1:30 LRN Newscast August 31

Forecasters are monitoring a tropical wave over Hispaniola that’s expected to cross Florida and reach the eastern Gulf. But the National Hurricane Center gives the tropical wave a 10-percent chance of developing into a tropical storm. The system could increase rain chances next week and rain is also in the forecast for this weekend…
cut 11 (08) “…the weekend”
That’s Frank Rivett with the National Weather Service in Slidell.

Ten years ago Saturday, Hurricane Gustav made landfall near Cocodrie and left 1.5 million Louisiana utility customers in the dark. Former Entergy spokesperson Jeff Holeman appeared on Talk Louisiana and says utility crew workers from 26 states and Canada came to help restore power lines…
Cut 5 (12) “…unaffected.”
Some Entergy customers were without power for three weeks.

A St. James Parish employee is facing two felony charges after allegedly shooting a dog that walked onto his property while children watched as they waited on their school bus, then throwing that dog into a canal. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
Voicer 2 (30) “I’m Jeff Palermo”

North Webster High School was evacuated today after school officials received an emailed bomb threat. Springhill authorities are trying to determine the source of the threat.