9:30 Newscast August 30

For the LRN I’m Erik Piccoli
A new law that goes into effect Monday makes the theft of a catalytic converter a crime. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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And Northwestern State men’s basketball is excited about the addition of Hansel Enmanuel to its 2022 recruiting class. You may have seen him in a Gatorade commercial. The Florida prep star dominated the hardwood in high school with one arm. Demons Coach Corey Gipson says it doesn’t even dawn on him that Enmanuel has a disability
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Enmanuel is 6’4″ and in his senior season, he averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 blocks a game.
Starting in August officers will be forbidden by law from using the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search one’s house. NewIberia Representative Marcus Bryant says legalizing smokable marijuana as medicine makes this new law necessary to protect individuals’ rights. He feels there will be more bills filed in the future to de-criminalize using marijuana…
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Again, the new law takes effect on August 1st.
And deputies in St. Martin Parish arrest a woman for stabbing an officer during an arrest. Sheriff’s Captain Ginny Higgins says some St. Martinville residents called them to report a suspicious woman, knocking on doors and asking to be given a gun. When a deputy stopped 26-year-old Ashley Burton to question her, she tried to flee on foot…
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After fleeing the vehicle, the suspect left two children in the vehicle who are now under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.