9:30 LRN Newscast

State Superintendent of Education Doctor Cade Brumley Louisiana first through third graders showed improved on a literacy test. Brumley says second graders saw the biggest improvement, nearly two percent….
cut 5 (13) “…around reading”
But overall, about of half of K-through-third graders are reading at grade level.

Covington Police Sergeant Edwin Masters says an autopsy has confirmed the identity of one of the victims in the double homicide investigation where the victims were burned beyond recognition.
cut 11 (05) “…the second victim”
And the identity of that second victim will be released this afternoon at one o’ clock. Retired priest Otis Young has been positively I-D and the community fears pastoral associate at Saint Peter Catholic Church in Covington Ruth Prats is the second victim.

The state department of transportation has an interactive map that allows the public to provide input on proposed highway projects. Jeff Palermo has the story…
Cut 2 (31) “…I’m Jeff Palermo”

Caddo Parish Sheriff Deputies have arrested 53-year-old Emmanuel Barrett of Shreveport after a K-9 allegedly discovered 29 grams of methamphetamine in his pockets. Lt Darin Marshall says meth problem continues to get worse and they are doing all they can to contain it…
cut 15 (06) “…near future”