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 2021-10-14 19:28 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA to offer financial assistance for reburials...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hurricane Ida's winds caused damage to cemeteries across the southeastern portion of the state and now FEMA may be offering financial assistance for reburials. Eligibility for this type of FEMA assistance: The damage...

 2021-10-13 19:19 

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FEMA-related scams to look out for...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana residents are being urged to look out for several common FEMA-related scams. A few scams circulating areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida include people posing as FEMA representatives or contractors, asking resid...

 2021-10-12 22:08 

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President meets with G20 leaders to discuss evacuation and counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan...

The Pentagon says since Aug. 31, 129 U.S. citizens, 115 lawful permanent residents, and a couple thousand additional individuals have safely departed Afghanistan....

 2021-10-12 10:58 

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Coroner to hold press conference on Gabby Petito autopsy on Tuesday...

Leaders with the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Sept. 19 human remains were found near Grand Teton National Park and matched the description of the missing 22-year-old North Port woman. An FBI spokesperson noted that full forensic identifica...

 2021-10-11 18:24 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

'Tragedy, loss and hope': Navy Vet seeks tranquility after serving two tours in Afghanistan...

Doug Vanderlip was devastated by America's chaotic exit dismantling the hard work over 20 years of presence in Afghanistan....

 2021-10-08 22:33 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA to give Louisiana over $37 million in relief aid for 2020 hurricanes...

WASHINGTON, La (BRPROUD) U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced that FEMA will give Louisiana over $37 million in grant money for hurricane relief from Laura and Zeta, which hit the state in 2020. "This is crucial help Louisiana needs to fully bounce back f...

 2021-10-08 16:40 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Local sheriff's office suggests residents remain vigilant after update on scam FEMA agent...

PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) Anyone who took a look at the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Facebook page on Thursday was greeted with this message: It has been brought to our attention that someone was approached at their house identifying themselves a...

 2021-10-07 20:52 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Meet the Candidate: Luke Mixon for US Senate...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) Senator John Kennedy now has a challenger for his seat in the U.S. Senate. Democrat Luke Mixon is taking on the incumbent in his race for office. "Our infrastructure is crumbling, our education is suffering, healthcare costs...

 2021-10-06 01:55 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA asks residents to be on high alert after multiple reports of scams...

FEMA officials want those impacted by Hurricane Ida to be on high alert for scammers....

 2021-10-05 22:57 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA questioned on hurricane recovery, pushes for infrastructure bill...

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) FEMA testified in front of Congress on Tuesday about Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. Administrator Deanne Criswell pushed for investments in storm damage mitigation efforts which could be paid for through some of the major infras...

 2021-10-05 21:27 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

West Feliciana Parish deputies warn of potential scam involving woman posing as FEMA representative...

WEST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office (WFPSO) is warning residents of a potential scam involving a woman suspected of posing as a FEMA representative. WFPSO said the woman claims to be a FEMA represent...

 2021-10-05 16:11 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Louisiana native and Navy veteran to challenge Kennedy for Senate seat...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) A Louisiana native and Navy veteran is launching his bid to challenge Sen. John Kennedy in the 2022 election. Luke Mixon, a 42-year-old Democrat, is a native of Avoyelles Parish and a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy. In ...

 2021-10-04 20:51 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Gov. Edwards announces temporary sheltering program option to families affected by Hurricane Ida...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state of Louisiana, along with the Governor's Office Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is opening the Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program, which will provide temporary housin...

 2021-10-04 13:55 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Local sheriff's office warning residents to watch out for alleged FEMA employee named "Larry"...

PIERRE PART, La. (BRPROUD) The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for "Larry." The sheriff's office stated that they "are receiving complaint's relative to an individual representing himsel...

 2021-10-01 19:50 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Temporary sheltering, housing solutions in the works for residents hardest hit by Hurricane Ida...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — As Louisianans continue toward hurricane recovery, the state is working with FEMA to establish temporary housing solutions for survivors. Solutions include a non-congregate sheltering program such as travel trailers. Acc...

 2021-09-30 22:00 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

National Flood Insurance Program extended, senators fight rate increases...

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) — Congress passed legislation to keep the federal government funded in the short term and the package included extending the National Flood Insurance Program. Senators are still pushing to delay FEMA's newest rate incre...

 2021-09-29 13:23 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Military leaders face tough questions from senators on Afghanistan withdrawal...

Top officials with the U.S military were in the hot seat as senators questioned them about the withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-29 12:40 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

IRS issues warning as next batch of Child Tax Credit Payments are set to go out next month...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) The IRS is half way through distributing Child Tax Credit Payments this year. The third batch of payments went out of September 15. Those payments did not go out without a hitch. So when are the next Child Tax Credit Payments sc...

 2021-09-28 22:43 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

School districts press legislators for financial help as they recover from Ida and Laura...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — School districts in the bayou parishes are working to get students back in the classroom, but they need money from the state and FEMA to start rolling in. Superintendents in school districts in both southwest and southea...

 2021-09-28 14:04 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Homicides up nearly 30% in 2020, biggest 1-year jump ever, FBI says...

Homicides in the U.S. in 2020 increased nearly 30% over the previous year, the largest one-year jump since the FBI began keeping records, according to figures released Monday by the agency....

 2021-09-27 20:37 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Livingston Parish waterways to reopen Tuesday...

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — All Livingston Parish waterways are reopening to traffic at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Parish President Layton Ricks and the Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness warn re...

 2021-09-27 14:54 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Missing toddler's remains found in Mississippi, bond set for suspect charged in disappearance...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) The body of two-year-old Naveah Allen, first reported missing on Friday, was found Sunday in Mississippi. An autopsy will be performed and will determine the cause of death. BRPD confirmed the body with the FBI, Hancock County S...

