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Infant was alive when left in the ditch; mother arrested

The mother of the 2 month old child found dead in a ditch across the street from his home has been arrested. The details of this case continue to be released. An interesting note to add, the house where the mother and child lived has been in the news before. We'll explain tonight in 9News at 5 and 6.

Just a few weeks after he won our state in the primary, GOP candidate Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race. We will tell you who he is backing now that he is out of the race.

Then at six, we'll look at the latest on the search for an interim coach for the New Orleans Saints.

Also, WAFB's Kelsey Davis says Ascension Parish, growing rapidly, has bought land and is planning more school buildings.

In Livingston Parish, Parish President Layton Ricks won a round with the attorney general's office in an argument with the parish council. We will explain.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 213 points to 12,716. That is its biggest one-day loss of the year and its third triple-digit decline in the past four trading days. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 is down 24 points to 1,359. The Nasdaq is down 56 points to 2,991. The ratio of declining stocks to advancing stocks was about 5-to-1. Volume was heavy at 4.6 billion shares.

A slow-moving cool front with provide the chance for isolated showers and t-storms on Wednesday. Get the details from the 9News Storm Team tonight on 9News at 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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