5:30 LRN Newscast Nov 23

Two Shreveport area women are charged with stealing money from customers of USAA Bank; mostly elderly person and military veterans. Shreveport PD spokesperson Angie Wilhite says ZarRajah Watkins was arrested last week. She allegedly used her job at an “S Port” call center to access the accounts…:

CUT 04  (09)        “…right now.”

Another suspect, Destane Glass, was an accomplice. She was arrested Tuesday. The pair stole about a million bucks and used it to live lavishly.

Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was allegedly shot by his own son over blowing his nose. BRPD’s Sgt L’Jean McKneely says it happened around 9:30 Tuesday morning…:

CUT 06(10)      “…killing him.”

The son called an ambulance and tried to render aid, but it was too late.


Police in New Orleans say an 8-year-old child was shot and killed by gunfire from outside the house. Officers say bullets penetrated the exterior wall of the home and one hit the child in the stomach. The child died at a local hospital. The shooting happened just before 11 am Wednesday. They ask anyone with information on the crime to please come forward.

Strong showers and thunderstorms could be a part of your Thanksgiving holiday. State Climatologist Barry Keim says two systems are making their way toward Louisiana, one from Oklahoma and another from the Gulf…:

CUT 09(10)      “…on Friday.”

He says watch for flash flooding and expect up to 4 inches of rain in some areas.