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HAPPENING TODAY: Shrimpers rally against declining dock prices; still hot, but no advisories

Certificate to be revoked for teacher in Destrehan sex case

A former Destrehan High School teacher, who investigators say admitted to having sex with a 16-year-old, could have her teaching certificate revoked on Wednesday.

Shelley Dufresne already forfeited the certificate in April to avoid trial, jail time and having to register as a sex offender. The state temporarily suspended her license in July, notifying her that revocation hearings would be held in August.

A committee of state educators approved taking away Dufresne’s certificate on Tuesday.

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is expected to approve the action during a meeting on Wednesday.

Franklin: Still hot, but no advisories

Temperatures and heat indices won't quite the reach the criteria for a heat advisory, but still expect hot temperatures and only a 10-20 percent chance for showers.

A weak front has pushed south of the coast, and is triggering storms offshore. No rain is expected as we wrap up the week and afternoon highs will climb into the low and some mid 90s.

We will no longer see many upper 90s as the upper high is being forced farther west. An upper low looks to help with rain chances this weekend and into next week.

City to discuss mental health resources

Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join the city health department to discuss mental health resources available to residents.

The news conference starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

Shrimpers rally to raise awareness for falling shrimp prices at the dock

Shrimpers plan to hold a rally to raise awareness about falling shrimp prices at docks. 

They say prices have dropped because of what they call “unfairly traded farm raised shrimp.”

Wednesday's rally will kick off at 10:30 a.m. outside the Hilton Riverside Hotel on Poydras.

New Orleans Criminal Justice Committee meets with Mardi Gras Indians

The New Orleans Criminal Justice Committee will hold a special meeting Wednesday afternoon with members of the Mardi Gras Indian community.

Representatives from Indian tribes and the NOPD will discuss the years of work leading to improved relationships among community members, law enforcement and city government.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

New oyster hatchery opens on Grand Isle

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new oyster hatchery building on Grand Isle.

Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham, LSU President King Alexander and Louisiana Sea Grant Head Robert Twilley will attend.

After the ceremony, there will be a tour of the newly constructed $3 million building.

The ribbon cutting kicks off at 10 a.m. on Grand Isle.

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