8:30 LRN Newscast Oct 1

25-year-old Tremarcus Bell of Benton was arrested Thursday for the rape and molestation of a victim under the age of thirteen. The Bossier Sheriff’s Office says they were altered by the victim’s father of the alleged incidents that began approximately three years ago when Bell was caring for the victim who was then 12 years old.

To track and detect cases of Chronic Wasting Disease among deer the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking hunters to submit samples for testing.

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Louisiana State Police joins the national training program known as The ABLE Project. ABLE stands for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement and LSP Lt. Bryan Lee says they’ve joined a select group of more than 200 other law enforcement agencies with the specialized training.

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LSP officers will receive eight hours of ABLE Project training over the coming months on how to deal with excessive force.

The Ark-La-Miss Fair returns to Monroe after a two-year COVID pause. Mike Shields is with the West Monroe Civitan Club. He says there will be rides and carnival games, plus delicious local food.

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The fair will also hold a day for special needs children who will be able to enjoy free rides and food The fair runs through October 9th.