1:30 LRN Newscast Aug 17

State officials broke ground on the Louisiana African American Veterans monument at the state capitol today. Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore was there and he’s also descendent of a Revolutionary War soldier.

Cut 6 (10) “..fought in the war.” 

The Netflix documentary “I Just Killed My Dad,” is the story of then 17-year-old Anthony Templet of Baton Rouge who murdered his father in 2019. East Baton Rouge Assistant DA Dana Cummings says for Templet to be completely exonerated the law argues he should have called 9-1-1 or escaped out the window instead of shooting his father multiple times.

Cut 4  (11) “…people see them.”

Years of abuse by his father changed the outcome of the case and Templet was given five years’ probation

Cleco Power announces plans to turn a closed coal-fired power plant in DeSoto Parish into a solar power facility. Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says they’ve partnered with D-C Shaw Renewable Investments, a leading renewable energy producer in the U-S to make this project a reality…

Cut 9 (07)  “…clean energy company.”

A timeline on when construction will begin, and end has not been set.

Eligible Entergy customers can now apply for a one-time 150-dollar credit on their utility bill. You can apply online through your local United Way. In order to qualify. A single-person household can’t make more than 34-thousand dollars, a family of four, total income cannot exceed 70-thousand dollars.