4:30 LRN Newscast August 19

Incumbent Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins CAN continue his run for another term in office. That was the decision of the state Supreme Court released today. By a 4-to-3 vote, justices ruled that errors made on qualifying papers weren’t evidently made deceptively…so his campaign continues. LSU – Shreveport political science professor Jeff Sadow says even the three dissenting justices agreed that state election law is missing some specific language clarifying that incorrect information given at qualifying IS a cause to disqualify…:

CUT 14(05)      “…to do so.”

Two people at a Rapides Parish dog training school are arrested for animal cruelty, after viral videos surfaced showing them hitting the dogs. Rapides Sheriff’s Office Chief of staff Tommy Carnline says the case has drawn a lot of public scrutiny…:

CUT 04(07)      “…of the arrest.”

Business owner Tina Frey and her daughter Victoria Brimer were booked and released on bond.


Make it five now. Five property insurance companies ending business in Louisiana due to fiscal impacts of hurricanes in 2021 and 2020. The latest is Florida-based Weston Property & Casualty. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says Weston customers who have to go the state-run last-resort insurer, Louisiana Citizens, will have an extra 60 days to do so…:

CUT 07(10)      “…private sector.”

In addition to Weston…United Property & Casualty, Southern Fidelity, Lighthouse and Maison have ceased writing policies, affecting tens of thousands of policyholders.

A corrections officer with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is under arrest for malfeasance. 33-year-old Eddie Taylor, of Opelousas, allegedly traded prohibited food items to female parish jail inmates in exchange for sex. In one case, he told an inmate he would put up the money for her bail if she would give him sex. His bond is set at $1500.