$1.4 billion owed to state, but how will it be collected?

The Southern Jaguars host the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

TONIGHT ON 9NEWS AT FIVE: Southern is preparing for their home opener against Mississippi Valley State.  WAFB's Sharief Ishaq will have a live report from A.W. Mumford Stadium.

COMING UP ON 9NEWS AT SIX: $1.4 billion is owed to the state in past due accounts.  WAFB's Greg Meriwether talks to state officials about how they plan to collect those debts.

  • The body of a missing Pike County teen was found Wednesday in Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park.

Biodiesel maker arrested for pollution again

  • A man already on probation for dumping materials used in the production of biodiesel has been arrested again on the same charges.

Obama: Egypt not an ally or enemy

  • With anti-U.S. protests spreading in the Arab world, President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, "but we don't consider them an enemy."

Zoo saddened by death of baby giraffe

  • BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is deeply saddened by the loss of a female baby giraffe. The giraffe passed away Thursday morning after Zoo staff conducted its regular morning inspections.

Police: "Kissing Bandit" goes after Walmart women

  • Police said a truck driver is locked up after reportedly grabbing a Walmart employee and kissing her against her will.
  • Jay Grymes and Steve Caparotta will have a look at your weekend forecast tonight at 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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