1:30 PM Newscast June 14

The FBI is now the lead agency in the horrific kidnapping and murder of a three-year-old girl from Loranger. Erin Brunett and her 6-year-old sister Jalie were taken from their home by 36-year-old Daniel Callahan, who allegedly killed their mother Callie Brunett, and took them to Jackson, Mississippi. It now appears Callahan had an accomplice. 32-year-old Victoria Cox has been arrested in connection with the case. While detectives work the scene, Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade… questions why Callahan brought them to Mississippi.

Cut 5 (07)  “…find out.”

 

Jackson TV Station WLBT reports that Callhan’s last known address was Lincoln County and that he has a previous criminal record which includes sexual battery.

 

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards expressed frustration over the Amber Alert issued for the girls Thursday. He says the alert issued by Louisiana State Police came three hours after it was requested Thursday morning.

 

 

While Governor Jeff Landry accomplished many of his goals in the first regular legislative session of his term, he was not able to gain enough support for the constitutional convention he wanted. Political analyst, Bernie Pinsonat says the only way he believes it would happen is if the Governor can drum up enough public support to pressure the Senate to go along with the House and call the convention.

Cut 12 (10) “…regular session.” 

 

 

After months of legal disputes, preparatory work on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is set to resume. Houma Representative Jerome Zerengue (rhymes with merengue) says the diversion, which would redirect some of the Mississippi’s sediment-heavy water into a new channel and guide it into the Barataria Basin, has years of research behind it.

Cut 6 (08) “…go wham. ” 

12:30 LRN Newscast June 14

An alleged accomplice has been arrested in connection to the murder of Callie Brunett of Loranger and the kidnapping of her two daughters and the subsequent murder of the three-year-old daughter. Jackson police report, 32-year-old Victoria Cox been arrested. The children were found along with suspect Daniel Callahan in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday afternoon. Jackson PD has also arrested a second person allegedly involved, 32-year-old Victoria Cox. Police believe she has a romantic relationship with Callahan. Cox is in custody and being questioned by Jackson PD.

The Amber Alert for two girls from Loranger who ended up in Mississippi is being questioned. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the alert was issued by Louisiana State Police three hours after it was requested Thursday morning. Edwards told New Orleans Fox8 news he’s frustrated and that he’s reached out to the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association about the delay.  State Police have yet to comment. The FBI is now the lead agency in this investigation.

Site preparations for a nearly 3 billion dollar coastal restoration project in Plaquemines Parish are set to resume months after the state issued a stop-work order amid legal disputes. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (32)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

11:30 LRN Newscast June 14

The FBI is investigating the horrific kidnapping and murder of a three-year-old girl from Loranger and the kidnapping of her six-year-old surviving sister. The girls were found in Mississippi Thursday afternoon. The suspect Daniel Callahan is believed to have killed their mother before taking the children. Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade:

Cut 4 (14) “…survived.” 

Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation, with personal finance website WalletHub finding 12% of state debt tradelines were paid late in the first quarter of 2024. Analyst Cassandra Happe (Happy) says it’s likely not as easy as just paying back the loan for most delinquent Louisianians.

Cut 7 (09) “…on hold.”

While Governor Jeff Landry accomplished many of his goals in the first regular legislative session of his term, he was not able to gain enough support for the constitutional convention he wanted. The push for a convention is expected to continue and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it wasn’t without support…

Cut 10 (09) “…hear it.”

An August session would be possible, but Pinsonat says the only way he believes it would happen is if the Governor can drum up enough public support to pressure the Senate to go along with the House and call the convention.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement is the lead agency investigating a fatal boating incident involving a Texas man in Sabine Parish. Agents recovered the body of 64-year-old John Martin Jr Monday evening from the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Martin was last seen launching his boat near Huxley, Texas on June 8th. What caused the boat to capsize remains unknown and when Martin was found he was not wearing a lift jacket.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

The New Orleans Saints concluded their three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until July 24th, when their training camp begins. First year offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak says that the offense is making a lot of progress in his new scheme, but Kubiak also noted that the Saints defense is looking as tough as ever.

