09:30 lrn newscast december 17

The City Court Judge from Lafayette who was caught on tape using racial slurs in a video posted to social media is being called on to step down from her post by Governor John Bel Edwards. Judge Michele Odinet’s lawyer, Dane Ciolino, says his client is hoping she can be forgiven…:
CUT 11 (06) “this conduct”
Ciolino says Odinet is petitioning the state Supreme Court and the Judiciary Commission asking taht she be placed on an indefinite unpaid leave for now.

In a recent news conference, US Senator John Kennedy addressed the alarming rise in the crime rate in Louisiana. He says it’ll be up to voters to replace leaders who are soft on crime, because “what you allow is what will continue”…:
Cut 16 (14) “… a rise in crime. Duh!”

Tomorrow is a big shopping day, or the “Super-Saturday” before Christmas. Retail experts predict over 148-million consumers will be shopping, whether in stores or online. National Retail Federation spokesperson Katherine Cullen says tomorrow is a big day for last minute shoppers, but some people just find Super Saturday invigorating…:
Cut 9 (09) “what they’re looking for”
Cullen says the average shopper will spend nearly $900 on holiday gifts.

The Saints have got a big game Sunday as they travel to Tampa to face Tom Brady and The Buccaneers. But Safety Malcom Jenkins says they can’t just focus on Brady as former LSU star running back Leonard Fournette is also a force to be reckoned with on the Bucs team…:
CUt 19 (12) “their offense”
The game kicks off at 7:20pm.