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Job layoffs in the air, and in Baton Rouge

American Airlines, with several contract carrier flights to Baton Rouge, could lay off 14,000 of its employees. But American doesn't say when, where or which categories.

Louisiana State Government is looking at more possible layoffs. That includes the highly sensitive state crime lab and jobs in DHH.

How low is this? A man has been charged in Ascension Parish with posing as a construction crew boss and scamming a Gonzales church out of $17,000. Hear the details in 9News tonight.

It's National Signing Day for College Football and the experts say Alabama is easily pulling in the cream of the recruits. With the exception of one rating service, LSU doesn't even make the top 10.

WAFB's Health Specialist Phil Rainier talks with a breast cancer physician who says far too many women are undergoing surgery for problems which can be handled with less invasive procedures.

And multiple problems on the Interstates through the day. That latest was just before 4 p.m. completely closing I-10 west bound at the Prairieville Exit. This is a multi-vehicle crash.

A good day on the stock market today. Dow Jones Industrials up 84 points. And crude oil fell nearly a dollar a barrel.

WAFB Meteorologist Jay Grymes says we'll continue with a few light showers and a low of 62. Tomorrow, muggy with scattered thundershowers, a high of 78 by mid afternoon.

The WAFB News Block starts at 5 p.m. and continues till 6:30 p.m. with detailed drop-ins of CBS News and Nine Sports. Join us.

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