9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: March 6, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Popular vehicle showcasing technique violates a law

 


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

The New Orleans Saints and their "bounty" program continue to be the talk in Louisiana, and all across the country for that matter. Many black and gold fans feel like they're being picked on, while others say the heat is justified. Where do you fall? New Orleans is hoping for some good news come Final Four time. The event is right around the corner. Cab companies in the Big Easy might be about to put the brakes on that, though. We'll tell you about their strike plans. Drivers on I-12 were plagued with delays again yesterday afternoon. Hopefully, that roadway and all others in the area will remain trouble-free this morning. Before leaving the house, you should 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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LOCAL HEADLINES

Men accused of extorting thousands from elderly man

A 29-year-old man and his uncle were arrested for allegedly doing unwanted work on an elderly man's house and then demanding money from him. More

Popular vehicle showcasing technique violates a law

Dealerships that choose to showcase their vehicles in the right-of-way or median are breaking a Louisiana law and Baton Rouge city code. The technique has become popular along Florida Boulevard in the past year. More

Louisiana State Police helicopter pilot sues supervisors

A pilot with LSP has filed a lawsuit claiming his supervisors ordered him to fly a helicopter after it was grounded by the FAA and that the superintendent of the law enforcement agency took no disciplinary action. More

DOTD orders recently replaced bridge to be replaced again

A bridge that was in terrible shape was replaced last year and the road was resurfaced, but it will be done all over again because officials found too many problems with the final product. More

Police arrest suspect in case of man found dead in stalled car

The man police said is involved in the murder of a former Clinton High School and Southern University running back was arrested in Houston while sitting on a bench at a bus stop. More

Contact 9: Powerhouse Gym UPDATE

More people are expressing concerns about the opening of Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge. A sign company said it is owed over $1,200 for temporary banners it provided for the gym. More

Deputies: Teen found with gun and drugs at school

A tenth grade student was arrested after authorities said a loaded gun and drugs were found in his possession at a Baton Rouge high school Monday afternoon. More

Judge tosses out lawsuit against Holden

A defamation lawsuit against Mayor Kip Holden was tossed out by a district court judge Monday. It accused Holden of criminal activity and having an affair with a court employee. More

 


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