A horrible storm blew through northwest Louisiana last night leaving thousands without power and one woman dead. The National Weather Service in Shreveport reported 60-70 mile per hour winds were knocking out power lines and trees. Senior Meteorologist Jason Hansford says a woman was walking down a street during the height of the storms when the winds really started picking up…:
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He says as of this morning there were still over 50,000 people who did not have power.
The 7-week-old baby in Monroe who was allegedly abused by his parents has been placed on a ventilator. Police say 29-year-old James Hall, who reportedly teaches at Carroll High School, and his wife, 27-year-old Emily Hall of Monroe were charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after taking their son to the hospital. Doctors told officers the baby was bleeding from the brain as a result of abuse. Today he is considered in very critical condition.
Over 60-thousand Louisiana residents who purchased insurance through the marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act are facing a rate increase in the double digits. Jeff Palermo has the story…:
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Louisiana State Police say two women died in a crash just after midnight in Rapides Parish and they weren’t buckled up. Trooper Scott Moreau says they responded to the crash in Alexandria on La Hwy 1205 around 12:15am and learned a Honda was being driven by 31-year-old Heather McComic of Boyce…:
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He says McComic died at a local hospital and her only passenger, 29-year-old Ashley Gallien of Pineville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither woman was restrained.
The Vice-Principal in Baton Rouge who was sent to jail this week after being caught allegedly sending naked pictures of himself to an 8th grader has now reportedly been suspended without pay. The suspension, which began Tuesday after Edwin Chastang’s arrest, was changed to unpaid yesterday.