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Here's what we're working on tonight...

From Managing Editor George Sells...

Baton Rouge detectives shot a man at a house in North Baton Rouge. Residents say the wounds are in his back. Police say Wayne Heard pointed a very big Ruger Magnum at them and then ran. Caroline Moses tries to sort out the details.

We also have a follow-up on why the Livingston Parish school system suddenly dropped out of the state's top ten. Is it a matter of accounting or student slippage?

Looks like New Orleans is going to be swamped with tourists even though their Super Bowl game is 700 miles away. Some of it has to do with the early fringes of Mardi Gras.

We've got another story of a man convicted of murder for killing an abortion doctor. The Kansas jurors said, if freed, they were certain Scott Roeder would killed again.

Parts of the Southeast could get a foot of snow from a storm that's moving in from the southern Plains. There's a state of emergency in Tennessee, where snow and ice is falling, and also in Arkansas and parts of Virginia.

Here in Metro Baton Rouge the rain is mostly over but we're looking now toward sharply dropping temperatures.

And Dow Jones Averages were down another 53 points today on the New York Stock Market.

Join us for those stories and more on 9News at 5 and 6 p.m.

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    A Louisiana based organization is calling for the resignation of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member, Connie Bernard, following the surfacing of a video in which Bernard can be seen engaging in an argument and physical dispute at a neighbor's residence.  Bernard was issued a summons by deputies after causing a disturbance at a neighbor's home where she was captured on video grabbing a young man by the neck and screaming profane language. RELATED: http://www.wa...

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    A Louisiana based organization is calling for the resignation of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member, Connie Bernard, following the surfacing of a video in which Bernard can be seen engaging in an argument and physical dispute at a neighbor's residence.  Bernard was issued a summons by deputies after causing a disturbance at a neighbor's home where she was captured on video grabbing a young man by the neck and screaming profane language. RELATED: http://www.wa...

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  • Educators organize to encourage ExxonMobil CEO to withdraw tax break requests

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    Several groups advocating for the interests of educators and "Together Baton Rouge" gathered outside of a School Board meeting Thursday to publicly request a meeting with the CEO of ExxonMobil, hopeful they'd be able to persuade him to withdraw a request that would exempt Exxon from paying school property taxes on more than 150 million dollars of the company's property.  

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    Several groups advocating for the interests of educators and "Together Baton Rouge" gathered outside of a School Board meeting Thursday to publicly request a meeting with the CEO of ExxonMobil, hopeful they'd be able to persuade him to withdraw a request that would exempt Exxon from paying school property taxes on more than 150 million dollars of the company's property.  

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