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Your Morning News 5/16/12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:22am

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. Buckle up and drive safely as you head out on the roads this morning.

WEATHER-A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. East wind around 5 mph.

LOCAL NEWS-East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Investigators are looking for the person who shot and killed one young man, and injured another, on Oak Park Drive late Monday night. If you have any information that can help investigators, please call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP. New information in a murder at the Relax Inn in Plaquemine-- the Iberville Sheriff's Office has arrested one man, Jason Banks, for conspiracy and related drug charges. We are told that Banks worked with another person to go to the hotel, rob, and kill the victim. Several Baton Rouge Police Officers were recognized for their 'outstanding' achievement and service last night.

NATIONAL NEWS-President Obama is holding a rare meeting with top Congressional leaders from both parties today in order to discuss a Congressional to-do list that begins with raising the debt ceiling. Also, the FBI is warning drivers about a killer who is possibly posing as a Police Officer in Northwest Mississippi. Authorities are investigating two shootings along Mississippi Highways and, believing these murders are connected, they are warning drivers that they do not have to pull over right away when signaled to do so by a Police Officer. If you have any concerns, you can call 911 to see if there is in fact a Police Officer behind you.

All this and more in this morning's recap of your morning news.

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