Houma police say after 30-year-old Asha Randolph allegedly threw her infant son off a bridge Friday; she faces attempted murder charges. Lt. Travis Theriot says when officers arrived at the Liberty Street Bridge around 5 PM they learned that Randolph tossed her child into Bayou Terrebonne and according to witnesses shortly after went in to retrieve him. A motive has not been determined.
The child is expected to make a full recovery.
Hurricane Ian is in the Caribbean nearing Cuba and heading towards Florida as a Category 1 hurricane. Ben Schott with NOAA says its path shows some uncertainty, but not enough to concern us in Louisiana.
She was the matriarch of a family of 105, including former Governor—and Lt. Governor—Kathleen Blanco. Lucille Babineaux is being laid to rest today in New Iberia. Marsanne Golsby has more on her remarkable life.