 2021-09-25 14:51 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA federal aid increases following Biden's approval for Louisiana...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Saturday, Sept. 25 that United States President Joe Biden approved his request for 15 more days of federal funding following Hurricanes Laura and Ida. "I am grateful to Pres. Biden and his admi...

 2021-09-24 21:28 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Ascension Parish second mosquito aerial spray begins Saturday morning...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Ascension Parish will have an aerial mosquito spray Saturday, Sept. 25 depending on the weather. Ascension Parish Mosquito Control has partnered with the State of Louisiana, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA, and Ve...

 2021-09-24 20:57 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Mississippi session requested on medical marijuana proposal...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislative leaders said Friday that they are asking Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the House and Senate into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and approve financial help for hospitals. They ...

 2021-09-24 14:21 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Passenger on JetBlue flight tried to storm cockpit, choke flight attendant with necktie, FBI says...

A passenger on a JetBlue flight is facing federal charges after allegedly choking a flight attendant and trying to enter the cockpit on a recent flight, according to an FBI affidavit....

 2021-09-24 14:11 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Brian Laundrie manhunt: Search picks up at Carlton Reserve after FBI issues arrest warrant for Gabby Petito's fianc...

An arrest warrant is issued for Brian Laundrie, the fianc of Gabby Petito, but the warrant is not connected to what happened to Gabby, rather what happened after her death....

 2021-09-24 10:50 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Action that Brian Laundrie is accused of making during Gabby Petito disappearance led to FBI arrest warrant...

This is what we know about the charge behind the warrant for Brian Laundrie...

 2021-09-23 22:39 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie in connection with Gabby Petito investigation...

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Laundrie in connection with the ongoing investigation into the disappearance and death of Gabby Petito, the FBI said Thursday....

 2021-09-23 22:27 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Gabby Petito investigation: Arrest warrant issued for missing Brian Laundrie...

Law enforcement officials issued an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie, days after he went missing and the body of Gabby Petitio was found, FBI officials said Thursday. The FBI urged people with information to come forward. Laundrie, without authorization,...

 2021-09-23 22:22 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

St. John the Baptist Parish lifts all water boil advisories, curfew still in place...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) St. John the Baptist Parish has announced an update on Thursday, Sept. 23 on the water and sewage systems, power restorations and where FEMA mobile unit locations will be for the weekend. All water boil advisories are now lifted ...

 2021-09-22 19:42 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

How FEMA can help you with moving expenses...

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — If you're in the process of moving or placing personal items in storage due to extensive hurricane damage to your home, then FEMA may be able to assist you in covering the costs. Where to start The very first step to...

 2021-09-22 14:56 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Newsfeed Now: FBI IDs Gabby Petito's body, rules death a homicide; Lawmakers clash over plan to prevent government shutdown...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-09-22 02:36 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA representatives go door-to-door in East Baton Rouge Parish...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are going door-to-door in Baton Rouge to get residents impacted by Ida registered for assistance. "Some of these people may have transportation problems get...

 2021-09-21 10:09 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Where is Brian Laundrie? Timeline of FBI search for Gabby Petito's boyfriend...

The search is still on for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby Petito....

 2021-09-20 18:34 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

LAD to coordinate with FEMA to provide aid to deaf community impacted by Hurricane Ida...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana Association of the Deaf (LAD) will be traveling to the New Orleans area on Sept. 24 to bring some relief and provide emergency assistance to those within the deaf community who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida. Fede...

 2021-09-20 14:28 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

LIVE: FBI, police swarm Brian Laundrie's family home to execute search warrant related to Gabby Petito investigation...

Law enforcement agencies swarmed the home of Brian Laundrie...

 2021-09-20 12:21 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

'She touched the world': Families release statements after body believed to be Gabby Petito found...

After FBI Denver confirmed that remains consistent with 22-year-old Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito...

 2021-09-20 10:10 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Teams to pick up search for Brian Laundrie on Monday...

The search for Brian Laundrie, 23, continues Sunday morning in Sarasota County as police and FBI agents follow a lead from Laundrie...

 2021-09-19 23:04 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA deadline extended for critical needs assistance...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) The FEMA deadline has been extended for residents affected by Hurricane Ida to receive two types of federal aid until Wednesday, Sept. 22. Residents in St. John the Baptist Parish who need and qualify for rapid financial assistan...

 2021-09-19 21:05 

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[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

What it means when FEMA refers you to Small Business Administration...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Residents in Louisiana who have applied for federal aid may have been referred to the Small Business Administration, but why? FEMA works with other agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration to meet the needs of disa...

 2021-09-19 16:32 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

'Certainly a twist': Agents search in Wyoming for Gabby Petito, in Florida for fiance Brian Laundrie...

Dozens of North Port police officers, FBI agents and members of other law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Florida area....

 2021-09-18 22:26 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

FEMA mobile unit locations in LaPlace open until Sunday...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) FEMA mobile units will be at two different locations from Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19 in St. John the Baptist Parish. The Emily C. Watkins parking lot at 938 Hwy 628 in LaPlace will be the first location of the mobi...

 2021-09-18 16:17 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Hotel where missing YouTuber was last seen is less than 700 feet from the FBI...

A nationwide search is underway for missing YouTuber Gabby Petito, who was last seen on Aug. 24 at a Fairfield Inn and Suites near the Salty Lake City airport....

 2021-09-17 23:36 

WGMB

[ FOX Baton Rouge ]

Louisiana AG pushes against President Biden's vaccine mandate...

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) President Biden's announcement of a vaccine mandate has been met with resistance. Two dozen Republican attorney generals, including Jeff Landry, are warning the White House that they will be pursuing legal action if mandates ...

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