2:30 LRN Newscast August 8

The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s office has arrested a teacher for sending text messages to a 15-year-old student for sexual purposes. CPSO spokesperson Brandy Spears says 26-year-old Bradly Dyer of Colfax discussed dating the minor in the text messages. Spears says Dyer was arrested by Grant Parish deputies, and has been charged…:

CUT 14(08)      “…with juveniles.”

Louisiana once again performs poorly in the Annie E Casey Foundation’s child well-being ranking. The state ranks 49th, finishing ahead of only New Mexico. Annie E Casey Foundation president Lisa Hamilton says the state has only made a slight improvement in the percentage of kids living in poverty, and federal assistance may have played a role…:

CUT 09(10)      “…as well.”


To help the ongoing nursing shortage the LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is expanding to North Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Thorington.”

Now that school has restarted for most of Louisiana, State Police are reminding us all to be extra careful, especially in and around schools and school zones. Troopers say be vigilant for kids walking or riding bikes to and from school, and remember to never use your cell phone while in a school zone.