9:30 AM Newscast July 15

There was an assassination attempt of former president Donald at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Mel Bridges has more.

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Both Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are calling for unity among Americans in the wake of the shooting. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says no matter the issue, violence is never the answer.

Cut 9 (09)  “…the worst.

 

With the rising summer temperatures, Louisiana drivers begin seeing road buckling. Louisiana DOTD spokesperson Erin Buchanan says unfortunately, it can happen suddenly and unexpectedly and there’s no way to prevent road buckles. If you encounter one while driving, she recommends reporting it to your regional DOTD as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Cut 12 (12) “…as quickly as possible.” 

You can report road buckles or any road problems at dotd.la.gov. 

 

LSU kicks off SEC Football Media Days in Dallas today with Head Coach Brian Kelly. Tiger Rag editor, Todd Horne says Linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. was a freshman All-American in 2022 but took a step back with the rest of the defense last year. He began the season as an inside linebacker before being moved back outside, but Horne trusts new Defensive Coordinator Blake Baker to develop him as an off-ball linebacker…

Cut 15 (08)  “…inside linebacker.”

8:30 AM Newscast July 15

A motive in the assassination attempt of Former President Trump Saturday is still not known. Fortunately, the former president was able to leave his rally safely to receive medical attention after a bullet struck him in the ear. Two attendees were critically injured, and one man is dead. The twenty-year-old shooter was outside the rally on a rooftop and was killed by counter snipers. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana…

Cut 8 (10) “…to be condemned.”

 

Both Trump and Biden called for unity among Americans in the wake of the assassination attempt. Some of Trump’s opponents have suggested he may use the tragedy to garner votes. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan…

Cut 6 (10) “…we’ll just have to see.”

SEC Media Days begin in Dallas today with LSU’s Brian Kelly set to kick things off. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne expects confidence from the Tigers. Kace Kieschnick has more…

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As the temperature continues to climb, motorists may encounter road buckling. Louisiana DOTD spokesperson Erin Buchanan says it can happen suddenly and unexpectedly, but shouldn’t be danger if you’re paying attention and driving safely. She says even if you’ve never seen a road buckle before…

Cut 11 (10) “…caught my attention.”

 

You can report road buckles or any road problems at  dotd.la.gov. 

7:30 AM Newscast July 15

Former President Trump was the target of an assassination attempt at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Saturday. The shot taken at the former president hit him in the ear. Two attendees are critically injured, and one man who reportedly threw himself in front of his family to shield them is dead. The twenty-year-old shooter was outside the rally on a nearby rooftop and was killed by counter snipers. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana had this to say

Cut 7 (10) “…in your prayers.”

LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says it’s not yet clear how the assassination attempt might impact the presidential election. He says most Americans have preset, hardened notions of Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

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Drivers may notice more road buckles on concrete roads as the summer continues, but it’s nothing to be afraid of if you’re driving safely. Sean Richardson has the story.

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SEC Football Media Days kicks off in Dallas today with LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne says Kelly is confident in the talented arm of quarterback Garrett Nussmeier. Horne says tight end Mason Taylor is set for a big year in all phases of the offense.

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6:45 LRN Sportscast July 15

LSU third baseman Tommy White was selected by the Oakland Athletics 40th overall in the second round of the MLB Draft last night. The junior slugger finishes his collegiate career batting .355 with 75 homers and 249 RBI in 187 games. White was named a third-team All-American this year after hitting 24 homeruns with 70 RBI. He’ll be forever remembered by Tigers fans for his 11th-inning 2-run walk-off homer against Wake Forest to send LSU to the College World Series Championship in 2023.

LSU left-handed pitcher Gage Jump will be joining Tommy Tanks after being selected 73rd overall by the A’s. The redshirt sophomore posted a 3.47 ERA with 101 strikeouts in 83 innings for the Tigers this year after transferring from UCLA.

UL-Lafayette shortstop Kyle DeBarge was selected with the 33rd overall pick by the Minnesota Twins. Debarge was named the Cajuns’ second consensus All-American this year after batting .355 with 21 homers and 72 RBI and earning Sun-Belt Player of the Year honors. DeBarge becomes the highest-drafted player in the history of the Cajuns.

Baton Rouge Catholic High School right-handed pitcher William Schmidt pulled his name from the MLB draft just hours before it began to officially commit to LSU. Schmidt was ranked the No. 16 overall prospect in America and the first-ranked righty coming out of high school.

Three-star Destrehan safety Jhase Thomas committed to LSU Saturday. The 6-foot-1 prospect is ranked as the No. 38 safety in the nation and 17th overall in Louisiana.

Three-star cornerback Kyle Johnson of Bunkie High School announced his commitment to the University of Houston. Johnson is the 37th-ranked cornerback in the nation and the 12th-ranked Louisana prospect in the class of 2025 according to 247Sports.

