3:30 LRN Newscast Nov 29

I’ll start with some good news: two little girls who got lost in the dense woods of St. Tammany Parish last night were found alive and OK. St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith says they searched for 5 hours; using deputies, volunteers, drones and helicopters, but it was their search dogs who found the girls pet Golden Retriever, who never left their side…:

CUT 10(09)      “…would be the kid”

Smith says the girls are in good health and good spirits.

A tornado watch is in effect for a large portion of the state now through this evening. LRN Meteorologist John Wetherbee says the watch area covers northeast Louisiana and central Louisiana, with the worst risks along I-20 and points north…:

CUT 12(10)      “…long track tornado.”

Keep alert for any new watches or warnings.


Senator Bill Cassidy gives his support to the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Law and touted its ability to help finance the extension of passenger-rail service through Mississippi and Louisiana along the I-20 corridor. Cassidy says there’s already a line that goes to Dallas and another to Atlanta…:

CUT 08(07)      “…or Dallas.”

Police in Covington arrest a suspect in Monday’s gruesome double murder. The badly burned remains of two people were found behind a downtown Covington business, and police say 49-year-old Antonio Tyson did it. Tyson was released from prison in August, after serving 31 years of a 40-year sentence for forcible rape and home invasion. Autopsies of the victims are pending. Many worry they are the remains of a missing local priest and a church assistant.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation after authorities said recording devices were discovered on school property. A student’s mom has been arrested on a list of some 20 charges. More as this develops.