4:30 LRN Newscast August 31

The month of August ends with nary a named tropical storm or hurricane for the first time since 1997. In fact, there’s been no named storm since early July…and that hasn’t happened since 1941. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s nice, but we cannot let our collective guard down yet…:

CUT 11(08)      “…pretty low.”

Keim says huge amounts of dust from the Sahara desert borne aloft have contributed to the slow storm season thus far.

Deputies in Ouachita Parish hope the public can help them solve a 33-year-old missing persons case. In 1989, Robert Browning walked out of his house after an argument and was never seen again. OPSO spokesman Glenn Springfield says, even after 3 decades, they still hope to find Browning…:

CUT 04(05)      “…with him.”

Browning would be about 85 today.


An East Carrol Parish group called Delta Interfaith is trying to keep some internet providers from derailing broadband expansion…:

CUT 01(33)      “…Thorington.”

A St. John Parish private school employee is accused of planting a hidden camera in a girls’ bathroom stall. 35-year-old Blake Krueger was taken into custody after two students spotted the camera and let school officials know. He’s now charged with video voyeurism.