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.” 

 

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6-year-old Jalie Brunett and 3-year-old Erin Brunett

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.”

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Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 2 (33)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.” 

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Two girls who were reported missing after their mother was found dead in their Loranger home Thursday morning, were later found in Jackson, Mississippi and only one of them is returning home. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 3 (40) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

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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. 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.”

For instance, 49% of Louisianians support prioritizing renewable energy sources, but 47% want to prioritize producing oil, coal, and natural gas. This is the first Louisiana Survey with a dedicated environmental section, though past surveys asked some related questions. Henderson says he’s glad they were able to make it happen this year, since…

Cut 5 (10) “…do this.”

The survey found 76% of state residents said climate change played a role in severe weather they experienced last year, but they’re conflicted on how to best tackle it. Henderson says policymakers looking to use this data should take away more than just individual statistics…

Cut 6 (08) “…issues.”

The survey report can be found on the LSU Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs website.

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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.”

10% of Louisiana loan balances were delinquent in quarter 1 of 2024. Happe says while it’s easy to consider delinquency a personal problem, it has far-reaching economic effects. For instance, delinquency affects creditors who rely on loans for income.

Cut 8 (07) “…like that.” 

Some types of debt have a 30-day window to make payments before they’re officially marked as late. Happe says if you find yourself unable to pay back your loans, the best thing to do is talk to your creditor about what options you have, including…

Cut 9 (08)  “…in Louisiana.

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

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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.”

Pinsonat believes if Landry wants a constitutional convention, he will have to travel the state and take his case to the citizens of Louisiana before he takes his request back to the Senate…

Cut 11 (10) “…fixing problems.”

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.

Cut 12 (10) “…regular session.” 

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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.

Travis told reporters they believe the mother, was killed on Tuesday. Callahan then took her car and fled with her daughters. Callie Brunett’s parents reported her missing late Wednesday night, and her father found her body inside her home around 8 a.m. Thursday.

The car was spotted on camera in McComb, Mississippi, Thursday morning. In Jackson law enforcement was suspicious when they saw Callaghan pulling on doors in a neighborhood. Once they chased him down on foot, he took them to the car where they found six-year-old Jalie Brunett alive. Callahan then led them to the body of three-year-old Erin Brunett.

Travis says Callahan is not the father of the two girls, but he dated the mother off and on.  While a motive has not been released, Travis hopes they’ll find out more once they can question him.

Cut 14 (05)  “…down in it.”

Travis asked for prayers for the family and said he couldn’t imagine the trauma six-year-old Jalie had been through.

Cut 15 (09)  “…is horrific.”

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The Saints concluded mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until training camp begins July 24. One of the biggest stories from the three days of practice was the sharp performance of quarterback Derek Carr and the offense under new coordinator Klint Kubiak. Kubiak says Carr has learned quickly…

Cut 16 (18) “…not satisfied.” 

If Kubiak and Carr hope to find success in their first year together, third-year wide receiver Chris Olave will surely play a big role. The former first-round pick caught 87 basses for over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns last season and Kubiak says his staff will lean into his strengths and expects him to contribute in every part of the offense…

Cut 17 (20) “…the wide-outs.”

The Saints will also rely on their defense which finished 2023 ranked sixth in points allowed. With the return of cornerback Marshon Lattimore and key offseason additions, Kubiak says Allen’s defense is as tough as ever…

Cut 18 (16)  “…us better.”

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Cut 19 (18) “…some power.” 

 

Cut 20 (22) “…overcome that.”

 

 

 

 

AM LRN Newscall Jun 14

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.”

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Louisiana has the second biggest debt delinquency problem in the nation. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 2 (33)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.” 

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Two girls who were reported missing after their mother was found dead in their Loranger home Thursday morning, were later found in Jackson, Mississippi and only one of them is returning home. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 3 (43) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.” 

___________________________________________

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. 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.”

For instance, 49% of Louisianians support prioritizing renewable energy sources, but 47% want to prioritize producing oil, coal, and natural gas. This is the first Louisiana Survey with a dedicated environmental section, though past surveys asked some related questions. Henderson says he’s glad they were able to make it happen this year, since…

Cut 5 (10) “…do this.”

The survey found 76% of state residents said climate change played a role in severe weather they experienced last year, but they’re conflicted on how to best tackle it. Henderson says policymakers looking to use this data should take away more than just individual statistics…

Cut 6 (08) “…issues.”

The survey report can be found on the LSU Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs website.

_______________________________________________

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.”

10% of Louisiana loan balances were delinquent in quarter 1 of 2024. Happe says while it’s easy to consider delinquency a personal problem, it has far-reaching economic effects. For instance, delinquency affects creditors who rely on loans for income.

Cut 8 (07) “…like that.” 

Some types of debt have a 30-day window to make payments before they’re officially marked as late. Happe says if you find yourself unable to pay back your loans, the best thing to do is talk to your creditor about what options you have, including…

Cut 9 (08)  “…in Louisiana.

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

________________________________________________________________

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.”

Pinsonat believes if Landry wants a constitutional convention, he will have to travel the state and take his case to the citizens of Louisiana before he takes his request back to the Senate…

Cut 11 (10) “…fixing problems.”

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.

Cut 12 (10) “…regular session.” 

 ______________________________________________

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.

Travis told reporters they believe the mother, was killed on Tuesday. Callahan then took her car and fled with her daughters. Callie Brunett’s parents reported her missing late Wednesday night, and her father found her body inside her home around 8 a.m. Thursday.

