Your Morning News 3/13/12
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — NBC33 Morning Edition with Neeha Curtis and Jesse Vinturella airs from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. weekdays. Here are the top stories you need to know before walking out the door this morning.
TRAFFIC- It's foggy out on the roads this morning so be sure to buckle up and drive safely as you head out on the roads this morning.
WEATHER- Mostly sunny today with a high near 82 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
LOCAL NEWS- Acadiana, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, and Lafayette Parishes all declared a state of emergency yesterday due to flash flooding. High floodwaters in Carencro even forced some out of their homes. Also fifteen people are out of their homes this morning after lightning sparked a fire at a house on East Monarch Avenue that spread to the house next door.
The 2012 Legislative Session started yesterday and Southern University students were at the Capitol to protest House Bill 927 which, if passed, would eliminate the Southern University system, merging it with the University of Louisiana system. Before things got started, Governor Jindal addressed the legislature and stressed that an education overhaul is his top priority this year.
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