17:30 Newscast Dec 29

Nine Louisiana police officers were killed in the line of duty this year, ranking the state third in the nation for officer deaths. Emelie Gunn has more…

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Some Baton Rouge residents were not happy with the way Police Chief Carl Dabadie responded to Alton Sterling’s death, including Mayor-president elect Sharon Weston Broome. Broome says she’s taking the first steps to find a replacement for Dabadie when she takes office. Broome says she wil search far and wide to find a new chief of police.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture says a barn at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack is under quarantine for a case of Equine Herpesvirus. Ag Commissioner Mike He says this virus is highly contagious and there is no vaccine to prevent it.

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Strain says one horse at the location developed the neurological disease and was humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.

An 18-year-old has been arrested in Washington Parish in connection with the vandalizing and theft from Louisiana National Guard members. Franklinton Police Major Justin Brown says they pegged Evantrell Tennessee with the help of DNA.

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Tennessee faces several charges including two dozen counts each of felony theft and criminal damage.