3:30 LRN Newscast August 6

Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform efforts that were enacted last year. The legislation helped Louisiana lose the title of Incarceration Captial of the World, by reducing the inmate population, while expanding probation and parole opportunities for mostly nonviolent offender. Edwards is one of a handful governors invited to the meeting.

Colorado State University hurricane researchers continue to predict a below average season as we get closer to the season’s historical peak for activity. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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A Kenner mom is under arrest after allegedly assaulting the citizens who rescued her 11 month and 3 year-old children from a hot car. Kenner Police Lt. Michael Cunningham says after the mother discovered strangers helped her children get out of the stuffy vehicle, the mother ran out out of a place of business, and started punching the good Samaritans.
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The mother, 22-year-old Shawnise Sherman, was arrested and booked on battery and Child Desertion charges.

The Harvest Center Church in Lafayette had a break-in, where items from a school supply drive were stolen. But Pastor Daniel Kelly says they are not asking authorities not to press charges against the alleged thief….
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Kelly says news of the break-in has led to more financial and school supply donations.