4:30 LRN Newscast Dec 6

When Congress reconvenes next year, members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation will assume new leadership roles. District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise will serve as House Majority Leader and District 2’s Troy Carter will serve as a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus…:

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In addition, Congresswoman Julia Letlow will serve on House Appropriations. Congressman Clay Higgins Homeland Security – possibly as Chairman. Congressman Garret Graves will move into a key role on Transportation and Infrastructure and Congressman Mike Johnson has a pivotal role on the Judiciary Committee.

Facing mounting pressure, New Orleans Superintendent of Police Shaun Ferguson says he will retire at the year’s end. Mayor LaToya Cantrell made the announcement today. A recent survey shows 85-percent of NOPD cops are dissatisfied with management and the city council vice-president last week publicly called on Ferguson to step down.


Political analysts are still thinking over the reasons the expected nationwide Red wave didn’t happen in the November mid-term elections. U.L.-Monroe political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says the youngest voters had a key impact there…:

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However, not so much here in Louisiana. Stockley says many state’s had abortion and/or marijuana issues on the ballot which brought out the youth vote. In our state, about two-thirds of votes cast were by voters over 45.

Shreveport Police arrest a man accused of committing an armed robbery…with a tree branch. Answering a call, officers found a shop clerk with cuts all over his hands and arms. With a description, they located the suspect – 33-year-old Willie Mandigo – who is now a guest of the city jail.

The famous Southern University marching band, the Human Jukebox, has signed a deal with Starter to launch its new HBCU line of apparel. The gear will be available next year.