From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning
It's tough to get a feel for the candidates when only a couple show up to your forum. The election for mayor and police chief of Baker is right around the corner, so where were all the candidates? Down in New Orleans, as the city gets ready for the Final Four, leaders are also thinking about some changes to the bar scene. They want to change the age requirement to 21 just to enter, not 18 anymore. What do you think? Plus, don't forget it's free pancake day! Some drivers may experience fog this morning so it might be a good idea to give yourself a little extra time on your drive. Find out about any road delays before leaving the house with our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras and if you run into any backups 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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A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her son on Feb. 4. Investigators she saw the shooting, but told them she was elsewhere at the time. More
A forum was held in Baker for candidates for mayor and police chief to push their messages to concerned citizens, but only two people running for office attended. More
Folks working in an industrial area of north Baton Rouge are finally seeing some results from their complaints. Soon, their cars and patience could run a little more smoothly. More
State Sen. Bodi White said he will introduce legislation in the upcoming session for 10 schools currently with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to become a new district. More
Authorities said after a student reported another one had a gun at a Baton Rouge middle school, a 15-year-old was found with a loaded handgun in his pocket. More
The Baton Rouge attorney with the public defender's office accused of trying to sneak marijuana into Angola has been placed on leave from his job. More
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