10:30 LRN Newscast February 22

Two Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies face manslaughter charges after Sheriff Joe Lopinto says lethal force was not justified in the fatal shooting of Daniel Vallee in Marrero last week. Lopinto says deputies surrounded Vallee’s S-U-V as he refused to get out. He says shots were fired at Vallee when his hands dropped and hit the horn
Cut 3 (10) “…point and time.”
Officers encountered Vallee as they answered a noise complaint at a known crack house.

A 78-year-old Grand Isle man who serves on the coastal town’s city council has been arrested for felony sexual battery. State Police say they believe Elgene Gary sexually assaulted two minors over the span of many years. Trooper Ross Brennan says they encourage other possible victims to come forward…
cut 15 (09) “….right now”
Brennan says if you have more information on Gary, contact the State Police Special Victim’s Unit

Louisiana has submitted its action plan to the feds for spending $600 million in federal disaster aid for Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The state proposes using the grant money for homeowner assistance, creating affordable housing, and other programs. Nearly $200 million would be dedicated to infrastructure. Pat Forbes, executive director of the Office of Community Development, says those dollars remove a tremendous burden for local governments.
Cut 10 (11) “…that match instead.”

Six seniors on the Menard High School Baseball team served as pallbearers for 94-year-old Ralph Lambert. Lambert served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1974 and there were no nearby relatives around to use as pallbearers. So Menard Baseball Coach Jordan Marks says his players stepped up and the reaction has been very positive…
cut 8 (10) “…worth reading”