Tonight on WAFB 9NEWS - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Tonight on WAFB 9NEWS

DAVID SPUNT LIVE FROM WAFB'S GRAND ISLE BUREAU AT 5PM AND 6PM DAVID SPUNT LIVE FROM WAFB'S GRAND ISLE BUREAU AT 5PM AND 6PM
WAFB CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JAY GRYMES:  TRACKING "ALEX" AT 6PM WAFB CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JAY GRYMES: TRACKING "ALEX" AT 6PM
PHIL RAINIER'S HEALTHLINE:  VACCINE DANGERS TONIGHT AT 10PM PHIL RAINIER'S HEALTHLINE: VACCINE DANGERS TONIGHT AT 10PM

The man who admits shooting three women at Grady Crawford Construction last year will not say much to police.  But he always has plenty to say to news cameras.   CLICK HERE to see what he told WAFB's Jim Shannon today about the death penalty.   And, on WAFB 9NEWS AT 6, hear from the man's lawyer about how he plans to handle his client's defense.

Our Grand Isle team is in the air as we speak.  They're seeing how the large-scale circulation around Tropical Storm Alex along with persistent winds are affecting waves and the oil in the Gulf.   Reporter David Spunt and photojournalist Charles Holmes describe an ugly scene - huge waves crashing in filled with oil at Port Fourchon.   He'll show us the video on WAFB 9NEWS AT 5.  Do you have a question for David about what he's seeing there?  Email him by clicking here.  

As for Alex, Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes expects it to become a hurricane later today.  While it's no threat to Louisiana, the waves and swells generated by the storm will still be an issue for those working to contain the oil, Jay says.  Jay is currently in a meeting briefing Louisiana state officials on the expected track of Alex.  Get Jay's full forecast at 6pm.

One town in metro Baton Rouge is cracking down hard on those who have homes that are unsightly and falling apart.  The solution?  The town plans to hire workers to do the repairs and then send the homeowner the bill!   Where's this happening?   Tyana Williams reports on 9NEWS AT 6.

Former LSU football and baseball standout Chad Jones has been moved to a new hospital.  WAFB's Jacques Doucet has the latest on Jones' treatment at 6.

ON WAFB 9NEWS AT 10, Phil Rainier reports on a new "combination vaccine" that's been linked to seizures in children.  What is it and what is one local doctor advising parents to do?  Find out at 10.

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