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#ICYMI: In Baton Rouge, the state's first medical marijuana patient officially checked out of the Campus Wellness Pharma...
08/07/2019
Marijuana dosing begins in Louisiana

#ICYMI: In Baton Rouge, the state's first medical marijuana patient officially checked out of the Campus Wellness Pharmacy Tuesday morning.

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#ICYMI: Today was the first of three days of election qualifying in Louisiana, with a host of state-wide candidates maki...
08/07/2019
Governor race update

#ICYMI: Today was the first of three days of election qualifying in Louisiana, with a host of state-wide candidates making their official entries.

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#WATCH: With the past two weeks seeing three mass shootings in America, it comes as no surprise that people in Baton Rou...
08/07/2019
Police say there was no shooting at Baton Rouge Walmart

#WATCH: With the past two weeks seeing three mass shootings in America, it comes as no surprise that people in Baton Rouge thought that there was a mass shooting that took place in Walmart today, but it turned out that there wasn't one at all.

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08/07/2019
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08/07/2019
Coming Up on Nightside

In Baton Rouge today, an incident people thought was a shooting inside a Walmart turned out not to be. We will have the latest on the incident that caused so much confusion. Tune in for Nightside at 10 p.m. here: https://www.kalb.com/livestream

DISNEY STREAMING BUNDLE: Disney says it will offer its three streaming services in a package for $13. These include Disn...
08/07/2019
Disney announces streaming bundle price

DISNEY STREAMING BUNDLE: Disney says it will offer its three streaming services in a package for $13. These include Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN.

Photo Source: CNN

08/07/2019

Coming up tonight at 10!

RPSB WORKING TO UPDATE SCHOOLS: Many Rapides Parish Schools are over 50 years old and in need of updates, especially the...
08/07/2019
Allison Bazzle

RPSB WORKING TO UPDATE SCHOOLS: Many Rapides Parish Schools are over 50 years old and in need of updates, especially the 21 schools in Alexandria's city limits that make up District 62. Tuesday night the board voted to start working on a bond issue for that district.

RPSB WORKING TO UPDATE SCHOOLS: Many Rapides Parish Schools are over 50 years old and in need of updates, especially the 21 schools in Alexandria's city limits that make up District 62. Tuesday night the board voted to start working on a bond issue for that district.

#ICYMI: Today was the first day of qualifying for races across the state. Al, Brooke, and Steven take an inside look on ...
08/07/2019
Tuesday's Top Stories

#ICYMI: Today was the first day of qualifying for races across the state. Al, Brooke, and Steven take an inside look on who has officially thrown their hat into the race so far and more on Tuesday's Second Look.

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MORE SEARS, KMART CLOSINGS: Though more large-format Sears and Kmart stores are set to close, the company says it will o...
08/07/2019
Sears, Kmart announce more store closures

MORE SEARS, KMART CLOSINGS: Though more large-format Sears and Kmart stores are set to close, the company says it will open more smaller stores like Sears Home & Life and Sears Hometown.

Photo Source: KFVS

Heat Advisory: La Salle, Grant, Winnfield, Nitchitoches, and Sabine parishes until 7pm Thursday. High temperatures in th...
08/07/2019

Heat Advisory: La Salle, Grant, Winnfield, Nitchitoches, and Sabine parishes until 7pm Thursday. High temperatures in the mid-upper 90's with heat indices between 105-100 degrees. #KALB #LAWX #barrett_wx

'ULTIMATE INSURANCE POLICY': The head of the U.S. agency that maintains the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal said the co...
08/07/2019
Official: Nuke program serves as 'ultimate insurance policy'

'ULTIMATE INSURANCE POLICY': The head of the U.S. agency that maintains the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal said the country is facing the most complex and demanding global security environment since the Cold War.

Photo Source: MGN

INFLUENCE OF TONI MORRISON: “She opened doors others could not have opened. What a gift to the world she was,” said ...
08/07/2019
NSU scholars reflect on influence of Toni Morrison

INFLUENCE OF TONI MORRISON: “She opened doors others could not have opened. What a gift to the world she was,” said Dr. Holly Stave referring to Toni Morrison, the venerated novelist, editor and professor, who died Tuesday at age 88. Stave is a professor of English in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University.

