News for Friday 091319
Compiled by Dave Graichen
The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories near the Bahamas for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. If it becomes a named storm, it would be Humberto The track, as of now, shows the storm moving towards Florida.
State Climatologist Barry Keim says while the system does bear watching from the perspective of Louisiana, Keim says local temps are more worth focusing on as it looks like another really hot weekend, with temps about 5 degrees above normal. Keim says the high pressure that is causing clear skies, lack of rainfall, and hot temps are serving as protection from tropical systems, creating an environment steering them up the east coast.
Desmond Harris the man accused of killing a transgender person in Alexandria back in 2017 was found Not Guilty yesterday. Harris was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 29 year old Jeffery McGlory in August 2017. The two were in a relationship, and according to a neighbor, they fought a lot. Harris was facing an automatic sentence of life in prison.
A report from the Trust for America’s Health says Louisiana’s adult obesity rate is at 37-percent, fourth highest in the nation. President for T-F-A-H, John Auerbach says obesity puts people at risk for type two diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and many types of cancers. He says obesity is also estimated to increase national healthcare spending by 149-million dollars a year…the organization is suggesting a tax on sugary drinks.
A recent poll shows voters are for the most part undecided on who they’ll cast their ballot for Insurance Commissioner in October. Surprisingly, incumbent Jim Donelon polled with just 35-percent compared to his challenger Tim Temple’s 20-percent. Pollster Bernie Pisonat says for a long-time incumbent it’s not ideal. 45-percent of voters surveyed are undecided or wouldn’t say who they want as Insurance Commissioner.
The Louisiana Department of Education has revoked the license at Assembly Kidz Care in West Monroe and pulled funding after an investigation shows the mistreatment of several three year olds. Police have charged 48-year old Yolanda Jackson with felony cruelty to juveniles. Video was obtained showing Jackson dropping, grabbing and dragging children. She’s also been accused of hitting and shaking children.
A Sam Houston High School Student is behind bars after threatening to shoot his fellow classmates in Moss Bluff. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Kim Myers says they might not know if the student intended to carry thru with the threat or not but classmates took the threat seriously and reported it to the school resource officer.
The teen was booked at the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with terrorizing.
In a developing story.. Lake Charles Police report one person is dead following a casino robbery in Lake Charles Thursday. Police were called to the EZ Aces Truck Stop at 5:00 am in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that two people had been shot; one fatally. Police say the two suspects were in the process of brutally attacking the victim within the casino when the victim was able to shoot them.
The Louisiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs holds its Second Annual Suicide Prevention Summit today in in Baton Rouge. L-D-V-A spokesperson Alex Juan says the event is open to everyone and it’s not just limited to veterans. Juan says a simple small act of support can have a big impact. Juan says for each suicide, 135 people are directly impacted and making the public aware of resources is critical.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 30-year-old man for taking two school buses for a joyride. Sheriff Jason Ard says surveillance footage from inside the bus was distributed to the public, which helped them nab the want a be bus driver.
A former Iberville Parish deputy accused of coercing a woman to perform a sex act on a 1-year-old in exchange for not jailing her pleaded not guilty Thursday to a litany of sex crime felonies. Authorities say 42 year old Shaderick Jones asked a woman to perform a sex act on the child in exchange for not arresting her on an open warrant obtained following a traffic infraction. The child's mother, 26 year old Iyehesa Todd was also arrested and indicted on several child pornography and sexual assault felonies with Jones.
The father of a 1-year-old Baton Rouge boy who died May 4 of blunt force injuries to his chest and abdomen has been indicted on second-degree murder. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury returned that charge Wednesday against 33 year old Terence Ransom in the death of Josiah Crockett. A second-degree murder conviction would carry a mandatory term of life in prison.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is touring the state in an effort to drum up support for constitutional amendment 4 on the October ballet that she says would help to combat the affordable housing shortage. The campaign is known as “Vote Yes 4 NOLA homes” aims to allow New Orleans to exempt properties with no more than 15 residential units from ad valorem taxes to incentivize the creation of more units, more affordably. Cantrell says where the parish needs help is in altering state law, so the action needs a statewide ballot vote, which is why she is highlighting the need across the state.
Houston Astros @ Kansas City 6:40p 94.7 ESPN
Saturday September 14th
LA Tech @ Bowling Green 2:30p 94.7 ESPN
LSU vs Northwestern St. 4:30p 96.9 KZMZ / 104.9 & 970 KSYL
Sunday September 15th
Cowboys @ Redskins 11:30a 94.7 ESPN
N.O. Saints @ Rams 1p 96.9 KZMZ
Eagles @ Falcons 6:30p 94.7 ESPN
Monday September 16th
Browns @ Jets 6:30p 94.7 ESPN