The 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. Once they chased him down on foot, he took them to the car where they found six-year-old Erin Brunett alive. Callahan then led them to the body of three-year-old Jalie Brunett.

Travis says Callahan is not the father of the two girls, but he dated the mother off and on.  While a motive has not been released, Travis hopes they’ll find out more once they can question him.

Cut 14 (05)  “…down in it.”

Travis asked for prayers for the family and said he couldn’t imagine the trauma six-year-old Erin had been through.

Cut 15 (09)  “…is horrific.”

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The Saints concluded mandatory veteran minicamp yesterday and will be on break until training camp begins July 24. One of the biggest stories from the three days of practice was the sharp performance of quarterback Derek Carr and the offense under new coordinator Klint Kubiak. Kubiak says Carr has learned quickly…

Cut 16 (18) “…not satisfied.” 

If Kubiak and Carr hope to find success in their first year together, third-year wide receiver Chris Olave will surely play a big role. The former first-round pick caught 87 basses for over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns last season and Kubiak says his staff will lean into his strengths and expects him to contribute in every part of the offense…

Cut 17 (20) “…the wide-outs.”

The Saints will also rely on their defense which finished 2023 ranked sixth in points allowed. With the return of cornerback Marshon Lattimore and key offseason additions, Kubiak says Allen’s defense is as tough as ever…

Cut 18 (16)  “…us better.”

___________________________________________________________________

Cut 19 (18) “…some power.” 

 

Cut 20 (22) “…overcome that.”

 

 

 

 

4:45 LRN Sportscast June 13

The Saints wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp today, but running back Alvin Kamara left early due to ongoing contract disputes. The soon-to-be 29-year-old is entering what is effectively the final year of his current deal, and extension talks have stalled. Kamara just saw the 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey sign a two-year extension earlier this month but the team is hesitant to commit to the aging back whose production has decreased in recent years.

Also absent from practice was starting tight end Juwan Johnson. Johnson is scheduled to undergo foot surgery next week which will leave him sidelined for significant time into training camp.

Three LSU baseball players received All-American Honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Third Baseman Tommy White, right-handed pitcher Luke Holman, and left-handed pitcher Griffin Herring were all named to the Second-Team All-America squad. The trio was also joined by first baseman Jared Jones on the 20224 American Baseball Coaches Association All-South region first team. Second baseman Steven Milam, designated hitter Hayden Travinsky, and left-handed pitcher Gage Jump were named to the second-team.

LSU Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson has already begun rebuilding his roster after losing nine players to the transfer portal so far with more expected to depart in the MLB draft. The Tigers will have to rely on bringing in transfers including junior college talent. Outfielder Tanner Reaves of Blinn College denied a scholarship from LSU for the 2024 season after hitting 20 homers his freshman season. A year later, Johnson says he’s ready to finally bring the versatile slugger to Baton Rouge…

Cut 17 (17) “…been committed.”

Reaves will join four other JUCO commits expected to join the Tigers next season.

The Pelicans announced their 2024 preseason schedule. Play will tip off in New Orleans October 7 against the Magic before heading to Orlando. The Pels will stay on the road as they visit the Heat the 13th and Rockets the 15th to close out preseason play.

5:30 LRN Newscast June 13

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

Cut 12 (13) “…located.”

 

The Community Lighthouse Project is set to open more facilities across Louisiana just in time for hurricane season. Representative Troy Carter of New Orleans says community members could refrigerate medicine, shelter from a storm, and avoid heatstroke in the lighthouses. Though only six lighthouses are in operation now, Carter says more will be up in no time at all.

cut 5 (07) “…season.”

 

Even though LSU isn’t in the College World Series, fans can still participate in the Jell-O Shot Challenge remotely.

cut 2 (32) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

 

BESE approves a new performance plan for schools and students, it’s called the “Grow.Achieve.Thrive” plan. Because only 34-percent of students are proficient in math and only 44-percent are proficient in English, BESE President Ronnie Morris says these are the core fundamentals that schools can focus on to improve graduates’ readiness. 

cut 8 (08) “…for success.”

4:30 LRN NEWSCAST

A tragic ending to an Amber Alert that was issued earlier today, the man who kidnapped two young girls this morning from Loranger has been arrested in Jackson, Mississippi. The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office says Daniel Callahan is believed to have killed the girls’ mother, 35-year-old Callie Brunett, with whom he was in a relationship and her four-year-old daughter, Erin Brunette. Authorities say Callahan led officers to his car, where 6-year-old Jalie Brunnett was found alive, and then to the body of 4-year-old.

 

The Community Lighthouse Project is set to open more facilities across Louisiana just in time for hurricane season. Representative Troy Carter of New Orleans, who donated almost 4 million dollars to the project last year, says the lighthouses will be more than just a place to charge phones, as they will also provide air conditioning and fresh food and water in the event of a community power outage.

cut 4 (09) “…lives.”

To see a full map of the pilot proposal, visit togethernola.org/clhproject.

 

BESE approves a new performance plan for schools and students called the “Grow. Achieve.Thrive” plan, set to start in the 2025-26 school year.

cut 1 (32) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

 

Even though the LSU Baseball team lost their shot at the College World Series this year, Rocco’s Pizza and Cantina Manager Pat McAvoy says they know the fanbase will still rise to the occasion in the CWS Jell-O Shot Challenge to support the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank…

cut 10 (07) “…already.”