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Pierre Part prepares for Flooding

PIERRE PART, LA (FOX44) - In Assumption parish, water is rising, and so is the "fear level" among residents near Pierre Part.

State Officials still addressing Flood conditions

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - More than 3,000 people evacuated from the spillway area so far. Fifteen gates of the Morganza Spillway are now open.

Murder-Suicide in Pierre Part

PIERRE PART, LA (FOX44) - A shootout this morning in Assumption parish at Landry's Seafood restaurant.

Inspecting the levees with DPW

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The Department of Public Works has been inspecting the levees at least twice a day for weeks. FOX44 was invited to go along for an inspection Tuesday.

Local swiftwater rescue team on call

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A small group of baton Rouge firefighters are keeping an eye on the river. That's because they could be the ones wading in the water. The Swiftwater Rescue team is made up of eight people.

Better Business Bureau Warns About False Charities

With flood waters continuing to rise along the Mississippi River, the Better Business Bureau says don't be surprised if you get a call from someone claiming to be collecting donations for the victims.

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.