4:30 LRN Newscast July 20

Republican US Senator John Kennedy is being challenged by three democrats in his re-election campaign for his second term…:

CUT 01(42)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

Two Baton Rouge women who gave a large volume of whiskey to a toddler, resulting in the child’s death, have been indicted for murder. It happened last April. Police say the grandma did the deed, but the 4-year-old’s mother was there and did nothing to stop it.


The state is updating its Strategic Highway Safety Plan after nearly one-thousand people were killed in crash crashes in 2021. Based on preliminary data, 971 motorists died, a 17-percent increase from 2020. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Lisa Freeman says that’s the highest percentage increase in one year ever…:

CUT 11(12)      “…community crisis.”

Increasing education efforts, strengthening laws and public policies to prohibit risky behaviors such as distracted driving are what the state has in mind.

A 15-year-old girl died last night in a single vehicle crash in St. James Parish. State Police Trooper Ross Brennan says a 17-year-old was behind the wheel on LA Highway 18 when he failed to stay on the road…:

CUT 14(10)      “…overturn.”

Brennan says, seat belts might have saved the life of young Ramiya Sowell, of St James.