9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: March 22, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Tornado rips through Prairieville

 


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

You want to talk about the weather, the legislative session or that other big piece of news that blew through? You know, that bombshell dropped on the Saints by the NFL. We'll talk about all of it, bring you the latest on when all this rain will finally be gone, just what will be going on at the session today and how the Saints will deal with this precedent-setting punishment.  What do you think, to harsh or not? There was more rain in the area early Thursday morning, so please use a little extra caution on your drive to work or school. Check out 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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High 73, Low 53
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LOCAL HEADLINES

SLIDESHOW: March 21, 2012 storm damage

Storms ripped through the Greater Baton Rouge area Wednesday morning and left behind damaged houses and flooded streets. Send your pictures of damage to 9reports@wafb.com.

Tornado rips through Prairieville

At least one confirmed tornado caused heavy damage in some Prairieville neighborhoods Wednesday morning. Several homes were destroyed. More

Severe storms slam Livingston Parish

Snapped trees, splintered wood and power lines covered rural neighborhoods in Livingston Parish. Some people said they woke up to the sounds of a roaring train. More

Wilbur the pig survives tornado

Damage reports from Wednesday morning's storm came in from across the area, including one stretch of road where neighbors said they almost saw pigs fly. More

BRPD aims to close hundreds of cold case files

With BRPD working hundreds of cold cases since the 1960s, detectives are now attempting to start closing many of those files with the addition of the cold case unit. More

Community members question second supt. candidate

Bernard Taylor toured schools and talked to the public Wednesday. He said he's looking for an opportunity to serve a community that wants all of its children to be successful. More

Wrong-way head-on collision leaves 5 injured

Authorities said a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on I-10 crashed head-on with another vehicle Wednesday evening. Five people were injured in the wreck. More

Man wearing Mardi Gras mask robs bank during severe weather

Deputies said a man wearing a Mardi Gras mask and carrying a gun walked into a bank, jumped the counter and demanded money. He ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash. More

 


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