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HAPPENING TODAY: Many parishes headed to polls; Drug Take Back Day; NFL Draft 2nd & 3rd round recap

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HAPPENING TODAY:

  • Add them to the list! Three more former LSU players were select in the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft including offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, and linebackers Duke Riley and Kendall Beckwith.  Click here for more information on the draft and to see where they went.
  • Several parishes will head to the polls on Saturday for Spring elections including filling Louisiana Senate District 2 seat once held by Sen. Troy Brown.
  • Residents who live in East Baton Rouge Parish can dispose of a variety of potentially dangerous items during Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, April 29. The event will be held at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Many different sheriff's offices and police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), are holding events for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29.
  • Non-profit organization, Remembering Families of Down and Fallen Bikers, will host their second annual Motorcycle Awareness event to commemorate those bikers who have died and those who have survived wrecks. The event will be held Saturday, April 29 at the Jewel Newman Community Center, located at 2013 Central Rd. in Baton Rouge. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

WEATHER: 

  • Rain won't be very problematic today, but the wind will. Very windy conditions today and tomorrow. Today's high of 89° is only 2 degrees shy of  the record. Severe weather threat largely stays to our west today but a 'Slight Risk' remains in place from BTR northward on Sunday.
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