9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: February 6, 2012

From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

It was another violent weekend in Baton Rouge, with more shootings that led to more murders. One shooting involved the son of a Metro Councilman. He's still in intensive care this morning.  On a much lighter note, the Super Bowl grabbed plenty of attention. For some locals, it was all about the halftime show. Did you watch? What did you think of the game? Did you like the halftime show? Did you have a favorite commercial? The radar showed a few spotty showers in parts of the area, so be extra careful on your commute and don't forget to check out our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras before heading out. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.


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Shooting leaves councilman's son in ICU

The son of a Baton Rouge Metro Councilman remains hospitalized in intensive care after he was shot in the chest over the weekend. More

A 23-year-old man died at the hospital Sunday after getting shot Saturday night. A 27-year-old man was also shot, but survived. More

Police responded to a shooting Sunday morning to find a 19-year-old man lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds. He died at the hospital. More

Detectives said a man shot his girlfriend's son twice Saturday afternoon, killing him. It happened in Addis and was the town's first murder of the year. More


HOUMA, LA (AP) - Officials in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are making sure there is enough space in parish jails for Carnival season. Thibodaux and Houma expect to draw large numbers of people for two weeks of parades that begin next weekend. Officials say more people means more arrests, usually for minor crimes. More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Alliance to End Homelessness says New Orleans has the nation's second-highest rate of homelessness. The group estimates that nearly 6,700 homeless people live in New Orleans. The head of the homeless coalition called UNITY of Greater New Orleans, says only a small percentage of the area's homeless live in the open. More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Port of New Orleans says a stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Sea" this weekend. Officials say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Louisiana on Friday that a cruise ship might be coming in with a norovirus outbreak. More

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - LSU's women's basketball team is the first to take down Kentucky this season in the SEC. Adrienne Webb scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half and the Tigers snapped No. 6 Kentucky's 10-game winning streak with a 61-51 upset on Sunday. More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans general manager Dell Demps says the Hornets plan to sign forward Lance Thomas to a 10-day contract on Monday. The move comes as forward Carl Landry recovers from a left knee injury that occurred during the Hornets' loss at Detroit on Saturday night. More

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York's fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England. Manning, who directed the nine-play, 88-yard drive that put New York ahead, was named Most Valuable Player. More

BOSTON (AP) - Police officers in riot gear used smoke bombs to break up a crowd of 1,500 students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The crowd gathered after the New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants in Sunday's Super Bowl. Thirteen people were arrested. More

GRAHAM, WA (AP) - After two years of being questioned by authorities and scrutinized in the media, a Washington state man who was a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife has killed himself and his two sons. Police say shortly after a social worker brought Josh Powell's sons to his home for a supervised visit, Powell locked the social worker out of the home Sunday and blew up the house. More

LOS ANGELES (AP) - School officials in Los Angeles plan to meet with parents whose children attend an elementary school where two teachers are accused of lewd acts with young students. Mark Berndt and Martin Springer were arrested last week. Berndt is accused of committing lewd acts against 23 children. More

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge is expected to decide whether the suspect in the shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, should stay at a federal prison facility where he's being forcibly medicated. The judge says in his court filing that he's inclined to extend Jared Lee Loughner's stay after a psychologist said the 23-year-old is still not competent to stand trial in the shooting rampage that killed six and injured 13. More

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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