5:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

Louisiana State Police Troopers will undergo additional excessive force training as part of the ABLE Project. Jeff Palermo explains…:

CUT 02  (31)        “…Palermo.”

Police in Thibodaux arrest a third person in the early September murder of 15-year-old Jairen Cole. Chief Bryan Zeringue says another 15-year-old boy was taken into custody Thursday. Because he is a minor, his name has been released. He’ll be charged with 2nd-degree murder.

 

Deputies in Bossier parish arrest a Benton man; accused of raping and molesting a juvenile. 25-year-old Tramarcus Bell is alleged to have assaulted the child for a period of over 2 years. He’s being held pending a bond of over a half-million dollars.

Hunters in Tensas, Franklin & Madison parishes… state wildlife & Fisheries agents are asking you again this year to give them your deer kill, so the animals can be tested for the contagious Chronic Wasting Disease. Spokesman Jon Bordelon says a few cases have turned up in Tensas, so they want to test and track the illness…:

CUT 05  (10)        “…Mississippi positives.”

Deer infected with CWD will usually appear malnourished, show signs of extreme thirst and may appear un-coordinated. They also often display little fear of humans.

4:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

Deer hunters take note: state Wildlife & Fisheries are again concerned with the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease among Louisiana’s deer herd, so they’re asking you to donate your deer kill. LDWF Deer Program Manager Jon Bordelon says they need samples to test and track for CWD. He says, though it hasn’t been known to jump to humans…it’s probably best to not eat venison from an infected deer…:

CUT 04  (12)        “…those parishes.”

They need samples taken in Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic the Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe this weekend. Mike Shields, with the West Monroe Civitan Club, says expect rides, games and great food…plus activities for – literally – kids of all ages…:

CUT 08  (11)        “…it’s marvelous.”

Running now through October 9th at the Monroe Civic Center.

 

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is offering a special discount on overnight stays for the fall of 2022. Campers will get four nights for the price of three at state parks when they book a stay at “ReserveLAStateParks.com” and enter the promo code “KICKOFF2022.”

It’s likely Saints back-up Andy Dalton will start at quarterback on Sunday when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in London. Regular starter Jameis Winston is listed as doubtful on the injury report after not practicing this week because of back and ankle injuries. Dalton says the biggest thing for the offense is to be efficient:

CUT 10(10)      “…anything less.”

LSU plays its first SEC away game of the season on Saturday against the Auburn Tigers. LSU is an eight-point favorite and kick-off is at 6 PM.

3:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

As more people grow concerned with cases of excessive force by law enforcement, Louisiana state Police announce they’re getting troopers into a national program called ABLE, to educate officers on intervening with and deterring excessive force by fellow officers. LSP Trooper Bryan Lee says they want LSP officers to stop actions that can harm individuals and the community…:

CUT 14  (12)        “…well ness issues.”

All troopers will undergo 8 hours of Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement over the next few months.

A Lafayette man pleads guilty to federal kidnapping charges, for abducting a man he arranged to meet via the dating app GRINDR. 21-year-old Chance Seneca admitted to using the app to meet and kidnap the man with the intent to kill. He still faces a state trial for attempted murder.

 

Once again, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking hunters to submit deer samples for testing for Chronic Wasting Disease. Don Molino has more…:

CUT 01(33)      “…Molino.”

Rapides Parish deputies arrest a teen for allegedly making threats on social media against fellow students at Rapides Parish High school. No weapons or suspicious packages were found when officers took the boy into custody this morning. RPSO says they are still investigating the matter.

2:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

State Wildlife and Fisheries agents are asking deer hunters in Franklin, Madison, and Tensas parishes to submit their deer samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. LDWF Deer Program Manager Jonathan Bordelon says there is a list of locations on their website and at each location signage and instructions on how to submit a sample…:

CUT 03(08)      “…later time.”

Bordelon says an infected deer may exhibit signs of weight loss, excessive thirst, incoordination, and lack of fear of people.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe today after a two-year COVID pause. Mike Shields, with the West Monroe Civitan Club, says the food booths come from local non-profits and are important cash sources for them, and for Civitan. He says the organization has given between $25,000 and $50,000 back to the community…:

CUT 07(04)      …two years.”

 

Louisiana State Police Officers will undergo additional training as part of the ABLE Project. Jeff Palermo explains…:

CUT 02(31)      “…Palermo.”

More troubles for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. This time allegations she’s been using a city-owned apartment in the French Quarter for personal use. Cantrell’s office says she never actually lived there, and she has only used the apartment in the same way previous mayors have. Meanwhile the petition to recall Cantrell has reached nearly 20-precent of required signatures to get a recall elections.

1:30 LRN Newscast

State Police has been accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project, which is the Georgetown University Law’s Center national training program for law enforcement agencies seeking to prevent excessive force arrests. Lt. Bryan Lee says the training builds a culture of peer intervention…
cut 13 (09) “….intervened upon”
In most cases of excessive force, Lee says there are bystanders, and the training helps them to recognize when it’s taking place and how to intercede.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has set up drop-off locations in Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes, where hunters can take samples from harvested deer to be tested for chronic wasting disease. Deer program manager Jonathan Bordelon says they’ve already confirmed a case of CWD in Tensas Parish…
cut 5 (10) “…Mississippi positives”
A map of the CWD testing drop-off locations can be found at LDWF.

LSU freshmen have bragging rights as the school’s most academically accomplished class in history. Brooke Thorington has more.
Cut 23 (31) “….I’m Brooke Thorington.”

LSU plays its first SEC away game of the season on Saturday against the Auburn Tigers. Senior wide receiver Jaray Jenkins says he’s looking forward to getting tested on the road…
Cut 11 (08) “..what they are going to bring.”
LSU is an eight-point favorite and kick-off is at 6 PM.

12:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

Louisiana State Police joins the national training program known as The ABLE Project. ABLE stands for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement and LSP Lt. Bryan Lee says they’ve joined a select group of more than 200 other law enforcement agencies with the specialized training.

Cut 12 (11) “…from happening.”

Officers will receive eight hours of ABLE Project training over the coming months.

The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate, which would have pitted incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy against Democrat challengers Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers. CABL President Barry Erwin says Kennedy’s campaign will not commit to a specific date…

AM Cut 4 (09)  “…we’re disappointed.”

To track and detect cases of Chronic Wasting Disease among deer the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking hunters to submit samples for testing. Don Molino has more.

Cut 1 (33)  “…I’m Don Molino.”

 

11:30 LRN Newscast Sept 30

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking deer hunters in the control areas of Franklin, Madison, and Tensas parishes to submit samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. Deer Program Manager Jonathan Bordelon says even though there’s no association of the disease and humans it’s best not to consume CWD-positive deer.

Cut 4 (12) “…those parishes.” 

For a list of sites visit LWDF’s website.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe today after a two-year COVID pause. Mike Shields is with the West Monroe Civitan Club. He says there will be rides and carnival games, plus delicious local food.

Cut 6 (08)  “…family entertainment .” 

The fair runs through October 9th

It’s likely Saints back-up Andy Dalton will start at quarterback on Sunday when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in London on Sunday. Regular starter Jameis Winston is listed as doubtful on the injury report after not practicing this week because of back and ankle injuries. Dalton says he’s ready…

Cut 9 (10)  “…out there.”

Dalton will not have Michael Thomas as a weapon in the passing game as Thomas has been ruled out with a toe injury.

 

LSU sets a new record in academic quality for its most accomplished freshman class in the university’s history. Assistant Vice President and Director of Administration Daniel Barrow says the class has an all-time high median GPA of 3.78. And this this year’s freshman class enrollment of 7,367 surpasses last year’s record enrollment of 7,038.

Cut 13 (07) “…talented class.”

10:30 LRN Newscast

LSU sets a new record in academic quality for its most accomplished freshman class in the university’s history. Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions Daniel Barrow says the class has an all-time high median GPA of 3.78 and an ACT composite of 25.5.
Cut 11 (07) “…and the world.”
The freshman class is made up of 68 percent Louisiana residents.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking deer hunters in Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes to submit samples to test for Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. LDWF Deer Program Manager Jonathan Bordelon says there are a list of locations on their website and at each location signage and instructions on how to submit a sample.
Cut 3 (07) “…later time.”
CWD is fatal to deer and the department is hoping to track the disease by having hunters submit samples.

A shelter task force from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and an all-hazard incident management team from the State Fire Marshal’s Office are in Florida. State Fire Marshal Dan Wallis says their team can assist in a variety of recovery efforts.
Cut 7 (09) “…shelters.”
Emergency Preparedness Director with DCFS Ricky Montet (Mon-tay) says three staff members are in Tallahassee and from there they will be deployed to assist with shelters in Florida.
Cut 8 (10) “…up to 25-hundred.”
Montet says it’s not the first time a shelter task force has aided in Florida, they were in Florida in 2018 for Hurricane Michael.

9:30 Newscast Sept 30

It’s doubtful that Saints quarterback Jameis Winston will play Sunday against the Vikings in London, He missed practice again for a third straight day and receiver Michael Thomas is out with a toe injury. Andy Dalton is expected to take the helm at QB, and Taysom Hill will serve as backup.

Union Parish Running Back Trey Holly is the new leading rusher in Louisiana High School Football history. Kace Kieschnick reports.

Cut 3 (32) “…Franklin Parish.”

The Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL) has canceled its scheduled October 20th U.S. Senate debate, which would have pitted incumbent Republican Senator John Kennedy against Democrat challengers Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers. CABL President Barry Erwin says it’s important for candidates to take part in televised forums…:

Cut 4 (09)  “…we’re disappointed.”

Kennedy’s campaign won’t commit to a date.

A three-member shelter task force from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is in Florida providing support after Hurricane Ian. Emergency Preparedness Director with DCFS Ricky Montet says the initial request is for two weeks and it’s part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC.

Cut 9 (06)  “…assist them.”

 

8:30 LRN Newscast

Louisiana continues to send resources to Florida in response to Hurricane Ida. Department of Children and Family Services emergency preparedness director Ricky Montet is part of a team from DCFS helping to set up shelters in Florida…
cut 8 (10) “….up to 25-hundred”
An all-hazard incicement management team from the State Fire Marshal’s office is also in Florida. State Fire Marshal Dan Wallis says other states have come to Louisiana’s aid the last two years and for the 2016 flood, so it was time to return the favor.
Cut 10 (08) “…needed to do.”
Wallis says depending on Florida’s needs more personnel and equipment could be deployed.

The Council for a Better Louisiana has canceled its scheduled October 20th U-S Senate debate because Republican incumbent John Kennedy would not commit to attending. CABL President Barry Erwin hopes Kennedy and his challengers will participate in at least one forum before the November 8th election…
cut 5 (11) “…to say”
In a USA Today Network story, Democratic Challenger Gary Chambers calls Kennedy a chicken.

LSU says it’s freshman class has set a record for academic quality, with an all-time high median GPA of 3.78 and an ACT composite of 25.5. Director of Admissions Daniel Barrow says this year’s freshman’s class enrollment of 7,367 actually surpasses last year’s record of enrollment by about 300…
cut 13 (07) “…talented class”