12:30 LRN Newscast July 13

Police in Houma say a local woman and her boyfriend are under investigation, after officers found the remains of her 2-year-old son in a trash can. At a press conference, Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman says the couple initially said the child was abducted, but evidence collected implicates them…:

CUT 09  (12)        “…black duffel bag”

The investigation into how and why little Ezekiel Jones died is still underway. No arrests have yet been made.

State Police say a single vehicle crash Monday in Acadia Parish led to the death of an 8-year-old girl, who was in the front seat and not seat-belted. Trooper Tom Gossen says Macey Guidry was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. He says there may be charges for the driver…:

CUT 07  (13)        “…8-year-old was not”


Two more cases of monkeypox turn up in Louisiana. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says two people in the New Orleans area are positive; bringing the total to three cases. Monkeypox is considered a cousin of smallpox and Kanter says smallpox vaccines can be used to prevent monkeypox…:

CUT 05(12)      “…smallpox.”

LDH is working with the CDC and the patients’ healthcare providers to identify and notify individuals in Louisiana who may have been in contact with the patients while they were infectious. Monkeypox is transmitted by direct physical contact; often sexual.

…and now today’s markets with Neil Melancon