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Angola starts evacuations

ANGOLA STATE PEN. (FOX44) - Thousands of inmates have started to evacuate from Angola. That as the Mississippi River keeps rising.

Mother's Day 2011

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Sunday was a day to celebrate someone very important in our lives... Mom. Restaurants like Boutin's were packed Sunday.

Ponchartrain Levee District takes precautions

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - As the Mississippi river continues to rise, sand bags are being placed along certain points in the levee to prevent seepage.

Ascension Firefighters honor their fallen

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Ascension firefighters gathered at Lamar-Dixon Saturday to pay tribute to their fallen brothers.

Lemonade Day teaches kids entrepreneurship

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Over a thousand kids remembered Saturday as the day they set up their first lemonade stand.

A Celebration For Some Local Heroes

Firefighters in Ascension Parish will get their own day of appreciation this weekend. Over 1 thousand people are expected to come out tomorrow at the Lamar Dixon expo center for the celebration.

Moms Get A Gift That Can Last A Lifetime

Sunday is Mothers Day and there is a local spot where moms can go with their children, to get a little extra love, all year round. The Red Shoes on Government Street in Baton Rouge hosts a mommy-and-me yoga classes every month.

Bad Flooding May Equal Good Crawfish

Crawfish farmers in the basin are welcoming the coming water, saying it will make for the best crawfish season in years. We talked with John Day of Seafood International. He says this will be a major boost for the area.

Flooding Could Effect Seafood Seasons

The Bonne Carre Spillway will open on Monday, and fishermen are facing a possible blow. Shrimp, crab and oysters are all facing a new loss with the opening of the spillway.

Fear of Flooding Effecting Everyone

In west Baton Rouge, folks in Brusly fearing the high water will push them out of their homes. Major Richie Johnson is just one of those residents who lives along the river's edge.