11:30 LRN Newscast Feb 22

Two Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies, Issac Hughes and Johnathon Louis face manslaughter charges after investigators say lethal force was not justified in the February 16th arrest of Daniel Vallee in Marrero. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says Valle was repeatedly asked to get out of his car, but he didn’t cooperate and started the car.

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Lopinto says the two deputies have cooperated with investigators and their testimony matched body cam footage.

Grand Isle Councilman Elgene Gary, faces sexual battery charges related to the assault of two minors. Louisiana State Police Trooper Ross Brennan 78-year old Gary turned himself in Monday and they are asking for assistance.

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U-S Senator Bill Cassidy supports strong economic sanctions against Russia as reports indicate Russian forces have moved into eastern Ukraine and Cassidy says this establishes Russian President Vladimir Putin as an enemy of freedom. He says sanctions worked against Russia when President Ronald Regan was in office

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President Biden is expected to announce new sanctions against Russia this afternoon. But Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson blames the Biden Administration for not doing more sooner…

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Johnson says it’s probably too late to avoid a conflict at this point and that the U-S should have supplied Ukraine anti-tank missiles and defense systems.