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  • Fire burns Dilg League house

    Fire burns Dilg League house

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:50:19 GMT
    (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

    Fire broke out Monday night at a Shreveport residence. 

    Fire broke out Monday night at a Shreveport residence. 

  • Police investigating triple shooting off College Drive as murder-suicide

    Police investigating triple shooting off College Drive as murder-suicide

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:07:54 GMT
    Police are responding to a deadly shooting at a home on Bunker Hill Drive. (Source: WAFB)Police are responding to a deadly shooting at a home on Bunker Hill Drive. (Source: WAFB)

    Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened behind a string of popular hotels off College Drive in Baton Rouge on Monday. 

    Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that happened behind a string of popular hotels off College Drive in Baton Rouge on Monday. 

  • Final report released in rope incident at 3topia

    Final report released in rope incident at 3topia

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:00:34 GMT
    The owner of a local business posted in a Facebook Live that a rope on his front door was tied to look like a noose. (Source: Facebook)The owner of a local business posted in a Facebook Live that a rope on his front door was tied to look like a noose. (Source: Facebook)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has released its final report after the owner of a local business reported finding rope tied as a noose on the door of his business. KPLC obtained a copy of the final report through a public records request. The Lake Charles Police Department began investigating after Darrell Bennett, the owner of 3topia, posted a Facebook Live showing a rope on the door to his business, saying he had arrived to find it hanging there and tied like a noose. The LCP...

    The Lake Charles Police Department has released its final report after the owner of a local business reported finding rope tied as a noose on the door of his business. KPLC obtained a copy of the final report through a public records request. The Lake Charles Police Department began investigating after Darrell Bennett, the owner of 3topia, posted a Facebook Live showing a rope on the door to his business, saying he had arrived to find it hanging there and tied like a noose. The LCP...

  • After Further Review: Saints updated roster projection

    After Further Review: Saints updated roster projection

    Jonathan Williams looked strong against the Cardinals. Source: Mark LaGrangeJonathan Williams looked strong against the Cardinals. Source: Mark LaGrange

    We’ve reached the midway point of preseason. Training camp is officially over though the evaluation is still on going. As we inch closer to the all important third preseason game, it looks like this roster is really starting to take shape. Here is how I see things as they head to LA. QB (3) Drew Brees Tom Savage Taysom Hill Four turnovers blinded any positive from Hill’s performance Friday. It was a tough night for him and showed why Savage is the safer pick at backup quart...

    We’ve reached the midway point of preseason. 

  • 47 dogs rescued in Allen Parish

    47 dogs rescued in Allen Parish

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:15:39 GMT
    The dogs were found in horrible condition. (Source: Humane Society of Lousiana Facebook)The dogs were found in horrible condition. (Source: Humane Society of Lousiana Facebook)

    The Humane Society of Louisiana and Allen Parish Sheriff's Office rescued 47 dogs at a residence, according to a Facebook post.  Humane Society's post says the dogs had matted hair, heartworms, dental problems, heart murmurs, ear infections, and other injuries. For example, one dog had an abscess in his mouth that created a hole in his face:    Humane Society of Louisiana The dogs were found in crates living in urine and filth, says the post. They were malnouri...

    The Humane Society of Louisiana and Allen Parish Sheriff's Office rescued 47 dogs at a residence, according to a Facebook post.  Humane Society's post says the dogs had matted hair, heartworms, dental problems, heart murmurs, ear infections, and other injuries. For example, one dog had an abscess in his mouth that created a hole in his face:    Humane Society of Louisiana The dogs were found in crates living in urine and filth, says the post. They were malnouri...

  • UPDATE: USPS. says mail is delivered daily to every address

    UPDATE: USPS. says mail is delivered daily to every address

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:57:01 GMT

    it seems as though there's always a neighborhood in the lake area complaining they are not getting their mail... This week the complaints come from off of Gauthier road. each day please and Barbara Laster walk together to the road, to check for mail.  it's partly for exercise for pleaze who has Parkinson's disease.  but some days they are waiting for something important. "We have correspondence, I'm waiting for some very important correspondence and it's just, other ...

    it seems as though there's always a neighborhood in the lake area complaining they are not getting their mail... This week the complaints come from off of Gauthier road. each day please and Barbara Laster walk together to the road, to check for mail.  it's partly for exercise for pleaze who has Parkinson's disease.  but some days they are waiting for something important. "We have correspondence, I'm waiting for some very important correspondence and it's just, other ...

