5:30 LRN Newscast Dec 6

A four-year-old witnessed his father die in a boating accident in Natchitoches Parish Saturday night. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesperson Adam Einck says 37-year-old Jack Crowell of Natchitoches was driving the boat at night on Cane River when it hit a downed tree. Crowell was wearing an engine cutoff switch when he fell into the water.

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The child was saved by nearby boaters who witnessed the accident.

Senator Bill Cassidy says he’s looking at legislation to help with the rising costs of the National Flood Insurance Program he’s looking at how FEMA administers the program.

Cut 11 (12)  “…risk of flooding.”

Data from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office says voters age 65 and up made up about two-thirds of the votes cast last month. U.L.-Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley says older voters have long dominated the electorate because they are more settled in the community…:

Cut 8 (09)  “…day-to-day lives.“

LSU star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte says he’s staying. The New Iberia native says he’ll play his senior year at LSU instead of opting for the NFL draft. Tiger Rag Assistant Editor William Weathers says the beginning of the season, there were rumors of tension between Boutte and the new head coach, but their relationship grew and his choice to return signifies that.

Cut 13 (09) “…right in.”