Your Morning News 3/07/12

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:49am

NBC33 Morning Edition with Neeha Curtis and Jesse Vinturella 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- There's a road closure to tell you about today. King Arthur Boulevard near South Harrell's Ferry will be closed starting today and lasting until March 22. This is part of a Green Light Project to widen South Harrell's Ferry.

WEATHER- Mostly cloudy today with a high of 77 and a 20 percent chance of rain.

LOCAL NEWS- Three people suspected of killing the Marchand family less than three weeks ago are behind bars this morning. They were taken into custody at the Ascension Parish jail yesterday. Also, police are looking for 17 year-old Jordan Tate and 23 year-old Lashonda Sanford in connection with the Monday morning murder of Jeremy Stewart on Columbus Dunn.

REGIONAL NEWS- Former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace has been deemed a flight risk and will stay behind bars until he is sentenced on July 2. Grace's international connections, owning property and two bank accounts in Uganda, are the reasons Judge Hicks gave as to why Grace is seen as a flight risk. Grace is facing more than 150 years behind bars.

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