9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: February 23, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

BRPD will maintain city crime cameras


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Police will maintain crime cameras

Crime cameras are an asset for the Baton Rouge Police Department and now the officers, instead of an outside company, will take care of the crime-fighting tool. More

Rescuers: Center punch may help you escape sinking car

In the wake of a deadly crash in which a car ended up in a bayou, authorities are advising the public on the center punch, a cheap tool designed to shatter a window. More

Community petitions for change on curvy road

Residents who live across from the bayou where a car went in Tuesday night say there needs to at least be warning signals to alert drivers about the winding roadway. More

Rescuers describe deadly bayou crash

Emergency workers said the current in the bayou and cold water made efforts to save the two little girls trapped inside a submerged car extremely difficult. More

Fire chief praises efforts of responders to bayou crash

St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc sent an email to those who helped in the rescue after a car went into Black Bayou telling them how proud he was of their courageous efforts. More

"Last chance" program for at-risk kids may shut down

A program juvenile court judges refer or sentence at-risk kids to, where teachers and counselors work with both them and their families is not in the new Louisiana budget. More



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