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  • Report: Rapist went through open window, stalked victim on social media

    August 7, 2017 4:56 PM

    MANDEVILLE - Police are continuing their search for a man who they believe held a woman hostage and raped her over a period of several hours over the weekend. According to a report from WWL-TV, a news partner of WBRZ, police say the suspect snuck into the woman's Mandeville... more »
  • Global effort on North Korea gets Beijing boost

    August 6, 2017 12:49 PM

    MANILA, Philippines - China is providing a welcome boost to the global campaign to pressure North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests. China is the North's economic lifeline. The Trump administration is cautiously embracing China's apparent newfound cooperation. But Washington says it will be... more »
  • US, S. Korea respond to North with missile launch

    July 4, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - In a direct response to North Korea's missile launch, U.S. and South Korean soldiers fired "deep strike" precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters on Tuesday, That from U.S. military officials in Seoul. The U.S. Eighth Army said the missile firings were a show of force... more »
  • Trump criticizes Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch

    July 3, 2017 11:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is criticizing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after that country's latest missile launch, asking, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" Trump says on Twitter that it's "Hard to believe that South Korea ... and Japan will put... more »
  • Trump sends condolences to dead student's family

    June 19, 2017 8:23 PM

    CINCINNATI - President Donald Trump is offering condolences to the family of an American college student who was released from North Korea in a coma and died days after returning home to Ohio. The Republican president says University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) spent a year and... more »
  • Student released by North Korea now at hospital

    June 13, 2017 11:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison has been taken to an Ohio hospital for treatment. Otto Warmbier, whose parents say is in a coma, arrived at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center late Tuesday night. Warmbier was serving... more »
  • Mattis: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

    June 2, 2017 10:05 PM

    SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is calling North Korea a "clear and present danger" to the world. Speaking at an international security conference in Singapore, Mattis says the North Koreans are increasing the pace and scope of their efforts to develop nuclear weapons and the long-range missiles to... more »
  • UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist

    June 2, 2017 7:15 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution adding 15 North Korean individuals and four entities linked to the country's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist. The U.S.-drafted resolution doesn't impose any new sanctions over North Korea's latest missile tests as the U.S.... more »
  • Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder appear in Malaysia court

    May 29, 2017 10:45 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The two women who are the only suspects arrested in the assassination of an outcast from North Korea's ruling family have appeared in court in Malaysia. Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam and Siti Aisyah from Indonesia arrived with armed escorts early Tuesday. The pair are accused... more »
  • Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

    May 15, 2017 9:02 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests. A press statement issued by the council late Monday expresses "utmost... more »
  • UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test

    May 14, 2017 2:48 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council will hold urgent consultations on North Korea's latest ballistic missile test at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea. Uruguay holds the council presidency this month and its U.N. Mission said Sunday the closed consultations will be held on Tuesday... more »
  • US: N.Korea missile test hurts talks possibility

    May 14, 2017 11:51 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Trump administration seems to be throwing cold water for now on the idea of talks with North Korea. A top North Korean diplomat had said on Saturday - a day before the latest missile test from the North - that her country would be willing... more »
  • South Korean TV announces election results with Game of Thrones parody

    May 9, 2017 2:10 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Koreans don't need to be bored by hours of vote-counting and punditry that fill airtime ahead of the announcement of a winner in the country's presidential election. Television networks on Tuesday went out of their way to entertain on election day, including graphics that turned... more »
  • Tolls going up on Causeway bridge linking lake's south, north shores

    May 5, 2017 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Starting Saturday, commuters will pay higher tolls to cross the bridge linking the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain. The increase will go from $2 to $3 for southbound drivers on the Causeway with toll tags and from $3 to $5 for customers who pay with... more »
  • NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US

    May 1, 2017 9:25 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's Foreign Ministry says the country will speed up measures to bolster its nuclear program "at the maximum pace" in response to the new U.S. policy that calls for new sanctions and "maximum pressure and engagement." A statement from the Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday that... more »
  • Box office: 'Furious' passes $1B, 'Latin Lover' surprises

    April 30, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theaters. As expected, the eighth "Fast and the Furious" installment stayed atop the domestic box... more »
  • Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

    April 26, 2017 9:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. But it's just one of a number of options being discussed. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps that can be taken... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • Workers body near bridge in North Carolina after heavy rains

    April 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Transportation crews have found a dead body while cleaning debris from a North Carolina river swollen by heavy rains. State Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Broome said a maintenance crew made the discovery on Tuesday while removing debris at a bridge over the Neuse River at the... more »
  • In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

    April 24, 2017 9:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. Xi's call to President Donald Trump also comes as America's U.N. envoy warns of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. Signs... more »
  • N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    April 23, 2017 11:49 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but couldn't comment further. The embassy looks after... more »
  • Trump: N. Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

    April 18, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between it and the United States. In an interview with TMJ4-TV in Wisconsin, Trump complains that his predecessors should have dealt with North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear... more »
  • Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

    April 16, 2017 11:32 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea's "provocation" is another reminder of the risks that U.S. and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of... more »
  • US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

    April 4, 2017 10:15 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to North Korea's latest missile launch. The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment."... more »
  • North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

