9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: February 22, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Two girls die when car plunges into bayou


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

It was a horrible night in St. Amant. Two young girls are dead after the car they are riding in careened off into a bayou. WAFB's David Spunt will bring you the very latest as a community wakes up to the tragedy. We'll try to lighten the mood considerably this morning as we take you LIVE to the River Center for Cirque du Soleil. You never know what Greg and Johnny may get into. That, and the "Caveman Diet" will be explained. Does it work and is it for you? Many people are heading back to work after the holiday. Remember to check out our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras to see if there are any problems on the roads and if you run into stoppage while driving, you can always see traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.



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