HAPPENING TODAY: Public visitation for slain NOPD officer Daryle Holloway; Protest at Lee Circle statue

HAPPENING TODAY: Public visitation for slain NOPD officer Daryle Holloway; Protest at Lee Circle statue

Public visitation Friday for slain NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway

A public visitation will be held Friday for fallen New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway.

The public is invited to celebrate Holloway's life Friday at Rhodes Funeral home, located at 3933 Washington Avenue. The visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m.

Holloway will be laid to rest Saturday after a funeral service at Saint Maria Goretti Church on Crowder Boulevard. Visitation begins at 7 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m.

Following the funeral, a police motorcade will escort Holloway's body to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue. Residents and businesses along the route are encouraged to show their support.

Holloway died Saturday (June 20) after he was allegedly shot by a man he was taking to Orleans Parish Prison. Travis Boys, 33, escaped after the shooting, but was captured the next day.

Protest planned at Lee Circle statue

The alleged racially motivated church attack in South Carolina leads to a call for change in New Orleans.

Community United for Change, a New Orleans based civil rights group, is holding a rally Friday calling for the removal of several Confederate memorials and symbols in the New Orleans area.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the removal of several confederate symbols in New Orleans earlier this week. The statues drawing the most ire include three monuments honoring Confederate leaders: Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis.

The rally is scheduled for noon.

Stormy weather could bring cooler temperatures

We will see several showers offshore to start Friday morning with the flow moving in out of the southwest.

Scattered showers continue through the morning increasing into the afternoon.

A rare late June cold front will sink south during the day on Saturday increasing rain chances through the afternoon and into the evening hours.

The Storm Prediction Center places parts of the north shore in its Marginal risk area for late Saturday. That's the lowest risk category and indicates that one or two storms may be strong enough ahead of the frontal boundary to reach severe limits.

On Sunday, the front will sink just offshore and should be slightly drier. The positive is that high temperatures should remain in the upper 80s with more clouds and rain during the afternoon hours.