4:30 LRN Newscast August 23

A state judge puts a temporary hold on moving juvenile offenders from the embattled Bridge City Center for Youth, in Jefferson Parish, to Angola state prison. This after plaintiffs sued to stop the transfers. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says he’s not surprised, despite the state promising to keep juveniles and adults at the prison strictly separated…:

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A hearing is scheduled for September 6th & 7th in Baton Rouge.

Another jail story for you: The state Fire Marshal says the St. Landry Parish jail is overcrowded and thus a safety hazard. The jail is designed for 242 inmates, but has gone over that number. St. Landry is converting a nearby commercial building into a lower-security trustee dormitory to free up needed jail space.


Federal officials say nationally the traffic death numbers for the first quarter of this year are the worst in twenty years. State officials say there’s a glimmer of good news here, but only a glimmer. Marsanne Golsby has more…:

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The Sunshine Bridge across the Mississippi River will close completely this weekend for repairs, after crews discovered a structural crack in a vertical member. It will close Saturday at 6 am and should reopen at 6 pm Sunday.