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  1. Prosecutors recommend no more jail time for ex-congressmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Federal prosecutors are recommending that a former Louisiana congressman serve no more jail time now that many of the convictions against him have been overturned. William Jefferson, 70, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, has served more than five years in a federal prison after being convicted on bribery charges.

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  2. Opioid addictions drive increase in NAS babies in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    "It's a public health problem - it's not just one mom and one baby," said Dr. Brian Barkemeyer, a neonatologist with LSU Health and Children's Hospital. "When the babies have been exposed on a regular basis inside the womb quite often they come out and they're addicted at birth" said Barkemeyer.

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  3. The Latest: Louisiana man freed after rape conviction tossedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The Louisian... . CORRECTS SOURCE TO INNOCENCE PROJECT NEW ORLEANS FROM THE INNOCENCE PROJECT AND UPDATES CAPTION- FILE - This 1999 file image scanned from a contact sheet provided by the Innocence Project New Orleans shows Wilbert Jo... .

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  4. Lawyer: Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Jones, who has spent nearly 50 years in prison, could be freed ... . Family members of Wilbert Jones exit state district court in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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  5. Louisiana man convicted of 1971 rape to be freed from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Jones, who has spent nearly 50 years in prison, could be freed ... . Wajeedah Jones, niece of Wilbert Jones, reaches to wipe away tears from Wilbert's sister-in-law, Wilda Jones, as family members and attorneys speak on the steps of state district court in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2... .

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  6. Late Fats Domino mined New Orleans roots in pioneering musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Domino, the amiable rock 'n... . En esta foto del 9 de noviembre del 2007, el icono musical Fats Domino toca en el programa "Today" de la NBC en Nueva York.

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  7. Fats Domino dies at 89; gave rock music a New Orleans flavorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood.

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  8. Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock 'n' rollRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music even as it honored the grand, good-humored tradi... . FILE - In this April 24, 2003 file photo, Fats Domino performs on the opening day of the 34th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

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  9. Fats Domino, New Orleans rock 'n' roll pioneer, dies at 89Read the original story

    Oct 25, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes early Tuesday.

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  10. Fats Domino, rock 'n' roll pioneer has died at age 89Read the original story

    Oct 25, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died of natural causes at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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  11. Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memoriesRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico begin to recover from this year's hurricanes.

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  12. New Orleans chief: Officer killed during struggleRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A New Orleans police officer was fatally shot Friday during a struggle after he and his patrol team left their cars to investigate something suspicious shortly after midnight. Other officers returned fire, wounding a suspect who eventually surrendered to a SWAT team, police said.

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  13. New Orleans chief praises officers for negotiated surrenderRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    A New Orleans police officer was fatally shot on Friday, ambushed as he and his patrol team left their cars to investigate something suspicious shortly after midnight. Other officers returned fire, wounding a suspect who eventually surrendered to a SWAT team, police said.

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  14. US Gulf Coast swings into hurricane prep mode ahead of NateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Scottie Lopez, left, and Glenn Greco, both from Delacroix Island, tie up their boats before the Caernarvon floodgate closes in St. Bernard Parish in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate in Caernarvon,... . The Caernarvon floodgate closes in St. Bernard Parish before the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate in Caernarvon, La., Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

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  15. US Gulf Coast braces for fast-approaching Hurricane NateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Map tracks the forecast and positioning outlook for Hurricane Nate; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; . Brenda Kent jumps on her boat as she and her husband leave the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 to take the boat up river in advance of Tropical Storm Nate.

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  16. Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weatherRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    Gulf Coast residents are bracing for a blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as Tropical Storm Nate threatens to reach hurricane strength before a weekend landfall. The National Hurricane Center on Friday issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi and Alabama coasts.

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  17. Nate aims at New Orleans: Will pumps to drain the city work?Read the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work? "That's now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans," said Devin Shearman, a manager at Katie's restaurant and lounge, which flooded during an unexpected rainstorm Aug. 5. It was one of two flash floods this past summer that led to revelations about personnel and equipment problems at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, the agency that runs the pumping system that drains the city. Some pumps weren't working.

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  18. Nate aims at New Orleans amid worries about drainage systemRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    When Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work? "That's now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans," said Devin Shearman, a manager at Katie's restaurant and lounge, which flooded during an unexpected rainstorm Aug. 5. It was one of two flash floods this past summer that led to revelations about personnel and equipment problems at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, the agency that runs the pumping system that drains the city. Some pumps weren't working.

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  19. Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the AtlanticRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and now Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears... .

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  20. New $10M addiction treatment center opening in Abita SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The new facility, called Longbranch Recovery Center, is set to open in December and will mark the largest investment in addiction treatment ever made in the State of Louisiana. "There is just a huge need for addiction treatment in Louisiana.

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