2:30 LRN Newscast July 1

An Alexandria man is charged with murder for providing the fentanyl that led to an overdose death. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Chief of Staff Tommy Carnline says 28-year-old Brian Allen is charged with 2nd-degree murder, plus criminal conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs. He says their investigation turned up evidence linking Allen to that overdose…:

CUT 13  (11)        “…make an arrest.”

He says Rapides Sheriff Mark Wood is focused on catching the providers of the deadly drugs and putting them behind bars.

Good news! Starting today, diapers and feminine products are sales tax free. It’s the result of a bill passed in the 2021 legislature by New Orleans Representative Aimee Freeman…:

CUT 09  (09)        “…without a tax.”

Diapers – for babies and  adults – are also now tax-exempt.


Deputies in St. Bernard Parish say the man wanted for abandoning a baby on a busy overpass Wednesday has turned himself in. Officers say 21-year-old John Perkins stole the car the infant was in, then dropped the child in the roadway and drove on.

It appears Zion Williamson will be nesting with the Pelicans for a few more years. David Grubb has the details…:

CUT 01(35)      “…David Grubb.”