If you’re heading out to celebrate the New Year’s holiday weekend, don’t forget your rain boots. Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service in Slidell says heavy rainfall could result in localized street flooding in poorly drained areas.
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He says the rain will continue from Saturday evening into Monday.
The state Department of Environmental Quality is reminding the public to recycle after the holidays because more waste is produced in December than any other month. Jean Kelly with DEQ says almost everything is recyclable in one way or another.
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She says in East Baton Rouge Parish, you can find information at brgov.com/recycle about seasonal pickups.
A Baton Rouge man is facing two counts of first degree murder from a 2015 cold case. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge police says it’s believed 26-year-old Johnathan Robertson was also involved in a number of other crimes.
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McKneely encourages anyone who might be a potential victim to contact police.
Many Louisianans will be shooting fireworks tomorrow to ring in the New Year. But State Fire Marshal Butch Browning reminds people to be cautious. He urges everyone to make sure and follow a few simple guidelines when lighting the devices.
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Browning says every season, an average of nine people are injured by fireworks.