2:30 LRN Newscast February 22

Members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation express concern as Russian forces show signs of invading Ukraine. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(31)      “…Jeff Palermo.”

A Lake Charles man is behind bars; accused of sexual contact with a minor. The female victim, who is under 15, came forward to authorities with a complaint about 46-year-old Bobby Treaster, who’s facing 7 counts of sexual battery and one count of rape. His bond was set at just over a half-million dollars.


Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain will spend the rest of his life behind bars as a judge sentenced Strain to four life sentences, plus another 30 years on top of that. Strain was convicted in November on aggravated rape and incest charges. A mother of one of Strain’s victims spoke with reporters after the sentencing hearing..:

CUT 13(08)      “…Jack hurting him.”

The 60-year-old Strain served as the top lawman in St. Tammany Parish from 1995 to 2016. He also faces another sentencing on federal bribery charges.

Two Jefferson Parish deputies face manslaughter charges after investigators say their use of lethal force in the February 16th shooting of Daniel Vallee in Marrero was not justified. Sheriff Joe Lopinto…:

CUT 03(10)      “…point in time.”

The officers spent several minutes trying to get an armed Vallee out of his car. When he sounded the horn suddenly they fired; killing him.