Your Morning News 3/30/12

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 4:49am

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-No traffic incidents to tell you about this morning. However the roads are wet due to rain. Buckle up and drive safely as you head out on the roads this morning. Also, I-12 East at O'Neal will be completely closed for a good part of this weekend starting Saturday night at 8. Workers will be pouring concrete in the area. The underpass at O'Neal will also be closed.

WEATHER-Grab your umbrella as you head out the door today as it is currently raining. Mostly cloudy today with a high near 81. Chance of thunderstorms after 7am.

LOCAL NEWS- Southern University students take a close look at the controversial Stand Your Ground law that is currently keeping 17 year old Trayvon Martin's killer out of jail. Alison Foster, the Executive Assistant to the Louisiana Librarian, turned herself in to police yesterday. She faces hundreds of charges, accused of embezzling more than 100 thousand dollars of the company's money. Governor Jindal's school voucher proposal was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee and will go to the full Senate next week for a vote. Also, the full Senate unanimously voted to make it a felony for a person to witness but not report child sexual abuse.

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