3:30 LRN Newscast May 31

Tomorrow begins the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and there’s potential for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. LRN meteorologist John Wetherbee says a Pacific hurricane by name of the Agatha made landfall in southern Mexico yesterday and there’s a good chance its remnants could reform near the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. He says confidence is growing that we could see our first named storm of the season…:

CUT 08(06)      “…this weekend.”

He says, if it develops, it should move east and northeast and not threaten Louisiana.

Gunfire erupted today outside a high school graduation ceremony in New Orleans, leaving one woman dead and two men injured. NOPD says it happened on the Xavier University campus, where Jefferson High’s commencement had just finished. Officers say a dispute between two young women escalated to the shooting.


Major changes for hunting and fishing licenses and fees go into effect tomorrow. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Undersecretary Bryan McClinton says fishing licenses are going up $7.50, but the license has been broadened to include additional fishing options…:

CUT 05(11)      “…gear fee.”

To get up-to-speed on all the changes, visit “wlf.louisiana.gov”

There’s been another escape from a Louisiana juvenile detention center. This time the Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martin parish, where two 19-year-olds got out Monday and are still at large. The state Office of Juvenile Justice has been plagued with security issues and escapes in the recent past; one in East Baton Rouge, another in Jefferson parish and a third in Red River Parish.

A Monroe man is behind bars for allegedly abducting a woman and raping her multiple times over the weekend. 31-year-old Deangelo Burgess was arrested Monday; charged with rape, battery and false imprisonment.