Afternoon headlines: Man dies after being tazed by police officers

Charmin Bennett dies after being tazed by police officers
Charmin Bennett dies after being tazed by police officers

Donaldsonville man dies after being tazed

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley has just concluded a news conference about today's Taser death. He confirms two deputies each used a Taser gun on a burglary suspect who is accused of diving through a glass window and landing on top of someone sleeping in bed. Click link for more information.

Highway reopened after 18-wheelers hit cows

A portion of Highway 30 was shut down for 13 hours today after two semi-trucks hit a heard of cattle that got out of their fenced area. The cows belong to the LSU Ag Center. 17 cows were killed and another 10 were injured. Hear what deputies have to say about the accident.

Potential victory in the fight against heart attacks and strokes

There is a potential victory in the fight against heart attacks and strokes. Most everybody knows somebody who takes Lipitor or some other cholesterol lowering drug. As medicines go, they revolutionized a heart doctor's ability to save lives. Now, researchers in Baton Rouge are poised to take the next step.

EBR School Board meets, expects standing room only

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is meeting tonight. They are hoping to find an interim chief before John Dilworth leaves next week. We will have a live report at 5 and 6 with the latest.

Parade to run rain or shine

Rain or shine, the president of the Spanish Town parade says the political pundits will parade through downtown Baton Rouge. Last year, the Krewe rolled even after meteorologists warned tornados were a strong possibility. WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes talks about the decision that goes back 32 years.

9Storm Team Update

Rains return on Friday as a disturbance slides eastward on a front stalled along our coast. We're also hopeful that we may see diminishing coverage in the evening, hopefully allowing for decent weather for Friday night's Southdowns parade. Saturday, unfortunately, is a different story. Check in with the 9STORM TEAM on 9News at 5, 6, 9, and 10 for the latest.