Harvey expected to bring heavy rainfall to Louisiana
Posted on 8/23/2017 11:54:00 AM.

Tropical Depression Harvey has re-formed in the Gulf of Mexico and it could be a significant rainmaker for Louisiana. Joe Rua, with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, says Harvey is expected make landfall as a strong Tropical Storm near Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday, but Louisiana will certainly feel the impact.

Harvey, Joe Rua, Jim Waskom

Police: 38-year-old man beats elderly driver in road rage incident
Posted on 8/23/2017 11:48:00 AM.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an elderly man in Opelousas in a road rage incident. Police Chief Donald Thompson says they arrested Joshua Babineaux this morning after the public recognized him from surveillance video released to the media. He says the attack happened after the 72-year-old victim supposedly cut off Babineaux and they pulled over.

Opelousas Police Department, Donald Thompson, Joshua Babineaux

Rayne woman starts petition to replace Confederate monuments with Britney Spears statues
Posted on 8/23/2017 10:51:00 AM.

Thousands have signed a petition on Change.org that seeks to replace statues of Confederate soldiers in Louisiana with pop star Britney Spears. Rayne native and petition creator, Kassie Thibodeaux, says Spears is a Louisiana hero who should be memorialized.

Britney Spears, Confederate monuments, Kassie Thibodeaux

Vet: Mike is confident, interactive and affectionate
Posted on 8/23/2017 6:09:00 AM.
LSU is proud of its new live mascot Mike VII, which came from a rescue facility in Florida. When Mike Six passed away, the school rejected offers from breeders, instead LSU System President F King Alexander says they wanted to save a Tiger that didn’t have a permanent home.
Mike VII, Mike the Tiger, LSU, David Baker, F. King Alexander

Powerball jackpot second largest ever at $700 million
Posted on 8/23/2017 4:59:00 AM.

People all over Louisiana are rushing to get a Powerball ticket as tonight’s jackpot has reached $700-million, with a cash value of $443 million. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says they’ve had sales in the Bayou State over 20-million dollars just for this run.

Powerball, Louisiana Lottery, Kim Chopin

Gov. Edwards addresses disturbance in Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 8/23/2017 4:20:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards says state officials are monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico and GOHSEP has activated its crisis action team. He says the storm could hit Southeast Texas sometime Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, so Southwest Louisiana should be on alert.
Governor John Bel Edwards, GOHSEP, Mitch Landrieu

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