3:30 LRN Newscast February 02

During a lengthy press conference Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards denied any wrongdoing in the aftermath of Ronald Greene’s fatal arrest, and expressed concern that racism played a role in the Greene’s death. Edwards says he doesn’t believe if Greene was white he would have been treated that way…:

CUT 12(11)      “…never happen again.”

Body camera video from the Union Parish traffic stop in May of 2019 shows white troopers beating and stunning Greene, a black man, who led authorities on a three parish high-speed chase.

State Police in Troop F say a single vehicle crash Tuesday in Franklin parish took the life of two Winnsboro women, who were not wearing safety belts. Troopers say the Mercury SUV went off the highway, for reasons yet unknown. All three persons inside were unrestrained and were ejected from the vehicle. Only 1 survived. LSP says seatbelts might well have saved them. The crash is still under investigation.


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for five parishes in northwest and north-central Louisiana. Meteorologist C.S. Ross says Bossier, Caddo, Webster, Claiborne, and Union parishes could see some winter precipitation after midnight tonight…:

CUT 03(11)      “…area bridges and overpasses.”

Even colder weather is expected for Friday night and Saturday, but with less chance of precipitation.

Tiger Rag magazine has obtained a letter from lawyers representing Sharon Lewis, the woman recently fired from her job with the LSU Athletic Department. The letter, sent to the Louisiana State Select Committee on Women and Children, requests that Lewis be allowed to testify before the state in the school’s ongoing Title IX investigation. Tiger Rag editor Adam Hunsuker says they first asked in April 2021…:

CUT 09(12)      “…with the investigation, basically.”

Hunsucker says that Lewis’ latest move could prompt LSU to settle her case, rather than risk exposing more dirty laundry.