Parish by Parish June 5, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La.(NBC33) — Lafayette - Millions of people will see Mickey Shunicks' face on a race car next week. Acadiana racer Buster Graham is putting the missing 22 year olds picture on the hood of his Ford Fusion, in Saturday’s race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. The event will be televised on the Speed Network, and almost five million people are expected to be watching. Racer Graham lives in Shunick's neighborhood, and his 18 year old daughter has joined the effort to bring Mickey home.
Terrebonne - A long time worker at a fabrication shop is dead after an accident at the plant. It happened around 2:30 yesterday at the oil states plant in Houma. Deputies say 52 year old Timothy Morvant died when a structure fell on top of him. Other workers had to use a crane to get the structure of Morvant. He was taken to the hospital, that's where he died.
Pointe Coupee - In New Roads, ground is broken on a road that will bring new business to the city. The proposed highway will be called Memorial Boulevard. It will connect Hospital Road with Major Parkway. On top of new business, about 300 jobs are expected. The mayor, along with people in new roads say, it's the economic boost the city needs.
Orleans - A real life legal drama continues today in a New Orleans courtroom involving two Hollywood actors. Jury selection got underway today in a federal lawsuit involving Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Costner. Baldwin is suing Costner over their investments in an oil separating device that BP used in the clean up efforts following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The lawsuit claims Costner and a business partner duped Baldwin and a friend out of their shares of an 18 million dollar deal with BP. The judge in the case told prospective jurors they could not be influenced by the celebrity status of Baldwin and Costner.
That's a look at what's happening - parish by parish.