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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Four people died in a fiery wreck in southeastern Louisiana. News outlets report an 18-wheeler carrying avocados on the I-12 Saturday afternoon around Covington ran into traffic that was stopped or slowing. The truck jackknifed and caught on fire as did three other vehicles. State police say the driver of the truck was among the dead.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Aviation Board says there is some parking available at airport-operated parking facilities but it's very limited. Erin Burns, Director of Communications for the board, says parking could reach capacity on Sunday. Travelers are being encouraged to look for alternate ways to get to the airport like taxis or rideshare services to avoid parking.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has recently turned more north-northwestward with no change in strength as it churns toward the northern Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Alberto was centered Sunday afternoon about 165 miles (265 kilometers) west of Tampa and has top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). It says landfall is expected sometime Monday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Close to 7,000 teachers are expected to attend a three-day gathering in New Orleans dedicated to professional development. The Louisiana Department of Education's sixth annual Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit begins Wednesday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The department says State Superintendent of Education John White will deliver the keynote address. He also will announce the 2019 finalists for Teacher and Principal of the Year.

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