11:30 LRN Newscast July 13

State Police in Troop I report a child riding without proper restraints was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash on state Highway 91 in Acadia Parish. Trooper First Class Thomas Gossen says a pickup driven by 44-year-old Carla Lacombe, of Eunice, lost control and went into a spin and overturned, after hitting a culvert…:

CUT 06  (07)        “result of the crash.”

Gossen says impairment is not suspected, but the driver may have ben distracted. He says an investigation of the crash is underway, and there may be charges for Lacombe.

The widow of former governor Edwin Edwards opened up about her new romantic relationship during an interview on Jim Engster’s Baton Rouge radio show. 43-year-old Trina Edwards is now dating former House Speaker and Senate President John Alario, who is 78…:

CUT 12(11)      “…pretty well so.”

Trina Edwards says she definitely “has a type.”


The National Hurricane Center says it’s less likely a trough along the Gulf Coast will develop into a tropical depression. LRN Meteorologist John Wetherbee gives us an update…:

CUT 02(32)      “…I-10 corridor.”

Two new cases of monkeypox have turned up in the New Orleans area. The Department of Health says monkeypox is transmissible through physical contact; either sexual or direct touching of an infected person’s rash. These latest reported case bring the total in Louisiana to three.