Parish by Parish April 17, 2012
POSTED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 7:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — Caddo - A Shreveport shooting suspect is dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound after leading police on a multi-parish chase. Louisiana state police say 46 year old OB Mitchell, reached speeds of up to 125 miles an hour on interstate 49 in Natchitoches parish. Authorities used spikes to stop his vehicle at mile marker 120. They say that's when he committed suicide this all began around 10 last night in the 1300 block of Lawhon. Investigators say Mitchell was trying to break into his ex-girlfriend's house, and when she tried to run away he shot her in the torso then took off in his vehicle. The victim, Lakeisha Robinson, is recovering in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Orleans - Almost two dozen companies that made government issued trailers victims of hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay more than 14 million dollars. It's part of a class action settlement of claims those shelters exposed people inside to dangerous fumes. The settlement means tens of thousands of victims could see some share of the 14 million dollars. If it's approved by a federal district judge, it would be the largest mass settlement involving FEMA trailers.
East Baton Rouge - Susan G. Komen and representatives from across Louisiana came together at the state capitol to encourage lawmakers to support a state breast cancer screening program. Komen officials say funding for the Louisiana breast and cervical health program is in danger of getting cut. That program offers breast cancer screening and other preventive measures for low income and uninsured women. Volunteers and survivors brought a petition before state lawmakers today to help protect the program's funding. Louisiana ranks second in the nation for breast cancer deaths.
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.