Former LSU third baseman Josh Smith hit two 2-run homers for the Texas Rangers yesterday to lead them to a 4-2 win over the Astros. Smith is currently having the best season of his three-year career and just missed out on earning his first All-Star selection. The 26-year-old accounted for 2 of the Rangers’ 3 hits on the day to clinch the season series over the Astros.

6:30 AM Newscast July 15

There was an assassination attempt of former president Donald at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (31) “…I’m Mel Bridges.”

 

Both Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are calling for unity among Americans in the wake of the shooting. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says no matter the issue, violence is never the answer.

Cut 9 (09)  “…the worst.

 

As the temperature continues to climb, motorists may encounter a disruption known as road buckling. Louisiana DOTD spokesperson Erin Buchanan says road buckling is a normal thing that happens to concrete roads in heat. Debris and moisture fall into the joints of concrete roads over time, and when it gets hot…

Cut 10 (11) “…triangle.”

 

LSU kicks off SEC Football Media Days in Dallas today with Head Coach Brian Kelly. The Tigers will look to improve on last year’s 10-and-3 season but will have to do so without Heisman winning quarterback and leading rusher Jayden Daniels. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne says he expects Kelly to replace Daniels’ production with an established traditional run game…

Cut 13 (13)  “…offensive lines.”

LRN AM Newscall July 15

An assassination attempt against former president Donald Trump took place at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Mel Bridges has more.

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Drivers may notice more road buckles on concrete roads as the summer continues, but it’s nothing to be afraid of if you’re driving safely. Sean Richardson has the story.

Cut 2 (26)  “…I’m Sean Richardson.” 

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SEC Media Days begin in Dallas today with Brian Kelly and the Tigers set to kick things off. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne expects confidence from the Tigers. Kace Kieschnick has more…

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Former President Donald Trump is not seriously hurt after he was shot at in an assassination attempt on Saturday. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says historically, political assassinations aren’t unheard of, but they are extremely unlikely.

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Trump was hit by a bullet in the ear at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, but he wasn’t seriously injured and left the rally safely. Hogan says most Americans have preset, hardened notions of Trump and President Joe Biden as presidential candidates, and…

Cut 5 (06) “…views.”

Both Trump and Biden called for unity among Americans in the wake of the assassination attempt. Some have theorized that Trump may be deviating from his usual brand of loudly placing blame to try getting extra pity votes, but Hogan says it’s too early to tell.

Cut 6 (10) “…we’ll just have to see.”

Two audience members were seriously wounded and one was killed by the shooter, who was then killed by federal counter-snipers. A motive has not yet been determined.

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Two attendees of a rally for former president Donald Trump in Pennsylvania are critically injured and one is dead after a man who was not at the rally shot at the former president in an assassination attempt. Trump was hit in the ear by a bullet but wasn’t seriously harmed and left the rally safely. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana…

Cut 7 (10) “…in your prayers.”

The shooter, a 20-year-old who was not part of the rally, was killed by federal counter-snipers. A motive for the would-be assassination has not yet been determined, though Cassidy says the shooting has clear implications that go beyond a single incident.

Cut 8 (10) “…to be condemned.”

Both Democrats and Republicans agree the shooting was an unnecessary tragedy, with both Trump and president Joe Biden calling for unity among Americans in the wake of the shooting. Cassidy says no matter the issue, violence is never the answer.

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As the temperature continues to climb, motorists may encounter a disruption known as road buckling. Louisiana DOTD spokesperson Erin Buchanan says road buckling is a normal thing that happens to concrete roads in heat. Debris and moisture fall into the joints of concrete roads over time, and when it gets hot…

Cut 10 (11) “…triangle.”

Road buckling can happen suddenly and unexpectedly, but Buchanan says it shouldn’t pose a danger if you’re going the speed limit and not driving distracted. She says even if you’ve never seen a road buckle before…

Cut 11 (10) “…caught my attention.”

Unfortunately, Buchanan says, there’s no way to prevent road buckles. If you encounter a road buckle while driving, she recommends reporting it to your regional DOTD as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Cut 12 (12) “…as quickly as possible.” 

You can report road buckles or any road problems by going to dotd.la.gov. 

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LSU kicks off SEC Football Media Days in Dallas today with Head Coach Brian Kelly. The Tigers will look to improve on a 10-and-3 season last year but will have to do so without Heisman winning quarterback and leading rusher Jayden Daniels. Tiger Rag editor Todd Horne says he expects Kelly to replace Daniels’ production with an established traditional run game…

Cut 13 (13)  “…offensive lines.”

Horne says Kelly is confident in the talented arm of quarterback Garrett Nussmeier. While the offense may look different, it can be just as explosive with Nussmeier and his talented weapons. Horne says tight end Mason Taylor is set for a big year in all phases of the offense…

Cut 14 (13)  “…in the past.”

