3:30 LRN Newscast August 29

The tropics are showing signs of heating up as the National Hurricane Center is monitoring four areas for possible development. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 02(33)      “…Thorington.”

Two – count ‘em – TWO kids at Carroll High School AND Carroll Junior High in Monroe were arrested today for bringing guns to school. Both have been booked into the Green Oak Detention Center on weapons charges. Police say both campuses are now safe and secured.


Authorities in Beauregard Parish report four people drowned Friday while swimming in the Sabine River. Beauregard Sheriff Mark Herford says recent rains had swollen the river and the current was just too strong…:

CUT 06(12)      “…their lives.”

The four-year-old victim has been identified as Bentley Lane Fountain. The adults are Troy McCollough of the Junction community, Kelly Bailey of Hornbeck, and Austin Scott of DeRidder.

LSU football coach Brian Kelly has decided on a starting quarterback for Sunday’s season opener against Florida State, but he’s not announcing who it is publicly. He says he’ll keep the starting quarterback announcement a secret to use as an advantage for the Tigers..:

CUT 13(10)      “…as a weapon.”

The Tigers open their season SUNDAY against Florida State.