    April 4, 2017 10:06 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. Pacific Command says North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday Seoul time from a spot on its east coast near the city of Sinpo. The command says it tracked the missile until it landed at 6:51 a.m. in the Sea... more »
  • Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

    March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - American defense officials say they expect another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials say the U.S. has increased its surveillance. The increased scrutiny follows the sighting of a North Korean missile launcher that is being moved around. The construction of VIP seating in... more »
  • Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

    March 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday that the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being... more »
  • US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

    March 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude... more »
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim's killing

    March 4, 2017 11:29 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea's ambassador for criticizing the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement that a notice was sent to the North Korean Embassy on Saturday... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia looks for deadly chemical traces at airport

    February 25, 2017 2:34 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities have begun sweeping the airport terminal where North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed to check for possible traces of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used in the attack. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight... more »
  • Suspect thought she was playing a prank

    February 25, 2017 12:02 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vietnam says the Vietnamese woman under arrest in Malaysia for allegedly helping to carry out the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother thought she was taking part in a prank. Doan Thi Huong is among two women arrested for the Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    February 19, 2017 11:02 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia's deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at... more »
  • Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

    February 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It... more »
  • Our Lady of the Lake breaks ground on new emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 31, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Our Lady of the Lake officials and community leaders broke ground on a new emergency room in North Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning. The emergency room is expected to open in October 2017. The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • NC governor expands lawsuit against GOP laws

    January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's new Democratic governor is expanding his lawsuit against Republican legislative leaders who pushed through laws just before he got sworn in that reduce the longstanding powers of his office. Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday broadened litigation he previously filed in state court seeking to block... more »
  • Lost hikers rescued from frigid NC mountains

    January 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Rescuers have found two hikers missing for more than a day in the frigid North Carolina mountains without food and water and only a small fire for warmth. The North Carolina Emergency Response Team said in a news release that a helicopter using a tool that can... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • Trump says North Korean ICBM 'won't happen'

    January 2, 2017 8:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump insists North Korea won't develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States. Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year's address that preparations for launching an ICBM have "reached the final... more »
  • N. Korea: Developing long-range missiles 'in final stages'

    January 1, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is quoted as saying in a New Year's message that his country's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages." Kim's address was monitored by South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Sunday. Under Kim, who rose to power following... more »
  • 7 shot after fight leads to gunshots at NC party for 300

    December 25, 2016 1:11 PM

    MADISON, N.C. - An argument that escalated into gunfire at a North Carolina gathering for hundreds of people is being blamed for violence that required emergency care for seven people. The sheriff's office in Rockingham County didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press on Sunday about whether a manhunt... more »
  • Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

    December 5, 2016 10:06 PM

    SANFORD, N.C. - Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina. Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton tells the Sanford Herald that one person is in serious condition after the Monday evening shooting and the other person's injury is not life threatening. Multiple media... more »
  • Move to delay finalizing election results pulled

    December 5, 2016 9:31 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Pending litigation challenging North Carolina's process to ensure people who use same-day registration to vote are whom they claim to be are no longer could delay final election results this fall. A federal judge late Monday granted a request by lawyers for the head of a conservative-leaning... more »
  • Suspect wanted in connection to North Street burglary

    December 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify an individual accused of burglarizing a vehicle on North Street. The incident took place on Nov. 17, in the 4500 block of North Street, according to BRPD. The suspect reportedly removed a credit card from inside the vehicle,... more »
  • Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

    December 3, 2016 11:51 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota emergency management officials say they are prepared to help Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz says it would be a challenge during a mass evacuation, but the state will... more »
  • Republican senator: Pipeline protesters should leave camp

    November 26, 2016 11:50 AM

    CANNON BALL, N.D. - North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline should respect the law and leave the protest area. The Republican made the statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter Friday to Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave... more »
  • North Dakota borrows $4M more to police protests

    November 1, 2016 8:59 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow an additional $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state's Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in September. Officials say... more »
  • "Medical village" could help North Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 18, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Community activist group Together Baton Rouge wants to create a medical complex in the northern part of the city. They call it a "medical village" where doctors and social workers can set up private practices in subsidized office space. The plan would require a property owner to... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • BRPD identified person killed from early morning fatal crash

    May 12, 2016 3:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the person killed from the crash that happened around 2:15 a.m. 21-year-old Evan Junker was ejected from his vehicle after losing control and striking a guard rail. The car was overturned. The accident caused the closure of I-110 North near... more »
  • Mayor Holden hints that council members got cozy with developer Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After the Metro Council voted to override Mayor-President Kip Holden's veto of an economic development district in north Baton Rouge, he hinted that some council members might be getting comfortable with developers. After nearly two hours of discussion Wednesday, eight Metro Council members voted to overrule... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 South past N. 22nd

    November 9, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South past North 22nd Street following an earlier wreck. Traffic is still moving slowly through the area. Congestion from the wreck has reached Evangeline Street. more »
  • Development plan at old Earl K. Long hospital unveiling this week

    September 8, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live around the old Earl K. Long Hospital will hear plans Thursday for revitalizing the area. It's the second public-input meeting since March, it'll be held at the S.E. Mackey Center. At the first meeting residents called for a combination of retail, business and housing... more »

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