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With rains progressing down in the Gulf, we've upped our rain coverage today to 40%. Highs will reach the lower 90's. Showers will continue on and off for tonight and spilling over into the morning hours on Saturday. Saturday sees a 70% coverage of showers with highs only reaching the mid and upper 80's. By Monday, Labor Day, we taper our rain ...
2nd hostage shot in La. standoff dies in hospital
ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) -- A second hostage shot in a standoff in a small Louisiana town has died.
Rapides Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Charla Ducote says LaDean McDaniel died Thursday morning at the hospital in Alexandria.
Authorities say 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed took three bank employees hostage Tuesday in St. Joseph, but released one of them during negotiations. Police say he shot two other hostages -- killing Jay Warbington and wounding McDaniel-- when police stormed the Tensas State Bank.
Ahmed was shot and killed by police.
Authorities say Ahmed was angry and believed his ex-girlfriend's family had been responsible for their breakup and for putting a device in his head.