LRN PM Newscall august 17

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. Brooke Thorington has more.

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This morning state official broke ground on a monument to Louisiana African American Veterans. Marsanne Golsby has the story….

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The Netflix documentary “I Just Killed My Dad,” the story of then 17-year-old Anthony Templet of Baton Rouge who murdered his father in 2019, remains in the top 10 most watched shows.  East Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney Dana Cummings prosecuted the case and appeared in the three-part series.

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As investigators and defense attorneys uncovered years of abuse it changed the case considerably. Cummings says for Templet to be completely exonerated the law would argue that he should have called 9-1-1 or escaped out the window instead of shooting his father multiple times.

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Cummings talked to filmmakers after the case was over even though it might appear she was interviewed while the case was ongoing, as for her opinion of the documentary…

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Templet plead no contest to negligent homicide and was given five years probation and has four years left on his term.


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 served for 33 years as a commanding general in the US Army. He is a descendent of a Revolutionary War soldier.

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The monument will honor freed, formerly enslaved Louisiana soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War, and every war since then. Honore says African American soldiers took advantage of whatever opportunities they could find to serve their country.

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Honore says although many generations of African American soldiers were not able to enjoy the fruits of their labor, their sacrifices helped paved the way for others.

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The monument is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. If you want to see it when it’s complete, It will be located in the park that contains the cannon and the old arsenal museum to the east of the capital.


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…

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Dolet (Dough-lay) Hills Power Station in Mansfield was closed at the end of last year. It was one of the last coal-fired power plants in Louisiana. Cahill says today’s announcement of the Dolet Hills Solar Project continues their effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint…

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A timeline on when construction will begin and end has not been set. Cahill says the project is expected to deliver significant community benefits to DeSoto Parish…

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