3:30 LRN Newscast August 31

Hurricane forecasters are celebrating two milestones today. August is ending without a named storm since 1997. But that’s not all…:

CUT 02(29)      “…Golsby.”

Deputies in St. Landry Parish say a man was attacked and injured by a pack of five pit bull dogs in the town of Sunset this morning. The dogs got out of the owners’ yard and swarmed on the un-named 59-year-old, who sustained severe bites to his head and arm. The dogs have been confiscated. So far, no charges for the owner, but the investigation is still underway.


A group from East Carroll Parish is in Baton Rouge today hoping to keep the broadband expansion project on track. Nathanael Wills with Delta Interfaith says it’s on hold due to Sparklight, a subsidiary of Cable One, protesting the grant awards that they didn’t even apply for to stop competition in providing service…:

CUT 06(08)      “…intended to do.”

He accuses Sparklight of trying to sidetrack potential competition in 26 communities.

American Cruise Lines says its newest river cruise ship, the American Symphony, will call Natchez, Mississippi its port of origin by 2025. Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft says ACL intends to add more river cruise ships and his city could a home port in the future…:

CUT 14(11)      “…that ship.”