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Wildlife Being Affected By Flooding

One issue with all the flooding is wildlife looking for dry land. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rescued a drowning doe from the Bonnet Carre Spillway on May 17th.

Man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

BOSSIER CITY, La (FOX44) — A Bossier City man was arrested for sexually abusing a minor, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Residents In Saint Martin Parish Fear Looting

Officials continue to warn people living in low-lying areas to evacuate as water levels continue to rise in Louisiana. In Saint Martin Parish, water is inching closer to homes.

Mississippi River Not Done With Louisiana Yet

The rage of the mighty Mississippi River isn't over just yet. Over the weekend, the Morganza Spillway was opened to divert water from cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Lower St. Francisville still under water

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La (NBC33) — Water levels in lower St. Francisville continue to rise where the old ferry landing used to be. Residents say this area floods every year.

Two dead in Assumption Parish shooting

PIERRE PART, La (FOX44) - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's office says 2 people are dead after a shooting at a popular restaurant.

DPW Keeping Close Eye On Levees

With the crest of the Mississippi River set for tomorrow, the Department of Public Works says they're still keeping a very close eye on the levee.

River Crest expected Wednesday

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The water level in the Mississippi River Tuesday morning was reported at just over 44.5 feet in Baton Rouge. That means it hasn't gone up very much in the last 24 hours.

Another Vision Airlines option

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Vision Airlines says Baton Rouge passengers will have another option with the carrier. Vision will begin service to the Tunica / Memphis airport on June 1st.

Redstick Residents happy about river levels

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Redstick residents are happy the river's crest is now projected to be lower than expected.