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Jindal's tax plan worries seniors

Retiree Rose Sandifer is on a fixed income and she doesn't like to hear that Governor Bobby Jindal is thinking about raising the state's 4% sales tax.

Budget problems in Pointe Coupee put 911 Communications Center in jeopardy

"Were here 7 days a week all year we know a lot of the issues that many people have here we know where they are to where they are coming from," says Cole Peers, an employee at the Pointe Coupe 911 Communications Center.

School closures due to weather for Friday, Jan. 11

The following schools have announced closures for Friday, Jan. 11. We will continue to update this list if more announcements are made. ACADIA PARISH:

Elderly man rescued from vehicle trapped in high water

An elderly man had to be rescued from his vehicle this afternoon in Calcasieu Parish.

Louisiana National Guard helping residents evacuate high-water areas

Support from the Louisiana National Guard is currently ongoing in Acadia and Avoyelles Parish.

Frustrated Powerhouse Gym members demand refunds after long-awaited opening

Members of the controversial Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge are finally able to go inside the gym they've been waiting for. But many of them are unhappy about what they see when they get there.

BRPD Chief faces board on allegations of perjury, malfeasance

Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White appeared before the Police Civil Service Board today ready to fight for his reputation and job.

State of Emergency declared due to severe weather

Governor Jindal has declared a State of Emergency to help provide resources for those areas impacted by severe weather.

Flooding in Crowley prompts voluntary evacuation, major road closure

Rising flood waters in Crowley have prompted the closure of a major road and voluntary evacuation of at least one subdivision.

Multiple road closures due to weather

The following road closures have been announced due to weather conditions.