Cut 18 (16) “… make us better.”

The Saints will travel to the Cardinals on August 10th to open up preseason play.

Saints veteran running back Alvin Kamara missed the final day of the three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday. Kamara’s agent says that the move was contract-related and that Kamara made the move due to slow contract extension talks. Kamara is on the second to last year of the $77 million dollar extension he signed with the Saints in 2020.

The Men’s College World Series is finally here and the second game will feature Florida State taking on Tennessee in an ACC versus SEC matchup at 6:00 pm. The Seminoles reached the College World Series after defeating UCF in their regional and sweeping UConn in the Tallahassee Super Regional. Tennessee reached the College World Series after defeating Southern Miss in their regional and then winning a tough series against Evansville in the Knoxville super regional.

The New Orleans Pelicans released their preseason schedule yesterday. The Pels will take on the Magic at home on October the 7th to start things off.

And what could be the final game of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks tips off tonight at 7:30 in Dallas. The Boston Celtics took a three game lead against the Dallas Mavericks after winning the last matchup in Dallas 106 to 99. The Celtics are now just one win away from their eighteenth NBA championship and first championship since 2008.

And the US Open is here and after the opening round of the historic tournament Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy are tied at five under par for the lead.

10:30 LRN Newscast June 14

The FBI is now the lead agency in the horrific murder of a three-year-old girl from Loranger and the kidnapping of her 6-year-old sister. 36-year-old Daniel Callahan, who allegedly also killed their mother Callie Brunett, and took them to Mississippi. Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade…

Cut 3 (13) “…child’s life.” 

Law enforcement is reportedly also seeking a female accomplice in this case.

When it comes to the fate of a Constitutional Convention that Governor Jeff Landry is pushing for, Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat believes Landry will have to drum up enough public support to pressure the Senate…

Cut 12 (10) “…regular session.” 

 

A new survey shows most Louisianians support expanding both fossil fuels and renewable energy. Mel Bridges has the story.

Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

 

And beginning January 1st when you register to vote in Louisiana, you’ll be required to provide proof of citizenship. The new law says each applicant but include proof of US citizenship with their registration.  But the Secretary of State’s office has not determined what that proof will entail.

 

9:30 am Newscast

The search has ended for two young girls from Loranger discovered missing when their mother 35 year old Callie Brunett was found dead in their home yesterday morning. Officials believe the mother was killed Tuesday and Daniel Callighan fled with the two girls. 6 year old Jalie Brunett was found safe when authorities located Callighan in Jackson, Mississippi. The body of 3 year old Erin Brunett was found nearby. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Jimmy Travis says Callighan dated the girls mother and are hoping to learn more about motive once they question him.

Cut 14 (05)  “…down in it.”

Callie Brunett’s stolen car was spotted on camera in McComb, Mississippi, Thursday morning. In Jackson law enforcement were suspicious when they saw Callaghan pulling on doors in a neighborhood.

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A new survey shows most Louisianians support expanding both fossil fuels and renewable energy. Mel Bridges has the story.

Cut 1 (30) “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

Not a bad start for Governor Jeff Landry who’s first legislative session of his first term in office got him much of what he set out to accomplish. He didn’t get enough support for the Constitutional convention he wanted though and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says that may take some legwork.

Cut 11 (10) “…fixing problems.”

 

8:30 am Newscast

By all accounts Governor Jeff Landry’s first regular session of his first term in office went pretty well. He accomplished many of his goals but wasn’t able to get enough support for the constitutional convention he wanted. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the push for the convention was not without support.

Cut 10 (09) “…hear it.”

The search for two young girls from Loranger who’s mother was found dead yesterday morning ended last night in Jackson, Mississippi . Authorities say when they found Daniel Callihan along with 35 year old Callie Brunett’s car and six year old Jalie Burnett.. The body of 2 year old Erin Burnett was found nearby. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Jimmy Travis…Travis asked for prayers for the family said he couldn’t imagine the trauma six-year-old Jalie had been through.

Cut 15 (09)  “…is horrific.”

