News for Tuesday 061119
Compiled by Dave Graichen
A cold front will bring the Bayou State cooler temperatures and lower humidity for the next few days. Davyon Hill with the National Weather Service in Shreveport says says the heat and humidity will return Friday afternoon, so get outside the next few days and enjoy this brief return to spring like weather…
State Police report a Sunday night single vehicle crash killed a woman from Alexandria
The crash, which occurred on Interstate 49, north of LA Hwy 174, claimed the life of 52 year old Delissa Horn. Authorities believe it was a tire failure that led to the crash. Horn was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
The battle to deter hazing on college campuses continues with a bill on the way to the Governor’s desk authored by Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry. It revises the state’s current anti-hazing laws based on the recommendations of law enforcement, and requires organizations to report hazing much sooner in the process.
The Louisiana Democratic Presidential Primary has been pushed back a month to April 4th, 2020, making this cycle’s Louisiana primary the latest in two decades. Some are concerned the change could leave the state voting after a primary winner has all but been decided.
The 2019 Legislative Session marks the first increase in base funding for higher education in a decade. Lawmakers appropriated an additional 47-million dollars to help with mandated costs for universities and colleges. Higher Ed Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed says this time lawmakers were attentive to their issues…
On the heels of Governor Edwards’ signature of abortion restrictions, a poll is out showing 42 percent of Democratic voters would like another Democrat to challenge the incumbent in the gubernatorial race. Only 43 percent of Democrats say they would not like to see another Democrat, Among Democrats under 35-years-old, 64 percent support having another Dem option in the race. 60 percent of Democrats opposed his signing of the restrictions. We Ask America, who ran the poll, is reportedly a Republican friendly polling firm.
Governor Edwards signs legislation allowing eyewitness identification experts the right to testify in criminal trials. Innocence Project New Orleans Staff Attorney Kia Hayes says this policy brings the state in line with most other states and could cut down on the instances of false identifications. Hayes says 28 people that they know of, have been convicted on a case of mistaken identity.
LSU scientists estimate the 2019 Dead Zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the second largest since measurements began in 1985. The dead zone is a low oxygen area in the Gulf that threatens living resources, like fish, shrimp and crabs. Agricultural practices in the Midwest created the dead zone some 50 years ago.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging everyone in southwest Louisiana to participate in a hurricane evacuation study conducted by LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. Institute Director Brant Mitchell says the survey is looking for information to better assist in evacuation operations.
We go to game 6 in the NBA finals. That after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors last night 106 to 105. Toronto still leads the series 3 games to 2. Game six takes place Thursday.. Airtime 7p on 94.7 ESPN
ESPN reports that the Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, David Griffin, is open to a multi-team trade in order to get the biggest return possible for trading All-Star Anthony Davis. It’s reported the Lakers, Clippers, Nets and Knicks have all asked about A-D who is entering the final year of his contract.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans continue to add to their front office by hiring former UCONN and WNBA star Swin Cash. The 39-year-old Cash won three WNBA titles and two national championships with UCONN. According to ESPN, Cash will scout, help with player development and perform other roles.
The Saints have reportedly signed cornerback Kayvon Webster. The former third round pick in 2013 has played for the Broncos, Rams and Texans, but injuries have prevented him from playing more than 11 games in a season.
Minicamp begins today for the Saints and all three practices are open to the public, weather permitting. The practices are from noon until 1:20 in the afternoon.
On the air today….
Houston Astros vs Milwaukee 6:35p 94.7 ESPN