The "why" of Jori's decapitation

Boy's mother speaks about her son's death
Boy's mother speaks about her son's death

The mother of a special needs child talked with reporters this afternoon in Thibodaux about the death of her son.   She called him a "beautiful star".  Meanwhile, police try to explain what might have driven the woman's live-in boyfriend to murder and then decapitate their seven year-old son.  WAFB has live team coverage of this horrific murder ahead on WAFB 9NEWS at 5pm and 6pm.

WAFB's Facebook Page is exploding with comments on what has become an international story because of its raw brutality.   Log on now to see what others are saying.

Quite a spectacle on Bluebonnet near Perkins road when an underground water line bust sending water spraying into the sky.  See the video at 5.

The National Weather Service says "don't blame us" for that stage collapse at the Indiana State fair. They gave numerous update reports to fair officials up to the minutes before a performance by "Sugarland."   An update is ahead at 5pm.

A solid dose of economic news. State entertain officials says new motion production dollars pumped into Louisiana last year along topped one-Billion dollars.

The New Stock Market rose another 213 points today erasing all its losses of last week.

The WAFB Weather Team reports it's going to be relatively cool tonight which means lower humidity and lower temperature. The low will be 72. The low humidity continues tomorrow but that clears the way for higher temperatures…high tomorrow of 96 degrees.

Join us for WAFB's 90-minute news block beginning at 5 p.m.; a national news drop in at 5:30 p.m. followed by Donna Britt and George Sells topping the days news at 6 p.m.