3:30 LRN Newscast August 5

Louisiana drops from the top of a so-called “bad list”; no longer having the nation’s highest rate of incarceration. Data compiled by the Public Affairs Research Council shows Mississippi now holds that dubious honor. PAR head Steven Procopio says Mississippi then Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alabama make up the top five, and once you get past them, the state-by-state rates drop off considerably..:

CUT 07(08)      “…of our 570.”

Cops in Baton Rouge bust a Houma man for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl; one he enticed to a meeting via SnapChat. BRPD’s Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says 20-year-old Kwan Allen attacked the girl in a mall parking lot and now faces rape and sexual battery charges. He urges parents to be aware of what your kids do online..:

CUT 11(09)      “…has happened.”


We’re still waiting for a decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ disqualification from his re-election bid. Perkins reportedly used the wrong home address on qualifying papers, but his attorneys say it was just a clerical error. His fate as mayor now rests with three Appeals Court judges.

It’s National Oyster Day but how is the state’s oyster industry fairing…?

CUT 01(31)      “…Thorington.”