3:30 PM Newscast June 17

Jackson, Mississippi Police Chief Joseph Wade says he’s still waiting on the medical examiner to confirm the cause of death of four-year-old Erin Brunett of Loranger.

Cut 12 (11) “…that information.” 

He says both Daniel Callihan and Victoria Cox have been charged with Erin’s murder along with sexual battery. In addition to charges in Mississippi, the two face charges in Tangipahoa Parish and Wade says they anticipate federal charges will be issued in the next few days. 

The US Surgeon General is pushing to require social media to display a warning. Haggai Davis with General Informatics says he doesn’t expect the warning to pass Congress. Even if it does pass, he encourages parents of social media addicted children to do more than just hope the warning works.

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Former LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles is suing LSU saying their decision to vacate 37 of his wins is costing 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…

Cut 3 (14) “…embarrassing.” 

A news release from Miles said it’s quote “an irrational and unfair self-inflicted punishment.”

Though the storm in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t expected to hit Louisiana directly, rain and wind are expected throughout this week. Meteorologist Marti Calhoun with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles reminds everyone forecasts can change and no one should be caught preparing for a storm while the storm is happening.

Cut 11 (07) ” …nature.”