10:30 LRN Newscast Aug 15

A Lafayette Police officer is in critical condition today after he was hit by an impaired driver and dragged under the vehicle. LPD spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green says it happened just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, near the city’s entertainment district. Green says the suspect fled the initial stop for reckless driving, but drove into a police blockade…:

Cut 3 (11) “…approximately 100 feet.” 

Jaylon Chavis of Lake Charles is in custody.

Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened shortly before two o’clock Sunday afternoon in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Ross Brennan says 39-year-old Tricia Vicknair of Schriever was killed in the crash and investigators say she was driving south along LA 20 while in a curve.

Cut 6 (11) “…the scene.” 

The crash remains under investigation.

Since Roe v Wade was overturned, the state abortion ban was on, then off, then on again. As for the possibility of legislation to amend the ban to allow for the exceptions of rape or incest, President of the Louisiana Family Forum and pro-life advocate Gene Mills believes is highly unlikely.

Cut  11 (12)  “…pro-life state.” 

Devante Lewis with the Louisiana Budget Project fears since conservatives in Louisiana have outlawed abortion that the right to contraception could also be lost. He says if the legislature is truly pro-life they have to be willing to raise the minimum wage, ensure affordable housing and protect existing social safety nets like DCFS, SNAP, and Medicaid.

Cut 12 (08) “…same time.”