Parish by Parish May 16, 2012
POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La.(NBC33) — Calcasieu - A burst water main gushing water near I-210 in Lake Charles has caused major problems for the road there. Police say the water main broke along the interstate near the broad street exit across from Pat's of Henderson.
This was the scene early this morning as water flowed under the roadway. It was causing the roadway to cave. Crews are on site now trying to assess the damage and make repairs. At least two businesses and around 60 homes are without water. The problems have continued there for most of the day.
Acadia - This man is locked up on theft charges. That after police in Eunice say he stole hundreds from several victims. According to police report Joseph Lawrence approached several people saying he was a member of the New Black Panther Party. Police say Lawrence collected hundreds from his victims saying the money was going toward a march. The Black Panthers say Lawrence isn't a member of their organization. Now Jackson’s charged with three counts of felony theft.
East Baton Rouge - The Baton Rouge Food Bank says they've collected tens of thousand of pounds in food, and they have you to thank. The Food Bank held a drive earlier this month. They collected 50 thousand pounds! The CEO Mike Manning says he's grateful for all that food. Especially with the three copper thefts that hit the place since Christmas. Manning says the Food Bank is always looking for more donations. You can drop off food at any Associated Food Store, Winn Dixie, or Albertsons in Baton Rouge.
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.