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Tropical Depression Cindy Brings More Rain to NELA

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday ...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE... SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------
ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM NW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED...

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The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the application for licensure submitted by New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The two parties have a non-binding memorandum to bring New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ULM campus.  

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A Shreveport man pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a firearm. 

 

Neikedrian Edwards, 27, of Shreveport, La., pleaded guilty  to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, Edwards who pawned a .45 caliber pistol on November 14, 2014 in Shreveport. He had a prior felony conviction and was not lawfully allowed to possess a firearm. Records showed that Edwards had filled out paperwork and used his identification card at the pawnshop.

 

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Gena Armstrong, 20, of Georgetown, La., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of manufacturing counterfeit U.S. securities. According to the guilty plea, Armstrong bought a copy machine and paper on March 29, 2016 from an Alexandria office supply business. She then entered a vehicle driven by a friend. While driving around the city, Armstrong copied a genuine $20 bill (Federal Reserve Note) and began printing counterfeit money. In total, she printed a two-sided cut $20 bill, 30 two-sided uncut $20 bills and nine one-sided uncut $20 bills.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday

...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

NWS Shreveport

...A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for the southern half ofNortheast Texas and all of Northern Louisiana beginning at 7 pmWednesday and continuing through 7 am Friday.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued

a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Louisiana and Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, and Winn. 

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Three men have been arrested in a counterfeit art scheme that stole about $400,000 from unsuspecting buyers world-wide who believed they were getting limited edition prints signed by British artist Damien Hirst.

Manhattan prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of 52-year-old Vincent Lopreto, of New Orleans, 34-year-old Marco Saverino, of Cottonwood, Arizona and 50-year-old Paul Motta, of Sedona, Arizona on grand larceny and scheme to defraud charges.

Information on their lawyers wasn't immediately available.

Cell Phone Tax

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that he has signed into law a bill enacting a new 4.5-cent monthly tax on cellphones.

The dollars will pay for technology assistance and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Current law imposes a 5-cent monthly tax on landline phones, with the money deposited into the Telecommunications for the Deaf Fund. The bill will drop that rate to 4.5 cents a month but expand the tax to wireless services.

The tax change by Rep. Patricia Smith, a Baton Rouge Democrat, takes effect Oct. 1.

   

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U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Farmerville man pleaded guilty to possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

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A tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico has many Louisianans worried. Invest 93L has a 80% chance of growing into a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 5 days and an 80% chance in the next 48 hours.  The storm would be named Cindy if it develops.

Bayoustateweather.com meteorologist Don Wheeler says we need to keep an eye on this system.

“Should the storm continue on its present track it will be off the Louisiana coast Wednesday morning.”

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Coast Prepares For Tropical Storm Cindy

Cities and parishes across the coast are bracing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Cindy and urging citizens to stay safe The National Hurricane Center says heavy rainfall and flooding are the biggest threats posed by this storm system. Cindy could drop anywhere from three to 12 inches over the next few days, with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday and Thursday. Areas areas along coast could see up to three feet of flooding. In New Orleans Tuesday morning, mayor Mitch...

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