Photo Source: Christopher Drexel / MGN

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN CENLA: While it’s unclear how many dispensaries will begin selling products immediately, the Medi...
08/07/2019
Medical marijuana is officially in Cenla

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN CENLA: While it’s unclear how many dispensaries will begin selling products immediately, the Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy in Alexandria started dispensing today!

After years of waiting, medical marijuana products are now in Louisiana.

LENTZ SIGNS WITH LC: The Louisiana College Lady Wildcats have added a shooter to their squad in Shelby Lentz, who signed...
08/06/2019
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LENTZ SIGNS WITH LC: The Louisiana College Lady Wildcats have added a shooter to their squad in Shelby Lentz, who signed with the team on Tuesday.

LENTZ SIGNS WITH LC: The Louisiana College Lady Wildcats have added a shooter to their squad in Shelby Lentz, who signed with the team on Tuesday.

N. KOREA'S 'ADEQUATE WARNING': North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly-develop...
08/06/2019
North Korea's Kim: Rocket launcher test 'adequate warning'

N. KOREA'S 'ADEQUATE WARNING': North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly-developed short-range ballistic missiles he said would send an 'adequate warning' to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises.

Photo Source: AP Photo / Ahn Young-joon

OHIO SHOOTER'S DARK THOUGHTS: The Dayton, Ohio shooter's ex-girlfriend described their first date, saying he showed her ...
08/06/2019
Ohio shooter said to have wrestled with dark thoughts

OHIO SHOOTER'S DARK THOUGHTS: The Dayton, Ohio shooter's ex-girlfriend described their first date, saying he showed her a video of last year's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and narrated it play-by-play.

Photo Courtesy: Dayton Police Department

#WATCH: Over the summer the Rapides Parish School District had a major change when board members hired new superintenden...
08/06/2019
Jeff Powell outlines his future vision for RPSB

#WATCH: Over the summer the Rapides Parish School District had a major change when board members hired new superintendent Jeff Powell. With only a few more days left before school kicks off, we sat down with him to discuss what he has planned for the year ahead.

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08/06/2019
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LOUISIANA MEDICAID LATEST: Louisiana's health department has temporarily suspended a feature of its new eligibility syst...
08/06/2019
Louisiana Medicaid suspends removal of thousands of patients

LOUISIANA MEDICAID LATEST: Louisiana's health department has temporarily suspended a feature of its new eligibility system that automatically kicked people off the Medicaid rolls if they did not respond to requests for annual renewal information.

Image Source: Medicaid / MGN

08/06/2019

We have the full list of candidates for day 1 of qualifying for the Oct. 12 election. Steven Maxwell has the detail:

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08/06/2019
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Meteorologist Tom Konvicka
08/06/2019

Meteorologist Tom Konvicka

A piece of energy moving southward in northerly flow aloft will touch off hit-miss showers and t-storms for midweek.

Meteorologist Tom Konvicka

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Meteorologist Tom Konvicka
08/06/2019

Meteorologist Tom Konvicka

Another hot day is expected Wednesday as temperature climb into the 90s again. With the humidity factored in, it will feel like 97 to 107 degrees.

Meteorologist Tom Konvicka

www.kalb.com/weather

Palin sued the Times for unspecified damages after the editorial about gun control was published following the June 2017...
08/06/2019
Court reinstates Sarah Palin suit against New York Times

Palin sued the Times for unspecified damages after the editorial about gun control was published following the June 2017 shooting of Louisiana U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise on a baseball diamond in Washington.

Palin sued the Times for unspecified damages after the editorial about gun control was published following the June 2017 shooting of Louisiana U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, also a Republican, on a baseball diamond in Washington.

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News Broadcasts (All times are Central Time): News Channel 5 Jambalaya: Weekdays 5:00am-7:00am Good Day Cenla: Weekdays at 9:00 am News Channel 5 Midday: Weekdays at Noon News Channel 5 Live at 5: Weekdays at 5pm News Channel 5 at 6: Monday-Saturday at 6pm Second Look on CBS 2: Weekdays at 6:30pm News Channel 5 Nightside: Weeknights at 10pm News Channel 5 Weekend Edition: Sat. & Sun. at 10pm

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