Much of Louisiana remains arid and dry due to La Nina’ conditions. Kelley Ray talked with State Climatologist Barry Keim about a benefit some are seeing…
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Matt Lauer of the Today Show is yet another to be accused of sexual harassment. Emelie Gunn has more on why victims are now being taken seriously….
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A Denham Springs woman has been arrested for filing a false police report after she allegedly told authorities she was raped by a Livingston Parish deputy. State Police say 38-year-old Sherri Penton and the unidentified deputy met on a social dating website in mid-October. State Trooper Bryan Lee explains what happened…
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After the incident, Penton went to a hospital claiming she was sexually assaulted. That is when Lee says State Police became involved. During their investigation, conflicting statements from Penton were revealed…
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DNA tests cleared the deputy of any wrongdoing. Penton was arrested and charged with Filing a False Complaint against Law Enforcement. Lee says when a law officer is accused, they seriously take any allegations cast against them…
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Louisiana is falling further behind in rainfall. The recent arid conditions is blamed on the current La Nina pattern that is in place. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there has been very little rain this fall…
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A warm and dry winter is predicted for Louisiana. Keim says much of north Louisiana is already seeing drought conditions…
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An updated three-month forecast is due from the Climate Prediction Center tomorrow. Keim says he expects more of the same. With this weather pattern, he says the strong La Nina will keep moisture from coming south…
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The North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday that landed in the Sea of Japan. Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore says the 33-year-old leader of North Korea is ordering these strikes to act like he has a seat at the table with powerful countries like the U.S. But he says if Kim Jong Un tries to go to war with us, he will lose.
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Honore predicts North Korea has about 12 nuclear warheads and the U.S. has about 3,900. He says the size of Kim Jong Un’s army is not to fight outside countries, it’s to control his people.
U.S. officials says these missiles launched by North Korea could comfortably reach anywhere in America. Honore says South Koreans need to be more aggressive getting information inside of the communist country. He says it’s a hard task to unify the Korean peninsula because not everyone wants it done.
The Today Show Host Matt Lauer is another prominent name who has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Michelle Many says after seeing so many well-known names accused of sexual harassment, victims are feeling more confident coming forward but not so much because of the consequences the offender may face.
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Alabama judge Roy Moore and Minnesota Senator Al Franken are just two names in politics accused of sexual misconduct. Many says in the past, these claims were handled differently in the workplace and not always taken seriously. She says women often faced further victimized by coming out with allegations.
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Many says the general consciousness of sexual assault and harassment has been raised over the last 10 or so years. She says it’s time for employers to take another look at this issue and establish a protocol in the event allegations come out.
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