10:30 LRN Newscast August 30

For the LRN I’m Erik Piccoli
Northwestern State men’s basketball is adding Hansel Enmanuel to its 2022 recruiting class. Enmanuel is from the Dominican Republic and he had his left arm amputated at the age of 6 after a wall collapsed on it. Demons Coach Corey Gipson says it’s clear that life challenges have made the three-star recruit even more determined…
Cut 4 (08) “…that guy”
Gipson says the Enmanuel family showed the program the type of passion and love for the game that they look for at NSU.
And A new law goes into effect Monday that makes stealing a catalytic converter a crime. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot says his legislation makes it easier to prosecute thieves who swipe a catalytic converter from a vehicle and the punishment is severe
Cut 6 (10) “…50-grand”
Talbot says some criminals steal dozens of catalytic converters and sell them in bulk.
Cut 7 (10) “…catalytic converters.”
A lot of new state laws go into effect Monday, August 1st, and one of them will forbid police from using the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search one’s home. The bill was authored by New Iberia Representative Marcus Bryant, who says there are still warrantless searches and arrests being made, simply because an LEO smelled weed. He says the new law makes it clear for police…
Cut 9 (07) “…warrantless arrests.”
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 GinnyHiggins says, when Burton fled the vehicle and the deputy, she left something very important in the car…
Cut 13 (10) “…took over after that..”
Burton, who is from Las Vegas, is now charged with attempted murder of a police officer, resisting arrest, simple escape, possession of narcotics, and more.