Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana woman wants a judge to let her keep on displaying her roof-mounted holiday lights that give an extended middle finger to her neighbors.
U.S. District Judge James Brady was hearing testimony Monday about whether Sarah Childs should be granted a preliminary injunction barring the city of Denham Springs and police from requiring her to remove the display.
Childs says she put up the roof message in November because she believed a neighbor stole her dog. She says police threatened her with fines and arrest because of the lights. She and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the city and police.
Lawyers for Denham Springs and police say officials didn't threaten Childs. They also argue the display isn't protected speech under the constitution.