18:30 Newscast June 30

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore provides a detail account of what happened July 17th when a gunman began firing on Baton Rouge officers. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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The Department of Health finds brain eating amoebas in the Terrebonne and Ouachita parish water systems. Health officials say the water is safe for drinking and bathing, but urges residents not to get any in their nose to avoid an infection.

AAA says this Fourth of July Holiday weekend travel period, which begins Friday, will be historic as more Americans are expected to take to the skies, roads, rails and waterways than ever before. Spokesman Don Redman says they’ve never seen numbers like this.

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Over 1 million more people will travel this Fourth of July than last year.

Lots of people will be celebrating Independence Day, and law enforcement will be out to make sure they do so safely with its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Trooper Jesse LaGrange with State Police says officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers, with saturated patrols and DWI checkpoints.

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State Police reports five families in our state lost loved ones in crashes during the 2016 July Fourth weekend.