Severe weather, hail pelts Greater Baton Rouge area

Severe Thunderstorms moved across the Greater Baton Rouge area this morning. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Tonight. Check in with the WAFB 9STORM TEAM for the latest tonight at 5, 6, and 10. Send us your pictures and video to

Livingston Parish residents who are in a flood zone after the new maps were released have until tomorrow to get the required flood insurance. There are some things you need to know before you call your insurance agent. WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes will have the details on 9News at 6.

There was a debate at the Capital today that would have crippled the use of automated traffic enforcement, or traffic cameras. A New Orleans lawmaker wanted to change the law prohibiting cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge from sending unpaid tickets to a collection agency. See what happened by tuning into WAFB 9news at 5 and 6.

Kansas and Kentucky are set to tip off later tonight in the Big Easy. The Wildcats and the Jayhawks are fighting it on the court to take the top spot in college hoops. WAFB Sports Director Steve Schneider will have more from New Orleans.

Raw sewage has been free flowing through some ditches in Denham Springs for years. Outside the city limits, there was no sewer treatment available. $20 million later, officials say the stench is gone. WAFB's Tyana Williams will have the details tonight on 9news at 6.

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