6:30 LRN Newscast August 15

The St. Tammany Parish coroner confirms two recent overdose deaths were the result of taking “look-alike” pills containing 100 percent fentanyl, which can kill. More from Brooke Thorington…:

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A Lake Charles man was arrested Sunday morning after reportedly running over a police officer and dragging him approximately 100 feet. The officer was hospitalized for his injuries. This happened during a reckless driving traffic stop. 24-year-old Jaylon Chavis, of Lake Charles, is charged with reckless driving, resisting an officer and attempted murder.


It’s the sixth anniversary of the great flood that devastated so many communities in Louisiana. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Broome was in the midst of campaigning for her first term as mayor, and – like so many others – she was forced to leave her home. But says she was fortunate enough she could turn to relatives…:

CUT 03(08)      “…took me in.”

Since 2016 Broome says the city continues to work on drainage issues and believes Infrastructure Funds will expedite more improvements to avoid severe flooding in the future.

Louisiana’s on-again-off-again abortion ban law is on again, and this time it may stick. The state Supreme Court Friday rejected an appeal by abortion rights activists seeking to keep clinics open; arguing the law was too vague to enforce. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says the High Court’s denial does not surprise him. He feels the plaintiff’s argument didn’t hold up…:

CUT 13(12)      “…happen in Louisiana.”