06:30 LRN Newscast August 26

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a Category One Storm as it moves farther inland over southeastern Texas. It made landfall last night at around 10 PM near Corpus Christi as a Category Four storm with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour. The potential for 6 to 15 inches of rain still exists in southwest Louisiana over the next several days.

Governor John Bel Edwards says even though the storm made landfall in Texas, Louisiana residents need to stay prepared…
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The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows Harvey remaining in southeast Texas through Thursday morning and begin drifting to the north in the middle of next week.

AAA predicts Hurricane Harvey will drive up prices at the pump. Spokesperson Don Redman says refineries are shut down due to the storm and supply will be impacted, which leads to higher prices. He says this is the kind of thing they warn about during hurricane season.
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Redman encourages everyone to fuel up now before prices start to rise.

A Shreveport woman caught on camera stuffing 11 bottles of alcohol into her purse, pants, and bra has been arrested after the surveillance footage went viral. Cpl. Angie Willhite says officers responded to the incident at Thrifty Liquor Store.
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37-year-old Sekonie Jones faces one count of misdemeanor theft.