9News Early Edition from Matt Williams: March 23, 2012 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Jindal education bill wins House approval

 


From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

Just like days past, education is making some big headlines. A big part of the governor's reform plan has passed the House. Now, the Senate will get a chance to debate it. In East Baton Rouge Parish, it looks like there is finally a new superintendent. The school board just has to work out the contract now. What does Dr. Bernard Taylor think he can do to help bring the district up from the bottom? What do you think his first step should be? We'll talk with him LIVE. 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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LOCAL HEADLINES

Louisiana House approves Jindal education bill

A major part of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's education overhaul package won passage in the state House of Representatives after about 12 hours of debate Thursday. More

School board picks Dr. Bernard Taylor as new superintendent

After a 15-minute discussion, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board unanimously chose Dr. Bernard Taylor to be the district's next superintendent. More

Newt Gingrich stops in Baton Rouge ahead of primary

Although he is predicted to finish third in the Louisiana presidential primary, candidate Newt Gingrich is not giving up the fight. He said the big ideas matter. More

Chemical plant in Geismar explodes, cause unknown

Inspectors from several environmental agencies are still trying to determine what caused an explosion at Westlake Chemical in Geismar. No one was injured. More

Cleanup begins in tornado-damaged town

The town of Prairieville has started its road to recovery after an EF-1 twister cut a 3-mile long and 50-yard wide path through the town Wednesday morning. More

Final Four floor makes stop at LSU

The basketball floor that will be used for the Final Four is on a road trip. The hardwood stopped at LSU before making its way to New Orleans. More

 


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