Colorado State University hurricane researchers continue to predict a below average season. Researcher Phil Klotzbach says a major contributing factor is the cold temperature of the tropical Atlantic Ocean waters. With the bulk of hurricane activity traditionally happening in August and beyond, Klotzbach breaks down the numbers of the remaining season.
The governor’s office says John Bel Edwards will be one of a handful of governors who will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform. Louisiana’s justice reforms have lowered the state’s prison population, but Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator John Kennedy say its put dangerous criminals back on the streets.
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 cameras showed the citizens helping the children exit the vehicle and after the mother discovered this, Cunningham says the mother ran out, and started punching the good Samaritans.
The mother, 22-year-old Shawnise Sherman, was arrested and booked with Simple battery and Child Desertion.
The Harvest Center Church in Lafayette says they will not press charges against a man who stole donations from their school supply drive. Pastor Daniel Kelly says they confronted the culprit, who claimed he needed the supplies for his family. Kelly says they found the culprit and he has been confronted. But the pastor explains why they will not be seeking legal ramifications for him.