Good news, bad news for weekend parades

Rain on your parade?

This weekend's parade times have changed because of the high risk of severe weather all over the state of Louisiana. WAFB's Kiran Chawla and Meteorologist Steve Caparotta will have the latest on the parade schedule and the weather forecast on 9News at 5, 6, 9 and 10.

LSU Baseball Opening Day

It is also a big weekend for LSU baseball. The Tigers take on Air Force to start the season. WAFB's Jacques Doucet will have a live report from Alex Box Stadium in all of this evening's newscasts.

Man accused of beating another to death after parade

Family members of a man who died after he was beaten and left in a ditch after the Firemen's Parade in Addis on Sunday talk to WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes. Part of the beating was caught on camera. See part of the video and hear why the victim's family believes the video should land more people in jail.

I-12 problems for big rigs

We have all seen traffic come to a halt on I-12 in the last few weeks. Several times it was due to stalled or jack-knifed 18-wheelers in those S-curves. WAFB's Kelsey Davis rides along with a truck driver to see just how difficult it can be to navigate those tricky road changes. See that story on 9News at 5.


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Tonight on WAFB 9News

Check out a comprehensive 90 minutes of WAFB 9News beginning at 5 p.m. with Andre' Moreau and Cheryl Mercedes. We'll have the CBS Evening News at 5:30, then return with local news with Donna Britt and George Sells at 6 p.m.