1:30 LRN Newscast Sept 26

A federal judge will not halt Louisiana’s plan to move juvenile offenders from a detention center in Jefferson Parish to the state penitentiary at Angola. Jeff Palermo has the story…

Cut 1 (32)  “…I’m Jeff Palermo”

A Ponchatoula Police officer was arrested after being accused of groping a child at a wedding in Livingston Parish over the weekend. Frank Tallia (tal-yah) is charged with sexual battery that involved rubbing and touching. The incident reportedly happened at a venue in Springfield. He’s being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

Houma police say after 30-year-old Asha Randolph allegedly threw her infant son off a bridge Friday; she faces attempted murder charges. Lt. Travis Theriot says when officers arrived at the Liberty Street Bridge around 5 PM they learned that Randolph tossed her child into Bayou Terrebonne and according to witnesses shortly after went in to retrieve him. Theriot says the outcome could have been much different if those eyewitnesses had not called 9-1-1.

Cut 11 (05)  “…his injuries.”

The Public Service Commission approves Entergy Louisiana’s plan to purchase power from four Louisiana solar “farms” that are in the planning and construction stages. Entergy President Phillip May says expanding green energy sources helps fulfill a growing demand for cleaner electricity.

Cut 12 (13) “…electricity for growth.”