Your Morning News
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — NBC33 Morning Edition airs from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. weekdays. Here are the top stories you need to know before walking out the door this morning.
TRAFFIC-No traffic incidents to tell you about this morning. Buckle up and drive safely as you head out on the roads this morning.
WEATHER- A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
LOCAL NEWS- The Department of Health and Hospitals is dealing with the 859 million dollars that was slashed from the state's Medicaid budget yesterday. Charity Hospitals, Hospice Care, and Medicaid Providers are among those at risk and funding to the LSU Public Hospitals and rural hospitals will be cut. Two men are locked up this morning after an alleged home invasion and sexual assault yesterday morning at an apartment complex on Jefferson Park Drive. The first official at the state level accused in the Federal Corruption trial, Operation Blighted Officials, pled guilty to racketeering. If convicted, 67 year old Richard Chambers could face five years in prison. The sentencing of former Saint Gabriel Mayor George Grace was moved to August 27th. The State Fire Marshall's Office as well as the Baker Fire Department are looking into a case of arson that caused more than 80 thousand dollars in damage at Bakerfield Elementary School in Baker. Two leaders have been named to take over schools in the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone. Ericka Jones will serve as Principal for Crestworth Learning Academy and Roy Walker will serve as Principal for Capitol High School. Everything is back to normal at the Flowers Baking Company this morning after a fire forced everyone to evacuate on Sunday afternoon.
All this and much more in this morning's recap of your morning news.
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