A jury has decided 47-year-old Brian Horn should die by lethal injection for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall. Justin’s lifeless body was found along a highway in Desoto Parish in 2010. It’s the second time Horn has been convicted and sentenced to die for this brutal crime. Desoto District Attorney Charlie Adams believes this conviction will stick…:
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Horn’s conviction in 2014 was overturned on a technical issue. The jury took just 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict this time.
A newly approved drug to treat Alzheimer’s is a beacon of hope for the over 5-million Americans affected by the disease. Dr. Owen Carmichael, with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, says the drug Laqembi Is a breakthrough, but it may not work for ALL patients…:
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The FDA approved Laqembi this week.
Fishermen, listen up. The state’s wildlife and fisheries commission approves a plan to conserve the popular redfish. Jeff Palermo has the story…:
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The Major League Baseball Draft begins Sunday night and two LSU Tigers could be the first two picks; Dylan Crews and Paul Skenes. Pittsburgh has the first pick and many think they’ll take the SEC’s Male athlete of the Year, Dylan Crews. Others expect Skenes to be taken by Washington.
For a second time a jury convicts 47-year-old Brian Horn to the death penalty for the 2010 abduction and murder of 12-year-old Justin Bloxom in DeSoto Parish. DeSoto DA Charlie Adams says Horn’s case is the reason we have a death penalty…:
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Horn was convicted in 2014, but the state Supreme Court tossed that conviction; forcing a new trial.
Fishermen be prepared. The state Wildlife & Fisheries Commission has approved tighter catch limits for redfish, in an effort to preserve the population of the tasty fin fish. Commissioner Joe McPherson says sportsmen back their plan of reducing the catch limit from five redfish per day, per angler…to three…:
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The new rules would take effect this December.
Experts at the LSU – Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge are enthused at the FDA approval for new Alzheimer’s drug Laqembi; know to clear away plaque in the brain that can cause the disease. Pennington’s Dr. Owen Carmichael says the advancement is huge, but there are notable side effects…:
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He also says Laqembi may not be effective for all Alzheimers patients.
Visitors in New Orleans’ Jackson Square were shocked this morning when a huge oak tree snapped suddenly; sending a big branch crashing down. A teen boy was hit by the falling branch and pinned for some time. He is in critical condition now at a New Orleans hospital. No work was being done on the tree at the time.
A jury has decided 47-year-old Brian Horn should die by lethal injection for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall. Justin’s lifeless body was found along a highway in Desoto Parish in 2010. Desoto District Attorney Charlie Adams says Horn was convicted before in 2014, but the state Supreme Court vacated the conviction over concerns his lawyers infringed on his Sixth Amendment right to effective counsel. Adams says his attorney in the second trial used the same strategy, having Horn admit guilt in the hopes of avoiding the death sentence…:
CUT 04(09) “…we prevailed.”
Horn was the driver of that cab and strangled Bloxom after the cab ran out of gas on U-S Highway 171 in Stonewall.
As expected, Governor Edwards has vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender medical procedures on minors. In his veto statement, Edwards says the Stop Hurting Our Kids act will do just that, and there’s no evidence any such surgeries have ever been done here. The veto could be overridden by the House & Senate, if enough lawmakers vote to come back to Baton Rouge.
Approval of the Alzheimer’s medication Leqembi (lah-kem’-bee) is a historic advancement in the treatment of the brain-robbing disease. Brooke Thorington has more…:
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A Baton Rouge man, arrested this week for allegedly beating a local woman to death, has a history of violence toward women and multiple restraining orders against him. 35-year-old Cedrick Lang is charged with 2nd-degree murder for the death of 42-year-old Rachel Johnson on Monday. His bond has not yet been set.
Lawmen in Shreveport hope the public will help them nab the men who shot up a crowded July 4th block party in the MLK district Tuesday night; killing 4 people and wounding another 7. Shreveport council member Tabitha Taylor expressed her sadness and anger toward the persons involved…:
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Caddo Crimestoppers number: 318-673-7373.
A new Kaplan Research poll on the fall governor’s race shows Jeff Landry polling at 30-percent, while other GOP contenders in single digits. Pollster Doug Kaplan says, if some drop out and Landry wins over some of the 24-percent “undecideds”, he could get to 50-percent and avoid a runoff…:
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Democrat Shawn Wilson polls in 2nd place.
Is Twitter causing users to cut the cord and find their way to Threads? So far 30 million have signed up for the new social media platform. Brooke Thorington has more…:
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The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says they arrested 12 boaters statewide for alleged driving a vessel while drunk during the annual Operation Dry Water Weekend, which ran from July 1st through the 3rd. The bad news: it’s the same number of arrests from the July 4th weekend a year ago. The good news: it’s not more than last year.
Authorities continue to track down leads in the July 4th block party mass shooting in Shreveport that killed four people and injured seven others. Teiko Foxx has the story…:
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This is the 6th mass shooting in Shreveport so far this year.
LSU Tigers gymnast and social media darling Olivia Dunne has leveraged her online presence into a multimillion-dollar revenue stream, and now she’s using some of that money to set up a fund to help other female athletes set up their own Name Image & Likeness deals. Go Livvy!
A new independent poll on the 2023 governor’s race shows Attorney General Jeff Landry with a huge lead over his GOP opponents; most of whom are in single digits. The Kaplan Research poll of about 100 voters was done right before the holiday weekend. Here’s pollster Doug Kaplan…:
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Could the new social media app Thread take the place of Twitter? Facebook’s new Twitter-like platform just launched. Baton Rouge techie Haggai Davis, with General Informatics, says many are angry over Twitters limitation on reading tweets…:
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You have to have an Instagram account in order to use Thread.
