4:30 LRN Newscast August 8

A north Louisiana Appeals Court rules Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is still disqualified from running for re-election. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last Friday and released its decision this afternoon. Perkins used an incorrect address when filing qualifying papers; an infraction of state election law. He says he’ll appeal it to the state Supreme Court.

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

CUT 02(33)      “…Thorington.”


The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s office has arrested a teacher for sending explicit 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…:

CUT 12(09)      “…a secret.”

Dyer is charged with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, but more charges may be coming.

Rest In Peace, former congressman and state legislator Claude “Buddy” Leach, who passed away Saturday at age 88. Leesville Senator Mike Reese says his innate business sense, and knack for connecting with people, helped him build a business fortune and succeed in politics…:

CUT 03(04)      “…astonished me.”

Leach ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 2003. His funeral is Friday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Charles.