Parish by Parish May 21, 2012
POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 7:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La.(NBC33) — Livingston - Months after being declared a city, people in Walker say they're nervous about future growth. A growth plan approved by the Board of Alderman shows population almost doubling in the next 20 years. According to estimates almost twelve thousand people could call the now small city home. That's something many that live there now say will take some getting used to. Mayor Bobby Font says he'll have to depend on state and federal money to build the roads for the city to keep growing.
Tangipahoa - Deputies are looking for two people they say played a part in an attempted murder. Marvin Dokes and Melvin Jackson are wanted for attempted second degree murder charges. Deputies say Jackson is also wanted for armed robbery. They say the pair had a part in a shooting outside Roy’s Lounge in Natalbany back on May 11th. Call Crimestoppers if you have any information that can help investigators.
East Baton Rouge - The Mississippi River in Baton Rouge will be a big stop for steamboats and cruise ships! The American Queen steamboat docked in the capital city over the weekend. She didn't come alone, about 500 visitors spent the day in Baton Rouge. The American Queen has 11 more trips planned. On top of that, three other ships are expected to dock in Baton Rouge. Paul Arrigo with visit Baton Rouge says it's a big economic boost for downtown, and the rest of the city.
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.