3:30 LRN Newscast August 23

Some folks are angry with state plans to move juveniles from the troubled Bridge City Center for Youth, in Jefferson parish to Angola State Prison. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says juvenile detention is supposed to steer kids to be good citizens, but today’s youths are getting pretty violent…:

CUT 05(07)      “…there is.”

The state promises to keep the youngsters separate from adults at Angola.

The state-run insurer of last resort, Louisiana Citizens, has doubled its number of policyholders in just two years. Before the 2020 storm season, Citizens covered about 50-thousand. After hurricanes in 2020 and ’21, it’s now around 100-thousand. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon…:

CUT 14(06)      “…this hurricane season.”

He says Citizens must and WILL cover customers who sustain storm damage; whatever it takes.


The Apple TV series Five Days at Memorial is based on actual events during Hurricane Katrina. Brooke Thorington has more from the book’s author…:

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A former teacher’s aide in Jefferson Parish is under arrest; accused of raping a 12-yeaer-old. 22-year-old Sophia Canales allegedly groomed the child, then used her position of authority to coerce him into sex. She also reportedly threatened his life. Canales was arrested Sunday in Kenner.