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Fallen trees cause major damage in Capitol City

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)  -- Tropical Storm Lee pushed nearly six inches of rain in Baton Rouge within a 24 hour period. All that moisture has made the the ground very soft.

Power is out all over Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Entergy is reporting thousands of customers are in the dark. They says there are scattered reports of outages all throughout Baton Rouge.

Rivers rising to dangerous levels

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The heavy rain in parts of the state also impacting rivers and creeks across the state. This creek behind the Hyatt hotel on Bluebonnet is usually pretty shallow.

Residents fight flood in different ways

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, the flood fight is hitting close to home for many in the capital city. Some are using different ways to stop the rising water. Jessica Stick's yard is completely flooded.

Morgan City residents not concerned about Lee

MORGAN CITY (FOX44) — Morgan City is bracing for a possible direct hit once Tropical Storm Lee slams into Louisiana. They're expecting more than a foot of rain over the weekend, but residents aren't panicking.

Friends say missing teacher's husband was abusive

BRUSLY, La (FOX44) — There is still no sign of the Brusly High School teacher who went missing nearly two months ago. Now, friends are opening up about the rocky relationship with her husband leading up to her disappearance.

Baker residents tackle concerns over crime

BAKER, La (FOX44) — Peron McCastle likes to walk through his neighborhood before dawn, but lately, he has changed his routine.

Heavy rain possible

A large Tropical Wave continues to move West-Northwest at 10-15mph through the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. At this time the area remains disorganized with upper level winds not supporting any rapid development.

School lunch prices frustrate Ascension parish mom

ASCENSION PARISH, La (FOX44) — Nationally, the cost of some foods is on the rise, and that impacts the price of school lunches. Now, one Ascension parish mom is taking notice. As those prices go up, so do frustrations.

Jackson daycare to be shut down

JACKSON, LA (FOX44) - A Jackson Daycare has been forced to shut its doors. The Louisiana department of children and family services "yanked" the license of the "Jumpstart Pre-school and Day Care."