1:30 LRN Newscast Aug 9

Charges have been upgraded for 25-year-old Anderson King, Jr of Baton Rouge because preliminary autopsy results indicate his two-year-old son died as a result of injuries. BRPD’s Lt. Don Coppola says on Sunday officers responded to a local hospital regarding an assault that involved a two-year-old child. On Monday King was arrested.

Cut 10 (08) “…cruelty charge.” 

He’s charged now with 1st Degree Murder.

A new survey of small business owners shows they’re not optimistic about business conditions right now. Director of the Louisiana Federation of Small Business Dawn McVea says the national Inflation Reduction Act, which gives the IRS billions more dollars for audits, worries small business owners.

Cut 4  (09) “…process of audit.”

Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters tells a legislative committee they’ve made policy changes following the overdose death of a two-year-old who was hospitalized at least twice prior to his death. DCFS was notified of the child twice. Walters says they are investigating what went wrong, but their current system prevents a quick turnaround…

cut 12 (11) “…..be accurate”

she says lack of staff is an issue.

It’s National Breastfeeding Month and Kristen Hill who’s a breastfeeding peer counselor with the Louisiana Department of Health says even mothers with their second child are taking instruction through the program and some of her clients are the first in their family to ever breastfeed.

Cut 8 (06) “…mom and baby.”

It’s a service through the WIC program.