5:30 LRN Newscast Aug 31

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find Robert Fulton Browning, who disappeared almost 33 years ago. Browning would be 85 now and was last seen walking away from his Monroe home on November 27th, 1989, after an argument. Deputy Glenn Springfield says the investigation at the time found no leads. He says Browning’s family hasn’t given up either.

Cut 5  (06) “…actually happen.”

If you have any information, contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies in St. Landry Parish say a man was attacked and injured by a pack of five pit bulls 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 ongoing.

Delta Interfaith a group from East Carroll Parish is calling on Governor Edwards to keep internet provider Sparklight from derailing broadband expansion. Nathanael Wills with Delta Interfaith says current laws favor incumbent providers and because Sparklight serves a small portion of the area, they can stop competing providers from coming in.

Cut 7 (10) “…pretty messed up.” 

Wills says out of the 67 grants awarded from the state, 26 are being protested by existing providers.

August is ending without a named storm for the first time since 1997. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ve gone since early July without a named storm and says it’s definitely been an odd hurricane season….

Cut 9 (09)  “…above  normal year.”