Over 260 bills passed in this year’s legislative session become law today. Jeff Palermo looks at two of the new laws…
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A Union Parish jury has convicted former Spearsville Police Chief Steve Bodine on aggravated rape charges. Bodine was arrested in 2013 for allegedly raping a 4-year-old child. Officials say, during the three day trial, witnesses testified that Bodine had raped children ranging in age from 4- to 14-years-old over a 40 year period. Bodine’s conviction carries a manditory life sentnece.
Two daycare centers in Louisiana have had their licenses revoked by the state, one in Baton Rouge and the other in Bossier City at Storybook Daycare and Discovery Zone. Education Superintendent John White says Storybook was found to have an improper child/staff ratio and were not conducting employee background checks…
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He says most Louisiana child care providers do an excellent job caring for kids.
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Columbia University shows older adults that stop driving are almost twice more likely to suffer from depression and almost 5 times more likely to enter a long term care facility than those who continue to drive. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman has some advice if you do have to take the keys from your parents…
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He says it’s important to help your parents remain mobile.
Three suspended LSU football players accused of going into a house without permission have seen their charges dropped. The East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office says formal charges will not be pursued against Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain. The D-A’s office says the decision is based on the request of the victim not to file charges and inconsistent and contradictory statements provided. LSU says the players have been reinstated to the team.
A study finds older adults that stop driving have an increased risk of health problems. Emelie Gunn has more on why…
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More than 260 bills become law today in Louisiana. One new law makes it illegal to post or share nude images of people on the internet without their consent. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes, who authored the legislation, says “revenge porn” has destroyed lives…
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Violators of the law could face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Lake Charles Police announce that they have solved an aggravated rape case from October of 1999, where the victim was severely beaten and sexually assaulted while jogging at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Deputy Chief of Police, Mark Kraus, says 45 year-old Austin Mott is a registered sex offender who is currently serving time in Texas for an unrelated sex offense…
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He says advances in technology led to authorities getting a DNA match in the case.
Over 260 bills passed in this year’s legislative session become law today. One measure doubles fines for simple littering from $75 to $150 and up to $1000 for subsequent offenses. Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, says they support anything that increases the litter enforcement effort…
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Improper disposal of items like furniture and appliances could end up costing offenders $10,000 under the new law.
State Superintendent of Education John White announces two daycare centers in Louisiana have had their licenses revoked – one in Bossier City and one in Baton Rouge at the Our Blessings Christian Daycare Learning Center; whose staff is accused of leaving a two-year-old child at a restaurant amusement venue and not telling the parents or the state…
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White says the majority of child care providers do an excellent job taking care of kids.
Lake Charles Police announce that they have solved an aggravated rape case from October of 1999. Deputy Chief of Police, Mark Kraus, says the seven month investigation culminated in an arrest warrant for 45-year-old Austin Mott. Kraus says advances in technology led to them getting a DNA match from the physical evidence…
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In the 1999 incident, the victim was severely beaten and sexually assaulted while jogging at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Columbia University finds older adults that stop driving are more likely to suffer from depression and nearly 5 times more likely to enter a long term care facility than those who remain behind the wheel. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says this could lead to the elderly becoming less social and active….
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Redman says the results of the study are not all that surprising.