3:30 LRN Newscast Sept 01

Police in Lafayette say drug-related violence led to the shooting death of a juvenile last night. Lafayette PD’s Sgt. Robin Green says the victim was only 15…:

CUT 12(08)      “…drug transaction.”

Green says the suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle prior to the officers’ arrival. She says they hope to make an arrest soon, as citizens are helping police in the investigation.

Officials broke ground on a $97-million expansion of the WestRock paper mill in the Jackson parish town of Hodge today. Jonesboro state Representative Jack McFarland says the dollars will increase the footprint and modernize the containers plant…:

CUT 04(05)      “…decade or two.”

The mill has been in operation since 1928.


Baton Rouge Police arrested two of their own today, after an investigation turned up evidence they were sharing sensitive information with a drug dealer. Officers Richard Barrow and Wade Hill were taken into custody this morning. Barrow had recently quit his job because of the allegations.

The first week of the college football season kicks off tonight and two new sports betting parlors open today in Louisiana. Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says there’s the Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans and last night he toured the DraftKings sportsbook at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles…:

CUT 09(10)      “…it’s huge.”

Johns says the L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge is expected to open its Barstool sportsbook soon and the Caesars Sportsbook opened at Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City last night. In all, 17 sportbook license have been granted in Louisiana. Three of those have yet to open or announce an opening date.