2:30 LRN Newscast August 17

Cleco Power announces plans to turn a closed coal-fired power plant in DeSoto Parish into a solar power facility. Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says today’s announcement of the Dolet Hills Solar Project continues their effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint…:

CUT 10(08)      “…45-thousand homes.”

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

State officials broke ground today on a monument to Louisiana African American Veterans in the Veterans Memorial Park at the State Capitol. The monument will be the first of its kind in the Capitol complex.  Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore says African American soldiers took advantage of whatever opportunities they could find to serve their country…:

CUT 07(07)      “…with duty and honor.”


The Netflix documentary “I Just Killed My Dad,” the story of a Baton Rouge teen who murdered his father in 2019, remains in the top 10 most watched shows…:

CUT 01(34)      “…Thorington.”

Florida-based United Property and Casualty Insurance – or UPC – is the latest company to find itself in fiscal trouble, and will stop writing new policies in Louisiana on January 1st. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon advises UPC’s 37-thousand customers to seek out new coverage sooner rather than later.