5:30 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 2 (31) “…I’m Jeff Palermo.”

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. The two deputies turned themselves in Monday night and were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility.

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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 it back, and Mayor Nic Hunter is glad that things are finally in motion.

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Hunter says that many of the businesses are expected to be up and running by early next year.

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 the victims blames herself for not doing more

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Strain also faces sentencing in federal court on a bribery charge.