3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 17

A Lafayette city court judge, who’s made national headlines for a video of her allegedly using a racial slur, is ordered to take a suspension without pay while an investigation goes on. Judge Michelle Odinet’s docket will be heard by an interim appointee. For her part, she says she had taken a sedative and has no memory of the event. Legal analyst and attorney Franz Borghardt…:

CUT 04(11)      “…making racial slurs.”

Borghardt says even the perception of bias – racial or other – is a bad thing for any judge.

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton will miss Sunday’s game against the defending NFL champion Tampa Bay Bucs, after testing positive for COVID. DC Dave Allen will fill Payton’s shoes. He says so far it’s only Payton out, but they’ll make more changes if needs be..:

CUT 13(11)      “…have to adjust.”

The Buccaneers are 11 point favorites.


A Christmas present for all Shreveport city workers; they get a 13-percent across-the-board pay raise. Mayor Adrian Perkins and City Council members to make the announcement earlier today. The full council must approve the plan, which they are expected to do.

State Wildlife & Fisheries agents and Ouachita Parish deputies have found the body of a man who drowned Thursday in a boating accident on the Ouachita River. The remains of 59-year-old Scotty Stone were located near the town of Marion.

Only 3000 people attended the New Orleans Bowl last year, but event organizers hope to have about ten times as many in the Superdome Saturday. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero says, in its 21-year history, the New Orleans Bowl has become a staple during the bowl season and brings tourists to the city…

CUT 08(09)      “…down the line.”

The game features nationally ranked UL-Lafayette versus Marshall.