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Sandbagging To Keep Water Off Of Baton Rouge Streets

The Department of Public Works is also using sandbags to help keep water off Baton Rouge streets. We found workers building a large wall of sandbags at North Street and River Road.

What Happens If That River Water Gets In Your Home?

 Flood insurance can cover the damages. Just two inches of water in a one thousand square foot home can cause over 10 thousand dollars in damages.

Suspects Arrested In Car Wash Theft

On the afternoon of May 9, 2011, LPSO Detectives arrested two male adults and a 15 year old male juvenile who were collectively responsible for no less than seven thefts committed at Denny's Auto Spa in Livingston, La.

Mississippi River Expected To Rise To Record Levels

The mighty Mississippi River is expected to rise to record levels tonight, as it surges south towards Natchez and Vicksburg. Experts say the river is moving at 1.8 million cubic feet per second through the Mississippi Delta.

Oystermen worry about rising river

The rising river brings more bad luck for Louisiana oystermen. The industry is still recovering from the BP oil spill, and now, the mighty Mississippi adds to their struggles.

Suspect In Trooper Shooting Arrested

The man responsible for shooting a Louisiana State Police Trooper is behind bars. 20 year old William Belniak is out of the hospital and has been arrested for shooting Trooper Kevin Biddy while driving in west Baton Rouge.

The Mississippi River Becoming A Lunch Time Attraction

The Mississippi River has been attracting a lot of attention in the capitol city these days. The higher the mighty Mississippi gets, the more people you'll find heading to the levee.

Robbers Make Off With Cartons Of Cigarettes

Police are looking for two men they believe stole 25 cartons of cigarettes. The cigarette bandits walked into the Circle K store on Groom Road in Baker on May 7th.

Road Closure In Downtown Baton Rouge

Starting today, DOTD is closing a part of River Road in downtown Baton Rouge for high-water protection and prevention.

State Education Superintendent To Announce Resignation

State Education Superintendent Paul Pastorek will announce his resignation on May 10th, according to multiple media sources. Pastorek, a New Orleans resident, was named superintendent in March 2007.