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First of Angola Five convicted of killing guard

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (FOX44) - The first of the Angola five has been convicted of killing a prison guard during an escape attempt that happened in 1999.

Effects of the spillway's opening in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - With the opening of the Morganza spillway, the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge is expcected to crest at 45 feet on Tuesday. That's compared to the forecast of 47.5 feet next Monday.

"RIBS" Machine to help with flood effort

KROTZ SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) - Landmark Earth Solutions is a company that could help save homes in the coming weeks. This Company is responsible for building a machine that can stock sandbags six feet high and 100 feet long.

Fatal Shooting on West Polk Street

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Early Saturday morning, a woman was shot and killed walking down West Polk street. BRPD said that four friends were walking down West Polk street around 12:30 p.m.

Hit and Run on Hollywood Street

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Early Sunday morning a woman was hit and killed on Hollywood street. BRPD said it happened about 3:00 Sunday morning.

Rumors hurt tourism in St. Francisville

Reports of high flood waters in lower St. Francisville have started to hurt the tourist town's economy.

Citizens Gather In Morgan City For Flooding Answers

Hundreds gather in Morgan City, Louisiana for a meeting on floodwaters. Residents are demanding to know when the Army Corps of Engineers will open the Morganza Spillway.

Flood Waters Top A Levee Northeastern Louisiana

Mississippi river floodwaters top a levee in Northeastern Louisiana. The water's flowing into East Carroll Parish, flooding some fertile farmland and prompting evacuations.

Parts Of Saint Francisville Already Being Effected By Flooding

In Saint Francisville, the low-lying area near the ferry landing is under water. The flood waters have reached halfway up some homes.

More Levee Bans To Go Into Effect

To keep our levees strong, and to allow crews to do their jobs up there, Holden says starting on May 13th at 7am, the public will no longer be allowed on the levee. This means no jogging, biking, or picnicking.