15:30 Newscast, August 20th, 2015

Hurricane Danny continues to churn in the Atlantic as the first hurricane of the 2015 season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s a relatively small storm with hurricane force winds extending only 10 miles from the center. He says that makes it much harder to predict what exactly it will do so we need to keep an eye on it..:
CUT 8 (06) “almost anywhere”
He says they expect the storm to become a Cat 2 within the next couple of days.

The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office says they’ve arrested a man who is accused of keeping his 17-year-old girlfriend captive in a home also occupied by his 7-year-old child. Commander Chris Ivey says the young child was found by deputies in disgusting room…:
CUT 10 (10) “environment”
27-year-old 27-year-old Terry Landry is charged with domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment and criminal neglect.

The Department of Health and Hospitals confirms 20 cases of West Nile have been reported so far this year. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says of these cases, 10 were the neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the virus. He says a small number of infected people will develop serious symptoms…:
CUT 13 (12) “over 65″
He says it’s important to take preventative measures when outdoors.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two men have been cited for alleged alligator violations in Grant Parish. They say 38-year-old Chad Watts and 43-year-old Patrick Daniels of Colfax took alligators during a closed season and with no license. 12 gators were found recently harvested at the subject’s residence. The two face hefty fines and up to 120 days in jail.