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WAFB is on a myth busting mission

WAFB is on a myth busting mission when it comes to hurricane safety and preparedness. Watch 9News at 6 to see reporter Kelsey Davis' story, you may be surprised about what is a myth and what actually could keep you safe.

More than 300 people got word today that they will soon be out of a job. A Baton Rouge call center will close their doors in less than 60 days. WAFB's Kiran Chawla will have more details on 9News at 5 and 6.

A group of Calcasieu Parish School teachers flooded the steps of the State Capitol Tuesday to protest ongoing teacher reform legislation and they want changes at the top of state government. It is the fourth rally since the session started three weeks ago. Click Here to see the slideshow.

A state lawmaker wants police to tell you when and where they're going to set up checkpoints for seatbelts, insurance, inspections and even DWI's. WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes will have the details tonight on 9News at 6.

A helicopter pilot is lucky to be alive in Mississippi. He survived a forced landing in Amite County just west of McComb. He said he noticed a strange smell and moments after he landed, the chopper burst into flames. Click here to see the video.

There is no need to go to the swamps of Pierre Part to see an alligator. If you were driving on Dyer Road at the Comite River bridge in Central Tuesday morning, and you thought you may have seen an alligator, your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Click here to see the picture!

 Humidity is on the increase, giving an almost summer-like feel during the afternoon hours. The increased moisture will lead to areas of patchy fog over the next few mornings. For a complete forecast for the rest of the week, tune into the WAFB 9News Storm Team at 5, 6, and 10.

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