4:30 LRN Newscast August 17

It’s long overdue, but officials broke ground today on a Louisiana African American Veterans monument to be built on the State Capitol grounds. In attendance at the ceremony was retired Lt. General Russel Honore, who says Black soldiers have a history of service going back to the American Revolution…:

CUT 06(10)      “…fought in the war.”

The monument should be completed by this time next summer.

Central Louisiana Electric Company plans to turn a shuttered coal-fired power plant in DeSoto Parish into a solar power station. CLECO’s Jennifer Cahill says it’s part of their commitment to renewable energy…:

CUT 09(07)      “…clean energy company.”

As yet, there’s no timeline for construction or completion.


Two people in Florida have died from a bacterial infection after eating oysters that came from Louisiana. The CDC says oysters with the vibrio bacteria don’t smell or taste any different, so testing is the only way to assure they’re safe. LRN has reached out to the Department of health for comment.


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.”