5:30 LRN Newscast June 12

The Louisiana Supreme Court reversed its previous “lookback window” decision after State Attorney General Liz Murrill requested a rehearing. Murrill says it’s Justice for victims and that child victims deserve their day in court. The Archdiocese of New Orleans says they respect the court’s decision and that it’s always been their intention to compensation survivors of sexual abuse.

The Louisiana Department of Health is reminding everyone to take precautions against mosquito bites this summer that could carry the West Nile Virus. State Epidemiologist Theresa Sokol says while 80 percent of people show no symptoms some can develop West Nile fever, flu-like symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and rashes.

Cut 4 (12) “…several weeks.” 

She recommends using an EPA-approved mosquito repellant to protect yourself.

The first tropical wave of the 2024 Hurricane season has formed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and while it’s not an immediate threat to Louisiana LSU Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s forecasted to bring torrential rain to southern Florida.

Cut 6  (12) “…of next week. ” 

NOAA has predicted 8 to 13 hurricanes this year for the Atlantic season with 4 to 7 forecasted to be major hurricanes.

Even though LSU isn’t defending their 2023 National Championship you can still take part in the College World Series Jello Shot Challenge, somewhat, by donating to the Baton Rouge Food Bank. We’ve got a link on our Louisiana Radio Network’s Factbook and Twitter pages. Last year LSU fans far and away won the Jello Shot Challenge with just under 65,000 shots consumed. The Jello-Shot Challenge has become the second biggest event to watch in Omaha in June.