Here are some of today’s headlines you should know before heading out the door:
- Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that happened just after 5:00 a.m. near the intersection of Grolee and Wallior streets. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin opening the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway today to divert water from a rain-swollen Mississippi River.
- The son of the Opelousas Police Chief was attacked after a court appearance on murder charges. Police say he was attacked by two members of the victim’s family.
- President Trump is in Vietnam for the start of another summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. The U.S. wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.
- In New York, three people were killed when their truck was hit by a pair of Long Island Railroad commuter trains. The collision caused one of the trains to derail as it entered a station.
- With local bars and restaurants getting prepared, and hotels in the area nearly sold out everywhere, hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to come from out of town to Lafayette which is critical to the parish’s economy.
- North Vermilion High School is just one of the high schools that could be getting security measures. Now, although the project is in the preliminary stages, the Abbeville Rotary Club and the Vermilion Parish School Board have created a task force to try to raise their standards up as far as school safety goes.
- More scattered rain is expected today as we turn much warmer and more humid for the afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy as temps climb into the low to mid 70’s today. Scattered showers and storms are likely again, mainly during the afternoon.