12:30 LRN Newscast Feb 22

Two Jefferson Parish Sheriff Deputies, Issac Hughes and Johnathan Louis face manslaughter charges after investigators say lethal force was not justified in the February 16th shooting death of Daniel Vallee in Marrero. Sheriff Joe Lopintto says the deputies turned themselves in Monday night and were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility.

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Lopinto says that force was justified in the incident but not lethal after Valle refused to exit his car and then started the vehicle.

U-S Senator Bill Cassidy supports strong economic sanctions against Russia as reports indicate Russian forces have moved into eastern Ukraine. Cassidy says Louisiana can help play a role in weakening Russia financially as that country relies heavily on revenue from natural gas…

Cut 10 (12)  “…less money.” 

Governor Edwards says Louisiana has an action plan in place for spending $600 million in federal funds to aid in Hurricanes Laura and Delta recovery. David Grubb has more…

Cut 3 (34) “…I’m David Grubb.”