundation sponsors etiquette class at J.K. Haynes Elementary School Video included

Former Saints CB Mike McKenzie, manners instructor Carolyn Shelton, and a J.K. Haynes Elementary student at an event celebrating the end of an etiquette program sponsored by McKenzie's 34 Ways Foundation  (Source: WAFB) Former Saints CB Mike McKenzie, manners instructor Carolyn Shelton, and a J.K. Haynes Elementary student at an event celebrating the end of an etiquette program sponsored by McKenzie's 34 Ways Foundation (Source: WAFB)

Former New Orleans Saints player, Mike McKenzie, was at J.K. Haynes Charter Elementary School Friday, October 20 to congratulate 5th and 6th grade girls who finished an etiquette program sponsored by his organization.

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'You are my slave:' School ends Civil War dress-up activity

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School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its "Civil War Day" sparked conflict among students, parents and others.

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Sheriff: Body of missing platform worker recovered Video included

The platform fire has put new focus on oil and gas activity in the lake that few people knew anything about.  

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Man shot in drive-by near Scenic Highway Video included

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One man was reportedly shot Friday afternoon in a drive-by incident, officials say.

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Gov. Edwards speaks out on prison reforms about to kick in Video included

Governor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in November 1.

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