4:30 LRN Newscast August 29

People in Beauregard Parish are still stunned after four people – three adults and a child – drowned while swimming in the Sabine River Friday. Beauregard Sheriff Mark Herford says recent rains had made the current too swift to be safe. He says a 4-year-old boy was in distress, and three men went in to try to save him, but also drowned…:

CUT 07(07)      “…that way.”

All four victims’ bodies have been recovered.

August 29th brings some bad memories for Louisiana. It’s the day that Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005…Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and Hurricane Ida in 2021. Among those hit hardest by Ida was St. John parish, where Parish President Jacklyn Hotard says recovery has been slow, due to supply chain problems and insurance red tape…:

CUT 03(13)      “…extremely difficult.”


With so many hurricane anniversaries this time of year, we are reminded to watch the tropics. Right now, four systems bear watching, but State Climatologist Barry Keim says the one in the central Atlantic COULD be an issue for the Gulf Coast…:

CUT 09(10)      “…about it.”

A student at Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles is under arrest, for allegedly making threats on social media to shoot classmates. He had also sent some texts to that effect. The 17-year-old said he’d bring a gun and carry out the deed, but didn’t specify what day. After interviewing the boy, he was placed under arrest for terrorizing. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.