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News for Wednesday 091113

By Dave Graichen


He is now a hurricane. Hurricane Humberto continues to move off to the northwest in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, no threat to the US at this time.  Humberto became the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season this morning at 5 a.m. But, even with Humberto, the 2013 hurricane season will go down in the record books for its lack  of hurricanes through the first-half of the season. State Climatologist  Barry Keim says this is only the fourth time since 1941 in which the  first hurricane did not form until after September seventh.  In modern history, September 11th is the latest we've gone without  having a hurricane.


A  low pressure system just east of Mexico's  Yucatan  Peninsula  is given  a 20% chance of developing into a named storm within the next two days.  The  system is expected to drift west over the peninsula, then into the Bay  of  Campeche


This one doesn’t seem to want to go away. Sports Illustrated released part 1 of its investigative report into NCAA  violations and other improprieties that allegedly occurred while Les  Miles was the head coach at Oklahoma State. The article claims players  received money from booster and former assistant coaches who worked  under Miles.  The S-I article quotes several former players who said they received  between two and ten-thousand dollars annually from assistant coaches at  O-S-U and boosters.


A Baton Rouge judge  orders the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office to confiscate the records  from  LSU's  recently completed presidential search. Four months ago, Judge Janice Clark ordered the LSU Board of Supervisors to turn over the list of candidates for the job, but the board has not complied.  Political  analyst  Bernie Pinsonat says  this  gives  the  strong  impression  LSU  is  hiding

something.  Two  newspapers  filed  suit  in  an  attempt  to  get access to the presidential search records.


The police chief of the Union Parish town  of  Spearsville  has been arrested;  accused  of  raping  a  child between 8 and 10 years old. Union Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dusty Gates says a family member alerted them to allegations against  64-year-old Chief Steve Bodine. He says after a year-long investigation Bodine was arrested. His bond is set at half-a-million  dollars.


Officials  in  Mississippi  are  investigating a crash involving  an Amtrak City of New Orleans train and  an  18-wheeler  that  happened this  Tuesday in Holmes County. They say the train was carrying  152

passengers  and  11 crew members at the time and no serious injuries were reported. There  is  no  information  on  the  condition of the driver and the crash remains under investigation.


Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says the new centralized state Office  of Debt Recovery should be completely up and running by early 2014. A  law passed this past Spring set up the ODR, to collect all debt owed to  various state agencies and offices. Barfield says that adds up to quite  a lot.  He says a little over $2-billion is owed to Louisiana's many agencies.


The Vermillion Parish Sheriff's  office says an Erath man is in jail on manslaughter charges after he allegedly  shot  and killed another man. Officials aren't releasing and more details on  Randall Charles

Lowery who was arrested at 2:15 Tuesday morning.


The Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parush got  a bit bigger Monday night. Another section of trees and land fell into the  muddy  water hole,  increasing  the  sinkhole's  overall size to nearly 27 acres.Nearby Highway 70 was not affected by the latest slough-in.


A colonel has been named to lead the Nicholls State Colonels. Former  Army Lt. Colonel Dr. Bruce Murphy has been named the new university  President at Nicholls. Murphy, who is currently VP of Student Affairs at  Air University in Alabama, says he fell for Nicholls State from his  first visit.



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