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  1. Louisiana State Police welcomes its newest K9 Trooper 'Jimmy'Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A captain at the Baton Rouge Fire Department will serve a 10 day suspension without pay for using derogatory language at the fire station. Additionally, all 610 employees at the fire department will be required to participate in a city-run diversity class.

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  2. Legislators: Rape victims left paying thousands in hospital billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every five women in the country is sexually assaulted at some point. That troubling number was the focus of the Senate Women & Children Committee on Monday at the State Capitol.

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  3. Sen. Mary Landrieu has lead in U.S. Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A poll conducted for WAFB-TV and other Raycom Media stations in Louisiana shows incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu leading the field of all candidates in the race, with 36 percent of respondents saying they plan to vote for her in next month's election. Congressman Bill Cassidy came in second with 32 percent.

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  4. Senator Peterson: 'Sex crime laws need to be stronger in Louisiana'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    State leaders are holding many agencies accountable about what they know about sexual assaults in Louisiana. The Senate Committee on women and children met Monday morning wanting to hear all the issues there are when it comes to rapes and sexual assaults in the state.

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  5. Constitutional amendments 3,10 deal with delinquent taxes, blightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    When property taxes become delinquent or a property decays into blight it can be a problem for neighbors and a headache for municipalities. It's up to the local government to sort out the owner, settle finances, or put the property up for sale if necessary.

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  6. Thieves snapping selfies on stolen phonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    As cell phone thefts become more common, law enforcement officials are noticing a new trend. Suspects are taking pictures of themselves on the stolen phones and posting them online.

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  7. New Marriott set to open in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The Windsor/Aughtry company which also built the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown plans to build a Courtyard Marriott Hotel in the heart of the area at the corner of Third and Florida. The area is currently a parking lot and used to be home to Baton Rouge's first major hotel in 1903.

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  8. One dead, one injured in 9th Ward shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    New Orleans Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured. The incident occurred Saturday, just before 11:00 p.m. in the 3300 block of Metropolitan Street.

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  9. Armed TX man arrested in lobby of Louisiana State Police buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A 29-year-old man from Cedar Hill, TX walked into Louisiana State Police Troop I in Lafayette, LA on Monday, open-carrying a Glock pistol in a leather holster, and told troopers he wanted to turn himself in, according to officials with Louisiana State Police. It happened just before 1 a.m. Troopers say Allen Norris walked through the front doors of Troop I and approached the front desk.

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  10. Investigators: Fire marshal and former investigator face lawsuit related to deadly motel fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The Louisiana state fire marshal could find himself answering tough questions in court, as he and one of his former investigators are defendants in a lawsuit. The inspector is accused of never conducting an inspection on a rundown motel, which went up in flames and left two people dead months later.

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  11. Livingston Parish educator writes children's bookRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    She wanted to write adult fiction, but it's a children's book that has a Livingston Parish teacher's name on it. Wendy Woods, who's been in education for 19 years and is the assistant principal at French Settlement Elementary, says she intended to write for adults but got stuck and put that story in a drawer.

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  12. 4 Louisiana animal shelters working to adopt out 175 animals in one dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Four animal shelters - three in the New Orleans area and one in Baton Rouge - are working together to get 175 animals adopted on one Saturday in October. Adoption fees will be $25 on Oct. 18 at Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans, the Jefferson SPCA, and the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society.

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  13. 4 SE La shelters plan Oct 18 adoption blitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Four animal shelters - three in the New Orleans area and one in Baton Rouge - are working together to get 175 animals adopted on one Saturday in October. Adoption fees will be $25 on Oct. 18 at Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans, the Jefferson SPCA, and the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society.

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  14. Judge suspends gay marriage rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A Louisiana judge's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is on hold for now. The Office of the Louisiana Attorney General filed an appeal Thursday to a ruling by District Judge Edward Rubin of Lafayette.

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  15. Stars of NCIS: New Orleans reveal what drew them to the showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The producers of NCIS: New Orleans are hoping the show will live up to all that is the NCIS franchise of shows, but also all that is New Orleans. "For whatever reasons, I never got down here," Scott Bakula said.

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  16. La. jobless rate rises even as more have jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A man convicted for the death of a baby girl will never serve time in jail and the victim's family wants answers about why this was the outcome. A man convicted for the death of a baby girl will never serve time in jail and the victim's family wants answers about why this was the outcome.

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  17. First lady introduces new class of student poetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    18, 2014, in Washington. . First lady Michelle Obama gestures during remarks before a poetry reading in the Blue Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept.

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  18. Police: Man arrested in Washington for $16k theft from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The former Director of Facilities for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was arrested in Tacoma, Washington Monday morning after being accused of stealing more than $16,000 from the center. Larry Dale Butler, 49, of New Orleans was hired as the Director of Facilities on June 2, 2014.

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  19. VIDEO: Dancing Dad surprises daughter with wedding party flash mobRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Bride-to-be Lyndsey LeBlanc is shocked when she realizes her entire wedding party is performing a dance just for her. Signs could be spotted all over the deck echoing the song's lyrics, and the groom's message: "I'm All Yours!" The entire dance was choreographed by the bride's dad, Scott LeBlanc, seen here in the American flag swim trunks.

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  20. 5 shot on busy New Orleans East streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Witnesses say that the area was very busy at the time of the shooting, with people out on the street and a nearby seafood restaurant crowded with customers. Five people were shot Monday night in New Orleans East, according to New Orleans police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson III.

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