4:30 LRN Newscast Oct 20

Matthew Mire, the man accused in the multi-parish shooting spree that killed two – including a state trooper – has been relocated to Angola State Penitentiary as he awaits trial. Legal analyst Franz Borghardt points out that Mire is simply being housed in Angola; not servicing a sentence there…:

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Mire faces charges in Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes. He’s accused of killing two and wounding four others on October 9th.

Sabine Parish authorities, with some help from the LSU FACES lab, have identified skeletal remains found in a private water well back in 1984. They of those of Lester Rome, a Grand Isle resident who was 58 when he disappeared 35 years ago. Sabine Sheriff’s Detective Chris Abraham says more remains were found in the same well back in April, which led to this positive I.D…:

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Voters in a handful of parishes in southeast Louisiana need to check ahead before they cast their ballot on November 13th due to site changes because of Ida. Brooke Thorington explains..:

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Eight missing and endangered children have been rescued or recovered in the New Orleans area during a two-month investigation by U.S. Marshals. The operation also resulted in the arrests of 18 people for sex offender registration violations.