1:30 LRN Newscast February 22

Two Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies are charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daniel Vallee in Marrero last Wednesday. Brooke Thorington has more.

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Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain was sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years following Strain’s November conviction on aggravated rape and incest charges. Each of the life sentences were mandatory for the aggravated rape charges. Strain was also found guilty on two counts of aggravated incest, one count of sexual battery, and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Lake Charles is ready to revitalize its lakefront. 2022 has seen a number of new businesses announce their intentions to open locations on the lakefront, bringing food, entertainment, and recreational activities to the long underdeveloped area. It’s been 17 years since talks began on how to bring the area back, and Mayor Nic Hunter is glad that things are finally in motion.

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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. He says sanctions worked against Russia when President Ronald Regan was in office.

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Cassidy says Louisiana can help play a role in weakening Russia financially as that country relies heavily on revenues from natural gas.