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A new survey shows 75% of Louisianians support more offshore oil and gas drilling in the state, but 72% support the expansion of solar panel farms. This is the first Louisiana Survey with a dedicated environmental section. Dr. Michael Henderson , who led the survey, says he’s glad they were able to make it happen this year, since…

Cut 5 (10) “…do this.”
Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation, with personal finance website WalletHub finding 12% of state debt tradelines were paid late in the first quarter of 2024. Analyst Cassandra Happe (Happy) says if you find yourself unable to pay back your loans, the best thing to do is talk to your creditor about your options, including…

Cut 9 (08)  “…in Louisiana.

Debt delinquency can lead to fees, credit score damage, increased interest rates, and more.

7:30 am Newscast

A new survey shows 75% of Louisianians support more offshore oil and gas drilling in the state, but 72% support the expansion of solar panel farms…so opinions are seriously split.  Dr. Michael Henderson, who led the 2024 Louisiana Survey, says the survey shows a split about environmental issues among state residents…

Cut 4 (10) “…both sides.”

Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation, with personal finance website WalletHub finding 12% of state debt tradelines were paid late in the first quarter of 2024. Analyst Cassandra Happe (Happy) says it’s likely not as easy as just paying back the loan for most delinquent Louisianians.

Cut 7 (09) “…on hold.”

 

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Two girls reported missing after their mother was found dead in their Loranger home yesterday morning, were found in Jackson, Mississippi. But only one is returning home. Brooke Thorington has story.

Cut 3 (40) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

06:45 LRN Sportscast

The New Orleans Saints concluded their three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until July 24th, when their training camp begins. First year offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak says that Chris Olave will play a big part in the team’s offensive success this season.

Cut 17 (20) “… the wide-outs.”

Olave had 87 catches last season for 1,123 yards and five touchdowns.

Saints veteran running back Alvin Kamara missed the final day of the three day mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday. Kamara’s agent says that the move was contract-related and that Kamara made the move due to slow contract extension talks. Kamara is on the second to last year of the $77 million dollar extension he signed with the Saints in 2020.

The Men’s College World Series is finally here and the first game will feature North Carolina taking on Virginia in an all ACC matchup this afternoon at 1 o’clock. The Tarheels reached the College World Series after barely defeating LSU in their regional and sweeping West Virginia in the Chapel Hill Super Regional. Virginia reached the College World Series after defeating Mississippi State in their regional and then sweeping Kansas State in the Charlottesville super regional.

The New Orleans Pelicans released their preseason schedule yesterday. The Pels will take on the Magic at home on October the 7th to start things off. Then New Orleans will travel to Orlando on October 11th, Miami on October 13th, and finally Houston on October 15th to finish out the preseason.

And what could be the final game of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks tips off tonight at 7:30 pm in Dallas. The Boston Celtics took a three game lead against the Dallas Mavericks after winning the last matchup in Dallas 106 to 99. The Celtics are now just one win away from their eighteenth NBA championship.

 

6:30 am Newscast

A tragic ending to the search for two young girls from Loranger, who were discovered missing when their mother 35-year-old Callie Brunett was found deceased in their home Thursday morning. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Jimmy Travis describes what happened when law enforcement located Daniel Callahan in Jackson, Mississippi.

Cut 13 (12)  “…located.”

The victim was three years old; she would have turned four in October.
Two State Police vehicles were hit by a suspect driving what turned out to be a stolen car after a traffic stop made yesterday by Troop NOLA. Troopers say the suspect was driving erratically when he crashed then boxed in the vehicles, hitting them both before surrendering. We’re told troopers also found a gun in the vehicle.

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Results of the 2024 Louisiana Survey show Louisiana residents are split when it comes to environmental issues. But it found 76% of those same residents believe climate change played a role in last year’s severe weather. Dr. Michael Henderson, who let the survey says policymakers looking to use this data should take away more than just individual stats.

Cut 6 (08) “…issues.”

Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation. According to Wallethub, 10%$ of Louisiana loan balances were delinquent in the first quarter of this year. Analyst Cassandra Happe says while it’s easy to consider delinquency a personal problem, it has far-reaching economic effects, especially on creditors.

Cut 8 (07) “…like that.”