2:30 PM Newscast June 17

Former LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles has filed a lawsuit against LSU for their decision to vacate the wins while he coached claiming it cost him the chance for a College Football Hall of Fame qualification. Tiger Rag Editor Todd Horne says it’s embarrassing, and the violations happened under Miles’s watch but Miles is claiming the penalties were an irrational and unfair self-inflicted punishment.

Cut 5 (09)  “…program.”

The NCAA is also listed as a defendant.

The cause of death for Callie Brunett, the Loranger mother who was murdered last week along with one of her two daughters who was kidnapped has been released. Tangipahoa Parish Coroner Rick Foster tells The Advocate that 35-year-old mother died of multiple sharp force injuries. Police in Jackson Mississippi are currently holding a press conference and are expected to release the cause of death for the younger daughter, Erin.

The US Surgeon General says he wants warning labels on social media. In his op-ed letter to the New York Times, he cited studies finding young people who spend three hours on social media have double the risk of anxiety and depression symptoms. While Haggai Davis with General Informatics agrees social media is harmful, he’s not sure if a simple warning will do all that much.

Cut 7 (07) “…whole ‘nother thing.”  


There’s a storm in the Gulf of Mexico and Meteorologist Marti Calhoun with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles says it’s likely to get progressively windier until Thursday, though the strongest winds should remain in Texas. Still, she cautions that the wind that does hit Louisiana could lead to coastal flooding in areas of the state that have already seen significant rainfall.

Cut 10 (12) “…values.”