3:30 LRN Newscast Jan 17

Lafayette Police say a fatal hit and run crash response Sunday night led to another traffic crash, when a woman drove through a police barricade where officers were investigating the hit and run. Lafayette Police Sergeant Robin Green says the woman was driving erratically…:

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The woman has been identified as 29-year-old Dominique Mills of Scott. She’s been charged with second-offense Operating While Intoxicated. The pedestrian hit-and-run victim is identified as 57-year old Donald Jackson of Scott.

A Baton Rouge Judicial Court Judge was found dead inside his home Sunday. 19th JDC Judge Christopher Dassau was found unresponsive by police, after a relative asked them to go check on him. Dassau was just 36 years old, but loved ones say he had a medical condition. Foul play is not suspected.


A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibit entitled “Carrying on the Dream” is traveling through the University of Louisiana System campuses. Brooke Thorington has more…:

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The identities of the two men killed Friday when their helicopter crashed into a swamp in Lafourche Parish have been released. They are 30-year-old Dylan Horn and 51-year-old Dana Burt. The chopper went down at about 10 Friday morning, and became lodge in fairly deep water. Horn and Burt were the only ones aboard. The crash is under investigation.