An LSU study says catching and treating Conduct Disorder, a severe form of anti-social behavior in children can create substantial savings down the road.
Eunice Police arrest a shooting victim after he allegedly convinced a friend to shoot him so he can be excused from his child support court hearing. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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The US Supreme Court rejected an effort to prevent partisan gerrymandering. Matt Doyle spoke to a Fair Districts Louisiana about the impact of the decision…
An LSU study shows high social and economic costs occur when there is a failure to diagnose and treat Conduct Disorder in kids, which covers a range of severe anti-social, rule-breaking, and aggressive behavior. LSU psychology professor Paul Frick says details the symptoms of Conduct Disorder…
The study found that the long term costs of not treating conduct disorder in kids is seven times higher than that of ADHD, a much more widely known disorder. Frick says all kids can be a handful, but parents need to compare their kids’ behavior to their classmates. If your child stands out, he advises counseling.
Frick says kids who exhibit more severe levels of Conduct Disorder and are not treated early can burden society later after they fail to find success socially and economically.
Conduct Disorder affects about three percent of school children nationwide.
A Eunice man’s plan to dodge jail for unpaid child support goes south when he’s caught staging his own robbery and shooting. Officers responded to a call of a man being shot in the chest. During the investigation, Michael Rung claimed a person took his wallet before the shot was fired. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says he’s lucky to be alive.
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Rung was scheduled to be in court the morning following the incident. Fontenot says when taking a statement from Rung, some things were just not adding up.
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Rung didn’t act alone in the setup as his friend Jacob Jack is accused of acting as the trigger man. Fontenot says he’s not sure how Rung convinced Jack to go through with the plan.
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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for the Asian swamp eel. The invasive species was found in Bayou St. John in New Orleans. It primarily lives in freshwater but can be tolerant of brackish water for short periods. LDWF biologist Robert Bourgeois says the swamp eel has the potential to throw off the ecosystem.
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Bourgeois says it is a headscratcher as to how it got into local waters.
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Bourgeois says the eel is not known to be dangerous or aggressive with humans.
LDWF says if anyone catches an Asian swamp eel, they should notify the agency of where it was located, and kill it if possible.
The US Supreme Court defeated an effort last week to allow federal courts to intervene when states engage in partisan gerrymandering of voting districts. Fair Districts Louisiana co-founder Brandon Faske says the decision means Louisiana legislators can still draw their own districts and pick their own voters.
The court decision ended a legal effort to have North Carolina Congressional districts rewritten in time for the 2020 election. Republicans in North Carolina received 50% of the congressional votes but won 10 of 13 seats.
The decision means any policies regarding gerrymandering will have to be handled at the state level and in Congress, and Faske says states like California have already demonstrated effective ways to ensure non-partisan districts.
The ballot initiative allows voters to bypass the legislature to enact measures, but Louisiana does not allow for ballot initiatives.
Fask says partisan gerrymandering is a problem in Louisiana with Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond and Republican Representative Garret Graves’ districts. He says Richmond represents urban areas in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans…
State Representative Ted James attempted to pass legislation this year to create an independent redistricting commission.
LSU starting Quarterback Joe Burrow says he has a much greater comfort level as he heads into his second season in Purple and Gold. Burrow arrived in Baton Rouge last summer as a graduate transfer from Ohio State and admits his life was a little more chaotic…
Burrow threw for 31-hundred yards 18 touchdowns and five interceptions last season. He says the Tigers should score a lot of points in LSU’s new no-huddle, run-pass option offense that should keep opposing defenses guessing