2:30 LRN Newscast August 22

The northern half of the state is under a flash flood watch through tomorrow night. National Weather Service meteorologist Davyon Hill says a stalled frontal boundary has set up over the I-20 corridor…:

CUT 03(10)      “…24 to 48 hours.”

Baton Rouge state Representative Larry Selders is charged with DWI, reckless operation and driving under suspension, after he was busted over the weekend speeding and doing burnouts near the LSU campus. State Trooper Christian Reed…:

CUT 10(10)      “…was arrested.”

State Police declined to say why Selders had a suspended license. Selders issued a written statement of apology.


New Orleans Policed report two people have been killed and 12 others wounded in 11 separate shootings reported since Friday. The conditions of those wounded victims is not known at this time.

New research has determined the mounds on LSU’s campus near Tiger Stadium are the oldest known man-made structures in North America. LSU Geology and Geophysics Professor emertius Brooks Ellwood says radiocarbon dating of the layers of material indicates the mounds were built 11-thousand years ago. He says one of the mounds is unstable and degrading…:

CUT 14(08)      “…kind of amazing.”

The mounds on LSU’s campus are among the more than 880 man-made, hill-like mounds in Louisiana. Ellwood says they suspect the LSU mounds were a cremation site.