Last Call: 5 things you may have missed on Aug. 31

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — It’s getting late, and it’s almost time to close up for the evening. Here are some stories you might have missed today.

Depression in Gulf upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine

Image courtesy National Hurricane Center

Image courtesy National Hurricane Center

The tropical depression churning in the Gulf and heading to the Florida Gulf Coast is now a Tropical storm.

LHSAA denies John Curtis appeal, school could forfeit 20 or more football wins

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It is a ruling that could force John Curtis to return its 2013 state football championship trophy. If so, headmaster and head coach JT Curtis says, so be it.

Gator-hunting season starts today in Louisiana

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It’s alligator hunting season, and it only lasts 30 days, so you better get your leg quarters on a line!

Yeah You Right! Dr. John going strong

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He’s our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame patriarch of New Orleans music, and sitting down with Dr. John is an education in over a half-century of music history.

Obama commutes prison sentence for New Orleans native serving life

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Barbara Mae Bernard of New Orleans has missed every Christmas in her hometown since 1993. That’s the year her youngest daughter, Danielle Metz, was sentenced to life in prison for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy.