1:30 LRN Newscast August 16

Police in New Orleans report a carjacking suspect was struck and killed by traffic while trying to escape on foot across Interstate 10. NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson says it started with officers giving chase to a car reported stolen two weeks ago. He says the vehicle suddenly stopped on the I-10 Service Road in Eastern New Orleans…:

CUT 12  (11)        “…to cross the interstate.”

Ferguson says the yet un-identified was hit while crossing the eastbound lanes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This morning Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin unveiled this year’s “I voted” sticker. Designed by Jefferson Parish artist Becky Fos, it’s a painting of the state capitol building done in oil….and free of charge, by the way. Ardoin says no one ever complained about the cost, but they do when the stickers run out…:

CUT 07(09)       “…electronic sticker.”


The Governor’s Litter Abatement and Beautification Task Force has released recommendations on cleaning up the state. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Palermo.”

Assumption Parish deputies arrest an elderly Paincourtville man, after he allegedly pointed a gun at a neighbor and her dog during a kerfuffle. After talking with both parties, officers arrested 83-year-old Harold Theriot for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.