Parish by Parish March 20, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — East Baton Rouge - Happening now, another push for cats reform. Hundreds at a rally put in place by Together Baton Rouge. The event is designed to help support a Cats tax that is on the April ballot. If passed the Cats System will add 18 new routes, and revamp pick up schedules. It would bring an estimated 18 million dollars to the struggling transit organization.
Tangipahoa - A Hammond man is accused of breaking into an apartment on Quick Boulevard, then falling asleep on his victims couch. Deputies say a female resident woke up to find Johnny Lee Williams passed out and in his underwear in the living room. She told police she was armed with a pistol and could have shot him, but a male in the apartment physically threw Williams out instead. Deputies say they caught Williams trying to break into another apartment shortly after he was taken to jail.
Lafayette - Officials say the cleanup and road repairs that took place after last weeks flooding have topped two million dollars. Not included in that total repair costs for the 13 hundred homes damaged because of the flooding. Some homes had 40 inches of water inside them. Most of the damage was in the northern part of the parish. People in that area say they're on edge with concerns about more rain on the way.
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.