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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.

There Is A New Name In town!

L'auberge is the name that has been chosen by Pinnacle for the new casino and hotel being built in Baton Rouge. The 357 million dollar project will feature a 30 thousand square foot gaming area and a 200 room hotel.

Representative John Labruzzo Wants Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

A state representative is still pushing random drug testing for people who receive help from the state.

Oystermen Affected By Spillway

As oystermen anticipated, the fresh water has started to hurt their livelihood. Two oyster harvest areas were closed over the weekend in Plaquemines Parish, and on Lake Borgne in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes.