Jun 15, 2016|
Dave talks about another Orlando tragedy...a child dragged away by an alligator. Should Louisiana continue the expensive legal battle against giving death row inmates AC. And a double dose of What is Wrong with People.
WWL's Dave Cohen asks Steve Geller for his prediction on the baseball game between the Tigers and the Green Wave.
WWL's Dave Cohen and David Blake dive into the What is Wrong with People!?! file.
WWL's Dave Cohen and Steve Geller talk about the playoff chances after the Pelicans loses to the Jazz
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Ten minutes after 5 AM at the early edition of WWL first news. It's June at the fifteenth 2016. And let me check here to make sure it. I'll pay your share yes you made sure you confirm I had to consumer verified. That is pumped it. Hump day. But I give your fans. Everybody. No matter where you are no matter what you do it please commence with doing the home now. On yeah right there gadget that I got yet right there yeah. You know you'll over there smug about we do know Dylan and it's happening and it's not just yet. Ha halfway through the work week. Slat down toward the weekend. And definitely worthy of celebration here on the early the news than they. Saw you left off. Weeks. In the world. It's going on in our land options. Man. First they have a contestant from the voice signing. Autographs. Get shot and killed. That was enough to it and kind of shaky community it was shocking yet. And that killer then killed himself. Then we have the gay nightclub shooting the worst mass shooting. In US history. Happen in our land of now there are questions about what the shooters wife knew when she knew it. If you indeed told her that he was plotting the attack. Did she take him there knowing what he was gonna do. And is he complicit in the aids action GO warned authorities. That investigation continues as. Now a child. He's waiting in foot deep water near Disney. Gets programmed via an alligator in the father died in the water trying grabbed the child save the child grabbed the gate reduce some such thing. This was 19 and a half hours ago something like. Counselors and surface. Penalty alligator eat the child. Trees. It's just such it's just a horrible story. War. I mean I've heard of alligator attacks I remember children losing a limb all yep. I've never. I don't recall ever a child eaten by now. This does come up and snatched the kid. You talk gas small animals. But why now. Now. People Orlando I'd now. At that horrific scenes it's and that's the did you imagine your kid beings that ideologies and enough. I mean what in the well and your reaction to it you know that you would do you know and I'm sure this father did. Not having been there you know that he out of water struggling and they say DC dole ran guide admitted. That gators fan. Solar still searching it and still searching. That's gone. Meantime here in Louisiana. Hearing today on air conditioning on death row. This is a tough tough question in my past that. Should the state of Louisiana. Provide air conditioning. Two killers condemned. To execute. Now. One of the complicating factors is that there is no anticipation of any excuse and in Louisiana any times it. In fact that we just saw in the last few weeks a year and a half moratorium. That was put in place so that no one will be executed in Louisiana and no death row inmates will be. Put to death. For at least a year and a half off. And beyond that it's not clear if for one any executions may resume because the state cannot get the chemical Yost. Used in lethal injection they're question about the constitutionality of other chemicals. The state legislature has not resolved the issue in selecting a new method. For. Carrying out the death penalty tonight you have essentially these. Inmates in limb I guess they're essentially life. Lifers are lifers. Are supposed to be executed but does not know anticipation will be. And so there in. These cells on death drive and an Angolan I've been I have actually toward. Death droning goal. And there are big fans there. The inmates have. A endless supply of ice water they can take as many showers as they want. But they do not have American and the state has spent over a million dollars. Fighting efforts. To force. Angola officials to install air conditioners. And probably gonna spend more hours of flight lingers on expected this judge who seems to be leaning towards ordering it seems to. I might do that is their obvious today but then you right because the appellate court to. In court the fight continues and the question is should the state go ahead and spend a few hundred box. To put in windows you can be done and deceptive. Air conditioning for death ruin or should the states stand on principle saying no we're not going to be forced to give air conditioning to condemned killers. These are the worst of the worst these are people who have been. Arrested and indicted. Tried and convicted and sentenced to die. Do they deserve. Air conditioning. I guess is part of the debate and skin should the states. Say you know and I know we maritime. Throw in the trial we're we're fighting on principle here at this point we don't wanna be forced to do something by. Some group of activists who believe they condemned killers deserve air conditioned. But is it worth the expense. Text me at 878 cents. Should it condemned killers than Angola on death row have air conditioned. Today. I'm Dave Conte with the early edition of WWL first as we'll see just how hot it's going to be for all of us today. To take a look at sports coming up after this summary text messages well Paula gonna give up that way it's well out farmers say this weekend. Yes. You love your dad don't just several days to toss out that tying give dad something you really want this Father's Day all of this week WWL is celebrating dads with a weeklong. Giveaway of gifts to ads will love. You know six chances to win each day all week as we lead up to Father's Day on Sunday starting this hour I'll give away a fifty dollar gift certificate. For breakfast from this skits and bonds on bank to quirky casual and adventurous. Dining. Experience just minutes from the CBD just listen for the Father's Day sounder of the day. Now do you view that hew to call it street dead to something extra special this Father's Day and listen in when. Do for Dan WW. Well how much your forecast and not as much rain that means even hotter. Expecting as many storms today but those that do develop could be strong with some gusty winds heavy rain and a lot of lightning. The chiefs bring is at 30% high temperatures get up to 92. It's gonna feel like 95 to 100. Now for tonight partly cloudy mild the mug you closed down to 78 Thursday partly cloudy a hotter day with the chants rained down to 20% with a high of 93. And Friday stays high with 830% chance for storms in high of 94. The pinpoint forecast center on WW LTV meteorologist Dave just bomb. Started out yet warm. And muggy this morning on both sides the lake. Cloudy 81 at the airport in Canada to south wind at five miles an hour relative humidity is 90%. Cloudy and eighty degrees in Slidell on the North Shore and gave knowing it's the early edition of WWL first news. Should the state of Louisiana continue to stand. Hundreds of thousands of dollars apparently over a million dollars already spent. Keeping an air conditioning. From death row inmates activists are trying to force the state put air conditioners on death row and the state has been fighting it for years now. Federal judge could do as early as today ordered the state to put Casey on death row. One text messages it's 7870. Says it is unusual if other prisoners have air conditioning with a different than Angola's other prisoners aren't in cells. They're in dormitory style living making go outside they can move around they have big open rooms that these confined small cells doses. Free room free it gore board and free air conditioning I want to go to jail. Poses no air conditioning prisoners should have no rights and others says. Not no but hell noted air conditioning. For the inmates as does instead of air conditioning give the death row inmate to one way ticket to add our Erica nice and cold there that Al with no. Hybrid to the state continue to spend money already spent over a million dollars keeping air conditioning from desperately. X rated 7870. In the meantime it's funny out out save stamps. Fans have another chance to go see the black and gold today Steve Geller as you were that in hasty. Thank you very good morning everybody while the whereas eight tall lanky wide receiver wearing the number twelve a saints practiced and a familiar face was under the helmet just not the one we're used to seeing where that number. Former first round draft pick Robert Meachem is back with the black and gold for a third time. That's that there rule and drafted to the from within you came back and set out oh years and now I'm back. The 31 year old is on a three day tryout with the liking goal. Meanwhile the teaching him Bobby couldn't help but notice and receiver who seems. To recession the media's attended Michael Thomas came up big in the red zone team because like rugged ten yard slant tight rock and then argot of the play that red zone team of about a fifteen yard touchdown breeze to Michael Thomas to get more bodies practice don't go to WW dot com and check out law. In other media can't beat the Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL last season in two point attempts and scores and it's up the quarterback Ben Roethlisberger the team will never kick an extra point this season. It was sort of others before every time there's a fifth. On if we if we do it every day and work 50% mean if you don't make first images that word fourteen points and also on a good job. According to Big Bang coach Mike Tomlin was the one who brought up being non kick approach. Cowboys running back Darren McFadden fractured his right elbow in an accident at home and will likely be sidelined for the start of training camp. He fell while not trying to trump his cell phone mix that it was fourth in the NFL in rushing last season with 1089. Yards. And it looks like a city of Las Vegas is about the latest first major professional sports team a person with direct knowledge of the NHL's decision says that the league has settled on biggest as its choice for expansion. At a cost of 500 million dollars a board of governors meeting next month is expected to located deal. Today up four on sports spoke with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia. Team coverage of day two of saint mini camp here from head coach shall pay any key players plus its aging Canucks take what and who impressed. Also a big announcement right after about 5 o'clock news I'm Steve Geller which early morning look at sport. 126 they've gone Ron Amadon was generating a what's that I feel most in day one of saints many can't you were that you watch the practices you interacted with players what do you think. Our Mike what I'm seeing from the line backing core of the saints last year I know they were struggling in coverage in the new guys like James Laurinaitis needs to par and Craig Robertson. Have really made a lot of plays and it's at least somewhat. A hole heading into this season for his defense that was so bad last year I can remember. Vividly it seemed like every tide and on every teams had their best game against the seats. And with these new line backing core I think that's gonna come to an end this year and it took a lot stronger. All right I don't know if you're drinking the cool layout but. Like you much to see from the linebackers we know that being one of many can't yet and actually tackling it's good I'm glad to see that there's some optimism that. We'll talk to point them at the most sports you're text messages and 87870. Year. Hot humid forecast after this. Let's take a look at that forecast. Still played for a chance for rain today but it's not as high as yesterday but Fred 30% chance it is isolated showers and thunderstorms otherwise a mix of sun and clouds. Will be hot out there with a high of 92 feeling like 95 to 100. Tonight mild and muggy with a bow down to 78 Thursday. 20% temperatures climb to 93 feeling like 95 to 100. And Friday we'll have a 30% chance for showers and storms high temperatures will be into the mid nineties. But the big boy forecasts that are a WW LTV meteorologist Dave not Bob. 37 minutes after 5 AM at the early edition of WWL first news on this the fifteenth of June 2016. Or halfway through edits Tom days. There. Is your chance. Is gone. Everybody. Please help responsibly you're driving if you're not driving and as he doesn't need to be irresponsibility. And probably those capital looking way. You'll thank me Florida media. Hot topic again midweek cup is always a good thing can get over that hump and make it on into the weekend. Albeit hot humid and sticky Manning heat indexes opened the triple its old boy early yesterday where it was raining. Funny I drove home from work yesterday afternoon. And it was sun shiny high. And as soon as I got like a mile from my house it was as black lab and there was this incredibly intense thunder shower right over. The area of Metairie where I hop and it just there. And rained and rained. Data that's in. Just leave. And we did we run at the end there was sunshine canyon northeast where we went on he is not so nice that you are ready and to the same thing and I tell you it caught me just at the wrong time. Obviously. As you're pulling up and I got soaked. Just getting in the front door I mean that you could take that shirt off and bring it and that that was from the rain that from the Weston you know we're gonna get soaked either way that you definitely get the rain didn't sweats and then you come in the house and it's gotten and you hit the air and it's cold. Speaking America. We've been asking our listeners nexus and it's 7870. Another hearing today in federal court on whether or not. Death row inmates in Louisiana should have air conditioning. Activists contend it's just too high up on death row and it's inhumane. Even for convicted killers. Dev to live in those conditions even though death row provides an endless supply of ice water. Inmates can take as many showers as they want to cool off they have fans relive those huge isolating fans they have those. But they don't have air conditioning. And activists say that's inhumane but should have air conditioning especially since there is no expectation that anyone in Louisiana will be executed. Anytime soon back when a year and a half moratorium that just started. And the chemicals used for lethal injection they're just not available nobody. Is making or selling. So it doesn't look like anyone who's going to be executed in at least a year and a half probably even longer. And last the legislature decides to take up the issue which they haven't. And change the method of excuse and as we all know the heat is back on again how we got crazy hats are hearing today we could see a federal judges early as today order. The installation of air conditioning we heard from legal analyst at mass he said the state Terri spent over a million dollars fighting efforts. To put air conditioning on death for a when it would have cost just a few hundred dollars to guide and put it a couple of window units and be done with it. Should the state stop spending money and give easy to the inmates on death row. Or should they continue to fight one person tax mandates 7870 says this is so stupid if it's costing us that much money what have they see. They're the only person whose text me so far with that attitude everybody else is on the other side of this issue one presences bring back the electric chair clear out death row problems now. Doesn't that the air conditioning where they're headed it's a lot hotter noses when our soldiers in Afghanistan Iraq and aero routes around the world have air conditioning. Then death row inmates and get air conditioning remember there's no way C and now. And noses death row inmates don't even have the right to breathe so no they don't deserve air conditioning. So it sounds like most people believe the state should continue to spend money you know thirty cost over a million dollars to fight this. And keep death row inmates from having Eric and and if it goes into appeals which is likely to do always go on for years and cost many more millions gonna go back to the federal appeals court. Then it's probably going to be filed with the US Supreme Court left with Steve they've been taken ops. This fight's far from over and it's gonna cost him a lot more money to keep fighting. Should the state to throw in the towel or throw in the AC as a walker and stop fighting to keep spending money text me at 870. 87. What a weird story out of China. The Associated Press says web based loan sharks have found an unconventional way of guaranteeing. Their loans are paid back. Before they give someone the money they demand naked photos. From cash strapped. Female college students who want to borrow money on or and they say if they don't pay back the money on time and with the huge interest. Today will then publish the naked photos. And make it even sell them. To make the money back. If they don't pay back their home. It's on. Wow. So they're go to college student thing eighty money give us a naked picture view and when you pay it back we'll give you picture back. But if you don't care act. We're gonna publishing nude photos. Now apparently after a newspaper published this report. Loan sharks suspended the nude photo practice. Holland there well. But. Now. Hi it's yeah yeah. I don't know. I can never imagine needing money so badly that I am turn into a loan shark and then when he sang give him which bigamy nude photos of yourself along with that. Offer payday loan and our six Ellis out of map that China not not I don't know are there but I can imagine as a notre Abreu a nude photo first animal you know here's your money I think everybody in this story goes in the white. People five employees. Beards. And still shaken and the whole thing in the mean in in Orlando you talk about you know a year stories about every parent's worst nightmare we hear that breeze thrown around a lot. The man I can't think of many nightmares Norris standing at the water's edge of at Disney resorts. We've taking your family in Orlando. Your kid is standing in it. Foot of water and your eye and around boxing and doing and there are swimming signs there but that having been said. You'll let you kids last round and a foot of water. Added Disney World resort. And alligator grabs you in an halls and off you scream for help dive in the water try to ride your child from the alligator. And the child disappears on ten hours ago that this happened in our land. And it's looking more and more like that child with eaten because they did they just in the cute anyway there's two years and boats and deputies that it searchers. And the two girls disappeared. Just. Now shaken my thank you David we'll talk in less than twenty minutes or first news here on WW. Davis bounce things off so I guess we should go live and direct to the pinpoint forecast center and say good morning mr. meteorologist. Look at you it's hot and sweaty just getting in the car driving to work this morning and really its security you'll see. It is morning I have an eleven minute commute bats and the air conditioning gets really nice and cold in my arm get mad covenants fifty. And fighting that heat and humidity is early yet eighty degrees is the cool spots. This morning and I'm CNN's slide now Ryan feels even hotter. Yeah we've fluid temperatures entity is 8687 degrees Chinese along the coastline already start the day you know autopilot and now. That's for port switch on there right now this morning. And that heat index hit triple digits early yesterday. Yeah toward noon we were in the triple digit heat index at the airport scanner we expect to do that again that a. And that's right it just tweet out something about looks like a precision cast models thing about what were years so this afternoon. Again he's about lunchtime today says that's going to be holing out there. Which still did not some thunderstorms have all the coverage today not in these ratings yesterday however. And storms do develop produce heavy rain like yesterday a lot of lightning yesterday in the eighties and gusty winds. But while also noticing that what we made schism this really priest at storms popping up. Later this evening's storms that parts of them Mississippi Alabama may try to. Produce storms coming backwards kind of from the east west later this note. Oh we used to seeing. Here's the other way right so at this public that their opinions now how strong again that's from the same disturbance like you were storms yesterday. Now Alabama. But it could produce what's call outflow from the who's coming ways back that could bring us some rain little later in the evening. Says that's what they were keeping an. During the day 70% of us probably won't see rated at 30% of us well and on this evening. And little more likely to go politically Yancey a little bit of rain other matches hot humid and let's take you got this forecast all weeklong. Yet momma 20% Chancery 30% Friday Saturday call for its coming in but it's not that limit to its name however gives us a little better chance for rain. And we over the cool dry humidity and all the front. A bit and Sunday money but not significant news not high temperatures back in the upper eighties. Hand Father's Day if I can be in the operating through just a little less humidity I'll be pretty thing say exactly I'll take two. You know low temperatures in the lower seventies north mid seventies south for the eighties and those sites Italy so. Funny stalled kind of fall apart on the coastline so that's its camel in that. Mr. meteorologist Dave knows bomb there is no way out folks be ready for some intense showers but most of you will not see them today or for the rest of the week but if you do. He could be happy hour right now I do like a discount. Of course you like to save some money may be when you go watch GDP get a meal discount. Coupon fund of well it was for Yan a fair but we do lie and say you're a police officer. Who do you get your meal for less money and what. People. College Station, Texas the Associated Press says he's no cop but a central Texas man is charged with pretending. To be a police officer to get a meal discount. College Station police the real cops say the man flashed some sort of badge and ID they get a price break at a local restaurants. Authorities say he went to the place the number of times before. Before being busted by a real police officer. Man he just won and it ain't cops agree diskettes. I mean a lot of places I'll get free meals if there in uniform other places they get. Like great deep discounts when even when they're off duty because a lot of places wanna show their appreciation for police officers. But this guy. Wow made a fake badge fake I he had courted her Liane this court into the real police just doing he get discounted. Meals at least one arrest for a while. All that is gone right in the file thank you day of forgiveness from Ivan direct from the pinpoint forecast that are. That in front of six of sports time with Steve Geller. Good morning everybody will saints practices are starting to feel like a big reunion. First Roman Harper was brought back now Robert Meachem is getting a chance to make this your squad as he is that mini camp on April reading try out. Meachem was picked by the black and gold with the 27 overall selection in 2007. And says he can still hang with the younger pass catchers. And we'll wait I think I think that I live at 31. Who definitely has a lot left is running back more from the three educator Bobbie it is Beatrice what he's seen so far from the heart disease trophy winner this offseason the kitchen today and has by Mark Ingram back shoulder nice sketch about 45 yards line of a wideout and Ingram you know turn his body and engine is great hands. To get more bodies observations go to WW dot com and check out law. Russian tennis star this year has appealed her two year doping into high school and sports seeking a ruling at the Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Sharapova seeking to overturn or reduce the suspension imposed by the international tennis batteries last week. Tested positive from the podium at the Australian Open in January. Of course with all of these decisions that the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice experience. The franchise will be NHL's 31 team and the first major pro sports franchise Las Vegas that we is expected to pass and until the 27. He's in and organizes the expected expansion fee of 500 billion dollars. And this efforts all of their six game win streak snapped as disease or round rock fortitude. Sports book Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia team coverage gates who seems mean. Your head coach on Yankee players plus aging and the SP one and who were impressed him. Also a big announcement right after 5 o'clock news I'm Steve which early morning adds it's. 551 Dave Cohen Steve Geller with you on your radio on this home. And how hot was it out on the field. At saint mini camp yesterday. You know we got real fortunate there was cloud cover and we could see this storm clouds starting to roll in. And we had a little sprinkle on an all and then fly on the with a downpour. Practice outside did get shut down and moved to indoor facility where we were all nice soaking wet and with the air conditioning less than there were two threes. So then what happens if if it's our trend of some of the fans get on Saturday to say thank spent. That's note the all any of the fans sitting in the bleachers harder then I have to go home because of the bad weather there are VIPs attend you know there. For via the pensive fairly anchored to the states that were allowed in the practice facility but giants aren't fans just sitting outside the bleachers are not able to countries how to get. News is we're down to a 30% rain chance today to hopefully fans come out airline drive to see the saints' practice at the facility today they will get to see more practice. And you see you are impressed by the defense at least in what you saw yesterday. Yeah I thought it was one of their bad showing so far because. We just we've we've seen Drew Brees pretty much have his way with them. Com and still the only problem that has been with the defense that's being Cleary for me. It's the fact that who many trust interceptions feel all hidden guys' hands and go into the ground we need those defenders kept it possible to get the ball back to the author. You had a nice intercepted recovered fumbles get turnovers thank you Steve we'll turn things back over to you about fifteen minutes and more sports here at WW. Taiwan vs as fight BAC I don't mind paying the tax another person says sometimes you have to pick your battles and this one isn't worth that. But the death row inmates have their AC I don't wanna pay waste.