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News For Tuesday 07/09/13

News for Tuesday 070913

By Dave Graichen


The  season's  third named storm, Tropical Storm Chantal, has formed in the mid-Atlantic,  with  a  course  predicted  to take it towards Florida's  east  coast. That's where most computer models  show  the storm heading, but  there  ARE  a few that forecast a track into the Gulf of Mexico. Chantal is still several days from any possible U.S. landfall. We'll keep an eye on it for you.


State  Police  say  a  20-year-old  Marksville   man   died   in   a single-vehicle  crash in Avoyelles Parish. They say Christian C Cole lost control of his  truck  and  drove  off  Highway  107  hitting a culvert then a tree. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


A  $5,000 reward is being offered for  information  leading  to  the arrest  and conviction of the hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of  an  off-duty  New  Orleans  police officer. Officer Rodney Thomas  was involved in a minor accident  at  about  1  a.m.  Sunday morning on  I-10.  He was struck when he got out of his car to check on the other person  in  the  wreck.  Police  are looking for a late model white Porsche with possible damage to its right front side.


Shreveport Police identify the three-year-old who died last week, after  being left unattended inside a hot car. They say Seriah Delafosse (sur-  EYE-uh DEL-uh-foss) died from heat stroke after almost 19 hours in the  vehicle.  The child's mother, Krystal Delafosse, told officers she forgot the  child in the car when she got home on the evening of July 4th, and  didn't discover the girl until 4:30 the next afternoon. The Child’s  death is still under investigation, and charges against the  child's mom are possible.


The  U.S.  Coast  Guard has re-opened the Mississippi River near its mouth, after a tug boat sank there Saturday. Spokesman Petty Officer Carlos Vega says efforts  to find the sunken vessel have so far been unsuccessful, but that tells  them  it's  not  in  the way of, and a threat to shipping traffic.He  says  shallow  draft vessels may proceed at a slow,  safe  pace. Meanwhile the search for the sunken 48-foot tug "C Pec" continues.


The Coast Guard continues  searching  for  man who fell overboard in the Gulf of Mexico south of Port Fourchon. 36-year-old  Hung  Nguyen was  on  a  commercial  dive boat when he went missing. The ship and crew conducted an extensive  search,  Now  the  Coast  Guard  has  2 helicopters  and three fixed-wing aircraft scanning the area for any sign of the man,  who's  been  in  the  water  since  early Saturday



State Police  report a total of five fatal crashes over the July 4th weekend, resulting  in  6  deaths.  Three  of  the  victims were not wearing  seat  belts.  One  of  the  wrecks  is  known to have  been alcohol-related.


East  Baton  Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar more has formally charged LSU running back Jeremy Hill with simple battery in the case of the bar fight  outside  Reggie's  in  April.  The 20 year old was suspended  by  Coach  Les Miles in May when the Mad Hatter  said  he would wait for the legal  process  to  carry  out before he made any further action against Hill.


Governor Bobby Jindal announced a Baton Rouge Company, CB&I will be adding 400 jobs from out-of-state locations to the company's  Baton  Rouge  location. The new  direct jobs will pay salaries averaging $68,000 to $78,000  per year plus benefits.


Governor Bobby Jindal confirms he has no plans to run for U.S. Senate  against incumbent Mary Landrieu in the fall of 2014. Though a Jindal  advisor two weeks ago said the Governor has "no interest", reporters at  a Jindal press conference Monday heard it from the Governor himself.


Bossier  City Police say a suspected  drunk  driver  is  accused  of trying to  kill a police officer, by ramming his patrol car with his pickup truck.  41-year-old  Robert  Abraham led officers on a chase, when they attempted to stop him. He slammed his vehicle into a squad car twice before losing control, taking out a gas meter and crashing

into  a house. He faces a slew of charges  including  attempted  1st degree murder of an officer and 4th offense DWI.


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