Your Morning News 4/16/12

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:09am

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-Road closures and construction continue throughout Baton Rouge. Staring Lane is still closed-- a stretch running from Highland to Kingcrest will be closed through May 5th. Otherwise, no traffic incidents to tell you about this morning. Buckle up and drive safely as you head out on the roads this morning.

WEATHER-Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 7 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

LOCAL NEWS-A 29 year old man was found shot to death early Sunday morning in a driveway in the fourteen hundred block of Sharlo Street. Baton Rouge Police are still investigating a Friday night shooting involving four people on Avis. If you have any information on either of these crimes, please call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP. A Livingston Parish Pharmacist was 'locked up' last week after Sheriffs' Deputies found thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs in his car during a routine traffic stop. Around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, fire fighters responded to a fire on Woodland Ridge Avenue and one on North Belrose. National Guardsmen from the 926th Mobility Augmentation Company were welcomed home after a year in Afghanistan by Governor Bobby Jindal this weekend.

NATIONAL NEWS-President Obama said he'd be 'angry' if the allegations about the Secret Service prove true. Eleven agents have been placed on leave after allegedly engaging prostitutes while preparing for the President's trip to Colombia.

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