Your Morning News 7/04/12
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 96. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
LOCAL NEWS- Power is back on this morning in Morgan City after nearly 12,000 people spent the night sweating in the dark due to the failure of two of the city's generators went out around four yesterday afternoon. Baton Rouge Police are looking for 17 year old Chattley Chesterfield in connection with a shooting on the Corner of College Drive and Rabey Street early Saturday morning. If you have any information as to his whereabouts, please call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP. Baker fire fighters and the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's office have arrested a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old in connection with the arson at Bakerfield Elementary School after the two were 'caught' by surveillance video. The youngsters are in the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center facing charges of simple arson, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespassing. Two people in Ascension Parish have been accused of running a dog fighting ring and are facing multiple counts of animal cruelty and dog fighting charges. According to Family Circle Magazine, Zachary is one of the top ten places for families in the United States. The USS Mohawk, a World War Two era Coast Guard Cutter was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday in order to make an artificial reef. The 165 foot ship now rests on the ocean floor about 28 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island, Florida.
All this and much more in this morning's recap of your morning news.
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