A new independent poll on the 2023 governor’s race shows Attorney General Jeff Landry with a huge lead over his GOP opponents. Kaplan Strategies of Florida surveyed one-thousand likely voters just before the Fourth of July and 30-percent support Landry as the state’s next governor, and most others in single digits. Pollster Doug Kaplan’s poll shows 20-percent back the lone major Democrat in the race, Shawn Wilson. He says Wilson will need to rally to pull off an upset this fall…:
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Shreveport police ask the public’s help catching the men who shot up a July 4th block party; killing 4 and wounding 7. Mayor Tom Arceneaux says, if you know something, do the right thing…:
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Caddo Crimestoppers: 318-673-73-73.
Is Twitter causing users to cut the cord and needle their way to Threads? So far 30 million have signed up. Brooke Thorington has more…:
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The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says they arrested 12 boaters statewide for alleged driving a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) during the annual Operation Dry Water Weekend from July 1st through the 3rd. The bad news: it’s the same number of arrests from the July 4th weekend a year ago. The good news: it’s not more than last year.
Police in Shreveport seek the public’s help in finding the gunmen responsible for a late-night mass shooting last night, at a July 4th block party in the city’s MLK district. Cpl. Angie Wilhite, with Shreveport Police, says they got a call at about 11:45 of gunfire in that neighborhood…:
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We do not have the names of those killed in last night’s shooting. As of now, no suspects have been identified. Caddo Crimestoppers will take tips at 318-673-7373.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso warns residents to be wary of phone calls saying they are with the Sheriff’’s Office, and threatening arrest for an outstanding warrant. The callers usually solicit gift cards to settle an alleged debt to avoid the arrest. Mancuso says do NOT comply. Call his office and report the scam attempt.
State lawmakers have until the 13th to decide if they will or will not meet to attempt an override of any of Governor John Bel Edwards’ vetoes. New Orleans Democrat House member Mandie Landry says she doubts it’ll happen, despite many Republicans up-in-arms because the Governor vetoed three bills seen as “anti-LGBT”…:
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She says getting two-thirds majority votes in both chambers for veto overrides is a tall order to fill.
One person who wants that override session to happen is Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, who says the Governor killed a bill to do regular voter canvasses to clear inactive voters for purely political reasons. He urges lawmakers to come back to Baton Rouge…:
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The Secretary of State is calling on state lawmakers to come back top Baton Rouge and override Governor Edwards’ veto of a bill to do annual canvasses of voter rolls, to clear out inactive voters. Kyle Ardoin says HB 646, sponsored by Sulphur Republican Rep. Les Farnum, was a good piece of legislation that passed with wide support in both chambers…:
CUT 09(08) “…from signing it.”
He issued a written statement in support of the bill, and asking lawmakers to overturn the Governor’s veto.
One lawmakers who doubts a veto override session will happen is New Orleans Democrat House member Mandie Landry. She says Republicans up for re-election will want to convene an override session, but the many who are term-limited…?
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The Governor also vetoed a trio of bills addressing LGBT issues. We will know by July 13th if lawmakers will meet to override.
A Fourth of July mass shooting in Shreveport leaves four people dead and seven other people injured. Teiko Foxx has the story…:
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The School Board in Winn Parish has voted to close the 111-year-old Atlanta High School in Winnfield; meaning the school will not re-open this fall. All Atlanta students will be reassigned to other Winnfield schools.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot has grown to nearly $550-million. A single winning ticket could elect to take a cash payout of just over $282-million. Tickets will be on sale until 9 tonight. The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday is $427-million.
Four people are dead and seven people are injured following a July 4th mass shooting at a block party late last night in Shreveport. Shreveport P.D.’s Cpl. Angie Wilhite urges the public to come forward with anything they may know about the gunfire…:
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They say multiple males were involved in the exchange of shots. Call Caddo Crimestoppers at 316-673-7373.
Police in Rayne arrest two men they say were responsible for several shooting incidents on the July 4th holiday. Surprisingly, no one was seriously hurt in those incidents. The two suspects were allegedly shooting at one another.
And a shooting in Jennings late last night left one man dead another in jail for his murder. Police say the shooting was related to a home invasion.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin wants lawmakers to return to Baton Rouge and override one of the Governor’s vetoes; a bill seeking to do annual canvasses of voter roles to eliminate names of inactive voters. Ardoin says the bill made good sense and lawmakers should stand behind their votes for it…:
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New Orleans Democrat Representative Mandie Landry says she doesn’t think a veto override session will happen. On the “Talk Louisiana” radio program, Landry says getting the two-thirds majority votes in both chambers to override will be a tall order…:
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She says a number of term-limited lawmakers may NOT want to come back.
A Fourth of July mass shooting leaves four people dead and seven other people injured in Shreveport. Teiko Foxx has the story…:
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New Orleans had two separate shooting incidents on the July 4th holiday. Police say a man and a woman suffered non-fatal gunshots in shootings that occurred within about an hour of each other last night, but unrelated and some distance apart. Both are under investigation.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin calls for lawmakers to override the Governor’s veto of a bill intended to help purge inactive voters from statewide voter roles. The Governor’s veto statement says the bill is redundant, but Ardoin says this bill is important enough to come back to the Capitol for…:
CUT 10(08) “…our roles clean.”
In a written statement, he implores lawmakers to vote to return to Baton Rouge for an override session.
One New Orleans Democrat doubts that will happen. Representative Mandie Landry says term-limited lawmakers will want to just stand down, but those running for re-election will want to get on with campaigning; some of them on the vetoed bills….:
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We will know by July 13th if they choose to come back or stay home.