  • Mcneese brings new technology with the new year

    Mcneese brings new technology with the new year

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:30:22 GMT

    McNeese students are back for the Fall semester and with a new school year came some new changes.

    McNeese students are back for the Fall semester and with a new school year came some new changes.

  • Major shakeup occurs at S&WB as 4 administrators are fired

    Major shakeup occurs at S&WB as 4 administrators are fired

    While the changes were announced, the City Council's Public Works Committee met to discuss several challenges. (FOX 8 Photo)While the changes were announced, the City Council's Public Works Committee met to discuss several challenges. (FOX 8 Photo)

    Just days after they received big pay raises, Mayor Cantrell announced that top administrators at the Sewerage and Water Board are out.

    Just days after they received big pay raises, Mayor Cantrell announced that top administrators at the Sewerage and Water Board are out.

  • BRPD announces new video release policy for officer involved incidents

    BRPD announces new video release policy for officer involved incidents

    BRPD badge (Source: WAFB)BRPD badge (Source: WAFB)

    The Baton Rouge Police Department has announced the creation of their new Critical Incident Video Release Policy.

    The Baton Rouge Police Department has announced the creation of their new Critical Incident Video Release Policy.

  • Brandon Legendre trying to ignite E.D. White offense to victories

    Brandon Legendre trying to ignite E.D. White offense to victories

    Brandon Legendre will be a senior at E.D. White. Source: FOX 8Brandon Legendre will be a senior at E.D. White. Source: FOX 8
    Brandon Legendre will be a senior at E.D. White. Source: FOX 8Brandon Legendre will be a senior at E.D. White. Source: FOX 8
    Brandon Legendre is a highlight waiting to happen every time he touches the ball for E.D. White. Legendre is entering his final year with the Cardinals, and his head coach knows he's got a special talent behind center. "Obviously you see his athletic ability, but the thing that's more impressive, he has the desire to be good. He's willing to put in the work. The things he has to do to be a good player, and that's the thing that's been really impressive. Yeah, he's fun to watch. ...
    Brandon Legendre is a highlight waiting to happen every time he touches the ball for E.D. White. Legendre is entering his final year with the Cardinals, and his head coach knows he's got a special talent behind center. "Obviously you see his athletic ability, but the thing that's more impressive, he has the desire to be good. He's willing to put in the work. The things he has to do to be a good player, and that's the thing that's been really impressive. Yeah, he's fun to watch. ...
  • DOTD secretary: 'I don't think we've ever been this close to holy grail of traffic solutions in Louisiana'

    DOTD secretary: 'I don't think we've ever been this close to holy grail of traffic solutions in Louisiana'

    Dr. Shawn Wilson (Source: WAFB)Dr. Shawn Wilson (Source: WAFB)
    Dr. Shawn Wilson (Source: WAFB)Dr. Shawn Wilson (Source: WAFB)

    Construction on the I-10 widening project through Baton Rouge could start next year.

    Construction on the I-10 widening project through Baton Rouge could start next year.

  • Friend mourns 15 year old who was shot and killed in Algiers

    Friend mourns 15 year old who was shot and killed in Algiers

    15-year-old Chance Smith (Source: Family Photo)15-year-old Chance Smith (Source: Family Photo)

    “I know his family is hurting. His mother is hurting and all of his friends,” says Jasmine Berry. Jasmine Berry says she can’t believe her friend is gone. “All I can do is cry. I felt like he was just here and now he’s gone.”

    “I know his family is hurting. His mother is hurting and all of his friends,” says Jasmine Berry. Jasmine Berry says she can’t believe her friend is gone. “All I can do is cry. I felt like he was just here and now he’s gone.”

  • Investigation underway after Angola inmate death

    Investigation underway after Angola inmate death

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:32:36 GMT
    Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)

    Possible criminal charges are pending following the death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary offender. 

    Possible criminal charges are pending following the death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary offender. 

