Balloon release helps friends say goodbye to girls killed in car crash

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There's been another early morning shooting in Baton Rouge, this one in the Gus Young area. We'll get you caught up. Are you caught up on the Saints? Lots going on over the weekend. The Pay-for-Pain program during the Greg Williams era is getting a lot of headlines. What do you think about it? And, what do you think about the franchise tag being placed on Drew Brees? The roadways have been clear so far this morning, but take a look at our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras to make sure things are flowing as expected and if you run into any unusual 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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Violent crimes detectives were called out to another shooting in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. It happened near Columbus Dunn and Gus Young. More

Balloon release helps friends say goodbye to girls killed in car crash

The community of St. Amant took advantage of blue skies to pay tribute to the two girls killed when the car they were riding in plunged into Black Bayou. More

Police are searching for a murder suspect after a 24-year-old man was found shot to death in a vehicle that was stopped on I-110 early Sunday morning. More

Two people familiar with the NFL's investigation of bounties paid to New Orleans Saints players said former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will meet with league officials today. More

The New Orleans Saints placed the franchise tag on Drew Brees, giving them exclusive negotiating rights with the Pro Bowl quarterback for the next year. More

Jurors found former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace guilty on seven of 13 federal charges, including racketeering, on Saturday. More

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