2:30 LRN Newscast August 5

A Houma man is under arrest; accused of luring an underage Baton Rouge girl to a personal meetup at which he raped her. Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says 20-year-old Kwan Allen assaulted the victim inside his car in a shopping mall parking lot. After the attack, the girl went to a hospital, where a sexual assault kit was performed…:

CUT 10  (07)        “…to a hospital.”

Allen is charged with sexual battery and 2nd degree rape. McKneely advises parents to be more aware of your kids’ online relationships.

It’s National Oyster Day and we all LOVE real Louisiana oysters, but the local industry has been in serious recovery mode thanks to the last two hurricane seasons. Oyster Task Force Chairman Mitch Jurisich says Ida did a lot of damage to oyster beds…:

CUT 04(09)      “…by a thread.”

A dozen char-grilled would be realty good right now.


In Shreveport today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Mayor Adrian Perkins’ appeal of his disqualification from the fall election. Plaintiffs argued he gave an incorrect address when qualifying to run. Perkins’ lawyers say it was a clerical error that shouldn’t kick him from the race. His ability to run again now rests with three judges. Neither Perkins nor the plaintiffs had any comment when leaving court today.

Based on data collected by the Public Affairs Research Council conducted, they determined Louisiana has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. PAR President Steven Procopio says Mississippi was number one…:

CUT 06(06)      “…570.”

Following Mississippi and Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alabama rank in the top five for the highest incarceration rates.