  • $2.5 million in enhancements coming to downtown Baton Rouge

    $2.5 million in enhancements coming to downtown Baton Rouge

    Riverfront Plaza (view south from Red Stick sculpture (Source: DDD)Riverfront Plaza (view south from Red Stick sculpture (Source: DDD)
    Riverfront Plaza (view south from Red Stick sculpture (Source: DDD)Riverfront Plaza (view south from Red Stick sculpture (Source: DDD)

    The face of downtown Baton Rouge is about to change. Features like an outdoor movie screen, bike repair stations, and a new walkway from Riverfront Plaza to Town Square are just months away.

    The face of downtown Baton Rouge is about to change. Features like an outdoor movie screen, bike repair stations, and a new walkway from Riverfront Plaza to Town Square are just months away.

  • Emerge Center opens historic autism school in Baton Rouge

    Emerge Center opens historic autism school in Baton Rouge

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:47:26 GMT

    The first day of school at the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge is one for the history books in Louisiana.

    The first day of school at the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge is one for the history books in Louisiana.

  • Autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events and services in Baton Rouge

    Autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events and services in Baton Rouge

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:39:39 GMT

    Families with children who are on the autism spectrum, have intellectual and developmental disabilities or have special needs can look forward to any of these autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events happening in Baton Rouge. 

    Families with children who are on the autism spectrum, have intellectual and developmental disabilities or have special needs can look forward to any of these autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events happening in Baton Rouge. 

  • Southern University offering free course on building, sustaining urban farms

    Southern University offering free course on building, sustaining urban farms

    Southern University Agricultural Research Extension is offering a free course for community members who hope to learn more about building and sustaining urban farms.  The Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program offered by Southern is an intensive 12 session training and field-study farm tour employing sustainable agriculture practices. 

    Southern University Agricultural Research Extension is offering a free course for community members who hope to learn more about building and sustaining urban farms.  The Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program offered by Southern is an intensive 12 session training and field-study farm tour employing sustainable agriculture practices. 

  • Contraband found on visitors to Angola thanks to body scanner

    Contraband found on visitors to Angola thanks to body scanner

    Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)
    Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Source: WAFB)

    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC) says a new body scanner at Louisiana State Penitentiary is paying dividends after two visitors to the prison were arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the jail for inmates.

    The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DOC) says a new body scanner at Louisiana State Penitentiary is paying dividends after two visitors to the prison were arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the jail for inmates.

  • LSU projected to welcome biggest, most diverse freshman class ever

    LSU projected to welcome biggest, most diverse freshman class ever

    Source: lsu.eduSource: lsu.edu

    As another new semester begins at LSU, the university is projected to welcome its largest and most diverse freshman class ever.

    As another new semester begins at LSU, the university is projected to welcome its largest and most diverse freshman class ever.

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers, temps in low 90s expected this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers, temps in low 90s expected this week

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:57:56 GMT

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

    WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

  • Cantrell cleans house at S&WB

    Cantrell cleans house at S&WB

    Mayor LaToya Cantrell is holding a news conference Monday regarding management at the Sewerage and Water Board.Mayor LaToya Cantrell is holding a news conference Monday regarding management at the Sewerage and Water Board.

    According to Cantrell, she accepted the resignations of three deputy director positions. Cantrell said the resignations came at her direction through the new Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban, who will begin September 3rd. 

    According to Cantrell, she accepted the resignations of three deputy director positions. Cantrell said the resignations came at her direction through the new Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban, who will begin September 3rd. 

  • 83rd Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival coming up this Labor Day weekend

    83rd Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival coming up this Labor Day weekend

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:51:07 GMT

    Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival is scheduled to celebrate 83 years of tradition and family fun this upcoming Labor Day Weekend.

    Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival is scheduled to celebrate 83 years of tradition and family fun this upcoming Labor Day Weekend.

  • 75 new jobs with an average salary of $80K expected at new West Baton Rouge plant

    75 new jobs with an average salary of $80K expected at new West Baton Rouge plant

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:48:47 GMT

    A new reclamation facility in West Baton Rouge first announced in 2015 is expected to create more jobs for the area.

    A new reclamation facility in West Baton Rouge first announced in 2015 is expected to create more jobs for the area.

