3:30 LRN Newscast Dec 29

One of the state’s Most Wanted fugitives is now behind bars. Michelle Southern has more..:

CUT 01(30)      “…Southern.”

A new report lists Louisiana among the ten worst states in the U.S. for overall road conditions. The report by Consumer Affairs Research ranks us 8th-worst for things like poor upkeep of bridges, lack of safety features & and insufficient funding for upgrades and maintenance. This likely comes as no surprise to most Louisiana motorists.


State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Lake Charles. Troop D spokesman Trooper Derek Senegal says it began with LCPD officers called to an address where a man had fired shots into a home twice; the second time hitting someone inside…:

CUT 03(11)      “…fled on foot.”

They caught up to Thomas at another home and tried to negotiate, but when he fired on them, officers fired back – killing him. LSP investigates all officer-involved shootings.

The man who introduced NFL great John Madden to one of his favorite dishes – the TURDUCKEN – mourns the passage of the football legend. New Orleans butcher Glenn Mistich says Madden loved the dish and raved about it during game broadcasts; leading to huge spikes in sales…:

CUT 11(15)      “…and my business.”

Mistich says he will miss Madden, whom he’s called a friend since the late 1990’s.