5:30 LRN Newscast Aug 17

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.

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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 the project is expected to deliver significant community benefits to DeSoto Parish…

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

On his monthly radio call-in show, Governor John Bel Edwards was asked his thoughts on the abortion ban in Louisiana that’s in effect. The pro-life Democratic governor says he’s for legislation to add certain exceptions.

Cut 13 (06) “…next year.”

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

Cut 2 (34) “…I’m Marsanne Golsby.”