Your Morning News 5/30/12
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — 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 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. West wind around 5 mph.
LOCAL NEWS-New this morning, Baton Rouge Police are investigating the death of an 11 month old child who, according to the child's mother, accidentally drowned in a bathtub last night. Also new this morning, an arson investigation is underway after a juvenile started a fire in a closet of a house in the 12 thousand block of Leonidas Drive. Lafayette Police are re-focusing their investigation in the disappearance of Mickey Shunick on the St. Landry Street location where she was last seen. The volunteer search crews announced Tuesday that they are suspending their efforts for a few days in order to rest so they can get out and search again. The tip line number for this case is (337)291-8633. Investigators are still looking into the double shooting that happened yesterday just before 2:30 pm on the four thousand block of Tuscarora Street. They are now saying it may have been an attempted murder-suicide. The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to sign on before the hurricane season hits. Therefore, the Red Cross is putting on a one day, free Shelter Training Class to prepare volunteers in case of an emergency. The classes will be offered on June 9th and 14th. Call 1-800-256-4733 if you are interested in attending one of those classes.
NATIONAL NEWS-The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Federal prosecutors are investigating whether or not BP lied to Congress. If they did, it could mean more civil fines for the oil giant.
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