9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: March 13, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Victims raise awareness of violence off LSU's campus


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

It's back. Is banning the use of cell phones while driving, other than a hands free device, the right thing to do? It's just one of the many issues that will be debated as the legislative session gets going. Are you dry this morning? All that rain turned out to be more than what a few areas could handle. Who got flooded and can we expect anymore? Diane will have your all important forecast. Take a look at our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras before heading out today to make sure there aren't any delays on your route. If you do run into any unusual traffic issues while on the roads, 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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Victims raise awareness of violence off LSU's campus

One man who was recently badly beaten wants an awareness campaign started to encourage others to exercise caution near LSU. More

Heavy rains send floodwaters into homes

Hundreds of homes in Carencro were flooded after more than 15 inches of rain fell in just a few hours Monday. Many people were forced to seek shelter elsewhere. More

Thieves hit food bank for third time

Administrators said just when they thought thieves had wiped them of everything the facility was targeted once again by crooks looking for copper. More

2012 Legislative Session begins

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Louisiana has a "moral imperative" to improve education, explaining to lawmakers they need to revamp the state's system of paying teachers and expand a voucher program statewide. More

Double shooting in Melrose East leaves one dead

Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded early Monday morning. They were found under a carport. More

Contact 9: Construction planned for damaged train tracks

This week we have a Contact 9 thank you, making our job that much more rewarding.  It comes from Barbara Stewart, the woman who got in touch with us three weeks ago about an intersection where vehicles were getting stuck on the railroad tracks. More

Deputies: Teens threaten school shooting on Facebook

Authorities said two teens were arrested Sunday because of a Facebook post threatening a shooting at their high school Monday morning. More



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