  • Mother of suspected gunman turns him over to police

    Mother of suspected gunman turns him over to police

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:44:20 GMT
    BOOKED: Randy Deshon Thomas, 25, of the 2600 block of Essex Street in Shreveport, one count of attempted second-degree murder (Source: Shreveport Police Department)BOOKED: Randy Deshon Thomas, 25, of the 2600 block of Essex Street in Shreveport, one count of attempted second-degree murder (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

    Shreveport police say one man is in custody after shooting his live-in girlfriend twice in the leg during an argument early Monday morning. Hours later, the suspect's mother turned him in to police custody

    Shreveport police say one man is in custody after shooting his live-in girlfriend twice in the leg during an argument early Monday morning. Hours later, the suspect's mother turned him in to police custody

  • Report: 19-year-old says he 'somehow' shot man more than once in CBD homicide

    Report: 19-year-old says he 'somehow' shot man more than once in CBD homicide

    Quan T. Charles was booked for second degree murder and held on $500,000 bond in connection with the Aug. 12 killing in the CBD of May Francois.  (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)Quan T. Charles was booked for second degree murder and held on $500,000 bond in connection with the Aug. 12 killing in the CBD of May Francois. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Central Business District in broad daylight. 

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Central Business District in broad daylight. 

  • Deadline approaching for free child safety seat program

    Deadline approaching for free child safety seat program

    The application deadline for a program distributing free child safety seats to needy families in Louisiana is fast-approaching. Families are encouraged to submit a separate application for each child, should they have more than one child in need. 

    The application deadline for a program distributing free child safety seats to needy families in Louisiana is fast-approaching. Families are encouraged to submit a separate application for each child, should they have more than one child in need. 

  • Less humidity, better feeling air to arrive overnight Tuesday into Wednesday

    David: Storms off and on into next week

    Passing storms are again possible on Tuesday ahead of a cool front. 

    Passing storms are again possible on Tuesday ahead of a cool front. 

  • 2 men sentenced to 20 years in death of officer's daughter

    2 men sentenced to 20 years in death of officer's daughter

    At only 20 years old, Milan Arriola should have had a lifetime of hopes and dreams ahead of her. Instead, New Orleans police said she was fatally wounded by while riding in a car in Gentilly. Source: FOX 8At only 20 years old, Milan Arriola should have had a lifetime of hopes and dreams ahead of her. Instead, New Orleans police said she was fatally wounded by while riding in a car in Gentilly. Source: FOX 8

    Two men were sentenced to 20 years for the death of a police officer's daughter back in 2015.  

    Two men were sentenced to 20 years for the death of a police officer's daughter back in 2015.  

  • Police seeking man suspected of robbing victim while armed

    Police seeking man suspected of robbing victim while armed

    This man is wanted for an alleged armed robbery (Source: BRPD)This man is wanted for an alleged armed robbery (Source: BRPD)
    This man is wanted for an alleged armed robbery (Source: BRPD)This man is wanted for an alleged armed robbery (Source: BRPD)

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is actively looking for a man they believed was involved in an armed robbery.

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is actively looking for a man they believed was involved in an armed robbery.

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  • Opening arguments made in Greg Burroughs manslaughter trial

    Opening arguments made in Greg Burroughs manslaughter trial

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:36:44 GMT
    Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)

    A jury is being selected in Franklin County for the trial of a Laurel man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

    A jury is being selected in Franklin County for the trial of a Laurel man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

  • Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Cell phone video shows home engulfed in flames in George Co. arson, burglary case

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:32:10 GMT
    Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)Damian McSherry shows cell phone video of a house fire on Stonecypher Road in Lucedale (photo source: WLOX)

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

    Neighbor Damian McSherry lives a quarter of a mile from the Chisolms. He and his wife were driving home last week when they spotted smoke in the sky. They pulled into the Chisholms' driveway to find the home engulfed in flames. Damian pulled out his cell phone and started recording.

  • Chemical leak contained in Taylorsville

    Chemical leak contained in Taylorsville

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-08-21 02:28:53 GMT
    There was a small leak of formaldehyde from a tanker at the four-way stop in Taylorsville, according to Smith County EMA Director Heather Easterling. (Photo source: pixaby)There was a small leak of formaldehyde from a tanker at the four-way stop in Taylorsville, according to Smith County EMA Director Heather Easterling. (Photo source: pixaby)

    A chemical leak in Taylorsville has been contained. 

    A chemical leak in Taylorsville has been contained. 

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