11:30 LRN Newscast

State Treasurer John Schroder says he will not run for governor in 2023 if Senator John Kennedy runs…
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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is in the same position, while Attorney General Jeff Landry has already announced and has the endorsement of the Louisiana Republican Party.

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 aw one o’ clock press conference. 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. Police have made an arrest in the case.

The National Weather Service says the tornado that struck Caldwell Parish got up to E-F 3 intensity as it traveled several miles in a rural area. Caldwell Parish Chief Deputy Jack McKeithen says the twister killed some livestock and injured one person whose home collapsed around him…
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The Caddo Parish Sheriff Deputies arrested 53-year-old Emmanuel Barrett of Shreveport for allegedly possessing 29 grams of methamphetamines. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop. Earlier this month, a wastewater study indicated the city of Shreveport has twice the national average of meth giving the area a notorious distinction. Head of the Caddo parish Sheriff’s Drug Task Force Lt. Darin Marshall says the arrest of Barrett will make a difference…
cut 14 (06) “….in itself”
Marshall says in his 20 years in law enforcement he’s seen the meth problem grow increasingly.