Linebacker Harold Perkins Jr. was a freshman All-American in 2022 but took a step back with the rest of the defense last year. He began the season as an inside linebacker before being moved back outside, but Horne trusts new Defensive Coordinator Blake Baker to develop him as an off-ball linebacker…

Cut 15 (08)  “…inside linebacker.”

11:30 LRN Newscast July 13

Aaliyah Jack, the Lake Charles mother who abandoned her four-year-old son who was found dead behind a Welcome Center in Vinton Monday, and her infant that son found crawling from a ditch along I-10 Tuesday has also been charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Stitch Guillory says after she was located in Mississippi…

Cut 9 (13) “…in Calcasieu.”

President Joe Biden held a “high-stakes” press conference Thursday night hoping to prove his ability to voters. Some Democratic lawmakers are calling for Biden to step aside and let someone younger run after a dismal presidential debate performance. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says it may be too little too late…
Cut 7 (11) “…three and a half years.”

Thursday night, Steve Gleason was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s. Brooke Thorington has more.

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Former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels also brought home some hardware Thursday night after winning the award for Best Men’s Sports Collegiate Athlete. Daniels threw for over 38-hundred yards and 40 touchdowns and added over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in his final, Heisman-winning season at LSU. The NFL Draft’s second-overall pick will report for Commanders training camp July 28.

10:30 LRN Newscast July 13

Steve Gleason was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s Thursday night. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2011, Gleason was told he had three years to live. When he learned he received the Courage Award, he reflected on what it meant. Confined to a wheelchair and able to use technology to speak Gleason says to be courageous we must first experience fear and suffering.

Cut 5 (14) “…or suffering.” Thursday night at the ESPYs.

Aaliyah Jack will be charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile after abandoning her four-year-old and infant sons. The four-year-old was found dead behind a Welcome Center in Vinton Monday, and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Stitch Guillory said it was a miracle the infant was found alive after surviving two days on its own along I-10. He says it’s been an emotional week and case.

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President Joe Biden held a press conference Thursday night to try and disprove rumors about alleged cognitive decline, but whether he accomplished that is debatable. Mel Bridges has more.

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The Democratic presidential nominee will be announced at their National Convention in August.
Former LSU Pitcher Paul Skenes has been named as the starter for the National League All-Stars. Skenes becomes the 5th rookie in MLB history to receive the All-Star starting nod and his 11 starts this season match the fewest in a career to earn a starting spot. The MLB All-Star game is set for Tuesday July 16.

9:30 LRN Newscast July 13

Aaliyah (ah-lee-ah) Jack, the Lake Charles mother who abandoned her four-year-old son who was found dead behind a Welcome Center in Vinton Monday, and her infant that son found crawling from a ditch along I-10 Tuesday has also been charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Stitch Guillory says after she was located in Mississippi…

Cut 9 (13) “…in Calcasieu.”

President Joe Biden held a “high-stakes” press conference Thursday night hoping to prove his ability to voters. Some Democratic lawmakers are calling for Biden to step aside and let someone younger run after a dismal presidential debate performance. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says it may be too little too late…
Cut 7 (11) “…three and a half years.”

Thursday night, Steve Gleason was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 1 (33) …I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels also brought home some hardware Thursday night after winning the award for Best Men’s Sports Collegiate Athlete. Daniels threw for over 38-hundred yards and 40 touchdowns and added over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in his final, Heisman-winning season at LSU. The NFL Draft’s second-overall pick will report for Commanders training camp July 28.

8:30 LRN Newscast July 13

Saints legend Steve Gleason was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPY’s Thursday night for his contributions transcending sports. Gleason and his family have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of those living with ALS after his own diagnosis in 2011. Former teammate Drew Brees presented the award, and Gleason’s son held it beside him during his acceptance speech.

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President Joe Biden held a press conference Thursday night to dispel rumors about alleged cognitive decline, but many are left uncertain of his ability. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says republicans view Biden as a wounded candidate and would like to see him oppose Trump. With Biden all but refusing to step aside and no other clear Democratic candidate, Hogan thinks the Democrats are in a tight spot.

Cut 8 (11) “…being questioned.”

Aaliyah (ah-lee-ah) Jack, the Lake Charles mother who abandoned her four-year-old son who was found dead behind a Welcome Center in Vinton Monday, and her infant son found crawling from a ditch along I-10 Tuesday will receive charges for second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Stitch Guillory says the case moved swiftly when they found the elder child in the water and sent out a release asking local media to help them identify the child. He says it was then the paternal grandmother of the children who called from Texas fearing who it was, and she also told them about the infant.

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24-year-old Jack’s bond is set at $9.1 million and she’s also charged with failure to report a missing child.

Former LSU Pitcher Paul Skenes has been named as the starter for the National League All-Stars. Skenes becomes the 5th rookie in MLB history to receive the All-Star starting nod and his 11 starts this season match the fewest in a career to earn a starting spot. The MLB All-Star game is set for Tuesday July 16.