6:30 LRN Newscast Nov 28

Early voting is underway for the December 10th election, and the 3rd District Public Service Commission race is one runoff on ballots in southeast Louisiana…:

CUT 03  (30)        “…Palermo.”

Five people were shot and wounded early Sunday morning on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Police say an argument led to the gunfire at around 2 am, and they are now seeking an unknown male suspect.


An Alexandria man is convicted of planting bombs at three businesses in Monroe and Alexandria in 2019 and 2020. A federal jury found 40-year-old Daniel Aikens guilty of 3 counts of Making a Destructive Device, 3 counts of possession of bombs and more. Brandon Brown is the U.S. Attorney for the state’s Western District and he’ll push for a long sentence…:

CUT 04(08)      “”…as long as possible.”

Aikens set off a bomb at a Monroe beauty school in September 2019. Three months later he planted a bomb at an Alexandria gas station. A third device went off in January 2020 at an Alexandria payday loan office. Brown says Aiken called some of the businesses afterward to extort cash to prevent another bombing.

Disappointing end to what was a great regular season for the LSU Tigers as they lost on Saturday to Texas A&M 38-23 in Bryan-College Station. LSU finishes its regular season at 9 and 3, and win the SEC West. They face Georgia next Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC title.