A tornado watch has been issued until 10 o’clock tonight for several north Louisiana parishes and it includes the cities of Shreveport and Monroe. Forecaster with the National Weather Service in Shreveport Patrick Omundson says much of north Louisiana is also under a flash flood watch, due to all the backwater left from the recent flooding.
Cut 11 (11) “significant flooding”
Omundson also cautions people to watch out for lightening today.
A measure to create protection for public school students who are parents or expectant mothers has been passed out of the Senate Education Committee. Metairie Rep. Stephanie Hilferty is a co-author of the legislation and says only 40 percent of teen mothers finish high school…
Cut 13 (10) “child’s birth”
A bill has passed out of the House Health and Welfare Committee to extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. Cindy Collins with the Louisiana Abortion Recovery Alliance says right now, the law doesn’t give women enough time to think about all of their options.
CUT 3 (12) “enough time”
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of murdering his 28-year-old wife. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says 52-year-old Sam Clark, Jr. admitted to police he shot Kimberly Perkins Clark twice in the head on the spillway levee bridge. He says the couple was driving over the bridge right before she was killed.
CUT 7 (10) “the water”
Clark is charged with second degree murder.