10:30 Newscast August 31, 2015

A new Louisiana State Police cadet class begins their first full day of training today in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Nick Manale says even though they’ve added over 100 troopers since 2014, they are still hoping to have another cadet class soon, after this current one wraps up…

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Manale says 80 cadets will participate in this cadet class.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says three people have been arrested after allegedly striking moving vehicles with full one-gallon water jugs. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre says their investigation led to the arrest of 19-year-old Chance Lambert, 18-year-old Layne Goodman, and 17-year-old James McCormack…

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The suspects are being charged with felony aggravated criminal damage to property.

As we enter the month of September, it’s usually the busiest month of the year for the hurricane season. But State Climatologist Barry Keim says this year an El Nino is creating wind shear, which is hurting the formation of storms. He says although conditions have been working against storms, we’ve already had six named storms and 10 to 12 is the average…

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Keim says in September, we typically see an average of three to four named storms in the north-Atlantic and about two to three become hurricanes.

State Police say a single vehicle crash in Catahoula Parish has taken the life of a Ferriday woman. They say a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Donna Oliveaux was traveling at a high rate of speed when she lost control. The vehicle exited the roadway, traveled down a steep embankment and struck several trees. Oliveaux was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.